Study Finds Meth-like Chemical in Supplement

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- A workout supplement, 'Craze,' contains a chemical similar to meth, according to a new study.

Supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they are not considered medications, according to Mel Anderson, a local pharmacist.

If 'Craze' were a medication, it would have to undergo independent tests to analyze its ingredients, said Anderson.

"It is a little bit surprising, but I don't think it's all that uncommon because these products are not regulated by the FDA. They are marketed as food products or vitamins so they are not subjected to the extraneous tests," said Anderson

The report released in the journal, "Drug Testing and Analysis" found the meth-like chemical is not listed in the label.

Anderson said this substance allegedly in the product can put your health at risk.

"They may not know about it, but this product can raise their blood pressure and heart rate enough to where it can cause a heart attack and a similar event in somebody that can cause death," said Anderson.

Driven Sports, the company that makes 'Craze,' said its own testing did not find any meth-like chemical.

Anderson also said you should research a company's safety record before shopping and stay away from new supplements.


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