Anabolic Steroids are synthetic hormones which were first invented for medical reasons, however once athletes and bodybuilders discovered that steroids could build muscle and strength at such a fast pace it wasn’t long before these substances were being used and abused. Years ago the only steroids available were pharmaceutical ones, these were expensive but the quality was very very high, these days its a lot harder to get pharmaceutical grade steroids but there are now thousands of underground labs all over the world selling their own brands of steroids at very cheap prices, some of these labs are very bad quality while others are very good quality. The benefit of having underground labs is it is now a lot easier to get all types of different steroids.
Steroids are usually taken for periods of 8 to 12 weeks, this is called a cycle, a cycle will usually consist of 2 or more steroids, typically an oral steroid and an injectable steroid. Injectable steroids often take 3 weeks or longer to become effective and this is why often users opt for adding an oral steroid in the beginning to “kick start” the gains. Once the cycle is done and the Steroids have cleared the system the user then starts a PCT (Post cycle therapy) the point of this is to get the bodies natural hormone levels back to normal as fast as possible, this helps the user keep their gains and also reduce side effects.
Steroids are used in sports, bodybuilding, teenagers as well as just regular guys who go to gym. Steroid use has exploded over the past 10 years, people want to look better and bigger than everyone else around them. While steroids are bad for your health the risks can definitely be reduced by educating yourself first before starting steroids, if you know what you are doing and dont take high dosages you will be off far better than someone who has no idea what they are doing. I am not saying you can take steroids risk free if you do it right, but you will reduce the damage that can be done.
Here is a list of popular steroids that are used today