Substance in Pistorius' Bedroom: Sex Enhancer?
Turns out it wasn't testosterone
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 27, 2013 1:41 PM CST
In this photo taken Feb. 22, 2013 Olympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, for his bail hearing charged with the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.    (Themba Hadebe)

(Newser) – Oscar Pistorius' representatives have named the substance found in his bedroom after the shooting death of his girlfriend as Testis compositum and said today it is an herbal remedy used "in aid of muscle recovery." A product called Testis compositum is also marketed as a sexual enhancer, good for lack of stamina. Some online retailers advertise oral and injectable forms as testosterone boosters and say it can aid sexual performance. South African police said during Pistorius' bail hearing that they found needles in Pistorius' bedroom along with the substance, which they initially named as testosterone.

Prosecutors later withdrew that statement and said the substance couldn't be named until lab tests were completed. A Pistorius family spokesperson tells the AP that the athlete's lawyers had confirmed that the substance is Testis compositum. In court last week, Pistorius' defense lawyer Barry Roux said the substance was not banned by sports authorities, but it had been unclear what it was and what the exact name was. A steroid expert says animal steroids, which the substance may contain, likely wouldn't have an athletic performance-enhancing effect unless taken in huge quantities. But, he adds, many elite athletes would be wary of using such supplements because they can be laced with banned substances and few would risk it.

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Feb 27, 2013 4:58 PM CST
Feb 27, 2013 4:26 PM CST
Soo could a person assume.....he was fast to finish.....ha,ha, I finished first.....(sic)
Feb 27, 2013 3:07 PM CST
This is additional Evidence supporting the prosecutor's theory that neighbors heard endless arguments, gunshots, screams and more gunshots in the dead of the night, where young, 29 1/2, healthy, clean and sexy Reeva Steenkamp was most likely permanently leaving OP for, including ,but are not limited to, routine injection of dope (legal or not) with needles (clean or not), impotence, regular bleeeding stumps, foul odors and poor personal hygience, among other things. I had noticed that sickly OP, 26, never once mentioned that he and Reeva enjoyed sex or making love on the eve of Valentine's Day, before falling asleep at 10:00 pm. ??? OP had mentioned yoga and TV, though. Because this woman-beater killer-boy was L i m p, that's why! When I was young, hot, single and free, I had never visited my boyfriend's house and we did not make love. It was not happening! The dope enhancer does not always work, timely, even for the rich fake, fake "star" athletes. Bail Revocation for OP forthwith. Proper Justice for Reeva Steenkamp and her family. ~~ Rest In Peace Reeva Steenkamp ~~ August 19, 1983 - February 14, 2013 Beloved Daughter, Cousin, Niece and Friend