London Marathoner Died After Using Now Banned Supplement

The supplement Claire Squires used was perfectly legal at the time of her taking it

By on January 31st, 2013 12:23 GMT

Back in last year's April, a 30-year-old marathoner collapsed in the proximity of the Buckingham Palace and passed away without anybody ever getting a chance to do anything about it.

Following a thorough investigation carried out by a coroner, it has now been revealed that Claire Squires' death can be linked to her using a dietary supplement known to the general public as Jack3D.

Specialists explain that this particular dietary supplement contains a chemical compound named dimethylamylamine, or DMAA for short.

For those unaware, DMAA is basically a vasoconstrictor, and several studies have shown that, when administered orally and in excess quantities, it can increase heart rate and blood pressure, and act as a bronchodilator.

Not long after Claire Squires had died, this dietary supplement was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, yet no official connection has ever been made between her passing away in said manner and DMAA.

Thus, the supplement was only pulled off markets in Britain on account of its potentially constituting a threat to public health.

More precisely, although it was believed that this chemical compound could cause people to experience both shortness of breath and heart attacks, nobody was able to say for sure whether or not the supplement could end up killing people.

According to The Inquisitr, Claire Squires' boyfriend, Simon van Herrewege, commented on the idea that said marathoner quite likely died as result of a Jack3D-induced heart failure as follows:

“She innocently took a supplement which at the time was entirely legal and widely available on the high street and somewhat worryingly apparently used by so many others.”

“It is clear that there needs to be far better supervision of the so-called health foods and supplements industry so that no more tragedies like this happen again, causing other families to have to go through what we have been through this past year,” he went on to add.
Dietary supplement now linked to the death of 30-year-old Claire Squires
   Dietary supplement now linked to the death of 30-year-old Claire Squires
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