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NADA lists supplements with prohibited stimulant MHA

March 01, 2012 17:41 IST

Considering the number of athletes failing dope tests of late, the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) released names of food supplements available in market that contain Methylhexaneamine (MHA), a substance prohibited under WADA rules.

The names of the supplements and ingredient as per the label and name of the manufacturer include Jack 3D (1, 3-dimethyylamylamine), Hemo Rage Black (Methylhexaneamine), Neurocore (Geranium extract), Launch (Geranium Oil Extract), CO2 (1, 3-dimethyylamylamine).

"Since, a number of positive cases for MHA have been observed by NADA in the recent past and the cases have been referred to Anti Doping Disciplinary Panel (ADDP) for sanction, the sportspersons are hereby advised not to resort to consumption of the above items and also any other food supplements which are contaminated," read a statement from NADA Director General Rahul Bhatnagar.

"Since an athlete is fully responsible for the substance found in his/her sample, adequate care should be taken in the selection and consumption of supplements in consultation with the team doctors and other support personnel," it added.

Many Indian athletes have tested positive for Methylhexaneamine (MHA) and handed bans accordingly.