Which supplements did Ryan Garcia take? Tainted products revealed as lawyer hopes for reduced sentence due to "innocent mindset"

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Ryan Garcia's claim regarding a tainted supplement gets a significant boost [Image Courtesy: @RyanGarcia via X/Twitter]

Ryan Garcia's supplements, the ones he took ahead of his bout with Devin Haney, have been the source of controversy. He has described them as tainted supplements: raspberry-lemonade-flavored NutraBio SuperCarb and strawberry-flavored amino acid blend Body Health.

Fortunately, his claims have been corroborated by the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory or SMRTL, which found ostarine in both supplements submitted by Garcia and listed by the boxer on doping control forms prior to his clash with Haney.

NutraBio SuperCarb yielded 70-2200 picograms of ostarine per gram powder, while Body Health had 660 to 830 picograms.

Paul Greene, who offered legal counsel to UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones and UFC bantamweight champion Sean O'Malley, both of whom have a history with performance-enhancing drugs, will represent Garcia. Given the circumstances, he believes the New York State Athletic Commission should be more lenient.

Since the boxer did not knowingly take ostarine prior to his stunning win over Haney, he could get a reduced sentence. That, however, will only come to pass if Greene's arguments stand up to the scrutiny they will undoubtedly be subjected to.

The controversy has overshadowed what would have otherwise been a monumental achievement for Garcia, as he became the first fighter to hand Haney a professional loss when they clashed on April 20. While a knockout eluded him, Garcia scored knockdowns and rocked Haney badly to win via majority decision.

Depending on the punishment he receives, Garcia's career could also derail, as he had plans to pursue a world title.


Ryan Garcia's drug test results were only part of the controversy surrounding his fight with Devin Haney

Ahead of his majority decision win over Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia disqualified himself from winning his opponent's WBC super lightweight title when he stepped on the scale at 143 pounds, which is 3.2 pounds over the championship limit. While ineligible to capture the belt, he was still able to fight.

Despite Garcia's impressive performance, some wondered if he had benefitted from not having to cut the 3.2 pounds that he retained. That, however, was just the beginning of the controversy that ultimately engulfed the bout.

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