Performance enhancing drugs refer to substances that are taken to perform better athletically.
The use of performance enhancement “substances” for sports dates back to the ancient Greeks and the ancient Mayas. While the Greeks used performance potions to increase their abilities, the Mayas used cocoa leaves to increase their abilities. In today’s times, athletes go to many lengths to increase their athletic abilities by using anabolic steroids, amphetamines, animal or human organs, Erythropoietin (EPO), human growth hormone, creatine, and steroid precursors.
Anabolic steroids: These synthetic versions of the male primary sex hormone, testosterone, are used by bodybuilders and are even popular among regular gym rats to build muscle and increase strength. These drugs have the ability to increase muscle size, function, and mass as it mimics effects of testosterone in the body. The use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) is associated with dramatic and nearly permanent increase in the level of endogenous testosterone production and protein synthesis, resulting in increased lean body mass and strength during training. Overdosing or abuse of anabolic androgenic steroids can lead to acne, hair loss, increased risk of heart disease, kidney and liver dysfunction, hypertension, and impotence.
Steroid Use: The use of steroids can be noticed by some signs and symptoms, including increased acne, greater development of the upper body, changes in body build with noticeable muscle growth, rapid weight gain, behavioral, emotional, or psychological changes, increased body and facial hair in girls, enlarged breasts in boys, and smaller breast size in girls. Size is the key, the more steroids used, the bigger and leaner you get.
Steroid Abuse: The abuse of steroids can lead to side effects such as reduced sperm production, breast enlargement (gynecomastia), uncontrolled aggressive behavior (“roid rage”), hair loss (not permanent), growth of facial hair in women and enlarged clitoris, mood swings, irritability, poor judgment, problems in sleeping, and depression after stopping steroids if PCT is not used. Such abuse can even lead to possible drug dependence, liver abnormalities, blood clotting, increase in “bad” (LDL) cholesterol, and decrease in “good” (HDL) cholesterol. It is very important to note that steroid-induced increases in testosterone concentrations could result in lowered voice pitch, hirsutism (hair growth pattern changes, including facial hair), decreased abdominal fat accumulation, and general virilization, or feminizing effects in men, including gynecomastia.
Buying Steroids: There is a lot of websites on the internet that sell steroids, let's face it – steroids is a business just like any other. There are good companies and there are bad companies who provide AAS. The truth is always somewhere in the middle, especially when it comes to buying something on the internet. If you end up buying steroids from a reputable supplier, you'll get great results and amazing life-changing effects.
A few things you should look for when you buy steroids: 1) check if the supplier has a blog – after all what legitimate website wouldn't even have a blog? 2) check if the supplier has a steroid forum, you should be able to see posts. 3) check if the steroid supplier can accept credit cards, that's the easiest form of payment. 4) check if the supplier has good reviews listed on their website (product testimonials). 5) check that the supplier has SSL certificate (https security). Lastly, always ask yourself how you found this steroid supplier, did you get referred from a reputable bodybuilding website or a search engine, or was it some email spam? Be smart if you plan to buy steroids online, take the tips above seriously.