You’ve heard the stories, seen the death of a few athletes; are these drugs ever “okay” for use?
In some cases the answer is yes but it pays to learn before any signs of trouble.
“News stories abound about famous athletes who admit to having used performance-enhancing drugs. So it’s no surprise that as many as 1 in 20 teenagers reports using steroids to increase muscle mass.”
The most common and their side affects.
The use of performance-enhancing drugs by professional athletes, or “doping,” has been acknowledged as a problem since at least the 1960s.
USADA is here to help athletes understand their responsibilities regarding prohibited substances and methods, providing numerous drug reference resources to make things as simple as possible for athletes and their support personnel.
“With all the information, attention, and debate over performance-enhancing drugs (or PEDs), many people want to further understand how performance-enhancing drugs affect one’s body. It’s an important area of concern for athletes and at the foundation of why USADA and other anti-doping organizations exist. Simply put, PEDs have the ability or potential to drastically alter the human body and biological functions, including the ability to considerably improve athletic performance in certain instances. These drugs, however, can be extremely dangerous and, in certain situations, deadly. The negative effects these drugs can have on one’s body make USADA’s mission paramount as to why no athlete should ever have to consider PED use to succeed in sport.”
The USDA has a reference listing so you can check on the supplements your taking or considering.
It’s never worth your life so check here to see the list and exemptions.
How did that boy get to be 6′ tall and weigh 250# out of high school?
More importantly, how long will he live?
It’s more important than ever for parents and athletes to know what they’re putting in their bodies and the potential side / long term effects.