THE STUDY: Are you buying fake SARMs?
In a study done by various smart people with lab coats and Ph.D.’s 44 products were bought online that supposedly contained SARMs. The aim of this purchase was to see what type and quantity of ingredients are sold through the internet are what they say they are.
The results were a little dismal but ultimately not surprising. Through chemical analyses, they discovered that only 52% (23) of the 44 actually include the SARMs advertised… In fact, 39%(17) of the 44 samples include unapproved drugs(steroids, prohormones, MK-677, SR-9009 and GW-501516) 25%(11) of them have other active ingredients that weren’t on the label and 59% (26) of the SARMs tested contain different amounts then advertised. (AKA UNDERDOSED SARMs) That’s not even the worst part, in 4 of the products no active compound was found… ooops
The link to the study is below:
What does this mean for us?
This inconsistency among vendors and the results from this study may be part of the reason Senator Orrin Hatch has decided to try and enforce a ban on SARMs altogether. The fact is people can be easily misinformed, and the average person can do very little about it without conducting expensive tests. With the wild wild west of SARM sales, it’s no wonder regulation is bound to happen.
The real on SARM vendors
What I’m trying to get at here is know your source, so you know what you’re getting! Most SARM websites will say they have their product HPLC tested. To be honest, it’s bullshit. I can almost guarantee that some of those companies selling fake SARMs think they are getting real ones.
We’ve been doing this for a while and see companies post “HPLC” tested. Most of the time it’s either an HPLC found on the internet that has been photoshopped (or not photoshopped, aka a fake carbon copy), or it’s the same COA or HLPC test a supplier gives you when you buy a product. *cough* through Alibaba. You think it’s a chemist who makes and mixes this stuff. I’ll tell you right now, 99.9% of the time it’s not. That’s as fake as the purity level of the product they are selling you. Even if most SARM vendors received an HPLC test, they most likely wouldn’t know how to read it.
…While I’m on the topic of purity, 99.9% is wishful thinking no matter where you get your product. Stop believing everything you read.
What do I recommend?
Well at Entropic Labs (entropiclabs.com) we have REAL HPLC tests. Not the generic fake ones you get online that tell you-you’re getting 99.9% bullshit. Attached are some of our HPLC tests that don’t lie. We only go through the highest quality vendors and value our customers. We are not out to get you. We are here to run an ethical business.
To sum it up
Be careful who you buy from and don’t believe everything you read. Do your research and be careful what you or your lab rat puts in their body.
Choose Entropic Labs
Before you examine the Mass Spec Testing read below.
“All of the samples have been dissolved in Methanol and diluted to about 0.2 mg/mL with water then filtered before injected into the UPLC. However, there are some contaminations from the filter introduced into the samples. You can see the contamination peaks in the MeOH blank results. Unfortunately, these contamination peaks also showed in the LC chromatograms of the samples. For example, in the LC chromatogram of YK-11, the main peak at 8.8 minutes should be the YK-11 peak. The other minor peaks at 5.37, 6.29, 6.93, and 8.67 minutes are the contamination peaks from the filter. I know this because I compared the LC chromatogram of the MeOH blank run using the sample LC method I used to run YK-11. And the peak at 7.26 minutes is new and is not in the MeOH blank run.
So to sum up that blurb, any contaminations that show up are minor and from the filter that tests were conducted with. The purity is good and the products are real.
Get what you pay for before it’s gone all together….. Thanks, Hatch 😉