A lot of times the media presents us with unrealistic pictures that have been photo shopped and altered in order to look extra extreme, furthermore the media never actually tells people that most of the “natural” bodybuilders have used some sort of enhancing product to achieve their impressive physiques.
I am not against people using steroids as long as they are not competing. If people use steroids for personal reasons and because they want to look more muscular I think it is their own choice. However I think it is unfair that there is so much pressure on the new generation of today and how this pressure gets young boys and adolescents to take steroids because they don’t feel masculine or big enough.
Steroids are very harmful and can have severe effects on your body, especially when they are used wrong. If you know what you are doing you can use anabolic hormones with minimal side effects (you will still have side effects, however you will minimize these effects as much as possible). However, a lot of people who become addicted to using these compounds, have no idea of what they are doing and just buy whatever they can get.
The fact that a lot of these products are created in underground labs around the world due to the fact that they are illegal substances, really makes it a gamble to use these drugs. You actually don’t know what you are going to put into your body and there have been reports of all sorts of things including rat poison being found in these compounds.
The best thing you can do is to stay away from such performance enhancing drugs and educate yourself of how you can build an ideal body naturally. You might not be able to get as big as some of the juice heads in your gym, you will however keep your health intact and you will be really grateful for this once you get a little bit older. Down let pressure lead you into ruining your body.