A former client of mine once sent me an email regarding his concern for testing clean in a drug-tested world. As a professional baseball player, I he was very concerned about banned substances and contamination of nutritional and performance-enhancement supplements with banned substances. He furthermore asked me what I thought of the list of certified pure supplements at informed-choice.org. The following article is from that conversation.
I contacted NSF this morning about how to get a list of supplement companies that passed the “certified for sport” testing procedure, and then I found a list myself on the informed-choice website. Assuming that is the most up to date list, it is rather short, and does not include a single company that I have a relationship with at the present time. The present list is current as of 10/27/09.
This question is a major issue for all drug-tested sports today, but particularly baseball, because of what occurred in recent years with drug use controversy in that sport. In my opinion, what the government did with baseball in the last three to five years equates to a witch-hunt. Baseball has now become a top villainous drug-using sport, because it supposedly violated the purity and sanctity of America’s national pastime.
Continue to page 2 for more about drugs in professional sport.
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