Originally Posted by Clint
Shit like I said earlier Dayquil will make you fail a test. The NSAC has a long list of substances that are banned but not illegal in the US, so it's pretty easy to not know that it's banned.
Others that are banned might not even be performance enhancers. Like Alves, he took a diuretic all it does is make you piss a bunch. He has admitted that he took a supplement to help cut weight and didn't realize the diuretic in it was a banned substance. This didn't help his performance it just helped him cut the weight that he would have cut in a different way anyways. It's banned for safety because abusively using diuretics for weight cutting could become unsafe, not because it gives a performance advantage.
I agree with you on this.
The idea behind banning diuretics originated in the bodybuilding arena. They use it to cut up and remove the water bloat. Insulin is even on the list. I've always wondered how they test for high insulin levels, considering insulin spikes are very common when using creatine and other supplements.