‘Craze’ - Dietary Supplement With Meth-Like Compound - Pulled From Military Exchange Shelves
Monday, October 21, 2013
Dr. Pieter Cohen, one of the study's authors, told NSF International:
“Alarmingly, we have found a drug in a mainstream sports supplement that has never been studied in humans. The health risk of using supplements adulterated with a drug should not be underestimated.”
Military exchange officials told the Army Times that Craze was removed from Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force exchange GNC stores last week.
"Imagine having something available that helps you train BEYOND YOUR LIMITS. Imagine seemingly endless energy. That something would give you unmatched results, where others have failed. That something is Craze®, the ultimate in pre-workout power!"
However, Driven Sports, Inc. released a statement after the new study came to light:
"While we continue to have no reason to believe that the Craze formula is anything but safe and effective when used responsibly, the confidence of our retailers to sell the product and our consumers to buy the product is our primary concern so we will continue the suspension of the production and sale of Craze for the foreseeable future until these issues are resolved."
This is the second dietary supplement to be banned from some military exchange shelves this month. As Home Post reported last Monday, the supplement OxyELITE was banned from being sold at all Marine Corps base exchanges. The ban was triggered by a warning from the Centers for Disease Control that OxyELITE could cause acute hepatitis and liver failure.