Natalia Trukhina has always been open about using anabolic steroids, as well. She has admitted to taking 150 – 200 mg of Primobolan or proprionate before competitions, and 20 mg of oxandrolone on training days. She claims she was at one point tempted to also try growth hormones, insulin and peptides, but ultimately decided they were not for her. Natalia says she performs well and manages to keep in great shape even without doping, but claims steroids give professional powerlifters an edge during competitions. Luckily for Trukhina, the sports she is currently involved in do not require drug tests.
In February 2017, American triathlete Beth Gerdes was given a 2-year suspension for presence of ostarine, and American triathlete Lauren Barnett was given a 6-month suspension for the presence of Ostarine. Both triathletes claimed contamination from salt tablet supplements. Lauren Barnett was able to provide tablets and sealed bottle tablets which both tested positive for contamination, thus only the 6-month suspension. The 2-year suspension still stands for Beth Gerdes who provided tablets for testing, but tests showed only low levels of ostarine not high enough to confirm the finding.