Harvard researchers compare workout supplement to meth


It’s one of the hottest workout supplements in the country, but along with bulking up, scientists say Craze might leave users strung out.

“A lot of people use this. It’s out there everywhere. It’s called Craze. It’s a powdered drink mix. Harvard researchers say the mix has a similar chemical makeup to meth.” (Via WZVN)

Harvard researchers published a study Monday saying an active ingredient in Craze has never been tested in humans, but its molecules bear a resemblance to meth. (Via LiveScience)

That chemical isn’t listed on Craze’s label, and those researchers don’t consider it a coincidence.

“So I think they’re playing with stimulants to try to find something that will get people juiced up, revved up to work out. Make them feel better.” (Via ABC)

The Boston Globe reports Craze won Bodybuilding.com’s 2012 New Supplement of the Year award, but go to the site now and it’s listed as unavailable. (Via Bodybuilding.com)

Supplements aren’t subject to government approval in the U.S. Craze’s creator hasn’t just come under scrutiny in the past. He’s done time.

Matt Cahill served time in prison for selling a weight loss drug that contained a toxic chemical banned in the 30’s called DNP. (Via FDA)

USA Today also reports Cahill currently faces federal charges for the contents of another workout supplement. (Via USA Today)

An attorney representing Cahill’s company told the Boston Globe the company doesn’t agree with the Harvard scientists’ findings, and their experts haven’t had a chance to review the tests.

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