Not “hardcore” like ‘roids – We have to accept that the male body will only be able to produce a limited amount of testosterone. As boosters are not steroids, they don’t actually inject the hormone into the body. Steroids for gaining muscle mass (anabolic steroids) are illegal in most countries and should only be used under the guidance of a trained medical professional, and only to treat serious medical or health related issues. Of course, steroids can work extremely well for testosterone , at the expense of some horrible side effects. The point is, even though they are effective, you shouldn’t expect T-boosters to share the extreme effects of anabolic steroids – so if that’s what you’re going after, look elsewhere. More on testosterone boosters vs. steroids
"Anabolic steroids" is the familiar name for synthetic substances related to the male sex hormones (androgens). They promote the growth of skeletal muscle (anabolic effects) and the development of male sexual characteristics (androgenic effects), and also have some other effects. The term "anabolic steroids" will be used through-out this report because of its familiarity, although the proper term for these compounds is "anabolic-androgenic" steroids.
As a non-aromatizing androgen, dihydrotestosterone is extremely potent. Aromatization refers to the conversion of testosterone or anabolic steroids into estrogen. High estrogenic activity causes bloating, acne, water retention and oily skin. As dihydrotestosterone does not aromatize even at high dosages, users do not face the aforementioned side-effects. Lack of water retention also has a hardening effect on muscle tissue, in bodybuilders. Being a powerful androgen, dihydrotestosterone is also responsible for a shift in the estrogen-testosterone ratio in the body. Due to its predominant androgenic component, the steroid has a stimulating effect on the adreno-pituitary functions, and causes neurological excitation in the ‘sexual orientation areas of the brain’. This in turn, spikes sex drive in males.