Many bodybuilders use steroids to increase their muscle mass and to build a perfect body shape, during a steroid cycle the muscles have a fast growth, but at the end of the cycle a part of the muscles goes away. This consequence can not be stopped, but there is a way to reduce them and try to preserve a great part of your muscle mass. First we will talk about some processes that happen in the body system during the steroids cycle, this is about: hormone levels, recovery process is faster after the training sessions, nutrients are being faster processed by the body.
We believe that one of the most effective ways of tackling global health issues is to build sustainable partnerships with leading non-profit organizations. Our longstanding partnership with Direct Relief continues to set the standard for safe handling of products directly to those who can benefit from them. Donating our own medicines is a large and welcome contribution to global health, and the organization’s ability to distribute medicines within two to three weeks ensures they can be used before the expiration date would require them to be destroyed.
At the end of 2014, Direct Relief prepared the largest shipment of medical goods in its 66-year history. Teva worked quickly to help with this rapid response and contributed more than 65,000 units of medicine that were included in an emergency shipment to address the urgent needs of healthcare workers and people affected by Ebola throughout West Africa.
The need for access to medicines is especially critical when natural disasters strike vulnerable communities. In 2014, we assisted relief efforts in the Balkan countries Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia following the heaviest rains and floods in 120 years that affected close to 3 million people. Teva donated medicines valued at more than $160,000 and we established a fundraising campaign that raised more than $20,000 from employees.
In the past year, we supported more than 500 community partners on initiatives where our people live and work - from renovating playrooms for hospitalized children in pediatric wards in Poland to collecting books and clothes to donate to those in need in the UK. We are steadfast in our responsibility to advancing health and well-being in local communities and are working to more strategically align on giving and community investment programs.