Sports SupplementsAn article about trying to clean up the supplement industry from SARMs

November 18, 2019

Dietary Supplement Industry and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Warn Consumers about Dangerous, Illegal Ingredients Known as SARMs

The dietary supplement industry’s leading trade associations and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) today joined in support of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent actions to protect consumers from body-building products containing Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) illegally marketed as dietary supplements. SARMs are dangerous and illegal, and they pose an immediate risk to consumers, jeopardize the careers of athletes, and have no place in any sports nutrition regimen.

Together, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the Natural Products Association (NPA), the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA), and USADA share concerns about these products and are supporting FDA’s efforts to crack down on companies unlawfully manufacturing products containing SARMs. As recognized in a recent FDA advisory, products containing these ingredients are not dietary supplements; they are unapproved drugs that have not been reviewed by the FDA for safety and effectiveness.