UFC, a mixed martial arts sport league, has banned the use of testosterone boosters among its athletes. Representatives of the league have cited testosterone booster side effects and health concerns as well as the potential for cheating as the reason for banning testosterone drugs.
Testosterone boosters, used to treat a relatively rare health condition called hypogonadism or “Low T,” have skyrocketed in use. Many patients receive testosterone drugs such as AndroGel without being clinically diagnosed with hypogonadism. Widespread use has led to an increased risk of testosterone booster side effects.
A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found an increased risk of heart attacks associated with low testosterone drugs, causing concern in the medical community. Testosterone booster manufacturers marketing their products to patients without hypogonadism could face Low T side effects lawsuits in the near future.