Buying gym supplements online can save you a pretty penny. However, they can also put you at risk of illness.
What is the main danger of buying gym supplements online?
The bottom line is, when buying gym supplements online, you can never truly be sure who you are buying from. These days, gym supplements are available for all kinds of targets. The most common include, but are by no means limited to, the following:
- Weight and strength gain
- Weight loss and body toning
- Immune system boosts
- Stamina and endurance gain
- Fat loss
- Vibrancy and alertness increase
These benefits all sound great, the problem is whether these supplements actually do what they say on the packaging. When buying from a shop or a gym, there are staff around who you can ask every question you can think of before you buy.
For example, it may be that you have a pre-existing medical condition that limits the gym supplements you can safely take. Being able to talk this through with a qualified professional can save you from illnesses and health complications further down the line.
Benefits of buying online
The main benefit of buying gym supplements online is, of course, the cost. With comparatively little overheads, web shops are often able to pass these savings on to customers. However, as is often the case when buying online, if an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If you are buying gym supplements online, do so from a reputable, established company. Ideally, choose an organisation that also has physical stores. This gives you somewhere to go in the event of illness, questions etc.
If a website doesn’t list any contact details or just an email address, be suspicious. Also, avoid buying from anywhere that doesn’t have a secure pay system in place. This has nothing to do with health risks and gym supplements, but everything to do with avoiding card fraud.
Making a claim
Wherever you buy your gym supplements, if they make you ill it’s important to remember you may be due compensation. In the same way, you could claim against a supermarket after food poisoning, you can also claim against gym supplement manufacturers.
For more information, talk to Accident Advice Helpline today. Our expert advisors are ready and waiting to offer a no-obligation consultation. Benefit from over 16 years’ experience of personal injury claims by calling 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.