Why is knowledge of performance-enhancing drug testing important in dietary supplement testing?November 21, 2014
In order to navigate the complex grey areas between drugs in sport and dietary supplements it is essential to have in-depth knowledge of how the prohibited sport list and associated thresholds are interpreted and applied. Often new supplement ingredients can have a potential to be banned in sport; some of these ingredients may appear to be legitimate and require deep experience to resolve. There are also naturally present hormones like IGF-1 that are found in whey protein, colostrum, and even deer antler. Evaluating whether that natural presence is a concern or not takes not just integrity but experience.