Benefits / Uses
What is it that makes AAS potent? These drugs are synthetically produced to simulate testosterone, the primary male sex hormone. Anabolic steroids are very popular with professional or competitive athletes, weight lifters and body builders and are used to-
- Improve physical appearance
- Increase muscle mass
- Increase strength and endurance
- Train longer and frequently with unprecedented intensity
- Boost sporting performance
- Faster recuperation
Their medical benefits include their involvement in replacement therapy for men whose testes fails to produce adequate quantities of testosterone (required for sex drive and primary sex characteristics).
They’re also given to HIV-positive individuals and some cancer patients to increase their appetite, maintain muscle mass and enhance their sense of well-being.
Whatever the benefits, steroid usage can lead to grave consequences. They may be taken only when prescribed by a physician to treat a medical condition.
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