Anyone else get a look at the new journal issue for August? It featurs a fairly well-written article on AAS and GH use. They cover the common steroids used: from test to tren to deca to anavar. They also touch on ancillaries, serms, and hcg.
The interesting part is that a lot of it is supported by variou studies throughout the years. And while there is an obligatory portion concerning health risks, they highlight how some of the fears behind AAS use could be wrong/exaggerated. All in all, a very good read. Esp. for newbies.
One thing I did want to draw attention to was thier discussion of Clenbuterol. Now I'm sure we've all heard about clen possibly having an anabolic effect on the body. Up until now I've been in the camp that believes that while the tests done on rats show it is anabolic...for rats, in humans it can be slightly catabolc. The article disagreed with that, stating that clenbuterol "has been shown to increase muscle hypertrophy and strength."
They then sited four sources. The first two were the usual rat tests. The second two, however were using humans.
The first article was titled "Clenbuterol increases lean muscle mass but not endurance in patients with chronic heart failure" in the Journal for Heart Lung Transplant 27: 457-461, 2008.
The second was "Changes in skeletal muscle gene expression following clenbutero administration." BMC Genomics 7:320, 2006.
Is anyone familiar with either of these two studies? I am cautiously optimistic, but I don't know if people with heart failure equate to bodybuilding, lol.
Either way, it was a surprisingly balanced article covering the range of AAS and GH use.