Acetazolamide is a type of diuretic, or water pill, and it’s important for athletes to realize that diuretics are prohibited in sport at all times.
Despite the challenges of removing illegal products from the market, regulators do occasionally catch up with the people who own and run fraudulent supplement businesses.
There are an increasing number of health clinics that advertise to be anti-aging or wellness clinics. How do these affect anti-doping rules?
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.
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.
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.