Anabolic steroids refer to hormones that are either taken orally or by injection that influence the body’s hormonal system to produce extra testosterone. The goal of taking anabolic steroids is to increase muscle mass. Anabolic refers to this muscle-building capability.

What are they? Some athletes take a form of steroids — known as anabolic-androgen steroids or just anabolic steroids — to increase their muscle mass and strength. The main anabolic steroid hormone produced by your body is testosterone.
Testosterone has two main effects on your body: Anabolic effects promote muscle building. Androgenic effects are responsible for male traits, such as facial hair and a deeper voice

Steroids follow a dose respondent curve in terms of muscle gained per mg of steroid. The more you use the more weight you gain. Thus, creating a bulking cycle is reasonably simple.

Steroid Cycle: It refers to the duration in which a person uses anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS). The cycle varies according to the type of steroids, cycle levels and the stacks.


Side Effects: The possible medical complications associated with steroid use include:

  • Altering of liver function.
  • Altering of cardio-vascular function.
  • Increases in nervous tension and/or blood pressure
  • Depression of normal testosterone production
  • Androgenic affects which includes increased facial and hair; increased sebaceous secretions, etc.

In addition to above effects, the following short-term effects are seen frequently:

  • Muscle cramps and spasms
  • Increased or decreased feelings of aggression.
  • Headaches
  • Nose bleeds
  • Dizziness, faintness, drowsiness or lethargy
  • Skin rash
  • Sore nipples
  • Alternation of thyroid function
  • Gastrointestinal disorders

Anabolic Steroids can be very toxic to the body and if taken incorrectly or for a long period of time, they can cause some very serious side effects. Also the steroids are not been flushed out completely by the body.

Steroids are artificial and exploit the human hormone system due to which it is banned. Teenagers should never take anabolic steroids in an attempt to build up the size and strength of their muscle structure. Additionally, steroids tend to close over the ends of growing bones.

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