Over the past few weeks we have been getting a lot of questions about the news coming out of China and the upcoming ban on the production and export of SARMs. Here is what we know.
The rumours are unfortunately true. On November 18th China passed new Laws banning, both the production and export of SARMs among other performance enhancing chemicals. The law goes into effect 1st January 2020 but China will be ceasing export of SARMs from 25th December 2019. At the moment China are the only country producing the raw SARM powder used in the production of SARM products.
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What happens next?
We expect to see a global shortage of SARMs within the next few months leading to price increases as the stock levels drop.
While the SARMs industry is in such a state of flux we expect to see less reputable companies and individuals bring out watered down or fake products to capitalise on the high demand. Make sure you only buy from reputable companies!
We have been buying stock in HUGE quantities in anticipation of the ban coming in and we have enough stock to last months (at regular volume). However, we have noticed lots of customers have also started buying in much larger quantities so we don't have any accurate idea how long our stock will last.
At the moment it does seem like there is every chance this could be the end of SARMs entirely. Other countries might begin production at scale but even if that does happen it will be some time before we could be sure of the quality.
To make matters worse, the day after the Chinese announced their new law, the USA reintroduced the SARMs Control Act which reclassifies SARMs as a Schedule III controlled substance. The same category as Anabolic Steroids. This means it will become illegal to import, export buy or sell SARMs in the USA.
While this hasn't been passed by the senate yet, we are expecting it to be passed into law early in 2020.
As a result of this we have noticed our American customer base has more than quadrupled in the last 2 weeks as people rush to stock up before they become illegal.
We will do everything we can to keep you all up to date with any developments as they occur.
In the meantime, make sure you only buy your supplements from reputable sources!