What Athletes Need to Know about Wellness and Anti-Aging Clinics There are an increasing number of health clinics that advertise to be anti-aging or wellness clinics, many of which provide compounded pharmaceuticals, herbal medicines, steroid hormones, unconventional treatment methods, and dietary supplements to treat various maladies. While these therapies may seem routine or safe, it’s…
If athletes choose to use supplements despite the known risks, USADA recommends that athletes use only dietary supplements that have been certified by a third-party program that tests for substances prohibited in sport. Based on a recent consensus statement, USADA now recognizes NSF Certified for Sport® as the program best suited for athletes to reduce the risk from supplements.
Blood doping, which may include the use of erythropoietin (EPO), is among the most well-known method of doping in sport. Learn more about the prohibited method and substance.
While higenamine maybe used for legitimate medical needs, it is prohibited in sport. Learn more about this prohibited substance that’s becoming more common in dietary supplements.
Learn how to better navigate through the Athlete Express Whereabouts app and update Whereabouts more easily. In the video, we will demonstrate some common ways to easily and correctly make updates on the app.
There are many popular over-the-counter products used for everyday ailments that can cause a positive test if used in-competition. More specifically, many cold and flu medications and inhalers contain stimulants that are prohibited in-competition. Read more to learn how athletes subject to anti-doping rules can safely use cold and flu products.
The World Anti-Doping Code requires that athletes comply with Whereabouts and testing obligations, and failure to comply with an obligation will result in a Whereabouts Failure. There are two types of Whereabouts Failures: Filing Failures and Missed Tests.
When it comes to building speed, strength, and recovery, growth hormone (GH), and more specifically human growth hormone (hGH), has often been touted as one way to get an edge. Athletes, however, should know the risks associated with growth hormone from a health and clean sport perspective.
As many designer stimulants become more widely available online and illegally included in supplements, it’s important for athletes and support personnel to recognize the risk, both from an anti-doping perspective and a health perspective.
Take time to learn about the 2019 Prohibited List & become familiar with changes that might impact the substances & methods you can use as a competitive athlete.