IMPORTANT INFO: Glycerol Users

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    Hi guys. Not sure how many of you are currently using Glycerol as part of your hyper-hydration practices, but see below for an extract from a letter from WADA to the AIS regarding this supplement.
    Hopefully this gives you all an opportunity to follow up with your organisation’s/club’s sport science area to get clarification and ask the right questions regarding your own situation, but thought it was important to distribute to you all.


    “The World Anti-Doping Agency would like to draw your utmost attention on the status of Glycerol, a substance promoted on the website of the Australian Sport Institute in the group A supplements: Supported for use by AIS athletes.
    Glycerol is a fairly ubiquitous substance present in various food stuff and products, but which is also well described in the scientific literature for its diuretic and plasma expanding properties.
    As such, Glycerol is considered by the WADA List Committee as a masking agent falling under Section S.5 of the WADA Prohibited List. WADA accredited laboratories are currently finalizing the development of a method which allows detection of Glycerol absorbed for doping purposes.
    WADA strongly recommends that you take all necessary measures to protect the Australian athletes from taking a substance which may lead to reports of adverse analytical findings in anti-doping tests.
    Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Dr. Olivier RABIN
    Science Director
    World Anti-Doping Agency”


    Cheers for that information, I used it quite a lot back in the mid 90’s
    when I was working with rugby league and found it to be very effective
    as a hyper hydrator, cheers,ashley

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