Visual inspection of steroids
As many anabolic steroids are counterfeit, here is a guide on how to visually inspect the products to determine if they are genuine or not.
Tinanad considering the high risks associated with the use of counterfeit steroids, it is preferable to use only steroids produced by large, real pharmaceutical companies. These companies are subject to strict regulations, and rigorous quality controls, producing drugs to high standards. The black steroid market is largely composed of counterfeit steroids, and the overwhelming majority of the products sold, both to us in the country and abroad, are either fake or produced by underground laboratories.
Many of the products offered by underground laboratories are also easy to identify visually. Many of these laboratories do not hide the steroids they sell. Many of these laboratories try to give the impression that they are real pharmaceutical companies and create unique labels and names. Regarding the counterfeiting of some products of some legal pharmaceutical companies, the identification is slightly more difficult.
All anabolic steroids.
1. Check the manufacturing company. True pharmaceutical companies print their address and contact details on packaging. Searching a little on the internet is easy to figure out if the manufacturer is a real pharmaceutical company or not. True pharmaceutical companies do not limit their contact details to email addresses and websites.
2. Check the volume of the packages. Are the injectable steroids packaged in 1 or 2 ml glass vials, and the tablets in plastic foil lined with aluminum foil making it easy to remove the pill? Large vials of pills and injectable steroids packed in large vials of 5-10 ml are very rare in human medicine. This kind of packaging is acceptable only in veterinary medicine. Underground laboratories use these large packages, because they are easier to use when producing on a small scale.
3. Inspect the details of the packaging. Do you look professional? Does it have a box? Is it well printed and assembled? Are there safety features such as holograms or raised letters? Although they are not present in all the true medicines, in the case of the original steroids, most have these safety features. Packaging is expensive, so the presence of additional elements increases the degree of confidence.
Vials of injectable steroids .
1. Check the label. Is it glued straight? Many underground laboratories stick labels by hand, and are often a little clumsy.
2. Check the tip. Is it tight? Is the metal base moving? Real companies seal their vials with automatic equipment. They are always watertight and look professional. Underground laboratories use manual equipment. If the same pressure is not applied each time, crimping may be weak.
3. Keep the vial in the light. In oils, is the liquid clear? There should be no residue floating in the vial.
4. Shake the vial. Does the content become unclear? An original product will remain clear. The blur indicates the presence of moisture in the vial.
5. Spread the vial. Is the oil in place on the bottom of the vial, flowing, or sticking to the walls in small pots? This may indicate that the oil is dirty or impure.
Tablets and capsules .
1. Look for signs. Pharmaceutical companies mark their capsules and pills with a unique symbol or code, so that they can be identified outside the packaging. Usually, underground laboratories use small, manual equipment to produce the pills, and cannot print anything on the pills.
2. Examine the mixture. The powder that fills the capsules or from which the tablets were pressed must be uniform. No stains and pharma should appear.
3. Weigh the tablets / capsules. Do this individually, 10 at a time, and compare the results. The original products have very strict standards and will have very, very close weights. False products or manufactured by non-framerate companies have varying weights. You need an electronic scale that weighs up to 1 mg to be exact.
4. Evaluate the quality. The production of tablets and capsules is difficult to perfect. Pharmaceutical companies make great efforts to ensure this process. Underground laboratories do not, and the effects are visible. Inspect the capsules and tablets, and be careful to look as you would expect from a drug purchased from the pharmacy. Are they clean and unaffected by transport? Is the color uniform? Is it a laminated tablet?