FDA Warns Consumers About the Dangers of Pure Caffeine Products

July 18, 2014 10:03 PM

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FDA Warns Consumers About the Dangers of Pure Caffeine Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public to avoid pure caffeine being marketed directly to consumers after an 18-year-old high school senior in Ohio died after ingesting toxic amounts of caffeine powder.

Products such as the bulk bags available over the Internet are essentially 100-percent caffeine, and a single teaspoon is roughly equivalent to the caffeine in 25 cups of coffee. These products have the potential to cause serious adverse events, including death. People with pre-existing heart condit...

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