Target: Food and Drug Administration
Goal: Prevent performance supplement company from using an additive similar to methamphetamine.
A popular supplement used by body builders has been discovered by the journal Drug Testing and Analysis to contain a stimulant with similar qualities to the dangerous drug methamphetamine. The product is Craze, and the substance, N,alpha-DEPEA is one that has never before been studied in human beings.
This new drug discovery is particularly alarming, because the substance involved is so unknown that the effects it could have on human beings are extremely unpredictable. It is unknown whether this drug could be addictive or have negative effects on the brain or heart, but considering its close relationship to methamphetamine, it most likely is accompanied by negative side effects.
It is also suspected that the makers of Craze are lying on the product’s ingredient listing. They claim to use a plant called dendrobium, but experts suspect that they may actually be using this meth-like drug in place of it. This also suggests that other performance supplements who claim to use dendrobium may also be using this mystery drug. Many consumers who use this product are not even aware that this substance is in it, and are disturbed at this discovery. Many stores have already removed Craze from their shelves.
The Food and Drug Administration was notified several months ago of this issue but action has not yet been taken. Please sign the petition below to urge the FDA to ensure that dangerous drugs are kept out of performance supplements.
Dear Food and Drug Administration,
As you are aware, recent studies have shown that a drug similar to methamphetamine has been discovered in the performance supplement Craze. The drug has not been previously studied in humans, making it particularly distressing that it is in a performance supplement, as it is unknown what kind of negative effects it could be causing. It is also suspected that this drug may be in other brands of performance supplements.
It is your duty to keep potentially dangerous drugs from human consumption, and it is urgent that this issue be taken care of. Performance supplements need to be studied in much greater depth, and this drug as well as any other dangerous drugs must be removed immediately from performance supplement products.
Please place priority on this issue and ensure the safety of consumers using performance supplements.
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