publication . Article . 2014

Dietary supplements containing prohibited substances: A review (Part 1)

van der Bijl, P;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: South African Journal of Sports Medicine, volume 26, page 59 (issn: 1015-5163, eissn: 2078-516X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa
<jats:p>Dietary supplements and chemical agents have been used for a number of decades among athletes striving to achieve increased strength and performance. This has led to a huge, growing market for the food supplement industry. The latter’s products are classified as ‘foods’ rather than drugs and are therefore free of the stringent requirements for registration of pharmaceuticals, i.e. no safety and efficacy data are required prior to registration. During the past decade, some dietary supplements have been shown to contain pharmaceutically active components not adequately identified on their package labels. These pharmaceuticals may have unintentionally enter...
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