Anabolic Androgenic Steroids – Hazard in Food Supplements

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L. Fojtíková, S. Göselová, and B. Holubová

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague

Keywords: anabolic androgenic steroid, testosterone, dietary supplement, doping


In the last decade, several immunoassays have been published as the alternative/complementary rapid methods for steroid analysis in food supplements. The present review shows a significant amount of food supplements containing banned anabolic androgenic steroids that are not declared as ingredients thus presenting risk for consumers and may lead to positive results in anti-doping controls. Traditional methods for analysis of steroids such as LC/MS and GC/MS were used for monitoring suspect food supplements.


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