SEALs and other elite athletes are always looking for ways to improve their physical performance and gain a competitive edge to enhance their success in missions or competition. Often there is a temptation to seek other ways of increasing your capabilities, including trying various ergogenic agents or chemical substances, cither natural or man-made, that promise to give an edge. This chapter reviews some of those chemicals that may give you a temporary edge, but the minor improvements you might see in the short-term can be harmful in the long-term. The goal of this chapter is to inform you of the detrimental effects and the legal consequences of using chemicals as performance enhancors. This chapter is not intended to support or promote the use of these chemicals for improving your performance.
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