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.
For athletes who do choose to use supplements despite the risks, there are ways to minimize that risk. One ingredient athletes should be particularly aware of is octodrine.
Athletes subject to anti-doping rules are strictly liable for any substance found in their blood or urine. Understand the risks of using CBD products.
An overview of the 2019 WADA Prohibited List, including highlights and additional explanations from the relatively minor changes for 2019.
Subject to anti-doping rules? always check the prohibited status of medications, even if prescribed for a condition unrelated to athletic performance.
Use these checklists to address your anti-doping responsibilities before a planned hospital visit, or during and after an emergency visit.
USADA has launched a pilot program for a new blood collection process designed to improve the athlete experience, enable more blood collections, and increase sample longevity.
Athletes with ADD/ADHD can continue using necessary prohibited medications while competing as long as they receive a TUE. Learn more on how to comply.