Steroid Using Bodybuilders Rupture More Tendons Than Non-Users

Posted on September 15th, 2015 by Degraff

No surprise here, bodybuilders on steroids rupture tendons more often.  I don’t think anyone needed science to prove this but here is the latest study confirming what the culture already knew. If it is not obvious, this happens because muscle growth happens quickly in steroid users.  Often much more quickly than one’s tendons can strengthen. […]

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Natty vs. Enhanced – Harvard Compares Lifters

Posted on January 31st, 2015 by Degraff

Harvard M.D.’s compare the health differences between long term steroid users, and natty lifters. The topic of restoring your natural hormones after a prohormone or anabolic steroid cycle has been discussed at length here at the Prohormone Podcast.  If you remember in Episode 3 I talked about why people get fat during post cycle therapy […]

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Is your Melanotan II Legit? Study says…Maybe.

Posted on January 17th, 2015 by Degraff

Melanotan II gets put to the test by a top independent lab in the United Kingdom.  Is your Melanotan II legit?  Bunk?  Or under dosed? Melanotan II is a popular “research chemical” that bodybuilders and fitness freaks use to get tanner.  Early research on Melanotan II suggested it worked by mimicking the effects of alpha-melanocyte […]

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Finding out your Genetic Response to Steroids – Low vs. High Responders

Posted on January 10th, 2015 by Degraff

Why do some people respond better than others to steroids?  One reason is genetics, and one particular gene called PDe7B is giving us some unique insight into how our bodies handle testosterone enanthate. In the last article I mentioned the large varying response men in a study on testosterone enanthate had after one 500 mg intramuscular injection. […]

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Testosterone Injections Dose Response

Posted on January 1st, 2015 by Degraff

A WADA funded study gives us an idea how quickly LH, FSH, HDL, LDL, and testosterone change after a 500 mg testosterone enanthate shot. Mmmm World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) funded studies…I love them.  WADA funds a lot of research, specifically to help identify cheaters in sports.  But for our purposes they often provide a wealth of […]

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Steroid Liver Problems on the Rise?

Posted on December 9th, 2014 by Degraff

A review of multiple steroid damage livers sheds light on what appears to be an important indicator specific to steroids. A new paper out analyzed 19 years worth of data from a registry that stores drug induced liver injury (DILI) cases [Ref 1}.  Included in these cases is “drugs” such as anabolic steroids as well […]

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Skin Toxicity of DNP (2,4-dinitrophenol)

Posted on December 7th, 2014 by Degraff

A less discussed side effect of DNP use is skin toxicity.  The newest case study out of Australia describes a young man who experiences the harsh side effects of the most effective fat burner of our time. 2,4-dinitrophenol ( or DNP) is one of the most dangerous drugs in bodybuilding.  This is of course my […]

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Online Pharmacy Sildenafil Citrate Gets Tested for Quality

Posted on November 18th, 2014 by Degraff

Sildenafil (Viagra generics) purchased from internet pharmacies gets put to the quality test. There is “pharm grade” bodybuilding drugs, and there are “research chemical” grade drugs. The difference between the two is believed to be (for some, but not all drugs) significant.  Many believe the pharm grade drugs are superior.  While the latest drug testing […]

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Steroids Linked to Liver Cancer in Young Bodybuilder

Posted on November 16th, 2014 by Degraff

  A 17 year old bodybuilder starts his journey with steroid use early in his life.  Eventually he develops chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and liver cancer.  Find out how this all transpired. Using steroids at a young age, and without a lot of knowledge can subject a person to many ill effects.  In the […]

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First Human Study Details on ACE-083

Posted on November 8th, 2014 by Degraff

The first ever human study on this bodybuilding drug started this month.  The high doses being investigated suggest most bodybuilders won’t have the cash to run this research chemical at sufficient doses.   If you have not listened to Episode #14 of the Prohormone Podcast, you may want to now.  In the show I discussed […]

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