Steroids Originate From?
initially developed in Germany in the 1940s and were used experimentally on their troops during World War II.
The drug's ability to stimulate tissue growth and protein
synthesis lead them to believe that it might be beneficial to treat
wounded victims. The drug never reached huge success because
alternative drugs with fewer side effects were discovered and the legal use of steroids still seems to be declining.
What Are Legal Uses for Anabolic Steroids?
Steroids are used in treating anemia
because of it's ability to increase the production of red blood
cells. They are also used for treating leukemia and even with strengthening therapy. Steroids have also been
used in combination with other drugs as a means of treating AIDS patients.
Who Uses Anabolic Steroids?
Athletes often use steroids to
perform at their best, unfortunately many individuals feel that
they cannot be competitive without the help of steroids. It can
undoubtedly increase muscular growth in both men and women and
it is believed that the enhanced muscular growth can increase the body's ability to repair
itself after a hard training session.
This might very well be true, but for these effects the doses need to be pretty high, causing greater side effects.
What Happens When You Stop Using Steroids?
Some of the side effects of steroid use are reversible, but not all of them.
Additionally, once you stop using steroids you might lose most
of the muscle growth you have gained.
Typcially this is because your body stops the production of it's own testosterone when large amounts of synthetic testosterone are supplied in the form of steroids. Some bodybuilders claim that it is possible to kick-start
your body's production of testosterone by using certain
supplements after your steroid cycle. Some athletes might
experience depression after they have stopped a cycle, this can
also lead to a decrease in their training activities since they
feel they cannot function without the steroids.
How Can I Tell If Someone Is Using Steroids?
Some symptoms of steroid use can include:
Rapid weight and muscle gain
Sudden mood changes
or aggressive behavior
Acne, especially on the back
A sudden increase and extreme increase in appetite
Will I Experience Muscle Gains If I Use Steroids
Yes, you might experience muscle growth, but
it will be significantly less than you would gain with strength
Steroids will increase your body's ability to repair itself after a training
session, thus enabling you to train longer and harder which is where the development comes in. It will also build muscle
mass by boosting protein synthesis and lowering production of the stress hormone cortisol.
If you have any further questions regarding
steroid use or training, please contact us and we will be happy to
provide you with all the information you need.