All steroids apart from testosterone are synthetic alternatives derived from testosterone. Injecting testosterone, it's bio identical. Remember that. Other steroids are not bio identical lol they were altered in a lab.
The body wants and needs its bio identical hormone.
But yeh if you're competing, and not looking for well being or sex drive... Just pure look than fuck you would feel like shit. I read somone won a contest then afterwards collapsed and died... Shedding water and all the crazy shit they do pre contest.
I'm in it for confidence, to feel good and enhance my sex. Each to there own tho. So I only take doses and compounds I know that do that, and at the right doses for me.
Yes that is basics 101 that AAS are derivatives of testosterone, how and where the synthesis process has began with other hormones is by altering the positions with the rings and structures of the molecules, some have been done intentionally and other discoveries have been found incidentally..
Bear in mind that your body produces multiple sex hormones, with that being said nandrolone has been found present in human beings, they know very little about the alteration and the conversion but they have discovered the metabolites.. hormones that are derivatives are not always synthesized because research is looking for alternatives, but rather the characteristics and the display that these hormones May possess going down different pathways all the while expressing different cellular chitter chat and enzymatic responses. Testosterone has simply been the platform, but not all alterations are trying to duplicate or simulate the properties of testosterone. Each one has their own signature and expression.