ANT WEST & Methylhexanamine:-
Where would MCN be without its usual judgmental, simplistic, shallow & stupid posters? Let’s get a few facts into perspective here before anyone slags Ant West off further, or hangs him for something that they patently fail to begin to comprehend or even understand ...
The actual substance that West has been punished for is very commonly found in various sports-nutrition drinks, powders & dietary supplements. Problem is – the vast majority of these “sports” potions DO NOT specify that methylhexaneamine is an active ingredient - or even that it is present.
It is therefore in far wider & varied use than simply as the Eli Lilley Company patented & trademarked, Forthane “nasal decongestant”.
Accordingly, if it isn’t even possible to check what one is ingesting & might show-up in any urine test – let’s drop all this, “he should have known” shit, OK? There but for the grace of God, goes a whole heap of others ...
For the same reason, the FIM is guilty of a vast overreach here. I for one hope West appeals for the sake of both himself & any others who may get inadvertently caught-out.
Whatever benefit - albeit uber-scanty or ultra-mild - that West has derived from this – let’s not confuse it with anything like EPO, HGH or methamphetamines & the host of “goodies” that Tour De France riders et al have often been caught using. It isn’t anywhere near being in the same league. These guys have found to very occasionally have some tiny flecks of urine in there - along with everything else!