Have you ever been through the feeling of being cheated on?
You eagerly wait for the delivery of your new brand of protein for days and what you get is a replica of what it is supposed to be! Trust us, we can relate your feeling!
People say investing in your health is the biggest investment! But the black market has affected your health also!
Most of the things which are expensive yet trendy are prone to get copied and sold on the black market. The darker side is there is a hike in the production and sales of fake supplements in developing countries like India. This is because of the brands which are imported are more expensive due to transportation, custom, and overhead costs that means if the original cost of the supplement is 3500 in USA it means it would cost around 7000 in India.( Pic courtesy by google)
Due to price hike the majority of the people of bodybuilding market who are students and teenagers are forced to opt for other cheap variants due to their budget.
Don’t worry we have your back. We will tell you 8 ways you can identify fake supplements from the original ones
- Check labels
Do your research first fake supplements have Irregular fonts On their packaging spelling mistakes misaligned logos wrong colors and even wrong tagline
2. Nutrition label
Fake supplements have some ingredients listed which aren’t actually into the original supplements do your research about the supplements about what ingredients do they use. If something is extra in it or if something is missing then the supplement is fake
- Check the seal
- The product is fake if there is no seal
- The seal on the lid of the fake ones are loose and of poor quality
- The seal on the bottle of fake ones are irregular or loosely attached
- Original seal has brand-name endorsed on it. if it is plain or light it is a fake supplement
Most popular brands have a 3D hologram which is difficult to forge. Check how the original supplier hologram looks like from their website. Below is an example.
- MRP sticker
Fake supplements usually have an MRP sticker pasted on it. Original supplements have MRP tag like this which have their hologram on it
- Lot no. Verification
Some company provides online services for verifying Lot number and in some, you can call their customer service center and tell them your lot number check the authenticity of your product the fake ones would have the incorrect lot no
- Taste, smell, color, and mixability
- Fake supplements are hard to dissolve in water bid you need to give a very good shake in the shaker to get it mixed, original ones are mixed easily
- Original supplements Are smooth in texture whereas fake ones have an irregular texture
- Fake supplements have a pungent smell and a bad aftertaste.
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- Side effects
If you experience acne on your back or arms and hair fall, there are chances that the supplement which you are consuming is fake.
Fake Supplements Aren’t there to improve your muscle mass, their focus is on making the smugglers rich! They not only have a tight effect on your pocket but also harm your Health!
In India almost 60% of the supplements sold are fake! So beware of the fake products. Know that you’re about to put inside your body because it matters a lot. More than you know for sure.
At ParaFit, we focus on whole foods and nutrition. Why depend on manufacturers for products when you can get all the nutrition from the farmers. Try out our fitness services and give us a chance to transform your life for the better as we are doing for thousands of other people.