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Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic Steroids
anabolic steroids are substances banned for use in sports as they offer unfair advantage among competitors and are also bad for health when used against medical advice....
Athletic Performance: Dos and Don'ts
Athletic Performance: Dos and Don'ts
There is no shortage of advice out there for athletes and fitness enthusiasts, so here are ten of the best tips for all sports people....
Blood Doping/Blood Packing
Blood Doping/Blood Packing
Blood doping, also called blood packing is a method used both medically and by athletes as a way of increasing the amount of red blood cells in the body's circulatory…...
Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Conjugated linoleic acid is being used as a method of inducing weight loss and building muscle mass. It is generally thought to have useful health benefits and is…...
Creatine
Creatine
Creatine is a naturally occurring chemical in the body. It is created by the body from amino acids gained from dietary sources. It can also be taken in supplementary…...
Ephedra
Ephedra
Ephedra is a natrually occuring substance used in many medicines including over-the-counter cough mediicnes. Due to its stimulating effects on the brain and nervous…...
How Your Performance is Affected by Beta-Blockers
How Your Performance is Affected by Beta-Blockers
Beta-blockers are a group of drugs commonly prescribed in the treatment of many illness such as angina or those suffering from irregular heart rates. They are also…...
Insulin Use
Insulin Use
Insulin is a protein based hormaone that is produced by the body in order to regulate blood sugars and allow cells to convert these sugars into useable energy....
Protein Drinks
Protein Drinks
Protein drinks are often the favoured supplement for athletes and body builders. As protien is the main constituent of muscle mass it is beleived by users to aid…...
Sports Performance Drinks
Sports Performance Drinks
Sports drinks are fluids designed to maintain a healthy balance of fluids and electrolytes in the body of a person who is playing sports or training for long periods.…...
Testing For Drug Misuse
Testing For Drug Misuse
Drug testing has become a regular part of sproting perofrmance with routine testing being carried out in many sports. The temptation to use banned substances arises…...
Thermogenic Compounds and Fat Loss
Thermogenic Compounds and Fat Loss
Thermogenic products are being marketed as a way of losing fat quickly and easily. How well do these products work, and what are the potential side effects?...
Using Diuretics
Using Diuretics
Diuretics, or water tablets are used to aid the body in getting rid of excess fluids that can build-up as a consequence of other medical conditions. Their use however,…...
Using Human Growth Hormones
Using Human Growth Hormones
Human growth hormone is secreted by a gland in the brain and is made naturally in order for the body to grow and develop....
Vitamin C: What it Can and Cannot Do
Vitamin C: What it Can and Cannot Do
Vitamin C is one of the most popular supplements throughout the world, and amazing claims have been made of its properties. How how much of the hype is justified - and…...
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