Top prohibited substances in NZ
13 Mar 2019
Here's a short summary of a few of the prohibited substances in New Zealand which have resulted in sanctions. Historically more likely to feature in doping cases of the 80s and 90s or in medical journals, these substances are now more readily available than before.
All of these can present serious health risks to the user. All are against the spirit of sport, which is why they are prohibited.
|Substance||Description||Why it's used|
|Clenbuterol||Anabolic agent and a bronchodilator||Used to lose weight while maintaining lean muscle mass|
|Anabolic steroid, modified from testosterone.||
Used to gain size and strength
|Sustanon 250||Anablic steriod, contains various forms of testosterone||Used to gain size and strength|
|Stanozolol||Anabolic steroid, modified from dihydrotestosterone (DHT)||Used to gain size and strength|
A bronchodilator, designed to relax muscles in the lungs.
|Tamoxifen||Selective estrogen receptor modulator||Used to reduce the side-effects of steroids, like excess breast tissue in males|
|Erythropoietin (EPO)||Hormone produced primarily by the kidneys||The laboratory-made EPO(RHuEPO) is used to increase production of red blood cells, enhancing oxygen delivery to the muscles|