Although gym sources still exist, today the internet serves as the primary source for obtaining AAS. The web makes these products readily available to anyone capable of logging on & arranging payment, and improves upon the gym resource by adding anonymity to the equation. The ‘Black Market’ (BM) is the illegal underground production and sells of goods and services. Since the 2004 Anabolic Steroid Control Act placed AAS on the controlled substances list, the BM has been flooded with muscle building hormones. However, there are a significant number of hazards associated with the purchase and usage of underground drugs. The question of product integrity is always central in the minds of BM customers, “Can I purchase safe products from this source?” The virtual anonymity of internet sites owners, traditionally high provider turnover rates (here today, gone tomorrow), and significant number of recent federal steroid busts has made answering this question even harder of late. Additionally, the BM is filled with a variety of different types of “scammers”, individuals who simply set up shop to dupe customers. There are those who launch sites only to take money with no plan or intention of delivering anything at all. Many law enforcement officials actually see these as the good guys, those who promote the once bitten syndrome scaring would-be buyers/users away from future attempts at acquiring steroids online. At least they have the decency (used lightly) to take the money and run, unlike other types of sources who aren’t as kind. There are the supplement guys, they too pretend to market and sale valid steroids when in actuality the buyer receives little more than colorfully labeled powered vitamins and minerals with AAS names. Although they falsify claims, they don’t hurt unsuspecting buyers like some scammers do. The web is filled with repackaging scams in which very cheap steroids are placed in expensive product labeling and sold at a premium under high quality lab names. These less expensive forms of AAS produce harsher side effects, which can be not only harmful to everyone, but particularly dangerous to women who think they are minimally risking the use of very mild compounds. Still others produce completely imposter or fake steroids , which are often vials of vegetable oil labeled to look like AAS. Along the same lines are those manufactured under grossly unsanitary conditions that would make the FDA shriek with terror, and have a tendency to result in painful and/or sickening effects. All of the above hazards can lead to health problems ranging from minor infections and abscesses, to majorly severe reactions, illnesses and possibly death.
I totally understand what kind of job you had. I work at a Wally World distribution center. Started in shipping, loading about 3 to 4 full semi’s a day. Didn’t know how much weight I loaded. Then switched to non conveyable. When in dog food, I’d stack about 60k/lbs in 12 hours. That was MUCH easier than shipping. My first year, I struggled. Then I talked to my bro-in-law, who is a personal trainer, found and I started to do good. I was taking creatine and C4 prior to work, and took an Animal Pak with UniLiver every break, while eating protien every 3-4 hours. This brought me to Muscle for Life and The Books. I’m in maintenance department now, and are about to join a gym. I’ve been wanting to get the Legion multi’s and switch to Legion supplements. I’m about done reading BLS, and are gonna start the year one challenge. I’ve aready bought BBLS and Shredded Chef. I get excited every time I think about my goals.