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sausagepipes

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Difference between Steroids, Prohormones and Growth Hormones?
« on: October 30, 2010, 08:43:41 PM »
A few guys at the local gym talk about taking growth hormone.  So what is that?  Is that steroids or prohormone ?  what's the diference of all these?  Just wanna expand my knowledge. 

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Re: Roid difference
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 10:53:13 PM »
Better question?  What's the difference between steroiids, gh growth hormone and pro hormones??

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Re: Roid difference
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 11:24:43 PM »
Steroids are drugs which mimic the male sex hormone (testosterone) and in turn, give your body the capacity to build greater amounts of muscle much easier than without this exogenous source of foreign testosterone.
Pro-hormones are drugs which are chemical cousins of steroids which once metabolized in your body, convert chemically to some sort of steroid and thats when they mimic testosterone. Because they must be metabolized first, they are more inefficient at converting into testosterone that real steroids.
Growth hormones or HGH stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration in humans. Its tough for me to describe the difference between steroids and HGH, but there is a vast difference. Essentially steroids mimic testosterone and HGH is a whole different pathway for growth in our bodies and HGH promotes growth of everything including bones, cartilage, muscle, fat reduction, and organ enlargement while testosterone only promotes growth in skeletal muscle while providing an array of testosterone induced side effects like acne, excessive hair growth, and in very rare cases aggression.
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Re: Roid difference
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2010, 12:04:35 AM »
that helps a lot.  thanks.  Wow I thought hgh was the safer way to go but man doesnt sound like it. 

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Re: Roid difference
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010, 04:41:21 AM »
HGH is much safer. Has alot less sides and only becomes dangerous at very high levels over extended periods of time. But dont worry because chances are you cant afford real HGH since it costs about 5k a month to run.
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Re: Roid difference
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2010, 06:58:21 AM »
hey raptor, correct me if im wrong about this, but ive heard that there were 3 main types of steroids (or what the FDA considers steroids) and they were Testosterone, HGH, and EPO. again please correct me if im wrong though.

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Re: Roid difference
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2010, 07:32:50 AM »
hey raptor, correct me if im wrong about this, but ive heard that there were 3 main types of steroids (or what the FDA considers steroids) and they were Testosterone, HGH, and EPO. again please correct me if im wrong though.

I'm pretty sure the FDA considers steroids by what type they are, such as corticosteroids, or anabolic. Who knows though, the FDA changes classifications all the time and they might not even classify it correctly. Heck, people still think that clenbuterol is a steroid.
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Re: Roid difference
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2010, 08:09:56 PM »
real HGH ? so the stuff most gym junkies do is not real hgh?  so then wjhat is it ?

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Re: Roid difference
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010, 07:03:11 AM »
The HGH that you see guys taking, at your gym, could easily be some garbage that a drug dealer cooked up in his bathtub.

Drug dealers only care about the money, they could care less if they make someone sick, or even kill them.
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Re: Roid difference
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2010, 07:16:58 AM »
HGH is much safer. Has alot less sides and only becomes dangerous at very high levels over extended periods of time. But dont worry because chances are you cant afford real HGH since it costs about 5k a month to run.

So true!  Many people ask me if I run it and I tell them even if I wanted to, I couldn't afford it.  When I shoot them a price, they laugh and tell me how much cheaper I can get it from this guy that someone they know talks about.  I just tell them if they want to risk their bodies, go right ahead.  I'll stick with USP, ON, Gaspari, and MRI. 
On a large enough time line, the survival rate for everyone will drop to zero.

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Re: Roid difference
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2010, 02:56:00 PM »
real HGH ? so the stuff most gym junkies do is not real hgh?  so then wjhat is it ?

Like raptor said, HGH use is actually rare amongst non-professional bodybuilders because it's so expensive. They might be using steroids/PH's or for all you know they might be natural and just have years and years of good lifting under their belts. I have a question: does HGH use cause the body's natural HGH production to shut down in the same way that steroids shut down the body's natural testosterone production?

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Re: Difference between Steroids, Prohormones and Growth Hormones?
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2010, 08:27:38 AM »
arent steroids and prohormones basically the same thing? only steroids are synthetic test. and prohormones are natural.??

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Re: Difference between Steroids, Prohormones and Growth Hormones?
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2010, 01:34:08 PM »
arent steroids and prohormones basically the same thing? only steroids are synthetic test. and prohormones are natural.??

Nope, both are synthetic and PH's are actually usually worse for you than AAS's. Pro-hormones are compounds that are converted into actual steroids inside the body, which puts a lot of strain on the liver.

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Re: Difference between Steroids, Prohormones and Growth Hormones?
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2010, 05:38:04 PM »
so y do people act like ooohhh steroids are so bad and when ur like im gonna use a ph guys wat do u recommend.?

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Re: Difference between Steroids, Prohormones and Growth Hormones?
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2010, 06:34:49 PM »
so y do people act like ooohhh steroids are so bad and when ur like im gonna use a ph guys wat do u recommend.?

Ignorance I guess. Don't use either unless you have several years of lifting under your belt and are at LEAST 21