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In Apparent First, CVS Launches Program To Test All Its Vitamins And Supplements

Rhode Island-based retail pharmacy giant CVS is launching a program to require testing of all the vitamins and supplements it sells, aiming to make sure — and assure customers — that they contain what they say they do.

“To our knowledge, this is the first time that any national retailer is requiring all vitamins and supplements to undergo third-party testing, in order to be sold on our shelves,” says CVS Senior Vice President George Coleman.… Continue Reading...

Berrios ‘proud’ to join fight against PEDs

SEATTLE — When the Taylor Hooton Foundation approached José Berríos about a role with its Advisory Board, the Twins’ starting pitcher eagerly asked when he could start and how he could help.

Berrios is one of 42 active Major Leaguers taking on the role for the organization, which advocates against performance-enhancing drug use by American youth.… Continue Reading...

Taillon tabbed as Pirates’ Hooton Foundation rep

SAN DIEGO — Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon is the team’s representative on the advisory board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, an organization that advocates against youth using appearance- and performance-enhancing substances.

Taillon is a natural fit, given his all-natural upbringing. He said his mom, Christie, was a role model for healthy living.… Continue Reading...

Owings, Gordon proud to fight against PEDs

Royals duo raising awareness with Taylor Hooton Foundation

ANAHEIM — For 15 years, the Taylor Hooton Foundation has been educating young athletes about the dangers of anabolic steroid usage. Royals utility man Chris Owings is proud to be a part of their mission.

“I think it’s just about raising awareness,” said Owings, who became a THF board member while he was with the D-backs in 2017.… Continue Reading...

Another Energy Drink Death: Travis Jones

On Friday may 11th 2018 I got a phone call at about 7:45am that changed my life forever.

My 21 year old son had died. No health conditions… never sick with more than a cold…official cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia due to monster energy drinks…he didn’t drink that many..maybe one or two a day..… Continue Reading...

Supplement Risk and NSF Certified for Sport®

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Many athletes believe they need dietary supplements to perform at their best, but this trust in supplements is undeserved. Dietary supplements are regulated in a post-market fashion, which means that no regulatory body approves the accuracy of the label or the safety of the contents before they are sold to consumers.… Continue Reading...

Long-term coffee consumption, caffeine metabolism genetics, and risk of cardiovascular disease: a prospective analysis of up to 347,077 individuals and 8368 cases

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Background

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed stimulants worldwide and is generally considered to be safe or even beneficial for health. However, increased risk of myocardial infarction and hypertension has been suggested for individuals who carry a functional variant at cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2), which makes them less effective at metabolizing caffeine.

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Another Tragedy Resulting from Energy Drinks

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Dakota is OK now, but I just wanted to warn parents about energy drinks.

Dakota (age 15) had a Bang today for the first time. His dad and I were in St. Joe, and Dakota called us saying that he didn’t feel right. He was dizzy, shaky, sweaty, had trouble walking, and felt like his heart was beating really hard.… Continue Reading...

Joshua and Kratom

My name is Heidy and this is my son Joshua.  He was 21 years old. Josh was a wonderful, loving and kind human being.  Joshua had so many hopes and dreams for his future. He wanted to see the world and experience so many things in life.

After high school Joshua went on to become a welder, he worked for his cousin at his custom muffler shop.  He did all of the welding and did an amazing job!  On his days off Josh loved to spend time writing rap and working out.  Working out became a huge part of Joshua’s life as well as watching his diet so he could build a muscular physique.  He was very dedicated and disciplined when it came to lifting weights.… Continue Reading...

Stimulants found in dietary supplements

Many dietary supplements contain ingredients that are known stimulants or have stimulant-like effects. That is, they can raise heart rate and blood pressure and otherwise increase nervous system activity, with potentially harmful effects, especially if used before or during exercise. One of the best ways a consumer can control his or her intake of stimulants is to read the Supplement Facts panel and other information on the labels and websites of dietary supplement products.… Continue Reading...