Baseball and Steroids- The Controversy

There has been a lot of controversy about steroids in baseball. Does it enhance performance and what are the side effects. Are records today the result of steroids. And are athletes harming themselves. First of all, we need to understand what is a steroid. And why do players use it. Anabolic steroids are a synthetic version of the male hormone testosterone. Testosterone in it’s normal state promotes and boosts muscle development and growth. When it is supplemented with steroids, you have an increase of muscle mass, reduction of body fat, and enhanced endurance. It is used by athletes to try to have the edge on the competition. It is believed that by using a steroid in baseball it will cause …

Human Growth Hormone, Baseball, and Athletes

When Jason Grimsley, relief pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, had his home raided by Federal Agents in early June they were looking for Human Growth Hormone and other “performance enhancing” drugs. A lot of misinformation and negative assumptions were promulgated about HGH. Not only can you buy real HGH legally, over-the-counter, but also there’s a big difference between growth hormone and steroids. The former is a firecracker, the latter an atomic bomb! Baseball players are not the only athletes taking Human Growth Hormone. Athletes in every professional sport are using it to gain a performance edge, as well as Hollywood performers to enhance their looks and energy level. There currently is no test that detects HGH. Even though it can …