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Muscle Mutants and Sports Nutrition Supplements

A satirical piece comparing hardcore bodybuilders to the “X-Men” mutants, and examining the effect on the sports and fitness nutrition market. Mutants. In the movie sequel, “X2: X-Men United” (2003), they have extraordinary powers, such as reading minds, controlling the weather, walking through walls, or shooting ray beams out of their eyes. In response to…

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States of Confusion

Q: I’m in Connecticut. Are my state’s steroid laws different from the federal laws? A: Since most steroid busts are prosecuted under state laws, not federal laws, the first thing any potential juicer should want to know is exactly what gear-related conduct is criminal in his state and what penalties apply. Read on! Each state…

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Chemicals for “Research Purposes Only”

The proliferation of chemical products being sold online “for research purposes only” has generated countless inquiries about what’s legal and what’s not.  An Interview with Rick Collins by Citruscide* The proliferation of chemical products being sold online “for research purposes only” has generated countless inquiries about what’s legal and what’s not. Nobody wants to get…

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Beyond the End of Prohormones

Q: Do you expect to see consumers arrested by the cops for getting caught with a stash of prohormones that they stocked up on? A: Unlikely in the near future. While anyone who possesses the newly controlled products will be a drug criminal, for now the products are controlled only at the federal level (with…

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Teens and Testosterone

Q: What are your thoughts on the epidemic of teen steroid use? A: According to the latest 2008 University of Michigan Monitoring the Future studies of 8th, 10th and 12th graders, the percentage of 8th graders who reported using steroids at least once in their lives went from a high of 3.0% in 2000 down…