Last, but most certainly not least, there is evidence to suggest that HGH may be just as powerful as anabolic steroids in recovery – if not more so. Doctors in major hospitals around the world, including those at the Mayo Clinic, will often prescribe high-dose HGH to patients who have suffered traumatic injuries or burns to help them heal. Doses usually range from 8IU to as much as 16IU daily – more than any athlete should ever take unless under the direct care of a physician. Studies have found that this can improve the healing process tremendously and lessen the time patients spend in the hospital recovering.
The catch with steroids is that some people cannot make use of them. Even while you have been making use of steroids, you may be in a cycle that does not allow you to make use of HGH or deca-durabolin even for medicinal purposes. Non-users of steroids will have to deal with the cons of the respective steroids depending on how long and how much they use. HGH may lead to heart enlargement and low blood sugar. Hyperglycemia is also one of the cons of using HGH. When it comes to deca-durabolin, liver patients are never supposed to use it. This is because the chances of liver damage are almost 100% no matter how long you make use of them. Deca is a steroid whose chemical structure has been altered to prevent it from being digested when it goes through the body. However, it may be too cumbersome for the liver and cause you liver damage. While steroids can fasten the healing of the liver, the price may be too high.
In the 1970s, bodybuilding had major publicity thanks to the appearance of Arnold Schwarzenegger , Franco Columbu , Lou Ferrigno , and others in the 1977 docudrama Pumping Iron . By this time, the IFBB dominated the competitive bodybuilding landscape and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) took a back seat. The National Physique Committee (NPC) was formed in 1981 by Jim Manion ,  who had just stepped down as chairman of the AAU Physique Committee. The NPC has gone on to become the most successful bodybuilding organization in America, and is the amateur division of the IFBB. The late 1980s and early 1990s saw the decline of AAU-sponsored bodybuilding contests. In 1999, the AAU voted to discontinue its bodybuilding events.