I stepped inside a GNC today to pick up a quick snack bar and heard the workers takling about a new manager there, so I asked if the new manager could order additional items. When asked, I requested Biotest products other than MD6 and Tribex.
They told me that Biotest is currently undergoing GNC quality testing in preparation for more widespread store inclusion, and that this qualty testing was a rigorous examination of label claims and ingredients that every product has to pass. So I asked them, “Then how the heck did MMUSA’s creatine serum get stocked? That stuff hasn’t passed a lab test yet! In fact, every test I’ve heard of verifies that it’s not stable in a solution form, and has no surviving creatine in the entire bottle!”
They told me that it's included because the demand is so great, and that every bodybuilder who comes in for creatine requests it because "it's the only stuff that works for them." I replied that without exception, every BB I know dogs on the stuff for having no results, and I'd love to meet a BB who says differently.
End of the story, but does anyone know what “quality evaluations” GNC does for new products?