I see your point above and I'm not knocking it or your concerns. But honestly I think you may be overreacting to it. There has been similar research said about simple vitamin C. Yet I would not stop taking it because it "may" slow the progress of muscle growth. I've used triazole on two occasions. And each time made noticeable improvements on strength and mass gains. While still having joints that I could bare with lol. So I see your point. But doesn't the good outweigh the bad in this instance.