The matter of anabolic steroids is controversial at best. Anabolic Steroids can be said to be responsible for the decline of much of the beautiful era of bodybuilding as a serious competitive sport, as well as pumping back life to some of the most worn out and sick people with HIV/AIDS infections.
No matter what you think about the question of steroids, the truth is that they are still more often abused, rather than used to their right potential. You can cause yourself permanent damage to your reproductive functions when dealing with steroids without being careful and having the proper knowledge of how they work. In most cases, it is just not worth it.
However, all is not lost. Recent studies and research that brought many of the steroids drugs that are now regulated and even illegal to the market have also helped uncover many natural sources of steroid-like compounds.
The majority stem from the plant kingdom, and many can be safely used as a milder and completely safe alternative to anabolic steroid drugs. In this article, we will cover the most notable as well as the ones that are easy to integrate into your diet.
This is another androgenic carbohydrate-rich, grain-like food. Quinoa has steroid-like saponins called ecdysterone. A 50 gram serving of Quinoa holds about 18mg of ecdysterone’s, and since it is also a food rich in protein, it is excellent as a post-training food for reclamation.
Ecdysterone help trigger luteinizing hormone release which enhances testosterone production. The seed also contains sufficient amount vitamins and minerals that are all important for health and optimal hormone production. As far as grains and carbohydrate are concerned, Quinoa is one of the best choices.
Oats is one of the typical bodybuilding fasteners that also happens to contains saponins with a steroid like effect, which might further elucidate why this food has become so popular among bodybuilders. It should be noted, however, that it is preferred that wild growing oats are used to reap the most anabolic effect, and supplements are widely obtainable on the market under the name “Avena Sativa” extract for this purpose.
The saponins in oats can enhance the level of testosterone since they increase levels of the luteinizing hormone which is responsible for initiating testosterone production.
When it comes to plant-based steroids, pine pollen plays in a league of its own. The pollen from the pine tree contains real bio-identical testosterone similar to the ones our bodies poses. By consuming it through the use of an alcohol-based pine pollen tincture, testosterone from this plant can be absorbed directly into your bloodstream by administering it under your tongue.
Not only is pine pollen the eventual natural alternative to TRT (testosterone replacement therapy), it also contains 15 vitamins, 22 amino acids, 30 minerals, essential fatty acids as well as over a hundred different enzymes, making it a superb food to replace anabolic steroids.
Let us round off this list of the top natural anabolic foods with another super grain that has strong androgenic effects. Sorghum is a gluten-free grain native to Africa and contains dihydrotestosterone(DHT), an androgenic hormone in the men and is liable for all the mental and sexual benefits that come with having high testosterone levels.
In other words, it will help you get that alpha male focus and increase your libido. Sorghum does this by compounds which increase the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, which speeds up conversion of testosterone into DHT.
You might think that going all natural, will limit your progress towards your physique goals. However, nature as shown that even the food you consume can have potent anabolic effects in your body.