The setback of mixing alcohol and Testosterone steroids

Anabolic steroids are synthetic drugs that satirist some of the hormonal effects that testosterone has on the body. They are sometimes used to prevent the loss of healthy body mass seen in chronic, ‘wasting’ conditions such as AIDS and some forms of cancer. Other medical uses include the treatment of abnormal growth rates and delayed onset of puberty. Sometimes people obtain and abuse these steroids without a prescription for the purpose of building muscle mass, reducing body fat, and improving athletic performance. These can be accessible either in the form of dosage or as an oral tablet.

Also, there is no direct co relation in lowering of testosterone levels with consumption of alcohol as far as women are concerned. Low “T” levels in women are not a major concern as much as high “T”. The side effects of high testosterone are much worse than having low levels. Also, there are no specific medicines/patches/formulations available for women so as to maintain their testosterone levels. Those for men contain too high quantities to be consumed by women. Also, though high alcohol consumption may not lead to low T levels. But it has a lot of other side effects on women. So over all it is suggested to reduce the drinking quantities as much as possible!

Below are the reasons why alcoholism and bodybuilding aka fitness lifestyle does not go along .Why a Fitness lifestyle and alcohol drinking cannot work together?

  1. Dehydration: Drinking alcohol dehydrates our body and we need water to optimize the muscle building and fat shredding process.
  2. Protein Synthesis: Is the continuous process of building muscle that goes in our body and alcohol disrupts it by lowering your testosterone level and making your estrogen level higher.
  3. Liver: When we consume alcohol, our liver gets so busy metabolizing the alcohol that it neglects everything you have along with or after consuming alcohol, resulting in accumulation of those calories as fat.
  4. Calories in alcohol: Alcohol itself is very high in calories, 1ml=7kcl. So if you are consuming a 60ml peg of scotch that contains 20% alcohol and 60% sugar results in 12*7= 84 and 36*4= 144. So total calories in a drink is 312Kcl.
  5. Alcohol minimizes our capacity to think rationally: Drinking promotes impulsive behaviour and affects our ability to take right decisions which results in deviating from our goal of eating healthy and we often end up binge eating high calorie foods.

However, if you’re an alcoholic, and drinking yourself to the point of passing out on several days of the week, then you can be damn sure that your testosterone production has tanked (and you probably know this yourself already because of the negative effects it has on sexual functioning). Testosterones are available in variety of forms: injections or as an oral tablet The brains of deceased alcoholics have fewer D1 dopamine receptors. This leads to a state of hypo dopaminergic. Dopamine deficiencies are also often associated with conditions such as depression and psychological disorders.