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    Best age to begin taking steroids?

    I come across many young aspiring body builders whom are way to young to be taking anabolics. I have been advising the age of 23-24 to those who seek advisement from me but do not really understand the science behind this number. Can some explain to me in detail the reason? What happens to the body at that age that makes it ready for the use of steroids ? thanks !

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    This is what all those red sticky notes are for at the top of each forum page. To answer questions that have been asked 1000s of times.
    http://forums.steroid.com/showthread...s#.UP5bkUHhxv8

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    Thanks. I'm new to this forum and haven't had the chance to look around.

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    i waited till 28

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    I waited til 27 .. I tell people ATLEAST 26

    But ya sticky it

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    I waited till 28

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    Just remember, out of all the factors for being ready to use AAS, age is just one.

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    I'm 21, but most people think I'm around 25. Most girls I date are around that age too. This might be irrelevant, but after learning about AAS with a bit of depth, I decided to do a cycle of test which I'm currently on. I don't think there's anything I don't know yet which might make me regret that decision. I fully know what I got myself into.

    But I have to agree that most people my age are freakin kids, who may think of taking steroids for all the wrong reasons. They view life as an obstacle course between 2 weekends, and taking steroids for them is just another drug to make that weekend a little better. That's not me. I think I know myself, and I trust myself. Some people may doubt that, they're entitled to their opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigshotvictoria View Post
    Just remember, out of all the factors for being ready to use AAS, age is just one.
    It indeed is, and perhaps not the most important one either.

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    There isn't an exact age were we all stop developing and growing because this is determined by our genes and DNA, we are all genetically programmed individually and we inherit our genes from our parents. To give an exact age we stop growing would be incorrect because everyone's genetic blueprint is different.The main development of our bodies is up to the age of 21yrs of age but this can vary between individuals. There are parts of our bodies what carry on developing and adjusting slowly up until the age of 25yrs old, an example of this is the brain. The Endocrine system is a part of the brain what is very complex and keeps our bodies in a homeostasis state. Our testosterone levels start raising and roughly peak around 25yrs old and then start to slowly decline, so even though some of us may have stopped growing at the age of 21yrs old, others may still be developing up until the age of 25yrs old.

    I have recently spoken to my Endo regarding this matter and he tells me that the HPTA is very sensitive and as many pathways how it regulates the human body, he states steroids disrupt the normal balance of hormones in the body which can cause reversible and irreversible changes at any age but risks are far more if you administrate exogenous androgens during development, this will put you in a very unnatural environment at a crucial time and your hormones should be treated with care especially in the early stages of maturity. The adverse effects can be erratic behaviour of the HPTA and potentially therapy when your older.

    I did ask him what age he would think would be the safest as far as risk to damages and he said many endocrinologist suggest full maturation is reached by 25 years of age and this would also give the HPTA time to be established with your natural hormone balance and patterns. I personally feel 24-25yrs old would also be ideal starting point to get bloodwrok drawn to see exact what your natural levels are before starting any kind of cycles and waiting till you have reach your testosterone peak would be a good starting point, for me there is to much evidence over the forums and what I've seen personally over the last 25yrs I've been bodybuilding. Obviously it isn't going to be all 19- 21yr old bodybuilders who suffer side effects what are irreversible but I am edging on the side of caution what age I advice to the newbies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sick_beard View Post
    I'm 21, but most people think I'm around 25. Most girls I date are around that age too. This might be irrelevant, but after learning about AAS with a bit of depth, I decided to do a cycle of test which I'm currently on. I don't think there's anything I don't know yet which might make me regret that decision. I fully know what I got myself into.
    Haha, how is that not relevant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sick_beard View Post
    I'm 21, but most people think I'm around 25. Most girls I date are around that age too. This might be irrelevant, but after learning about AAS with a bit of depth, I decided to do a cycle of test which I'm currently on. I don't think there's anything I don't know yet which might make me regret that decision. I fully know what I got myself into.

    But I have to agree that most people my age are freakin kids, who may think of taking steroids for all the wrong reasons. They view life as an obstacle course between 2 weekends, and taking steroids for them is just another drug to make that weekend a little better. That's not me. I think I know myself, and I trust myself. Some people may doubt that, they're entitled to their opinion.
    Best line I've heard in a long time!

    Marcus' answer sums it up for me. Anything else is redundant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel

    Best line I've heard in a long time!

    Marcus' answer sums it up for me. Anything else is redundant.
    Liked that line myself.

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