Steroids are derivatives of testosterone, the hormone that regulates your body functions. There are mainly two ways of taking steroids; oral and injection. Oral steroids are available in for of pills that you can take orally. The injectable steroids are available in forms of injections, jabs, or shots, which are injected intramuscular.
Steroids are lawfully available through a medical prescription. They are often given to those with impotency or lack of androgenic hormone ‘testosterone’. They are also recommended to patients with AIDS and cancer. On the other hand, they are used illicitly by several bodybuilders and athletes as a fast method to get power and muscle.
Bodybuilders use steroids in both forms, oral and injectable. Injectable steroids are longer lasting as compared to their oral forms. Injectable steroids are administered in an intramuscular way in order to avoid quick blood level changes. Injectable steroids are divided into added categories, those that are very long-lasting and those that last for a shorter time. In recent times, the use has transferred to the later class i.e. short-lasting or water-soluble injections.
Dr. Gary Wadler, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the NY University School of Medicine says, “The reason for that is that the side effects associated for the oral form were discovered to be especially worrisome for the liver. But the injectable steroids aren’t free of side-effects either. There is no free ride and there is a price to be paid with either form.”
Injectable steroids are injected into muscle tissue, and they gradually travel from the muscle into the rest of the body. Injectable steroids may be detectable for months after last use. The body tolerates the injectable steroids more efficiently than the oral steroids.
Some of the popular injectable steroids are nandrolone phenpropionate (Durabolin), testosterone cypionate (Depo-Testosterone), nandrolone decanoate (Deca-Durabolin), boldenone undecylenate (Equipoise), BoldoJect, Boldabol, CypioJect, Deca Durabolin, Decabol, DecaJect, Dubol 100, Durabol, DuraJect, HCG – Pregnyl, HGH – JinTropin, Mastabol, MasterJect, Norma, Primobolan Depot, StanoJect, PrimoJect, Sustanon 250, Stanol, Testosterone Propionate 10%, Testabol Depot, Trenabol Depot, and Trenabol.
The majority of steroid abusers doesn’t use one steroid but normally mixes both oral and injectable steroids, which is known as stacking. As compared to oral steroids, injectable steroids are more popular as they are less noxious to the liver than oral. Injectable steroids are securer to be taken because they do not have to be digested. Oral steroids have shorter life than injectable steroids.