There are many reasons why the purchase of some drugs is monitored. Sometimes, it is simply due to private sector competition. If a company can buy a certain amount of a drug at a low price and re-sell it for a profit, the selling firm would like to know about it. Other times, during periods of legal uncertainty, certain drugs are hoarded for fear they will not be available down the road. Or, opportunists will purchase large amounts of the drug with hopes of re-selling it once it is no longer available on the “white” market. Finally, when a drug with legitimate uses is discovered to have additional uses which are perceived to be dangerous to society, the sale and purchase of the drug is often tracked as well.
For many people, caffeine is a part of their daily lives. Ninety percent of the U.S. population uses caffeine at some point in their day. It might be coffee, soda, or in supplement form, but 9 out of 10 Americans enjoy its benefits each day. Caffeine is a nervous system stimulant which adds alertness and energy to the day of its users.
Q: I'm a professional male model and someone showed me a diet about 5 years ago that is a bodybuilding type of diet. It really helped me keep my weight down and steady and it's been a great part of my career. But unfortunately, it's not as effective anymore and I'm more prone to cheats now. I don't know why that is, and it isn't important except for knowing why in order to fix it. Should I take ephedrine now that the diet isn't working as well?