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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...

Diet of protein shakes and supplements contributed to female bodybuilder’s death

Ms Hefford’s mother says protein supplements need to be regulated better.

Meegan Hefford, a mother of two and bodybuilder, died after an overconsumption of protein shakes, supplements and protein-rich foods.

Hefford was found unconscious in her apartment in West Australia and was quickly transported to the hospital, where she was declared brain-dead.… Continue Reading...

8th Annual Yankees Fundraiser for THF

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Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman will assist the Taylor Hooton Foundation in its crusade against steroid abuse at the Eighth Annual “Give-A-Hoot” Benefit – presented by First Choice Bank – at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, August 27, when the Yankees host the Seattle Mariners.

Cashman, the first GM to win four World Series titles since the Dodgers’ Buzzie Bavasi in the 1950’s and ‘60’s, will participate in an exclusive pregame question-and-answer session with guests.… Continue Reading...

Special ops may try to develop ‘super soldiers’ with performance-enhancing drugs

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US Special Operations Command is weighing the use of nutritional supplements or even performance-enhancing drugs to push the abilities and endurance of its forces beyond current human limits, according to a report from Defense News.

While special-operations forces already have access to specialized resources, like dietitians and physical therapists, SOCOM is looking to increase their ability to tolerate pain, recover from injuries, and remain physically able in challenging environments.… Continue Reading...

Warning against use of hormones and steroids to build muscles

Bodybuilders who abuse drugs to build up muscles could end up suffering from low blood sugar, heart failure, liver disorder and renal failure. Photo: CNSA

Bodybuilders who use drugs without doctor’s prescription to help them build muscles are risking their lives, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports, citing a leading doctor.

Dr. Wong Siu-ming, a consultant at the Prince of Wales Hospital’s Department of Medicine, said some young men inject themselves with anabolic steroids, insulin, growth hormones and similar drugs to buff up and achieve a great body figure.… Continue Reading...

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Members of the public are cautioned against buying Nutriline Bluvelle after the weight loss product was found to contain a banned substance, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said on Wednesday (14 June).

The product was marketed as a health supplement for slimming, with claims that it contains natural plant ingredients which are “safe and free of side effects”, the HSA said in the statement.… Continue Reading...

Don’t fall for “all natural” claims

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Some dietary supplements are marketed as “all natural,” but do you know that this is actually an unregulated marketing term? So just because a product claims to be “all natural” doesn’t automatically make it safe.

In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that products marketed as “all natural” might contain ingredients that could interact with medications or be harmful to people with certain medical conditions or may even contain hidden drug ingredients.… Continue Reading...