Amir Khan has received a two-year ban from all sport after he tested positive for ostarine, a prohibited substance that can enhance muscle growth. The ban was imposed by an independent tribunal after UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) charged him with two Anti-Doping Rule Violations for the presence and use of ostarine.
Khan tested positive for ostarine after his fight against Kell Brook in February 2022. A urine sample collected by UKAD from the 36-year-old boxer contained an Adverse Analytical Finding for ostarine. UKAD notified Khan of this on April 6 2022 and issued him with a provisional suspension.
On July 20 2022, UKAD then charged Khan with two Anti-Doping Rule Violations for the presence and use of ostarine. Khan accepted the violations but said his ‘ingestion of ostarine was not “intentional”‘.
As a result, the National Anti-Doping Panel took up the case and an independent tribunal examined it on January 24 2023.
The tribunal decided to impose a two-year ban on Khan, backdated to the date of his provisional suspension. This means that Khan will be ineligible to participate in any sport until April 5 2024.
Amir Khan has not yet commented on the tribunal’s decision.
Ostarine (MK-2866) is a type of SARM that selectively binds to the androgen receptors in the muscle and bone tissue, stimulating protein synthesis and preventing muscle breakdown.
Unlike steroids, Ostarine does not convert to estrogen or dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which are responsible for many of the negative effects of steroid use.
Ostarine also has a high bioavailability, meaning that it is easily absorbed and utilized by the body.
Ostarine is not approved by the FDA for human use, and it is banned by most sports organizations. However, it is widely available online as a research chemical for scientific purposes.
What are the benefits of Ostarine (MK-2866)?
Ostarine can offer a range of benefits for anyone who wants to improve their fitness level and appearance. Some of the main benefits are:
– Increased muscle mass and strength: Ostarine can help you gain lean muscle tissue without adding water or fat. It can also improve your muscular endurance and power output.
– Enhanced fat loss: Ostarine can boost your metabolism and stimulate fat burning. It can also preserve your muscle mass while you are on a calorie deficit.
– Improved bone health: Ostarine can increase your bone mineral density and prevent osteoporosis. It can also reduce the risk of fractures and injuries.
– Faster recovery: Ostarine can speed up your recovery time after workouts by reducing inflammation and muscle damage. It can also prevent overtraining and catabolism.