Some supplement manufacturers and retailers have been caught spiking products with drugs and selling them as natural supplements in violation of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). For example, a recent prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Colorado against the DeLuca brothers and Bodybuilding.com concerning Force Methadrol, Nutra Costal D-Stianozol, Force Dymethazine, Rage RV5, Genetic Edge Technologies SUS500 resulted in a $7M fine for Bodybuilding.com, and steep fines and probation for the DeLucas. See the press release here.
About a month ago, I walked into a GNC in Boston, and asked a salesman for the closest thing to real steroids they had for sale. He laughed, and told me to buy Cellucor P6. He said it is the best selling and most expensive product they have for building muscle. $100.00 later, I was the proud owner of shiny tube of the stuff.
The label says it contains:
P6 Extreme Blend:
Black Cohosh (root) extract
Ovine Placenta powder
Agaricus Bisporus (fruit) extract
Stinging Nettle (root) extract
Wild Yam (root) extract (standardized for Diosgenin)
Bayberry (bark) extract (standardized for Myricetin)
Salvia Sclarea (whole plant) extract (standardized for Sclareolide)
A few weeks later, I had myself tested for steroids. The results: here. I don’t know if this supplement did anything bad to my system, but it did not cause me to test positive for steroids.
If you have ever taken a supplement that caused you to test positive for steroids, I’d like to hear about it.