Tag: WADA

Supps

How safe are your supps?

In January 2015 January Welsh sprinters Gareth Warburton and Rhys Williams were suspended from competition for six and four months respectively by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) after testing positive for banned substances following an out of competition test in June 2014. Both athletes’ defence was that they had inadvertently taken the substances, banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), through the consumption of contaminated sports nutrition products.

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Supps

How do you know what’s in your supps?

Aaron Deere is a sports nutritionist, functional medicine consultant and advanced personal trainer. He is based in London. The dietary supplement industry is big business. In 2013 it was worth an estimated $104bn, according to the Nutrition Business Journal Report, with expected annual growth of 6%. There are approximately 29,000 dietary supplements currently on the market, which were made up of more than 600 supplement ingredients. So it may come as a surprise that for such a huge and growing industry, dietary supplements remains a largely unregulated business. When compared to highly-regulated markets, such as clinical drugs, the quality control of…

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