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FDA issues consumer warning on sports products that contain SARMs

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The Food and Drug Administration has issued a consumer warning against supplement-like body building products that contain SARMs, or selective androgen receptor modulators.

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Unlabeled Ingredients in ‘Herbal’ Supplements (body-building, weight-loss products) Causes Liver Injury

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WASHINGTON — Herbal products and supplements are frequently mislabeled and may contain unlisted ingredients that are harmful to the liver, researchers said here.

Of 272 herbal dietary supplements analyzed, 51% had inaccurate labels in which some or all of the listed ingredients were not detected in the product, Victor Navarro, MD, of the department of transplantation at the Einstein Healthcare Network, in Philadelphia, and colleagues found.… Continue Reading...

Sailor’s Energy Drink Withdrawal Highlights Navy’s Workload Problems

A selection of energy drinks located at the Navy Exchange in Bahrain.Energy drink abuse has long been reported as a problem within the services, particularly in combat zones.

MANAMA, Bahrain — Sitting in his air-conditioned hotel room, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcus Salmon began to sweat profusely.

As he was overtaken by body tremors, he could barely muster enough energy to crawl out of his bed.… Continue Reading...

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...

Energy drinks cost new father part of his skull, wife claims

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A woman is claiming that her husband’s habit of “excessive energy drink consumption” caused him to suffer the brain hemorrhage that ultimately cost him part of his skull.

Brianna, who did not reveal her last name, wrote on Facebook that her husband Austin started consuming the energy drinks “when he started working longer hours and commuting,” AOL reports.… 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...

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...

Are testosterone booster dietary supplement products safe and effective?

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 terrestrisEurycoma 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...