Popular sports supplements contain meth-like compound – USA TODAY

Popular sports supplements contain meth-like compound – USA TODAY

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By Alison Young, USA TODAY

A sports supplement featured in a USA TODAY investigation is now found to contain a methamphetamine-like chemical that could put people’s health at risk.

A popular and controversial sports supplement widely sold in the USA and other countries is secretly spiked with a chemical similar to methamphetamine that appears to have its origins as an illicit designer recreational drug, according to new tests by scientists in the USA and South Korea.

The test results on samples of Craze, a pre-workout powder made by New York-based Driven Sports and marketed as containing only natural ingredients, raise significant health and regulatory concerns, the researchers said.

The U.S. researchers also said they found the same methamphetamine-like chemical in another supplement, Detonate, which is sold as an all-natural weight loss pill by another company: Gaspari Nutrition…

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Editor’s note:  Are supplement companies getting out of hand? And do findings about such supplements actually promote sales within certain markets? As CrossFitters, what do you think? Would you steer clear of products such as the ones written about in the article?


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