Bodybuilding Products Sold Online May Be Mislabeled or Unsafe

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According to a new study many bodybuilding supplements sold online are mislabeled and contain unapproved drugs and other ingredients that may not be safe. Researchers tested 44 products that were marketed as nonsteroidal selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs), which mimic the effects of testosterone and help build muscle. The study found that only about half of the supplements actually contained SARMs. One in four products contained ingredients that weren’t on the label, including potentially dangerous drugs, and 59 percent had more or less than the advertised amounts of certain ingredients. Four products were found to contain tamoxifen, a drug used in the treatment of breast cancer. It is very important to be cautious when buying any workout or nutritional supplements online, make sure to research the company selling the product.

For more information visit Reuters.

Do you ever purchase any supplements online, if so where from? Do you know how to tell if a company is trustworthy? How do you feel about more stringent regulations on supplements/bodybuilding products that are sold?

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