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What Foods Are A Natural Steroid For The Body
Several, but: There are a # of natural steroids in foods, but they may or may not actually act as a steroid when digested: raw oysters, pine nuts, figs, almonds, asparagus, avocado, bananas, celery. Eggs, fish and meat have small amts of estrogen and testosterone (both steroid family). Precursor of estrogen (17a estradiol) in hops used to make beer. Soy-phytoestrogens. Black cohosh-none (if it works, ?). ...Read more
There is a: Slight but inconsequential increase that is not of any importance. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Fantasy stuff: If you need to take glucocorticoids for a serious medical illness, don't expect to find an effective substitute at the dinner table. If you're a bodybuilder, you're already being targeted by a huge amount of disinformation by hucksters and entertainers. It'll disappoint you. Let your natural androgens and your hard work build you up, and consider adding creatine if your physician is good with it. ...Read more
Taking anabolic steroids artificially stimulates your muscles to grow larger. Once the steroids are withdrawn, the body reverts to normal.
BTW the abuse of anabolic steroids can cause high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes as well as cancer. A balanced, natural body is far healthier and more appealing to the opposite sex. ...Read more
If steroids increase estrogen levels, will boosting t naturally (ie taking vitd, abstinence, getting good sleep, eating right foods) also increase e?
A different question: Young grasshopper, why do you want more testosterone? We generally want to avoid adjusting these critical hormones in young people unless there is a compelling medical reason. I like your thinking though about focusing on good rest and recovery. Those are critical to healthy levels of natural hormones. Estrogen will not usually be increased by normal t levels. ...Read more
On fludrocortisone for POTS. If my body stopped producing as much natural aldosterone due to the steroid, will it still throw out excess potassium?
Yes: Fludrocortisone is a drug that has effects similar to the natural steroid hormone aldosterone - it acts to preserve sodium (Na) and increase water retention, and at the same time increase potassium elimination (K). Usually taking fludrocortisone suppresses your body's aldosterone, but it leads to more K losses, because of the aldosterone-like effects. ...Read more
Many effects: Steroids like Prednisone are used to treat a variety of inflammatory, allergic and cancerous conditions. The side effects are mostly primary effects of high dose steroids including fluid retention, change in fat distribution, infection susceptibility, diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma and a host of other things. Discuss with your prescribing doctor to understand the risk v. Benefit. ...Read more
Of course: There are 3 categories of steroid hormones. They are naturally made in the body and important for life. Steroid drugs that people take will mimic the effects of natural steroid hormones. Anabolic steroids are sex steroids such as testosterone. Glucocorticoid steroids, such as prednisone, help block inflammation. Mineralocorticoid steroids, such as the drug Florinef, (fludrocortisone) help maintain our salt balance. ...Read more
I have good appetite but failed to gain my weight. I need to build my body. Are there any oral steroids?
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, . .. Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, . ... ...Read more
How strong can men and women get naturally? How much can each bench press at maximum? With no steroids or anything?
Strong: This is a very variable question. Every person has their own set of genetics. Some people are short and thin, tall and thin, tall and wide, etc. After your genetic make up, there are factors that can make oneself stronger, heavier, faster, etc. Exercising for bulk, strength, endurance, are all different. Nutrition is also very important and different for obtaining different goals. ...Read more
I know steroids stunt growth. Would naturally caused spikes in t (ie by exercising, or taking vit d)also stunt growth (if t remains in normal range)?
No, this will not: Stunt your growth. Best wishes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Muscle mass: Anabolic steroids are helpful only for sports in which muscle mass is paramount (bodybuilding, really big football players). Otherwise, they are a poor choice. They are illegal, they are cheating, the testicular atrophy that they cause will get you ridiculed, and they do nothing to increase your speed or endurance. Guys I've known who've tried them are all sorry. ...Read more
Which steroids?: Sure, we recommend corticosteroids (cycles) every now & then but the regimen varies according to the condition. But I suspect that most physicians are not going to comment steroid cycles, at least not if you're referring to anabolic steroids. If you end your anabolic steroid cycle abruptly, you run the risk of severe depression & even suicide. Check out http://taylorhooton. Org/. ...Read more
Uh, which steroids?: See, there are many types of steroids. Corticosteroids are useful to calm inflammation. Mineralocorticoids are necessary for salt & mineral balance. Anabolic steroids are useful if you're deficient but if not supervised, can increase risk of heart disease, stroke, baldness, prostate enlargement, moobs (gynecomastia), loss of libido (!), etc. That's why regular testing is necessary to keep you optim. ...Read more
Use caution: Decadurabolin, or nandrolone deconate is a great anabolic, and if you are older and have low t, it should be a serious consideration. If you have normal t levels, and are using this agent for athletic enhancement, side effects can be an increase in your LDL cholesterol (not good) and an erectile dysfunction side effect known as deca dick, due to an increase in prolactin levels. ...Read more
If a body builder takes insulin as a steroid, what are the chances of becoming insulin dependent?
Makes no sense: Hi. Insulin is a protein, not a steroid. Taking insulin will NOT cause insulin dependence. However, insulin is a very dangerous drug, and there exists the very real possibility of causing severe, dangerous hypoglycemia. Frankly, it strikes me as insane to take insulin for body building! Look around at all the insulin-treated diabetics. Do they look buff to you? ...Read more
How do I pass a steroid drug test if I've been taking ellgal steroids or how do I flush my body out?!
Wait it out: There is no medically proven or easy way to flush out steroids from the body or mask it. If there were, athletes, who take performance enhancing steroids would not test positive so often. You need to wait several months to sometimes, a couple of years (depending on dose and drug), for the metabolites of steroids of the kind used to enhance performance in athletes to fully clear from the body. ...Read more
What happens if you`re on steroids will your body just get bigger, like fatter or more muscular indeed?
There are two types of steroids. Anabolic Steroids can when combined with exercise and diet cause rapid muscle growth. The problem with "juicing" is that it leads to a lot of serious problems later on. Cancer is one of them.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, many times Mr. Universe, never used any drugs to train and today enjoys excellent health. Do the work. Eat right. Skip the juice. Good luck! ...Read more
In my part of town, we were honest and smart. Not one was stupid enough to take the horrible consequences of taking that stuff.
Right? Ok, champ! (ask mr. B. Bonds). ...Read more
I want to take steroids for body building because now it's in stagnant phase after months of training, isn't safe?
Steroids are unsafe: Please do not add Anabolic steroids to a workout regimen. These lead to diabetes, heart disease, joint troubles and significant hormone imbalances that can also lead to penile and testicle shrinkage. I do not know of any ethical physician who would bless your use of this illegal products. Yes, there is a temporary gain but the long term defecits to your health are not worth the risks. ...Read more