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Oct

25

Hypertension and anabolic steroids. A new pathway?

By Patrick Arnold

People familiar with the use of anabolic steroids know that water retention and hypertension (high blood pressure) are potential side effects. This is due to the fact that all androgenic hormones have the capacity to cause some sodium retention (and hence water retention) through direct action via androgen receptors in the kidneys. Furthermore, anabolic steroids […]

Sep

17

Breaking new research on ursolic acid shows increases in brown fat production and confirms muscle building potential

By Patrick Arnold

The most interesting health and fitness related natural compound to come around within the last decade or so has got to be ursolic acid. I have been aware of its benefits for quite some time but it wasn’t until last year that I really became excited. It was then that a landmark study was released […]

Aug

2

The New Steroid Legislation as seen by Rick Collins, JD, CSCS

By Patrick Arnold

The New Designer Steroid Bill and YOU: Questions and Answers with Rick Collins Q: What is the “Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2012”? A: It’s a Senate Bill (SB 3431) introduced by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and referred to the Judiciary Committee. If passed by Congress, it will amend the […]

Jul

24

Two Inadvertant Drug Positives. Two Different Outcomes.

By Patrick Arnold

Zach Lund In January of 2006 United States Skeleton competitor Zach Lund was at the peak of his career. He was ranked number one in the world and was the obvious favorite to win the gold medal at the olympic games the next month in Turin, Italy. Unfortunately, it was at this time that he […]

May

16

SERMs as an alternative to testosterone replacement therapy

By Patrick Arnold

SERM stands for selective estrogen receptor modulator.  Also known as estrogen receptor agonist/ antagonists (or anti-estrogens), these drugs are used by bodybuilders to block the estrogenic effects of anabolic steroids and/or to help stimulate the production of natural testosterone after a steroid cycle.  Examples of SERMs are tamoxifen (Nolvadex), clomiphene (Clomid), and raloxifene (Evista). These […]

Apr

30

New Steroid Sold as Supplement Part 2

By Patrick Arnold

If you read part one you know I am discussing the mystery steroid in the product known as “Super DMZ”.  I have to warn you, part 2 is going to be a little technical.  I will summarize what is important though in simple language at the end. The ingredient is referred to most commonly as […]

Apr

13

New steroid sold as a supplement – Does it work? Is it a controlled substance? (Part I)

By Patrick Arnold

The bodybuilder message boards have been going crazy with folks who are curious about a new grey market supplement product called “Super DMZ”, sold by a company called IronMagLabs.  This product contains two synthetic steroid products with structures (not to mention marketing claims) suggesting they are in the class of anabolic / androgens. One of […]

Dec

2

Consumer Alert: Bad Creatinol-O-Phosphate (COP) being sold

By Patrick Arnold

Last May I blogged about the supplement ingredient Creatinol-O-Phosphate (COP) http://patrickarnoldblog.com/the-weak-muscle-panacea/ This was in anticipation of my own effervescent formula of COP which we have been selling on our Prototype Nutrition line ever since. Unfortunately I am here to tell you that we are going to have to stop selling the product, at least temporarily, […]

Oct

22

He (and she) man squirrel from the great white north

By Patrick Arnold

The artic ground squirrel is an amazing creature.  Recently it was the first species of animal that was successfully induced into hibernation, and then back out of hibernation, and then back into hibernation.  Now that’s pretty cool – and hibernation is pretty cool – but what’s really cool (actually I should say cold) is the […]

Sep

22

New Natural Anabolic Discovered

By Patrick Arnold

  If you are familiar with the sports supplement industry you probably are rolling your eyes at the title of this blog.  I don’t blame you, as bold claims for all sorts of plant extracts and weird natural compounds are always being made.  Most of these are based on poor science done by obscure research […]