Dehydroepiandrosterone: The Suspension Drug

Ok so it’s not really called the suspension drug but you can’t tell that to O.J. O.J. May of the Memphis Grizzly’s has been suspended for using this substance. What in the world is this though and why haven’t we ever heard of it? Dehydroepiandrosterone which is also known as DHEA is a natural steroid.

Dehydroepiandrosterone is produced by the adrenal glands. I found out that it actually acts almost like testosterone. Not only does it almost act like testosterone but it is finally converted into testosterone and estrogen. Dehydroepiandrosterone is said to be found in over the counter nutritional supplements.

Mayo is of course claiming that the drug in his system was from over the counter nutritional supplements and nothing illegal. This drug does not have any proof of doing anything great for players but it has been said that it does have anti aging properties as well as mood and memory enhancing qualities. This is a not so wonderful wonder drug. Even so O.J. Mayo is out 10 games because of Dehydroepiandrosterone.


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