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Japanese Supplement Maker Meitan Announces Presence of Banned Substance in One of its Products

http://www.meitanhonpo.jp/information/1775/
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translated by Brett Larner

Cycling and running supplement maker Meitan Honpo Ltd. released the following on its website earlier this week.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The presence of a substance prohibited by WADA has been identified in Koshiki Bainiku Extract [Traditional Plum Extract].  More details will be forthcoming.  Please consult the following for information on the current situation.


April 11, 2016

Meitan Honpo Ltd.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: WADA-prohibited substances detected in Koshiki Bainiku Extract

Thank you for your loyal patronage of Meitan Honpo Super Athlete products.  We wish to inform you of important information.  The UK's LGC has tested the following products for the presence of substances prohibited under WADA anti-doping regulations.
  • Koshiki Bainiku Extract
  • Top Condition (TC)
  • Meitan Super Extra Gold
  • Meitan Extra Gold
  • Meitan Cycle Charge (CC)
  • Cycle Charge Caffeine Plus (CCC)
  • Cycle Charge Caffeine 200 (CCC200)
  • 2Run
  • Electrolyte Powder
Test results revealed the presence of 1,4-androstadiene-3,17-dione [also known as boldione] in Koshiki Bainiku Extract.  Specific test results for Top Condition have not yet been received.   The other products listed above have been confirmed to be free of prohibited substances, but because the following products include Koshiki Bainiku Extract as an ingredient, to be safe, athletes subject to doping control should stop taking them.
  • Koshiki Bainiku Extract
  • Top Condition (TC)
  • Meitan Super Extra Gold
  • Meitan Extra Gold
  • Meitan Cycle Charge (CC)
  • Cycle Charge Caffeine Plus (CCC)
  • Cycle Charge Caffeine 200 (CCC200)
Please note that 2Run and Electrolyte Powder have both been cleared by testing and do not contain Koshiki Bainiku Extract and are safe for athletes subject to doping control to use.

The results above are the results of screening testing only, so preparations are currently underway for more detailed secondary centrifuge testing of the Koshiki Bainiku Extract used in the Cycle Charge group of energy products.  We will post the results as soon as they have been reported.

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