While that may be true, milligram wise or in regard to the potency of one pill over a steroid solution in a syringe, the effects of steroids across the board are similar regardless of how the steroid gets into the body.
Before taking any kind of steroid, know what that steroid can do to your body, both good and bad.
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Steroid pills, like other forms of steroid, can cause a variety of changes in a person’s body, depending on type, milligram strength, and frequency of dosage.
They are available as corticosteroids or anabolic steroids.
Corticosteroids are commonly recommended by physicians for the treatment of autoimmune and/or inflammatory health conditions such as asthma, allergies, some forms of arthritis, and conditions like lupus.
Anabolic steroids are synthetic variations of the male hormone testosterone.
These types of steroid pills are often recommended in the treatment of low testosterone, hypogonadism, delayed puberty in males, and in some cases, as a preventive aspect of treatment for HIV/AIDS or cancer patients experiencing weight or muscle loss.
While injection steroids are certainly the most powerful, don’t underestimate the power of steroid pills, which can also provoke and initiate a number of changes in the body.
In other words, don’t underestimate the speed at which steroid pills can begin working in the body, as many are very fast acting.
There is some discussion that steroid pills are not effective as an injection because the liver destroys them during the digestive process.
But the majority of steroid pills manufactured today have been adapted to structurally survive those digestive processes as they make a first pass through the liver.
The downside of this is that this adaptation can eventually contribute to liver toxicity. Anabolic and androgenic steroids have long been linked to several forms of liver damage.
Different steroid pills have different toxicity levels. Some of the most common steroid pills (legally and illegally used) include:
Of course, there are others, and each has a slightly different chemical structure and comes in different milligram strength options – and toxicity potential depending on length of use.
Some of the most popular and positive effects of steroid pills are increased muscle development, strength and the potential for increased endurance and stamina during activity or exercise.
Testosterone is a potent hormone that increases synthesis of proteins and oxygenation of cells, all vital for maximum muscular function.
Growth hormone, manufactured in the pituitary gland, and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), produced in the liver, are components of the endocrine system that actually enable the most growth and development in muscle size and mass.
These three hormones: testosterone, growth hormone, and IGF-1, can have a huge impact on musculoskeletal growth and development and metabolism and endurance, and are therefore highly coveted by bodybuilders and athletes.
The downside to steroid pills is the potential for side effects. Bodybuilders will tell you that once the drug is discontinued the body will return to normal.
That isn’t always true and there is always a risk for damage to the liver and other parts of the body due to extremely high levels of testosterone.
Any kind of steroid is generally prescription strength and is not available without one.
Individuals looking for the potency and strength that synthetic anabolic steroids provide, as a substance similar in structure and behavior to the male hormone testosterone, often turn to illegal sources for testosterone or steroid pills.
Finding steroids pills for sale if you have a prescription is not a problem, as they are found in most pharmacies.
If your local pharmacy doesn’t carry them, they’ll be able to order them for you.
Seeking the pills online without a prescription is also possible, but not recommended.
Unfortunately, the prevalence of use of illegal steroids purchases through underground labs, black market resources, and “Mom-and-Pop” steroid manufacturing pharmacies is common throughout the world.
That so-called pharmacy that you’re ordering steroid pills from may be nothing more than someone’s basement or garage.
Many of the ingredients found in illegal steroid products, come from questionable sources.
That can lead to counterfeit, low-quality, and dangerous substances found in steroids purchased illegally. Who are you going to complain to?
Use common sense when considering use of any steroid.
Turn to scientific research whenever possible and don’t believe everything you read in bodybuilding forums and discussion boards when it comes to finding steroids pills for sale.
Don’t believe that adverse side effects or reactions won’t happen to you, because they can.