Testosterone Booster and Steroids – The Side Effects Revealed

Lot of people confuses the term steroids for testosterone boosters. They think testosterone boosters are steroids.

Testosterone boosters contain only natural ingredients that can enhance the synthesis of testosterone whereas steroids are synthetic versions of testosterone usually administered orally or by injections.

Steroids are prescribed for various medical conditions such as AIDS and Cancer. Steroids are used by AIDS patients to prevent muscle wasting.

Athletes use anabolic steroids to enhance their performance, either to increase strength or to gain muscle. But use of steroids by athletes is banned by various sports federations. Steroids have the same effect as that of testosterone such as promoting muscle growth, increasing strength, and libido.

Administration of steroids can cause hormonal imbalance in your system and can cause adverse effects.

Your natural testosterone synthesis will stop when you have anabolic steroids in your system. This is caused by the natural response of your body. Testosterone synthesis will be reduced by a hormonal mechanism.

There are other common side effects for steroid use. Prolonged use may cause following side effects.


Side effects of steroids

  • Acne and oily skin
  • Develop breasts(man boobs)
  • Aggressive tendencies
  • painful erections
  • Suffer delusions
  • Testicles will shrink
  • Blurred vision
  • Have decreased sperm count
  • Prolonged use may cause Cataracts or glaucoma
  • Easy bruising
  • Become impotent
  • May have difficulty in sleeping
  • High blood pressure
  • Have an oily scalp and skin
  • Increased appetite & weight gain
  • Get yellowing of the skin (jaundice)
  • Have high levels of “bad” cholesterol
  • Become bald
  • Have tendon rupture
  • Have an enlarged heart
  • Worsening of diabetes
  • Water retention, swelling
  • Swollen, puffy face
  • Sudden mood swings
  • Stomach irritation or bleeding
  • Osteoporosis(weakening bones)
  • Nervousness, restlessness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Lower resistance to infection
  • Insomnia
  • Increased growth of body hair
  • Have mood swings
  • Increase risk of liver disease and cancer
  • Have heart attacks

Testosterone booster supplements

testosterone boosting supplements
Testosterone boosters are not costly as steroids. They are made from natural ingredients usually herbs.

If your testosterone level is low, you feel reduced sex drive or any of these symptoms; you can try boosting testosterone levels. Main ingredients in testosterone booster are D-Aspartic Acid and Vitamin D3 as well as Vitamin K2, B6, Magnesium, Zinc, Siberian Ginseng, Fenugreek, etc… These are derived from natural herbs and are healthy.

Testosterone boosters will not be effective from the first day of use; it usually takes 3-6 weeks to see the results. But steroid users can feel their strength improvement from first week itself.3

Doctors prescription is not needed while taking natural testosterone boosters. But if you have any side effects while taking them please consult your physician.


As you age testosterone synthesis will decline and test boosters are enough to stimulate the synthesis. You have read and understand the side effects of steroids; we prefer testosterone boosters over steroids.

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Arun is the founder @workoutable. He is Learning different ways to transform his body from fat to fit. Himself as a crash test dummy, experimenting with his body. He is trying to help people to transform their body.