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10 Ways Cheap Supplements May Put You at Risk in 2023

January 22, 2023

Banned Substances Control Group

10 Ways Cheap Supplements May Put You at Risk in 2023

Inflation may tempt you to train with the help of the cheapest supplements.While that may save you dollars, that money may be completely wasted because they don’t work or compromise your health.

When choosing the supplements, based purely on the lowest price from a pop-up internet address, these are the risks you may be facing.

1. Unwanted contaminants may be present such as heavy metals or chemicals.
2. Ingredient quality may be so low that the supplement fails to be effective.
3. The supplements may be complete fakes that don’t have any or enough of the active ingredient for it to make significant differences to your performance.
4. They may contain banned substances that could make you fail a drug test that could cost you your sporting career or job.
5. Supplements may contain false label claims where they’re loaded with non-nutrient additives such as fillers, binders or dyes that can cause inflammation or harm your digestive system.
6. The ingredients could be out of date then repackaged to appear as if they haven’t expired.
7. The dosages may be either too high or too low, leaving you with nasty side effects or no effects at all.
8. Fillers and other additives may negatively impact the bioavailability of a supplement, which means you may not absorb much of the active ingredient you’re paying for.
9. Labels may hide the fact that the supplement is high in sugars by covertly labeling it under different names such as cane crystals or dextrose.
10. Cheap supplements manufacturer’s don’t always follow Good Manufacturing Policies (GMP) and may contain allergens, such as nuts or lactose, which could put you at risk.


As a tactical professional, how can you get cost effective supplements that you know are safe?
Third Party Certification.

The Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) is acknowledged as a leader in third-party certification by organizations such as UFC, NBA, and CrossFit.


When supplement shopping, look for the BSCG Certified Drug Free, CBD and Quality seals.

All programs start with an in-depth review of quality control, regulatory compliance, and verify products are made in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

The BSCG Certified Drug Free program is the sport standard providing industry leading protection with every lot tested for more than 500 banned substances offering the best protection available for athletes, first responders, military service members or other professionals subject to strict drug testing.

The program also requires verification of label claims and environmental contaminant screening annually.

The BSCG seals should fill you with a sense of trust that a supplement has what it claims on the label and is not contaminated with banned substances in sport or other potential drug contaminants.

These seals are the elite way to shop for your supplements so visit here: https://www.bscg.org and get the supplements that will help you start 2023 on the front foot.



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