What's up dude?
I really like your article. Good info, except for the last portion...
You are seriously joking about the anabolic steroids being safe, effective, and legal, right? Last I was aware of, they are illegal in professional sports and Olympics because they fuck up your body and your mind. Why on earth would we want to snort, inject, and/or imbibe something that causes impotence, infertility, severe acne and a multitude of mental problems such as mania/depression among many other side effects.
Are you a psychiatrist, pharmacist, personal trainer, OR even knowledgeable of the negative side effects of these drugs? (Crippling physical ailments, mental damage, jail time) If you are... you are smarter than all my coaches, doctors, and exercise magazines/friends put together.
Seriously, guys say NO to "the juice".
Yes I would say im smarter than all of those people put together because of my association with the competitive bodybuilding community, and magazines like Muscular Development have awesome articles on anabolics that clear up controversies and ambiguities so that people will have a better knowledge of them. As for doctors, anyone who went to med school will admit to you that in their pharmacology lectures they do not extensively cover anabolic steroids for the sake performance enhancement, but will briefly gloss over the topic and only for the sake of its medicinal properties. If you want to learn about it, talk to people who have used it and research it extensively on your own. The mass public is ignorant of steroids, how extensively used it is in sports (pro, college, high school).
The widespread fear and lack of understanding of steroids has little to do with the truth of the matter. Yes, you can use them safely. Can you die from it? Yes you can. But you will only die from it by using like an idiot, and not being an idiot to use in the first place. Everyone who has ever died from steroids was not using safely or with prior knowledge, and most had a pre-existing condition such as a kidney disorder or heart issues. People who look into using should check if they have any of these conditions, and people who do decide to use need to get regular health check ups to look for any early warning signs.
And for the side effects, they are not universal for everyone. There is no list of guranteed sides that will happen if you decide to use, because everyone has a different genetic predisposition. Some people will suffer sides at small doses, some can go nuts with dosages and be perfectly healthy, it is not written in stone. As for psychological side effects such as manic depression or whatever that is most likely the consequence of something else and not the steroids. The only risk you running by using anabolics is a psychological dependency, that you will for sure lose your gains once you go off for an extended period of time, but to deal with that is apart of being a man about such things.
I dont advocate or denounce steroid use, I am stating the truth as it is and I am in a better position to know what the truth is regarding this topic. Just because the truth of the matter strongly contradicts the widespread stigma that comes with steroids doesnt make me a user nor a salesman. But personally, steroids are a better drug than things like alcohol tobacco weed, etc. Why? Because it is aimed at something constructive and not something destructive.