How To Detect Fake Supplements?

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Beware of fake bodybuilding powder and supplements

Fake supplements are now part of our life. They are getting sold in market. Reason behind selling them is to make big profit as they do not contain good quality ingredients and sometimes not even those ingredients which are written on the jar & labels.

How to spot a fake protein powder ?

  1. Label and packaging – Fake supplement sellers use low quality labels, take a closer look at the label and you can judge its fake or real.
  2. Poor quality jar – They use poor quality jar and text also on labels
  3. Color and smell – Color and smell of same flavour will definitely will be different.
  4. Protection seal – Every company has a protective seal on the neck of supplement container. They are good enough to protect it from air and moisture. If its not present, better not to purchase that supplement.
  5. Taste Of supplement – Of course, this is a very simple test as everybody remembers the taste of there favorite supplement. You can identify, if the taste is not same as earlier one. Most fake supplements come only in one flavor and that is “Chocolate”. Try other flavors also, they also have great taste.
  6. Heavy density of the power inside (it is nothing but dextrose plus soy plus some cheap steroid.
  7. If the seller or your gym instructor tries hard to sell you something, especially open secret powders or particular brands, then you should be aware that these could be fakes.
  8. Fake sellers always target Top brands – Of course, this is the best way to sell the fake supplements, if someone comes up with a famous brand supplement (fake one), its so easy to convince some one to purchase it.

 

Near about all top brands are getting targeted, but the most famous one is the most selling brand, ON (Optimum Nutrition) other brands like –

  • Optimum Nutrition (Serious Mass)
  • Optimum Nutrition (100% Whey)
  • Dymatize Nutrition
  • Dymatize Nutrition (Elite Whey)
  • GNC (100% Whey)
  • Natures Best (ISOPURE)
  • Universal Nutrition (Ultra Whey Pro)

What to Do

Now if you want Solution of this problem ,Take care of all the points listed above and follow the given steps so you can be assure about real supplements

  1. Always purchase a supplement with bill (They can’t be fake)
  2. Always purchase a supplement from trusted shops.
  3. Never purchase a supplement with a broken seal.

Lately, there are a lot of fake protein powders and weight gainers selling around in the nutritional supplements market. Beware of fake powders.

It doesn’t matter whether you have purchased a real or fake supplement, they will charge same for both, then why not to purchase real supplements. The aim of this blog is not to create fear in your mind but to educate you to choose supplement wisely.


Let’s Detect Yourself

Few months back one of our clients bought a jar of Dymatize Nutrition’s Elite 100% Whey Protein. After reading our blog regarding “How to detect fake supplements” he brought that jar to me to check if it was fake or authentic. After having a look at the jar I informed him that it was completely fake. Below mentioned are things that I noticed about that jar of fake supplement.

1) No information about the manufacturer or importer

Detect Fake supplement Step 1

The label of the jar didn’t have any information regarding the importer. There was neither contact detail nor the name of the importing company. Genuine products always have the name of the importers as well as the manufacturer along with the contact details.

 

2) Wrong information regarding weight

Detect Fake supplement Step 2

According to standard weight conversion 1 LBS is equal to 453.592 grams. So according to the net weight mentioned in jar 6 LBS should be equal to 2721.552 grams whereas it is mentioned on the jar that 6 LBS (2,270 g). These types of statistical mistake are most commonly found in fake products as the companies are least bothered about their reputation. While a reputed company will never aver make such a blunder.

 

3) Spelling Mistakes

Detect Fake supplement Step 3

In the above image we could clearly see that the spelling of PROTEIN has been misspelled as PROTIEN. Any respected company would never do such silly mistakes as it would ruin their repo in the supplement market.