What it is?
The term “anabolic” (steroid) itself means any substance that is capable of supporting the growth of muscle tissue. In its normal state, the body constantly destroys and removes old cells and tissues, replacing them with new ones. This process of destruction and removal is called “catabolism” in medicine.
Anabolism is the process of building new cells and tissues to replace old ones. Usually in the body, these two processes are maintained in balance.
How do they work?
Steroids stimulate increased muscle growth. Thus, the level of testosterone (male hormone) in the body increases, but aggressiveness also increases in direct proportion.
High testosterone levels improve protein metabolism, accelerating muscle recovery and growth, and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, allowing you to train longer and more efficiently.
Are they effective?
Testosterone injections dramatically change metabolism. Anabolic steroids allow you to gain muscle mass and reduce body fat at the same time – even without a well-organized training and in the absence of a diet.
Are steroids dangerous?
After taking the drug, there are sharp jumps in the level of the stress hormone cortisol (the so-called “rollback effect”), and this is a serious load on the body.
Long-term use of anabolic steroids can lead to impaired liver function, increased cholesterol levels, as well as deterioration of the skin and baldness.
Can i buy them legally?
Each country has different legislation, therefore steroid-type drugs have their own different level of “legality”: from criminal prosecution for their use to free access in pharmacies.
It is important to understand: even if anabolic steroids are openly sold in pharmacies, they should not be used thoughtlessly, because these are the strongest drugs that can cause irreparable harm to health. Their use must be justified.
Do athletes use anabolic steroids?
Yes, many strength sports athletes still use steroids. Note: It is almost impossible to achieve large muscle mass with low fat levels without the help of chemicals.
Can I stop?
Be extremely careful here! Officially there is such a disease as bigorexia.
This is a mental disorder in which a muscular man sees himself as very thin. People with this disorder use steroids over and over again. In addition, with subsequent use, the amount of the drug only increases.
Thus, to use anabolic steroids or not to use, everyone decides for himself.