Taken orally or by injection anabolic steroids are most commonly used by athletes to improve their physical condition. Steroids increase lean muscle mass, gives you more endurance and makes you stronger but the side effects are highly damaging and possibly permanent. Steroids are a controlled substance included in Schedule III of the DEA’s Drug Classification Schedule.
Athletes are not the only people using steroids. Leading men in Hollywood are also using the drug as a way to shape up quickly without the investment of time and effort required to do so naturally. Many A-list actors are also combining human growth hormone (HGH) or juice with steroids to heighten the effectiveness of the performance-enhancing drug.
Because the use of steroids or HGH is illegal without a prescription, there are very few celebrities who freely volunteer information about their drug use. Many actors claim to have achieved their beach bodies through diet and exercise though skeptics will disagree with some due to the rapid transformation that isn’t normally seen with healthy body modification through a fitness routine. The use of steroids seldom comes under public scrutiny unless the celebrity ends up being arrested for or charged with possession of illegal substances.
Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted of using steroids when he was still pumping iron and competing for the Mr. Universe title and Charlie Sheen claims he used steroids during the filming of Major League. A Los Angeles doctor who was convicted of illegal steroid distribution in 1993 allegedly had DavidHasselhoff on his client list. Another Baywatch star, Jeremy Jackson, confirmed steroid use and claims it “wrecked his Hollywood dreams.”
The long-term effects of steroid use are not worth the short-term benefits, which are not an accomplishment at all when compared with getting the body you want in a natural and healthy way.