KEY POINTS
  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Prime energy drink has unhealthy amounts of caffeine for kids and teens.
  • Schumer, D-N.Y., asked the FDA to investigate the marketing tactics for the drink as well as its high caffeine content.
  • Prime says its energy drink is not made for consumers younger than 18.
Logan Paul and KSI pose with Prime hydration bottles prior to a regular season game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers on March 31, 2023, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to look into a sports energy drink founded by social media influencers that has become popular with kids and teens.

Prime, founded by YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI, quickly gained a fervent following after its 2022 launch and became an official partner of Futbol Club Barcelona this month. The brand offers a bottled hydration drink and a canned energy beverage, which is said is not intended for children.