Hello, I think I’m going to talk about a subject that may be, hm, controversial. I’m going to have a soccer trial and was thinking of using creatine, which made me think about all of the issues about doping.
First, what is doping? Some might say using drugs or substances to enhance your performance, considering that these substances may be bad for your body.
Well, creatine doesn’t fit this criterion - studies have shown no bad effects in regular use.
So, maybe ilegal substances? Creatine also isn’t ilegal.
Creatine is a natural substance found, for example, in meat. So, having a creatine supplementation could be like eating meat, except 99% of it, haha.
Anyway, I think this is all unclear. Where’s the limit between doping or not? Most things that we eat are modified in way or another - where is the line crossed between something normal and something that is ‘concentrated’ enough to be doping?
I think that in the case of a individual person, it would be easier, but I’m talking about a trial - competition with other people. Creatine would give me advantage, but the question is would the advantage be unfair? It’s legal for anyone to use, but most people don’t.
I know I’ve made lots of questions, and I know that the Catholic Church is against doping, but I’m looking for a discussion about what is and what isn’t doping, so it’s not about a specific answer, I’d like to know about the limits, what is morally OK and what isn’t, etc.
Thank you very much.