Steroids often have a bad reputation, probably because we have seen or heard of one too many stories where they’ve gone wrong. Especially when it comes to bodybuilders and weight lifters who get so big, it doesn’t usually enjoy a good rep. However, we must note that using certain medically prescribed steroids in proper doses does less harm than usual.
So what are anabolic steroids?
The body’s they want are accessible naturally by following a strict diet and weight-lifting routine while some get it through the help of these steroids. Anabolic in it’s true sense means ‘tissue building’. Steroids refer to synthetic substances that are similar to the naturally occurring male sex hormone, known as testosterone.
Anabolic agents are also androgenic, thereby meaning that they magnify male characteristics like body hair growth, male genitals, voice as well as muscles. Anabolic steroids have legitimate reasons for use such as lack of production of testosterone, as well as anemia. These steroids are promoters of protein synthesis, thus building muscles.
The following is a list of very commonly used steroids :
1)D-Bal Max – This steroid was one of the first to reach non prescribed use for bulking and increasing muscle mass. This is the legal alternative to Methandrostenolone, alternatively known by its brand name Dianabol. This is opted by people who wish to bulk up in a small period of time.
2)Trenbolone – It is an anabolic steroid used to increase muscle growth in livestock to promote profitability.
3)Fluoxymesterone – Fluoxymesterone otherwise known as Halotestin is an androgen male hormone that is used when in cases of shortage or lack of testosterone.
4) Stanozolol – It is a man-made steroid that is similar to that of endogenous testosterone and has anabolic and androgenic properties. This steroid helps an athlete or bodybuilder boost their recovery process, build muscles, accelerate performance etc.
A few other known steroids are Furazabol, Danazol, Mesterolone, Methandrostenolone, Methenolone, Nandrolone, Oxymetholone, Quinbolone, Oxandrolone, Stanozolol, Trenbolon and Turinabol.