Can You Buy Peptides Safely in the UK

Peptides are rapidly gaining popularity in sport because they are so powerful and can greatly improve recovery times, while also promoting both muscle growth and fat loss. Given the power of peptides, it is easy to understand why UK athletes and bodybuilders are so interested in them.

At the moment, peptides are not recognised as being a safe food or a drug in the UK, which puts them in an unusual position. The same is true in the USA, where the FDA does not consider them to be safe for sale or marketing as a supplement. This means that you can’t just walk into your favorite sports shop, or Holland and Barrett, and pick some up off the shelf.

If you want to buy peptides in the UK, you will need to buy what is known as “research compounds”. It is not illegal to sell peptides for research purposes in the UK. This means that people can buy peptides “for use in the lab”. These compounds are not intended to be used by humans. The people who sell them are not allowed to market them as a sports supplement, drug or food. Many people, however, do use these compounds on themselves.

Keeping Yourself Safe 

If you decide that you want to experiment with peptides and buy experimental peptides for use with yourself as the test subject, then you should do your due diligence on the seller first. Do not buy anything from an unknown seller. Look for trusted websites that have been online for a long time and that have lots of positive reviews from people who are well-known in the athletic industry.

Anyone can post reviews of their site online, which is why it is so important that you look for trustworthy contributors. Look on bodybuilding forums for recommendations by active and trusted contributors. Make sure that you handle the peptides correctly and that if you are injecting peptides you always use a fresh needle. Do not re-use needles. Good hygiene is important. Many people buy peptides in the UK and are getting good quality products, but then skimp by re-using needles or not properly cleaning the injection site, and make themselves ill that way.

How Effective Are Peptides? 

The evidence surrounding peptides is confusing and contradictory. Peptides are thought to be an effective ‘natural steroid’ but exactly how beneficial they are is unclear. If you want to get ripped then you will still need a good diet, lots of exercises, and the right amount of rest. Peptides help your body to perform at its best, they do not magically make your body grow muscle when you are not working out, or lose fat if you are not eating at a calorie deficit. There are no quick fixes, not even steroids will work miracles without hard work. Peptides, however, when bought from a reputable lab, can make it a lot easier for you to achieve your true potential without falling victim to over-training or an injury that stems from fatigue.