Tuesday, Driven Sports the maker of the Craze supplement posted a message on their webpage that they have suspended all production and sales of the Craze supplement. The Craze supplement won the 2012 Supplement of the Year by BodyBuilding.com, according to KSDK. Production of the Craze supplement was suspended several months ago, according to the statement from Driven Sports while they investigated the safety of the product.
USA Today published a story in July about Matt Cahill, who is in an official capacity at Driven Sports is a convicted felon and has a shown a “history of putting risky products on the market.” The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency also conducted independent testing on the product in Sweden and found methamphetamine-like compounds in the product. Since these two stories broke his summer, the company suspended the production of the Craze supplement.
Monday, U.S. and the Netherlands scientists published an article in the Drug Testing and Analysis journal which stated that they also discovered traces of methamphetamine in the Craze supplement powder. They also warned that the product has not been studied in humans and as a result the health risks of taking the product are unknown.
Driven Sports states that they have conducted their own studies and have maintained that the Craze supplement is safe when it is responsibly and that their tests "have consistently indicated that Craze does not contain amphetamines or controlled substances." The statement also read "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."
The product has been sold at Walmart, GNC and Bodybuilding.com and is no longer available.
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Sources: USA Today, KSDK and Driven Sports