Steroids have always been favorable among bodybuilders and athletes. Since 1954, United States have understood its importance mainly in the sports field. Steroids initially were a type of testosterone injections that stimulated energy and increased muscle tissue. Lately, people also found its medicinal benefits like treating asthma, osteoporosis etc. Now people rely on its bodybuilding more than its medicinal benefits.
Although it has been in maximum usage not only by players, but also by Hollywood actors, FDA has not approved its usage. According to FDA rule, all steroids should be banned because it helps a person perform unnaturally by increasing its energy four times greater than its requirement. Moreover, to stay on the field for a longer time, athletes take steroids for a longer duration, which later damages their body and multiple organs.
Some bodybuilders take more than the dosage required to excel in their performance. According to the Controlled Substance Act enforced by FDA, there are controlled substance restrictions on illegal manufacture, possession and distribution of products. Anybody found under illegal possession of steroids whether it is seller or buyer, would be severely punished and fined. Some can also face consequences of imprisonment.
There are various ways through which you can get illegal steroids. For example, you can purchase from foreign countries with the help of prescription, if it’s banned in your country. Purchasing an illegal steroid through black market is very common.
If you see past histories of some players and actors, they were fined and also suspended from playing in future for being under the influence of illegal steroids during competition.
Some of the minor side effects of most steroids are –
If people follow the right way of consuming steroids then these side effects slowly go away.
Steroids are similar to testosterone injections. Testosterones are male hormones that are available in every human body. Lack of hormone in any body leads to delayed puberty and short height. Many doctors recommend testosterone injections to get a person into normal functioning.
Hence, if women take this injection in extra dosage they also experience some male characteristics like hair on chest, deep voice and irregular menstruation. That is why after dosage completion, a PCT (post cycle therapy) is completed. Through this therapy any kind of side effect goes away smoothly. Thus, it is recommended to stay under the guidance of an instructor or a doctor before getting into any steroid cycle.