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Doctors, Hypocrisy, and Testosterone

What the hell is up with Doctors trying to be all hush-hush when it comes to steroids and t-amplifiers? If they think they are so bad, they should be educating people about them so that they can make informed decisions about whether or not to use them.

I talked to some doctors at the Naval Base I get seen at. Whenever I try to ask any of these guys about roids or t-ampers they try to say as little about them as they can. They act like Steroids and Testosterone Amplifiers are forbidden topics of discussion. And forget trying to get them to write any of that info down for you. Trust me, it ain�??t happenin�??!!

It�??s interesting that the people who don�??t want you to use these performance enhancers don�??t want to talk about them. It�??s also interesting that most of these pencil pushers who try so hard to keep these supplements out of the hands of diligent athletes don�??t even know what it feels like to put in the gym time to truly TRAIN HARD!!

I know I just said that after telling ya�??ll that I asked around on a Military Base, but you could tell something by looking at the doctors that I asked: They may have use to know what it was like to put in a grueling workout. But, by the looks of them, any serious training has been a distant memory for any of these guys.

What are the thoughts of my fellow t-members on this issue??

I think maybe they wont talk to you because they don’t want to lose their jobs.

You do realize that them advising you on steroid use for muscle building could be illegal, right? And that, as military doctors, they face harsher penalties than civilians? And even if they are the kind of doctors who hand out steroids, they probably don’t give them to random patients who just start asking questions about steroids.

Think about it: if you asked the surgeons to help you out with the cocaine they use to constrict blood vessels during facial work, would you expect them to help you out with that?

money overrides honesty nowadays

[quote]supabeast wrote:
You do realize that them advising you on steroid use for muscle building could be illegal, right? And that, as military doctors, they face harsher penalties than civilians? And even if they are the kind of doctors who hand out steroids, they probably don’t give them to random patients who just start asking questions about steroids.

Think about it: if you asked the surgeons to help you out with the cocaine they use to constrict blood vessels during facial work, would you expect them to help you out with that?[/quote]

I wasn’t asking these doctors to give me steroids. I told one of them I was thinking about taking a t-amplifier. I wanted to know if what the differences were between t-ampers and steroids. He didn’t have any idea.

I did some reasurch myself and decided Alpha Male was worth a shot. While at a check-up with another doctor (This appointment had nothing to do with T-ampers BTW)I wanted to see what he knew. And again, this guy claimed to know nothing about them.

I just wanted an unbiase opinion from a medical prfessional.

[quote]JackedUp wrote:I wasn’t asking these doctors to give me steroids. I told one of them I was thinking about taking a t-amplifier. I wanted to know if what the differences were between t-ampers and steroids. He didn’t have any idea.

I did some reasurch myself and decided Alpha Male was worth a shot. While at a check-up with another doctor (This appointment had nothing to do with T-ampers BTW)I wanted to see what he knew. And again, this guy claimed to know nothing about them.

I just wanted an unbiase opinion from a medical prfessional.[/quote]

Do you really think that most physician’s are educated on sports supplements? They are not.

Doctors can be pretty knowledgable, but don’t expect them to know much about bodybuilding or supplementation. Most are not very up-to-date on anything other than the most basic nutrition principles either.

Like most other professions, physician’s are specialists. You’ll need to find one that specializes in a certain area for him/her to be able to give you feedback on it.

It’s got nothing to do with hypocrisy.

Doctors are not taught much in the way of endocrine function and exercise. In fact, exercise in not taught much at all in medical school. This is the reason why clinical exercise physiologists (PhD) have jobs in the medical industry.

Most doctors avoid prescribing schedule III substances (if they even can) unless it is their specialty. The potential legal ramifications keep doctors quite. Even talking about those substances can get them in trouble if you misuse the information.

[quote]HK24719 wrote:
Doctors can be pretty knowledgable, but don’t expect them to know much about bodybuilding or supplementation. Most are not very up-to-date on anything other than the most basic nutrition principles either.

Like most other professions, physician’s are specialists. You’ll need to find one that specializes in a certain area for him/her to be able to give you feedback on it.

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Good point. I did not think about doctors’ tendency to be specialized in specific areas.

**When searching for the profound, never overlook the obvious!!

Well in any case, Alpha Male is awesome and I’m stickin’ to it!! Thanks for the feedback and the insight.