Last thing, where do I get Arimidex and why not just get it from my Doctor? The last question is easy—it’s very expensive to get Arimidex from a doctor. The first question is also easy. I won’t directly link it, but there are tons of sites out there that sell “research chemicals” which is basically just a loophole in the law that allows companies to sell unscheduled but prescription-only drugs (like Arimidex, and, incidentally, Viagra) over the Internet. Do a search for “RUI Arimidex.” But there are tons of these sites out there, just check on the bodybuilding boards if you choose to go with another vendor. Most of them are legit businesses, not “steroids over the Internet.”
The ever-present danger that athletes face of inadvertently consuming a prohibited substance is not a scare tactic used by testing labs, and is a real and present issue in the athletic arena. With entire athletic careers shielded by a presumed FDA safety net, this illusion does nothing to protect athletes or their careers from a false positive drug test in the case of trace contamination. The IOC and WADA have a strong stance on doping test results, a reminder that it is the result that matters, not what or how the athlete may have consumed a substance.
There are two things that athletes concerned about this situation can do to minimize their risk of ingesting trace amounts of a prohibited substance. The first is to avoid supplements altogether, sticking with “regular” food, which is less likely to contain contamination of prohibited substances. For example, avoidance of additives such as a “protein boost” with a smoothie or a daily multi-vitamin would be in order. However, for the endurance athlete, avoidance of all supplements would likely be at a significant detriment to training and performance.
An alternative approach is to select supplements that have undergone specific prohibited-substance testing, such as that conducted by the Informed-Choice program and others. By testing supplements for trace amounts (10 ng/g or %) of prohibited substances on a lot-to-lot basis, athletes can be assured of minimizing their risk due to trace contamination. This testing goes far beyond the standard analytical tests that manufactures carry out to release a product for sale. Seeking and purchasing tested lots can be difficult when faced with an entire shop filled with product and hard-to-read lot numbers and expiry dates. Logos on some products can identify tested lots if the manufacturer has decided to partake in a costly registration program. Also, some online shops may carry tested supplements. The only dedicated online shop is Inbounds Athletics which sells only product with actual certificates of analysis for each tested lot.
Contamination is not just an issue for professional athletes. Nobody should risk consuming supplements tainted with substances that are not on the label and a deliberate component of the formulation. Issues of contamination in our food supply (melamine found in milk, for example) illustrate the importance of proper testing and awareness of the food and supplements we ingest.
In this era of drug cheats and pressure to perform on a world stage, all athletes who are concerned about trace contamination and a false positive drug test may wish to consider the above suggestions. After all, drug testing should be about exposing deliberate cheaters.
This drug was first produced in 1964 by a company called Searle. It was designed to be a safe and mind anabolic steroid and in low doses was well tolerated by women and children. Oxandrolone is a Class I anabolic, mildly androgenic steroid, which makes it safe to use in many cases. This drug has been used for anything from, burn victims to treatment of osteoporosis as it provides calcium to the body which will aid in bone regeneration. However in 1989 this drug was discontinued by Searle Laboratories partly due to the illegal use among bodybuilders. Around 6 years later Bio-Technology General Corp negotiated a deal with Searle where they would continue to manufacture the drug Anavar and supply it to BTG. This is when a press release went out stating its effects on involuntary weight loss and focused itself on HIV/AID’s wasting indications which were approved by the FDA where they were able to dictate the price by it being granted Orphan Drug status by the Food and Drug Administration.