Another day in paradise 💪
Hey guys, James here…
We are occassionally asked a strange question…
Are your products legit?
Is SARMTECH legit?
We ship out 150-200 orders per day — we’re usually slammed, some days barely able to make our same-day shipping promise.
We’re flooded everyday with emails, product reviews, and feedback form responses thanking us for our excellent products and service.
We’re continuously writing checks to the most expensive raw suppliers and third party labs and posting their test results.
We stand in perpetual astonishment at how few product returns we get (maybe 1 a week), despite our volume and completely open-ended 100% satisfaction return guarantee.
We label these 3 activities — publishing all product reviews, providing extra lab testing, and offering a full satisfaction guarantee — as "ONLY SARMTECH".
And there are other specific things that we do to cut through BS and achieve the highest possible level of legitimacy and transparency in a business that people have rightly become suspicous of…
Transparency — it’s kinda our thing:
- We don’t exaggerate the effectiveness of SARMs for every user and use case
- We make counter-intuitive statements (from a seller) like "SARMs may not work for you" (although this is the exception not the rule) — James’ Do’s & Don’ts
- We say things like "more is not always better" such as in Q&A #4
- We track and publish Customs seizures & shipping issues
- Our site shows only real photos of actual products (not photoshop mockups from a marketing agency)
- We track the SARMs Control Act and China SARMs ban with only facts, not scare tactics
- We don’t put “Made in USA” on our labels because no SARMs are “made in USA” (not the actual raw powder); if the other guys are saying this what else are they lying about?
- We have a robust and transparent FAQ page that’s very comprehensive about what you can expect from SARMs, and from SARMTECH
So with that daily backdrop of doing everything we can to provide the best possible products, customer experience, and honesty, I suppose it’s natural for us to read "Is your stuff legit?" and be taken aback — it’s like “Huh? What? Still? Sigh… yes sir, our business and our products are legitimate.” 🤦♂️
We have to remember back to when and why we started SARMTECH, and that there are in fact a lot of sellers who don’t operate with integrity. We started out with only 2 employees (now 5) and most sellers are just some dude’s basement UGL, home-brewing as a side gig.
We have to think about the mindset for some of these guys — a kilo of SARMs isn’t cheap (let alone 15-30 at a time), particurly RAD-140, SR-9009, and YK-11 and it’s possible some cut or dilute their stock to stretch further and spend less.
Speaking of RAD, I’m reminded of a comment I got from one of our chemists during a recent discussion of HPLC vs. Mass Spectrometry testing protocols. I asked him about it when I had a new potential supplier push back on me for insisting his HPLC-only COA’s weren’t good enough (HPLC can find the purity % level, but can’t positively identify which compound it’s testing for… could be 99% pure cornstarch!!). We pay for the more expensive tests utiliing Mass Spec, or HPLC plus FTIR combo which can acheive the same thing, and we complete testing before we put a batch into production. Below is a snippet from that conversation:
“RAD-140 is the most faked compound I see.” His wording suggests he sees a lot of it! Call me old fashioned but it still blows my mind to hear/read this. My personal opinion is there are few domestic sellers who are knowingly selling fake or cut product. I think they’re just not testing their upstream source(s). And yes, we have thrown away entire kilo’s. It happened early in 2020 when old suppliers left the business and were replaced by new ones, and we hadn’t yet learned to start small with a new potential supplier.
We have to remember that a lot of people have bought and used crap product before, so they’re (rightfully) sketched out about the industry in general. In that context, “Is SARMTECH legit?” is a fair and rational question.
On top of this, I’m told we’re regularly under attack from competitors on bs talk — oops I mean “source” talk — forums (aka kiss-a-bro forums). My office manager informed me about 2 years ago we were going to start including Janoshik Analytical in our testing labs since some “good samaritan” half-emptied some of our MK677 capsules and sent them to Jano for the sole purpose of trying to discredit us. My manager’s logic was fight fire with fire. This was about the time we really started blowing up and, presumably, taking away a lot of business from our competitors. We sent in the same batch for quantitative analysis and got an avgerage of 15.4 mg/capsule (on our “15 mg” MK-677). Snooping this good bro-maritan’s other posts it became apparent which competitor he worked for (you’d know the name) and when he was called out mysteriously some of his other posts and comments were deleted. To add to the humor, apparently he “works at McDonalds” but he’s “cool with spending $300 on a lab test to help others”. Lol, you can’t make this stuff up. This is what they’re spending their time on?? Can’t win the game the right way with top-tier products and service, so tear down the comp instead??
I personally don’t give 2 shits about any of the back and forth on these forums since it’s the opposite of intelligible and actionable information. Even calling it bro science would be a compliment (but an insult to real science).
You can easily waste (literally) hours absorbing nonsense on 10-page threads with “swear to God!” level certitude opinions about any SARMs topic, no matter how subjective, irrelevant, or inane. The biggest problem with the content from 99% of these knuckleheads is their know-it-all certainty, stating assumptions as facts, on things that are pretty much unknowable outside of expensive and carefully planned university-sponsored double-blind studies or corporate-based clinical trials; and even these typically report out “unknown” or “appears as if…” conclusions. Seems these days any bro with an iPhone and account history (of loitering around and contaminating the information space) on some forum is a self-asserted biophysicist.
The best we can do as a company, industry, and community is to be as open and honest as possible (why our SARMs Reviews page, uniquely, includes low-star reviews and even rants), let people continue to research, and listen carefully for the more educated, nuanced and circumspect voices to shine through the bs.
All this to say: Yes, our products are legit. Yes, SARMTECH is legit. And if you haven’t yet joined the almost 100,000 loyal customers who have researched with our products, you have my word and our company guarantee you won’t be disappointed or, if you are, you can return your products for a full refund, no questions asked.