EPO is not something you will find on the black market with any regularity. However, what is found will carry with it an enormous risk when it comes to counterfeits. Of all performance enhancing drugs, while its overall market is low, a large portion of that market is plagued by counterfeits. This can make obtaining quality EPO quite difficult. Further, this is not a cheap performance enhancing drug by any means. If you do not do some hard digging when looking for a supplier, you may very well find youve spent an enormous amount of money for nothing in return.
Injectable steroids are injected into muscle tissue, not into the veins. They are slowly released from the muscles into the rest of the body, and may be detectable for months after last use. Injectable steroids can be oil-based or water-based. Injectable anabolic steroids which are oil-based have longer half-life than water-based steroids. Both steroid types have much longer half-lives than oral anabolic steroids. And this is proving to be a drawback for injectables as they have high probability of being detected in drug screening since their clearance times tend to be longer than orals. Athletes resolve this problem by using injectable testosterone early in the cycle then switch to orals when approaching the end of the cycle and drug testing is imminent.