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The Athlete’s Saving Grace

Keeping up your good health is very important as it greatly affects your life. For athletes, this is very important as their career depends on this. One of the biggest problems a lot of athletes who use chemical enhancements encounter is testicular atrophy.

Since a lot of these athletes strive to achieve more and beyond than what their body allows, they acquire the use of various steroids. They aim to have that perfect steroid cycle and hope to look and feel good. However, using steroids has many bad effects on your body with the most prominent one being testicular atrophy.

Testicular atrophy is the medical term used on shrunken testicles as a result of using too many steroids. Not only will it hurt your ego, it will also affect your athletic career and performance in this field and possibly, your entire life.

So, if you are affected by testicular atrophy, you may have a reason to believe that it would be the end of your entire world and your life. However, a simple answer has been developed. And that answer comes in the form of a small pill bottle which is the HCGenerate.

The HCGenerate is specially formulated in order to counter any possible effects of steroid use. It stimulates and balances out the production of your body’s testosterone. It is essential to on cycle support and post cycle therapy in order to help the body return to the natural hormonal balance.

HCGenerate’s ingredients are the following:

  • Fadogia Agrestis – The main ingredient that helps in stimulating your body’s leydig cells, which are cells found in the testicle that produces testosterone.
  • Bulgarian Tribulus and Zinc – This helps the body produce more testosterone.
  • 3, 4 Divanillyteterahydrofuran (DVHTF) – Helps in the improvement of concentration.
  • Vitamin E – Optimizes testosterone production.
  • Fenugreek PE – It boosts testosterone and keeps your cholesterol level normal by converting them to testosterone.

hcgenerateAlthough the HCGenerate may sound shady, it actually has a lot of benefits which includes, but is not limited to:

  • The increase in testosterone levels
  • Its counteraction to any effects of steroids
  • oosts energy and strength
  • Maintains muscle gains
  • Legal and safe

So, if you are an athlete and are looking for anything to help you build your stamina, give HCGenerates a try now.

SARMS And The Law

The lawsuit filed by Nutrition Distribution During the last few years, the popularity of Selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) has surged to new heights. SARMS suddenly became the most popular thing after Prohormones that once ruled the bodybuilding and fitness industries were banned by the US Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA) in December 2014.

Medically, Selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) have been used in many clinical trials to enhance bone health and physical function without posing adverse results on the cardiovascular system and the prostate. These “next generation” research chemicals have proved their efficacy in treatment of severe health conditions such as cancer cachexia, frailty, osteoporosis, aging and chronic diseases.

However, a big majority of bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts have been using these drugs for image and performance enhancement purposes. This is primarily because SARMS have the ability to increase muscle mass, increase testosterone, improve bone density, stimulate fat loss, and many more. In addition to these advantages, SARMS do not get converted to estrogen and Dihydrotestosterone that means reduced risk of prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease, prostate enlargement, and virilization in women. Furthermore, Selective androgen receptor modulators facilitate the preferential expression of anabolic activity in bones and muscles and are not like the traditional testosterone supplementation that doesn’t possess the chemical makeup for withstanding the digestive system.

dshea vs fdaSARMS are not illegal in the United States for the fact that they are non-steroidal compounds that nevertheless have the ability to activate androgen receptors. However, they must be considered legal only for research purposes and are not meant to be sold as supplements or can be made available at supplement stores. In other words, SARMS can be purchased legally for research purposes only but they cannot be sold as supplements in the United States as that would be a purported violation of the US Food and Drug Administration’s Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). They are not classified as banned drugs by most countries of the world. Their use is prohibited at-all-times for professional athletes as SARMS find a place in the banned substances list for 2016 of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Reference:

SARMS Reviewed and Explained

2016 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods by The World Anti-Doping Agency: http://list.wada-ama.org/

Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994: https://ods.od.nih.gov/About/DSHEA_Wording.aspx

 

 

Intern at RulingSports

Officially, I am a new intern/contributor to RulingSports.com. The site, like SportsNLaw, gives a legal analysis on the sports world. It was founded by Alicia Jessop, who is a regular contributor to Huffington Post, Forbes, and Business of College Sports. I will be writing on both RulingSports and SportsNLaw regularly, giving you the most up-to-date and enjoyable reading on sports law.

And most importantly, I urge everybody to go check out RulingSports.com and see the new post, on all of the interns, including myself–and might I say, I look quite handsome.

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Sports Immigration Law, Its a Real Thing

Exhausted from a full day of first year classes, I dragged myself to a Chapman Law event, hoping to network and educate myself on immigration law, and discovered a field I never knew existed – Sports Immigration Law. Yes, you read that correctly, Sports Immigration Law – Its a Real Thing.

Now you may be able to anticipate what I am going to say next, but if you’re like me and relatively uneducated on the topic – then prepare for that feeling of, “That makes sense, how come I never thought of that.”

I sat down at a table dressed professionally with white cloth, with a gratis Mexican platter of beans, rice, and enchiladas. I began to quick-eat to satisfy my hunger before the panel began. As I ate the fiesta on my plate an attorney sat down directly to the right of me, who came to support her fellow Immigration Law colleagues. Before I could ask a question she started explaining her practice and the field, using the Los Angeles Clippers as an example, and the story goes as so…

The Canadian Border

The Canadian Border

On Feb 2nd of 2013, the Los Angeles Clippers traveled on a road trip to Toronto for their game against the Raptors. Before arriving, the Clippers management – aware of Canadian Law- contacted this attorney (who I will keep anonymous for the time being) to make sure the players would have no trouble crossing the border. At the time I thought this was odd, because I often read about American Senior Citizens crossing the border to get pain medication and the issue is not entrance into Canada, but re-entrance back into the United States. So what were the Clippers concerned about? Were some of the players wanted by the Canadian police? Were they international criminals? My guesses weren’t even close. The Clippers were worried about their players’ DUI convictions. Turns out, Canada is extremely harsh on prior DUI convictions, even those that did not occur in Canada.

Routine screening upon entry into Canada includes the question, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?”

If you have been convicted of impaired driving – even if no collision was involved – you may be denied entrance.  Even with no other criminal violations. Think carefully.  Don’t lie about any convictions, regardless of how ‘trivial’.  This is especially true if  you’re entering from the U.S.  Increased cooperation between Canada and U.S., as part of post-911 security measures, means that the border agent could already have access to criminal records. Lying/forgetting about a conviction could get you barred from entry into Canada for many years.  -via TripAdvisor.com

Once again I envy the Canadian way, this is a great issue for a country to put its foot down on. It is relatively uncontroversial and saves lives.

Now the attorney wouldn’t dish exactly which Clippers had prior DUI convictions, but she did mention ten of the players were concerned with the strict law. I can’t say I’m surprised. Ever see those KIA commercials? I imagine Blake Griffin in his Optima flying down the 405 with a jet pack in the back seat. Regardless, as the Clipper’s immigration attorney she researched and successfully found a way for the convicted players to enter Canada.

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Blake Griffin’s Iconic Dunk over a KIA. @2011 NBA Dunk Contest

At a panel where I expected to be mildly entertained about lawyers who moved here from another country or who help people immigrate from foreign soil; I had the pleasure of learning about a new aspect of Sports Law – Sports Immigration Law. It reaches to olympic athletes, foreign boxers who fight in Las Vegas, and teams in the little league world series; but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Think NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, MMA, UFC, WWE, and more. All of these sports play internationally and have international players on their teams; all of whom aforementioned can afford high legal fees. Needless to say, Sports Immigration Law is a lucrative business and one that I will keep an eye on as I continue into the depths of Sports Law.