Nutritional supplements can be great in helping you stay healthy and ensuring you get all the necessary vitamins and minerals your body requires. However many bodybuilders take and misuse ‘bodybuilding supplements’, with goal of bulking up faster. The bodybuilding supplement which is most often misused by bodybuilders is anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids will help you get bigger much faster than a natural bodybuilder, but the negative effects of such bodybuilding supplements seriously outweigh the benefits.
As a bodybuilder you must know that steroids are illegal, and most competitive bodybuilders have to take drug test before competing. The damage you will do to yourself by being caught out doing steroids will destroy your reputation within bodybuilding circles and outside them. Plus the damage you might do to your body is potentially very bad.
You’ll Stop Being A “Real” Man
Here’s What Steroids Might Do To You (as a man):
-They will cause men’s testicles to shrink
-Steroids have been shown to lower men’s sperm count
-Cause breasts to develop
-Induce you voice to deepen
-Trigger your hair to fall out
Who’s the man now then?
Women also are effected; by a deepening of the voice, hair loss and also the development of facial hair. Teenagers who take steroids might have their growth stunted. And if all this isn’t enough, it can get much worse.
Anabolic steroids can cause damage to your liver, with the side effect of jaundice. They are also believed to cause tumours in the liver and cancer. However the worst effect is found on the heart, as steroids can cause the heart to enlarge and the arteries to harden, with the result being heart disease and eventually heart failure.
Even More Side Effects
Other bodybuilding supplements have been found to cause spots, acne, shaking, and uncontrollable anger, also known as roid rage that causes the user to be extremely aggressive and violent.
I’m not going to touch in detail on the reasons why steroids help you bulk up, because I don’t believe you should be taking them. All you need it hard work, dedication, good nutrition and a proven training program, and if you stick to it all you’ll have the body of your dreams in no time.
Author: Bob Giddy ,teenbodybuildingtips.info