The challenge is to identify which are serious and which are not. Caffeine is an example of one that was on the list, then was removed, and it simplified life for a lot of people. There are arguably others that can be removed. Similarly, however there are drugs that should be added, and one of anti-doping’s biggest challenges is sorting through the list and identifying which substances should truly be banned on account of being performance-enhancing AND potentially harmful. Note that this may differ from sport to sport, and one way of implementing this is not necessarily to remove the substance from the list, but rather to change the punishment for an offence.
Hey, great list!
I don’t use them personally, but I train with a few women who do. I’ve noticed some of the side effects and they’ve mentioned it too.
But I didn’t know what to look for and how many alternatives there were – so while I’ll probably still choose not to use any (my goals are just to stay active), I’ll pass this along to my friends who want different results than I do. Maybe it’ll help them make some good choices, or to switch to something with fewer (or no) side effects.