How can you check if the pro­tein pow­der is fake or not?

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THE LOGO TEST

One can’t im­port or dis­trib­ute sup­ple­ments un­less they have a li­cense to do so. This li­cense num­ber should al­ways be there on the sup­ple­ment. Very few dis­trib­u­tors have the li­cense to sell sup­ple­ments in In­dia. The li­cense is a sticker on the sup­ple­ment con­tain­ing vi­tal in­for­ma­tion such as the date of man­u­fac­ture, im­port date, rate. You can check the au­then­tic­ity of the dis­trib­u­tor by check­ing the list of Au­tho­rized Sup­ple­ment Deal­ers in In­dia at https://www. strength­up­grade.com/au­tho­rised­sup­ple­ment-deal­ers-in-in­dia/.

THE SEAL TEST

If there is no seal on your con­tainer, it’s a fake. Also check the seal on the in­ner side of the lid — the fake ones are loosely sealed and are of poor qual­ity. If the prod­uct is authen­tic, the seal on the bot­tle should have proper edges and should be uni­formly at­tached. Seals usu­ally have the brand name en­dorsed on them, if it is plain you’re hold­ing a fake prod­uct.

THE MIX­ING TEST

Add a scoop of your pro­tein pow­der to some water at nor­mal tem­per­a­ture. Now, shake in a shaker for 30 sec­onds. If you no­tice any lumps, clumps or residue, your sup­ple­ment is fake.

THE TASTE TEST

Al­ways read re­views on var­i­ous body­build­ing fo­rums on­line, be­fore fi­nal­is­ing on the one. Read up about what it would taste like. If the taste doesn’t match, you’ve bought a fake. If you have used the same brand be­fore, but get a dif­fer­ent taste this time, it’s not authen­tic. Un­less, the change came from the man­u­fac­turer, and that’s some­thing you must en­quire.

THE BAR­CODE/QR CODE TEST

The bar code and the QR code should pro­vide the cor­rect URL link to the prod­uct in­for­ma­tion. You can also use the QR scan­ner in your phone to get the cor­rect prod­uct de­tails.

THE MRP STICKER TEST

Lastly, re­mem­ber that even fake prod­ucts have a fake sticker for the MRP on the con­tainer. If you no­tice any­thing off about the sticker, you can as­sume it’s fake.

Go ahead and make a wise choice, you guys!

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