Patrick Arnold is an organic chemist who is renowned in the
field of performance enhancement and sports supplements. Patrick first hit the public eye in the
late 1990’s when he introduced androstenedione (“andro”) to the market place. Andro became widely known after
it was linked to Mark Maguire in 1998 – the year he broke the seasonal home run
record. Patrick later went on to
develop several other “prohormone” supplements such as 4-AD and 1-AD. 1-AD was considered by many to be the most
effective and most popular prohormone ever developed.
Patrick is unique in the supplement industry because not
only does he discover and introduce novel ingredients, but he uses his skills
in organic synthesis to develop manufacturing processes for these
ingredients. Together with his
business partner Lakhan Boodram, he actually carries out the commercial
production of many of these ingredients and maintains his own strict quality
Despite all these accomplishments, Patrick may be best known
as the man who developed the designer steroids that were behind the Balco
scandal. The most widely known of
these steroids was tetrahydrogestrinone, also known as THG or “The Clear”. Patrick was convicted for his role in
the Balco scandal and served prison time.
In addition to Patrick’s work with prohormones and steroids
he is also credited with introducing many successful ingredients to the
supplement market place such as ipriflavone, 1,3-dimethylamylamine (i.e.
Geranamine®), and phenibut.
Patrick currently produces products for the nutritional
supplement company E-pharm Nutrition, as well as for Prototype Nutrition. He continues to be perhaps the number
one driving force in the advancement of performance enhancing nutritional