Athletes, like all others, may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications. If the medication an athlete is required to take to treat an illness or condition happens to fall under the prohibited list, a therapeutic use exemption may give that athlete the authorization to take the needed medicine. Criteria for granting a therapeutic use exemption are 1.) The athlete would experience significant health problems without taking the prohibited substance or method, 2.) The therapeutic use of the substance would not produce significant enhancement of performance, and 3.) There is no reasonable therapeutic alternative to the use of the otherwise prohibited substance or method. Note hormone replacement therapy (HRT), . supplementing with prescribed testosterone in any form to raise testosterone levels due to natural decreases that occur with aging (even if to just elevate levels to within ‘normal’ ranges), is NOT considered a medicinal exception. Persons using HRT would not be eligible for WPA/NANBF/IPE competition.
As much as there are advantages to using it, there is an equal amount of disadvantages as well. They affect individuals differently. For some people it can cause liver and organ damage. It can also lead to Physchological defects and infertility. Hepatitis B and C are also risk factors when using steroids. Men who take steroids may experience enlarged breasts and females who take it may experience increased facial hair. People who take steroids are also more aggressive than those who don’t. For teenagers taking steroids, the outcome could be devastating. Premature closure of growth cycle is one risk of teenagers taking steroids. These are not long term effects, however, it can be unpleasant nonetheless.
Many advanced users stack several compounds in order to get maximum results from their cycle. Normally when your stacking these types of products its best to use single compounds instead of premixed stacks. The problem with using a premixed stack is you may get more of one compound than you want. Most of these products have sweet spots. Lets use h-drol for an example according to many of the forums out there 75mg is the sweet spot for this compound. Now lets say you have a halodrol product that is mixed with 10mg of Methylstenbolone. In order to get the proper amount of hdrol you will get more than the recommended dose of M-sten.