The Aspect Results Of Steroids And Much MoreEveryone has hormones, and hormones are chemical messengers that tell your cells, organs and systems how to behave. Increasing or decreasing the amount of these agents can have a significant impact on how your body looks, feels and performs.
Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone that has both anabolic and androgenic properties. Anabolism is what we bodybuilders look for in a steroid. Anabolism simply means it promotes muscle growth. Androgenic refers to an increase in your male sexual characteristics such as facial hair, deep voice and development of the genitals. Both men and women produce testosterone; men produce it in their testicles and women in their ovaries. Men, though, typically have 10 times more testosterone which is why we guys are generally stronger, leaner and more muscular than women.
Anabolic steroids, the subject of this report, are all synthetic forms of testosterone. These anabolic and androgenic effects of steroids are the reason why steroids are often known as AAS – which is short for anabolic, androgenic steroids.
blog Because of the desirable effects of testosterone, athletes and bodybuilders have often sought out ways to increase their testosterone levels. In the days of ancient Rome, gladiators often feasted on bulls’ testicles in an effort to capture some of the animal’s legendary size and strength! More recently, natural testosterone boosters containing herbs like horny goat weed, tribulus terrestris and bulbine natalensis have become very popular, but in truth, there is really only one that is worth using. It is so good in fact, that it can be used pre-cycle to prime your natural testosterone production, getting it as high as humanly possible and post cycle to restore your testosterone production that has been temporarily suppressed while you were on the juice.
AAS are available in two forms – in tablet or pill form (usually referred to as orals) and as an injectable. Oral AAS, such as Dianabol (methandrostenolone), Anadrol 50 (oxymetholone) and Halotestin (fluoxymesterone), can be toxic when taken in high doses or for prolonged periods of time. They can be toxic because they have to be chemically altered or methylated so that they will not be switched off by your liver and rendered virtually useless.
Unfortunately, the alteration that makes oral steroids bio-available, is also what increases toxicity and makes many oral steroids very liver-unfriendly. It is important to note, however, that it is not testosterone that is hard on the liver but the methylation necessary to produce an orally effective steroid that is the problem. That is why most in-the-know AAS users avoid oral-only steroid cycles or stack moderate amounts of orals with larger amounts of injectable steroids. Oral steroids have a very short lifespan of effectiveness which means they have to be taken frequently – every few hours in general. And although injecting may seem a little daunting, injectable steroids are generally safer and much more effective than oral steroids.