Expected release date: 7th of August 2020. Pre-order now and be the first to receive the book!
This book covers everything you need to know about anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS). With the increasing use of anabolic steroids by both professional and amateur athletes, this much needed book provides accurate, reliable and scientifically backed information on the subject. The book leads in with an extensive discussion on how well anabolic steroids work. This discussion covers some high-quality research employing dosages of testosterone similar to what is seen in the trenches. Further background knowledge is provided by covering important differences between androgens and estrogens, and between injectable and oral anabolic steroids. Consequently, some common topics related to the practice of "cycling" AAS are explored as well as post-cycle therapy (PCT). A chapter spanning nearly 20 pages covers what the scientific literature has to say about this common practice among AAS users. Subsequently, a chapter spanning nearly 100 pages reviews the most common (supposed) side effects and their potential treatment. This chapter covers:
- Acne vulgaris
- Erectile dysfunction
- Prostate growth
- Structural and functional cardiac changes
- Worsening of serum lipids
- Elevated blood pressure (hypertension)
- Elevated hematocrit (polycythemia/erythrocytosis)
- Male-pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia)
- Low/undetectable sperm count (oligo-/azoospermia)
A special chapter dedicated to AAS usage in women covers the following:
- What does a cycle look like for women?
- Hormonal contraception
- Androgenic (manly) side effects
- Deepening of the voice (dysphonia)
- Excessive body hair (hirsutism)
- Enlargement of the clitorus (clitoromegaly)
Finally, a chapter about diuretics is added to the book, as these are also commonly used by AAS-using athletes and have the potential to be quite dangerous. In this chapter you will get to know about fluid distribution and changes in the body. Subsequently, the kidneys, which play a pivotal role in how diuretics work, are extensively covered. And finally, three types of diuretics are discussed, namely: thiazide(-like) diuretics, loop diuretics and potassium-sparing diuretics.
The information in this 200+ pages book is supported by over 500 inline references to the literature and is up to date as of 2020.