Doping.....advice and thoughts
Ok, a couple of things have arisen from a ride out last night with a friend, we were talking drinks when he told me he was currently using SIS Ergogenic I'd only heard of SIS Go Electrolyte, which after a little research, seems to be the same thing
He emailed me a link to what he's using which seems to suggest it is Ergogenic??
But after a little more searching, i found the ingredients list which is as follows
Carbohydrate mix (92%) (maltodextrin [produced by partial hydrolysis of a special variety of maize], fructose), natural flavouring, citric acid, electrolytes (2%) (sodium chloride, calcium lactate, potassium chloride, sodium citrate, magnesium lactate), sweetener (aspartame).
Suitable for vegans. Contains a source of phenylalanine.
Nothing about the use of Ergogenic or anything related to it.
My question is, IF it did contain Ergogenic, would it be banned by the likes of the UCI and WADA because as far as i know, its in some way linked or is an anabolic steroid??
My other question is, which will be more of a personal opinion i think, Do alot of amateur riders use things that would be banned in pro cycling?? (intake wise rather than bikes and cycling gear)
Like most of us, who enter sportive's and similar races, i have used various gels, drinks, bars and so forth, but never really thought about what is in them or if they contain things that would be banned.