The Real Reason Behind the Demonization of Anabolic Steroids w/Rick Collins

Jay Campbell

By Jay Campbell

August 21st, 2018

Since 1990, anabolic steroids have been classified as a controlled substance despite a lot of data showing that they are actually beneficial. What drove lawmakers to clamp down on steroids? What problems have been created by the prohibitionist approach taken by the government? Why is the usage of therapeutic testosterone demonized by the media? On this episode, the foremost legal authority in the area of dietary supplements, fitness law and anabolic steroids, Rick Collins, joins me to discuss the truth behind the so-called risks of testosterone.

When you take a prohibitionist policy to a behavior, if there’s still going to be demand for that, there’ll be an alternative supply. -Rick Collins

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At the start of the show, Rick shared on the true reason behind the classification of steroids as a controlled substance, and the shift that took place as a result. We discussed how the demonization of substances has contributed to sick care, lack of optimization, and obesity culture. Towards the end, we talked about recent findings regarding the use of testosterone for diabetic people. We also discussed:

  • What drives the stigma around therapeutic testosterone
  • Why a lot of this has to do with lawyers looking for opportunities
  • Whether the views on testosterone will change anytime soon

It’s hard to imagine any other beneficial substance that has been as demonized and thrown under the bus as therapeutic testosterone. In the last 20 years, the research data supporting the therapeutic uses of testosterone for the transformation of life is monumental. We’ve clearly seen how powerful and transformative testosterone can be as a holy grail molecule in improving the biological processes often broken down due to the various diseases of aging. The problem is the legislature, along with the media and opportunistic lawyers. This needs to change. Guest Bio Rick is a renowned attorney with an active national law practice catering to clients in the bodybuilding, fitness and dietary supplement communities. He is also an author, activist and consultant. Go to for more information. To learn how to fully optimize your health and life, read the Amazon best-seller The TOT Bible. To learn how to optimize IF for maximal fat loss and muscle preservation grab your copy of The Metabolic Blowtorch Diet:  The-Metabolic-Blowtorch-Diet-3D-Book-Cover      

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