What is Androgenic Anabolic Steroids(AAS) and How Are Steroids Taken?

What is Anabolic Steroid?

Anabolic steroids are synthetically produced variants of the naturally occurring male hormone testosterone. Both males and females have testosterone produced in their bodies: males in the testes, and females in the ovaries and other tissues.

The full name for this class of drugs is androgenic (promoting masculine characteristics) anabolic (tissue building) steroids (the class of drugs).

Common Steroid and Slangs:

  • Testosterone enanthate
  • Testosterone propionate
  • Sustanon 250
  • Proviron
  • Dianabol
  • Masteron enanthate/propionate
  • Oxandrolone
  • Trenbolone Acetate /enanthate
  • Stanozolol (winstrol)
  • Primobolin Acetate /Enanthate
  • Nandrolone decanoate /phenylpropionate
  • Exemestane
  • Letrozole (Femara)
  • Tamoxifen Citrate
  • Turinabol
  • Clomiphene Citrate(Clomid)
  • Tadalafil (Cialis)
  • Deca-Durabolin, Durabolin
  • Equipoise

The common street (slang) names for anabolic steroids include arnolds, gym candy, pumpers, roids, stackers, weight trainers, and juice.

How are steroids taken?

Anabolic steroids dispensed for legitimate medical purposes are administered several ways including intramuscular or subcutaneous injection, by mouth, pellet implantation under the skin and by application to the skin (e.g. gels or patches).These same routes are used for purposes of abusing steroids, with injection and oral administration being the most common.

People abusing steroids may take anywhere from 1 to upwards of a 100 times normal therapeutic doses of anabolic steroids. This often includes taking two or more steroids concurrently, a practice called “stacking.” Abusers will often alternate periods (6 to 16 weeks in length) of high dose use of steroids with periods of low dose use or no drug at all. This practice is called “cycling.”

Doses of anabolic steroids used will depend on the particular objectives of the steroid user.  Athletes (middle or high school, college, professional, and Olympic) usually take steroids for a limited period of time to achieve a particular goal. Others such as bodybuilders, law enforcement officers, fitness buffs, and body guards usually take steroids for extended periods of time. The length of time that steroids stay in the body varies from a couple of days to more than 12 months.

The main function of include the following:

  • Builds Lean Muscle
  • Increase Muscle Mass
  • Lose Stubborn Belly Fat
  • Stop Muscle Wasting
  • Weight Loss
  • Improves Eye Sight
  • Increase Hair Growth
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Lowers Your Cholesterol
  • Reduces Stress
  • Wounds Heal Faster
  • Helps Manage Diabetes
  • Postponing senility
  • Improving sexual function
  • Anti – fatigue

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