Beware illegal steroids in health supplements
Forewarned is forearmed where health supplements are concerned. Sometimes, their contents are not so healthy.
Your regimen might mean vitamins and powdered drink mixes such as health and body building supplements. But bear in mind, they could be tainted with illegal anabolic steroids.
According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), some products in the dietary supplement market contain small amounts of anabolic steroids. The presence of these steroids is not listed on their label of ingredients and it would be impossible for you to know if anything illegal was present. It is not unusual, says the DEA, for some dietary supplements products to contain illegal anabolic steroids in one batch and not the next. These are often referred to as “hot” batches in the industry. DEA analyzed more than 600 dietary supplements and found that 15% contained anabolic steroids.
The use of dietary supplements that contain steroids can trigger numerous adverse health affects in the human body. These include:
What’s more, you may work for an employer that performs routine or random drug tests for its employees. Nothing would be worse than losing your job because of a failed drug test that came from a tainted supplement!
While it is impossible to know with a surety that ingredients contain exactly what is on the labels, there are things you can do to protect yourself.
Remember that steroids are harmful and damage the body. But they can also damage your reputation and put your job and future in jeopardy. Don’t put yourself in a compromising position when it comes to steroids and supplements. Stay clean at all costs and realize that what you don’t know can hurt you.