As we all know that, the supplement is not all gains and muscles. Brands that are imported are just more expensive. Import duty, customs, transportation and other overhead costs along with profit, are just a few of the causes. The most harmless thing about fake supplements is that it has the wrong ingredients. Wheat powder for whey protein and table salt for creatine supplements just to name a few which furthermore means you’re easily shelling out 2,000 or more for salt.
Additionally, to identify fake products, we need to see the most important danger they possess. Fake supplements sometimes will contain steroids. They put steroids in supplements to immediately give you effect Simply having no supplements, is a better option than having fake supplements. There are some ways you can identify them:
1. Importer seal
Any imported product should have an importer’s seal on the product. It is imperative to verify the product with the importer since many sellers paste fake importer stickers on the product.
The easiest way to identify a fake supplement is the hologram. First, check that the logo/hologram is correct or not and second being the incorrect placement of the correct/incorrect logo. Do check the correct hologram.
3. Taste and Smell
Color and smell of the same flavor will definitely be different. If the taste is not the same as the earlier one. Most fake supplements come only in one flavor and that is “Chocolate”. It is nothing but dextrose plus soy plus some cheap steroid is mixed in the fake supplements. Beware about them.!!
4. Manufacture date and batch no.
To identify that a supplement is fake or real then check that manufacture date, expiry date and the batch no. is correct on not. It is written on the bottom of the container. Verify the batch no. through the internet.
5. Container Quality and Packaging
The most important part is the container quality and its packaging. The original products have a good container quality and verified packaging. The fake products have low-quality container with wrong packaging. Also, there are various spelling mistakes and false information on the packaging of the fake product.
7. Barcode/ QR code
There is a barcode or the QR code of the supplement printed on the packaging of the container. Scan it with your mobile through barcode or QR code reader app. Then verify the details of the supplement on the original website of that particular supplement.
It is important to know the real supplements and from where to buy them. If you have no knowledge about the real supplements then you must check the above things and can identify that it is real or not.