Laws and Penalties: Concerns over growing illegal AAS abuse by teenagers, and many of the just discussed long-term effects, led Congress in 1991 to place the whole AAS class of drugs into Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Under this legislation, AAS are defined as any drug or hormonal substance, chemically and pharmacologically related to T (other than estrogens, progestins, and corticosteroids) that promotes muscle growth. The possession or sale of AAS without a valid prescription is illegal. Since 1991, simple possession of illegally obtained AAS carry a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a minimum $1,000 fine if this is an individual’s first drug offense. The maximum penalty for trafficking (selling or possessing enough to be suspected of selling) is five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 if this is the individual’s first felony drug offense. If this is the second felony drug offense, the maximum period of imprisonment and the maximum fine both double. While the above listed penalties are for federal offenses, individual states have also implemented fines and penalties for illegal use of AAS. State executive offices have also recognized the seriousness of AAS abuse and other drugs of abuse in schools. For example, the State of Virginia enacted a law that will allow student drug testing as a legitimate school drug prevention program (48, 49).
The NO2 X 720 includes a number in statistics to support its effectiveness in maximizing power and workout ability. One cited statistic states that the Department of Medical Physiology and Microcirculation at Texas A&M University has done studies that show one of this product’s key ingredients, L-Norvaline, increases nitric oxide production by up to 55%. The website also provides a number of other statistics, stating that this product helps users increase strength by up to 46% as well as to increase shredding by up to 32%. It does not, however, link to specific research and other supporting evidence as to where these numbers were determined. Links to this evidence would almost certainly boost customer confidence in NO2 X 720’s effectiveness.