Workout Supplement Sorta Like Meth

    Handsome man with dumbbells in a gym; Shutterstock ID 124957751; Purchaser/Photo editor: Ivar Dameron; Story/Job: Craze drug cheat; Date of Issue: 10/15/13


    Meth-heads and juicers unite! Scientist found that craze, a sports supplement that was recently listed by Bodybuilding.com as the “New Supplement of the Year," contains a synthetic chemical called N,alpha-DEPEA, which is derived from methamphetamine. Harvard scientists began investigating the product after two athletes were banned from international competitions following failed anti-doping drug tests. The manufacturer of Craze, Driven Sports, does not list the ingredient, which is surprising since according to the Boston Globe, the owner has already served a prison sentence for “selling and transporting a highly toxic industrial chemical packaged as a weight loss supplement that resulted in a young woman’s death.” The FDA has said it cannot review the findings by the scientists due to the shutdown.

    Read it at the Boston Globe