People usually use anabolic steroid to either gain their lost lean body mass or it is also used to treat patients, who are infected with HIV. These steroids are natural androgenic synthetic analogs of male hormones known as testosterone, which is produced in the testes of the males and in the ovaries of the female. Anabolic steroids have been proved to be very helpful for body builders, who are trying to gain weight. Even though it is not the ideal and “standard of care” for HIV positive patients, it is used for their well-being.
How does it work?
The anabolic effect is judged by the androgen receptors in the muscle tissue. Firstly, the steroid binds with the receptor. Then it is carried to the nucleus of the cell where the cell is instructed to increase the protein synthesis. This process results in hypertrophy of the muscle tissue and the cells.
Different anabolic steroids may have different reactions and results depend upon their characteristics and the body in use.
There are many divisions in anabolic steroids, some of the types of anabolic steroids are:-
It is primarily anabolic hormone present in male and female bodies. Two types of injectable form of testosterone available in USA are testosterone cypionate and testosterone enanthate. aoth have the characteristics of maintaining testosterone levels in blood for few days.
- Deca durabolin
It is said to be the best anabolic steroid for men, as it has less side effects than testosterone, but has almost the same results. The decanoate circulates nandrolone in the blood stream for a longer duration. Weekly injection is still preferred to be taken.
Stanazol has been proven to be effective for lean mass body improvement with usage of 6 - 12 mg per day. It is one of the cheapest anabolic steroid available in the market, which costs up to $80 to $100 for per 2 mg tablet. It is also available in 50 or 25 mgs doses.
It is one of the anabolic steroid used for the treatment of weight loss due to sepsis, trauma, surgery, and any other conditions. It is a very mild steroid and is not liver toxic.
It is a very powerful anabolic steroids used to improve body weight in both men and women with no significant side effects even in HIV positive patients. It was used for 30 weeks 150 mgs per day.