October 2012

Cutting Edge Technology Is Key to Supplement Screening

Doping in sports has secured several headlines in the last few years questioning the integrity of nutritional supplements and other sports nutrition products and their potential for causing harm to users. International athletes must be ever vigilant when consuming over-the-counter products to avoid consumption of compounds which are prohibited by professional sports organizations. More recently, there have been concerns about excessive amounts of stimulants in consumer products including both dietary supplements and food products. Warnings have spread to school age athletes. Parents and coaches are being warned about the dangers that lurk in the sports nutrition products that their young athletes consume in an attempt to improve their athletic performance.