Athletes may obtain banned medicines from physicians, pharmacists, retail outlets, health and lifestyle magazines, gymnasiums, coaches, family members, fellow athletes, the internet and the black market. Many GPs may prescribe unwittingly for what they trust is a genuine , 14 & 16 With the banning of amphetamine, those prone to doping turned to over-the-counter (OTC) medicines containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine and phenylpropanolamine, available for purchase in community pharmacies. Banned drugs, including anabolic steroids, are widely advertised in lifestyle magazines and gymnasiums and there are no controls on mail order and internet sales.
So can you win clean? As much as I’d like to think so, when you have this situation where a guy finishing in the top 10 is using drugs and being beaten by minutes on a mountain climb , I find it difficult to believe that physiologically, the margins can be that large. I believe that the NATURAL, physiological difference between riders is tiny – maybe 1% separates a champion from tenth place. So take a drug that improves performance by, let’s be conservative and say 5%, and that mid-packer still can’t win the race, then you have to wonder about the guy who is winning…?
I tried vitex in the past but to be honest it didn’t work for my body. Im a bit biased in that case because I know a lot of people see great results but I typically don’t recommend it because I felt ill when taking it. In my experience evening primrose works far faster! Also a therapeutic dose would be 3000mg daily for the primrose. And even if the acne doesn’t clear up right away, knowing your body is coming into balance is so important. But I really have a feeling your skin will clear up. Make sure to talk to your doctor if you’re currently on any medications, but it typically doesn’t contraindicate with any meds except for anesthesia. Message me if you get too results, I’d love to know! Good luck 💜