Methamphetamine-like Compound Found in Some Sports Nutrition Supplements

14 10 2013

Tests by scientists in the USA and South Korea have found that some manufacturers have secretly spiked their products with a chemical similar to methamphetamine. Researchers have found that Craze, a pre-workout powder made by Driven Sports and marketed as containing only natural ingredients contained N,alpha-diethylphenylethylamine. This chemical is more potent than ephedra.

NSF International announced that in separate testing they also have detected the same methamphetamine-like compound in the weight-loss supplement Detonate sold by Gaspari Nutrition. The labels on both products do not list this substance. Instead, “dendrobium extract” or “dendrobium orchid extract” is listed.

 

Remember, Supplements are not well regulated by the FDA and not all ingredients are listed on labels.
 
Make sure you check with a Sports RD prior to taking Sports Nutrition Supplements!
 
© Randy Bird, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS, 2013.

 

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