Steroid use within the general population is on the rise. Anabolic steroids are easier to get hold of now than they ever were before. There is an image pressure that now affects young men. Making many feel as if they must have a sixpack and large upper body muscles with low body fat. Steroids are usually seen as an easy solution to gaining fast muscle.
Unfortunately, there is no easy fix to gaining lean muscle mass. Steroids have some very serious side effects and are class C drugs. They are illegal to sell and it is illegal to ‘import’ them using the postal service.
Steroid use puts pressure on the major internal organs of the body, such as the heart, liver, kidneys, as well as raising cholesterol and blood pressure and shutting down the body’s natural testosterone production.
The military requires its personnel to be functionally fit, able to lift , carry and run, through various situations and under stress. Steroid use goes against all of these requirements, making a soldier worse at his/ her job if they are taken Steroid use in the military can actually make a soldier worse at his/ her job.
Galahad SMS has conducted numerous presentations and education programmes for armed force members regarding steroid and supplement abuse over the last decade.
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