Why I'm in a Bad Mood Today... - The UltimateFatBurner Blog

Why I’m in a Bad Mood Today…

Because I sorta miss the “good old daze” when prohormones were legal.

No – I’m not really “for” anabolics (or against them, for that matter…). But prior to the ban, at least there were reputable companies in the business, with decent quality control and cycle information.  Potential users could make choices with eyes wide open. After the ban, “designer steroids” – which were even more poorly characterized – briefly took their place. Then – between the Washington Post (here and here) and the FDA – the larger companies discontinued even those products…leaving the field to various, fly-by-night internet companies, who charge rip-off prices against the day they get shut down.

The trouble is when people get their hands on this stuff, and don’t have a clue about what they just bought… “4-chloro-17a-methyl-androst-1,4-diene-3-17b-diol” might as well be Greek. Ok, it’s identifiable stuff…but is that REALLY what it is? Likewise, is it pure and uncontaminated? Is the dosage accurate? After all, we’re talking about companies selling illegal and/or “gray area” stuff – so it’s not likely that quality control is a high priority.  All you* can do is offer some basic advice, based on what it’s supposed to be, and tell ’em “caveat emptor”.

So – I’m annoyed by:

  1. People who will put damn near ANYTHING in their mouths as long as they think it will help them get bigger…
  2. So-called “supplement” companies who don’t give a rusty-rat’s-ass about their customers…AND
  3. The “powers-that-be” who created this situation.  If it’s gonna be illegal, then they should either clamp down on the vendors or their suppliers…or give it up.


*meaning ME (grrrr….)

Author: elissa

Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

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