CASTRATION By Steroids! The Ugly Truth!

It’s time for some real talk guys.

This channel is all about cutting through the bullshit with science, and bringing you the raw facts. Sometimes shining a light on an otherwise dark subject.

In this case… steroids.

Again and again on this channel I’ve discussed my views on steroids, and I will link two excellent examples below in the description for you to check out.

Specifically, I’ve discussed why I don’t take them, but… I’ve have discussed WHEN I would. Spoiler alert: the reasoning is purely medical.

I don’t have anything against people who do take gear, as it is their own bodies. Though, I do have issue with people who cheat at tested, natural sporting events or contests.

That said, this is my channel: and I will use this channel to try and educate those who choose to tune in… perhaps save you from making a mistake you will later regret.

Now… this brings me to this particular episode, and some rather troubling recent research that I’d thought I’d share.

This past August, a case-controlled study of 100 bodybuilders was published.

37 were currently taking steroids, and had been for 142 weeks.

33 had taken steroids previously, but have been clean for 2-3 years, and had previously used for 112 weeks.

Finally, 30 of those 100 bodybuilders had NEVER taken anything. They were natty.

All bodybuilders used in this study were aged 18-50, and all lifted 6-9 hours per week.

Worth noting, both current and former users in this study had engaged in PCT, or Post-Cycle Therapy. Utilizing hCG and/or aromatase inhibitors following their cycles.

Which, as many bros will tell you — helps you get your junk working again.

However, the results paint a far more grim picture than bros would want to face.

Total testosterone was about 23% lower in former users than in those who had never taken steroids. Free testosterone, which is the most important value, was about 15% lower. Former steroid users also had about 22% SMALLER testes compared to the non-users, and the longer that they had cycled, the smaller their testes were — which demonstrates that gear causes incremental, permanent damage to the testes. Furthermore, depression, erectile dysfunction and decreased libido were far more common in former steroid users: by about 81%, 66%, and 70%, respectively.

In conclusion, steroids are a REAL concern with with regards to male infertility and low-testosterone. And this is DESPITE the use of a PCT!!!

Let that sink in… DESPITE the use of PCT!!!

And this is in line with the results from another study from a year prior on 55 recreational bodybuilders!

And just in case any of you were wondering: according to that 2016 study, while on-cycle, total testosterone was 81% higher in steroid users than naturals, and free testosterone was 87% higher – this is clearly due to the exogenous introduction of testosterone, as one would expect. But, current steroid users’ balls were 44% SMALLER than those of a naturals. Furthermore, the natural LH and FSH production of current steroid users was 93-98% lower than naturals.

This, again, demonstrates that the damage begins WHILE you are on cycle… and doesn’t ever really repair!

Let that sink in.

You are, for all intents and purposes, castrating yourself on some level!

But… it gets uglier. For those who simply think: “oh, I’ll just experiment. How much harm could one, BRIEF cycle really do?!?!”

Another paper, from 2014, studied the effects of testosterone injections on 25 healthy men. Each were dosed 125, 250 or 500 mg testosterone on 3 different occassions.

Keep in mind, many bodybuilders dose MUCH higher than the top-end of this study.

But… here’s what happened:

Just 4 days in, both luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone had dropped significantly. LH by 65-73%, and FSH by 45-63%! Keep in mind, these are the hormones responsible for stimulating the production of testosterone in your testes! By just two weeks in, the body was only producing 8% of its usual LH, and 6% of its usual FSH. Even by 6 weeks AFTER use had been stopped, subject’s bodies STILL had not fully restored natural production.

These results indicate that testosterone use has a more profound and sustained negative endocrine effect than was previously known.

Just 4 day is all it takes to do some serious, irreparable damage to your body! Just 4 days to, essentially, demolish your own balls!

Tell me… is it really fucking worth it, just to look like this?

But, have poorly-functioning balls that look like this?

When women, by the thousands, seem to prefer a guy who is built like this… according to surveys.

I mean, come on… let’s be real here. Attention from the ladies IS certainly one of the benefits reaped from working out!

And wouldn’t you want your junk to do what it’s supposed to do when you meet that special girl?

I mean, you got kids as young as 8th to 10th grade using fucking gear to get “buff”, according to the DEA!

Something that will fuck them up for life… and they’re too young and naive to grasp that!

Sadly… according to a paper from 2015, health care professionals harbor a more negative opinion of recreational steroid users, than they do men who use cocaine, or men with eating disorders!

This stigma may delay many steroid users, or former users, from seeking necessary medical attention… and in turn, exacerbate health problems in general. Not just those caused by gear.

Look, I am not here to force anyone — just educate.

Why not do it the natural way, like me… or one of my clients that competes: Jay?

Anyway… I hope this has reached someone out there, and stopped you from making a choice you can never turn back from.

Or, perhaps you know someone who is considering the “dark side”… right now… and this video may stop them from jumping.

Whatever the case, if you enjoyed it… please like and share it. Spread it around.

 

REFERENCES

My video: “Why I Won’t Take Steroids [YET!] – A Response to Viewers” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrePgB7sX3Y

My video: “Why I Will Take Steroids – Listen Up, Guys AND Girls!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ6AeMEi2R4

Former Abusers of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids Exhibit Decreased Testosterone Levels and Hypogonadal Symptoms Years after Cessation: A Case-Control Study http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0161208

Prolonged hypogonadism in males following withdrawal from anabolic–androgenic steroids: an under-recognized problem http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/add.12850

Effects of different doses of testosterone on gonadotropins, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, and blood lipids in healthy men http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/SAR.S71285

Healthcare professionals’ stigmatization of men with anabolic androgenic steroid use and eating disorders http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2015.06.001

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