What is a steroid cycle and effects ? 

Steroid cycle is the word which is often used by the heavy builders, as it is the duration of the anabolic steroids which a person uses for bodybuilding or lifting too much weight. Each cycle lasts up for 12-15 weeks on the goals of the user. Whenever a bodybuilder uses the term on-cycle than they are taking steroids and off-cycle when they are not using steroids. It is particularly a drug such as testosterone enanthate, Dianabol, & Winstrol. 

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If a person uses more than one compound in a cycle then it is called stacking. Therefore stacking causes massive gains and strength, harder and lean physique which an anabolic steroid cannot provide or deliver.

Ways to consume steroid…

1. Oral steroid

Oral steroids have quick and better results an can be consumed orally as they are in the form of pills and tablets. Some of the best oral steroids like Dianabol used for bulking, Anadrol used for increasing strength, and Anavar used for cutting. These steroids work same like hormones produced by the adrenal glands. Therefore these are generally prescribed for a limited time of 2-3 weeks. 

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2. Injectable steroid

Injectable steroids are generally consumed through injections. These steroid directly goes in the area which you want to build and is more detectable than the oral drug. Most injectable steroids are animal steroids. These are generally injected in glutes, thighs, & shoulder as a large area is provided in these areas which are safe for injecting steroids. 

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Dosage and warnings

Steroid should be consumed accordingly to the type and dose. Orals should be consumed daily but only for 2-3 weeks as its results are quick which gives a lean figure as it should not be consumed continuously. As they are not considered as addictive but continuous use can cause addiction which may affect the liver, other sensitive body parts and can also cause body disorders. 

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And injectable steroids should be consumed weekly as it lasts for 12-15 weeks in order which is called a cycle. These build the selected area and should be consumed in gaps as continuous use can cause irritation, itching and mood swings. Therefore steroids should be consumed in a limited way, overdose can cause problems. So it is necessary to keep precautions and warnings regarding the use of steroids.


There are various side effects of the steroids as consumed regularly. Men and women have various side effects of using steroids as they are somehow harmful. Anabolic steroid may lead to health problems which may be permanent or temporary. People who abuse the use of steroids experience some symptoms or health problems like mood swings, loss of appetite, sleeping problems, kidney failure, liver damage, etc…

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Side effects in men

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  • Shrinking testicles
  • Risk of prostate cancer
  • Hair fall
  • Decreased sperm count
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Depression

Side effects in women

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  • Extensive hair fall
  • Changes in the menstrual cycle
  • Excessive growth of body hair
  • Deeper voice 
  • Clitoris enlarging problem
  • Stretch marks


If you are taking drugs then you must take them with proper prescription and precautions, as they contain high doses which are harmful to health if done overdose.