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In the near future, caffeine can equate to doping

10 March 2017, 09:00

Organization of the WADA - better known as the World Anti-Doping Agency - will soon consider chargeability to the category of forbidden medications such substances as caffeine.

Medical experts say that the drugs active ingredient is caffeine , dramatically affect the health and endurance athletes, and even superior to the effects of known meldonium.

Employees of the anti-doping structures were of the view that on the basis of caffeine drugs can be attributed to the taboo from next season. And today, this component is already included in the list of substances, selected to the WADA organization, which means that its speedy review.

Many scientists believe such an attitude to the drug sufficiently justified, since we all know that caffeine has a stimulating effect on the body, at the same time complicating the work of the cardiovascular system. Given the fact that the heart of the athletes already undergo heavy loads, caffeine may adversely affect their health.

Employees WADA deny that, after the adoption of amendments to the list of doping athletes drugs can not even drink a cup of coffee or tea or eat chocolate - because all of these foods are rich in caffeine. It is likely to be announced by certain permissible content of caffeine in the blood, which would not amount to acceptance stimulant.

Dr. Pharmacology Korobov agree with the conclusions of scientists: "Let's face it: everyone knows that caffeine can be used as a psychostimulant and general stimulant. So nothing surprising in the fact that he will be among the other prohibited drugs, I do not see. The only difficulty that appears after making the caffeine in the notorious list, is the fact that it is found in many beverages and foods. Do athletes have to limit yourself still in this? I think the scandals on this topic can not be avoided. Everything to be right, you need to clearly establish the criteria: how much caffeine in the blood is allowed, and what will be considered as doping. "

List of forbidden medicines and materials submitted by the World Doping Agency, reviewed annually. If there is a need, then this list is adjusted and supplemented.

As for caffeine, it really is often used by athletes to activate the production of catecholamines and expansion of the bronchial lumen. Acceptance of this substance makes you feel more energetic and endurance training periods, as well as lowers the perception overload the body.

In addition, there are versions that while increasing endurance, caffeine makes changes in physiological processes: improves the quality of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism during physical activity. This explains the presence of large quantities of substances in sports supplements and sports nutrition.

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