Anabolic Steroids FAQ
Anabolic Steroids Questions and Answers
What are Anabolic Steroids?
Anabolic steroids are synthetic versions of the male sex hormone Testosterone.
What other Names are Steroids Called?
Juice, gear, sauce, roids, hot-sauce, muscle-pill, fix. There are countless other colloquial names that are specific to the community.
What are some Examples of Anabolic Steroids?
Below is a list of some anabolic androgynous steroids:
Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca-Durabolin)
How are Steroids Taken?
Steroids are taken in the form of capsules or tablets orally, injected into the muscle, or delivered via a trans dermal patch, the same as nicotine patches.
When were Steroids Invented?
Although research into steroids go back as far as the early 1930s, it was only in the early 1950s that Dianabol hit the scene. Although Dianabol is no longer available there have been countless variations using many innovative ways of increasing muscle function that are taken by more and more people despite the illegal ban on steroids.
What are Anabolic Steroids used for?
Doctors use anabolic steroids medically to treat low testosterone, anemia, muscle loss from HIV or AIDs, breast cancer, etc.
Do Bodybuilders and Athletes use Anabolic Steroids?
Professional bodybuilding, just like many professional sports are now big money and athletes will often sacrifice the morality of cheating in order to win. No bodybuilding or sports federation will openly admit support for taking steroids, but it still is happening behind the scenes.
How Many People use Steroids?
It was recorded in 1994 that 0.5% of the USA population took steroids on a regular basis totaling over a million people. In 2003 it had increased to 0.9% of the USA population were taking steroids on a regular basis, close to 3 million people.
Are Anabolic Steroids Legal?
Steroids are illegal to be used for cosmetic enhancement such as bodybuilding or for performance enhancement in sports. They fall under the Controlled Substances Act in the USA which means at least a schedule III.
Do you Need a Prescription for Anabolic Steroids?Yes, you do. Steroids like testosterone used to treat people with low T levels, are not permitted to be carried or used without a doctor's script.
What are the Side Effects of Anabolic Steroids?
Premature balding, dizziness, mood swings like depression, anger and aggression, hallucinations, paranoia, problems sleeping, nausea, vomiting, trembling, high BP leading to coronary damage, aching joints, increased risk of muscles and tendon damage, jaundice, liver damage, urinary problems, shortening of height, increased risk of stroke, and cancer, increased facial hair growth, menstrual cycle changes, testicular shrinkage, pain urinating, breast development, impotence and sterility.
What is cycling?
Cycling is used to reduce side effects, or pass a drug test when taking any anabolic steroid. By taking the steroid for 6 to 8 weeks and then stopping for a few weeks or longer, the side effects are reduced in the long-term.
What is Stacking?
Most bodybuilders will not just take one steroid because they have discovered that when they "stack" two or more steroids the results are dramatically improved. When "stacking" only two steroids the one would increase the effectiveness of the steroid and the other usually works in synergy, improving the result. Stacking always increases side effects.
Are Anabolic Steroids worth the Risk?
If you want to increase your chance of dying early then by all means take steroids to gain muscle. It certainly is not worth the risk using them to compete better. The chance of you getting caught, either buying the steroids illegally or by the judges on the blood and urine test done at a competition are getting higher and higher every year.
Are there Alternatives to Anabolic Steroids?
Yes, there are many legal alternatives to anabolic steroids. You should choose legal and natural alternatives to steroids such as herbal based testosterone booster supplements over illegal and dangerous anabolic steroids.
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