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Consumer groups push FDA to ban pure caffeine powder as dietary supplement

Consumer interest group, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), is petitioning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the retail distribution of pure and concentrated caffeine as a dietary supplement claiming the product is lethal even in small doses. Powdered caffeine is readily available online and retail stores, and some people use the product to get a burst of energy. But the product is misleading. A single teaspoon of pure caffeine is roughly the equivalent to the amount in 25 cups of coffee. Even less than that can lead to caffeine overdose, which can cause symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, ... Read More

Writer likens effects of new Go Cubes chewable coffee to cocaine

For people too “on the go” to sip their morning coffee, Nootrobox has launched Go Cubes, a line of chewable coffee that packs 50g of caffeine – almost as much a cup of coffee – in each cube. Go Cubes come in a set of individual packets, each containing four cubes containing three flavors – Latte, Pure Drip and Mocha – identified by different shades of caramel brown. Natt Garun, US Editor at The Next Web, gave the coffee cubes a taste test and said he had a hard time discerning between the flavors or the colors. “If you’ve ever ... Read More

Teen’s death prompts FDA warning for consumers to avoid pure caffeine powder

Logan Stiner was just days away from his high school graduation when he died after consuming a lethal dose of powdered caffeine. The teen’s death prompted a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation resulting in the agency issuing a warning to consumers to avoid pure caffeine products, especially those sold in bulk bags over the internet. “A single dose is essentially 100 percent caffeine. A single teaspoon of pure caffeine is roughly equivalent to the amount in 25 cups of coffee,” the FDA warning stated. “Pure caffeine is a powerful stimulant and very small amounts may cause accidental overdose. Parents ... Read More