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Athlete Warning: Higenamine

Athlete Warning: Higenamine

In November 2016, ASADA published an athlete warning on the banned substance Higenamine, following a spike in the number of detections. Since then, six more Australian athletes have tested positive for Higenamine, bringing the total number of positives for that substance to 13 across nine different sports. So if you take supplements, your sporting career could be at risk too.

ASADA has recently re-posted the warning to athletes about Higenamine – a banned substance that is often added to supplements to allow a greater volume of oxygen to be taken up into the lungs.

1 in 5 Australian supplements contain a banned substance, and these substances are not always listed on the label. This is not to say that athletes should stop consuming all supplements, as many approved substances can be beneficial to both performance and health.

Here at Precision Athletica we can assure our athletes that ALL the supplements we provide or recommend are batch tested and DO NOT contain any prohibited substances.

If you have started taking a supplement that has not been recommended by your coach at Precision Athletica feel free to contact us and discuss any concerns!

Click here to see our dietitian Stephanie Hage’s bio and contact info.

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