The WADA director general David Howman considers that China is the chief source of raw materials utilized by underground labs for manufacture of anabolic steroids, HGH and other related drugs. Raw powders are sent from this country. Then underground labs produce illicit drugs that are offered for sale by dealers at gyms and on the streets.
The black market of anabolic steroids controls sales of illegal medications on the white market. The black market is the source of medicines which are purchasable on the white market. It is believed that almost all products which are sold have been originally obtained from underground labs that have used raw materials from China.
Top athletes are often demonized for administration of steroids and other doping products. Since steroid scandals appear daily, thousands persons believe that anabolic steroids and other related medications are mainly administered by elite athletes. But it is necessary to notice that this a wrong opinion. Several experts have defined that steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs are more frequently applied by high school students and aged persons who try to improve their appearance. While students want to increase muscle mass with the help of anabolic steroids and certain other illicit drugs, aged persons try to gain strength and lower fat deposits with the help of these drugs.
Unluckily, legal supplements frequently contain steroidal ingredients. Companies add such substances intentionally. As a result, those who take only nutritional and/or sport supplements turn out to be consumers of steroids. According to the WADA director David Howman, it is necessary to supervise supplement industry in order to prevent appearing of supplements which contain steroidal ingredients.