Blood doping, which may include the use of erythropoietin (EPO), is among the most well-known method of doping in sport. Learn more about the prohibited method and substance.
While higenamine maybe used for legitimate medical needs, it is prohibited in sport. Learn more about this prohibited substance that’s becoming more common in dietary supplements.
Learn how to better navigate through the Athlete Express Whereabouts app and update Whereabouts more easily. In the video, we will demonstrate some common ways to easily and correctly make updates on the app.
Whereabouts requirements aren’t always easy or convenient, but accurate and complete Whereabouts information is critical to USADA’s ability to conduct the no-notice, out-of-competition testing that is part of an effective anti-doping program. Out-of-competition testing helps protect clean sport and deter doping by eliminating times that athletes know they won’t be tested and may otherwise use…
There are many popular over-the-counter products used for everyday ailments that can cause a positive test if used in-competition. More specifically, many cold and flu medications and inhalers contain stimulants that are prohibited in-competition. Read more to learn how athletes subject to anti-doping rules can safely use cold and flu products.
When it comes to building speed, strength, and recovery, growth hormone (GH), and more specifically human growth hormone (hGH), has often been touted as one way to get an edge. Athletes competing in the UFC, however, should know the risks associated with growth hormone from a health and clean sport perspective.
As many designer stimulants become more widely available online and illegally included in supplements, it’s important for athletes and support personnel in the UFC to recognize the risk, both from an anti-doping perspective and a health perspective.
While researchers are still investigating the use of biological treatments and their potential efficacy, the most common questions athletes subject to the UFC Anti-Doping Program have about stem cell therapies are addressed.
Take time to learn about the 2019 Prohibited List & become familiar with changes that might impact the substances & methods you can use as a UFC athlete.
For UFC athletes who do choose to use supplements despite the risks, there are ways to minimize that risk. One ingredient athletes should be particularly aware of is octodrine.