According to a study published in Drug Testing & Analysis, Meldonium is also used by pro athletes because it can improve athletic endurance after exercise, avoid stress and improve activity of central nervous system.
The manufacturer’s website claims that Meldonium is taken to cure heart conditions like heart failure and Angina Pectoris, which blocks Oxygen and blood supply to the heart muscles. According to the manufacture, the drug also improves mental function and physical capacity in healthy adults. Another interesting thing is that the drug was developed basically as a non-antibiotic promoter for the animals.
It has recently been added in the prohibited substance list by the World Anti-Doping Agency because they have evidence that athletes had been taking it to improve performance. Basically, it improves blood flow and increases endurance. It also increases exercise tolerance and cuts down recovery time.