Kudos to him. Which supplement screwed his AD test in his previous attempt?
"Martin Toft Madsen set a Danish Hour Record earlier last year, but it was voided after he failed the doping test, for what was deemed a contaminated supplement, which meant he didn't get any ban, but the result was still voided."
You know what, whenever someone caught with doping says, that the charges are pure BS, you don't believe them. But in this case, I actually believe him.
And the way I see it, he actually proved his innocence. He was taking some food supplement pills named L-carnitine, that he bought from a big danish supplement company with a very good reputation. The company stated on their webpage, that all their products were 100 % legal and didn't contain banned substances of any kind. By accident their L-carnitine products were contaminated with a DMBA, which is a banned substance. Fortunately he still had some pills left and he handed them over to the anti doping agency. They ran some tests on the pills and they found traces of DMBA in them. In other words he provided proof of the origin of the banned substance and he got a slap on the wrist, but they still cancelled his result on his 2017 hour attempt. He later got an apology from the supplement company, and they removed the information from their webpage describing how their products didn't contain banned substances.
Long time ago you would by some “ supplements “ and the company’s producing them would add steroids etc so you would get results and think this company have finally come up with a legit product that works, There have been tons of products that have been banned where illegal PED’s have turned up in them. Supplements have a history of this and pro athletes know full well the risk of taking a supplement. I
He’s as guilty as any other doped rider. Who knows this could have been a ploy to cover his a## and something else he may have been taking ,he knows exactly what he’s doing.
DMBA is a new version of methylhexanemine
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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has ruled that products containing methylhexaneamine need to be removed from the UK market amid concerns of potential risks to public safety.
Methylhexaneamine, which is often listed under a number of different names including DMAA and MHA, is most commonly used as a workout aid or weight-loss supplement and is banned in-competition under the World Anti-Doping Agency List of Prohibited substances and methods.
The MHRA has issued eight urgent notices instructing retailers to remove the product and any other DMAA containing products from sale.
David Carter, the Manager of the MHRA’s Medicines Borderline Section said: “People need to be aware when choosing their sports supplements. These products may claim to increase performance but contain powerful ingredients which can have serious side-effects.
“We recommend that people only use approved products and speak to a qualified medical practitioner if they have any concerns about any supplements they may be taking.”
Graham Arthur, Director of Legal at UK Anti-Doping said: “This is a significant step forward for all competitive athletes as methylhexaneamine is a banned substance ‘in-competition’ that frequently appears in over the counter and internet bought products but not clearly on the label.
“Athletes who use sports supplements need to choose reputable manufacturers who can justify their claims with scientific evidence, and have their products screened to minimise the risk of testing positive for a substance on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List.
“UK Anti-Doping continues to work closely with the MHRA to protect the health of athletes and to prevent doping in sport."