For all CSI Pacific Athletes, Teams and Staff,
This email is to inform you that we have been notified that a Canadian canoeist athlete has recently tested positive for a banned substance. At this point, we are unaware of the source of doping but should have more information in the next 1.5 weeks. At the time of testing, this athlete was taking the 4 supplements listed below. All but the NutraSea Omegas (considered to be very low risk) have been tested for banned substances via various testing programs.
To err on the side of caution, we strongly recommend you discontinue use of all supplements listed below until we know more information:
Batch # 20161218
Lot # 1716925
Power Bar beta-alanine
Batch # 146822
NutraSea Omega-3 HP + vitamin D capsules
Lot # 20871
M.E.G. military caffeine gum:
Arctic Mint Batch # AR-00102
Spearmint Batch # SP- 00101
Cinnamon Batch # CN-00103
We will note that many of you will still retain the performance benefits of the beta alanine and creatine leading into your competitions in the next few weeks even once you stop taking these products.
We should also note that at this time, none of these tested products has been shown to be the source of this positive test, and that many athletes take these products world-wide and specifically the batches listed above, across Canada. That said, as stated above, to err on the side of caution we recommend discontinuing use until more testing can take place.
As you are all aware, the safety and purity of supplements is a top priority for CSI-Pacific. We will be in touch once we have more information.
If you, or your sport, has more questions, we would suggest you reach out immediately to Dr. Trent Stellingwerff or Dr. Paddy McCluskey.
CEO – CSI Pacific