Anabolic steroid is a compound, a group of synthetic hormones, usually derived from testosterone, that can produce numerous physiological effects including increased protein synthesis, muscle mass, strength, appetite and bone growth. When used in excessive doses, anabolic steroid is known to cause numerous side effects, including high blood pressure, increase in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and hepatotoxicity among others.
There is a wide apprehension that anabolic steroid is a dangerous and deadly drug. There has been a lot of speculation as to whether usage of anabolic steroid does offer matching utility.
Whereas there is no doubt that sportspersons, bodybuilders, weightlifters, macho youth and others do abuse the drug, which is why the US government has enacted the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004, it is also true that there has been a lot of propaganda and misconceptions about their use.
In this website, we have attempted to put together information about anabolic steroid, focusing on issues that concern the public. There is an emphasis on what harm can anabolic steroid cause, which we believe is justified because this is how the drug is viewed at today.
At the same time, we believe it is wrong to club anabolic steroid in the category of other banned substances, like cocaine or heroin, for the simple reason that anabolic steroid has good medical value for great many patients in dire need of recovery from serious ailments.
The main topics covered are as under:
1. Anabolic Androgenic Steroid
Here you will get a fair idea about what anabolic steroid is in terms of its occurrence and characteristics.
2.Types of Anabolic Steroids
Briefly get to know how anabolic steroid is usually administered and a look at some types of the drug that have been banned by the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association).
3. History of Anabolic Steroid
We have traced here how anabolic steroid has come into what it is today, starting from the 1930s.
4. Buy Anabolic Steroids
Buying or possessing anabolic steroid is not permitted without valid medical prescription. In this write-up, we have looked at certain scenarios where using anabolic steroid is an absolute necessity.
5. Anabolic Steroids Use
Here is a quick recap of who abuses anabolic steroids and why, with a small mention again of its utility in exigencies.
6. Side Effects of Anabolic Steroids
Perhaps not known widely, overdose and uninformed usage of anabolic steroid can give rise to serious side effects. Some are explained here.
7.Legal Anabolic Steroids
The controversy surrounding anabolic steroid sometimes clouds the fact that it can be legally used for medical reasons. Here is a brief account.
8. Anabolic Steroid For Sale
It is important to bear in mind that in absence of valid medical documents including doctor's prescription, sale and possession of anabolic steroid is punishable under law. Here the point is discussed in a little more detail.
9. Anabolic Steroids Online
There is no reason to believe that getting anabolic steroid from online shops can circumvent the requirement of doctor's prescription. Read more here.
10.Anabolic Steroid Supplier
In further elaboration of previous topic, a potential buyer has to understand the pros and cons of getting the drug from any anabolic steroid supplier. For more, read here.
11. Anabolic Steroid Cycles
What are the common ways that are followed to use anabolic steroid? Get to know here.
12. Anabolic Steroids in Sport and Exercise
Okay we know athletes and bodybuilders use anabolic steroids. If you are one like them, here are a few points you would like to know.