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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

What Are Steroids?

Ever heard of anabolic steroids? These are drugs which mimic the effects of male steroids testosterone and dihydrotesterone. This substance is also known as anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS). Though steroid has an attached stigma of being illegal causing people to stay away from it, somehow there are some legal steroids available without even a prescription.

Most people who are into sports and are active in the gym need this substance to help them hasten muscle buildup. However there is always that paranoia about what this substance can do to one's body aside from its desired effects.

Just like any other drug or substance, it has both positive and negative impact to the body. I guess the most important thing is that people need to exert extra effort in understanding steroids, it's effect both beneficial and otherwise before deciding into taking them, regardless if it's with prescription or the one that are available over the counter.

I'm discussing this because I just got into a conversation with the IT Guy. He told me that some of the gusy at the gym he goes to told him they're able to buy steroids over the counter. The discussion went as far as when do people would opt to use it, it's dangers and all. Then we started doing an online research about it and we come across this site which offers a lot of information related to steroids. All information discuss there are very educational and if you want to understand and know about steroids, you may want to stop by the site.

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broca's area said...

never take them..long term complications r even more...

Anonymous said...

Because of my size, people ask me if I do steroids. There seems to be a misconception that you can't build a decent body with good muscle mass without being "on the juice". I've never used steroids, and I think I've done pretty well for myself. Hard work in the gym, and dedication to a clean, high-protein low-carb diet will take most people a very long way.

The side effects of 'roids, just aren't worth whatever gains a casual athlete would see. The only way 'roids make any sense at all is if someone's goal is to be a pro bodybuilder...all the big boys are juice'n, and you just wont make it as a pro unless you are as well. However, even that logic is half-cocked. Most other sports have strict bans on steroids, and being caught using them can bring an early, and disgraceful end to a professional athlete's career.

Not to mention that true anabolic steroids are illegal in the US. People who are caught selling them are considered to be drug dealers and face serious prison time, if convicted. Similarly, steroid users are lumped into the same category as crack addicts, and would see jail time if convicted of using them.