Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: All instances of SCP-XXXX are to be kept in a standard anomalous object containment locker at Site-71. Experimentation involving SCP-XXXX on human subjects is currently forbidden without the permission of the SCP-XXXX lead researcher (currently Dr. Owain Fychan).

Description: SCP-XXXX is a set of thirty-six clear plastic bottles bearing the label "run is fun! sporty drink by dado1" written in black ink. Each bottle contains 500 ml of a transparent, orange liquid consisting mostly of carbonated water, glucose syrup, citric acid, and food colouring. Low concentrations of several unusual organic molecules, such as oxamic acid, have also been detected within the drink, though at the concentrations present these would have a no observable effect on anyone ingesting them.

The anomalous properties of SCP-XXXX manifest only in individuals imbibing it before or during exercise, with the rate of onset and severity of SCP-XXXX's anomalous effects increasing with the intensity of the aforementioned exercise. During mild exercise, those affected by SCP-XXXX display many of the signs associated with alcohol intoxication, including mild sedation, poor coordination, and slurred speech. Strenuous exercise, however, can often lead to severe alcohol poisoning within minutes. Physical examination has also revealed an increase in the blood alcohol concentration of those who ingested SCP-XXXX but, because SCP-XXXX itself notably contains no alcohol or molecules from which alcohol can be synthesised. The effects of SCP-XXXX wear off rapidly after the cessation of exercise, with those having ingested it regaining normal function within an average of ten minutes, though this recovery period is significantly longer for those suffering from alcohol poisoning as a result of SCP-XXXX.

Due to the circumstances under which the effects of SCP-XXXX occur and from recovered correspondence with the Person of Interest dado regarding its creation2, it has been theorised that SCP-XXXX works by interfering with aspects of anaerobic respiration. Specifically, it is believed that, through anomalous means, SCP-XXXX causes anaerobic glycolysis to result in the synthesis of ethanol, as occurs in yeast and other anaerobic microorganisms, instead of lactic acid. The exact mechanism through which this is achieved is, however, not currently known.

Addendum XXXX-A: Discovery
SCP-XXXX was discovered by Foundation agents in June 2016 after receiving reports of forty-seven patrons of the ████████ Gym in Cork, Ireland being hospitalised after inexplicably displaying symptoms of acute alcohol poisoning despite none having imbibed any alcohol. When Foundation agents investigated, it was discovered that members of ███ ████, a small non-profit organisation promoting health and physical fitness, had been giving samples of SCP-XXXX to a number of patrons. All bottles of SCP-XXXX were subsequently confiscated, a cover story explaining the event as a gas leak was established, and the members of ███ ████ involved were questioned, administered Class-B amnestics, and released.

The following is an email correspondence discovered on the phone of one of the questioned individuals, apparently between him and the Person of Interest dado.