Steroids are naturally occurring substances with specific roles for healthy body function-in other words, they are hormones. They are also chemically manufactured to treat a variety of conditions and disease. They are also abused to enhance body appearance.
Ingestion of artificial steroids for any reason can be dangerous. The side effects can be worse than the condition or disease they are prescribed to treat.
Extended use of prescribed steroids can affect the body’s adrenal gland, which produces cortisol (also known as the “stress” hormone). When functioning normally, cortisol helps us deal with the stresses of every day life. Excessive excretion of cortisol can lead to weight gain, or intense periods of growth.
Anabolic steroids are the type of steroid most commonly taken by body builders. Ingesting anabolic steroids over periods of time may increase muscle mass, but it’s also extremely harmful, and can leave lasting-even fatal-damage to the rest of your body.
Alternatives to chemical steroids
There are few natural alternatives to man-made chemical steroids which are safe and effective. These natural sources are herbal and include:
- Tribulis Terrestris
Many of these herbs are used in natural steroidal formulas on the shelves of health food stores. These herbs are used in our Dherbs Energy Formula which also has a steroidal activity and function in the body.
Most of steroidal herbs are aphrodisiacal herbs, which also enhance sexual energy and stamina. These herbs will compliment a workout regimen and are much safer than synthetic steroid use.