The term ‘Legal Steroids’ refers to products that can give steroid-like benefits to the user, while being completely legal, and as it happens, free of negative side effects.
There are only a handful of legal steroid manufacturers that can be considered trustworthy companies. Of those few there are even less which make effective products.
We have written this article to help you out when you come to the point in your training and supplement regime where you would like to increase your muscle gains and/or your fat loss progress, and are considering trying a legal steroid.
We’ve looked closely at most of the legal steroids that are currently available and will make a couple of suggestions based on our research and our own test cycles using them.
Difference Between Illegal (or Banned) and Legal Steroids
A steroid’s a steroid, right? Aren’t they all pretty much blackmarket or grey-market drugs now?
Virtually all androgenic anabolic steroids are now controlled substances in most countries these days.
The main reason for this is their safety profiles. Androgenic steroids in particular can cause negative side effects, some of which are serious.
These drugs were almost all originally intended for medical treatment of various diseases and conditions. A lot of them encourage muscle and bone growth, hence why some bodybuilders, weight lifters and athletes use them.
Unfortunately, once these same steroids had been found to have negative side effects, their prescription by doctors was stopped. Some never even made it past the animal testing phase, and some are nasty enough to be banned from use on livestock, let alone humans.
The point is: illegal steroids = potentially harmful side effects.
Examples of anabolic androgenic steroids include Dianabol (Dbol), Anadrol (A-bombs), Sustanon 250 (Testosterone varian), Deca-Durabolin, Trenbolone, Winstrol, Anavar and so on.
An important thing to remember is that all of the above steroids are synthetic, i.e. man-made. Another word commonly used to describe them is ‘exogenous’. This means: made outside the body.
Legal Steroids don’t cause the negative side effects that synthetic versions do. In fact, they don’t cause any negative side effects worth worrying about. And the reason is quite clear.
The compounds, ingredients, inclusions inside the capsules of legal steroids trigger the release of the body’s own anabolic hormones – mainly testosterone and human growth hormone. For this reason, they are safe to use, do not cause negative side effects to the user’s health, and thus are legal.
Why do Synthetic Anabolic Androgenic Steroids cause Side Effects?
There are a number of reasons synthetic anabolic androgenic steroids cause negative side effects to the user’s health.
Their androgenic activity along with the facts that they are synthetic and are introduced to the body from outside it (exogenous) are the biggest factors.
Synthetic steroids are surprisingly close in structure to the natural testosterone that is created inside our bodies. Another term for natural hormones like natural testosterone is ‘endogenous hormone’ or ‘endogenous steroid’.
You might think that if synthetic anabolic steroids are similar in structure to our natural testosterone then how do they cause any harm? … but part of the reason they have negative side effects is because of the similarity, not in spite of it.
Here are some points that will help you understand how this happens:
Your body recognizes exogenous steroids (illegal synthetic steroids) as a kind of testosterone. Its reaction is to reduce and possibly shut down your own natural production. However, the steroid is not the same, and doesn’t fulfill all of the roles your natural testosterone plays. This automatically means that you need to take on-cycle testosterone in addition to the other steroid to make sure your body has some, otherwise you may start suffering from low-testosterone syndrome, which can have some serious health consequences. Some synthetic anabolic androgenic steroids can shut your natural testosterone production down completely in one dose.
This ‘testosterone suppression’ on-cycle also means that you need to rehabilitate your endogenous (natural) production of testosterone post-cycle. This may require tinkering with other drugs and suffering some side effects while you wait for your test levels to rise again.
When you inject or swallow steroids, it is generally in doses much higher than your body is prepared for. This means that any ordinary side effects of testosterone, like balding, man-boobs, acne, water retention etc. are increased several fold. This is because some of the testosterone or its steroid counterparts are converted to estrogen via the aromatase enzyme. Some are because of the conversion to DHT via the 5-alpha-reductase (5-AR) enzyme. Theses are natural processes under ordinary circumstances, but when it’s blown out of proportion by the sudden influx of synthetic steroids, so are the negative side effects.
Oral Steroids like Dianabol, Anadrol and Winstrol are specifically problematic to your liver. Hepatotoxicity – or liver toxicity – occurs with the use of oral steroids because they are chemically altered to survive the first pass through the liver. This is actually true of a lot of strong medication but sometimes a cycle of Anadrol for example may last up to 6 weeks. During that time, the liver is subject to extended toxicity. Usually this abates post-cycle but it is one of the least understood side effects of taking oral anabolic steroids by users, and yet it is one of the most common mistakes to make.
There are other negative side effects such as cardiac hypertrophy, increased LDL (bad cholesterol) ratio, poor sexual health and so on.
The question we were aiming to answer is why synthetic anabolic androgenic steroids cause negative side effects and we have.
Why DON’T Legal Steroids cause negative side effects?
In general, legal steroids work by triggering an increase in endogenous testosterone and anabolic hormone production.
Either that or they contain a natural steroid from plant extracts – one which humans have receptors for, and exerts its effects that way.
Sometimes they are a mixture of both.
What is almost universally true is that they boost your own production of testosterone and can’t possibly replace it and shut it down.
This is the key difference between synthetic anabolic steroids and legal steroids, and it is what makes them both safe and legal.
When your body is encouraged to produce more of a specific hormone, such as testosterone, it is in control of how much and how fast it increases. Synthetic steroids, on the other hand, enter the body suddenly and in vast quantities, resulting in an uncontrollable reaction chain, which almost certainly causes negative impacts.
In short: Legal Steroids stimulate an increase in your natural testosterone production and/or trigger muscle growth via protein synthesis from plant steroids.
Where Can I Buy Legal Steroids?
There are a few companies who have concentrated their manufacturing efforts on legal steroid production.
Most of these companies are difficult to get a hold of and tend to offer very little information about themselves and what they are about.
We have come to know that those companies without contact details, product guarantees or social media presence are usually scammers, riding the wave of demand for legal steroids and not caring who they rip off.
The even fewer companies that are legitimate, have customer support and make quality products are quite rare.
The best legal steroids we have found are made by a company called Crazybulk. The products are named similarly to the original anabolic steroid, for example: Dianabol (Dbol) is the original steroid, Crazybulk make a D-Bal.
They also make some fat loss products e.g. their legal Clenbuterol, Anavar and Winstrol.
Crazybulk are great because they offer:
- Fast, Discreet, Worldwide Shipping (inc. Australia, Europe, USA, UK, Canada)
- Buy 2 Get 1 Free deal (at time of writing this article)
- Other Special Offers (including Free Gifts sometimes)
- Full bodybuilding range of products for Bulking, Cutting and Strength cycles
- Gynecomastia (man-boob) reducing product (called: Gynectrol)
- Live Web Chat Support
- Telephone contact
- Physical Addresses
- Social Media presence and useful tips to customers
IMPORTANT! – Crazybulk legal steroids are only offered on the official web page (link below). This is to control their sales and prevent any counterfeit or fake versions of their products in order to protect their customers. If you do see them for sale anywhere else, do not buy them.
Only buy Crazybulk legal steroids from the official Crazybulk site. Here’s the link below…