You’d be surprised how many researchers, companies, and laboratories try to cut corners and save a few dollars on their bottom line by purchasing the cheapest peptides they can find on the market. Many of these individuals have their work suffer because of it.
Looking for ways to cut costs is something we understand and even encourage. Cheaping out on your products by purchasing garbage research peptides and ingredients from morally gray or irreputable companies is not. Understanding why it is important to buy research peptides from a reputable company is key for the successful start of any new research project.
The Problem with Cheap Products
Looking around on the internet is probably the most common way small outfits and large companies alike find their products, unless there is a long-standing relationship between provider/manufacturer and researcher. When looking for a new product provider, cost is repeatedly the number one aspect taken in to consideration. We’re here to tell you that while cost certainly should be considered, quality should be most important to you as poor-quality products can ruin your research entirely.
Unfortunately, there is little in the way of peptide product regulation, particularly on the internet. The decrease in price needs to come from somewhere, right? Morally gray outfits can and will sell weak or diluted peptides while marketing them as the full-strength stuff that you’re looking for. Most of these companies come from countries that you’ve never been to, so keep that in mind when you’re shopping around.
Secondarily, but not any less importantly, these companies that you’ve never heard of from countries that you’ve never been to are famous for poor packaging. Part of the quality of the product is the protection from contamination. Some companies aren’t afraid to cut their costs by selling their peptide solutions in poor quality containers and shipping them in less than desirable packaging. Again… that reduced price needs to come from somewhere, right?
Buying from Reputable Companies
As a general rule, shopping from a USA based company isn’t going to expose you to half the risk. We aren’t saying that all companies from third world countries are going to be problematic for you, but the risk is certainly going to be greater because of the distance the product needs to travel and the lack of government oversight and regulation. If you see “Made in the USA” advertised on your products, you know that you’re going to be getting solutions that are held to a higher standard, meeting government regulations.
Want even more peace of mind when you’re shopping? Truly reputable companies aren’t afraid to have a Refund & Return policy. Companies with nothing to hide often provide policies that allow their customers to return inadequate products for full refunds. The best of the best allow their customers to participate in these programs, even if there is nothing wrong with the products and the customer purchased something they later decided isn’t needed.
Price certainly needs to be considered, absolutely. Just don’t let it be your sole deciding factor or you could be sabotaging your entire project before it even begins!