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Is DMAA coming back?

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DMAA has been illegal for use as an ingredient in dietary supplements for more than 3 years. It still is, but just when you think it would be disappearing from the market, it seems to be on a slight rise again. Our online search of available dietary supplements with DMAA turned up 11 products we had never encountered before, in addition to 34 products still on the list since before DMAA became illegal.… Continue Reading...

Chilling out with relaxation drinks?

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If you’re feeling stressed, don’t rely on liquid relaxation products to relieve your tension. While energy drinks are promoted to give you an extra boost, relaxation drinks* are marketed to do just the opposite and help you, well, relax. These products commonly contain the amino acid theanine, as well as several different plant-based ingredients.… Continue Reading...

Why do some protein powders have Nutrition Facts labels while others have Supplement Facts labels?

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has specific definitions for conventional foods and dietary supplements, but protein powders can fall into one or the other. There are no definitive guidelines for protein powders, and a product’s category (and, thus, label) depends on how the manufacturer intends the product to be used.… Continue Reading...

2 14-year old girl weightlifters test positive for steroids!

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Egypt faces the possibility of being banned from weightlifting for up to two years by the sport’s governing body after five teenagers, including two girls aged 14, tested positive for steroids — a charge the head of the country’s weightlifting federation has rejected as “a conspiracy”.

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) confirmed that the five, and two 20-year-olds, tested positive at the African Youth and Junior Championships in Cairo last December.… Continue Reading...

Bills WR Walt Powell Suspended 4 Games for Failed PED Test

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Walt Powell was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 NFL season Thursday for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. 

Chris Brown of the Bills’ official website confirmed the news.

Powell, 25, made 14 receptions for 142 yards in 2016. He has been with the Bills since midway through the 2015 season.… Continue Reading...

Doctor Accused of Prescribing Performance Enhancing Drugs to Nike Oregon Project Runners

 

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Doping allegations are nothing new for the Nike-sponsored Oregon Project. The most recent development: The U.S Anti-Doping Agency has served Dr. Jeffrey Stuart Brown, a Texas-based endocrinologist, an official notice of rules violations for allegedly prescribing thyroid hormone to some Oregon Project runners.

The New York Times reported on the story yesterday.
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Are testosterone booster dietary supplement products safe and effective?

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Testosterone booster dietary supplement products claim to increase the male sex hormone testosterone, which affects muscle strength, endurance, and male sexual performance. There is insufficient evidence to support the claims for the many “natural ingredients” on the market. These ingredients include Tribulus terrestris, Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali or Longjack), Urtica dioica (stinging nettle), fenugreek, Mucuna pruriens (cowhage), D-aspartic acid, Bulbine natalensis, Saw palmetto, Epimedium grandiflorum (horny goat weed), diindolylmethane (DIM), maca, and a wide range of botanical extracts, plant steroids, and flavones.… Continue Reading...

Why wrestlers die so young

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This month, wrestlers Chyna and Balls Mahoney both died before the age of 50. They are hardly the first wrestlers to die young.

Last year, when “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died suddenly at 61 of a heart attack, the WWE addressed the trend, blaming the departed wrestlers’ lifestyles: “Unfortunately, some past performers were part of a generation of wrestlers who made unhealthy and poor personal lifestyle choices, which in some cases continued beyond their years in the ring.”
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Atlanta Braves host National PLAY Campaign with THF

ATLANTA — Early Tuesday morning, Woodstock, Ga., resident Victor Cannon made the near 20-mile drive to SunTrust Park for a unique opportunity.

Along with his 11-year-old son, Victor Cannon III, the duo participated in the National PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign started by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) in 2004.

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Eight-Year Doping Ban Confirmed for Tyson Gay’s Former Coach

Jon Drummond, who won Olympic gold as part of the US’ 4x100m relay team in 2000, faces an eight-year ban.

United States Olympic sprint relay gold medalist Jon Drummond has had his eight-year doping ban for possession, trafficking and administration of illegal substances confirmed.

Drummond’s ban, backdated from December 17 in 2014, was announced in the latest International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) newsletter, which includes a list of the latest positive doping cases.… Continue Reading...