The Truth About Steroids

The Truth About Steroids

The Stigma Surrounding Steroids

The stigma associated with steroids has largely remained negative since their arrival decades
ago. Still, it seems to have become less taboo culturally since doctors began prescribing patients
exogenous testosterone in the form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to counter the
decrease in natural testosterone production as we age. Exogenous testosterone and other
anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) were initially developed for legitimate medical use to treat
numerous muscle-wasting medical conditions and diseases. However, in addition to their obvious
performance-enhancing usage in sports, they now aid in anti-ageing and longevity.

Trying Steroids for the First Time Article

Trying Steroids For The First Time

Besides their medical use, for decades, steroids have primarily remained popular underground
amongst athletes in organized sports and recreational users looking to get bigger and stronger.
They remain a taboo topic of conversation that few people understand and know very little about.
Recreational underground lab use still dominates the market. However, most of this demographic
are uneducated yet use these compounds knowing nothing other than what the big guy in the
gym who sold them the cycle has told them, which typically is misinformation.

My first experience with administering testosterone was a horrible one. It was before the internet
was available to provide me with the needed information. My lack of knowledge of administering
the compound safely and correctly resulted in me almost going to the hospital. Shortly after the
injection, my entire leg became swollen, painful and throbbing like it was infected. After asking
around, I was informed of my mistakes and never made them again. The pain subsided within a
few days, and even that traumatic experience was not enough to deter me from continuing my
journey into the realms of steroid use.

Fast forward nearly two decades later, fueled by an insatiable desire for knowledge, my
pharmacology knowledge and first-hand experience have grown exponentially. I’ve tried nearly
every PED compound known to man. Over the last decade, I’ve read numerous medical studies
and taken several courses pertaining to biology, biomechanics, kinesiology, sports nutrition,
strength training, bodybuilding and drug pharmacology. I’ve practiced and competed in almost
every fitness niche and now coach people from all niches online and selectively in person.

Steroids Pros vs. Cons

As we age, our natural levels of both testosterone and growth hormone decrease, leading to many
adverse side effects that directly correlate to ageing and eventual death. By supplementing the
body with exogenous hormones, one can negate the effects of natural ageing and increase your
hormone levels to supraphysiological levels. Some individuals choose to live with elevated
hormone levels as they find that the benefits outweigh the risks.

The Side Effects

While some adverse side effects come with exogenous testosterone and other hormone use,
most users overlook them, becoming elated by the feeling of being superhuman, and having a
hard time cycling off the drugs. It’s evident that having higher levels of anabolic hormones like
testosterone in the body has been proven to enhance one’s quality of life significantly, hence the
recent popularity of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for men and women. What used to be
an underground drug primarily has now become very profitable for Big Pharma. Still, the
underground lab scene continues to thrive with users who chose to take their health into their
own hands. Unfortunately, this scene is plagued by nefarious characters who sell compounds that
aren’t appropriately manufactured in sterile labs by experts. Many labs put out bogus products
that aren’t what compound they say they are or are underdosed. Unfortunately, this unregulated
market allows poor-quality drugs to be sold to naive consumers.

As both time and technology evolve, new compounds (such as SARMs) are developed and
brought into the market. However, a select few “old school” drugs have been around for decades
that have been approved for human use (in some countries). Most of the anabolic androgenic
steroid compounds sold today have never been approved for human use, yet some people just
don’t care when it comes to getting their desired results. Some of the most prevalent compounds
commonly used today have only been approved for animal use, while some have even been
classified as not safe for human use. Yet, they continue to be passed around within the
underground scene for those willing to risk the adverse side effects.

How To Use Steroids Safely In Canada

How to Use Steroids Safely

The problem isn’t with steroids themselves. The problem is us. People are hopelessly searching
for the easiest solution to all their tasks, problems and ailments. No one wants to hear that it
takes hard work to correct, maintain, and improve your health, fitness and body. People assume
steroids are a “magic pill” that athletes use, manifesting their dream body with nothing more than
swallowing a pill or doing a shot.

Truth be told is that all steroids do is allow you to recover more efficiently from training. This will
enable you to train harder for more extended periods and take less time off to recover properly.
Your body naturally heals and rebuilds itself slightly bigger and stronger daily to better its chance
of doing what you do daily. If you work out, eat, supplement, and recover adequately, your body
will heal and grow bigger and more quickly if you take steroids. If you lay on the couch watching
TV and eating junk food all day, you will get lazier and fatter, even while on steroids. Steroids refer
to a group of compounds that all share one characteristic: they are known as
performance-enhancing drugs that can help enhance athletic performance and quality of life.
They aren’t just for athletes, those with medical conditions, and bodybuilders—they are a possible
modality for anyone looking to enhance their quality of life.