Steroids found in products sold on Amazon.com

19 01 2011

It has been a little over a year since the FDA raided Bodybuilding.com for selling products with steroids.  Last month, they issued a warning letter to manufacturers regarding the sale of supplements that contain pharmaceutical ingredients and steroids.  The number of these products are decreasing, but they are still available.  This post is to serve as a reminder to athletes to be careful what they buy.

The Washington Post reported today that products sold on Amazon.com were found to contain steroids.  Two of the steroids found were methasterone and maldol (desoxymethlytestosterone).  Maldol was one of the designer steroids discovered during the BALCO doping scandal.  Products like these have been tied to health complications such as liver failure.

Two of the products named were Competitive Edge Labs M-Drol & Competitive Edge Labs P-Plex.

Bottom Line: Know what you are putting into your body.  Discuss supplement use with a Sports Dietitian and look for products that are tested by a third party, such as NSF, BSCG, or Informed Choice.

© Randy Bird, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS

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