USADA recommends that athletes use only dietary supplements that have been certified by a third-party program that tests for substances prohibited in sport. USADA now recognizes NSF Certified for Sport® as the program best suited for athletes to reduce the risk from supplements.
Dietary Supplement Industry and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Warn Consumers about Dangerous, Illegal Ingredients Known as SARMs
November 8, 2017 Groups support strict enforcement action by FDA The dietary supplement industry’s leading trade associations and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) today joined in support of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent actions to protect consumers from body-building products containing Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) illegally marketed as dietary supplements. SARMs…
Ostarine is the trademarked name for a Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM) that is not approved for human use or consumption in the U.S., or in any other country. Ostarine is also prohibited at all times under the S1. Anabolic Agent category of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
When companies label food or supplements as “all natural,” they may be hoping that you will assume their products are safer and better than other products. However, in the context of foods or supplements, it is very difficult to know what is meant by “all-natural.”
Among athletes and consumers alike, there is often a misconception that dietary supplements are safe because they go through a robust vetting process like medicines and medical devices. Unfortunately, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Examples of manufacturers that have marketed seemingly low-risk vitamin and electrolyte supplements that contained dangerous and prohibited anabolic agents.
Popular Prohibited Substances Commonly Contained in Dietary Supplements If you’re thinking about using dietary supplements, it’s important to remember that supplements are regulated in a post-market manner. This means that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not analyze the safety, efficacy, or label accuracy of supplements before they are sold to consumers. No organization,…
USADA Launches New Supplement Education App in Conjunction with Federal Dietary Supplement Initiative
November 17, 2015 Today USADA, along with five federal agencies, announced the results of a national dietary supplement initiative. USADA stands together with the Department of Justice, Food & Drug Administration, Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and Department of Defense to rid the U.S. marketplace from poorly manufactured or dangerous dietary supplements, especially…