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Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa). Image © iStock/ninoninos

Kratom in sports: Is this a growing issue?

By Stephen Daniells

A new paper in Drug Testing & Analysis calls for increased vigilance from anti-doping testing labs after four samples from athletes in strength sports tested positive in 2015.

Does optimising performance and health via training and nutrition make illegal substance abuse more likely?

ESSNA: “Thousands of people engaging in sport and activity at all levels use and benefit from legal sports nutrition products."

Euro sports nutrition sector: Supplements no gateway to doping

By Shane STARLING

Consuming sports supplements is not a step on the slippery slope to doping, the European sports nutrition sector has said in response to a US sports coach turned whistle blower who questioned their use.

Sochi doping bust: German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle (pictured) blames supplements but ESSNA says, “Athletes continue to talk tosh about contaminated supplements”

Special edition: Sports nutrition

Offside! ESSNA blows whistle on athletes’ doping excuses

By Shane STARLING

Europe’s sports nutrition sector today launched a stinging attack on elite athletes who blame doping infringements on contaminated sports supplements as happened multiple times at the recent Winter Olympiad in Sochi, Russia.

UK FSA on aegeline-containing products:

UK warns against another USPLabs pre-workout supplement

By Shane Starling

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned consumers off VERSA-1, the second pre-workout sports supplement made by Texas-based manufacturer USPLabs containing the disputed ingredient, aegeline.

MHRA: “OxyElite Pro is a potentially dangerous sports supplement and people should not use it.”

UK medicines agency issues OxyElite Pro 'no-no'

By Shane Starling

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has joined the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) in warning consumers off pre-workout sports supplement, OxyElite Pro.

DMAA blamed for London marathon death

DMAA in the dock

DMAA blamed for London marathon death

By Shane STARLING

A single dose of the banned stimulant DMAA was the most probable cause of the heart attack that killed Claire Squires in hospital after she collapsed during the final metres of the 2012 London marathon.

Amy Eichner, PhD

USADA official cautions athletes about supplement use

By Hank Schultz

There is a continued gap in the perception of dietary supplements between those who make them and the organizations that regulate their use in sports.  The latest example comes in the form of comments from a U.S. anti-doping official.

Olympic Games throw light on supplement contamination

Industry hopes Olympics will torch supplement contamination concerns

By Shane STARLING

The Olympic Games have in the past brought the food supplements industry to the edge of its collective seat – but not necessarily in fevered anticipation of the world-class sporting fare on offer as anti-doping scrutiny has raised contamination issues.

Class action targets 'dangerous' DMAA in BPI Sports' products

Class action targets 'dangerous' DMAA in BPI Sports' products

By Stephen Daniells

Florida’s BPI Sports has been hit with a proposed class action in the state of California over allegations of its products containing a ‘dangerous amphetamine-like ingredient’ with ‘potentially life-threatening side effects’.

USADA's Tygart says dietary supplements are still dogged by quality 'confidence killers'

Dispatches from SupplySide West

USADA chief explains dietary supplement ‘confidence killers’

By Shane Starling

NutraIngredients-USA.com caught up with United States Anti-Doping Agency chief executive officer, Travis Tygart, at the recent SupplySide West trade show in Las Vegas to get an update on USADA’s position on dietary supplements.

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