Hi Celt, Good t have your input.
1. Pharma companies spend millions and years on testing their drugs before they can be prescribed to the general public.
What is the requirement for the designer 'steroids' you mention in your article?
2. If designer 'steroids' were made illegal and there were similar sourcing issues, would you still attempt to obtain them in preference to 'real' steroids?
Hi DeepSquatter, good questions mate
1. There's no requirement for designer steroids in the same way that pharma (or previously available pharma) aas have for ethical testing. In the same way there is little to stop someone setting up a supp company, sourcing some raws from China perhaps and selling them in the UK market. (much like there is little to stop an underground lab setting up to produce and sell illegal aas). The 'check' on underground labs is decent sources and canny customers refusing to buy dodgy gear, in the same way the 'check' on designers is decent supp distributors refusing to deal with dodgy suppliers. In both cases stories of bad gear will get around very quickly also.
In reality, many of the designer steroids available were originally created and produced by the likes of Eli Lily and other pharma giants, many projects being killed off in the 60s and 70s for various reasons but the chemicals have now been revived by supp companies. Much testing was carried out on many of the compounds as they were considered for prescriptive use but, as they never saw approval for clinical use they were never scheduled and hence remained 'legal'. Good examples where this is true include Epistane (methylated epitiostanol) and Pheraplex (desoxymethyltestosterone, aka madol or dmt).
2) There would be some I'd still seek to obtain, pheraplex being the best example of that. As I haven't ran any illegal aas myself I can't compare compounds but going back to earlier in this thread there are people I respect on MT that say that some compounds compare very well with their illegal cousins.
I can see me moving toward trying some illegal orals over the next year or two so will be better informed by that point. Similarly I'll move on to injectables most likely once my rugby playing days are slowing down and am genuinely interested in how that will go.