How Do They Work?
Anabolic Steroids can be injected or taken as a tablet.
Steroids work by imitating the properties of naturally occurring hormones. They have a similar chemical make up to testosterone and are able to activate testosterone receptors. Once the receptors are stimulated, a domino effect of metabolic reactions takes place as the drug instructs the body to increase muscle tissue production.
Steroids are typically taken over a six to 12 week period. This is followed by a break of the same length to prevent muscle cells shutting down in the long term and is known as cycling. Different steroids are often combined in a process known as stacking. This is done to achieve effects such as increasing muscle mass, making it leaner and getting greater muscle definition (known as cutting).