HGH test leads to ban of rugby player

jintropin_musle-manIt has just been reported on ESPN’s website that the first successful test for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) has been used to ban a rugby player. With this test now being available for use in all anti-doping arena’s I don’t expect this to be the only athlete caught using HGH. I guess the big question is when will Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Football League (NFL) start testing athlete’s?

“In a major breakthrough in the fight against doping, a British rugby league player has become the first athlete to be suspended for using human growth hormone.

Terry Newton admitted taking the substance in a statement released by his attorneys on Friday. The United Kingdom Anti-Doping authority announced a two-year ban on Monday after Newton was fired by his club, Wakefield.

“It’s the first time and very significant,” WADA director general David Howman said. “It shows the people who say that HGH cannot be detected that it can. The sports people who said it can’t be detected are fooling themselves.”

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Matt Cahill has worked extensively in the nutritional supplement field, and is the former CEO of Designer Supplements. During his time in the field has researched and developed prohormones, testosterone boosters, and other related compounds, both for his own company and others.