It’s no secret there exist a strong anti-steroidal population and as this “anti” feeling is often so emotionally based it can produce some laughable claims. If you’ve been around the performance enhancing game for any length of time you’re familiar with all the names and acronyms so this will probably make you laugh. Yes, there are a few street names for steroids such as juice or roids but those are some very generic terms and really don’t point to anything specific. We went to a handful of the anti-steroid websites so desperate to paint anabolic hormones in a bad light and they have made up their own street names for steroids that are quite humorous and they include “Pumpers, Gym Candy, Arnolds, Stackers, Balls and Bulls, A’s, Weight Trainers.” “Weight Trainers” are you serious, Arnolds? If that didn’t make you laugh a little then you don’t have a sense of humor but the sad truth is these websites are real and many of them are funded by your government.
The Taylor Hooton Foundation partners with many professional and collegiate sports organizations to educate young athletes, their parents and coaches about the dangers of performance enhancing drugs and other banned substances, including those potentially found in dietary supplements. Aegis provides an educational tool, Aegis Shield , which identifies banned substances and their aliases in more than 140,000 dietary supplements, prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs. Together, we have a unique opportunity to help spread a message about the dangers of appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs) and the benefits of competing drug free.