Anabolic Steroid market in India

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Whether one likes it or not but anabolic steroids have become an internal part of professional bodybuilding, modeling, movie stars and physique athletes. So, what exactly are anabolic steroids? Anabolic steroids are also known as anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS). They are steroidal androgens containing natural androgens like testosterone as well as synthetic androgens that are structurally related and have similar effects to testosterone. They increase protein within cells, especially in skeletal muscles and increase the growth of facial and body hair and the growth and maintenance of masculine secondary sexual characteristics like muscular body.

 

Market Size

Anabolic steroids are banned in various countries and are not freely available and require a prescription. On the other hand, there are some countries including India where steroids are much freely available.

Though anabolic steroids require prescription in India too but a little extra bucks and a friendly relation with a pharmacist can make all the drugs and steroids readily available to you! So, here arises the question- “Who are the potential customers?” The majority of customers in the market comprises of trainers mostly in ‘local gyms’ and gym owners. Though, all the trainers are involved in the market as customers but majority are from local gyms.

Now, moving on to the consumers, they are mostly males between the ages of 16 and 30.  The highest percentage of people using anabolic steroids is in 12th standard; 45% of 12th standard students of urbanized cities use anabolic steroids. Thus, the greatest place to sell them is metropolitan cities.

According to a survey, 75% of the anabolic steroid users would prefer to have them even if they reduce their life span. Thus, the customer base is loyal to the companies.

Moreover, anabolic steroids have found their loyal customer base in the Bollywood industry and the modeling industry in India. Since all the models need to keep those muscles good, round and lean for the entire year, they are in a habit of depending on steroids. Apart from models, anabolic steroids have found a prominent place in Bollywood where all the actors pack on perfect sets of muscles as required by the role in the movie in a really short span of time, this is possible only with the help of artificial hormones and anabolic steroids.

To cut short the argument, we can conclude that there is a great market in India for anabolic steroids especially in urbanized cities.

Anabolic Steroid Manufacturers

Since the demand for anabolic steroids is constantly increasing, there has been an increase in the number of manufacturers in India, many of which are selling fake products. So, the market is full of manufacturers from all around the globe! Some of the Indian manufacturers that are in the game of anabolic steroids are:-

  1. Abbott India Ltd.
  2. Yana Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
  3. Shree Venkatesh International Limited
  4. Sun Pharma

There are many more and almost every pharmaceuticals that produce major drugs used in operations and for serious diseases. Apart from these, the manufacturers that are more trusted by the people (mostly celebrities, models and rich brats) who would love to invest more and get really genuine products are:-

  1. Alpha Pharma
  2. Bayer
  3. Puro-Labs
  4. Concentrex
  5. Organon
  6. Sciroxx Labs
  7. Signature Pharmaceuticals
  8. Kaipa Pharmaceuticals
  9. Geneza
  10.  British dispensary
  11.  British Dragon
  12.  ElitePharm
  13.  LA Pharma

 

How to establish Anabolic Steroid Manufacturing Company (Pharmaceutical)

Establishing a Pharmaceutical in India is not a difficult task, you just need to specify what kind of drugs you’re going to manufacture, like Schedule IV drugs stands for steroids and then you can apply for a manufacturing license for those types of drugs. The documents and licenses required to open a pharmaceutical are as follows:-

  1. Drug License No. (D.L.) Number
  2. GST or Goods and Service Tax Registration
  3. Food Safety & Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) (Rs 100 annually for Re-registration)
  4. Trade Mark per product or name: Estimated Expense (Rs4500 (government fees + advocate fees respectively)
  5. Company Registration
  6. Private Limited Company registration: Estimated Expense – Rs8000 to Rs9000.

Owning documents related to drugs license is very important. You need to own a wholesale drug license from local drug control inspector or officer. Registering on GST network will be issued by the tax authorities of India. You need to register with a unique name of your company at the registrar of companies under companies act, 1956 or 2013.

But establish a pharmaceutical isn’t enough; you’ll need experienced chemists who are very careful with and serious about their work. This is so because in order to produce good quality anabolic steroids, the chemists need to be highly educated and careful because a slight mistake may cause harm to the consumer and bring a bad name to the company.  Moreover, purity matters in the game, so if you’re into gray market, drop the plan! You should also sell your products at a competitive price range; since this market is sensitive, products offered at a cheap rate are considered to be of poor purity and quality and those priced too expensive will not be sold either.

 

Legal Steroid Market

Yes, there are products termed as legal steroids. These products are allegedly claimed to be safe. These products are just mimics of the original anabolic steroids; they are made from natural herbs and ingredients. They provide with a similar effect as the original steroids but are completely safe; they neither harm your liver and kidney nor produce estrogen in the body. So, a PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) isn’t required after using them. They are also much in demand though not as much as anabolic steroids. The market for these products is increasing day by day due to all the harmful effects of steroids because proper dosage and exact effects aren’t known to much people who use and sell it. So, there has been a rise in the number of casualties, making an increased demand in lesser harmful products. Some of the brands which make such products are- Crazy Bulk and Marine Muscles.

 

 

References

  1. https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-youth-take-steroids-for-good-physique-and-then-get-obsessed-with-them-1642807
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steroid_use_in_Bollywood
  3. https://steroidreviewer.com/crazy-bulk-bulking-stack/
  4. https://steroidreviewer.com/marine-muscle-legal-steroids/
  5. https://www.quora.com/Where-can-I-buy-steroids-in-india

 

Factors which have led to the development of business of sports and fitness in the Indian market

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The market of sports and fitness in India is a place where there is a scope for all kinds of business to flourish. One such business is the business of sports and fitness. This business is not only flourishing in India but also is contributing to the economy of our country. Although this market has always had seen an overall good revenue growth in terms of sales of products, in recent times the profit margin of this business of sports and fitness has also escalated real quick!

Now there are so many factors which have led to the business of sports and fitness market reach at a position that so many other fields of business are still struggling to be at. These factors are as following-

 

  1. The globalization of sports and fitness market

The basic idea of the globalization of sports and fitness market is to expand this market all over the world. The foundation of modern sports was laid in the early to mid 19th century when countries like the United States and Britain had began to take interest in the business aspects of both sports and fitness and started taking it professionally. The business that started in a small land with limited access began to set up its franchise in other countries. And this led to an increase in demand which eventually led to an increase in the revenue growth. By adopting the same strategy today the Indian market too has been successful in setting up its base in foreign lands. Not to forget, even the fitness industry is some or the other perishing in India due to the influence of western countries.

 

  1. Increase in the number of types of sports and fitness activities

Earlier people in India took interest only in two sports. The first one was hockey in the 60s and later came the cricket during the 80s. Fans went gaga over the players when they used to bring gold or a cup for the country and wanted to be like. This led to the market of sports industry which sold various hockey and majorly cricket related stuff advertised by the famous sportsmen of that time. Thus cricket played an important role in establishing the business of sports and fitness in India. But cricket alone couldn’t carry the entire burden of the market on its shoulders. Thankfully, due to the globalization other sports like football, volleyball etc came in India even when they weren’t played professionally on the Indian ground. Slowly and eventually, sports like Polo, Snooker, Wrestling, boxing came in vogue. This led to the growth of market as people started playing different sports which led to an increased number of demands.

 

  1. Influence of social media exposure

In the world of internet that we are living today, almost everything is influenced by the social media. Be it sports or fitness, social media has created a buzz all over the world. Social media allows people to post a part of their daily activities online. Be it regular gym posts, or heavy exercise routines, to stunningly fit body pictures, everything is on social media. And since these things can be found on all platforms one simply can’t avoid but take a dive in it. Such is its influence that even the laziest of them all will for at least once drag themselves out of their beds and go to fitness or a sports club. Thus when more people enter in this field , the demand of such products will increases as well leading to an increase in the overall growth of this market.

 

  1. Increase in profit and growth revenue

This is the main reason for such massive popularity that the business of sports and fitness has gained over time. This field produces a good profit margin and hence a decent revenue growth. There is a reason why it gives profit. Sports and fitness is a field in which the demand of customers never ends. After all everybody wants to be fit and look good. And nothing but being active sports and fitness activities can help them achieve this. Thus unlike other businesses, this field has no such future of coming to an end as there is an always some profit.

 

  1. Increase of the competition in the market-

In India, since the time Modi ji has started promoting the famous “Make in India” project, so many start ups are being created on a daily basis. Some of which have a focus on the sports and fitness market. Now there are already some of the national and international brands who have firmly established themselves in this business. And with the small companies trying to make a space for themselves, the competition has fueled even more. This scenario has led to the production of more products of good quality and affordable price because the majority of buyers come from the middle class background. Thus when good quality products are sold in the market of affordable prices, the number of buyer increases which lead to an increase in the demand. This automatically leads to the profit of the companies.

 

  1. Involvement of women in the business of sports and fitness- Women are the paragon of success. Where-ever they set their foot, a positive growth is seen. In recent times, India has since quite a change in the way people have started treating women. Women are being encouraged in every field be it science, art, sports, finance everywhere. The involvement of women in the business of sports and fitness has led to the betterment of this field. Also there are several sports clubs ad fitness health centers especially for women. This has led to more women come and join such places. This in many ways has led to the profit of business of sports and fitness.

 

Conclusion-

This industry of sports and fitness has come a long way from what it was a century ago. Form people not taking any interest in this field, to a mass number of people having started contributing to this market in some or the other,  the sports and fitness business has seen more profits than losses.  And all the above factors have played a key role in leading this industry to what it is today.

 

References

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/23779898_Globalization_of_the_sports_economy

https://stepsforliving.hemophilia.org/step-up/maintaining-a-healthy-body/benefits-of-sports-and-fitness

https://www.openpr.com/wiki/global-sports-and-fitness-market

https://study.com/academy/lesson/factors-affecting-physical-fitness-performance.html

https://www.nestacertified.com/factors-affecting-your-fitness-and-training-performance/

 

 

 

Sports Facility Management

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Here’s how we effectively provide sports facility management.

With the ever-growing industries of sports tourism and recreation, sports facility management of indoor and outdoor complexes has become a task that requires highly experienced leadership. Sports Facilities Advisory/Sports Facilities Management can provide you with that experienced leadership to ensure the success of your sports complex or community recreation centre. Below are a few key components of sports facility management we provide for each of our clients.

Program Development

A large part of sports facility management is program development. We work with all our clients to determine programmatic goals and the strategies to achieve those goals. We can help you develop facility programs for a variety of groups such as school-age kids, serious athletes, stay at home moms, high school age teens and more. Whether you want to provide your customers with sport-specific training sessions or a variety of classes for all ages, we can help you design a program structure that is engaging, inviting and cost-effective.

Cost Containment

Our sports facility management teams work hard to improve the profitability of sports facilities with effective cost containment strategies. By eliminating or decreasing unnecessary spending and maintaining current spending, we can help you meet the financial goals for your sports complex or recreation center.

Human Resources

When it comes to administration duties, hiring and training of staff, Sports Facilities Advisory/Sports Facilities Management maintains a quality program to ensure the day-to-day operations of sports facilities run smoothly and efficiently. Our systematic approach includes the recruitment, placement, and training of staff members to build a highly qualified and experienced team of professionals. Retaining staff isn’t an issue with SFA|SFM because your employees are part of a company culture and a highly motivated team with lofty goals, efficient strategies, and effective management.

Marketing

Through advanced marketing partnerships, the SFA|SFM team provides highly effective sports facility management that attracts sponsors, drives revenue and promotes your facility within the community and beyond. We will create and provide you with a roadmap to optimize the performance of your facility. Although it would be nice to just build a complex and assume great design, awesome programs, and a five-star staff will bring the masses – that’s not always true. Our marketing strategies can help bring people to your door and increase community participation and use of your sports complex.

Asset Management

Our sports facility management services also include asset management. This includes management consulting with your current staff. Sports Facilities Advisory/Sports Facilities Management also has access to a number of resources, tools, and systems that can be implemented within your sports facility to improve profitability and operations. Want to learn more about our sports facility management services? Contact Sports Facilities Advisory today for more information.

Governance structure of sports business and challenges in India

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India is a country where people from diverse backgrounds play sports of various kinds both nationally and internationally. There are so many aspects which together contribute in the development of any country. And sports is just one of them. It’s a fact that sports lead to an overall development of an individual and should be taken seriously by the government and citizens of a particular country. More and more people should be encouraged to actively participate in sports activities at different levels. But sports can only reach to people belonging to different parts of the country when the business of sports is managed in a systematic way. And the government plays an important role in the way in which the whole business of sports structure is shaped.

The ideal structure of sports business in India

In recent times, our honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi ji has started putting a lot of emphasis on starting a business, which can be in any field, during his recent speeches.  And the reason is pretty much obvious! When people create products in their own country, the finance of that county escalates. Also it creates employment opportunities for more and more people. Now since there is a wide range of possibilities to have a profitable business in the field of sports, government has taken many initiatives to encourage people to take a dig in this area of business. But to start with, it is important to note that the business of sports is closely tied up with the ecosystem of sports. So to build up an effective business plan in the field, the government first has to establish a balance in the ecosystem of sports in our country.

Impact of a balanced sports ecosystem on the business of sports

A sports ecosystem is simply a network of interconnected chains which consists of key elements like- good governance, financial aid,  production and marketing strategy, sports infrastructures, scouting and training centers, suppliers, lead producers, competitors and stake producers. When all of these things are balanced in such a way that they are all interdependent on each other and are doing their job efficiently, that’s when it is called a balanced sports ecosystem. Now when this ecosystem will function properly, the ease of doing business will increase automatically. Thus for a country to develop a profiting business in the field of sports, it is very important to have a well maintained sports ecosystem in that country.

But how do we fuel up the business of sports in India?

With a population of 1,342,512,706 in India, there surely are many people who are interested in sports and would like to take it up as their career choice in future ahead. But to take sports as a career, people first need resources and trainings in the various fields of sports. Now who will provide them such resources and facilities? Now that’s where the business of sports and fitness comes in handy.  Recent stats have shown that 12.82% of Indians play cricket which is also the highest number of Indian population playing any sports. And on the second, comes badminton with 9.39% people playing it all over India. Now with a number like that, who wouldn’t want to invest in the sports and fitness business?  Although theses businesses are doing just fine in the urban areas, to fuel up their business they should step towards the rural areas as well. As a lot of hidden gems of our country have emerged from the villages itself. There are a lot of chances of discovering the hidden talents in the villages of our country, and this can be possible when they are also provided with resources and the infrastructure to practice.  There is also a lot of scope for starting certain training institutes in these villages which will only add up in the process of helping them discover their inner talents and boosting their inner confidence. And in this way one can develop and widen the scope for their business in the field of sports as it has a lot of demand in many of the untouched parts of our country.

Hampers created in the business of sports

There is a reason why Modi ji has to force people to jump into the ‘Make in India’ project. People are just not willing to invest their time and money in startups. Instead of starting their own business, a majority of Indian population has preferred to work for other international or multinational companies. And the reasons are valid to a greater extent:

  • Corruption- This is the main reason why India is still a developing country. It eats away more than half of the money that the government provides for various schemes to build up a competitive yet friendly business environment.
  • Complicated laws- In India to start a business require al lot of paper work to be done. This is a very time taking process. And even after following all the rules some people still have to bribe those goverment employees to get their work done fast.
  • Skilled people- India have a lot of talent hidden within. But what brings it down, is the lack of skill. Due to the lack of proper skill, which is a must for training the budding talents of our country, many people are either not properly trained or completely left behind.
  • Infrastructure- Where other countries have already build up world class infrastructures for the various sports and fitness programs , our country is still busy planning on doing something like that.

Conclusion

Now since there are a lot of reasons why the business of sports and fitness has yet not flourished properly, we still have a chance to ace this field as our country has got both the talent and the resources which are required to boost this business. All that is needed to be done is for our government to reconsider shaping the business structure of sports in India by taking some necessary measures. And our country will be all set to rock the international platforms in sports field.

 

References

https://www.statista.com/statistics/562694/india-regular-participation-in-sports-by-type/

https://www.indiastat.com/sports-data/6356/stats.aspx

https://prezi.com/v6xaleums5i3/structure-of-sports-business/

 

Athletic Training Arenas

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Though India has been really poor in athletics and sports; the time has changed in 21st Century. Indian athletes had done exceptionally well in this year’s Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. Indian athletes bagged 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals; with this India surpassed its medal tally back in Commonwealth Games 2014 at Glasgow. This record is more than enough to throw light on the steep growth in performance of Indian athletes. Yet, if we look toward the Olympics, we’ve got a long way to go; but with good facilities, proper guidance and training, our athletes can do really well at the Olympics too!

What are Athletic Training Arenas?

Athletic training arenas mean a place dedicated towards the training of various athletes. These places have all the facilities that help in the growth of an individual athlete. Apart from this, these arenas may also have various trainers and coaches in order to help the athletes nurture their talent! These arenas can be used by many athletes simultaneously even if their sport differs; the only requirement is basic area for practicing with facilities as are needed by the athletes for the sport.

Options Available

If you’re planning to go for an athletic arena business, you should look thoroughly at options at your disposal. Some of the options available are:-

  1. Stadium This is a place or an open ground with boundaries where various athletes can come and practice their sport in order to nurture their talent. On may also hire coaches and trainers who track their performance and design training plans and sessions accordingly.
    The basic requirement of a stadium is a large area of land and a good infrastructure. Apart from this, another critical element is the services provided to the athletes, i.e., proper racing tracks, triple jump, long jump areas, etc.
    Apart from this, you need to decide for yourself whether you want a stadium that meets international standards or is just for practicing and local events.
    A stadium that meets international standards needs a humongous piece of land as well. The one that needs international standards should have different areas for each athletic event and each of them should be provided with good space so as to conduct the events in an organized manner. This not only requires you invest way too much but also can generate great revenue. You have a fixed income as you will definitely allow the athletes to practice in return of some fees, apart from this, the international events, if organized, will pay you a really handsome amount of money.
    If you wish to own a stadium that meets the standards suitable only for practicing and enhancing the skills of athletes, you can afford to go for investing a little less. No matter what, the services and equipment to be provided to the athletes need to be of international standard. The revenue generated is fixed.
  2. Indoor Arenas These arenas are only for training purposes. They don’t organize any kind of event or competitions whether local or international. These arenas apart from providing facilities in shade, i.e., indoors, also provide with additional services such as a mini gym and cardio vascular machines in order to enhance the fitness of athletes too. This helps them to perform well in their athletic events too. These arenas charge a little more than the usual stadium as they are more concerned with the lavishness of the athletes too!

Setting Up a Business

There are a number of steps required to set up the business in this field. This requires a lot of research and hard work. So, here’s a guide to help you sort out things:-

  1. Business Plan The first and foremost thing you should have before stepping into a business is a business plan. This is the most crucial element of a business. Having a business plan states how you will proceed step by step with your business and what exactly are your requirements, a rough approximation of the investment required.
  2. Securing Finances Setting up such a huge business is a Herculean task and the most critical element is the amount of finance you can secure. Currently, the Government of India gives you some sort of support if you are willing to bring about making a difference in the field of athletics and sports by offering services to the athletes. Apart from this, you can also get a loan as well as get someone to provide you with the required investment. Another option is to have a business partner; this option is a bit risky if you’re not an extrovert who can draw a fine line between personal life and professional life!
  3. Location Location plays a crucial role in determining the success of your athletic training arena. If you’re going for international arena, then you should prefer a more accessible and posh area. In the other cases, you can simple go for a location near to a residential area. Nowadays, people are clubbing their athletic training arenas with various famous sports store; here athletes and other random people can practice by paying daily or having a membership. This option is also getting famous with time!
  4. Official Documents there is a set of guidelines that need to be followed by the owner, which you can easily get by visiting the official site of Sports Authority of India. This site can also help you with the documents that you need to get registered and start the business.
  5. Hiring You need to hire professional coaches and trainers who themselves are or were involved in the sport they are going to monitor. A good coach can bring out the best out of even the worst of athletes!
  6. Advertisement After setting up a proper athletic arena, you need to advertise it so that people come to know about your business. You need to distribute pamphlets and print you advertisement in the local newspaper. Once you get a handful of athletes, you can easily get more and more athletes to join via their connections.

References

  1. http://www.indianathletics.in/
  2. https://www.jaagore.com/pre-activism/issues/sports/changing-scenario-culture-sports-india-conversation-deepthi-bopaiah
  3. https://www.athletesarena.com/programs/sports-performance/
  4. https://www.athletesarena.com/
  5. https://www.csstrucoach.in/high_performance.html
  6. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/blogs/et-commentary/india-is-finally-investing-in-sports-infrastructure/

 

Personal Trainer in India

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What is a personal trainer? Well, a person offering training services to people in exchange of money based on proper knowledge is known as a personal trainer.

A person who is self-motivated to hit the gym on a regular basis, maintain his own physique as well as motivate others to be fit and go to gym frequently should go for a business in this field. Yes, being a personal trainer is a kind of business where you sell your experience and knowledge to people. Now, a personal trainer must most importantly have the patience to explain each and every small detail of the exercise to the client. Behavior is the number one etiquette in a personal trainer’s life.

A personal trainer must also be aware of safe workout practices as well as proper work ethic; he or she must know the line and must not cross it, it counts as a bad work ethic. To be a successful trainer, one must know how to analyze different lifestyles, different types of diets and the proper human working as well as anatomy.

A personal trainer aspirant must be energetic as well as be able to live a stressful lifestyle. They must also be able to make use of different equipment for different people as everyone doesn’t want to train with weights; they prefer kettle bells, etc.

Requirements to be a personal trainer:-

  1. CertificationThis was as expected the first and foremost requirement to be a personal trainer, no one is fool enough to hire uncertified trainers who give out ‘bro-science’ and you’ve a heavy probability to get injured while being trained by them. The personal trainer must be certified, i.e., he must be able to provide proper knowledge and save his/her client from injury during the workout. In case of any misfortune, the trainer must be certified to act with appropriate measures and must be able to give CPR. The certifications provided in India are-the American Council on Exercise (ACE), BFY (Better Fitness for you) Sports and Fitness, National Academy of Sports and Medicine (NASM), American College of Sports and Medicine (ACSM), The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American Fitness Professional and Associates (AFPA), National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT), International Fitness Professional Association (IFPA).
  2. ExperienceExperience plays a vital role in securing a client. Now, you must be thinking about what if you’ve just completed your certification and don’t have any experience. In this case, you may start working at a gym for experience or start giving out personal training at a very cheap rate. You mat target the college students to be your initial clients. Since college students are most motivated to get a nice physique, they have appropriate hormones to build a great physique pretty fast and don’t have enough money to hire a good personal trainer.

 

  1. Family History (Special Requirement)If you’re chosen to train a really young kid or a minor, then you may end up attaching your family history and police records in your CV. This is so because the family member always looks up for protection of their children and don’t want a person to train their children with poor family record or criminal background.

 

Job Aspects:-

  1. As a personal trainer for gym The first option is to work as a personal trainer for a gym. Most of the bigger chains offer with this option. Here, the trainers just have to train new clients for free for the first few days, and then if they like their work, they are allotted with certain fee. Now, here the fees given to the gym for the personal trainer is not directly given to the personal trainer but first the gym takes its commission which varies from gym to gym and then the remaining amount is given to the personal trainer. Now, if the trainer recommends supplements to the client, they’re supposed to tell them about the supplement store which has tied up with the gym chain and the personal trainer is either given very little or no commission at all.
  2. As a freelance trainerThis option is less popular but results in much fruitful rewards. This is so because you don’t work for any organization or gym here but all by yourself. You personally have to visit gyms, find potential employees and then offer them personal training but here you can recommend them with dietary supplements, drugs, etc. which isn’t much freely available as an option if you work as a personal trainer for a gym. Now, you can tie up with a supplement store which gives you supplements at a cheaper rate if you buy in bulk and then you provide supplementation to your client by your own resources. Here, you can earn a little amount apart from your regular earning. You can also add online personal training to your schedule, now this requires a good internet connection and a good quality phone camera. This type of coaching is gaining more and more popularity with time. In this, the trainer indulges in a video call over various social media platforms with his client and trains him using it. This method requires immense patience and command over the language because giving proper exercising instruction via mouth and visual representation is really a tough job. Coming to another perspective of this business, you can also have a business as an online trainer where you just provide your clients with diet plans and workout schedules. Now, coming to the disadvantage of this option; the only disadvantage is that you have to work really hard to secure clients.

Salary

The most important topic is here, the amount of money one can earn by being a personal trainer. The answer is really simple, it depends entirely on you. There are celebrity trainers who earn millions and then there are trainers who are stuck at a salary of 15,000 per month. This business depends entirely on your skills, your business strategies and your business ethics.

 

References

  1. https://plancareer.org/en/career/13/1129/fitness-trainer-career-option-and-requirements.html
  2. https://www.quora.com/How-is-the-life-of-a-personal-trainer-in-India
  3. https://www.quora.com/How-can-one-become-a-certified-fitness-trainer-in-India

BCAA and Glutamine Market in India

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BCAA

 

A branched chain amino acid (BCAA) is an amino acid having aliphatic side-chain with a branch. Among the proteinogenic amino acids, there are three BCAAs: Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. These amino acids cannot be made by the body and are available to humans in protein rich food such as eggs, meat and dairy products. These are also available in the form of dietary supplements.

The proven benefits of BCAAs include-

  1. Increased muscle growth by stimulating muscle protein synthesis, the process of muscle making.
  2. It helps in decreasing the muscle soreness after workouts.
  3. BCAAs also help in reducing the fatigue caused due to workouts.
  4. They are also found to be helpful in preventing muscle breakdown.
  5. BCAAs are found to improve health of people suffering from liver cirrhosis.

 

Market Size

The market of BCAA is big enough but not as big as the market of protein shakes in India. Though the market is growing but the growth is less as compared to the growth in market of protein shakes.

The supplement market is pretty dominant only in the southern region of the country. The majority of the customer base includes serious competitive athletes, fitness models, models and college students. Opposite to the case of protein shake, the number of college students consuming BCAA is the least due to lack of good investment.

So, we conclude that the market size of BCAA in India is mediocre; it is neither too big nor too small.

BCAA Manufacturers

There are numerous BCAA manufacturers in the entire world; these manufacturers export their products to India. Some of  the manufacturers which almost own the Indian BCAA market are MusclePharm, Ultimate Nutrition, ON (Optimum Nutrition), Cellucor, BPI, BSN, Dymatize, etc.

These brands have proven the worth of their products by giving results and thus acquiring a great customer base and customer-brand loyalty.

 

Establishing you own BCAA brand in India

 

Establishing a new brand of BCAA in India directly means competing with all the other brands available in the market. As stated above that these brands already have got the trust and support of their customers; so competing with them is a really tough job. Moreover, the investment required to establish a new supplement brand is pretty hefty too.

With all the above requirements completed, one needs to attract customers. Thus, cutting some of the profit is inevitable; this simple means that one has price the supplement at a price cheaper than the other brand but higher in order to affirm the customers that it isn’t fake or low quality material. The price range of BCAA in India ranges between Rs. 400 to approximately 4,000 for 500 grams.

Muscleblaze, TNC and Vigourfuel are some of the best Indian BCAA manufacturing companies but don’t even stand near the western competitors.

Glutamine

Glutamine is a α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of the protein in human body. It plays numerous roles but the major purpose is to serve as building blocks for proteins. It exists in two forms- L-Glutamine and D-Glutamine; both of them have a slight difference in the molecular arrangement. The supplements provide us with L-Glutamine but almost all of us prefer to use the broader term Glutamine. This amino acid is very essential for immune system and intestinal health. The benefits of Glutamine in the field of fitness are not backed up by any solid research and require more research. So, we cannot comment on it but a lot of people still opt to buy glutamine to maintain their health.

 

Market Size

 

Market size of Glutamine is pretty small. This is due to the fact that muscle building benefits of Glutamine is not backed up by a proper research and nothing could be said about its role in muscle building. Though, the market is small yet it is present and a lot of people go adding Glutamine in their supplement stack. Some of the leading brands that dominate the Indian market are MusclePharm, MuscleTech, ON (Optimum Nutrition), Nature’s, SSN and Gaspari. Since the results cannot be determined due to lack of evidence to prove that Glutamine is good for muscle building, the brands famous in India for other supplements are getting all the attention from the customer base.

Establishing your own Glutamine brand in India

 

This task is pretty difficult as Glutamine is a supplement which cannot be sold by its own quality, offers and results. It requires one to have their brand to be present in other supplements as well; when the other supplements get successful, one can expect the glutamine to get successful too. Some of the Indian brands which sell Glutamine are- TNC, MuscleBlaze and VigourFuel. These companies don’t have a good sale either due to lack of great sale of their other supplements. The sale of Glutamine is always less as compared to other supplements. It is often kept as additional supplement after completing the stack for the month or season.

 

How to get in the game to manufacture BCAA and Glutamine

 

Both of BCAA and Glutamine are dietary supplement and require the usual legal work before launching the products in the Indian market. These are:-

  1. Get your company registered or approved by the Government as Food Company.
  2. You need to get a FSSAI certificate.
  3. You need to get a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certification which ensures that the products are being constantly produced and pass the regular quality measure tests.
  4. ISO certification for the company and the product.
  5. Get TIN number.
  6. Get service tax number.

These were all the legal formalities to be done after arranging all the necessary items such as investment and business plan.

 

BCAA and Glutamine Distributors in India

BCAA and Glutamine distribution is required in India as most of the BCAAs available in the market are of western brands which require importing them. Now, some of the trusted distributors in India are:-

  1. NEUVERA Wellness Ventures Pvt. Ltd.
  2. Bright Commodities
  3. Primarc Pecan Retail Private Limited
  4. Healthkart
  5. ARC Distributors
  6. Global Implex
  7. Paradise Nutrition
  8. Arena Implex
  9. 121 World Exports
  10. Polar Exim Pvt. Ltd.
  11. Kar Enterprises

These were all the trusted distributors in the Indian market. Always make sure that your BCAA or Glutamine supplement has seal of any one of these distributors. Since the gray market is increasing rapidly, one needs to assure the quality of the food supplement that one is having.

 

References

  1. https://www.indianbodybuilding.co.in/Supplements/10-best-bcaa-and-amino-acid-for-2014/
  2. https://www.indianbodybuilding.co.in/Supplements/10-best-indian-glutamine-supplements-for-2014/
  3. https://www.quora.com/What-Licenses-are-required-to-manufacture-and-sell-protein-supplements-in-India
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutamine
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branched-chain_amino_acid
  6. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-bcaa#section7

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/glutamine#section5

NEEM ADDS TO YOUR BEAUTY – KNOW HOW!

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Neem Adds To Your Beauty – Know How!

 

A major ingredient in most of the beauty and skincare cosmetics available commercially, extract obtained from neem has a host of effective benefits for our skin. Loaded with vitamin C and more than a hundred active compounds, neem also has some incredible anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties to offer. The very composition of Neem leaf extract helps purify the blood and allows our skin to glow and radiate from within.

 

Neem Adds To Your Beauty!

Neem has long been recognized by Ayurveda as one of the most effective herbs, thus justifying its presence in more than three-fourth of Ayurvedic products, both cosmetic and medicinal. Therefore, by including neem in your daily beauty and skin care regimen, you could reap a wide range of benefits in the most natural and rather cost effective manner. The results are practical, natural, and are rather revamping. And what you get is a glowing skin that is fair and flawless, all but naturally!

 

Health And Beauty With Neem

Neem, also known as Indian Lilac, is holder of a number of healthcare and naturally beautifying benefits. Since ages neem, has been used for a wide variety of skincare and blood purifying conditions. This is because neem not only helps in curing the disease, but also offers the forte of enhancing our natural immunity.

  • Neem prevents the occurrence as well as growth of acne and blackheads.
  • It delays the obvious signs of aging of the skin, thanks to the regenerative properties of Neem.
  • Neem also reduces skin pigmentation, thus assisting in getting rid of dark circles.
  • Neem works as an effective moisturizer and softens the skin.

 

Neem Application Adds Natural Glow

For soft, glowing and supple skin, you can boil some twenty leaves of Neem in about half litre of water, and allow it to cool. This water, after straining, can be used as an effective toner. It can be applied directly onto the skin using cotton balls or you could use it as a face spray that is as refreshing as anything.

  • By grinding few neem leaves and making a fine paste, you can mix it with turmeric and use it as a face pack, about two times in a week.
  • In order to get rid of pimples and acne on the face, you can also mix and grind the neem leaves together with some tulsi (basil) leaves, and add some rose water to it. This paste can be applied directly onto the skin, regularly for a few weeks, and a clean and clearer skin would soon start to show.
  • For a skin that glows naturally, you can make a smooth paste at home using dried neem leaves powder, rose petal powder, some yogurt or raw milk along with some honey. Let the pack stay on the skin for about fifteen to twenty minutes, and wash it off with water that has some rose water added to it.
  • Application of oil obtained from neem leaves helps in getting rid of blackheads and also works as an effective anti-aging cosmetic.
  • You can also chew on some fresh and washed juvenile neem leaves. Since the taste is bitter, honey can also be used along with. Wash these down with a nice warm glass of water. Neem purifies our blood, thus ensuring enough oxygen in the body, which resultantly shows on the skin and makes it glow. Neem actually cleanses your skin and allows it to breathe.

 

How To Use Neem?

Since the neem leaves are available all through the year, they are very easy to source in fresh form. Consequently, the neem leaf extract can be used topically, and can also be consumed, although these leaves taste extremely bitter at first and might need some ‘getting used to’. The benefits offered by neem leaves are available to people with any type of skin. It also does not lead to any serious reactions with our skin.

WHEAT GERM OIL – PANACEA OF HEALTH BENEFITS

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For a variety of reasons, wheat germ oil happens to be an extremely healthy option to be included in our everyday diet and lifestyle. As is evident by the name, the wheat germ oil is derived directly from wheat germ, the most nutritious component found in the wheat kernel. This oil, therefore, comes loaded with a host of healthy nutrients, such as vitamin E, vitamin B 6, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, proteins, and folic acid, etc. Various minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, phosphorous and potassium also form a major part of this oil. The presence of these essential nutrients is something that makes wheat germ oil so rich on its health and nutritional quotient, that even doctors across the world absolutely recommend its ‘regular’ consumption. Wondering why? Let’s read on!

Delays Premature Ageing –

The presence of such a vast variety of minerals makes the wheat germ oil apt for cellular repair. Moreover, it has quick absorbent capabilities. Therefore, its topical application helps preserve the overall texture of our skin as well as our hair. Another advantage is that it moisturizes and heals from within, thus removing any dead cells, reducing skin damage and maintaining an even skin tone and providing anti-aging merits. No wonder why such a large variety of commercial beauty products are also using it as a major ingredient in their products.

Acts as an Antioxidant –

By fighting the free radicals in our body, wheat germ oil acts against the oxidative stress and as well prevents the occurrence of various simple to severe diseases in our body.

Helps Maintain a Healthy Heart –

Wheat germ oil goes a long way in keeping our heart healthy by keeping the bad cholesterol at bay, and increasing the overall blood circulation in our body. Moreover, this oil is believed to amplify as well as protect the cardiovascular health.

Improves Muscular Energy –

Wheat germ oil is also known to contain excellent energy-boosting capabilities, and for this very reason it is especially recommended to those who are involved in rigorous physical activities. This oil contains a long, saturated chain of primary alcohol known as Octacosanol, which gives the necessary strength to our muscles to carry out those vigorous activities. It therefore curbs any chances of frequent fatigue.

Anti-Inflammatory Benefits –

The natural anti-inflammatory properties contained in the Wheat germ oil makes it highly supportive for enhancing the body’s resistance power and aids considerably in supporting the immune system.

Helps Keep Stress Away –

Thanks to the presence of omega-3 fatty acids, the wheat germ oil looks well after our nervous system. These fatty acids present in this oil, along with vitamin B complex, help reduce stress and anxiety and help us in keeping an elevated mood.

Skincare Benefits –

Whereas the Wheat germ oil provides with age-defying lift to your skin, it also aids in keeping a number of skin maladies at bay.

Regulates Sugar Levels –

The regular consumption of wheat germ oil goes a long way in keeping that tab on the blood sugar levels, thus controlling the emergence or growth of diabetes to a great extent.

Panacea of Health Benefits

Therefore, as Wheat germ oil fights with free radicals, reduces oxidative stress and improves immunity, this is slowly but surely making its way as dietary supplement for health-savvy people across the world. This is encouragingly being used as one of the much-favoured cooking oils, and also as a flavouring agent. And at the same time, medicos find the Wheat germ oil as an ideal supplement for cardio-diabetic patients, lassitude and general debility. The sheer goodness of this particular oil can also be availed by using its supplements available in the market. The awareness regarding its role in the health sector is still building up. However, the therapeutic benefits have absolutely been established by the experts from the area.