Archive for the ‘HGH in Pro Sports’ Category

NBA to Begin HGH Testing in 2015

The NBA now joins the list of major sports organizations that require human growth hormone blood testing. Starting in 2015-2016, during training camp this fall, all NBA players will be subjected to three tests, each one random. If a player were to test positive for human growth hormone, there is a 20 game suspension penalty [...]

John Daly challenges PGA Drug Testing

It’s no secret that drug testing of most major sports is constantly evolving to catch any and all forms of illegal drugs that may enhance a player’s ability in an unfair way. The Professional Golf Association Tour is no exception, having significantly amped up the frequency and accuracy of their test, ensuring that no illegal [...]


Andy Pettitte and the HGH Issue

Professional athletes are under a lot of pressure to perform at their best each and every game. Some athletes choose to use illegal substances such as steroids to get ahead of the competition. Other times, athletes begin to stand head and shoulders above the rest, then feel pressured to maintain their legendary status by turning [...]

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Baseball’s Recent PED Report

Baseball is a time-honored American tradition. From Babe Ruth to Willie Mays, baseball players are considered by true lovers of the sport as American heroes. Unfortunately, not all of the baseball greats followed the rules. Juicing, or using steroids or other PEDs (performance enhancing drugs) has been around almost as long as baseball. Many a [...]

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Human Growth Hormone and Dr. Oz

The human growth hormone (or HGH) is still something of a mystery. What we do know is that HGH is produced by the pituitary gland, and regulates growth in children and teens. HGH also regulates your body fluids, the growth of muscle and bone, as well as your sugar and fat metabolism. It also possibly [...]

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A-Rod Concludes Suspension; Readies for 2015 Season

As the 2014 Major League season finished with the San Francisco Giants outlasting the Kansas City Royals in Game Seven of the World Series, an interesting offseason began. Free agent signings, player trades, new managers and young rookies full of potential will be the topic of headlines in the winter months ahead of Spring Training. [...]

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HGH Testing and UFC

Human Growth Hormone testing was in the news again recently when it was reported that UFC middleweight Cung Le, aged 42, was given a year-long suspension from competing in MMA Fighting due to a positive HGH test. The UFC yesterday rescinded their suspension due to flaws discovered in their testing process. The UFC becomes the [...]

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Highlights of Recent HGH Survey by MedReviews

Consumer review website, MedReviews recently released the results of a survey it had conducted on the benefits and side effects of HGH supplements. This survey showed the side effects and benefits that HGH supplements for anti-aging and bodybuilding could have on the body. In order to achieve this result, MedReviews used a total of 60 [...]

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NFL’s New Policy on PED’s

It has taken three years but the National Football League and its players’ union, the NFLPA, have hammered out an agreement on a new policy last week that focuses on testing for performance enhancing drugs (PED’s) and the appeals process for players. In addition, the two parties are close to finalizing changes to the existing [...]

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WADA: HGH Testing is Back in International Sports

For the last year, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), an independent foundation that promotes, coordinates, and monitors the fight against drugs in international sporting competitions, has not been testing for Human Growth Hormone (HGH), even though it is one of the most used, most controversial substances in modern sports. It is thought to be used [...]