We don't know. I would imagine that TRN isn't but it's got to be awfully close because ALRI pulled it from the market almost as soon as it was released. As to TST, there's a reason ALRI abandoned it before full-scale production.Originally Posted by dmilhouse
People tend to think of the law as absolute black and white, yes and no answers.....but there is a reason that every lawyer answers a question by saying "it depends." The law is all shades of gray....which is why there is a class of experts called lawyers whose job it is to navigate and interpret those shades of gray.
My guess (and it is only a guess) is that it is a reasonable judgment call as to whether these compounds break the law or just barely circumvent it. When the enforcement environment was lax, ALRI (their lawyers) were willing to take a liberal interpretation of that judgment call. When the enforcement environment turned harsh, they erred on the side of a conservative judgement call and decided to abandon these two products rather than face years of possible litigation.
Other companies appear to be willing to take a more liberal interpretation and thus are releasing limited runs of these products banking on the fact that they will be sold and out of distribution before any agency looks into what they are. If you cannot take the chance of consuming something which MAY be just over the line, then don't. 99% of the progress you're going to make building your body is exercise and nutrition anyway. Focus on those things rather than the extra little help that these supplements can provide. Those who can take the chance, should be thankful for these companies who are willing to put the compounds out. JUST MY OPINION.