Caffein Powder Is Deadly

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    May 19, 2015 2:39 AM GMT
    NYT: Ten grams of powdered caffeine, about a tablespoon, is a lethal dose for an adult. But its sale is virtually unregulated.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/18/caffeine-powder-poses-deadly-risks-2/?ref=health
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    May 19, 2015 9:05 AM GMT
    Thank you for sharing this. I'm a caffeine tab junkie (in the early morning).
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    May 19, 2015 3:36 PM GMT
    Wow. I tried taking a caffein pill before gym instead of a pre-workout mix. I had to request it from the pharmacist though it wasn't prescription. I wondered what that was about. It woke me up (I workout about 6pm) and gave me energy but in the end felt a bit harsh so I stopped. I'm surprised this information isn't more widely known.
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    Aug 27, 2015 10:25 PM GMT
    Always found it peculiar how people can mobilize the FDA and local governments to regulate or ban substances like caffeine, yet they won't budge on tobacco.

    Or acetaminophen. Acetaminophen toxicity kills about a hundred people a year in the U.S.
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    Aug 28, 2015 12:31 PM GMT
    FN_R5000I saidAlways found it peculiar how people can mobilize the FDA and local governments to regulate or ban substances like caffeine, yet they won't budge on tobacco.

    Or acetaminophen. Acetaminophen toxicity kills about a hundred people a year in the U.S.
    Or on alcohol which is also a killer.
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    Aug 30, 2015 1:11 PM GMT
    Oops! Then Coffee shoud be taken off the market, as well as Energy drinks. Medically proven Caffeine is good for High-Blood pressure sufferers or persons with Heart conditions.
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    Sep 02, 2015 3:25 AM GMT
    Yikes. Instead of drinking coffee (never did) I recently started adding a teaspoon of coffee (not caffeine) powder into my post workout smoothies (though it'd probably be smarter to add it to, or use in lieu of, my pre workout drink:

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    It ostensibly has higher nutritive value than coffee because it's processed at low temperatures. Not sure of the caffeine content, the product description says "about the same amount of caffeine as green tea."


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    Sep 02, 2015 6:05 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidWow. I tried taking a caffein pill before gym instead of a pre-workout mix. I had to request it from the pharmacist though it wasn't prescription. I wondered what that was about. It woke me up (I workout about 6pm) and gave me energy but in the end felt a bit harsh so I stopped. I'm surprised this information isn't more widely known.


    I tried to steer of tea because it can stain teeth, so I mix a caffeine tab in a water bottle to dilute it. I sip bit by bit to be just alert for my workout. A tab can last for several days, diluted in water & refrigerated.
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    Sep 03, 2015 5:26 AM GMT
    Domino_dancer saidOops! Then Coffee shoud be taken off the market, as well as Energy drinks. Medically proven Caffeine is good for High-Blood pressure sufferers or persons with Heart conditions.


    The problem isn't the caffeine. Its how easy it is to overdose on powdered caffeine. There should be a requirement to increase the size of the particles or add some kind of filler. A table spoon is not a lot and the human brain will not perceive a teaspoon more (1/3 of a table spoon) as being an incredibly large amount of caffeine. This is scary as fuck to me. Powdered caffeine sounds about as strong as powdered stevia extra. That's measured in 1/16 of a teaspoon.
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    Sep 04, 2015 9:05 AM GMT
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    Sep 06, 2015 7:06 PM GMT
    I do not know why this Forum is still here...Crystal Meth is deadly, Cocaine is deadly, Ecxtacy is poison, CAT is not the bomb, it is a time-Bomb. Oh, and then there's Caffeine. Any one for a cup of Mocha Javva or Cafe Latte, or a good Traditional Greek Esspresso?
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    Sep 06, 2015 11:33 PM GMT
    Caffeine does NOT give you energy. It just gives us the elusion of energy because it blocks a chemical that tells us when we need sleep.