It's an essay about steroiods and it's effects.

Essay by gahottie1916College, UndergraduateA+, July 2002

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Muscle enhancers are exactly what they say they are. They are dietary supplements and drugs that increase mass and build muscle bigger and faster. There really is no reason for muscle enhancers to be fake. They work for almost all people. However it's not whether or not they work you should be worried about as much as the side affects of them. The most well known side affects are genital shrinkage acne and "roid rage." However there is a much more extensive list of side affects documented.

There are two types of muscle enhancers. Legal and illegal. It's pretty obvious which ones are which. The people who get to decide which ones are legal or not are government agencies such as Food Drug Administration. There are many other government run agencies but the FDA decides what's what. First of all there's the more well known legal enhancers such as creatine and your common store bought supplements and weight gainers.

The most popular however is creatine. This has become one of the most accepted new supplements out on the market. "So far companies that sell the supplement are cashing in on big profits. In 1997, there was $3 billion worth of creatine sales in Canada and the United States and sales continue to rise.(The London Free Press)" "Creatine is a nutrient naturally found in the body. In muscle tissue, creatin converts ADP (adenosine diphosphate) into ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP is the 'fuel' that powers muscle contractions. But there is only enough ATP 'fuel' to power about ten seconds of muscle work. For brief, intense workouts, more ATP must continually be supplied to the muscles. With extra creatine supplementation, muscle cells can make and use more ATP. This helps prevent fatigue and helps muscle gain strength, power and size. (Rocky Mountain News)"...