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When Teen Boys Use Supplements

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Posted 23 May 2020

New York Times By May 21, 2020

“I’ve started cutting,” my son, a college freshman, recently told me. He meant he was temporarily restricting calories to lose body fat as part of his new focus on bodybuilding. He planned to alternate cutting with “bulking,” or building up muscle mass, aided by over-the-counter supplements like protein powder and creatine.

Everything he was doing was legal, but was it safe? I also have a teenage daughter, and I was attuned to body-image-related issues affecting girls. But I realized the risks for teenage boys were equally worrisome and decided to check with several experts.

“Almost a third of boys are trying to gain weight or bulk up,” said Dr. Jason Nagata, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco.

Many turn to protein supplements in an attempt to

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USN CreatineX4 – UK ruling

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Posted 18 March 2015

While researching UK ASA rulings, we came across this 2009 ruling against USN for the product “CreatineX4 New generation Creatine Ethyl Ester”. A complainant challenged the claims:

1. “Studies have shown that this form of creatine is up to 400% more effective than ordinary creatine” and
2. “CreatineX4 is unmatched in its ability to boost training intensity and recovery”.

The ASA concluded that, in the absence of sound clinical evidence, the claims “Studies have shown that this form of creatine is up to 400% more effective than ordinary creatine” and “CreatineX4 is unmatched in its ability to boost training intensity and recovery” were misleading. The ad breached CAP Code Substantiation, Truthfulness, Fair comparison and Health and beauty.

That was 2009 – yet South African consumers are still being scammed: On the Mkem website, the following statement (supplied by USN) is being made “400% more effective … Read the rest

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