In testing for hGH, technicians rely on a sophisticated understanding of how the body reacts when you inject higher concentrations of the hormone — other forms of the hormone start to drop. So, testers look at the ratio between hGH and these other derivatives to detect foul play. Too large a gap between these concentrations is a red flag that the user may be boosting with injected hGH. To further improve their chances of detecting doped levels of the hormone, Butch says it may soon be possible to look for the molecular fingerprint that hGH leaves on other compounds, even after the actual hormone has long been cleared from the body. “We can go from a 36-hour window for detecting hGH to a couple of weeks,” he says.
Caught: 6/13/07 , following his 38-second knockout loss against Bernard Ackah at Dynamite!! USA .
Tested positive for: Unspecified anabolic steroids. Morton’s pre-fight urine test came back as positive for a very elevated T/E (testosterone) ratio — , when the average for an athlete is 6.
Punishment: $2,500 fine and an indefinite suspension from the California State Athletic Commission. Morton’s $100,000 purse was also withheld after he refused to take a post-fight drug test. He hasn’t competed since.
At least one studio made a conscious effort to keep its leading man squeaky clean. Before Cavill began his grueling five-month preproduction training for Steel , Warner Bros. requested a list of exactly what the training team might ask Cavill to use. Twight gladly complied, given that he believes radical body recomposition can be done naturally when it is guided by experienced trainers and driven by discipline and commitment. For Cavill, Twight recommended only Udo's Oil (a blend of essential fatty acids) and magnesium to aid sleep, the time when growth hormone occurs naturally.