In sports and exercise the phenomenon is
known to be happening for quite some time. But there are cases where
apparently well built persons may use the drug, believing that without
it they will look small and have no muscle tone. In medical parlance,
it is called muscle dysmorphia, which surprisingly is prevalent in
both men and female, though to a lesser degree in females.
Anabolic steroids are known to cause less to grievous harm to health over
short to long term of usage. The fact that the drug can boost muscle
size and ability to perform well in exerting games would mean that the
use of it in sports and exercise is not going to go away forever. To
that extent, the role of agencies to control the abuse of the Anabolic
steroids is important.
And indeed that is the reason why the
US Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004 has been enacted to ban
selling and using anabolic steroid and pro hormone without a relevant
medical prescription. More commonly, androgen is indicative of
developing male sexuality, though testosterone, a well-known androgen,
secretes in both the testes of males and the ovaries of females.
Steroid, occurring as it does from sterol
like cholesterol, a naturally happening steroid alcohol, is a group of
organic compounds including many types of hormones, alkaloids and
What follows therefore is that anabolic
androgenic steroid is a type of naturally occurring or manmade
substance that assists in growth of cells and combining smaller
molecules in human body. In other words, anabolic androgenic steroid
results in growth of several types of tissues, especially bone and
Use of anabolic androgenic steroid is
popular among people who are interested in enhancement of physical
performance for example athletes and other sports persons. Some
individuals use it because they perceive its use will improve their
appearance, in which case it almost becomes an addiction. Do growth
hormone boosters enhance muscle growth?
Many experts feel that supplementation with growth hormones offers
exciting possibilities to adult bodybuilders, especially those aged
over thirty. They should not be taken by anyone aged under twenty. In
the past growth hormone was available only when injected form but
recent years have seen the development of HGH precursors and more
advanced delivery systems.
The most popular means of taking growth
hormone boosters today include sub lingual spray, homeopathic pills
and capsules containing HGH . That's all very well, but do these
supplements have any place in bodybuilding? To answer this, we'll need
to look first at what growth hormones actually do.
Human Growth Hormone is responsible for
the regulation of insulin, protein synthesis, transportation of amino
acids across cell membranes and fat metabolism. Clearly, these are
processes that are of relevance to serious bodybuilders.
Bodybuilders and sports Users have
reported higher energy levels, enhanced libido and greater cardiac
output. In addition, superior immune function, lowering of blood
pressure and improved cholesterol levels have been shown. Add in other
potential benefits like improved sleep, shorter recovery times,
quicker regeneration of damaged muscles and you can begin to
understand why some experts are excited by the possibilities offered