25 October 2010

A-Z of testosterone

Testosterone is widely used as a performance enhancing supplement in the sports world. Learn more about this potentially dangerous suppliment here.

Anabolic steroids build power and strength by elevating the body’s natural testosterone levels, a hormone already present in the body. It increases body mass, muscle strength and muscle definition.

Nandrolone has many of the same effects as testosterone – muscle building – without some of the unwanted side effects such as increased body hair and aggressive behaviour.

  • the development of inappropriate sexual characteristics such as breasts in men, and facial hair in women
  • a deepening of the voice
  • baldness
  • male impotence


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