Body Enhancement Products

Drug Testing Deception and Detection

Hci Laboratory Exercise Arg

With so many body enhancing products and methods available today, the task of accurately and effectively conducting a large-scale drug testing operation can seem like an impossible challenge. Despite the difficulties, scientists are continually developing new ways to detect body enhancing drugs in athletes. The relatively modern inventions of gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and immunoassays have given hope to sports officials who are charged with the task of cleaning up sports. But...

Testosterone

New Olimpic Testosterona

Figure 3.1 The testosterone molecule (illustrated here) is one of the most important chemicals in the bodies of both men and women. Its structure is derived from the 4-ring cholesterol molecule but has additional compounds attached to its rings. Different forms of testosterone result from varying attached compounds. controls the production of testosterone. In males, the testes are primarily responsible for actually making the hormone. Normally, the pituitary gland senses the level of...

Stimulants Relaxants Weight Control and Pain

Nervous Synapse

Have you ever poured yourself a steaming hot cup of coffee, taken an aspirin for a headache, used cough medicine, or taken a diet pill These are all examples of drugs used by millions of people to increase energy, relieve pain, or lose weight. These drugs, although widely consumed, can be dangerous at high dosages and can affect an athlete's performance. Although many people associate steroid use with doping, few understand the wide spectrum of methods and drugs used by athletes. The...

Thomas M Santella

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Nutritional Supplements

2018 Food Pyramid

Athletes have doped for centuries using many different drugs and methods to increase performance. These drugs and methods constitute a large and varied catalog. Compared to harder and more dangerous forms of performance enhancement drugs, nutritional supplements have significantly fewer dangerous consequences and yield significantly lower ergogenic results. Still, because most athletes engage in nutritional management and supplementation and because there are important distinctions between...

Increasing Oxygen

You have probably heard stories or seen movies about a monster, warrior, or vampire that drinks blood, but have you ever heard of professional athletes using blood to increase performance In fact, the practice of influencing athletic performance by using blood to increase oxygen levels is becoming more and more common among athletes (although none of them actually drinks blood ).This practice of increasing oxygen levels through the use of blood, called blood doping, is defined by the World...

Enhancement Ethics and the

We know that body enhancing drugs have adverse side effects, many of which have been discussed, but indulging in enhancement invites legal trouble as well. The laws and regulations surrounding body enhancers are as complex and numerous as the number of drugs that are available. The laws also provide for a wide range of punishments from suspension from sports to jail time. The variety of legal actions taken against people who take enhancers are both interesting and important interesting because...