Friday, March 07, 2008

Amber Neben and others sue Hammer Nutrition

Big thanks to 'sailfishne' for giving me the heads up on this. I like keeping tabs on Neben because of her history with the University of Nebraska. I'll be interested in seeing how this case turns out.

I don't know what all Endurolyte is supposed to do for you, but if your main objectives are electrolytes, you might consider checking out Elete. That's the electrolyte supplement I've used since I started employing such things and which also sponsors Team Revolution.

-------------------------- - the world centre of cycling: "News feature, March 7, 2008
Neben, others sue Hammer Nutrition over contamination

American cyclist Amber Neben, along with professional triathletes Rebekah Keat and Mike Vine, filed a lawsuit in a California district court last December against Hammer Nutrition, maker of Endurolytes. The lawsuit alleges that the product contained unlisted substances that caused all three plaintiffs to produce positive doping tests, and that further resulted in subsequent doping violations and sanctions."


Marc said...

Companies, like gatorade, do their own research with their own scientists. Some bias going on? Being a scientist myself that's a no, no. Funny how salt makes you thirsty, sodium in gatorade, but it's called the " thirst quencher". You really lose water not much electrolytes. Why do only certain muscles cramp, the ones you have used extensibly, if you loose a lot of electolytes? Shouldn't all muscles cramp? Maybe this has to do with fatigue?

Buyer beware. Do your research. Companies want your money.

Marc said...

One other point, it is ultimately up to the athlete, especially one in her position, to know what they are putting in their bodies. She should of gotten an analysis done by a lab or asked for a Certificate of Analysis from Hammer Nutrition. Lots of these products are produced in facilities that produce ban substances. A structured training program, a balanced diet and water will help your performance.

Neve_r_est said...

Wow, thats a big black eye for one of the most trusted ultra fuel companies in the world.
Be keen to note that Hammer Nutrition has been accused, not convicted of this.
How unfortunate no matter what the outcome.

I'd be hard pressed to believe anyone outside of amish farm life knows all the substances they are truly consuming.


oldmanandhisbike said...

Holy crap! I just purchased a whole case of Hammer gels! Does that mean I am a Doper now?
Thank god my performance is never worthy of scrutiny by the authorities! :^)

Anonymous said...

Oh man, someone dropped the karma HAMMER. It strikes with a thundering BOOOOM.

It's about time.

bryan said...

oldman: ridin' dirty.