Women and steroids-Female AAS Research
Testosterone is naturally occurring male sex hormone, and anabolic androgenic steroids are synthetic derivatives of testosterone. These steroids not only build muscle and strength but they also affect sexual characteristics. Steroids make men manlier and they are also helpful for women in many ways.
Some reasons women take steroids
The most important reason that women take steroid is to become more attractive and wield greater sex appeal. Muscle Dysmorphia is a disorder in which people start thinking that they are not enough muscular, so this is another reason why women take steroids. Following are the symptoms of ‘muscle Dysmorphia’:
- Constantly examining themselves in the mirror
- Becoming overly distressed if they miss a workout session or one of their multiple daily meals
- Becoming overly distressed if they do not receive enough protein per day in their diet
- Taking potentially dangerous anabolic steroids
- Neglecting jobs, relationships, or family because of excessive exercising and related habits
- Having delusions of being underweight or below average
Some women take these steroids because they need a feel to protect themselves. Mostly the victims of rape start taking AAS. In a national institute a study on drug abuse showed that the women who have been raped take start using muscle building steroid more than the women who have not been raped. The raped victims have reported to increase their bodybuilding exercises. They believe that if they have stronger and bigger physique it will help them from any other attacks. A study included 75 females who used AAS and out of them 10 were raped even after increasing their muscle strength and size. Out of the 10 females 5 said that they won’t be using steroids again and they believed that they were a sign of weakness and unwillingness to achieve goals through hard work.
AAS helps in performance enhancement and many female use steroids for this purpose. Many female athletes use performance enhancement steroid for giving a better performance and they do it secretly. The one who have seen upper level competition will immediately know that these women have used performance enhancement steroids. Because of the figure competition and having an amazing figure female do not prefer bodybuilding much.
Preparing for AAS
A knowledgably physician who knows about steroids can greatly help you in telling you about the best steroid that you can use. Before beginning your AAS cycle you should have a baseline labs performed. This will help in examining your health and also help in marking the desired points for returning to normalcy after steroid discontinuation. There are variety of lab test that you will have to run but the most important ones are liver profile, lipid screen, T3, T4, estrogen and testosterone levels and ratio, as well as baseline heart rate and blood pressure readings.
AAs impact the menstrual cycle so, reproductive system functioning may be a major concern. It may effect from minor irregularities of menstrual cycle to complete absence of menstruation for few months.
Benefits of using AAS
The benefits are same of AAS as in men, which include
- Increased in lean mass
- Increased strength
- Reduce body fat
- Improved athletic performance
- Sense of euphoria and well being
- Heightened self esteem
- Greater energy levels
- Less vulnerability
- Greater sexual attractiveness or intimidation ( depending on goals)
- Heightened sexual arousal
- Improved oxygen utilization for greater endurance and quicker recovery
- Increased protein synthesis and decreased nitrogen excretion
Possible steroid side effects
There are some side effects some stay for life and some go with a passage of time when the drug is discontinued. The severity of side effects depends on the dosage of AAS. If the dosage is properly managed than it can lead to satisfyingly successful cycles.
In comparison with men women are affected more by these steroids, following are some side effects:
- Deepening of the voice
- Breast tissue atrophy (shrinking)
- Increased body hair, including the growth of dark facial hair
- Loss of scalp hair
- Jaundice(yellow tinge eyes and skin)
- Liver values that are higher than the upper limits of normalcy
- Oily skin (acne, facial pore enlargement)
- Clitoral enlargement
- Enlargement of the heart
- Increased aggression
- Depression and listlessness
- Loss of appetite
- Feeling of anxiety
- Abnormal heart rhythms
- Drug-specific weakening of the tendons and ligaments
- Decreased estrogen and progesterone activity
- Menstrual irregularities
How to use steroids:
Mostly women are reading this article for improving their physical fitness and to get an amazing figure that every women wishes to have. From this article you’ll know that how you can improve you quality of life by the proper use of AAS.
- AAS do not show their proper result by just using them before a week from some important function, but you have to use these steroids in cycles.
- Steroid cycle- a cycle in which you take proper dosage of the steroid time to time and you stop taking the steroid when the cycle ends. The results of these steroids depend on how well you have done according to your circle.
- Steroid stack/cocktail- the use of some various kinds of steroid with your AAS cycle, often the combination of inject able and orals. Mostly people do this to magnify the properties of AAS cycle and to get faster result. It may have some positive affect but the negative affects come along with it.
- Steroids are not used for weight loss. If you want to lose your weight you need to make some changes in your diet and exercise.
- Steroids should be taken when you have worked out for two years or more when you have gained some muscle and you want some more fitness.
- You don’t have to take steroids once your cycle is complete.
Best AAS for women
There are only some selective oral steroids that are best for women. The steroids have half life; it means that you have to take these steroids twice a day. Steroids may be expensive but they are worth paying for.
- Anavar (beginner) 10mgs/a day until cycle termination (10-12 hours apart; e.g. 5mgs twice a day at 8am and 8pm)
- Winstrol (advanced) 20mgs/a day until cycle termination ( 10-12 hours apart; e.g. 10 mgs twice a day 6am and 6pm)
Winstrol can be hard on hair and joints but when it is combined with milder anavar the risk reduces. The people who are scared of needles, orals are best choice for them. The people who don’t mind shots Primobolan Depot is best option for them. This is the best hormone used for gaining and preserving lean muscle tissue. Primo is so affective because of its ability of augment nitrogen retention. Many athletes use it to retain muscle during calorie restrictive pre-contest dieting. This steroid is very expensive and it is the steroid that is commonly counterfeited on the black market. If you are testing these steroids than you must take it with propionate ester. It will help the body to rapidly vacate the steroid and reverse any adverse side effect.
Many steroids have been rejected by the media and naysayers sine the 1930’s. Women have started using these steroids very recently so there are not much medical journals relating to the side affects of anabolic steroids on females. The very few studies that exist are very complicated.
The studies that exist are mainly on men and those cannot be compared with women. So, AAS on women is at best in accurate and at worst wildly speculative.