Despite the risk factors outlined in Supplement 411, USADA understands that some athletes will decide that they still need or want to use dietary supplements. For those who choose to discount the risks or have determined that dietary supplements are still necessary, there are steps athletes can take that may reduce the risk they face, to some degree.
Click below to see the rest of the steps that are outlined in the Supplement 411 section of USADA's website.
It is possible that an athlete can follow every one of the steps and still test positive for a prohibited substance or fall victim to negative health effects. The only way for an athlete to completely eliminate the risks associated with dietary supplements is to avoid them all together.