What are legal steroids?
Before the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004 that took effect on January 20, 2005 in the United States, many of the anabolic steroids were legal steroids. These muscle builders were available over-the-counter in the U.S.A. After the passage of the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004. Anabolic steroids, placed on the list of controlled substances. Because possession of the these banned substances a federal crime. In addition, the act also placed some prohormones on the list of controlled substances.
Prohormones, over-the-counter (OTC) bodybuilding supplements that are similar in effect to anabolic steroids, are often referred to as legal steroids. Most of all, these dietary supplements are also known as “steroid precursors.” It was after the effectuation of the Federal Anabolic Control Act on March 1st 1991, that other substitutes designed to deliver the prohormones essential for high testosterone production started making their way into the markets, claiming to provide no side effect. These prohormone substances became legally available over the counter. Often publicized and popularized as legal steroids. Some of the widely popular prohormone nutritional supplements were Andros – 4-androstenedione, 4-androstenediol (4-AD), 19-norandrostenedione, 19-norandrostenediol, 1-androstenediol (1-AD), and DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone).
However, On April 11, 2004, the United States Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of Andro. Citing that the drug poses significant health risks commonly associated with steroids.
The dietary supplements containing DHEA or DHEAS in the United States. Usually advertised as the products beneficial for a wide variety of ailments. These products readily available in the United States. While regulated as foods rather than as medications. In Canada, a prescription required to buy DHEA. DHEA and DHEAS often marketed as legal steroids. However, the U.S. Senate has introduced a bill that attempts to classify DHEA as a controlled substance under the category of anabolic steroids.