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EMBody Radio

Oct 4, 2018

Steroids, particularly anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), are very popular in all sports, but particularly strength and physique sports (bodybuilding, Weightlifting, powerlifting, and Crossfit). There's a huge taboo around AAS, but an even bigger taboo surrounding women and androgen use. I'm so excited to bring you part 2 with Victoria Felkar, a researcher whose research is quite literally titled, "Women and Steroids." We're diving into that exact topic in this episode.

Today we talk about:

-Side effects of high levels of androgens in women (whether they have endogenous hyper-androgenism or they're supplementing with androgens)

-Are the side effects of high androgens permanent?

-Managing female anabolic androgenic steroid use

-Coming off of AAS 

-Hormonal and systemic changes when you take androgens/systems effected when you're on androgens

-Things you need to do to regain normal health/function after using AAS

-How long does it take to regain normal health after drug use

-Is there an intelligent/"healthy" way that women can use anabolics

-Being a conscious consumer of your own health

-The ignorance surrounding women and AAS

-The anabolic:androgenic ratio and what it means

-Are your symptoms from AAS or are they something else?

-Polypharmacy in steroid use

-The purity of non-pharmaceutical AAS

-So much more!


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