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which supplement can i take thats like a steriod?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Steroid supplement?: Steroid refers to the chemical structure. All steroids start from the cholesterol structure, which is the basic steroid structure. I imagine you must be asking about supplements that act like testosterone, but can't be sure. I'd be happy to clarify my answer if you give me more specific information.

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