When you are using steroids, cycles will vary and will also be affected by what preparation it is. Steroids, especially anabolic steroids may be widely used for medical use but it’s more popularly used by bodybuilders and athletes.
Steroids, in general, is a potent and highly effective drug that is not widely popularly known to treat rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, asthma but is widely and popularly used for fat reduction, better protein synthesis, increase energy and performance.
Powerful effects: Sure the effects are very powerful if bodybuilders and athletes use it but the problem is that they are taking too much drug to get the desired effects. And decided to themselves their own definition of normal in which doctors and experts consider as overdosing.
Not consulting experts: Sometimes if people taking it doesn’t consult experts they are just blinded by these magazines of bodies that they can potentially achieve over a short period of time if they take steroids undermining the side effects. Good over the bad is not always a good mindset in taking medication in high doses; rather people taking meds under high dosage for long periods of time should either think about the bad vs. the good.
Side effects: The side effects are as real as it is and if you think that stopping just in time before you fall to the edge of a cliff is a good idea, how about stopping when you see the cliff sign up ahead. The problem with self-medication is that the only person talking in control is you. And it doesn’t mean that a controlled substance can be obtained without a prescription.
It’s optional: If you are a bodybuilder taking meds is optional and not a need unless you have a condition or a disease that you need to take it and under a supervised dose and no more.
People think that after the cycle you can rest your organs but it doesn’t because after your cycle you are still going to take other ones to continue the effects for your bodybuilding.
Long-term use: Long-term and excessive use of steroids results in significant damage to kidneys, heart, and liver that requires long-term treatment. This is not a question about cycles and stacking because the dose that bodybuilders take are already considered as overdosing to experts regardless of the drug of choice used for stacking and for cycles.
On a one month bulking cycle bodybuilders are already getting more drugs versus the average people taking it as a need for 3 months or more especially with cycles that will take longer than 2 weeks. Drugs are not a wonder drug; they may provide great results at a greater cost especially when taken for more than a month. The fact of the matter is that bodybuilding is not all drugs; there are other ways to get ripped. The natural way, organic way etc. That proven to have no side effects at all or even alternatives that have lesser side effects. Keep also in mind that the reason why some drugs are controlled is that it’s needed to be and should only be used with a prescription from the expert.