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NFLPA issues supplement alert

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The NFL Players Association has issued an important alert to players regarding a supplement that has been spiked with a substance that would tend to make it more effective.

“Anabolic steroids found in the supplement product Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50 — immediately discontinue use!” the NFLPA announced on Twitter.

The warning apparently was prompted by an FDA news release issued Friday.

“A preliminary FDA laboratory analysis indicated that the product contains two potentially harmful anabolic steroids—methasterone, a controlled substance, and dimethazine,” the FDA said.  “These ingredients are not listed in the label and should not be in a dietary supplement.”

Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50 is marketed a a vitamin B supplement.

Any player who has taken the product and thereafter tests positive will be suspended four games, regardless of the reality that the supplement was spiked with banned substances.  Several years ago, multiple players were suspended for taking StarCaps, a weight-loss supplement that secretly contained a prescription diuretic.

Players are responsible for the contents of their body chemistry, and the league and the NFLPA have created a list of approved supplements.  If a player strays from the list, the player risks a positive test.

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12 Responses to “NFLPA issues supplement alert”
  1. lightcleric says: Jul 27, 2013 9:16 PM

    Well, this definitely won’t become the new “it was adderall” excuse…

  2. justanotherdummy says: Jul 27, 2013 9:34 PM

    Thanks for the heads up. I’ll get some tomorrow, cheaper than buying overseas online.

  3. ottawabrave91 says: Jul 27, 2013 9:37 PM

    what if a product is on the list of approved substances and then is spiked and a player did nothing wrong?

  4. tigers182 says: Jul 27, 2013 9:38 PM

    Von Millers agent just released this statement: “so you know that positive steroids test? Yeah, Von was taking vitamin b.”

  5. darngoodreason says: Jul 27, 2013 10:27 PM

    Players are responsible….wow….no credibility NFL. There are so many products that are not on the list it makes the list itself just a clear political document that allows the NFL to control which teams make the playoffs. This league is rapidly becoming second rate to the WWF.

  6. nvuono says: Jul 27, 2013 10:47 PM

    Players should be logging their supplements and have proof of what they purchased and consumed to cover themselves in these situations.

    Sounds like a pain up front but a little CYA might help out in the long run.

  7. wipackman1265 says: Jul 27, 2013 11:02 PM

    Adrian Peterson….ooooops

  8. dolphindubs says: Jul 27, 2013 11:13 PM

    Damn guys! Work out, train, and stop with all the supplemental usage. Let your natural talents show!

  9. charger383 says: Jul 27, 2013 11:31 PM

    This whole banned substances thing has gotten out of hand

  10. iamhoraceknight says: Jul 27, 2013 11:51 PM

    Isn’t this what happened to Jarvis Jenkins?

  11. noring4youstill says: Jul 28, 2013 10:03 AM

    Yup is this still on the shelf? If so I’ll go scoop that up

  12. jlb10 says: Jul 28, 2013 10:59 AM

    so the nfl is making its announcements to its players via twitter? makes sense

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