Are there any traces of steroids in the supplements you have given my athlete?
I get asked this question most often by the parents or coaches of young athletes aspiring for international stardom.
One of the high performance athletes we are looking after, who is in line for Olympic qualification, was recently drugs tested and came through completely clear.
There are no steroids, stimulants, or anything else that may be the slightest bit dodgy, in any of the products I have on my shelves. Not even caffeine. When helping athletes with preparing for the next World Champs, Commonwealth Games, or Olympics, we must be very conscious to ensure there is no problem for them by either deliberately or inadvertently prescribing a forbidden substance.
We ensure purity by sourcing products that come from companies with the highest standards of production, quality and purity. Douglas Laboratories of the USA is our main supplier of high quality, potent practitioner grade product. Douglas Laboratories is one of the world leaders for manufacturing quality. Their reputation is unsurpassed.
If you worry about a supplement being "cross-contaminated" during production, such from a tableting machine that has been poorly cleaned, I recommend that you buy product sourced from a company that does not make products that contain steroids, stimulants and other questionable products. Simple solution eh?
Here's a bright thought for the day
If there are no dodgy products being made in the factory,
then cross-contamination has to be impossible.
Douglas Laboratories are a good choice in this regard, as are several others.
What about only taking "Certified Clean" products, Gary?
An athlete can go to certified drugs-free products: but the range is far too limited for improving health and performance. Few of these certified "clean" products are applicable for the specialised purposes I need product for, such as for adrenal fatigue, recovery from glandular fever, or post concussion rehabilitation. Nor are these certified clean products, such as whey protein and creatine, all that good for improving athlete performance.
And you pay a big premium for the certified product. Most athletes, other than a few well-funded ones, have no spare cash and simply cannot afford the premium of certified "Clean" supplements. We have access to these products, but don't see any great need to bring them in.
Its ridiculous how we got into the situation of being forced to have these "clean athlete" products. Let me explain.