Athletes are always looking for ways to gain an advantage. And good sportsmanship requires that we play by the rules and avoid known short cuts or cheats.
When it comes to sports supplements we’ve got to be really careful.
An athlete can be putting in the time training for their sport. They can work in the gym. The will get their rest, eat their vegetables and make sure everything to ensure performance has been checked off the list.
And then they hear there is something that will give them an edge. It will help them go harder, recover more quickly or heal faster. Whatever the promise they are keen to give it a try. They are already doing everything it takes and are so close to a podium, scholarship or a championship.
What do they have to lose?
Well, it could a ban from sports. It could be the loss of a scholarship or contract offer. Maybe it’s the termination of an endorsement deal. And the inclusion of your name alongside other dopers.
Unfortunately there was a local supplement store selling a banned product during their Black Friday sale.
Allmax Impact Igniter contains higenamine and is listed on the label below.
The Word Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has a list of all banned substances. Higenamine is in a class of substances known as beta-2-agonists and are banned at all times.
So what is an athlete to do that wants do everything possible to achieve the best result in sport yet not risk a positive drug test?
Really this comes down to only using supplements with BSCG, Certified for Sport, Informed Choice, NSF or similar labeling. When a product has labeling from one of these agencies you can be assured that the ingredients are safe, include only what is stated and nothing else.
Okanagan Peak Performance Inc only sells products with the above listed quality controls. Speak to one of our coaches if you are interested in a particular supplement to enhance your results.