MMA fighters are allowed to use the central nervous system stimulant during training sessions. However, the substance is banned from professional sports such as the NHL and the NFL. While Adderall is a popular choice for athletes who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, it’s also used in testosterone replacement therapy for MMA fighters. Is it legal and can MMA fighters take Adderall?
MMA Fighting UFC lightweight Kevin Lee tested positive for Adderall
The failed drug test comes after a long battle with sobriety outside the ring. After a video emerged of him flushing prescription pills down the sink, Lee decided to face his demons. He also declared that he wanted to stay connected to God and be sober. The fight came after Lee lost four of his five fights. He had previously fought at welterweight and was considered a top lightweight prospect. Lee is now back in the ring but must be cleared by the NAC first.
In a statement released on Instagram, Lee said that he had been taking Adderall to treat his ADHD. Lee had informed the USADA about his use, but the testing results were not enough to allow him to compete without a therapeutic use exemption. As a result, he has been suspended for one year and will have to undergo a drug test again to fight again. He will have to pay a fine of $19,526 USD.
Adderall is a central nervous system stimulant
Adderall is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. It works by mimicking the action of two important brain neurotransmitters, dopamine and norepinephrine. These neurotransmitters produce euphoria and are known to reduce distractions. MMMA fighters can use Adderall to increase focus and self-control.
The effects of Adderall on the body’s central nervous system are not well understood. It increases the release of epinephrine, which is released in the brain to induce alertness, clarity, and decreased appetite. Taking Adderall can lower the threshold for seizures, and so it can increase risk for erectile dysfunction in those who are prone to them.
Recently, UFC lightweight Kevin Lee was suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission for testing positive for Adderall during his last fight. The drug was tested after his last fight against Daniel Rodriguez, and was found to be traces of the stimulant. The NAC will discuss this case at a meeting on November 17th. So far, there are no reports of disciplinary action against Jensen.
Adderall is banned in the NHL
The NHL has outlawed the use of Adderall, a common stimulant, because it increases athletic performance. It can also increase wakefulness and attentiveness, especially during long travel, or when returning from a late game or practice. The NHL has banned the use of Adderall as a performance-enhancing drug, but other leagues allow it with specific medical exemptions. However, the drug is not approved for use in the NHL, and many athletes continue to play their sport while using Adderall.
The NFL, NBA, MLB, and ESL have all added Adderall to their list of prohibited substances. They have also adopted mandatory drug testing policies. Currently, these tests do not include Adderall, but the NHL is a great example of how this policy can make a difference in a game. But before the NHL bans Adderall, it should look at how the leagues are implementing the rules.
Adderall is used for testosterone-replacement therapy in MMA fighters
After Frank Mir was found to have taken Adderall during his UFC 191 bout against Andrei Arlovski, the NAC ruled that the substance was not allowed in the sport. USADA’s anti-doping program recently found that Mir was using the drug without a valid prescription. Mir stopped taking the substance after the commission told him not to. Mir was just one of many fighters who got a TUE from USADA for using testosterone replacement therapy. In the end, Mir was given a TUE even though it was in conflict with the NAC’s ruling. The NAC must work with USADA to clean up the sport.
While the use of TRT in MMA is still controversial, the benefits it offers athletes are far greater than the risks. Studies show that testosterone replacement therapy can boost a fighter’s performance, while also helping them recover faster. Testosterone replacement therapy can reduce the amount of body fat, resulting in a ripped and muscular body. However, testosterone replacement therapy is not a cure-all.