How UK Steroids Are Being Made Illegally For The Black Market
The fervour around steroid use and their users has all stemmed from the stigma of it being used in sport and mostly the use of it in the Olympic games. Anabolic steroids are known for causing serious health problems, though their physical effects on the users outweigh and reservations about the drug.
Particularly in gym’s steroid users can be seen, but often enough the users are frowned upon, as it’s seen as a lazy alternative to just simply working harder. But with a meteoric rise in use, it’s no surprise that the enhancement drug has now made it onto the black market.
A Sky News investigation shows two unqualified men, in an unchecked, unsterile environment making their own steroids to sell. The two men claim it makes them up to £20,000 a month and even though they could face up to 14 years in Jail if caught, it the money that “keeps them going”.
But the concern has been based around the fears of males contracting something called Bigorexia. Bigorexia affects one in 10 men who go to the gym, it is what is known as a body image disorder, and is similar in effects to Anorexia. It’s considered just as dangerous too, as the person seeks perfection, they may try and go down every possible avenue, including excessive use of the enhancement drug.
Though the drugs do have physical implications, there are some implications on the mentality of the user. It is known that they can indeed cause paranoia, and subsequently dramatic mood swings. The mood swings of some users have been heavily documented, too.
Two days ago, an inquiry heard that a man who was supposedly under the influence of marijuana and had also been taking steroids, killed his family and then himself in Gibraltar. Though anything could be the reason behind anyone doing this, the dramatic mood swings would have only been heightened with the concoction of marijuana too.
With the enhancement Drugs now being made illegally, it’s hard not to see the dangers of them in plain sight. Though some of them are being made and certified by the authorities, the long-term affects on users are becoming more and more rife. This place that is making them shows how easy it could be for unsuspecting user to buy them.