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Supplements: What is third party certification?

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Third-party certification organizations provide independent testing to evaluate supplements and their ingredients. Although this does not ensure the effectiveness of a product, certification programs do verify that a product is of high quality, consists of the ingredients listed on the label, and does not include any undeclared ingredients. Note that such testing is essentially a snapshot in time of a particular product and is no guarantee that future batches will be the same.… Continue Reading...

Bone Broth Protein tested: found steroids, chemical pesticides, pharmaceuticals, more

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TUCSON, Ariz. (October 5, 2017) – The non-profit Consumer Wellness Center has completed testing of eight popular bone broth and bone broth protein products to determine the possible presence of chemical pesticides, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, toxicological chemicals and food additive chemicals.

No companies paid the CWC to be included or excluded from these tests.… Continue Reading...

Anti-steroid advocate Don Hooton talks about impact Dr. Gary Wadler had on protecting kids

Dr. Gary Wadler, seen here testifying during a hearing on Capitol Hill to examine the use of steroids in baseball in 2005, died Tuesday. He was 78.

Dr. Gary Wadler, seen here testifying during a hearing on Capitol Hill to examine the use of steroids in baseball in 2005, died Tuesday. He was 78.

In the immediate aftermath of his son’s suicide in July 2003, when Don Hooton struggled to understand the hows and the whys connected to Taylor Hooton’s death, all the while navigating through unimaginable grief, Don Hooton says a comment a member of the Plano, Texas law enforcement had made to Don Hooton resonated loudly.… Continue Reading...

Dr. Gary I Wadler, doping expert, dead at 78

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Dr. Gary I. Wadler

Gary Wadler, the Long Island physician and early authority on performance-enhancing drugs in sports whose extensive resume of titles, appointments, memberships and honors included the International Olympic Committee’s President’s Prize, died Tuesday morning. He was 78.

Nancy Wadler said her husband had been suffering from Multiple System Atrophy, a rare neurodegenerative disorder, for more than five years and most recently had been in hospice care at their Port Washington apartment.… Continue Reading...

Obituary: THF Chairman Emeritus Dr. Gary Wadler passes away

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It is with great sadness that we share the news that our foundation friend, Dr. Gary I Wadler, has passed away.  Gary had been quite ill for a number of months.

Dr. Wadler was quite instrumental in the founding of the Taylor Hooton Foundation.  According to THF Founder and current Executive Chairman Don Hooton, “Following Taylor’s death, I reached out in search of the world’s medical experts on the subject of anabolic steroids.… Continue Reading...

Steroids: It’s illegal to use anabolic steroids, but I see some steroid-like ingredients, and some are advertised as “legal steroids.” How do I know if they’re safe to take?

The chemical formulas for steroids and steroid-like substances are complex and often very difficult to distinguish without in-depth laboratory analysis. Anabolic steroids—compounds “designed” to behave like testosterone—and supplemental testosterone products are classified as “controlled substances” and are regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

If a specific steroid is on the U.S.… Continue Reading...

Taylor Hooton Foundation Expands National Reach

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Taylor Hooton Foundation Expands National Reach

Non-profit taps Moroch agency to help spread awareness of the effects of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances

 McKinney, TX (September 5, 2017) – The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced a partnership today with Moroch, a Dallas-based integrated marketing agency, as it educates people across the nation about the effects of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances.… Continue Reading...

Dietary supplements and drug testing

OPSS has received a number of questions about whether dietary supplements—especially those used for bodybuilding and weight loss—could result in a positive result on military drug tests.

Military drug testing begins with urine, which is first screened and then followed by additional tests depending on the outcome of the screen. You can get extensive information about DoD’s drug policy and drug testing from the Drug Demand Reduction Program (DDRP), including military testing.… Continue Reading...

New Online Courses on APEDS, Mental Training Available through NFHS Learning Center

New online education courses on “Mental Training for Performance” and “Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs and Substances” are now available through the NFHS Learning Center at www.NFHSLearn.com.  

The “Mental Training for Performance” course, which was developed in partnership with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), provides an introduction to fundamental mental skill techniques developed by USOC sport psychologists and designed to sharpen athletes’ mental games to impact performance and gain a competitive edge.… Continue Reading...

Should I take dietary supplements while pregnant?

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Women who are pregnant or childbearing age need more folate (“folic acid”), iron, and iodine. Experts recommend a prenatal multivitamin supplement to make sure you get enough essential nutrients. TRICARE covers prescription prenatal vitamins but not cover over-the-counter ones.

Folic acid can prevent certain birth defects, but many of these can begin before you even know you’re pregnant.… Continue Reading...