The use of steroids and PEDs (performance enhancement drugs) is often common play when it comes to fighting sports such as MMA on a professional, and competitive level.
There are many different types.
However, we have narrowed it down to seven of the most commonly used steroids in MMA.
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) occurs naturally in the body to regulate body compositions, improve bone and muscle growth as well as improve metabolism.
In MMA, and with healthy bodies, it can increase muscle mass while also decreasing fat retention.
It can aid in weight cutting.
Next on our list is Stanozolol which is viewed as a bit of a “black market” type of deal.
This drug can be injected or swallowed.
And, the effects of it include no excess hair growth as well as decreases estrogen levels.
Furthermore, it also decreases water retention.
This one is quite popular since it is an anabolic androgenic steroid.
This means that it is man-made hormones that contribute to the growth of testosterone without keeping water in the body.
The use of Halotestin is quickly felt, and the main purpose of it is to improve muscle hardness while also increasing aggression as well as strength.
5. Boldenone Undecylenate
One of the ways MMA fighters can increase their metabolism while also not decreasing their appetite is by using Boldenone Undecylenate.
It is synthetic testosterone great for gaining dry muscle mass aka muscle mass without too much water.
6. Testosterone Propionate
It has a short half-life span it can aid in increasing muscle mass while decreasing fat reduction.
Testosterone Propionate takes immediate effect, and it is mostly used to reduce fat.
Erythropoietin (EPO) is a drug that increases red blood cell production in the body.
This means that more oxygen is spread throughout the body.
Therefore, due to the increase in red blood cell production, there will be an increase in stamina, keeping fighters going for longer including in cardio training.
This is difficult to detect as well as the testing for it to be quite expensive.
One of the main points for its popularity.
Steroids tend to mimic the hormones already in the body while mass-producing them.
However, they can lead to a lot of negative effects in life outside of MMA.