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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 […]

Jun

21

Is Resveratrol a Performance Enhancing Drug?

By Patrick Arnold

Competitive sports organizations often have policies that ban the use of substances that enhance performance.  Substances include such well known things as steroids and stimulants, but they also include more esoteric ones such as blood boosters and agents that enhance metabolic efficiency.  The granddaddy of doping policing bodies is the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and […]

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

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 […]

Jan

11

JC Romero….Exonerated??

By Patrick Arnold

The ex-Philadelphia Phillies pitcher JC Romero and his attorneys recently settled a lawsuit (I assume with Vitamin Shoppe and GNC) regarding a product I once sold called 6-oxo extreme. You can read the New York Daily News Article here http://nydn.us/y9ybsW I don’t want to waste my time going into the background of this case. And […]

Jan

4

7-keto DHEA and 7-hydroxy DHEA to become illegal in United Kingdom

By Patrick Arnold

In what has all the hallmarks of a purely political decision that is about as medically misguided as can be, the United Kingdom is strongly considering controlling the non-hormonal fat loss / immune system boosting supplements 7-keto DHEA and 7-hydroxy DHEA under the misuse of drug act of 1971. Without going into the exact legal […]

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 […]

Aug

11

Anabolic Steroids and Lactating

By Patrick Arnold

Those who read my blog who follow the bodybuilding drug culture will understand what I am talking about and the ones that do not are probably laughing.  Those people should stop reading here because the rest of this is going to be kinda technical. There is much debate in the steroid community about why certain […]

Jul

22

Sports Performance Enhancement – Hillbilly Style!

By Patrick Arnold

David L. Warner Jr., 36, recently won the Jessamine County Fair Demolition Derby small car division.  After receiving his trophy he was approached by some policemen who had another trophy to present to him – a pair of handcuffs.  It appears that there were many reports that David was perhaps a bit too reckless and […]