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Steroid Drug Testing

Sports athletes happen to be examined for steroid use for several years, and lots of happen to be suspended from sports, have needed to quit Olympic medals, or need triggered other sports athletes associated with these to be suspended. Regardless of this, steroid drug abuse among sports athletes is extremely large. Certain national gym chains are recognized for getting in-house staff which will connect body contractors along with other sports athletes to doctors or drug sellers who`ll distribute anabolic steroids. Using anabolic steroids is against the law, but supplying them is a whole lot worse and may cost you a person amount of time in jail. Teens who exercise are frequently offered anabolic steroids to assist them to build muscle faster.

Steroid drugs are created guy-made drugs that are based on male sex the body`s hormones. They get buff and increase male characteristics. Anabolic steroids might be legally supplied by your physician to deal with debilitating illnesses for example Helps along with other illnesses, but they`re not legal unless of course an individual has a prescription on their behalf from the licensed physician. A few of the illegal anabolic steroids that are offered in the pub are really medicine for creatures. Vets frequently prescribe anabolic steroids to build muscle muscle of creatures, and a few of these float to the underground community available. Anabolic steroids might have serious unwanted effects which are irreversible. Some unwanted effects can impact one`s heart, liver, along with other major organs from the body.

If you`re parents of the teen who`s showing signs and symptoms of steroid use, you might want to consider professional testing in a drug testing facility for the teen. You will find also tests available on the web to check for anabolic steroids. These test-at-home kits cost around $140 for any one-time use. Because the unwanted effects of anabolic steroids are extremely severe, it`s certainly well worth the money to possess your child examined if they is obsessive about muscle building, bulking up, working out to extremes, developing flat stomach, or showing aggressive behavior. You will find other signs and symptoms too that the physician let you know. It is crucial to obtain your child help if they has proof of anabolic steroids within the urine before any permanent damage happens.

There`s a reasonably new steroid which was designed to not display in the mandatory drug tests that the majority sports athletes will need to take. This drug is Tetahydrogestirone (THG) and is discovered in 2003. THG has become noticeable in urine samples that Olympic sports athletes will need to take. Certain drug tests that others take will identify this drug too.

Most steroid drug exams are urine-based tests, and they`re frequently needed on the random test basis. Anabolic steroids remain in your body for 14 to thirty days after use, so that they will most likely show up on a steroid drug test. There`s a urine-based test which will test for 12 various steroid drugs. It tests for Testosterone, Methyloxandrolone, Clostebol, along with other anabolic steroids. Typical pre-employment drug screening doesn`t usually show using anabolic steroids because they exams are searching for 5 most generally mistreated drug groups – marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, and phencyclidine. If the employer suspects that certain from the company`s employees is mistreating anabolic steroids, the worker might be needed to possess a urine test which will show steroid use.

William Llewellyn is confued (or confusig)

The other day I saw this video of a speech given by William Llewellyn at a satellite meeting of the National Drug Conference held in Cardiff, Wales April 2012. In the Video Llewellyn gives a brief history of the sale, distribution and use of anabolic steroids in sport. The video in itself is quite informative, and some good points are made, anyone interested in Anabolic Steroids should give it a look:

Now this video is swell and I agree with most things said by Llewellyn (especially the part about using safe gear), however, there is this little detail in there which was nagging at me for the last couple of days and I have to point it out – Llewellyn is, deliberately or by mistake, giving us, the audience, mixed opinion on one specific company. I have written some positive articles/posts about Asia Pharma, am really impressed with their gear, and I don’t hide it. Then again I am nobody in the steroid world.

On the other hand William Llewellyn is quite known in the steroid world and his opinion matters. A lot of people actually use his books as some kind of guide to which gear is good and which is not. If he endorses a brand people will buy it, if he says its crap, they wont. So I would really like to know his position on AsiaPharma Pharmaceuticals.

If you watch the Llewellyn peach, you will note that in the first part of the video, where he talks about Legitimate Pharmaceutical Production he is actually using Asia Pharma production pictures. You can find the pics on their webpage or see them in their manufacturing video:

So you would think, Llewellyn thinks AsiaPharma is Good to go, right? amm, no;

As you watch through the video, Llewellyn will start talking about UG labs, how they make products and eventually will show a picture of bunched up products and name couple of companies in the picture which he believes are underground labs. But note, on this picture, AsiaPharma products are shown. He doesn’t name AsiaPharma as an underground lab, but he lets the viewer believe it is UG non the less. Here is a picture (shown at 12:52 in the video):

I believe everybody is entitled to their own opinion on any matter of their choosing. As Llewellyn gives us an opinion on Geneza, Axio, Syntrop, Diamond, DutchLab, EuroChem, one would expect he would have no problem giving us his opinion on AsiaPharma as well. So William, in your opinion, is AsiaPharma a legitimate pharmaceutical manufacturer? Are their products safe (unlike the companies you specifically named in your video)?

Jintropin rHGH

Jintropin is one of the most potent recombinant Human Growth Hormones on the market today. It’s 191 amino acid sequence HGH (natural to human body) and is produced by GeneScience Pharmaceutical Inc. According to IMS, an internationally recognized marketing firm, jintropin is the absolute market leader in China with just over 75% market share.

Jintropin stimulates linear growth and increases growth rate in children who lack adequate endogenous growth hormone. In adults with growth hormone deficiency, JINTROPIN reduces fat mass, increases muscle mass and improves energy, vitality and subjective well-being. In patients suffering from severe burns, AIDS associated muscle wasting, or undergoing major operations, JINTROPIN promotes wound healing, attenuates the protein-catabolic response and improves whole-body nitrogen economy after operation. Bodybuilders use JINTROPIN because it promotes growth of new muscle cells and uses body’s own fat as energy source.

Jintropin HGH Vials
Jintropin HGH Vials

Jintropin Indications

  • Greater cardiac output
  • Superior immune function
  • Enhanced human sexual performance
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Improved cholesterol profile
  • Reduced body fat
  • Higher energy levels
  • Increased exercise performance
  • Supplement stronger bones
  • Younger, tighter, thicker skin
  • Hair re-growth
  • Wrinkle removal
  • Increased muscle mass Re-generation of major organs that shrink with age

Jintropin and Lily’s Humatrope use secretion technology which produces a 191 amino acid sequence growth hormone, with much less E.coli protein contamination and no side effects associated with injection, such as red painful welts. This technology also has the advantage that growth hormone produced using secretion technology is very stable, it remains stable at 37C (98F degrees) for over 30 days (45C degrees for over a week). While growth hormone with 192 amino acid sequence is stable at room temperature for only a few days.


Former Philadelphia Cop Who Distributed Sciroxx Brand Steroids Pleads Guilty

Former Philadelphia Police Detective Keith Gidelson has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids and human growth hormone. Gidelson imported and sold various types of performance-enhancing drugs including various steroids marketed under the Sciroxx brand label. The former cop was identified as the ringleader of a major anabolic steroid distribution ring based in the Philadelphia.

Gidelson had a local network of steroid dealers that distributed steroids for him at gyms and health clubs throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area. A federal indictment listed more than a dozen co-conspirators who worked with Gidelson and his wife. At least two of his co-conspirators were fellow police officers.

Gidelson also sold steroids, anti-estrogens, human growth hormone (hGH) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) to individual customers that he solicited over the internet. As an internet source, he recruited customers through various bodybuilding forums including and

Gidelson purchased Sciroxx brand steroids from “Karl” in Europe and hGH from “Roger” in China. Some of the injectable steroids offered by Gidelson included Testodex Enthanthate 250 (testosterone enanthate), Nandrodex 300 (nandrolone decanoate) and Trenadex Enanthate 200 (trenbolone enanthate). Bodybuilders frequently refer to these steroids as “test”,”deca” and “tren”, respectively.

Assistant United States Attorney David Axelrod explained how easy it was for law enforcement officers to bust Gidelson and his network. Gidelson used his cell phone extensively to conduct business with his clients via SMS text messaging. Gidelson contacted clients via SMS when new steroid shipments arrived. His clients often contacted him via SMS to place steroid orders. The amount of incriminating evidence obtained from mobile phone records was extensive.

Gidelson had a consistent system for distributing these steroids, Axelrod told KYW Newsradio. When he received a new shipment of steroids, he would call or send text messages to these customers. Sometimes these calls or texts were brief and in code. For instance, Gidelson and some of his co-conspirators used the term “books” to refer to steroids. Often Gidelson and his customers would speak openly about receiving a new shipment of steroids, referring to specific types of steroids by their commonly used names.

Gidelson is expected to be sentenced in January 2013.


How To Use Clenbuterol

Clenbuterol is a widely used bronchodilator in many parts of the world. Clenbuterol is a very interesting and remarkable compound. Clenbuterol is not a steroid hormone but a beta-2-symphatomimetic. The drug is most often prepared in 20mcg tablets, but it is also available in syrup and injectable form. Clenbuterol belongs to a broad group of drugs knows as sympathomimetics. These drugs affect that sympathetic nervous system in a wide number of ways, largely mediated by the distribution of adrenoceptors. There are actually nine different types of these receptors in the body, which are classified as either alpha or beta and further subcategorized by type number. Depending on the specific affinities of these agents for the various receptors, they can potentially be used in the treatment of conditions such as asthma, hypertension, cardiovascular shock, arrhythmias, migraine headaches and anaphylactic shock. The text Goodman and Gillman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics Edition does a good job of describing the diverse nature in which these drugs affect the body. Clenbuterol, above all, has a strong anticatabolic effect, which means it decreases the rate at which protein is reduced in the muscle cell, consequently causing an enlargement of muscle cells Most of the actions of catecholamines and sympathomimetic agents can be classified into seven broad types: (1) peripheral excitatory action on certain types of smooth muscles such as those in blood vessels supplying the skin, kidney, and mucous membranes, and on the gland cells, such as those of the salivary and sweat glands; (2) a peripheral inhibitory action on certain other types of smooth muscle, such as those in the wall of the gut, in the bronchial tree, and in blood vessels supplying skeletal muscle; (3) a cardiac excitatory action, responsible for in increase in heart rate and force of contraction; (4) metabolic actions, such as an increase in the rate of glycogenolysis in liver and muscle and liberation of free fatty acids from adipose tissue; (5) endocrine actions, such as modulation of the secretion of insulin, rennin, and pituitary hormones; (6) CNS actions, such as respiratory stimulation and, with some of the drugs, an increase in wakefulness and psychomotor activity and a reduction in appetite; and (7) presynaptic actions that result in either inhibition or facilitation of the release of the neurotransmitters such as such as norepinephrine and acetylcholine.”

The drug clenbuterol is specifically a selective beta-2 sympathomimetic, primarily affecting only one of the three subsets of beta-receptors. Of particular interest is the fact that this drug has little beta-1 stimulating activity. Since beta-1 receptors are closely tied to the cardiac effects of these agents, this allows clenbuterol to reduce reversible airway obstruction (and effect of beta-2 stimulation) with much less cardiovascular side effects compared to nonselective beta agonists. Clinical studies with this drug show it is extremely effective as a bronchodilator, with a low level of user complaints and high patient compliance. Clenbuterol also exhibits an extremely long half-life in the body, which is measured to be approximately 34 hours. This makes steady blood levels easy to achieve, requiring only a single or twice daily dosing schedule at most. This of course makes it much easier for the patient to use, and may tie in to its high compliance rate. In spite that clenbuterol is available in a wide number of other countries however; this compound has never been approved for use in the United States. The fact that there are a number of similar, effective asthma medications already available in this country may have something to do with this, as a prospective drug firm would likely not find it a profitable enough product to warrant undergoing the expense of the FDA approval process. Regardless, foreign clenbuterol preparations are widely available on the U.S. black market.

HOW TO USE CLENBUTEROL: Numerous athletes use Clenbuterol after steroid treatment to balance the resulting catabolic phase and thus obtain maximum strength and muscle mass. A further aspect of Clenbuterol is its distinct fatburning effect. Clenbuterol burns fat without dieting because it increases the body temperature slightly, forcing the body to burn fat for this process. Due to the higher body temperature Clenbuterol magnifies the effect of anabolic/androgenic steroids taken simultaneously

CLENBUTEROL DOSAGE: Athletes usually take 100-140 mcg/day. For women 80-100 mcg/day are usually sufficient, It is important that the athlete begin by taking only one tablet on the first day and then increasing the dosage by one tablet each of the following days until the desired maximum dosage is reached. The compound is usually taken over a period of 8-10 weeks. Since Clenbuterol is not a hormone compound. It has no has no side effects typical of anabolic steroids. For this reason it is also liked by women.

Side Effects of CLENBUTEROL: Possible side effects of Clenbuterol include restlessness, palpitations, tremor (involuntary trembling of fingers), headache, increased perspiration, insomnia, possible muscle spasms, increased blood pressure, and nausea. Note that these side effects are of a temporary nature and usually subside after 8-10 days, despite continuation of the product.


Domestic underground lab selling online busted in Omaha, Nebraska

Performance enhancers. You hear the term in reference to professional baseball players, Olympians and most recently, celebrated cyclist Lance Armstrong. But you dont expect one of your neighbors to be dealing in illegal steroids. Omaha police discovered in April that four local residents were players in a steroid ring with origins in China and a drug kingpin in New York.

Local narcotics detectives say they stumbled onto the largest steroid bust of their careers, one involving several hundred thousand dollars of the drug. Christopher J. Bowers, 45, of Omaha, Ryan M. Bowers, 29, of Papillion, Bernard Venditte, 31, of Omaha and Jeanine A. Rowe, 35, of Papillion each was charged with possession of illegal steroids with intent to deliver. The four are accused of acting as delivery agents for large shipments of home-cooked testosterone cocktails. Thousands of vials of illegal steroids were shipped into the Omaha area before and during the months-long investigation, said Omaha Police Sgt. Dave Bianchi. Raw hormones from China were mailed to the drug operations leader in New York. Bianchi said the ringleader turned it into an injectable solution and then bottled, labeled and shipped the toxic product to the Omaha and Papillion home addresses of those arrested. Their job was to repackage and mail the vials to online buyers.

The investigation began in April when a U.S. Postal Service inspector noticed something odd about two packages. Two Express Mail packages with consecutive numbers had been mailed from different post offices in New York. Both were addressed to Christopher Bowers home in Omaha, but the return addresses were for nonexistent businesses in New York, according to court documents. Those were red flags, indicating that drugs likely were in the packages. Police followed the delivery of the packages to Bowers home in midtown and discovered hundreds of vials of testosterone. These steroid cocktails would never be used as legitimate medical treatments, said Omaha narcotics Detective Greg Hamill. The home-brewed anabolic steroids had labels from a fake laboratory called Lexx Labs and were named Sustanon-300, Nandro-100, Masteron-100 and Deca-300. The doses could be up to 100 times higher than those used to treat medical conditions. Hamill called the mixtures ridiculously toxic. I believe some of the drugs would have stayed in Omaha, but we have nothing to indicate that the steroids were pushed on kids or legitimate athletes, Bianchi said. Hamill said the majority of steroid users are men looking to quickly bulk up muscle mass. Steroid abuse has been linked to serious health problems, including liver damage, kidney impairment or failure and enlargement of the heart, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Anabolic steroids fall under the same legal classification as the illegal possession of oxycodone or vicodin. When Bowers was questioned, authorities said, he implicated his nephew, Ryan Bowers. The younger man then indicated to police that a friend, Venditte, had approached him with the opportunity to make some money by repackaging steroids sent from New York, court documents state. Police said the supplier likely had used an online message board to approach one of the Omaha-area residents, who had purchased and personally used steroids in the past. More steroids were found in Vendittes west Omaha apartment, and then detectives uncovered Rowes connection to Venditte and yet more steroids.  This was the largest steroid arrest I have been involved with in 20 years, Bianchi said.

During the investigation, officers confiscated 4,430 vials, each containing 10 doses of illegal anabolic steroids. Also collected were 3,763 grams or more than eight pounds of raw hormone materials that originated in China, Bianchi said. Hamill estimated that an $800 investment in raw materials from China plus some basic lab equipment could turn into a $20,000 to $30,000 profit. Ryan and Christopher Bowers, Venditte and Rowe were meant to be paid for each repackaged set of steroids that was sent to an online purchaser, Bianchi said.

Once the four local residents were charged, the Omaha police narcotics unit, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and New York law officers built a case against the ringleader, Nicholas Cangiano, 34. Cangiano was indicted in May in U.S. District Court in Nebraska on two counts: conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids, and distribution of steroids. The four local people arrested have been released from jail on bail, and their cases are set for trial in Douglas County District Court. The felony charge against them carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $25,000 fine or both.

Christopher Bowers, a veteran air traffic controller at Eppley Airfield, had never been charged with a crime before in Nebraska or federal court, according to court documents. The Federal Aviation Administration said he has been suspended from his job pending the outcome of the case. Rowe had a similarly clean record. Ryan Bowers and Venditte had not been previously charged with a drug-related crime in Nebraska. The attorney for the Bowers men and Rowes lawyer declined to comment. Calls to Vendittes attorney were not returned.

Operation Pangea V

Interpol and the World Customs Organisation have spearheaded an international effort to shut down internet websites suspected of illegally selling anabolic steroids, erectile dysfunctions medications and diet pills. The crackdown occurred between September 25th and October 2, 2012.

The operation was codenamed Pangea V and involved over eighty countries around the world including the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United Kingdoms Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Australias Customs and Border Protection and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Over 20,000 illicit pharmacies have been shut down, as well as seizure of over 3,002,000 medicines. Over 80 investigations [are] ongoing and 70 persons [were] arrested, according to Aline Plançon, Interpols anti-pharmaceutical crime chief.

Organized criminals are definitely part of these illicit sales online and they are transnational people, well organized over the continents.

Only seventy people were arrested worldwide. Customs agents seized 133,000 packages containing over 3 million doses of unlicensed pills worldwide. But the big news involved the number of websites that were shut down and the methods the government used to take control of the domains.

Approximately 18,000 internet pharmacies were taken offline as a result of Operation Pangea V. Only a small percentage of the internet pharmacies specialized in the sale of anabolic steroids, human growth hormone (hGH) and other performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Most of the websites involved sold a variety of medications including antibiotics, antidepressants, high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes medications.

The websites were shutdown after government regulators contacted domain registrars and/or payment processors rather than taking legal action against the operators of such websites.

In the United States, the FDA sent warning letters directly to the internet pharmacies. Then the FDA contacted the internet service providers hosting the websites. And finally they contacted domain name registrars in order to take possession of the domain names.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) together with the U.S. Department of Justice seized a total of 686 websites accused of selling illegal medications such as steroids. The domain name seizures were part of a broader program called Operation In Our Sites.

Australias TGA worked with a domain name registrar in Brisbane to seize over 120 domain names associated with international internet pharmacies.

Civil liberties groups have been highly critical of the federal governments domain seizure initiative. They have accused the government of ignoring due process and first amendment rights of internet domain owners.


Bodybuilder-Powerlifter Andy Fiedler Sentenced to No Steroids and No Alcohol

Andy Fiedler, a former competitive powerlifter and national-level bodybuilder, was sentenced to five years of probation and 500 hours of community service for his involvement with anabolic steroids. United States District Judge Patrick J. Schiltz also prohibited Fiedler from drinking alcohol and using drugs (steroids) as a condition of his probation. But Fiedler was able to avoid imprisonment.

Fiedler admitted being involved in a conspiracy to obtain and distribute anabolic steroids and human growth hormone (hGH) in a plea agreement submitted on October 14, 2011. Fiedler and three additional co-conspirators were indicted on May 2, 2011 after being targeted by an investigation involving the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations Office of Criminal Investigations (FDA-OCI), the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS). They were prosecuted by the United States Attorneys Office in Minnesota.

Fiedler sold undercover federal agents at least 9,670 units of anabolic steroids during controlled purchases in January and February of 2008. However, Fiedlers attorney minimized the significance of that number.

Craig Cascarano, the defense attorney representing Fiedler, told a local newspaper that the quantity of steroids that Fiedler admitted to distributing was highly misleading. Cascarano suggested that a single vial of injectable steroids could account for a thousand units. That would indicate that Fiedler really only acknowledged selling ten vials of steroids according to Cascaranos calculations.

Cascarano explained that Fiedler was primarily a user of anabolic steroids and only rarely a seller. The attorney stated that ninety percent of the steroids obtained by Fiedler were also used by him.

[Andy Fiedler] was definitely a bright star in the sport [and] used steroids because it was in the sports¦, said Cascarano. Everyone did it. It was in the culture.

Fiedler was an elite powerlifter who set a world record in the bench press before turning his sights on competing as a bodybuilder in the National Physique Committe (NPC).

Fiedler lifted 810 pounds during a bench press competition sanctioned by the International Powerlifting Association (IPA) in 2004. The 810-pound mark was an IPA world record in the 275-pound weight class. Fiedler became the heaviest person to lift triple his bodyweight in the bench press.

Shortly thereafter, Fiedler moved on to bodybuilding where he gradually advanced to the national-level competitions in the sport. In the months before his arrest for steroid distribution, Fiedler placed fifth in the Super-Heavyweight division at the 2010 NPC Junior National Bodybuilding Championships.

Fiedler gave up being a competitive bodybuilder after his steroid indictment. His attorney reported that Fiedler continues to train in the gym but no longer uses anabolic steroids.

Andy is trying to put his life back together, said Cascarano. As he reflects, he knows it was not a good thing to do.