As FDA issues a warning to powdered caffeine companies, hopefully the general public will become aware of the great risks associated with the product.
People love caffeine and they consume considerable amounts of it every single day in the form of a wide range or beverages, ranging from fizzy drinks, to energy drinks and all the way to the multitude of coffee based beverages.
However, it seems that some people feel the need to get a strong caffeine fix with immediate effect and that they use powdered caffeine to do that.
Powdered caffeine is a white substance that can be mixed into drinks and that contains very high concentrations of caffeine.
In fact, this is precisely why it is so dangerous. As little as one single teaspoon of powdered caffeine has the amount of active substance found in as many as 28 cups of coffee.
Official data points out that eating a teaspoon of powdered caffeine could cause symptoms like vomiting and nausea, tachycardia and anxiety. It is essentially an exacerbated version of what happens when people have one cup of coffee too many.
If three or four cups of coffee could make most people experience a light version of these symptoms, few people have ever had 28 cups of coffee, precisely because it is obvious that so much coffee is dangerous. This is why the FDA was alarmed about the dangers that this product poses.
A teaspoon is so potent, then an entire tablespoon could actually be deadly, because it essentially causes an overdose.
The symptoms of caffeine overdose include erratic heartbeat, a general state of powerful anxiety, intense chest pain, seizures and even death.
Powdered caffeine usually comes in 100 gram packs, which is a massively potent quantity of the substance. It seems that it is the equivalent of a whopping 400 large cups of coffee and as many as 3,000 cans of Coca Cola.
The FDA focused on the fact that the difference between a regular dose and an extremely toxic dose of powdered caffeine is so small that people need to be made aware of the entire extent of the situation.
The five companies that the FDA issued warnings to were Purebulk, Hard Eight Nutrition, Bridge City Bulk, Smartpowders and Nattional Food Supplements.
The most important aspect is that people know exactly how much powdered caffeine to use in order to stay safe and just how much is too much when it comes to the potent substance.
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