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Herbal supplements and not steroids found at Oscar Pistorius home

Oscar Pistorius' presumed roid rage following the alleged discovery of anabolic steroids at his home after he was charged with the shooting of his girl friend, Reeva Steenkamp, fizzled out when it was revealed that the steroids found were nothing more than a sort of natural Viagra.

It turns out that the police investigators made a mistake and it wasn’t steroids that they found, but herbal supplement called testocomposutim coenzyme, which is used in the treatment of impotence, premature ejaculation, Peyronie's disease -penile induration -, adi-positogenital syndrome and andropause and related disorders including physical exhaustion in men.

The product contains a combination of several animal organ extracts (including hearts, testicles and embryos) and homoeopathic medicinal plants with the addition of vitamins according to Heel who manufactures the product along with a wide range of other homeopathic medicines.

Hilton Botha, the Detective Warrant Officer for the South African Police Service was removed from the investigation following his testimony, when he admitted under cross examination by Pistorius’ defense attorney, Barry Roux, that he “ didn’t read the whole name” on the box and said that tests had not yet been completed.'

“It is an herbal remedy,” said Roux referring to the alleged steroids. “It is not a steroid and it is not a banned substance, by anti-doping agencies."

According to recent reports, this particular herbal remedy was once freely available in health stores and some pharmacies, but it does now requires prescription from a general practitioner or homeopath because the product is injectable.

According to South African sports doctor Dr Jon Patricios, who spoke to the City Press, athletes have been advised not to use this remedy because it may increase their testosterone levels and run the risk of testing positive, adding however that ‘it is not an anabolic steroid and it is unlikely it will lead to irrational anger,”.

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