Hundreds have emailed, so here’s what we know so far…
Yes, both new laws are real… and it’s not looking good.
1) New China Export Laws (most immediate issue)
On Nov. 18 2019, China introduced new laws banning production and export of SARMs. These laws go into effect Jan, 1, 2020. No SARMs will be exported out of China as of Dec. 25, 2019. China is the only source that produces at scale.
- Global shortages within the next few months (including us)
- Significant price increases across the industry as supplies decrease (including us)
- Lesser quality/”watering down” of product from some sellers (NOT including us)
- Non-Chinese labs will begin producing SARMs … however read #2 …
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2) U.S. 2019 SARMs Control Act (most important issue)
One day later, on Nov. 19 2019, the U.S. reintroduced the SARMs Control Act, this time fixing issues with the 2018 version. When the bill passes SARMs will join steroids as Schedule III controlled substances, making their sale illegal.
- Passage of the bill sometime during 2020, probably sooner than later
- Acquiring SARMs will become difficult-to-impossible for buyers and sellers
- US-based sellers (including us) will discontinue selling SARMs when stock runs out or when the bill becomes law, whichever comes first
What does it all mean?
We’re in the same position as other US-based sellers. We’ll do the best we can for as long as we can, but we appear to be nearing the end of an era.
Don’t panic, but also don’t be alarmed when you start to see permanent outages on our site and others. Also be very careful where and when you buy, now more than ever.
New and related Q & A’s added to our FAQ:
Q) What is your current stock level?
With increased Customs scrutiny, we are very relieved and pleased to announce most of our recent (and likely last) order of raw material has cleared Customs, and is in transit to us. Please note the ”in stock qty” displayed on product pages represents the number of bottled, sealed, prepared units we have ready and available to sell at any given time, not necessarily our total available stock level.
Q) What is the shelf life of SARMs?
Technically, the ”shelf life” of SARMs is unknown.
A lot of other companies stamp a 2 year sell-buy date on their products. Perhaps they’re following practices from the supplement industry, or trying to make products appear more legitimate. We don’t date-stamp our products.
It’s not that we think it’s necessarily a bad practice. Our products are in capsules and our bottles are also double-sealed (triple if you count the mylar), and include a silica pack moisture inhibitor. But a lot of other companies sell a liquid form, or bag of powder that’s not vacuum-sealed. It doesn’t take a scientist to know these forms can lose efficacy — and liquids lose consistency — over the course of a year or two.
Air, heat, light, and moisture are the enemies. We’ll offer our informed opinion that a capsulized product in powder form could last quite a long time if not overly exposed to these elements. And if one took extra measures, say placing bottles in a brown bag in a refrigerator (not a freezer), one could be looking at a very long, zombie-apocolyptic, timeframe indeed.
Updates – SARMs Control Act of 2019 (S.2895)
Just as we did with the SARMs Contol Act of 2018, we will do our best to keep you up-to-date on the 2019 version, S.2895.