Buying Original supplements and identifying fake ones
At a time where the Sri Lankan supplement market is filled with counterfeited and fake products, bodybuilding.lk has set its objectives to bringing the most effective original supplements to the Sri Lankan community.
Bringing genuine high quality products to the Sri Lankan community is one of our top priorities.
Bodybuilding.lk brings world renowned supplements directly from the mother companies in USA with no third party involvement at all.
When it comes to the products that we bring to our consumers in Sri Lanka, Bodybuilding.lk has a transparent shipping line.
Unlike many of the other supplement sellers in Sri Lanka,each and every product that we sell can be identified and can be confirmed as original by contacting the respective mother companies your self.
Unlike the other supplement sellers in Sri Lanka Bodybuilding.lk does not import any products from the middle east (dubai) or india where the grey market(fake supplements) exist.
How to identify fake from original
Since many of the fake products are almost 99% identical to the original products, identifying fake products can be quite a hard task.
We Bodybuilding.lk would like to recommend the following methods to identifying the original from fake products.
By checking the manufacture and the serial codeWith the manufacture and the serial code you can contact the mother company and identify whether the product is from the middle east or from USA ,the products origins ,whether the product is original or not.
Bar code scanning.Each product comes with a bar code which can be scanned with your phone. This can help you find the origin of the product (this way of identifying products is not that effective compared with identifying using the manufacture/serial code method since fake bar codes can be printed).
Knowing where your products comes fromMany of the other supplement sellers in Sri Lanka import their products from the middle east (dubai) and india. Products arrived from the middle east and india has a high chance of being fake and what makes it more worse is that these products are almost 99% identical to the original products being sold.
Some sellers have the authorized seller status to many of the brands but in truth they only import a very few quantities from USA and order bulk quantities from the middle east and india.Many other sellers do this to maintain the authorized seller status from the mother/manufacturing companies while maintaining large profits by getting the rest of the products from the middle east and india (third party).if this is the case then the chance of you getting a fake product is higher.
Cheap productsSupplements are not cheap products. If the prices are below the average price margin then the chances of those products being garbage is high.
Many of the supplements imported from the middle east and india can be sold at a cheaper price than the average price levels.In this case be responsible enough to face the consequences of the supplements that you are buying. These fake or low quality supplements can have fatal side effects for your body in the long run.
Always remember “going cheap is not always good”
By contacting the Mother companiesYou can always contact the mother companies and confirm the association we bodybuilding.lk have with them.Each product that we sell can be confirmed as original by contacting the mother/manufacture companies in USA using the manufacture/serial code assigned to each product.
Some sellers are selling products like Optimum Nutrition (Gold Standard) ,BSN, Weider, Muscle Meds, MHP, Universal and Nutrex Products.
This is legally not possible since the *sole* authorized seller status for the above mentioned brands are with bodybuilding.lk only.
For an Example many of the other sellers bringing Optimum Nutrition (Gold Standard), Nutrex ,BSN, Weider, Muscle meds, MHP, Universal products through third parties and has no proper confirmation from its mother companies since bodybuilding.lk is the *sole* distributor for those aforementioned products in Sri Lanka.
Many of these third party products are counterfeited products some products made to look exactly as the original product.