Laws and Penalties: Concerns over growing illegal AAS abuse by teenagers, and many of the just discussed long-term effects, led Congress in 1991 to place the whole AAS class of drugs into Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Under this legislation, AAS are defined as any drug or hormonal substance, chemically and pharmacologically related to T (other than estrogens, progestins, and corticosteroids) that promotes muscle growth. The possession or sale of AAS without a valid prescription is illegal. Since 1991, simple possession of illegally obtained AAS carry a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a minimum $1,000 fine if this is an individual’s first drug offense. The maximum penalty for trafficking (selling or possessing enough to be suspected of selling) is five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 if this is the individual’s first felony drug offense. If this is the second felony drug offense, the maximum period of imprisonment and the maximum fine both double. While the above listed penalties are for federal offenses, individual states have also implemented fines and penalties for illegal use of AAS. State executive offices have also recognized the seriousness of AAS abuse and other drugs of abuse in schools. For example, the State of Virginia enacted a law that will allow student drug testing as a legitimate school drug prevention program (48, 49).
The above SARMs are alphanumerical because they have not been clinically and legally approved still. They are sold only in the name ‘for research purpose only’ and ‘not fit for human consumption’ as the tests have been still going on. Now a days, steroids are being rapidly used but the SARMs are found to be a better alternative for it as steroids produces unwanted harmful ill-effects such as growth of hair in undesired parts of the body, causing ball-shrinkage and liver destruction etc… But none of these effects are produced by SARMs. SARMs increases the cell division,works upon only the selective tissue, increases libido which in turn increases the stimulation of sex hormones. SARMs work simply by working upon the hormones of our body. Though playing with our hormones is quite a risk, it doesn’t seem to produce much ill-effects. It is non toxic and it causes no bone loss. It causes no damage to the prostrate and it doesn’t convert the estrogen (as opposed to Androgens ). But it reduces the natural secretion of testosterone and said to have an unhealthy effect on the endocrine. There is much risk involved in the consumption of these pills as it is not legally approved. So it is suitable only for the people who like to experiment with their body as the results can be unpredictable.
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