One of the primary reasons why anabolic androgenic steroids (commonly referred to as steroids) are used by people from all walks of life is to improve performance. While some even use these performance enhancing drugs to lose or gain weight, others use them for promoting an increase in lean muscle mass and muscle size.
In addition to this, anabolic steroids are purported to increase body strength and aggressiveness and this is one of the biggest reasons why individuals in occupations such as construction and law enforcement often take these drugs to enhance physical strength. Furthermore, these drugs also have the potential to help individuals train harder and thereby further improve strength and endurance and also admired for reducing the recovery time between intense workouts along with improving personal appearance.
Sportsmen, those in athletics and bodybuilding, use these drugs to enhance bicep girth, body weight, and circumference besides promoting an improvement in abdomen “tightness” and even increase fat burning, decrease body fat, and increase bone density. The list of advantages associated with anabolic androgenic steroids does not end here. These drugs are second to none for promoting improved blood glucose, improve endurance, and helping sportsmen run faster, lift heavier weights, hit harder, or jump higher.
Medically, anabolic steroids are advised by medical practitioners worldwide for treating patients diagnosed with health complications such as breast cancer, low red blood cell count, delayed puberty, loss of function of the testicles, debilitated states resulting from surgery or sickness. These drugs are also recommended to individuals muscle-wasting disorders, chronic nutritional deficiencies, severe burns, asthma, anemia, thrombosis, osteoporosis, knee or shoulder injury (joint repair), and sexual dysfunction.
Some of the most commonly used anabolic steroids, which are made a part of bulking (weight and/or fat gain) or cutting (weight and/or fat loss) cycles are Anadrol, Anavar, Clenbuterol, Deca Durabolin (D-bol), Dianabol, Equipoise, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG), Human Growth Hormone, Masteron Enanthate, Masteron Propionate, and Mechano Growth Factor (MGF) though drugs like Nandrolone Phenylpropionate, Turinabol, Parabolan, Primobolan (Methenolone enanthate), Sustanon 250, Testosterone cypionate, Testosterone enanthate, Testosterone propionate, Testosterone Suspension, Trenbolone enanthate, and Winstrol are also common in amateur and professional sports.
Some of the most respected names in the world of professional sports have been linked to or admitted to using anabolic androgenic steroids and this includes names such as Shane Warne, Alex Rodriguez, Diego Maradona, Alberto Contador, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Ryan Braun, Andre Agassi, Lance Armstrong, Greg Rusedski, Chris Benoit, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rick De Mont, Jose Canseco, and Barry Bonds.
Before anyone start using these drugs, it is very important to note that anabolic steroids are prescription drugs and extremely potent and may lead to side effects (mild or severe, reversible or irreversible) when used in the absence or contravention to medical advice or abused or used for purposes other than medicinal, and even the use of low grade anabolic products can even cause side effects.
When abused, these drugs can result in health complications, including decreased blood clotting ability, hypertension, sodium retention, hair loss, acne, headaches, stomach aches, jaundice, muscle tears, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and weakness. Abuse of steroids may even lead to genital swelling, sexual dysfunction, sterility, impotence, cardiovascular disease, palpitations, cancer, immune system suppression, gynecomastia, prostate enlargement, fetal damage, genital atrophy, menstrual irregularities, liver and kidney damage, kidney stones, kidney disease, acne, oily skin, rashes, kidney malfunctions, hives, increased body hair, baldness, and increased facial hair in women. It may even cause structural changes in the heart, coronary artery disease, addiction, hypomania, chronic constipation, water retention, intestinal gas, sudden cardiac arrest, and mood swings or menstrual irregularities, development of facial and back hair, clitoral enlargement, deepening of the voice, and male pattern baldness.
To eliminate or reduce these side effects of anabolic steroids, it is best to use them only for medicinal purposes and as per instructions after their use has been approved by a medical practitioner after thorough examination. These drugs are not advised to children, pregnant, breastfeeding, or those who may get pregnant while using these drugs and those having an existing allergy to the active or inactive ingredients of the steroid(s). These extremely potent drugs are also not advised to those diagnosed with or having a medical history of health conditions such as prostate, breast, or testicular cancer, or stroke, high blood pressure, liver or kidney damage, insomnia, or testicular atrophy.
Moreover, these performance enhancing drugs should always be purchased with a valid prescription from a reputed, certified, and legal steroid pharmacy so that you can always be assured of the complete peace of mind and have the best, original, and premium quality anabolic products to redefine performance, muscle mass, muscle size, body strength, stamina, ability to handle intense workouts, and muscle definition while reducing stress and fatigue associated with strenuous exercises and tight sport schedules. It is also suggested that you should undergo medical examinations at regular intervals and seek medical advice without any delay in case severe side effect(s) or abnormality is experienced by you, after making the use of anabolic steroids.