We have all heard of athletes or bodybuilders using steroids to gain a competitive edge. But such steroids have serious physical and psychological side effects. The use of anabolic steroids is illegal and banned by medical associations as well as professional sports organizations. Despite the serious health consequences, some athletes experiment with steroids and they end up risking both their health and career.
So what’s the alternative? How can we reap the benefits offered by steroids and avoid the associated risks? This is where legal steroids enter the picture. Legal steroids, also known as multi-ingredient-pre-workout supplements (MIPS), offer benefits similar to that of steroids without such adverse side effects.
What Are Steroids?
Steroids are man-made versions of certain hormones in our bodies. There are two types of steroids. Corticosteroids function like the hormone cortisol produced by the adrenal glands. They are used for reducing inflammation and suppressing overactive immune responses. The second type is anabolic steroids which are the synthetic versions of the male sex hormone testosterone. It is used to build muscle mass and is often taken illegally by athletes or bodybuilders to improve their performance and physical appearance.
However, these can be legally prescribed for men by a physician only if less testosterone is produced in the body. It is also recommended by experts to build muscle mass for people suffering from AIDS, cancer and other debilitating diseases. Steroids tend to have undesirable side effects, especially when consumed for long durations. Even when they do prescribe steroids, doctors tend to give the lowest possible dose of steroids and only for a short duration to get the condition under control. Steroids that are not prescribed by the doctors are called illegal steroids.
What are Legal Steroids?
Illegal anabolic steroids may help build muscle mass quickly but cause side effects such as testosterone suppression, hair loss, liver and kidney problems. Le