Doping-control urinalysis of a ginseng extract, Cold-FX, in athletes.

  title={Doping-control urinalysis of a ginseng extract, Cold-FX, in athletes.},
  author={Danny P Goel and Jonathan Geiger and Jacqueline J. Shan and Dean Kriellaars and Grant N Pierce},
  journal={International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism},
  volume={14 4},
Nutraceuticals may induce doping infractions through contamination of the product itself or their ingestion might be metabolized within the body to create a positive doping control test. We tested this possibility using a commercially available, proprietary ginseng root extract (Cold-FX, CV Technologies Inc., Edmonton, AB). After athletes ingested Cold-FX for 28 d at 400 mg/d, urine samples were collected and processed under strict IOC doping control guidelines and then analyzed for a full… CONTINUE READING