Illegal Amphetamines Found in Workout Supplements

Meth-like substance in Craze and Detonate

Oct 14, 2013
Outside Magazine
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An analysis published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Drug Testing and Analysis today has detected a highly addictive, illegal stimulant chemical in the pre-workout supplements Craze, from New York-based Driven Sports, and Detonate, a weight loss pill from Gaspari Nutrition.

The chemical has a similar structure to methamphetamine, Pieter Cohen, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and analysis co-author, told USA Today. This isn't the first time illegal substances have been found in Craze. In June 2012, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) found several prohibited stimulants in the product, including amphetamines and similar compounds

USADA listed craze as a "High Risk Dietary Supplement," and many retailers, including and took the product off their online storefronts. Driven Sports and Gaspari Nutrition have yet to comment on the latest findings.

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