Skip to comments.FDA Bans Pure Bulk Caffeine Products, Citing "Significant Public Health Concern"
Posted on 04/15/2018 7:58:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Companies can no longer sell bulk packages of liquid or powdered caffeine directly to consumers, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday. The policy will take immediate effect given the significant public health concern, according to the agencys statement released Friday. Highly concentrated and pure caffeine, often sold in bulk packages, have been linked to at least two deaths in otherwise healthy individuals, the agency stated.
Between 10 and 14 grams of caffeine is considered life-threatening, according to the FDAs guidelines, though people can have an irregular or rapid heart rate and seizures after taking just a gram. The amount of concentrated caffeine thats considered safe at a time200 milligramsis very, very small. It works out to be less than one-tenth of a teaspoon of the powdered form or a little more than two teaspoons of liquid caffeine. Good luck measuring that out properly at home.
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We need to ban The FDA.
Ooh. I thought of a better one. The FDA needs to FOAD.
ONE cup of brewed coffee has 95-165 mg of caffeine. So three cups of coffee have 285 to 495 mg. That sounds like the danger zone.
About twenty-five years ago, when the high-caffeine drink Red-Bull came on the market in Europe...there was this episode to occur in Ireland. Some teenager had consumed a number of Red-Bulls before soccer practice, and about halfway through practice....had a heart attack, and died. All autopsy efforts led back to the caffeine drink.
From my cold, dead, jittery fingers.
Shoot, I have three cups of coffee before my first cup of coffee.
ATTABOY...I just returned from a 4 month stay in Colombia....5-6 cups a day there!
A lot of homemade coffee may be only 70-80 mg of caffeine. A large coffee from a specialty shop might be 300 or so mg.
Someone who’s actually caffeine addicted might need more than 200 mg for it to make a difference.
3 cups of coffee is the danger zone for a lot of people, I get a racing heart beat and feel awful after drinking that much caffeine
Ingesting a large quantity of salt will kill a person. Why isn’t salt banned?
[[at least two deaths in otherwise healthy individuals, the agency stated. ... Between 10 and 14 grams of caffeine is considered life-threatening]]
Breaking: Feds ban water because several otherwise healthy individuals have died from overdoses of water- too much water is considered life-threatening
Thanks for posting an article that most FReepers won’t read past the headline.
“Thanks for posting an article that most FReepers wont read past the headline.”
I’ve never read further than that and I’m not about to start now.
Are you dead?
In order for our “regulators” in federal agencies to keep their jobs, they must constantly come up with new “regulations” for the citizenry.
I think this is easily in the top three problems facing the nation.
The federal government should NOT be a “make-work project.”
Heh, heh. I think the full line is, “Sanka? Are you dead, mon?”
Me, too. I made some big diet changes Jan 1 this year including zero caffeine and zero alcohol (I kept to the first part and really good on Part 2) as well as zero beverages with acid (OJ, coffee). It’s done wonders for me.
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