Androgenic Effect Of Steroids

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When people think of steroids, they think of anabolic steroids only - steroids that enhance muscle growth, made famous by bodybuilders and athletes who used them to get an edge on their competitors. However, these are far from the only type of steroids. A steroid is defined as a molecule with 4 carbon rings, 3 rings with 6 carbons and 1 with 5 carbons. They can include hormones, alkaloids, and vitamins. Estrogen, progesterone, cholesterol and vitamin D are all examples of steroids. They’re not uncommon and they sure aren’t only for building muscle. There are a few ways that steroids are able to be taken, but there are two main ways that they are used - orally and by injection. Needles are scary for some people, so putting steroids in pill form can make the thought of them easier to swallow. Not only that, but oral steroids take effect much faster than injections, as they are quickest metabolized and enter the bloodstream. There is a problem with oral pills, though - the liver breaks down the steroids before …show more content…
They include faster muscle repair, quicker recovery time after workouts. The androgenic effects are primarily responsible for secondary sexual characteristics in men, including facial hair, deepening of the voice, sex organ development, as well as aggression. Anabolic steroids are more geared towards the anabolic effects - they do more towards the anabolic side - hence the name anabolic steroids.
Anabolic steroids do have good uses, as previously mentioned. They can help people made weak from chemotherapy or people with AIDS and other diseases. So, they are manufactured by pharmaceutical companies and are available legally only by prescription. Because they are not available without a prescription, most steroids used by athletes are smuggled, stolen or made in clandestine

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