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Discussion: meldonium

in: Spike; Spike > 2016-03-10

Mar 10, 2016 3:25 PM # 
" I used it only once and not notice any effect."

interesting. this article says its use is extensive
Mar 11, 2016 1:46 AM # 
It will be interesting to see what (if anything) other top orienteers have to say about this. My guess is not much, but you never know.

Hausken has a good blog about it:
Mar 11, 2016 1:52 AM # 
"...if there is any substance that offers the promise of performance-enhancement, is not banned and has few side effects, then many athletes will take it. This is a no-brainer."

Mar 12, 2016 10:11 PM # 
Mar 13, 2016 1:44 AM # 
Bertuks' post seems like a good thing. I'm not sure if it is BS or not, but it is better than not saying anything.

Mikhail Vinogradov's comments are another thing.

I might be missing something, but other than Anne Margrethe Hausken Nordberg's blog post, the elite orienteers have been pretty silent on this issue. I don't think that speaks well of the culture of elite orienteering.
Mar 13, 2016 4:20 AM # 
Does anyone with proper degree knows what meldonium does? Developed to prevent heart attacks, I've head. Cumadin, Zokor shell be next. and Aspirin of course.
Mar 13, 2016 7:48 PM # 
This article seems to cover it:

"Under sport-physiological aspects, reports on positive effects on the physical working capacity of elite athletes were published and dosages of Mildronate (per os between 0.25 and 1.0 g twice a day over 2–3 weeks during the training period and 10–14 days before competition) were discussed. Further studies demonstrated an increase in endurance performance of athletes, improved rehabilitation after exercise, protection against stress, and enhanced activations of central nervous system (CNS) functions.[15, 16] Moreover, Mildronate shows mood-improving effects as well as an increased learning and memory performance, which are properties athletes may also benefit from.[8, 17, 18] In dubious online shops, the performance-enhancing effects of Mildronate are advertised overtly.[19] "

Some of the footnotes seem to give more information from other journal articles.
Mar 14, 2016 12:19 AM # 
Those all sound like good things to me. Why not just make it legal?
Mar 15, 2016 3:07 PM # 
sales of meldonium in March in Russia are expected to be double February sales. Russia isn't helping their doping legacy well with that stat.

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