Daily Archives: March 28, 2014

Happy Friday: Banned Substances Edition

Happy Friday everyone!

So, I am sure you have all heard by now that Gabi Garcia tested positive for clomiphene- I think that’s how you spell it- after competing in the 2013’s IBJJF Worlds. ¬†From what I gather about this drug, it’s used as a fertility drug to promote ovulation, but according to the Almighty Wikipedia and other sources, it is also used as a post cycle therapy drug, to help rebalance one’s hormones after throwing them out of whack, like after a cycle of steroids. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think that’s how it’s used.

While she did test positive, the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) found Garcia at no fault after an investigation in the matter. Garcia claims there was a cross contamination in supplements, or gynecological medicine she was taking…

…Someone’s not telling the whole story here, in my opinion. I don’t really believe the whole cross-contamination story, unless Garcia is really going to the absolute worst, back alley gynecologist and pharmacist in the world, who would mix medications together. Honestly, I would believe she was willingly taking clomiphene to treat infertility before believing cross-contamination.

Also, when thinking about this, I realized I would be terrible at taking steroids: I’m pretty good about taking medications and supplements, but considering how forgetful I can be about some things…Yeesh… Our hormones and that whole system I feel is something for the most part you shouldn’t mess with unless there is something quite wrong, or you are using something like for fertility or birth control, or you need to otherwise correct a imbalance or treat a problem that is threatening your quality of life- and you are under the close supervision of a medical professional. I won’t tell anyone else how to live their lives, it’s just a choice I wouldn’t make.

What do you guys think about the whole situation? Let me know- otherwise, have a great weekend everyone!


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