FDA warns against using caffeine powder

December 17, 2014 1:34 PM

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FDA warns against using caffeine powder

The Food and Drug Administration urged consumers to avoid using pure caffeine powder, a potent substance linked to the deaths of two young men.

Even small amounts can lead to a rapid heartbeat, seizures and death, the FDA said Tuesday. A teaspoon of caffeine powder, which can be purchased online, is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee.

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