FDA Issues New Warning About Pure Caffeine Powder Usage
The FDA cites two deaths this year linked to pure caffeine powder as warnings of the potentially fatal substance.By Matt Moreno | December 24, 2014
While caffeine in your coffee, tea or soda might help give you that little extra boost in the morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing a new warning that too much can be deadly.
The FDA is specifically citing the use of pure caffeine powder as linked to the deaths of two young men this year — 24-year-old James Wade Sweatt and 18-year-old high school student Logan James Stiner.
The FDA says part of the problem is that pure caffeine powder is easily available online — packaged and marketed similar to workout supplements.