There was a supplement that was sold over the counter that had an amphetamine type substance in it called Craze.
Craze Received Positive Reviews
Arnold Elis said: “I took 1.5 scoops and the effects were amazing i felt like beating the living sh** out of everyone. down side is that i got a horible headache and felt like puking. 10/10 for performance but the crash just puts it down.”
Casey Got Gogi said: “This is one of the most powerful pre-workout products I have ever taken. I work 12 hr shifts 6 days a week. This gives me the gas in the tank when I get off work to blast through anything.”
Ant said: “I went ahead and used 3 scoops for my first dose. I have to say that I was blown away by the effects of this stuff. It took around 30 minutes for it to ‘kick in.’ The energy and focus was unbelievable. I will have to give Craze a 10/10. The only problem that I had was that I couldn’t sleep that night. That was completely my fault for taking 3 scoops and taking it around 5:00. I ended up staying awake until 3:00 am.”
Craze Really Works
But so does Meth. It gives one energy but only temporarily. The side effects can be permanent.
- Increased heart rate
- Disorganized lifestyle
- Lowered resistance to illness
- Liver damage
- Extreme rise in body temperature, which can cause brain damage
Would Craze have caused this? Maybe, maybe not. There are people who take prescription meds for ADHD and as long as those are not abused, side effects aren’t nearly as bad, it may be the same with supplements.
Craze Was the New Ephedrine
Craze isn’t anything new. 10 years ago all the popular fat burners had a meth-like substance in them known as ephedrine. A few people died (probably less than those taking prescription meds) and then the FDA pulled those supplements off the shelf.
USA Over Worked
It can be tempting to fuel up on things that speed us up but I think there is one reason we feel the need to do this. We are overworked.
8 hour days are good enough. Sundays off would be great. 30 days paid vacation should be a must.
Our culture needs to learn how to slow down. If we were ever able to do that, then we may have less people resorting to meth-like substances to feel better.