There are a number of other danger signs that athletes should watch out for when determining if a specific supplement might be more risky than others. Some of the red flags are listed immediately below, or you can read the "more information" area for the full list of red flags. Beware of products that:
a dietary supplement displays any of the characteristics listed below,
this should raise a ‘red flag’ for you. Products that display any of
these characteristics pose an elevated anti-doping or health risk.|
1) Avoid Supplements that list prohibited substances on their label.
Read the labels! Have a copy of the Prohibited List close by and look for these substances. Search the Internet for other names for ingredients. Oxilofrine, a prohibited stimulant, is also known as methylsynephrine. Be vigilant!
2) Avoid products made by any company that handles substances prohibited in sport.
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