There are many articles which concluded the steroids are bad for the body, and also the scandal of the athletes caught using substances that cracks. But, how does a steroid? Whether this substance is indeed harmful?
In the video from the BBC Earth Lab, explained all the things we need to know about anabolic steroids. From the chemical level, steroids are organic molecules with 17 carbon atoms arranged in four rings. Other elements then the forms inherent in and this will determine the type of steroid.
There are many different types of steroids that will give different effects also on the body. For example, cholesterol and the male hormone testosterone, both of which are different types of steroids.
Another case with synthetic steroids. This substance is often prescribed to treat asthma and irritable bowels. Anabolic steroids are basically molecules that have the same structure and function with testosterone.
Male sex hormones, testosterone is a chemical Messenger that is attached to the cellular receptors to make some things happen in a specific area in the body. For example, emerging beard, muscles, and other masculine characteristics.
Testosterone in the body of men more than women, this is why men seem masculine.
There is a limit of testosterone which can be produced naturally by the body, which means that there are also limits on the growth of muscle.
Well, anabolic steroids can be used medically to induce male puberty or cope with a disease that makes the sufferer loses weight, such as cancer or AIDS.
The steroids illegally, are often used by individuals who want to build muscle. They regularly injecting or ingesting a steroid pills every day with a dose of 10 to 100 times the recommended medical gets body muscular.
How does it work? While doing exercise, such as weight training, our muscles are made of muscle fibers, it will break. So that muscles can work with optimal muscle rupture earlier should be repaired and an additional protein is needed so that the fibers back intact and thicker.
Muscles can increase in size. The process is called muscle hypertrophy. But could not make the we want because there are limitations of the natural production of testosterone. So, we hope to have the body of a strapping muscular also could not quickly obtained.
Anabolic steroids allows more protein produced any muscle of the body, so larger. However, proper exercise and the consumption of food containing the protein must also be done.
Unfortunately, steroids not only affect only certain areas of the body, such as the biceps. Add an extra steroid in the body of a negative effect, such as high blood pressure, acne, baldness, erectile dysfunction, even the testicles shrink.
These side effects occur because the body is not functioning as normal and not able to isolate only on the part of the muscle that we want to form only. Steroids also affect the brain and can trigger aggression.
There are several ways that can be done to avoid it, for example by cycling the known can break down steroids used. The other way is to combine several types of anabolic steroids.
However, there has been no scientific proof that it’s effective ways to prevent the ill effects of steroids for the body.