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Abby Raymond: Supplement Safety is Never Guaranteed

Abby Raymond was just 14 years old when she was offered a protein powder and a pre-workout supplement from a family friend, who explained that his company’s products were plant-based, vegan, and made from all-natural ingredients. While excited about her first sponsorship offer, Abby’s father pointed out that Abby was subject to anti-doping rules as a standout athlete competing in sanctioned weightlifting events…a concern that was met with assurances by the company owner that his supplements were safe. After just weeks of using the supplements, Abby had an anti-doping test…and soon learned that there are no guarantees when it comes to the safety of supplements.

See Abby tell her story about how a contaminated supplement put her hard work, reputation, and goals in jeopardy.

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