Some journalists have paid 29.50 dollars for half a kilo of this powder.
The pure caffeine powder is one of the supplements that are not regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration. This is extremely important and serious issue, because not controlling this substance can lead to serious health problems if it is handled incorrectly.
A cup of coffee usually contains between 50 and 200 mg of caffeine. But only one teaspoon of this pure caffeine powder contains 5000 mg of caffeine. Just to compare, this is the amount that can be found in 25 to 50 cups of coffee. And most certainly this is the amount that is sufficient to cause you a heart attack.
The most horrible thing is that the pure caffeine is easy to buy on the Internet, which means that is easy available to everybody. For conducting a research the team, Business Insider, bought half a kilo of pure caffeine powder for $ 29.50.this caffeine powder was packed in a bag, and the quantity that they received, according to some scientists, is equal to, to the amount of caffeine that can be found in 2,500 to 5,000 cups of coffee and in 15625 cans of Coca-Cola. The recommended doses of this caffeine powder range between 1/64 and 1/16 of one tablespoon.
Too much consumption of this caffeine powder can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, stupor or slow reactivity, disorientation, accelerated and irregular heartbeat, seizures, and in some cases even death.
This raises many questions. However the most important one is, should this caffeine powder, knowing all its negative and dangerous properties, be that easily available and why is it sold in such large packages.