How to identify fake supplements in India

How to identify fake supplements in India ?

Bodybuilding and fitness is getting popular rapidly in India due to which Bodybuilding/Fitness supplement’s business has become a very profitable business in very less time

For making extra profit out of it Fake supplement distributors floated fake supplements in Indian market. Currently approx. 60%-70% supplements in market are fake and unfortunately its very hard to identify fake supplements without having knowledge about it

In this article, we are sharing some simple points so that you can easily identify fake supplements.

 

Easy ways/steps/tips, how to identify fake supplements in India:

  1. Be alert while purchasing popular brand’s supplements

More the supplement is popular or in demand there are more chances that supplement will be fake because fake supplement distributor generally make fake supplements of brands which are very popular or more in demand. So, always be alert while purchasing popular or in demand supplements.

 

  1. Always check the Distributor logo on Product.

There are only few importers who have license to import supplements in India. And when they import supplements they paste their stickers with information like Importer Name & Address, Import date, Mfg. Date, Expiry Date, Rate etc. on supplement containers as genuineness declaration.

 

So, whenever you go for buying a supplement always check that:

  • Supplement container have our QR Scan code TRIMLIFE sticker with our logo.
  • Supplement container must always have licensed supplement Importer’s sticker and the same should not be tampered.
  • Not all supplement importers import all the supplements. There are different supplementImporters or common supplement Importers for different supplements. So, whenever you go for buying a supplement, first find out who all supplement Importers have licence to import in India  and check whether the supplement container have the sticker of the authorized supplement Importer or not. This is most simplest way to identify the fake supplement.
  • Some of the Official Importers in INDIA for major Brands are listed here.
  • Always Check for TRIMLIFE STORE Sticker on each and every product supplied by us.

 

  1. Check lot no., Mfg. Date, Expiry date for Genuineity of Product.

Majorly all the supplement companies print information like lot no., mfg. date, expiry date etc. on neck or bottom of the container. So, to identify fake supplements you can check it by

  • Matching Mfg. date printed on supplement container with the mfg. date given on Importer’s sticker or
  • Send a query via mail (with lot no., mfg. date, expiry date) to the supplement importer or to supplement company to confirm that you have purchased an original supplement or not.
  1. Check the quality of Packaging and Labelling.

International supplement companies pay extra attention on quality of packaging &labelling but fake supplement makers don’t do such quality check on packaging and labelling and generally make mistakes. So, whenever you purchase a supplement have a glance over following things to identify fake supplements

  • Check the supplement Company’s LOGO,
  • Check that TM is there or not,
  • Look keenly for any Spelling mistakes or Grammatical mistakes and
  • Quality of printed labels
  1. Check the protection Seal

All supplement companies use different style of seals to lock the container lid. So, before buying any supplement check its current seal style on internet and match it while purchasing the supplement. There are couple of things which you should keep in mind other than this are:

  • Never buy a supplement which don’t have seal on lid or its broken
  • Check the seal’s quality too and in case you find any issue with seal’s quality refuse to buy that.

 

  1. Check the Barcode of the Product.

To identify fake supplements or original supplement, you can scan the barcode given on supplement container with any barcode reader application available on your phone and check the same with the Supplement Company’s website. Additionally, never ever buy a supplement in case its barcode is tampered or if there is no TRIMLIFE Sticker on the product.

 

  1. Mixability.

All supplements have different mix ability. Some times high quality supplements have bad quality of mix ability. So, there are following 2 ways to identify fake supplements:

  • If you already used the supplement you have purchased and know about the mix ability of the supplement and you are not getting the same result with the supplement you have purchased then there are chances that the supplement you have purchased is fake and
  • In case you never used the supplement you have purchased then check and read the user reviews on internet about the mix ability of the supplement  and if you are not getting the same result as mentioned in reviews with the supplement you have purchased then there are chances that the supplement you have purchased is fake.

 

  1. Taste.
  • Just like mix ability, if you already used the supplement you have purchased and know about the taste of the supplement and you are not getting different taste with the supplement you have purchased then there are chances that the supplement you have purchased is fake and
  • In case you never used the supplement you have purchased then check and read the user reviews on internet about the taste of the supplement  and if you are not getting the same taste as mentioned in reviews with the supplement you have purchased then there are chances that the supplement you have purchased is fake.
  • One more important thing is that mostly fake supplements comes in either chocolate or strawberry flavour’s so better to use/try other flavour’s as a precaution.

 

  1. Ingredients

Fake supplements makers use cheap ingredients which are dangerous for ones health.

Generally fake supplements makers use cheap steroids or mix soy powder in supplements. So, in case you feel awesome results suddenly after the consumption of supplement or feel sudden muscle loss then in both the scenarios there are bright chances that you are having a fake supplement.

 

Possible solutions for this issue:

  1. Always take bill for your supplement
  2. Always Check for TRIMLIFE STORE Sticker on each and every product supplied by us.
  3. Always purchase supplement from Genuine and Authorised store or Dealers.
  4. Generally we take advice/guidance from gym instructors or gym owners about which supplements we should have. And more often gym instructors or coaches suggest some supplements and promise to make it available at cheaper rates. These are usually fake products from grey market. Be cautious if your trainer or gym owner is trying hard to convince you to buy a particular brand of protein supplement. In this situation you can take following steps:
    • Identify fake supplements
    • In case you purchase the supplement from your gym owner, instructor or coach then always ask for a bill.

Friends, detecting or identifying fake supplements is very difficult but we are sure that aforesaid pointer and steps will help you to identify fake supplements and escape you from any fraud related to fake supplements.

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