Nutritional / Dietary Supplement Information
Many questions have arisen regarding the UIL alert in reference to the possibility of contamination of nutritional/dietary supplements.
As indicated in the alert, the contents and purity of nutritional / dietary supplements are NOT tested closely or regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
As such, UIL is making student athletes and parents aware of the possibility of supplement contamination and the potential effect on a student athletes’ steroid test. UIL does not approve or disapprove supplements.
Contaminated supplements could lead to a positive steroid test. The use of supplements is at the student-athlete’s own risk. Student-athletes and interested individuals with questions or concerns about these substances should consult their physician for further information.
Student athletes must be aware that they are responsible for everything they eat, drink and put into their body. Ignorance and/or lack of intent are not acceptable excuses for a positive steroid test result.