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Anabolics, Steroids, Proteins defined


Well-known member
May 22, 2015
If you do not know exactly what Anabolics, Steroids, Proteins are and how they work please read the following.


Anabolics, Steroids, Proteins - What Do They Mean?
By Mike Zhmudikov

The time has not passed when people reacted to a word "anabolics" or even "protein" inadequately. Sometimes it even comes to a situation when sportsmen associate the expression of "sports meal" with something criminal. One group thinks that this is a synonym to steroids, other think that this means anabolics, third group - proteins. For many people such concepts as "sports meal" and "proteins" designate the same. What is the reason for it?

The answer is simple and unequivocal - these people are just unaware of the meanings of these notions. In this article I will try to explain what notions stand for anabilics, for steroids and proteins.

First of all I'll draw up a scientific notion of Anabolism. Anabolism (the synthesis) - is a set of chemical processes in the live organism, directed to formation and updating of structural parts of cells and tissues, consists in synthesis of complex molecules from more simple ones with accumulation of energy. In more simple words, anabolism is a process of new tissues construction to what we aspire to increase.

Hence follows the logic conclusion - anabolics are substances which incline this or that tissue to anabolism. For example, for a fatty tissue - anabolics are bakery products, fat food, a passive way of life. Further we will get down to the muscles issue of anabolism.

So, anabolics for building up a muscular tissue are divided into steroid and non-steroid ones.
Steroid anabolics (so-called anabolic steroids) are synthetic hormone-active preparations. But for many bodybuilders these notions stand just for one concept - steroids. Used by sportsmen, they provide very significant increases in muscular weight and strength. They have been made initially for medicine, therefore have a number of positive qualities. Some of these preparations are forbidden for free sale but the majority of them are available online from Legit bodybuilding steroids suppliers.

Non-steroid anabolics are mostly completely legal preparations. Except for the usual food, it is possible to ascribe to this notion vitamins, nootropes, vegetative adaptogenes, actoprotectors, pituitary hormones, insulin, Anapolon active anabolics [http://www.ivitamins.org/product_info-products_id-96.html] and some other preparations that can be seen in drugstores. Also sports meal goes here.

Sports meal - substances (usually in the form of powders, capsules, tablets, drinks) which are made specially for the people who experience increased physical activities. These preparations in their turn cause in sportsmen the increased needs for nutrients, vitamins but they really help to achieve greater results in sport.

And the last issue here is the concept "protein". It is very simple to define it: protein is a full synonym of a word "fiber". Bodybuilders and powerlifters like to use this. At the same time entered any sports shop and seen this or that sports meal, they point at it and call this meal "protein" which is absolutely wrong. In fact protein (as I've already mentioned) is just fiber.

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Sep 24, 2017
Very informative content. This information answers so many questions frequently asked by sports people.

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