Tardex® powder comes in large, 1 kg. canisters and is generally mixed with apple juice. The instruction label is divided into "before use" and "after use" sections. The first part advises on proper dosage and recommends that the user wear a hockey helmet, The "after use" section, printed in 36 pt. type, simply stating "No! No! No! No touch! Bad! Bad! Go Away!"
"Super Retard Strength," a trademarked phrase of Downs Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has been frequently attacked as derogatory by the ARC and similar advocacy groups, playing upon the supposedly-abnormal muscular strength of mentally retarded people. Also, the claim that its active ingredient is "pure Seattle brain water" is disputed.