HGH Benefits and Side Effects

HGH Benefits and Side Effects – Why Bodybuilders Use It

Chemical HGH boosters have become very popular over the last decade. Bodybuilders and even fitness models use them to improve physical conditioning. The issue is that there is a very dark side to HGH. In this article, I will discuss HGH benefits and side effects.

Growth hormone is a substance that is used by bodybuilders. It can help increase strength, eliminate body fat and enhance physical performance. Many believe the side effects caused by growth hormone are not serious but long-term use can be more serious than most are led to believe.

HGH Benefits and Side Effects

What is HGH?

HGH also known as human growth hormone is secreted by the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is a small pea shape gland located close to your brain towards the bottom of the skull. Its main function is to help you grow. Low growth hormone levels in children can cause physical development issues.

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Testosterone Why You Need It

Testosterone Why You Need It: Benefits, Side Effects, Uses

As a man, you probably already know how important testosterone is for your health. If you have low testosterone it can cause all kinds of issues that a lot of men tend to ignore. I am sure there are younger men who suffer from low testosterone but older men are the ones with the most severe issues.

What is Testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone found in both men and women. It is the primary sex hormone in men, however, women produce small amounts of testosterone in the ovaries.

The definition of testosterone is: A steroid hormone that stimulates sexual characteristics in men. Testosterone is produced in the testes (testicles).

Testosterone is responsible for sex drive and increasing muscle mass. Testosterone production begins to slow down when men reach their 30's. The most noticeable symptoms are poor sex drive and weight gain.

Symptoms of Low Testosterone

  • Poor sex drive
  • Poor erection quality
  • Weight gain
  • Less body hair
  • Depression
  • Lack of energy
  • Mood swings
  • Weakness and fatigue

The above symptoms are common on most men, but if you are into bodybuilding or lifting weights, lack of testosterone brings on a whole new meaning. If you don't have adequate amounts of testosterone you will struggle with building muscle.

The Average man will go see a doctor and ask about some sort of TRT replacement therapy others may go as far as taking anabolic steroids.

Testosterone Why You Need It - Man Injecting Testosterone

The Steroid Testosterone

Testosterone forms part of a group of hormones known as androgens. Testosterone is considered a primary androgen hormone. Most anabolic steroids that are produced are in some form or another a derivative of testosterone.

Testosterone is responsible for prostate and testicle development, even on its own, it is a very potent hormone. Ask any bodybuilder what the most important sports enhancing drug there is and most will say testosterone. Yes, there are other steroids that are stronger, but testosterone remains a staple among bodybuilders.

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Benefits of Niacin for Bodybuilders

Bodybuilding is a sport that helps shape your body and mind. It’s a great way to stay healthy because it can help relieve stress and anxiety. It has all the benefits of weight training and aerobics combined.

One of the best things about bodybuilding is that it helps reduce the risk of heart diseases. It also helps avoid other weight-related problems like obesity and diabetes.

You probably already know supplements and bodybuilding go hand in hand. They make it much easier to obtain the nutrients you need in order to build muscle and improve your training. They help you increase strength, improve performance, and lower your body fat percentage.

Whether you’re a longtime bodybuilder, or you’ve just recently taken an interest in the sport, you should know all the benefits of Niacin for bodybuilders.

In this article, I will help you understand what Niacin is. Hopefully, this will help you see how using it as a supplement will help increase athletic performance which in this case will help you lift more and train harder.

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Primobolan Benefits and Side Effects for Women

Primobolan Benefits and Side Effects for Women: Uses and Precautions

A big topic on many bodybuilding forums relates to women looking for steroids to help increase muscle and improve overall training performance. Primobolan is one of those steroids that women will consider.  In this article, I will discuss Primobolan benefits and side effects for women.

What is Primobolan?

Primobolan is an anabolic steroid that also goes by the name (Methenolone Acetate)

Primobolan is available in two presentations Primobolan (oral tablets) and Primobolan Depot which is an injectable. The steroid itself has some unique attributes which is why women consider using it.

One of the biggest concerns among women who consider using anabolic steroids of any kind are the side effects they can cause, in the case of Primobolan it has an anabolic rating of 90 and an androgenic rating of 45-55. The androgenic properties are always a concern because they are what cause masculinization in women. Women often consider taking Primobolan because it has a lower androgenic effect than other anabolic steroids.

Primobolan Benefits and Side Effects for Women

The History of Primobolan

The Methenolone hormone was first introduced in 1962 by Squib, now (Bristol Myers – Squibb) Squib introduced both the oral pills and injectable Enanthate. Back then, they were sold as Nibal Depot (Injectable) and Nibal (Pills). After just a few years and poor success of the product, Schering would purchase the rights to the hormone (Methenolone) and re-introduce it into the market as Primobolan.  Since then, it was never again produced in the U.S which is why it is known mainly as a European steroid.

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Benefits of Sustanon and Side Effects

Benefits of Sustanon and side effects, why do bodybuilders use it?

Sustanon is what bodybuilders reach for when they want a testosterone blend that offers a “mixture” of benefits. In this article, in this article, we will take a closer look at the benefits of Sustanon as a product and discuss some of the more common side effects of this testosterone ester.

What is Sustanon?

Sustanon is esterized testosterone meaning that the manufacturer has morphed the chemical structure of testosterone by replacing a hydrogen with an alkyl. This is a common practice and naturally occurs in many other products. So, when we discuss Sustanon we are discussing the ester or esters of testosterone. That is an important point because each ester offers its own benefits and potential side effects. In products such as Sustanon 250, there are multiple esters – four in this case.

Sustanon is composed of the following esters:

  • 100mg Testosterone Decanoate
  • 30mg Testosterone Proprionate
  • 60mg Testosterone Phenylpropionate
  • 60mg Testosterone Isocaproate

 

Benefits of Sustanon - Injectable Sustanon 250

What Are the Benefits of Sustanon?

The benefit of any testosterone ester is an improvement in the physical capabilities of the body. This either occurs through an increase in strength both in the short and long-term through better utilization of energy or by enabling the body to pack on new muscle. Testosterone and its esters help you to burn fat if you follow a low-fat diet and exercise. This is due to an increase in the metabolic rate which helps the body to produce more energy and potential to increase stamina.

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What is Steroid Aromatization

What is steroid aromatization a simple explanation to a complex process

The short answer to the question of what is steroid aromatization is simply the conversion of any anabolic steroid, including testosterone (both naturally produced and synthesized) into estrogen. We say “simply” as though aromatization is simple. In this blog, we discuss steroid aromatization from several angles. Those include:

  • Aromatizable and non-aromatizable steroids
  • The dangers of aromatization of steroids (side effects)
  • Testosterone vs Estrogen

In terms of bodybuilding, aromatization really comes down to how your body reacts to higher levels of estrogen. Aromatization is the conversion of testosterone into estrogen and that process is natural. Every anabolic steroid produced is a form of testosterone – designed to enhance the male characteristics both sexually and physically.

Bodybuilder Injecting Steroid with Syringe

Aromatization is a natural process and while many bodybuilders shudder at the thought of their testosterone levels converting to estrogen, estrogen is not such a bad thing so long as men are not growing breast tissue – gynecomastia. Estrogen is naturally occurring in men and that is why we say it is not such a bad thing. It becomes bad when there is too much of it.

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What is DHEA – (Androstenolone)

What is DHEA what role does it play for increasing muscle mass.

DHEA or dehydroepiandrosterone is one of the hormones that our adrenal glands make. As such, it is a naturally occurring substance, but in the bodybuilding world, DHEA usually comes from plants such as soy.

What We Know about DHEA

We know that DHEA is a hormone that acts as a pre-step in the production of growth hormones. It is very popular in the bodybuilding world thanks to the role it plays in the production of lean muscle cells. As such, it acts as though it is an anabolic steroid, but it is not specifically such.

What is DHEA - Phot of Weights and DHEA Pills

What that means is that while our bodies make DHEA and while it has a role in the production of lean muscle and fat burning it is not specifically an anabolic steroid. It is more like a primordial soup mix that our body uses when it needs to create other hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, and even androstenedione. Androstenedione is produced as a means of helping our body produce more testosterone.

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Benefits of Prohormones for Bodybuilding

Benefits of prohormones for bodybuilding. Are they safer than anabolic steroids?

The human body is an amazing creation that is full of secrets of which we have not fully unlocked. One topic that is still unfolding deals with how our body uses hormones. We know what many of them do, but we do not fully understand their role. In this blog, we take a closer look at the benefits of prohormones for bodybuilding.

Benefits of Prohormones for Bodybuilding

What Are Prohormones?

At their simplest, prohormones are a stepping stone or set of ingredients that our body can use to make stronger anabolic steroids such as testosterone or estrogen. In fact, part of the problem and the confusion has to do with all the terminology. Think of this as follows:

Testosterone – Is the king of all hormones Anabolic steroids are man's attempt at recreating and harnessing the power of testosterone – Anabolic steroids are synthetic variations of testosterone.

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Aging and Anabolic Steroids

Aging and anabolic steroids they make you strong but they may also make you age fast

Anabolic steroids have been all the rage for many decades, at almost a blink of an eye they can make you stronger, bigger, and help you outperform your competition. It's not only bodybuilders who take anabolic steroids, almost every professional athlete has experimented with some kind of anabolic substance at some time or another.

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Just because athletes use them does not mean they are safe, you hear of the many side effects like liver, kidney, and heart damage but taking anabolic steroids goes far beyond damaging your bodies organs. Anabolic steroids can make you look old.

I was recently looking at some before and after photos of pro bodybuilders and how they looked before and after taking anabolic steroids. Most of the before and after images showed a significant increase in aging.

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