About dietary and/or nutritional Supplements

CAN AN ATHLETE TEST POSITIVE FROM USING DIETARY / NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS?

The answer is YES. 

Extreme caution is recommended regarding supplement use.

The use of dietary supplements by athletes is a concern because in many countries the manufacturing and labelling of supplements may not follow strict rules, which may lead to a supplement containing an undeclared substance that is prohibited under anti-doping regulations.

A significant number of positive tests have been attributed to the misuse of supplements and taking a poorly labelled dietary supplement is not an adequate defence in a doping hearing.

Athletes are responsible to check what they put into their bodies and should refer to IWWF’s Anti-Doping page for a current list of prohibited substances.   Athletes can also search the internet using the search phrase “WADA advice on supplements” where there is a huge amount of information from many sources.

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2017-02-27T21:17:17+00:00 February 27th, 2017|