We have a lot in the media about Anabolic Steroids and teenagers who have abused them having no clue what they are doing. This has the unfortunate effect of a biased opinion whenever I try to get an honest answer. My question today graduates to pro hormone use, I hear from people it is always bad to take pro hormones as a younger athlete.
As I understand it, when one injects testosterone (lets say Testosterone Enanthate) the body converts (with an enzyme) the excess testosterone into estrogen. The pituitary gland also senses this huge influx of testosterone and sends a message to the testes in the form of Oestrogen to shut down the bodies natural production of testosterone.
But lets say one consumes a pro hormone (not an AAS) that doesn't convert to estrogen, even if one took Tamoxifen a long with it for a short cycle (3-4 weeks) would it shut the bodies natural production of testosterone down? Would you even need Tamoxifen if it didn't convert to estrogen?
Increased testosterone can also lead to liver damage, hair loss and increased acne due to oily skin, as well as an enlarged prostate.
Can I have an honest scientific answer besides the typical "drugs are bad mmmkay." ?
I also always see the response " as a younger athlete, hormone levels are already high enough" This may be true, being hearing about people gaining 10 lb's of muscle while simultaneously losing body fat makes these compounds desirable to teenagers. If school actually taught us WHY and HOW drugs affect our bodies teenagers would be less likely to take them.
I thank you if you can answer my questions