Like caffeine? Need at least two cups of coffee and two coats of mascara before you can even consider looking at your news feed?
Well, if you like picking up your caffeine in bulk, just as you do with almost everything else in your life (yes, we know you two backups of Kat Von D’s Livin’ La Vida Loca palette), the FDA has just made that harder for you.
“The amounts used can too easily become deceptively high, because of the super-concentrated forms and bulk packaging in which the caffeine is being sold,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
Since too much caffeine, like water, can be fatal, depending upon the dosage, the US Food and Drug Administration has just issued a ban on the sale of concentrated caffeine both in powder and liquid forms, claiming those items to be a, “Significant public health threat.”
Bulk Caffeine = Significant Public Health Threat
After two, count them two, deaths the FDA is, “Prepared to take steps right away to begin removing illegal products from the market,” at least according to a statement issued by the Agency earlier in April.