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How to Buy Steroids Online: Everything You Need To Know
In this article we will delve into the world of buying steroids online. Our aim is to provide you – the potential anabolic steroids buyer – with sufficient information; information that will allow you to confidently buy steroids on the internet. To help you get to grips with the purchase of steroids online (particularly if you’re new to it all) we have broken it down into smaller sections. If you’re unclear about anything in this piece then please get in touch with us using the comments box below.
- An Introduction
- Important things to know
- Where Can You Find Steroids Online?
- How To Buy Steroids On The Internet
- Which Payment Methods Do Steroid Stores Accept?
- Top Tips When Placing Your First Online Order
- How Many Steroid Websites Accept Credit Card?
- Which Injectable and Oral Steroids Can Be Bought Online?
- My Experiences of Purchasing Steroids off the Net
- Which Steroids For a First Cycle?
- What else needs to be bought in addition to steroids?
- Are Oral Only Cycles Viable?
- What Precautions Need to be Taken During a Cycle?
- How often are Internet-bought Steroids faked?
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1. An Introduction
For some people it may come as a surprise that you can actually purchase steroids on the internet. Many years ago it was very difficult to do so, with only a handful of legitimate steroid sites out there, but the landscape has changed massively over the last 4 or 5 years. When people broach the subject of buying steroids online they tend to begin by asking one question. ‘Is it safe to buy steroids online?’. This is a question that certainly must be both asked and answered, and shall be done so here. In today’s environment you can purchase steroids on the internet both safely and with relative ease; in fact, they are just as easy to find and purchase as any other form of online goods. Now we have tackled that question the next logical part is to establish where one should begin. Locating legitimate steroid selling sites isn’t particularly difficult at all, as we will discover in the proceeding section(s).
2. Important things to know
Before purchasing and using anabolic steroids it is vital that you have knowledge of both the positive and negative effects. The only way you can do this is by conducting research, which, given the wealth of information available online, isn’t particularly troublesome. A simple Google search will suffice. Being aware of the overall effects of steroids as well as individual compounds is necessary. Abuse of steroids will cause health issues, but moderate use isn’t as unhealthy as you’d think. That being said, being aware of the worst case scenario is paramount. While we won’t sit here and tell you that you must be ‘x’ years old or have ‘x’ amount of years of training under your belt, we will advise you to know what you’re getting yourself in for. Read more at: the side effects of steroids.
3. Where can you find Steroids Online?
As alluded to in the above paragraph, steroids can be found extremely easily on the internet. Where? Your good old friend Mr.Google. A Google search for ‘Buy steroids online’ (or something to that effect) will yield a myriad of online stores purporting to be vendors of anabolic steroids. When presented with such a list you will no doubt be wondering whether they are legitimate or not. Many stores look very professional and this will no doubt increase the likelihood of someone assuming they are genuine. There is, however, only one cast iron way to know if they are an authentic steroid seller or not. Over the last few years there has been an emergence of steroids review sites. These sites compile all of the known steroid stores and allow users to review them using several criteria. The most popular steroid review site is eRoids, and they use the following criteria:
- Communication & ordering process.
- Delivery & packaging.
- Items ordered.
- Product effectiveness and experience.
- Additional commentary.
As you can see from the above list, the review system on eRoids is extremely thorough. In addition to this, it is also very well moderated and reviews are not accepted unless they are fully detailed and tick all of the requisite boxes. From examining the site in full we feel it is very trustworthy.
In the next section we will look at the process of actually making a purchase.
4. How to Buy Steroids on the Internet
As mentioned above, eRoids is the best starting point when buying steroids. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a complete novice or a seasoned steroid taker, it is the number one site. Using it is very straightforward. Simply go to the top bar, click/hold your cursor over the ‘Sources’ tab and then select which type of source you are after – Steroid/HGH or Peptide/Weight Loss/Accessories. In this instance you’d select ‘Steroids’ as you’re seeking to purchase anabolics. Once you have been taken to the sources page you’ll see a list of countries in the top right corner – All/US/UK/UA/CA/AU. Select your country and view the list. The score to the right of the source indicates their overall score; the higher the score the better reviews that particular source has received.
Important: Only buy from sources that are from your country (we will explain why further down this article).
Go through each source and read the reviews; always try to use a source that has several recent reviews as steroid sites can close down quickly without warning. When you are satisfied with a handful of sources proceed to their website(s) and view their products. You may be unfamiliar with some or all of the names of the labs on the site, so head back to eRoids to read the reviews on specific labs (Menu > Labs > Lab Reviews). Once you have decided upon a lab it is time to complete your purchase.
5. Which payment methods do steroid stores accept?
If you were to go back even four or five years you would only see the following payment options available: Bank/Wire transfer, Western Union and MoneyGram. While these are still very common forms of payment, over the last couple of years there has been a huge increase of steroid suppliers than accept both credit card and debit card payments, in addition to Paypal payments too. I would go far as to say that the purchase of anabolic steroids online in the USA is fast becoming like any other form of internet-based shopping.
The big question that surrounds payment methods for buying real steroids is, “Which is the safest?”. If you were to pose this question on bodybuilding forums then you’d get one answer – ‘Don’t use your credit card!’. This, however, is very poor advice. Despite the fact that some people are of the opinion that it is lunacy to use your credit or debit card to buy steroids, it is actually a wise decision to use them. Why? Chargebacks. When a transaction goes wrong (when using your credit or debit card) you are able to speak to your bank and ask them to issue a refund. This isn’t the case when using any other form of payment. When using bank/wire transfer or money transfers you are completely at the mercy of the receiver; only they can reverse the transaction, which, let’s face it, is highly likely to not happen when you’re purchasing grey/black market goods such as anabolic steroids. Ultimately, it comes down to whether or not you trust your steroid source. If you do then there should be no issues regardless of which payment method you opt for.
To read more about buying steroids with a credit card or debit card, click here.
6. Top tips when placing your first online steroid order
When purchasing steroids off the internet for the first time you will no doubt be anxious, therefore we have put this short list of ‘top tips’ together. These tips should help you to avoid making any of the common mistakes that many first time buyers make.
- Only purchase from domestic sources in the USA. It may be tempting to use sources from abroad (as they do tend to offer very good deals), but this may lead to more trouble that it is worth. When buying anything from abroad it has to get through customs before it reaches you. Customs are far, far more stringent security conscious compared to domestic postal and parcel services. If this was to happen then your name and address will be on the radar of the authorities – and I’ sure you’d rather this didn’t happen! By using domestic sources you drastically reduce the chances of this happening.
- Make a test purchase first. When ordering from a new source it is best to make a small purchase first. Even if they seem like a reputable supplier it is always wise to follow this protocol. Why? Simply because it is better to be safe than sorry. Once you have successfully made and received an order you can mark down that particular as trustworthy and proceed to make larger orders when required.
- Use your credit card. This will go against the advice of many people, but if you want maximum protection then it is best to use your credit card. This is the only way that you’ll 100% be able to protect your hard earned cash as you’ll be able to instigate a chargeback should anything untoward occur.
7. How many steroid websites accept credit card?
This is a very common question and we therefore decided to answer it. After lengthy research we have found that only a handful of legit steroid suppliers accept payment via credit card. The reasons for this are fairly obvious, but we’ll explain them anyway.
In most countries selling steroids and other performance enhancing drugs is illegal, and those caught selling them online or offline can expect heavy fines and jail time. As steroids are illicit goods, no payment processor would ever allow a website to use their card processing facilities to sell anabolics. To get around this some suppliers will setup fake websites selling goods that don’t exist, and then simply forward customers of their steroid site to these sites to make the payment via card.
To do this is time consuming to an extent, and also comes with risks, i.e. being caught using a fake website. As you would expect not very many steroid suppliers opt for this option, and those that do run the risk of being caught. On the plus side, however, taking card payments will certainly increase the amount of sales a site will take simply because everyone loves the simplicity and efficiency of using their card.
8. Which injectable and oral steroids can be bought online?
Buying steroids online can – particularly if you’re a newcomer – be difficult to purchase. Making the right decision is imperative. There are many fakes products and scammers out there, so to help you we’ve compiled a list of all the most commonly available anabolic steroids in the USA, the esters they are available in and their chemical names.
Testosterone: Cypionate, Enanthate, Propionate, Decanoate, Undecnoate, Sustanon, Base, Suspension, Andriol (capsules), Testogel & Androgel; Nandrolone: Deca Durabolin (Nandrolone decanoate) & N.P.P (Nandrolone Phenylpropionate); Trenbolone: Enanthate, Acetate & Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate. Oral form known as Methyl-Trienolone is also available; Equipoise: Undecylenate; Masteron: Enanthate & Propionate; Primobolan: Enanthate & Acetate (oral); Dihydroboldenone (DHB): Cypionate.
To learn more about injectable steroids click here.
Anadrol (Oxymetholone), Anavar (Oxandrolone), Dianabol (Methandrostenolone), Halotestin (Fluoxymesterone), Methyl-1-Testosterone (M1T), Methyl-DHT (Mestanolone), Methyl-Trienolone, Proviron (Mesterolone), Superdrol (Methasterone), Turinabol (Chlorodehydromethyltestosterone), Winstrol (Stanozolol).
9. My experiences of purchasing steroids off the net
I have bought legit steroids solely off the internet for the last three years. I have used a myriad of suppliers due to the high turnover in steroid selling websites. My experience of this will hopefully assist you!
All in all I have had a smooth ride. Out of around 30 orders I’ve only ever had two or three that have gone ‘pear-shaped’, with the rest being extremely smooth. The first piece of advice is to do research. You wouldn’t purchase anything else without doing research, so why rush into a steroid purchase? Steroid review sites should be your first port of call. I have found unequivocally that sites that are rated well on eRoids and MuscleGurus are solid and reliable. They know they cannot pull the wool over people’s eyes, and the bad sites will always get weeded out.
Secondly, always use a secure payment format such as a card, Bitcoin or Paypal, and always used a tracked delivery option. By doing both of these things you protect yourself massively. The three payment options mentioned above will allow you to a refund should anything go wrong (chargebacks etc…) and having proof of delivery will help you to prove your case to the bank and/or Paypal.
10. Which steroids for a first cycle?
Which compounds?: With the myriad of injectable and oral anabolic steroids available for sale it is no wonder that there is confusion surrounding first cycles. Gone are the days of their being several steroids readily available; instead, consumers have a multitude of anabolics at their fingertips. But what steroids should a novice take for their first cycle? In a word, testosterone. Testosterone is the king of all hormones. Although some may argue that it is Trenbolone – nothing can beat straight up testosterone. It is our natural androgen and one that provides equal anabolic and androgenic effects. First cycle calls for sensibleness and simplicity, and what is more simple and straightforward than testosterone by itself?
What dose?: What dose to run is also a bone of contention amongst a lot of people. If you visit any bodybuilding forum or message board then you’d see 500mg per week being recommended. While there is nothing inherently wrong with this advice, we feel it is much better to start lower and work your way up, i.e. use as little as possible to achieve the results you desire. Based on this premise we suggest a starting dose of 300mg per week.
Which testosterone ester?: Enanthate and cypionate. Why? Infrequent injections. You can inject just once per week if you so desire (most people prefer twice though – Monday and Thursday for example). Propionate is another choice, but this shorter acting ester has to be injected at least three times per week (Mon-Wed-Fri for example). PIP (Post Injection Pain) is also less with longer acting ester than shorter ones.
What cycle duration?: Anywhere between 10 and 14 weeks. Longer acting esters take several week (usually 5-6) to build up and remain constant in the bloodstream. If you were to use propionate then you could run a shorter cycle of 8 weeks. The former is a better choice for first time cycles though.
11. What else needs to be bought in addition to steroids?
This is where a lot of people slip up. They purchase steroids but aren’t aware of the extras that are required with them. What you need to buy will somewhat depend on the type of steroid(s) you’re taking, i.e. oral and/or injectable.
Oral steroids only: Liver protection such as TUDCA (Tauroursodeoxycholic acid) and/or N-acetylcysteine.
Injectable steroids only: Syringes (typically 2.5-5ml); needles (typically 21g green for drawing & 23g blue for pinning, but many are now turning to 29g insulin needles); alcohol wipes for cleaning the area pre and post injection.
Oral and injectable: Post cycle therapy medications. If you are planning to ‘come off’ and restart your HPTA then you will require a full PCT. PCT recommendations will vary, but the most common drugs are HCG, HMG, Nolvadex, Clomid, Raloxifene. To read our in-depth article about Post Cycle Therapy click here.
Aromatase inhibitors such as Arimidex, Aromasin and Letrozole can be used during cycle to control estrogen levels. Some may also opt for proviron for reducing SHBG and/or increasing libido.
12. Are oral only cycles viable?
If there is only debate that rages on indefinitely with no definitive answer it’s the one surrounding oral only cycles. Log on to any online bodybuilding or steroids forum and you’ll see numerous threads related to this subject. The general consensus is that they are not OK, however I (and many others) believe this is based on shaky foundations. Of course, I would always suggest testosterone as the base for any steroid cycle, but there are occasions where oral only cycles are completely fine to do.
‘Dianabol only’ is the most common of the oral only cycles. Many argue against it because they state that a) Dianabol induces a significant amount of fluid retention and b) because the duration of the cycle (likely to be four to six weeks) isn’t enough time to build any muscle. These may seem valid arguments, but in reality they are not. Why? Because Dianabol is anabolic and will build muscle in as little as four weeks – and there are studies to prove this. For a similar reason Anadrol, Superdrol and Methyl-1-Testosterone (M1T) only cycles are also possible and can yield results.
Cutting steroids or lean bulking steroids such as Anavar, Winstrol, Turinabol and Primobolan Acetate only cycles can be undertaken – provided the user has realistic expectations and knows the downsides of not including testosterone.
13. What precautions need to be taken during a cycle?
There are many things that need to be considered. You don’t just take illegal steroids and hope for the best. They can have a deleterious effects upon your health, therefore you must take precautions. Here is our expert advice, i.e. what you can do to decrease the negative effects of steroids:
- If you drink alcohol and/or smoke then give up for the duration of your cycle and PCT.
- Consume at least 3.5 litres of water per day. Some may need more than this.
- Increase the amount of vegetables and fruit you eat.
- Have a regular sleep pattern and get at least seven (7) hours sleep at night.
- Have a blood test done before, during and after your cycle. This way you can see how is impacting upon your body.
- Take your blood press every few days and take your pulse twice daily.
Although the above isn’t a one-size-fits-all cure for steroid related side effects, it will help your body to be as healthy as it possibly can be. The healthier you are the better your body will be able to deal with the effects steroids has on it.
14. How often are internet-bought steroids fake?
This is a difficult one to answer as there aren’t any official stats available (nor will there ever be). However, from my vast experience of the anabolic steroid and PED market it appears that the percentage of steroids purchased online that are fake is a lot lower than it used to be.
As the internet has grown so has the number of online forums, message boards and of course social media. These are all places where people from across the globe can discuss anything they so desire, and those within the world of bodybuilding and steroids will talk about the legitimacy of steroid labs/brands.
This has meant that those producing and selling steroids are now under more scrutiny than ever before. Gone are the days of being able to put out batch after batch of shoddy goods. Now users are able to have steroids tested to see exactly what is inside the vial or tablet. The greater the power in the hands of the consumers the fewer fakes there will be on the market.
It must be mentioned that different steroids will be faked to differing degrees. The more expensive a steroid is to manufacture, the higher the cost will be, therefore suppliers will often cut corners to increase profit. They will typically do this by purposely under-doing their products or by simply replacing one compound for another (swapping Anavar for Winstrol being the most common).
But which steroids are faked the most? The most expensive ones, i.e. Anavar (Oxandrolone), Primobolan (Methenolone) and Halotestin (Fluoxymesterone). Be extra careful when purchasing any of these.