Most people these days take drugs looking at others: ‘Oh! This guy had black patches, and he applied this drug and the problem went away, so I need to use it too’ is the most common thing you will see wherever you go. The black patch is, of course, just an example; it could be white, red, green, any kind of patch or fever, or abdominal bloating or skin rash. People have different body types, and just because a new drug works on someone does not mean that it would on you too absolutely. Like someone is allergic to house mite dust, does not mean you are too.
In case of body building too, the same thing applies. People see one guy getting a very nice body using one steroid and they just start taking it. And rather than getting any benefit out of it, their health starts deteriorating.
But, nothing to be scared of! The first thing, when you want to take some steroid for building your body and/or increasing your performance, is to know what you want and for what purpose. Then decide what will be good for you.
Actually, legit steroids that work can offer a number of benefits to people. The only thing to remember is to take them safely, so that you can get more benefits than side-effects. The side-effects can be minimized to null with huge benefits too. To be precise, if you start abusing yourself with steroids or try to use it in a large quantity, it becomes harmful to you.
There are two types of steroids; one is corticosteroids, which are used for autoimmune or inflammatory purposes. They are used to treat patients with psoriasis, eczema, atopic dermatitis, rash, etc, and also for allergy or asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.
The other form of steroid is anabolic-androgenic, which is a lab made version of a natural steroid, like male testosterone. Natural testosterones are made in the testes of the male body as well as a small amount in the ovaries of female.
There are steroids that are banned and need to be acquired from black market.
But before taking any steroids, you should know the way of taking it. You should carefully follow the cycle in which it should be taken and also the correct dosage that you should stick to. All this information is available on bodybuilding websites and forums. If you follow all the instructions and take correct dosage, you will definitely find huge benefits from steroids.a