In just over a year, 13 Australian athletes from nine different sports have tested positive to Higenamine, which is prohibited both in and out of competition. This is in spite of a warning issued by ASADA in November 2016. Higenamine is often listed on the ingredient label of the supplements, however this is not always the case. As such, ASADA is reiterating its warning around the risk of supplements, as well as ways to help reduce that risk.
To do that, ASADA have published a blog specifically about Higenamine, which includes the names of supplements known to cause positives, and have made several posts on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
In addition to this warning, ASADA, in conjunction with sporting partners such as the AIS, will be continuing to look at creating new and innovative resources which will assist athletes to avoid or reduce the risk involved with supplement products and we look forward to making these available for your use in the near future.