Do all steroids increase the mass?
Posted by cpaddon on September 2, 2017
The beginners start to read the information about steroids when they want to conduct the first cycle. They find a lot of scientific terms and it makes them confused. At once, it is difficult to understand which steroids are the most effective for the mass gain.
To begin with, that the body needs cholesterol for the production of any sex hormone. This substance is considered the most dangerous for the heart and for the vascular system. It helps to maintain workability of the reproductive system.
However, what represents this substance? Cholesterol is the long molecular chain. If to make some changes in this substance, it turns into the sex hormone (estradiol or testosterone). Exactly, this is responsible for the development of female and male characteristics.
Their structure is very similar despite the fact that these hormones do different functions. The scientists call it steroid hormones.
Androgenic effect of the steroids
A lot of muscle mass is one of the male characteristics. Testosterone develops male sex hormones. It has anabolic and androgenic activity. Androgenic activity develops sexual characteristics such as timbre of voice, genitals, hair on the body and on the face. But anabolic activity advances the male structure of the musculoskeletal system.
The scientists wanted to divide anabolic and androgenic activity when the synthetic steroids just started to create. However, all attempts have failed.
The title “anabolic steroids” became very popular in the period of the appearance of synthetic AAS. Creators of the first steroids expected to reduce the androgenic effects and gave it the title “anabolic”.
Also, the scientists created the drugs which can have the accent on the anabolic side or on the androgenic side. For example, Nandrolone Decanoate is an androgen but its androgenic index exceeds the index of Testosterone in 280%.
In this way, we can claim that androgenic steroids are types of synthetic male hormone. These steroids help to increase synthesis of protein sequences and to reduce catabolic processes. If you look at the photos of popular bodybuilders you can see what are the effects from the using of steroids. It is not a secret that they use steroids and other drugs for the muscle gain. Nowadays, it is very easy to buy steroids and there are a lot of amateurs who also use AAS.
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