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Codex Alimentarius--Just Another Way of Saying Frankenfood?

by JAYE BELDOIn the near future, buying vitamin C directly from your local co-op or health food store could be illegal. Instead, you would be required by law to go to a doctor to get a prescription for these and other related supplements. This could occur thanks to an international food regulation known as Codex Alimentarius (CA), which recently passed in Europe and could be implemented in the U.S. by January 2010. CA enforcement is expected by the World Health Organization, the U.N. and, of course, the FDA. Director of Law and Public Policy for the St.-Paul-based National Health Freedom...

President Bush Signs Dietary Supplement and OTC Bill on Mandatory Adverse Event Reporting

December 27, 2006 - 2:14 PM WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Natural Products Association (formerly NNFA) praised President Bush's signing into law today of the Dietary Supplement and Non-Prescription Drug Consumer Protection Act (the "AER bill"), S. 3546. The legislation, which had cleared the 109th Congress in its final hours, will amend the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to require the reporting of "serious" adverse events for both over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and dietary supplements to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The bill was overwhelmingly supported by dietary supplement retailers and suppliers who welcomed its passage as further...

INBF Banned Substances

The following substances and related compounds are banned by the International Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness (INBF) Federation and their use constitutes grounds for dismissal from INBF Competitions and suspension from membership privileges in the organization.ANABOLIC STEROIDS. Including but not limited to bolasterone, boldenone, chioroxomesterone (dyhdrochlormethyltesterone), clostebol, fluoxymesterone, mesterolone, methandienone, methyltestosterone, nandrolone, norethandrolone, oxandrolone, oxymetholone, stanozolol, testosterone and all other related compounds.TESTOSTERONE (injections, patches, gels) in any form or for any reason.TESTOSTERONE/EPITESTOSTERONE RATIO The T/E ratio is used to measure the presence of exogenous testosterone, or illicit elevation of testosterone levels. A T/E ratio in excess of 6/1 is ruled as...

Supplement Review regarding NCAA Proposition 99-72

The following information was written by Aaron Shelley, MSS, PSN, SSC, SFT, who serves on the CSCCa Certification Executive Board of Directors-Nutrition, and who is also a Sports Nutritionist at Texas Tech University. It will appear in the NCAA News.Q. What is the NCAA trying to accomplish with 99-72?A. The intent of the proposal was to identify permissible categories of nutritional supplements, reflecting a philosophy that proper nutrition based on sound scientific principles is one of the tenets to optimal performance.Q. Is 99-72 just a ban on creatine?A. No. 99-72 is a ban on the distribution of a multitude of...

Banned Drugs

The following is the list of banned-drug classes, with examples of substances under each class:(a) Stimulants:- amiphenazole- amphetamine- bemigride- benzphetamine- bromantan- caffeine1 (guarana)- chlorphentermine- cocaine- cropropamide- crothetamide- diethylpropion- dimethylamphetamine- doxapram- ephedrine (ephedra, mahuang)- ethamivan- ethylamphetamine- fencamfamine- meclofenoxate- methamphetamine- methylenedioxymethamphetamine-(MDMA, ecstasy)- methylphenidate- nikethamide- octopamine- pemoline- pentetrazol- phendimetrazine- phenmetrazine- phentermine- phenylephrine- phenylpropanolamine (ppa)- picrotoxine- pipradol- prolintane- strychnine- synephrine (citrus aurantium,zhi shi, bitter orange)- and related compoundsThe following stimulants are not banned: - phenylephrine- pseudoephedrine(b) Anabolic Agents:(c) Substances Banned for Specific Sports:Rifle:- alcohol pindolol- atenolol propranolol- metoprolol timolol- nadolol and related compounds(d) Diuretics:- acetazolamide hydroflumethiazide- bendroflumethiazide methyclothiazide- benzthiazide metolazone- bumetanide polythiazide- chlorothiazide quinethazone-...

NCAA Rules

What Nutritional Supplements May be Provided to a Student-Athlete?It is not permissible for an institution to provide any nutritional supplement/ingredients to its student-athletes, unless the supplement/ingredient is a nonmuscle-building supplement and is included in one of the four classes identified specifically in Bylaw 16.5.2-(g) (i.e., carbohydrate/electrolyte drinks, energy bars, carbohydrate boosters, and vitamins and minerals). The following is a list of examples of permissible and nonpermissible nutritional supplements/ingredients as developed by the NCAA Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports Committee (CSMAS).The following list is not exhaustive but should assist institutions in determining the types of nutritional supplements/ingredients that may...


    Balancing Act

    Balancing act: Aerobic exercise with strength training is key in losing weightBy Casey Ardoin •... Read more.

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