Supplements: Worth the Risk?
We agree with Lauryn Williams and applaud and respect her for her decision to stay clean, no matter what the cost (see article below). Unfortunately, the supplement industry is NOT REGULATED by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and therefore you never know what you may find in over the counter supplements. When you make the decision to consume any supplement, you assume all risks associated with the product involved. AnyÂ company that advertises their dietary supplements as yieldingÂ “anabolic” or “muscle building” results is suspect. As areÂ companies that promise “weight or fat loss” or “sexual enhancement” with their products.
Be wary if your trainer prescribes any supplements for you and feel free to contact us for our opinion. Good luck and be a savvy consumer!
Article From Runner’s World Online www.runnersworld.com. Click on the “more” link to see which supplement company was just sentenced by a Federal Court for adding steroids to its products marketed as dietary supplements.
Lauryn Williams Is Not Taking Any ‘Supplements’
A long-time crusader against the use of performance-enhancing drugs in track and field, the diminutive former World Champion 100-meter sprinter notes “recently I have run into more than a few notifications of popular supplements that have been recalled because of health risk,” including having steroids as ingredients.Â Williams says “I choose not [to] use any supplements. Some call me crazy and say that I won’t win a race without using at least basic supplements especially now that I am ‘veteran.’ I know my choice is a bit radical but I don’t want our youth to believe that they can’t be good without some sort of ‘help.'” She adds “regulation of these products just isn’t in a place where I am comfortable trusting the product’s producer with my reputation and career” and surmises “abstinence is the only way to be sure.”(photo of Lauryn Williams by Lisa Coniglio/Photo Run) More