A List Of The Different Types Of Steroids That You Need To Avoid

There are actually countless different types of steroids being used by many people in body building.

Even athletes participating in many different types of sports have been using steroids to improve performance and build muscle for over 90 years.

The non-medical use of different body building steroids is widespread among athletes engaged in power sports such as power-lifting, body building, baseball, football and rugby.

The popularity stems from their perceived contribution to increase muscle bulk and strength and to improve competitiveness.

There are more than one million estimated users of different types of steroids in the United States alone.

Approximately 2% of athletes between the ages of 10 and 14, and 5% to 10% of high school athletes have used many types of steroids, even though their use is prohibited. In addition, approximately 5% of college athletes currently use different types of steroids.

Because of legal and administrative issues it is difficult to estimate the number of Olympic and professional athletes currently using the drugs. However, a number of Olympic Gold Medalists have had their medals withdrawn for using different types of steroids.

The use of steroids that people believe are safe steriods for improved competitiveness violates ethical principles and is strictly prohibited by the military services as well as the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and other national sports governing bodies.

"What Are Steroids & How Do They Work?"

The answer to the question - What are steriods - is simple. They are synthetic derivatives of the hormone testosterone, which is responsible for the development of male characteristics.

The pituitary gland in the brain controls the production of testosterone in the male testes. Testosterone has both androgenic (masculinizing effects) and anabolic (tissue-building) properties. The main functions of testosterone in an adult are to:

  • Promote secondary male sex characteristics, such as hair patterns and deepening of voice
  • Increase muscle mass
  • Initiate and maintain sperm production

Different anabolic steroids were developed by structurally altering testosterone to reduce its breakdown, and to maximize its tissue-building (anabolic) effects. The more commonly used different types of steroids are listed below.

This class of steroids was first used therapeutically to treat certain disorders of the blood, bone mass deterioration, protein wasting states, and as a replacement therapy for male children deficient in testosterone.

Anabolic steroids used in body building and sports should not be confused with corticosteroids which act as anti-inflammatory agents and are used to treat a variety of medical conditions.

Please be aware that no steroids are safe steroids.

"The Many Types Of Steroids Used In Body Building & Sports"

Generic Name: Bolasterone - Street Name: n/a

Generic Name: Boldenone - Street Name: Vebonol

Generic Name: Clostebol - Street Name: Steranobol

Generic Name: DehydroehIarmethyItestosterone - Street Name: Turnibol

Generic Name: Fluoxymesterone - Street Name: Android F, Halotestin, Ora-testryl

Generic Name: Mesterolone - Street Name: Androviron, Proviron

Generic Name: Metandienone - Street Name: Danabol, Dianabol

Generic Name: Metenolone - Street Name: Primoboian, Primonabol-Depot

Generic Name: Methandrostenolone - Street Name: Dianabol

Generic Name: MethyItestosterone - Street Name: Android, Estratest, Methartdren

Generic Name: Nandrolone - Street Name: Durabolin, Deca-Durabolin

Generic Name: Norethandrolone - Street Name: Nilevar

Generic Name: Oxandrolone - Street Name: Anavar

Generic Name: Oxymesterone - Street Name: Oranabol, Theranabol

Generic Name: Oxymetholone - Street Name: Anadrol, Nilevar, Anapoton 50

Generic Name: Stonozolol - Street Name: Winstrol, Stroma

Generic Name: Testosterone - Street Name: Malogen, Malogex, Delatestryl

Generic Name: Human Growth Hormone - Street Name: Human Growth Hormone

"More Different Types Of Steroids"

Here we will review & explain some more types of steriods used in Body Building Programs.

Growth Hormone

Different steroids such as Human growth hormone (hGH) is a hormone produced in the brain, The hormone is commonly used to increase the height of very short children and until recently to increase strength in the elderly.

Athletes have been known to use many types of steroids such as hGH at a black market cost of about $2,000 for an 8-week course. The known, effects of many types of steroids such as hGH in, the athlete are shown below.

Physiologic Effects of Growth Hormone

  • Increases muscle mass
  • Increases fat breakdown for energy
  • Conserves blood glucose and muscle glycogen storage
  • Increases height in the skeletally immature individual
  • Increases size of hands, feet, and jaw
  • Enhances healing of musculoskeletal injuries

Unfortunately, the increase in muscle mass does not increase muscle strength as much as strength training. No increase in height has been seen in a fully grown person, however, different types of steroids such as hGH may increase hand, foot, jaw and body size.

Not exactly something you may want.

There is little known about the adverse effects of many different anabolic steroids such as hGH use in the normal body building athlete, but the skeletal muscle growth may be abnormal and therefore the muscles may be weak.

Given that steroids used in body building such as hGH use is banned by the IOC, NFL, NCAA and most sports governing bodies, it should not be used.


Clenbuterol, like many other types of steroids is a drug used by veterinarians to increase muscle mass in livestock, is being used by many in body building.

However, like many different steroids used in body building increases in muscle strength have not been shown in humans.

In addition, there are numerous adverse side effects, including rapid heart rate, muscle tremors, headaches, nausea, dizziness, fever and chills. Although technically classified as a B2-agonist, it is officially considered an anabolic agent by the USOC, and is thus on their list of prohibited different types of steroids.


Steroids like Erythropoietin (EPO) are used by endurance athletes, but not so much in body building, to improve performance. One type of EPO, called rEPO or rhEPO, is used to treat a number of blood diseases.

Athletes use steroids like rEPO because it increases the red blood cell count by stimulating red blood cell production and speeding red blood cell release from the bone marrow to the blood stream. The red blood cells carry oxygen to the muscles, so more red cells mean more oxygen.

The effects of many steroids like rEPO are actually similar to those seen in any athlete who trains at altitude. In order for these changes to occur, the athlete must have an adequate iron intake and maintain an aerobic training schedule.

As with many types of steroids, the increase in red blood cell, production can cause a number of significant adverse effects.

The types of steroids like this can cause high blood pressure, a flu-like syndrome, and a sluggish blood flow. Blood flow becomes sluggish when the percentage of red blood cells reaches 55%. Normal ranges are 4096 to 48% in men and 36% to 45% in women.

Sluggish blood flow causes a variety of complaints, including headache, dizziness, ringing in the ears, visual changes, and chest pain.

Other possible complications from different types of steroids like this are heart attack, seizure, or stroke due to a blockage of blood flow.

Up to 18 deaths due to different types of steroids like rEPO have been reported in cyclists.

The use of blood doping or different types of steroids like rEPO is prohibited by all sport governing bodies.

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