Eating spinach=cheater.

It’s that readily available or did they have to extract it all on their own?

Their study used an extract from spinach to come to their conclusion that ecdysterone has performance enhancing properties, but from what i'm reading, it can be obtained much easier by just eating the spinach.

Unless my memory is doing me a disservice, i recall supplement companies pushing this stuff in the pre-prohormone days. Hell, i may have even bought and tried it myself at some point.
 

TideGear

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Their study used an extract from spinach to come to their conclusion that ecdysterone has performance enhancing properties, but from what i'm reading, it can be obtained much easier by just eating the spinach.

Unless my memory is doing me a disservice, i recall supplement companies pushing this stuff in the pre-prohormone days. Hell, i may have even bought and tried it myself at some point.
I believe it was called E-bol. I might be mistaken though
 

MindlessWork

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Seems WADA is looking real foolish here with these studies. I can see athletes testing positive for ecdysterone saying they ate spinach the day before :eek:
 
Seems WADA is looking real foolish here with these studies. I can see athletes testing positive for ecdysterone saying they ate spinach the day before :eek:

Oh, no doubt. i could also see someone pounding down spinach nonstop in an effort to gain an edge over the competition.

If there was a study that said large amounts of tap water had newly discovered anabolic properties, we would undoubtedly hear news of athletes dying from water intoxication.
 

MindlessWork

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Oh, no doubt. i could also see someone pounding down spinach nonstop in an effort to gain an edge over the competition.

If there was a study that said large amounts of tap water had newly discovered anabolic properties, we would undoubtedly hear news of athletes dying from water intoxication.
Lol like Popeye did in the cartoons. However I am sure the ecdysterone levels in spinach are not all that high and thus needing to consume quite a bit to get to the really detectable levels.

As for water that be a stretch...
 

MindlessWork

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I do remember incidents somewhere where some parolee had to go get a piss test and pissed hot thus having to go back to prison. Reason: eating a poppy seed bagel and not knowing they can give false positives.
 
As for water that be a stretch...

We have non athletes that roll through here all the time saying that they're on grams of various ananbolics. If it's taken at face value and believed, they're literally willing to kill themselves to attain whatever goal they've set for themselves in their mind.

Put that same mentality into a competitive athlete that has spent their entire lives attempting to be the greatest in the world and i don't think it's a stretch by any means.

Of course, water was just an example of a hypothetical scenario and can be substituted for whatever tickles your fancy.
 

balco

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Their study used an extract from spinach to come to their conclusion that ecdysterone has performance enhancing properties, but from what i'm reading, it can be obtained much easier by just eating the spinach.

Unless my memory is doing me a disservice, i recall supplement companies pushing this stuff in the pre-prohormone days. Hell, i may have even bought and tried it myself at some point.
From what I have read you need to eat 8 kg/lbs (I dont remember which) of spinach to reach the amount taken by pill during the research.
 

mp46

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So there were 2 study groups control and placebo. The study groups took either 200mg or 800mg of the extract a day.

It’s also funny that when I went researching this stuff and how to get it, there are already countless sources to buy the raw extract or even supplement companies selling it already. There are also research papers I found from nearly 20 years ago with studies of the exact same thing, so I’m not even sure why this is all of a sudden an issue since the supplement and scientific community already seems to know about it.
 
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