Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FDA Warns Against Consumption of Pure Powdered Caffeine

If we can have powdered alcohol, why not powdered caffeine? Well, according to the five warning letters the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued, distributing dietary supplements containing caffeine is a clear no-no.
According to the FDA reports, side effects such as nausea, heart palpitations, anxiety and vomiting could be induced after consuming just one teaspoon of pure powdered caffeine. When the serving goes up to a tablespoon of powdered caffeine, the effects range from elevated blood glucose, respiratory alkalosis, tachycardia, hypokalemia, chest pains, irregular heartbeats and agitation to death.
Within 15 days of receiving the warning letter, all companies must provide steps that will correct their violation of the FDA recommendations. Their changes will also apply to products that are already on the shelves. With excessive consumption already being reported, the company is compelled to offer more accurate measurement of Caffeine Synthetic Powder.

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