Friday, August 6, 2010

Fixler/Cabral/Meszaros: Methylhexaneamine-heads!

Subber10 over at The Crawfish Boxes touched on the banned stimulant that Meszaros, Fixler, and Cabral tested positive for: methylhexaneamine. WTF is that?

The infallible Wikipedia basically says that Methylhexanamine is a nasal decongestant, though it can be used as a general stimulant.

Back in 2009, five Jamaican athletes were suspended for testing positive for Methylhexanamine, but only because the anti-doping panel couldn't figure out if it was actually prohibited, so they suspended them anyway, because it was close enough to another banned substance.

This bodybuilding forum says that methylhexaneamine has properties similar to amphetamines and ephedrine.

So, to sum up: There's a pretty good chance that Meszaros, Fixler, and Cabral were busted for a nasal decongestant.

If I'm wrong - and it's entirely possible - leave a comment.


kenny said...

Methylhexaneamine aka 1,3dimethylamylamine is found in a muscle building supplement called jack3d. This supplement can be found at gnc and is used by many college and professional athletes. These players got caught using something that is going to give minimal results while they could of used steroids and got suspended the same amount of time.

Joe said...

Mularkey! I think my feelings towards Meszaros will the same, unless of course he was snorting bottles of claritin to pitch scoreless innings. Highly doubtful. Just hope he learns his lesson because we all know how the northeastern media loves to spin these things.