Hoot's Corner

January 20, 2022
Delta – 9 THC (Operation Supplement Safety)
The 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp as a controlled substance. However, hemp and CBD products—including those that contain delta-8-THC—are still prohibited for use by Military Service Members. For more information about products containing delta-8-THC, download a PDF of the handout below. INFORMATION PROVIDED BY OPERATION SUPPLEMENT SAFETY https://www.opss.org/infographic/delta-8-thc
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TESTOSTERONE BOOSTERS (Operation Supplement Safety)
Testosterone-booster dietary supplement products claim to increase the male sex hormone testosterone, which in turn can affect muscle strength, endurance, and male sexual performance. Testosterone boosters available in the dietary supplement marketplace are often advertised as a “natural way” to increase testosterone levels in the body. Other testosterone products are available online as so-called “prescriptions,” […]
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October 26, 2021
Anabolic Steroids Being Sold on the Internet
Following the loss of my younger brother, Taylor, who made an uneducated decision to begin using anabolic steroids when he was in high school, our family formed the Taylor Hooton Foundation.  Our mission is to enlighten the world to the truths about Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances.  To accomplish this mission we teach students and […]
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May 6, 2021
Harm Reduction in Male Patients Actively Using Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) and Performance-Enhancing Drugs (PEDs): a Review
Alex K Bonnecaze 1, Thomas O’Connor 2, Cynthia A Burns 3Affiliations expand PMID: 33948794DOI: 10.1007/s11606-021-06751-3 Abstract Anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) and performance-enhancing drug (PED) use is a prevalent medical issue, especially among men, with an estimated 2.9-4 million Americans using AAS in their lifetime. Prior studies of AAS use reveal an association with polycythemia, dyslipidemia, infertility, hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, and multiple behavioral […]
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April 16, 2021
Student’s heart failure linked to ‘excessive’ energy drinks
A 21-year old university student developed heart failure after “excessive” consumption of energy drinks, a new report suggests. For two years, the man drank four 500ml energy drinks a day, according to the BMJ Case Report. He spent 58 days in hospital, including the intensive care unit which he described as “traumatising”. Before the hospital […]
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March 15, 2021
Digital Weeds 2021: Illegal and/or Illicit Activity On Social Media Platforms Never Goes Away
The Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA) published its first report lookingat videos on YouTube pushing illegal and/or illicit goods andservices in 2013. Around the same time, Eric Feinberg launchedthe Global Intellectual Property Enforcement Center (GIPEC) withpatented software he created to look at the sale of counterfeit items onFacebook. Feinberg would go on to help launch the […]
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Researchers say it’s easy to find drugs on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
The Technology 202: Researchers say it’s easy to find drugs on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube By Cat ZakrzewskiMarch 15, 2021 at 9:28 a.m. EDT with Aaron Schaffer Accounts peddling steroids, opioids and other drugs remain easy to find on major social networks, casting doubt on the companies’ ability to enforce their own policies against such illegal […]
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February 22, 2021
Dietary Supplement Executive Sentenced in Scheme to Fraudulently Sell Popular Dietary Supplements
JUSTICE NEWS Department of JusticeOffice of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, February 19, 2021 Dietary Supplement Executive Sentenced in Scheme to Fraudulently Sell Popular Dietary Supplements A federal court in Texas sentenced a former dietary supplement company executive to prison for his role in fraudulently selling popular workout supplements, the Justice Department announced today. On […]
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February 17, 2021
Common Habits, Adverse Events, and Opinions Regarding Pre-Workout Supplement Use Among Regular Consumers
Abstract The purpose of the present study was to examine characteristics of multi-ingredient pre-workout supplement (MIPS) users, their common patterns/habits of MIPS ingestion, and their associated feelings about the effectiveness and safety of this class of supplements. An online electronic survey was distributed through social media to assess self-reported supplementation practices and preferences among adult […]
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February 16, 2021
Consumption of energy drinks is associated with depression, anxiety, and stress in young adult males: Evidence from a longitudinal cohort study
Abstract Background Energy drinks (EDs) claim to boost mental performance, however, few studies have examined the prospective effects of EDs on mental health. This study examined longitudinal associations between ED use and mental health symptoms in young adults aged 20 years over a 2‐year period. Methods Data were drawn from Gen2 (Generation 2) of the […]
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