View Full Version : NFL Fullback Heath Evans Says He Uses Controversial SWATS Spray

06-30-2011, 04:19 PM
New Orleans Saints fullback Heath Evans is the latest professional athlete to admit using a product called The Ultimate Spray that is touted by its maker as containing the banned substance IGF-1.

The Ultimate Spray is labeled as including deer antler velvet extract, and it is made by a company called SWATS -- Sports With Alternatives To Steroids -- that was successfully sued by St. Louis Rams linebacker David Vobora after he tested positive in 2009 for methyltestosterone.

Mitch Ross, the owner of SWATS, says his spray contains IGF-1, which stands for insulin-like growth factor. It is a growth hormone banned by the NFL, WADA, and most other major sports organizations. The makers of the spray have provided ThePostGame with two lab results that claim to show IGF-1 is in tested samples of the Ultimate Spray. Ross says his product does not contain methyltestosterone, which is what Vobora tested positive for in 2009. Last week, Vobora won $5.4 million in a lawsuit against SWATS. However, Ross was taken off the lawsuit and says the company named in the suit, Anti-Steroid Program LLC, no longer exists.

Evans said he first took deer antler in liquid form during training camp in 2008 while with the New England Patriots and called it the best preseason of his career. He began using it again this offseason in spray form.

"I took [deer antler] to recover from the rigors of two-a-days," Evans said. "There are some rest and recovery aspects that are noticeable. I've been using the spray for the last couple weeks, and I've been seeing the same effects. There's sleep of a deeper nature."


06-30-2011, 04:37 PM
He probably also wears the magnetic wristband, and special inserts in his shoes, and drinks Tunguska Blast.


06-30-2011, 05:42 PM
Deer antler? Really? Who wants to invest with me and start selling some other bogus substance that will "substantially improve athletic performance"?

06-30-2011, 06:19 PM
I love how the magnetic or copper wristbands always make an appearance every 5-10 years or so. LOL.

There are some people who are hardcore believers in that stuff, too.

Two words: Placebo. Effect.

06-30-2011, 07:27 PM
I love how the magnetic or copper wristbands always make an appearance every 5-10 years or so. LOL.

There are some people who are hardcore believers in that stuff, too.

Two words: Placebo. Effect.

But GP, I use shoe inserts and my dawgs aren't nearly as tired at the end of a long day as they used to be.:kitten:

07-01-2011, 06:35 AM
Numerous studies have shown powerful associations between blood levels of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-1) and the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer, and breast cancer.

As a matter of fact, recent evidence indicates that high IGF-1 levels may be more important than any other previously reported risk factors for cancer.

There is great concern about the increasing use of IGF-1 by athletes and body builders and elderly people trying to recapture their vanishing youth. Studies consistently demonstrate increase both cell turnover and the susceptibility of cells to become cancerous.

The usual body mechanism gets rid of damaged cells by a process called apoptosis, or programmed cell death. IGF-1 seems to interfere with this mechanism. By stimulating cell growth and preventing cells from dying off, IGF-1 keeps damaged cells alive, and thus leads to uncontrollable growth of these cells..........i.e., cancer. The pharmaceutical industry is well aware of the increasingly clear association between IGF-1 and cancer. Chemotherapeutic drugs are being developed to block the activity of IGF-1 or enhance the activity of proteins that bind to it, thus neutralizing its effect.

This is one supplement substance that I would distance myself far, far away.

07-01-2011, 10:08 AM
So, I should stop sprayin' it on my privates? :mcnugget:

07-03-2011, 07:37 PM
There was a young guy at work (well, an 18 year old kid) that took some of this a couple of months back. He knows I work out and wanted to know if I wanted him to order me some when he placed his order. I declined and said I'd wait to see the results. Well, the results never came. I recently asked him about it and he said he didn't gain any amount of muscle while taking the spray. I can't vouch for his eating, sleeping, or training habits though. Hell, you can take a cycle of steroids and if you aren't doing those three things right, you won't gain shit. I've done a few cycles and I've always made sure that I was doing everything else right too, besides the injections.