Human growth hormone (GH) continues to fascinate not just athletes and bodybuilders, but also those who believe that injecting GH will provide a fountain of youth effect. As such, "anti-aging clinics" feature GH administration to clients who seek the assumed health benefits of GH. The problem is such clinics usually charge highly inflated prices for GH. The good part is that at least the GH you buy from such clinics is the genuine article. The other option to obtain GH is through purchase on the Internet black market. There are many problems associated with this route, however. As I noted in a recent YouTube video about black market drugs, there is little quality control in the production of such drugs. Many black market sites use raw materials to produce the drugs that emanate from China, which has the lowest quality control of any nation in the world for drugs and food. What that translates into is that drugs sold over the Internet often don't contain what's on the label or what you think that you purchased. In some cases, the drugs contain more active ingredients than label claims, but in most cases, it's far less or nothing at all. In other instances, the black market drug could contain another ingredient altogether completely unrelated to what's on the label. But the worse thing about purchasing black market drugs is that they could be contaminated with such items as heavy toxic metals or bacteria. Unlike commercial pharmaceuticals produced by recognized drug companies, which are produced under strict sanitary conditions and quality control, the origin and manufacturing process of black market drugs isn't known. They could be produced in someone's bathtub for all you know, which would explain the commonly found bacterial contamination in such drugs.
But GH is an expensive item, often costing hundreds of dollars each month. As such, purchasing it over the Internet seems like an attractive option. You don't have to bother consulting with a physician for a prescription and since it's sold on the highly competitive Internet, it must be less expensive than buying it at a drug store. As we will later see, this is a huge misconception in that black market GH is either just as expensive or even more expensive than purchasing it through more legitimate channels. As I discussed in my video about black market steroids, when black market drugs are seized in drug raids and the drugs are carefully analyzed, they often prove to be either outright fakes or substituted with other drugs. If you're lucky, you get the actual drug, but not in amounts reflected on the label of the drug. In every instance of such drug raids, these findings of fraud or under or overdosed drugs have emerged. This suggests that the practice is widespread over the Internet. Most of the drug raids have focused on anabolic steroids, and . . .