Once upon a time, Turinabol was unavailable on the market and could be considered the rarest anabolic steroid in existence. However, in recent years, many underground laboratories (UGLs) have picked up on the ability to manufacture Turinabol. Those looking to buy Turinabol will, in this day and age, have no problems locating it but it must be remembered that there exist literally no pharmaceutical grade products of this drug, leaving the availability only to UGL products and a few minute export manufacturers on the anabolic steroid black market.
The actual popularity of Turinabol is mixed, with many individuals regarding its ability as a compound somewhere in between Winstrol, Anavar, and Dianabol. Many individuals might opt to instead go for Anavar due to its stronger anabolic nature rather than decide to buy Tbol. Therefore, the popularity of Turinabol on the anabolic steroid market tends to be very mixed, but this is not reflected on its availability where there is no shortage by underground lab manufacturers. For those concerned about only using pharmaceutical grade quality anabolic steroids, this option would unfortunately be out of the question for obvious reasons.
Pharmaceutical Grade Versus Underground Labs
There will always be two major choices that every potential buyer will be confronted with when shopping around to purchase Tbol: pharmaceutical grade products, and underground lab (UGL) products. The differences between the two are very forthright: pharmaceutical grade products are manufactured by an FDA-approved (or any international equivalent) pharmaceutical corporation or company, while underground labs are facilities that are, depending on the country/region of origin, illegally/illicitly run laboratories that manufacture anabolic steroids almost exclusively. Pharmaceutical grade products are human-grade products designed for human use, and as such, provide guaranteed purity, dosing, concentration, and sterility due to quality control. With these guarantees are also higher prices in comparison to UGL products. UGL-manufactured products hold the possibility of being manufactured in a laboratory that ranges in quality anywhere from pharmaceutical level facilities to basement labs set up in an individual’s home. Therefore, the quality, dosing, purity, and sterility are often unconfirmed or unknown and there are no guarantees due to virtually completely lack of quality control.
Unfortunately, there currently exist no pharmaceutical prescription Turinabol products, and therefore there are no pharmaceutical products to cover in detail here. Likewise for underground products, as the nature of UGLs is that there exist perhaps thousands upon thousands across the world, and most are frequently short-lived, with the exception of several larger big-name and well-known laboratories. Literally thousands of UGLs exist across the world in every single country, and many of them close down and new labs open up month by month. It would therefore be a futile and never-ending effort to list and cover every single underground Turinabol product in great detail.
No current pharmaceutical manufacturers produce Turinabol. After the Berlin wall fell in 1990 and East Germany ceased to exist as a nation, the details of its state-sponsored doping program (STASI 14.25) surfaced, and Jenapharm ceased production of Oral Turinabol. No Turinabol has been manufactured by any pharmaceutical companies ever since, leaving the manufacture, export, and sale of current Turinabol to underground labs and the anabolic steroid black market.
Counterfeits and Fakes
Any current circulating Turinabol products claiming to be of pharmaceutical origin is 100% likely to be a fake counterfeit item, especially if it is claimed to be an original Jenapharm product. The legitimacy of UGL Turinabol products cannot be conclusively commented on due to the large variation of honest manufacturing practices among the thousands of underground labs that currently exist.
Turinabol products as previously mentioned will wholly be of underground lab quality/grade, and therefore these are the only Turinabol products that currently exist on the market that is carried by vendors and sources. Anabolic steroid prices ultimately lands under three categories of vendors/sources:
– ‘In-person’, ‘personally known’, or ‘gym floor’ sources
– Internet website sources that limit buyers to a minimum order amount
– Internet website sources that do not limit buyers to minimum order amounts and instead allow small single-bottle orders
The first two source/vendor types listed have very little variation in pricing, but any individuals attempting to purchase Tbol on the internet will always take significant notice of the distinct pricing differences between websites that set minimum order limits compared to those that do not do so. Websites that do not set minimum order limits allow individuals to buy Turinabol in very small quantities (single bottle orders, etc.), and because the vendor tends to make small sales as opposed to large quantity sales, prices are frequently inflated to make up for the logistical costs of small orders. Sources/vendors that do restrict buyers to minimum order limits will typically set a minimum limit of between $200 – $400 worth of product before allowing an order to be processed. This allows ‘minimum order limit’ sources to justify lower prices per item due to the larger sales amounts.
Typical pricing of Turinabol originating from sources that do not set minimum order limits will generally find underground product ranging from $0.90 – $1.25 per tablet containing 10mg/tablet.
Sources that do set minimum order limits as well as in-person sources can be found selling underground Turinabol in the range of $0.50 – $1 per tablet containing 10mg/tablet.
Finally, every individual must be aware of the laws concerning anabolic steroid use in their respective country. The three major Western countries where anabolic steroid use is most prevalent will be covered. Before delving into the individual laws, it must be understood that Turinabol is classified as an anabolic steroid and therefore falls under any legislation that covers or refers to any classification of an anabolic steroid (or list of anabolic steroids) under established laws that refer to the control or prohibition of these substances.
USA: In the United States, anabolic steroids are classified as a Schedule III drug in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), originally legislated by the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 1990 and in 1991 scheduled under the CSA as a Schedule III drug whereby possession and use of anabolic steroids are be considered a criminal offense. The Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 1990 defines anabolic steroids as “as any drug or hormonal substance chemically and pharmacologically related to testosterone (other than Estrogens, Progestins, and Corticosteroids) that promotes muscle growth”. Trafficking, importation, and the purchase of any anabolic steroid are treated as criminal acts. Possession of anabolic steroids carry penalties of at least 1 year in prison and a $1,000 fine for an individual’s first offense under federal law. Trafficking under federal law carries a five year prison sentence and a $250,000 minimum fine if it is a first-offense. Second offenses double the aforementioned penalties. Aside from federal law, individual states have also imposed additional varying state laws in regards to the illegal use and/or trafficking of anabolic steroids.
UK/England: In the United Kingdom, anabolic steroids fall under Class C drugs for their abuse potential, but are specifically scheduled as Schedule IV drugs, whereby possession and use of anabolic steroids is legal for personal use. Importing anabolic steroids for personal use and possession is also not a felony.
Canada: In Canada, a similar law to that of the UK runs true where anabolic steroids are classified as a Schedule IV drug, whereby possession and use of anabolic steroids is not a felony and is legal. However, trafficking of the substance is a felony. As stated in the Canadian CDSA (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act), trafficking penalties range from a maximum $1000 fine for a first offence and/or maximum 6 months imprisonment to a maximum $2000 fine for subsequent offences and/or maximum 1 year imprisonment.