In 1990 the U.S. Congress passed the Steroid Control Act effectively placing anabolic steroids on the controlled substances list. With the bill being reinforced in 2004 the penalty for breaking this law would severally increase. While many countries possess similar legislation a common misconception is that steroids are completely illegal since they are on a controlled substance list. The truth is however a little different; we can buy steroids legally by obtaining a prescription from a licensed physician. Granted, the amounts will be highly regulated and the types of anabolic steroids will be somewhat limited but they will be pure and they will be legal.
To obtain anabolic steroids in this manner you will generally need to be at least 30 years of age and possess a viable medical reason for purchase; most commonly low testosterone. However, the 30 years of age rule of thumb is not always set in stone, there are exceptions to the rule, especially when we consider low testosterone, as it does not age discriminate. Regardless of your age or reason(s) for obtaining a prescription, if you do you will in-fact have access to some of the best anabolic steroids on the market, as well as enjoy the safety and comfort of the law.
It’s one of the oldest and most common questions when it comes to both training and performance; how do I buy steroids? Within that question there are literally hundreds of questions that follow beyond how to buy steroids such as where do I buy steroids, how do I buy steroids legally, who do I trust, how do I remain safe; the list goes on and on and we haven’t even begun to touch actual application. Even so, it is a world many do not understand and it is further a world many enter into inappropriately. Depending on where we live will greatly affect how and where we buy steroids; for example, in such places as the United States, Canada and Australia to name a few, anabolic steroid purchase is very strict, however, in many other places around the world it’s an open market and no different than purchasing a hamburger or a new shirt. For those who can buy steroids openly on a free market your options are truly endless; for the rest of us we are somewhat limited but the options, both good and bad do exist.
Purchasing anabolic steroids on the black market is the most common method and there are several options for a black market purchase. Because the price is generally cheap due to a high demand and the availability is so high millions of people buy steroids on the black market every day. While this is the easiest way to buy steroids you need to understand it is also the most dangerous for a host of reasons. To begin, if we live in a country such as the United States making such a purchase is illegal and can lead to heavy fines and even time in jail. While this penalty will vary from state to state in-terms of how harsh it can be applied one’s previous criminal record or lack thereof will play a major role in the outcome, as well as the attorney in-which the defendant has on his side. In most cases only those who are manufacturing will see jail time but those who are caught selling, if they have a past criminal record may see the inside of a jail cell as well. Further and this cannot be overstated, due to the demonizing nature of the topic at hand, those who buy steroids for personal use only can at times receive a stiff penalty if the judge chooses to make an example.
Beyond legal ramifications, those who buy steroids on the black market run the risk of purchasing dirty gear, being scammed out of their money or purchasing under-dosed or inappropriate steroids. Because such a large quantity of black market gear is made by underground labs it is impossible to know how sterile and pure the gear is; unsterile gear can lead to infections that can cause a host of problems. Further, because black market sources are operating outside the realm of supervision it is not uncommon to be scammed; most commonly is receiving fake or counterfeited anabolic steroids. Even so, even though this truth exist, year after year athletes continue to buy steroids on the black market often suckered in by low prices; but is it truly worth it? If you receive a bottle of Testosterone-Enanthate for $25 and it’s dirty or fake have you really gotten a good deal? If you pay $10 for a bottle of Dianabol and it’s under-dosed have you really gotten a good deal? Of course not, you’ve been ripped off and flushed your money right down the toilet; you would have yielded a higher investment return from burning your money; at least then you’d have fire. Of course there’s always the risk of legal penalty as we discussed and if this occurs you’ll soon discover your “Good Deal” wasn’t good at all.