Supplements in various forms to obtain the "perfect" body spreads in the market. Customers are not only athletes, but also the general public. Without knowing how to use the right supplements can be considered doping and harm the body.
Sports specialist, Michael Triangto, Monday (6/5) in Jakarta, explained, the actual supplement is additional food to fill the deficiency in the body. Diverse forms and functions.
"There is in the form of tablets, capsules, powders such as milk, and others. Its function is also all kinds, including to increase muscle, lose weight, and increase energy, "said Michael.
According to Michael, who became a doctor experienced in Indonesian badminton national training, the desire to have a beautiful body shape occurred among the general public. To expedite the process, supplements be one option.
However, there are several factors that must be considered before the supplement is consumed, one of which the user should pay attention to the condition of his own body. Supplements can only be used by someone with a healthy physical condition.
"Those who are ill should consult with your doctor because it could be a substance in the supplement actually aggravate the pain," said Michael.
Supplement users should also read the detailed instructions in the box. Michael even suggested, a new user should reduce the dose of the recommended. "Generally, the dose supplements in packaging is for consumer Westerners was bigger than the people of Indonesia. Posture also affects the dose should be consumed, "said Michael.
Without the proper dosage, the negative effects will show up in continuous use, such as baldness, kidney and liver malfunction, heart attack, vision impaired, as well as brain and nerve disorders.
Therefore, the use of supplements would be better if accompanied by the doctor's instructions. "Do not follow the instructions your friends or relatives who had been taking because it could have a different effect," said Michael.
Moreover, as stated by other sports doctors, Roy Tobias, a lot of muscle mass forming supplement that is not registered and does not have a permit from the Agency for Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The seller argued supplements, their merchandise has been registered at the Food and Drug Association registered in the United States or other developed countries.
"Consumers should be wary of supplements that are not listed in the FDA. Often not all content is written honestly supplements. There are substances included anabolic steroids, but not written, "said Roy.
Use large amounts for athletes can be seen the negative effects within three to four years. For people who do not regularly use, the negative effects will be felt in 20-30 years.
FDA chief S Lucky Slamet said it did not directly supervise the substances, particularly steroids, are abused. According to him, the FDA only monitors the material and may not be used in a product.
In the sports world, the Anti-doping Agency of Indonesia (LADI), as the representative of the Agency for the World Anti-doping (WADA), plays an important role in maintaining sportsmanship. They also have to protect athletes from the use of illicit substances.
However, its implementation was not easy. "The rules of WADA is already clear. Operating budget shortfall to carry out surveillance tasks become the biggest obstacle this institution, "said Chairman Dr. Dwi Hatmisari LADI Ambarukmi.
Dwi explained, LADI role is important because it is responsible for overseeing the use of WADA banned substance list. List of substances that are always updated every year to handle LADI and doping control laboratories worldwide to determine the validity of the athlete's performance.