Transdermal patches (adhesive patches placed on the skin) may also be used to deliver a steady dose through the skin and into the bloodstream. Testosterone-containing creams and gels that are applied daily to the skin are also available, but absorption is inefficient (roughly 10%, varying between individuals) and these treatments tend to be more expensive. Individuals who are especially physically active and/or bathe often may not be good candidates, since the medication can be washed off and may take up to six hours to be fully absorbed. There is also the risk that an intimate partner or child may come in contact with the application site and inadvertently dose himself or herself; children and women are highly sensitive to testosterone and can suffer unintended masculinization and health effects, even from small doses. Injection is the most common method used by individuals administering AAS for non-medical purposes. 
Technically speaking, BALCO is extinct, but Victor Conte is a free man and still running a business called "Scientific Nutrition for Advanced Conditioning" or "SNAC." After serving a four-month prison sentence prior to pleading guilty in 2005, he now sells various supplements and vitamins. Patrick Arnold and Greg Anderson each served a three-month jail sentence after pleading guilty with Anderson serving an additional three-month house arrest sentence. Recently Anderson was incarcerated again after being found in contempt of court for refusing to testify about Barry Bonds and Gary Sheffield’s use of banned steroids.  BALCO is not completely dead however; on the SNAC website, Conte has BALCO apparel for sale. 
On the open market, you will find several kinds of steroids that have mild properties, hence not very effective in boosting muscle mass. Anabolics purchased from underground labs are more powerful, but you will never be sure about their quality. As we said, they can be contaminated, underdosed and cause serious health problems. On the other hand, on the same black market you can find good quality low priced steroids that will help pack on muscle mass on a budget. All you have to do is to master the secret of picking the best of them. Hope that our list of anabolic steroids articles will be of help to you.