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Friday 07, Nov 2014

  Improved Abilities Discovered For Detecting HCG Doping In Sport

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Improved Abilities Discovered For Detecting HCG Doping In Sport

A new peer-reviewed research conducted by Getachew A. Woldemariam and Dr. Anthony W. Butch may place a vital role in the day to come for detecting athletes who are taking human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) to enhance athletic performance.

Woldemariam and Butch through their research developed ways to specifically measure several forms of hCG in urine. In females, urinary human chorionic gonadotropin is a marker of pregnancy. The new test, by specifically measuring the various forms of hCG in male urine, can better detect athletes who are taking hCG.

Butch remarked this immunoextraction and tandem mass spectrometry method for measuring the major isoforms of chorionic gonadotropin in urine is a significant improvement over currently available immunoassays. Dr. Butch further added that the method has superior analytical specificity and will greatly enhance the ability to detect male athletes who dope with various forms of chorionic gonadotropin.

Dr. Larry Bowers, PCC Scientific Advisory Board Chair and USADA Chief Science Officer, commented that the measurement of male urinary hCG in anti-doping has been an area of concern for many years. Dr. Bowers added this important research has not only developed a sensitive and specific LC-MS/MS assay which will help us to detect the various forms of hCG and those who use it to cheat their competitors, but Woldemariam and Butch have greatly added to our knowledge about hCG excretion after administration. It was further remarked by Bowers that with the specificity of the LC-MS/MS method, it should be possible to provide additional information about the concentration of intact hCG in male urine samples who have not doped and therefore increase the sensitivity of the test.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), based on the study results, is in the process of developing new guidelines for WADA-accredited labs for conducting tests.

Human chorionic gonadotropin has the ability to stimulate production of Testosterone in the body and is presently classified as a banned substance on the World Anti-Doping Agency list. It is commonly used by athletes and bodybuilders with synthetic anabolic steroids. Medical practitioners recommend this hormone to young boys when their testicles have not dropped down into the scrotum (due to a pituitary gland disorder) in a normal way. Use of HCG is commonly made by athletes and bodybuilders during a steroid cycle to maintain testosterone production and testicle size. Bioavailability of the HCG injection is better with intravenous administration than with subcutaneous administration.

In the last few years, HCG has been marketed for weight loss and it is believed that it can improve mood, assist in fat burning, and reduce hunger. Many elite bodybuilders have successfully used HCG to get rid of stubborn fat and fat accumulated in the abdomen and the thighs without compromising on muscle mass. HCG abuse can result in health complications such as breast enlargement in women, sudden development of facial or pubic hair in adolescents, indigestion, difficulty in breathing, rapid weight or height gain, bloating, and nausea.

The research, which was published in the August issue of Clinical Chemistry, was funded by the Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC).

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Tuesday 08, Jul 2014

  Rodriguez Won 2007 MVP After Testosterone Exemption

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According to a new book, Major League Baseball officials allowed New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez to make use of Testosterone during his 2007 MVP season.

The book, Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era by Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts revealed that Alex Rodriguez was one of two players that season who were granted therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for androgen deficiency medications. It was further revealed that exemption to A-Rod was given two days before the start of spring training. According to the book excerpt, Major League Baseball entered into evidence several exemptions that were requested by Rodriguez since he joined the Yankees. It is surely a huge surprise for many as MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred called Testosterone “the mother of all anabolics” and remarked that testosterone exemptions are very rare as some people who have been involved in this field feel that with a young male, healthy young male, the most likely cause of low testosterone requiring this type of therapy would be prior steroid abuse.

Rodriguez hit a major-league leading 54 homers with 156 RBI during the 2007 season. The baseball star was recently suspended from baseball for using banned performance enhancing drugs that he purchased from the now-defunct Biogenesis Clinic.

A-Rod also applied for two other exemptions in 2008. According to the book, A-Rod, the American professional baseball third baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball, was given permission to use Clomid that is prescribed to men diagnosed with hypogonadism and may also be used to prevent the formation of excess estrogens associated with the use of harsh and aromatizable steroids. MLB however denied him permission to use Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) that is used for weight loss while also producing Testosterone.

In a statement, MLB said all decisions regarding whether a player shall receive a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) under the Joint Drug Program are made by the Independent Program Administrator (IPA) in consultation with outside medical experts, with no input by either the Office of the Commissioner or the Players Association. It was added that the process is confidentially administered by the IPA, and MLB and the MLBPA are not even made aware of which players applied for TUEs and the TUE process under the Joint Drug Program is comparable to the process under the World Anti-Doping Code.

The MLB officials also added that the standard for receiving a TUE for a medication listed as a performance-enhancing substance is stringent, with only a few such TUEs being issued each year by the IPA. It also revealed that MLB and the MLBPA annually review the TUE process to make sure it meets the most up-to-date standards for the issuance of therapeutic use exemptions. MLB officials also remarked MLB and the MLBPA have publicly issued the IPA’s annual report as recommended by the Mitchell Report since 2008 about which documents how many TUEs were granted for each category of medication and further added that we believe this high level of transparency helps to ensure the proper operation of the TUE process.

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Wednesday 02, Jul 2014

  Sonnen Fired From FOX Sports And UFC Broadcasting Positions

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Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen has been fired by the UFC and FOX Sports organizations from his broadcast positions. This announcement was made after Sonnen failed a second random test given by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) on June 5.

Sonnen’s first failed test was on May 24 after which he announced his retirement. Sonnen was scheduled to fight UFC light heavyweight Wanderlei Silva at UFC 175 but announced his retirement after his failed test in May.

FOX and the UFC released a joint statement to announce that the UFC Tonight co-host was terminated. It was revealed that the UFC and FOX Sports organizations announced the termination of their respective broadcasting services agreements with analyst Chael Sonnen. It was added that this decision comes in light of Sonnen failing a second test conducted by the Nevada Athletic Commission for banned substances in June and Sonnen was previously under temporary suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission for failing an initial test conducted in May.

In his MMA career, Sonnen has failed three drug tests with the first being after his 2010 title fight against Anderson Silva in Oakland. The MMA fighter was suspended by the California athletic commission but made false claims to have his suspension reduced.

In May this year, Sonnen tested positive for two prohibited substances and voluntarily admitted to a third banned drug after a random drug test administered on May 24 in Las Vegas. His second failed test this year was confirmed by blood and urine samples given at another random drug test that was administered on June 5 in Portland. In his first random test, Sonnen tested positive for Anastrozole and Clomiphene, which are used to provide relief to men with hypogonadism. Sonnen also claimed he used Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG). In his second test, he failed for Human growth hormone (hGH) and recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) that are prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Anastrozole (also known as Arimidex) is used as an on-cycle support drug to treat side effects of excess estrogens, which are usually associated with the use of harsh and aromatizable steroids. This post cycle therapy drug blocks the action (and not the production) of estrogen. On the other hand, Clomiphene citrate (also called Clomid) is used by athletes during the recovery phase of steroid cycles to restore the production of naturally-occurring hormones, including Testosterone, and prevent side effects of excess estrogens.

According to WADA’s description of human growth hormone, hGH is known to act on many aspects of cellular metabolism and is also necessary for skeletal growth in humans and the major role of hGH in body growth is to stimulate the liver and other tissues to secrete insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) that stimulates production of cartilage cells, resulting in bone growth and also plays a key role in muscle and organ growth.

Sonnen now claims that the second failed test is because of the prescribed medications. He remarked the Commission is aware of other prescribed medications he was taking and he will not challenge their allegations. Sonnen remarked he will cooperate with the Commission and look forward to having a dialogue about how fighters who transition off Testosterone replacement therapy can avoid violating any rules.

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Thursday 03, Apr 2014

  Dennis Siver Tests Positive For hCG

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Dennis Siver Tests Positive For hCG

Dennis D. Siver, the Russian-German mixed martial artist who competes in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), has tested positive for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).

The naturally-occurring hormone in both males and females is on the banned substances’ list of many sports due to frequency in use with anabolic androgenic steroids. HCG is commonly used by male athletes and bodybuilders to boost testosterone production and may also be used to lose weight. It is used as a fertility drug by women.

According to a confirmation by Nevada State Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar, an “appropriate complaint” against the mixed martial artist was being prepared. It is believed Siver may serve a temporary suspension and will have the opportunity to make an appeal against the suspension. However, he may face a full suspension, a fine, and a potential overturning of his win over Manny Gamburyan at UFC 168 on December 28 in Las Vegas to a no-contest.

In a statement, Dennis Siver accepted for responsibility, but was adamant that it was not an effort on his part to knowingly dope for the fight. Siver said he would like to issue a public statement and give his fans and supporters the opportunity to form their own opinion on how the alleged doping allegations against me came about. He added he hired an external personal trainer and nutritionist before UFC 168 and the nutritionist recommended a new diet method from the US to him, which had been successfully used by the stars. Siver added he confirmed from the nutritionist if he could safely use this supplement and it was confirmed to him but he made the mistake of not making sure through the UFC if individual substances from the supplement could have effects on the drug tests. In the statement, Siver said the B sample revealed a small component of hCG in his urine sample – a minor ingredient of the diet preparation and a substance which is banned in the UFC.

Siver added he doesn’t want to blame anyone for this result and he takes full responsibility for his gullible and careless behavior. He also remarked it was his mistake and it was grossly negligent and he further remarked that he had distance himself from any kind of doping and added in his previous sixteen UFC fights, not even the smallest banned substance has been detected. Siver said this makes the current events all the more disappointing and shocking for him and his team.

Siver is #7 in official Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight rankings. He started training in martial arts in 1994 when he started learning sambo, judo, kickboxing, and taekwondo. Dennis Siver became the WAKO amateur kickboxing champion of Germany in 1997 and was signed by the UFC after his win against Jim Wallhead at CWFC – Enter The Rough House. His victory against Nate Mohr at UFC 93 in Dublin was awarded the Knockout of the Night award where he managed to TKO his opponent via a spinning back kick and punches.

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Monday 15, Apr 2013

  Major League Baseball Pays For Clinic Documents

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Major League Baseball Pays For Clinic Documents

The investigation by Major League Baseball of an anti-aging clinic that was linked with the supply of performance enhancing drugs to baseball players has taken a new turn with the office of the commissioner paying a former employee of the facility for documents related to the case.

Reports also suggested that at least one player, possibly Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) linked to the clinic has purchased documents from a former clinic employee in order to destroy them. Many other players have also made attempts to buy the potentially incriminating documents related to the baseball doping scandal to keep them out of the hands of baseball’s investigators. The New York Times first reported the purchase by MLB and added that MLB investigators have ”what they believe is evidence” that a representative of Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez purchased medical records. Although the information received by MLB regarding Rodriguez seems credible, it has no hard evidence to connect the Yankees star to such a purchase, according to ESPN. But A-Rod’s problems can resurface if the Major League Baseball can obtain either physical evidence or sworn statements, in which case the baseball player could face suspension from baseball, and could also face possible criminal charges.

The American baseball third baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB) is considered one of the best baseball players of all time and is the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, breaking the record Jimmie Foxx set in 1939, and the youngest to hit 600, besting Babe Ruth’s record by over a year. The star baseball player has fourteen 100-RBI seasons in his career, more than any other player in history.

Since baseball has no subpoena power, its officials were compelled to pay money for documents as its officials had been concerned that more than one player was trying to do the same. The payments are not expected to exceed several thousand dollars.

The now-closed South Florida clinic that operated under the name Biogenesis of America is suspected of providing performance enhancing drugs to a number of major leaguers, including Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, Gio Gonzalez, Bartolo Colon, Nelson Cruz, and Yasmani Grandal and even Ryan Braun.

Previously, a request by Commissioner Bud Selig through two of his top deputies — Rob Manfred and Pat Courtney – was declined by the Miami New Times that was first reported the case after which the MLB filed a lawsuit against six people with connections to the Biogenesis clinic. In the lawsuit, MLB accused the clinic of damaging the sport by providing players with banned substances and the banned drugs supplied included testosterone, human growth hormone, and human chorionic gonadotropin.

In the past, Alex Rodriguez was linked to a Canadian doctor who pleaded guilty in the United States to offering banned substances to players. The Yankees player met with baseball investigators on the matter and denied taking any banned substances from the doctor but his claims were somehow insufficient for the authorities though the federal authorities did not provide all the facts of the case.

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Monday 25, Mar 2013

  Florida Clinic Sued By MLB For Doping Players

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Florida Clinic Sued By MLB For Doping Players

On Friday, Major League Baseball has sued a now-shuttered South Florida clinic and its operators and accused them of scheming to offer banned performance enhancing drugs to its players in violation of their MLB contracts.

Unspecified damages from Coral Gables anti-aging clinic Biogenesis of America and its operator, Anthony Bosch, were sought by the lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. The lawsuit also named several other associates of Bosch, who is believed to be out of the country. It was contended by the Major League Baseball that the operators of the clinic solicited players to make use of banned drugs knowing that such use would violate their contracts, specifically the drug prevention and treatment program that became effective in 2003 and is a part of baseball’s collective bargaining agreement with the players, includes a list of banned substances and lays out penalties for violations and imposes testing requirements.

It was also contended by the lawsuit that former star Manny Ramirez, who is now signed to play for a team in Taiwan, obtained a prohibited substance from Bosch in 2009 that ultimately resulted in a suspension of 50 games for Ramirez by MLB when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers, which marks the first time that the MLB has gone on the record saying Ramirez tested positive for the female fertility drug HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin.

According to the lawsuit, the elements of the scheme included the use of fake or partial names on drug packages sent to players, visits to players at home or at hotels to personally administer the banned substances and claims made to the players that if used properly the drugs “would not result in a positive test” under the MLB drug program. The lawsuit said testosterone, human growth hormone, and human chorionic gonadotropin were among the banned drugs supplied and MLB players were told that the drugs would increase their strength and help them recover from injuries more quickly.

Attorneys Allen Weitzman and Matthew Menchel wrote in the complaint that MLB has suffered “costs of investigation, loss of goodwill, loss of revenue and profits and injury to its reputation, image, strategic advantage and fan relationships,” because of the alleged conspiracy. The lawsuit may offer a way for the Major League Baseball to more deeply investigate Biogenesis and Bosch through depositions of witnesses and subpoenas to obtain documents, although it seeks money damages. The MLB was rebuffed in an effort to get access to clinical records from the alternative Miami New Times newspaper, which has published detailed accounts of the alleged player drug use. The newspaper implicated New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, outfielder Melky Cabrera of the Toronto Blue Jays, Washington pitcher Gio Gonzalez, Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon, Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz, and San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal though most of them denied a link with Biogenesis. In the past, Rodriguez has admitted to using performance enhancing drugs and Colon, Cabrera, and Grandal were each suspended for 50 games last year for testing positive for elevated testosterone levels.

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Saturday 14, Jul 2012

  Benefits of HCG

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HCG or human chorionic gonadotropin is a natural peptide hormonal agent that is today available in the form of supplements to individuals experiencing the lack of it. Use of these HCG supplements is associated with extraordinary muscle mass and size gains without limiting on the muscle definition.

HCG is consistently recommended to generate ovulation and cure ovarian conditions in women besides being suggested to hypogonadal men as part of the testosterone replacement therapy. It is also suggested by doctors for treating undescended testicles in young men and providing a signal to the testes for maintaining testicular size and condition. The use of HCG stimulates metabolic rate of the body besides showing usefulness for burning fatty substances into calories. This benefit is incredibly useful for melting bulges.

HCG use is also associated with muscle growth and stamina, red blood cell, performance, nitrogen retention, protein synthesis, and muscle function improvements. Human chorionic gonadotropin is also effective in stimulating the hypothalamus gland to control cravings for junks and deeply fried foods.

HCG is commonly used with anabolic-androgenic steroid drugs for enhancing weight training results and keeping improvements over a period. Since HCG stimulates the testes to produce more of androgenic hormonal agent or testosterone, this medication is popular among athletes on severe and aromatizable steroid drugs who have been experiencing deficiency of testosterone. In addition to all these benefits, HCG is also useful in normalizing cholesterol and the hypothyroid glands. It is considered that HCG use shows incredibly beneficial for individuals experiencing serious health problems such as arthritis, joint problems, cartilage damage, or cervical problems. HCG is the best medication for increasing sperm count, making men more fertile, and helping them experience dramatic transformations by losing fat and weight besides facilitating faster recovery for muscle soreness after workouts.

Saturday 23, Jun 2012

  Purchase HCG

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HCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin), available in oral and injectable forms, is one of the best performance enhancing drugs and anabolic steroids that can easily be purchased on the internet from a steroid store. Injectable HCG is popular on the internet as compared to oral HCG since it does not lead to pain or muscle cramps. Moreover, injectable HCG dissolves faster in the blood and instantly starts crunching the fats into calories.

Sportsmen making use of HCG can lose up to 20 to 40 lbs within a month. HCG is also used to cure ovulation and inability to conceive in females besides being suggested to men for increasing ejaculation fertility and offering relief to young men with undescended testicles. The medication offers extraordinary benefits when used in doses of 1500-3000 I.U. every 4th or fifth day but not for a period beyond 2-3 weeks at a stretch. Throw away used needles in a puncture-proof container should be used to manage intramuscular HCG injections. HCG dosages should not be changed without prior healthcare acceptance as HCG abuse can result in adverse reactions such as difficulty in breathing, erythema, urticaria, dyspnea, frustration, and exhaustion.

Individuals affected with health problems such as early puberty, renal conditions, bronchial asthma, headaches, breast or prostate cancer, or undiscovered uterine blood loss are recommended not to make use of this medication before looking for healthcare appointment. Medical health advice should be instantly desired if you experience symptoms such as nausea or queasiness, queasiness, serious pelvic suffering, or inflammation of the hands or thighs. The medication is not suggested to pregnant and nursing females, unless otherwise specifically suggested by a doctor. To keep its life expectancy, HCG is required to be stored at room temperature and kept away from light, moisture, and heat.

Friday 22, Jun 2012

  Buy HCG

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Human chorionic gonadotropin, generally known as HCG, is one of the most popular medications when it comes to losing extra weight under the buckle without limiting on muscle definition. This natural hormone can be easily and affordably purchased, with or without medical prescription.

The chemical formula of HCG is C11H19N3O6S and its chemical name is (2S)-2-amino-6-[[(2R)-1-(carboxymethylamino)-1-oxo-3-sulfanylpropan-2-yl] amino]-6-oxohexanoic acid. This luteinizing hormone (LH) has an active life of 64 hours and is best described as a glycoprotein composed of 244 amino acids.

By triggering metabolic rate of the body, HCG uses up fatty substances into calories to improve food digestion besides reducing chubbiness and bulges from the body. Use of this medication for a period of two to three weeks is efficient to obtain an attractive appearance. In addition to that, this performance enhancing medication is also efficient to reduce appetite by promoting stimulation of the hypothalamus gland so that urges for junks and foods that are fried can be managed without bringing any physically weakness or without bringing users in vicinity with adverse reactions associated with commonly used steroids.

HCG is second to none when it comes to enhancing circulation of blood in the human body and promoting high requirements of endurance and resistance and can be quickly considered as a safe and efficient medication to shed weight and boost muscles without looking heavy. The medication can be used by professional athletes, especially muscle builders, bikers, power lifters, and fighters during extreme exercise sessions.

Tuesday 15, May 2012

  HCG

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HCG or Human chorionic gonadotropin is a natural peptide hormonal agent that is today available in the form of artificial HCG supplements for experiencing the deficit of it. Use of these artificial supplements is associated with extraordinary muscular profits without limiting on body strength and muscle size.

HCG is consistently recommended to generate ovulation and cure ovarian conditions in women besides being suggested to hypogonadal men as part of the androgenic hormonal agent or testosterone repair therapy. It is also suggested by doctors for the undescended testicles in young men and providing an indication to the testes for keeping testicular size and condition.

The use of HCG activates metabolic rate of the body besides being useful for burning fatty substances into calorie consumption. This benefit is incredibly useful for melting bulges and HCG use is also associated with dramatic muscular growth and endurance gains, red blood cell, performance, nitrogen storage, protein features, and muscular function upgrades. Human chorionic gonadotropin is also effective in revitalizing the hypothalamus gland to control urges for junks and deeply foods that are fried.

HCG is commonly used with anabolic-androgenic steroids for enhancing weight training results and sustaining improvements over a long period of time. Since HCG energizes the testes to produce more of androgenic hormonal agent or testosterone, this medication is popular by athletes on harsh and aromatizable steroids and who have been experiencing deficit of androgenic hormonal agent or testosterone.

In addition to all these benefits, HCG is also useful in decreasing the cholesterol and the hypothyroid glands. It is considered that HCG use is incredibly beneficial for individuals experiencing serious health problems such as osteoarthritis, joint pain, fibrous damage, or cervical issues. HCG is the best medication for increasing ejaculation fertility, making men more fertile, and helping them experience extraordinary conversions by losing fat and weight besides facilitating quicker restoration for muscular pain after workouts.

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