Steroids work by mimicking the properties of natural hormones, their chemical composition is similar to that of testosterone, and they can activate the body’s testosterone receptors.

Once the receptors are stimulated, a domino effect of metabolic reactions occurs as the drug directs the body to increase the production of muscle tissue.

Testosterone has two effects on your body:

 Steroids maintain bone density, support muscle growth, and speed recovery from injury.

Androgenic (also known as masculinizing): develops and maintains male characteristics (such as penis, testicles, muscle mass, deep voice, and facial hair).

Although testosterone is called the male sex hormone, it is also found naturally in women but much smaller amounts.