Attention: Adverse Analytical Athlete Finding

The following information was distributed by the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba;

Information has been circulating regarding a Canadian athlete who recently received positive results from an out of competition doping control that took place in late July. At this point, the source of the banned substance is unknown. There are four supplements that the athlete was taking during the timeframe in question and are currently being tested. It will be several weeks until these results are received.

The four supplements are:

  1. Precision creatine, Batch # 20161218,Lot # 1716925
  2. Power Bar beta-alanine, Batch # 146822, Lot# 8109
  3. NutraSea Omega-3 HP + vitamin D capsules, Lot # 20871
  4. M.E.G. military caffeine gum:

                a. Arctic Mint, Batch # AR-00102
                b. Spearmint, # SP-00101
                c. Cinnamon, Batch # CN-00103

Until we receive additional information, it is strongly advised that athletes discontinue using these specific supplements. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide additional information regarding the supplements under review. We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter. The COPSI Network has circulated similar communication to the sports with whom they support. OTP has been asked by the COPSI Network to ensure that all NSOs receive the information directly.

Going forward, there will be a fulsome review of Canada’s current policies and procedures related to supplement consumption, selection process and quality control.

As you are all aware, the safety and purity of supplements is a top priority for CSC-Manitoba. We will be in touch once we have more information.

Athletics Manitoba will update this post as more information becomes available.

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