Saturday, November 26, 2011

More young men are using Creatine to build muscle

NEW YORK, NY – ( November 21, 2011) - More and more young men are using Creatine to supplement their weight lifting in order to build muscles according to industry experts.

Creatine is a natural chemical produced in the body by amino acids and stored mainly in the skeletal muscles with little amounts found in the brain and heart. Creatine is found also in proteins such as red meats and fish, and is also becoming popular among athletes and bodybuilders by consuming creatine supplements in either capsule or powder form for quick digestion.

Most athletes and bodybuilders prefer the chemical to anabolic steroids because of its ability to build muscle mass and enhance performance during intense, brief sports activities and workouts such as sprints and weightlifting. Studies are also showing that athletes performing endurance activities such as running and aerobics can advance from creatine as well although these studies are yet to have any conclusive evidence. Athletes taking creatine supplementation is a controversial subject even though it doesn't seem to have similar side effects of illegal performance enhancing drugs, it still is known as a performance enhancer and many feel it should be restricted from use in professional sports.
Creatine has been noted to decrease muscle fatigue, and has also been noted to strengthen the muscles and is used by some patients who have experienced muscle weakness due to injury, surgery, or certain conditions such as Parkinson's, arthritis, muscular dystrophy, Huntington's disease, congestive heart failure, myasthenia gravis, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), and McArdle's disease. Please consult your local doctor before consuming any new supplementation, medication, exercise, or change of diet.

Friday, November 25, 2011

St. Charles County bodybuilders face drug charges

Two bodybuilders have been charged with the illegal use and distribution of HGH in St. Charles County.

According the the US Attorneys office of Eastern Missouri, Gregory L. Loomans, 40, of St. Charles, and Keith E. Ashabranner, 32, of O'Fallon, were indicted by a federal grand jury.

The indictment claims that the two purchased steroids, and HGH, used some for personal use, distributed the rest to each other, and bodybuilders in gyms around  St. Charles Missouri County.

The indictment charged them with one felony count of conspiracy to distribute human growth hormone.The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and or a maximum fine of $250,00.00. 
The U.S. DEA, the FDA and the Missouri South Central Drug Task Force investigated the case with assistance from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations.

Ya know, I am so glad these two criminals have been taken off the street. I'm sure my family will be so much safer at night, and I should sleep much better. It's a real shame our country is once again wasting money on these kind of investigations. On a daily basis I see crack dealers, junkies, pimps , gang members and a plethora of far more dangerous people walking around free on our streets, but our government chooses to go after the guys who sell a little growth hormone. 

We are living in a country where people don't have health insurance, 1 of 10 struggle with hunger issues. When will the people of the US demand that our Govt. get their priorities straight. ~ NML

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Officer pleads guilty to drug charges

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A Norfolk police officer plead guilty to two drug charges in court Wednesday.
37-year-old Kristen Wayne Harris was indicted back in Aug. on ten counts of selling/distributing anabolic steroids and one count possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.
Harris plead guilty to the marijuana charge and allegations that he had and sold steroids.
Harris, of the 4800 block of Kempsville Greens Parkway in Virginia Beach, was employed with the department at the same time the offenses occurred. He resigned from the force in June.
Harris will be sentenced February 29.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Responsibility of Board Staff to Their Members

Just watching and reading what is going on with some of the boards in our community regarding the possible bust of an unnamed board owner/source. I have to say the ultimate responsibility lies with the owners and admins who come across this information before members normally do. If an admin/mod knows that a source is or is probably compromised, is it the responsibility of the board to report this to the members who support that board? This is a question I have been thinking about for some time now. Who does the board look out for in these situations, the sources reputation, or the members safety? To me the answer is clear. In my opinion I feel the responsibility is to the members, always. Members safety is the most important safety concern boards should have. With out the members the boards have absolutely nothing. On top of that, the members trust that the boards they frequent will keep their safety in mind when it comes to issues of safety.

I decided to blog on this topic as I wish all board owners and staff will think about this, and take this issue seriously. Our community and the safety of members depends on it. There have been too many times where a member has been compromised either financially or legally when key people had information they decided to sit on instead of letting people know only to possibly save the reputation of sources. I fully understand the importance of protecting sources as well, but it is much easier for a source to regain his rep than it is for members to serve a jail sentence or collect on funds sent to a compromised source. Stay safe friends ~ NML