HEALTH

A caffeine warning from the FDA

Apr 18, 2018, 1:02 PM

CNN – Packaged and liquid caffeine supplements can kill in high doses.  The Federal Drug Administration is now acting to make sure this doesn’t happen.

The FDA is cracking down on highly concentrated caffeine products and working to have them removed from stores and warning consumers to stay away.

They say powder and liquid dietary supplements with concentrated amounts of caffeine are a threat to public health and have already been linked to two deaths in the U.S.

The FDA says some of these products can contain as much as 32-hundred milligrams of caffeine, the equivalent of as much as 28 cups of coffee.

Dr. Henry Spiller with Nationwide Children’s Hospital said, “When they take, what they think is a dose. Its 10, 15, 20 times what they’re expecting.”

In low doses caffeine can help you get a jump start on your day.  But too much caffeine can ruin it… causing an upset stomach, irritability, sleepless nights and heart palpitations.

And less than two tablespoons of some types of powdered pure caffeine can kill.

Even though caffeine may help boost weight loss, the Mayo Clinic says higher doses of caffeine won’t result in better results.

 

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