FDA to try to stem sales of supplement andro

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    FDA to try to stem sales of supplement andro


    FDA to try to stem sales of supplement andro


    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government will crack down on the steroid-like supplement made famous by baseball's Mark McGwire, telling companies Thursday to quit selling androstenedione unless they can prove it's not dangerous.

    Commonly called andro, the product is a steroid precursor -- the body uses it to make testosterone.

    That means it poses the same health risks as directly using an anabolic steroid, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to say in warnings telling 23 manufacturers to cease their production.

    Anabolic steroids, which build muscle, are controlled substances. But andro -- because it is a precursor, not the steroid itself -- has long been marketed as a dietary supplement, selling over the counter. U.S. law lets dietary supplements sell with little oversight to ensure they're safe.

    But the FDA is citing a seldom-used provision of that law that defines as a dietary supplement natural ingredients that were on the market before 1994 -- and says manufacturers must prove that any new ingredients are safe before selling them as supplements.

    Andro wasn't on the market in 1994 and thus its makers failed to follow the law's safety provision, said a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services.

    The FDA expects its action to at least temporarily halt andro sales. Meanwhile, Congress is considering legislation sponsored by Sen. Joe Biden, D-Delaware, that would permanently end over-the-counter sales of andro, as well as a new steroid named THG, and subject them to the same prescription restrictions as apply to anabolic steroids.

    Andro's use skyrocketed after McGwire said he used it in 1998, the year he hit a record-setting 70 home runs for the St. Louis Cardinals. He has said he later quit the supplements.

    Medical studies show andro does raise testosterone above normal levels. Side effects of elevated testosterone include acne, baldness, and a drop in the so-called good cholesterol that could lead to heart disease.

    Critics are especially concerned about andro's effects if taken by children while they're undergoing puberty.

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    Ahh it was already posted bro.
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    LOL, good, they can have andro... we'll take the other stuff... hahah. We all know it's a matter of time before all PH/PS are out...stock while ya can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whosyourdaddy02
    LOL, good, they can have andro... we'll take the other stuff... hahah. We all know it's a matter of time before all PH/PS are out...stock while ya can.
    yeah but the andro-diol's are pretty darn good (4-ad)

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