The Risks of Supplements That Mimic PEDs
There are numerous risks associated with taking supplements that mimic PEDs, which include ostarine, a non-FDA approved substance, Dimethylamylamine, and other substances that produce similar effects. In addition, there is a lack of proper disclosure to primary care physicians about these risks. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the risks associated with supplements that mimic PEDs. And we’ll touch on the lack of transparency in the labeling.
ostarine is a non-FDA-approved substance
Ostarine is a newly-discovered dietary supplement that mimics the effects of testosterone and anabolic steroids. It is unapproved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for any use, and it is often found in bodybuilding supplements. The World Anti-Doping Agency and the National Collegiate Athletic Association have banned the use of these substances.
Dimethylamylamine is a stimulant
The use of dimethylamylamine in these supplements has been linked to potentially dangerous side effects, including lactic acidosis, heart attack, and stroke. It is dangerous to take during pregnancy and breast-feeding, and should be avoided in people with glaucoma, heart disease, or high blood pressure. These side effects can be more severe when combined with other stimulants, like caffeine.
The FDA has warned users against using dimethylamylamine, a stimulant commonly found in sports supplements. While it is legal to buy supplements that contain dimethylamylamine, the ingredient may raise blood pressure, and may even increase the risk of cardiovascular problems and heart attacks. The supplement industry is not required to carry out clinical trials for the ingredients in their products, which makes dosages all the more important. Although the FDA does approve creatine, no other natural steroid is approved by the agency. Although natural steroid ingredients like dimethylamylamine carry less risks than synthetic steroids, more research is needed to determine whether they are safe and effective.
Supplements that mimic PEDs are contaminated
The FDA has repeatedly found contaminated dietary supplements, ranging from plant materials to heavy metals and bacteria. The government has also uncovered dozens of dietary supplements containing prescription and controlled drugs, experimental compounds, and rejected pharmaceuticals. These tainted supplements are found in a wide variety of health-care products, including those for diabetes, insomnia, high cholesterol, and other conditions. Unfortunately, the current regulatory framework doesn’t adequately protect consumers from dangerous dietary supplements.
Because athletes are often unaware of this risk, they use supplements that mimic PEDs to gain an edge. These athletes risk adverse reactions to dietary supplements. There are, however, interim steps that athletes can take to mitigate the potential for adverse effects.