Beth maybe based upon today's standards……but I am talking about our biologic standards. Most people reading this are coming to the understanding from their own perception of what fat really is. Leptin became biologically important from an evolutionary standpoint because food was scarce more often then not and most humans had to protect against low leptin levels not high one like we see today. The paradox in this system and why people get confused is that ultra low leptin and ultra high leptin biochemically cause high US CRPs and this shuts down the thyroid. It is protective in food shortage for survival and it kills you with chronic excess due to chronic elevations of cortisol and insulin simultaneously present in the cellular terroir (levee one). This induces mRNA at the DNA level that up-regulates genes that no longer allow p53 gene to protect our genome from oncogenesis. (levee 16)
Finally, the life of a steroid-user is not as glamorous as it seems. Steroids are expensive and illegal. They can do jail time if caught, and there are a lot of ancillary drugs and supplements that must also be taken to minimize the damage to their organs or to keep certain hormones in normal ranges (ex: Nolvadex). Their bloodwork (hematocrit, cholesterol profile, etc.) and blood pressure is often atrocious. They battle with sleep apnea and fluctuating moods and sex-drives, and many have trouble performing simple daily task such as wiping their butts or washing their backs. Last, their caloric intake is much higher (and expensive), and it becomes a chore to meet calorie and protein requirements day in and day out. The grass is not always greener on the other side.
He continued, “That’s my advice to everyone out there. Do your research and learn as much as you can about anything before you do it. There’s always a better way to do something. If you have the choice to do natural or do steroids, stay natural. There’s no reason to do steroids. You’re only hurting your body and hurting yourself. But if you want to become a professional bodybuilder, guess what? You’re probably going to have to f—— do them. You’re not going to have a choice — you’re going to have to do them. That’s the boat I was in. I was competing on stage and I was getting to point where I was going to keep getting blown off the stage if I didn’t do them. So I took that step and that’s the road I chose. And here I am.