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19.11.2018


European investigators test 358 anabolic steroids: two of three oxandrolones are bad

European investigators test 358 anabolic steroids: two of three oxandrolones are bad
Sixty percent of the anabolic steroids on the black market are okay, and the other forty percent are not. Czech and Slovak chemists will soon be writing this in Drug Testing & Analysis. Especially the oxandrolones on the black market are often fake.

Study
The researchers analyzed 358 different preparations with anabolic steroids, all of which came from users in Czech and Slovakian gyms.

Results
Almost sixty percent of the preparations were good. They contained the same anabolic steroids that the label mentioned, in the right concentrations. However, the other forty percent of the preparations were bad.

There was no difference between the orals and the injectables.


European investigators test 358 anabolic steroids: two of three oxandrolones are bad



Slightly more than 15 percent of the preparations were under-dosed, and almost as many preparations did not contain anything at all.

The most faked category was oxandrolone. Only 1 of 3 oxandrolone tablets was okay. The researchers suspect that because of the relatively high price of oxandrolone, it is financially attractive for workshops to produce fake oxandrolones.

Below, the test results of the oxandrolones were compared with those of the methandienones. Methandienone - the active ingredient in Dianabol - is currently a safe buy in Central Europe.


European investigators test 358 anabolic steroids: two of three oxandrolones are bad



The table below summarizes all test results. The researchers do not provide more precise data on the tested products.


European investigators test 358 anabolic steroids: two of three oxandrolones are bad



Source:
Drug Test Anal. 2018 Nov 13. doi: 10.1002/dta.2541. [Epub ahead of print].

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British Dispensary's Anabol: sometimes real, sometimes fake 08.09.2015
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