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testosterone. The problem was that Grimek had been injected with testosterone, not vitamins. Dianabol is an oral form of methandrostenolone (Dianabol). It’s a synthetic substance found in the body naturally and stimulates muscle growth by increasing protein synthesis and suppressing catabolic hormone levels – so while it boosts mood as well, like other steroids, it has more intense effects on muscle tissues than most others do. Grimek breached anti-doping statutes because he took drugs without consulting doctors or coaches about how they might affect his health, although he did this to improve his athletic performance. But at that time there were no “out-of-competition” testing procedures for illegal substances – athletes could only a “cocktail of amphetamines, steroids and barbiturates.”
Athletes soon followed suit with many using the drugs to improve their performances. A number of athletes from different countries were disqualified after traces of anabolic steroid use was found in laboratories during international competitions. In 1967 a weightlifting champion from Czechoslovakia had his medals revoked because he used Dianabol. The next year two American shot putters lost their Olympic gold medals for taking Anadrol-50 (a powerful oral form of oxymetholone), which at that time was legal but has since been banned by the International Association of Athletics Federations and International Olympic Committee as doping.
In 1971 East Germany’s state controlled pharmaceutical company Jenapharm startedAnabolic steroids are drugs that athletes and bodybuilders often use to increase their muscle mass, strength, and speed. But how do they differ from other illegal substances? To answer this question, we need to go into the history of anabolic steroids.
In the 1930s, scientists first discovered that testosterone injections increased muscle mass. Later experiments confirmed this finding and also found that anabolic steroids improved athletic performance as well.
Anabolic steroid use exploded in sports after 1954 when Russian weightlifter Nikolai Krogius was given shots of testosterone before breaking a world record with ease at one international tournament to another. In 1956, American John Grimek won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Melbourne while taking large doses of Dianabol – an oral form of methandrostenolone (Dianabol). He then publicly recounted his story for Sports Illustrated magazine, telling readers about how he had been injected with “vitamin packs” made up of multivitamins mixed with