Are anabolic steroids related to male hormones

testosterone has two important properties:
For one, it acts on the internal and external male sexual characteristics (androgenic effect), on the other hand it affects the metabolism, especially the protein metabolism.

It promotes protein build-up (anabolic effect) in the skeletal muscles, the body fat percentage is reduced, anabolic and androgenic effects determine the male appearance.

Anabolic steroids only work in connection with hard physical training and are taken as tablets or injected. Well-known anabolic preparations are Dianabol, Stanozolol (for example in the case of Ben Johnson), and Nandrolone. They can be detected in the athlete's urine (approx. 14 days).
Proof of doping substances

However, there are very different opinions about its effectiveness. Some scientists even assume a pure placebo effect, others suspect a strong improvement in top performance in all strength and speed strength sports.
The differences in athletic performance (especially strength / speed) suggest this conclusion.

In sexually mature men, the testosterone levels in the blood are 20 to 40 times higher than in women.

The results of the anabolic doping were also athletes with very deep voices and more or less strong beards. In general, it can be said that a regular intake of anabolic steroids in athletes leads to a much greater increase in performance. The reason for this is likely to be the 20-40 times lower basic testosterone level in the women's blood.