Johnny Walker Red wrote:Some experts claim that the banned stimulants can be used as masking agents for more serious drugs, such as anabolic steroids.
believe me, this claim is nonsense
i spent a lot, a lot of time searching journals in the past looking for a paper claiming this & i have found none - if you ever find a respected paper showing this, i'll eat my hat
( the only mention i've ever heard of this is in some book : ? body-builder handbook or steroid nation or somesuch, but that wasn't written by a scientist & he offered only anecdotal quotes from bodybuilders & no hard research )
evidence enough for non-existence of this claim is that wada have downgraded stimulants to ?3 month ban whereas known proven masking agents for anabolics like diuretics give you a 2y ban
do you not believe that wada with all the research scientists at their disposal coud find a tenable paper claiming stimulants can mask anabolics ( like diuretics ), they woud have immediately upraded stimulants to the 2y ban ?