Great article. I found this while researching the IM Forums where you also have great info as well. I’ve read quite a bit all over the web. There’s so much confusion over this. I don’t have an opinion either for or against and can read between the lines/blurs/mumbo jumbo of what’s in print and find minimal reality of any facts supporting true positive results for any OTC T-booster product. This still leaves me in a quandary. I’m currently doing a cycle of 1-Andro/Anabolic Matrix and would like to keep my gains if any result from it. With all OTC products being pretty much useless for boosting test what would be a viable option for doing so as a PCT??
Athletes, like all others, may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications. If the medication an athlete is required to take to treat an illness or condition happens to fall under the prohibited list, a therapeutic use exemption may give that athlete the authorization to take the needed medicine. Criteria for granting a therapeutic use exemption are 1.) The athlete would experience significant health problems without taking the prohibited substance or method, 2.) The therapeutic use of the substance would not produce significant enhancement of performance, and 3.) There is no reasonable therapeutic alternative to the use of the otherwise prohibited substance or method. Note hormone replacement therapy (HRT), . supplementing with prescribed testosterone in any form to raise testosterone levels due to natural decreases that occur with aging (even if to just elevate levels to within ‘normal’ ranges), is NOT considered a medicinal exception. Persons using HRT would not be eligible for WPA/NANBF/IPE competition.