Men: shrinking of the testicles, reduced sperm count, infertility, baldness, development of breasts and increased risk for prostate cancer.
Women: growth of facial hair, male-pattern baldness, changes in or cessation of the menstrual cycle, enlargement of the clitoris and deepened voice.
Adolescents: growth halted prematurely through premature skeletal maturation and accelerated puberty changes. This means that adolescents risk remaining short for the remainder of their lives if they take anabolic steroids before the typical adolescent growth spurt.
Andro supplements: In 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared andro supplements illegal, citing safety concerns Andro acts like a steroid once it is metabolized by the body and therefore can pose similar kinds of health risks as steroids.
Other supplements: Possible side effects of creatine include: stomach cramps, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. High doses of creatine may damage the liver, kidney or heart. Long-term side effects are unknown.
Protein: Many protein bars contain nuts and should be used cautiously if allergic to nuts.
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