Sylvester Stallone has finally fessed up to what some of us have known for quite a while, in that he has been using HGH and testosterone to prepare for his physically demanding roles of Rocky and Rambo. Rather than his use his private label supplements that he sells to his fans to prepare for these roles, Stallone has credited a combination of prescription testosterone and HGH with adding 41-pounds to his 61-year old frame.
So right there we have a great example of the horrible side effects of these performance-enhancing drugs; HGH and testosterone have allowed the 61-year-old Stallone to make more of these movies. This is clearly the biggest and most dangerous public health risk posed by these PEDs.
Sly is a little late to the party since even those slowest on the uptake knew the actor was on the juice since he got busted in Australia carrying almost 50 vials of HGH last year. It’s funny how back then Stallone wrote to the court, “I made a terrible mistake,” and expressed his “deepest remorse” as he apologized.
Now he’s making public proclamations that everyone over 40 should consider using these drugs because they “increase your quality of life.”
If Stallone wants to use these drugs to look good so that he can do movies, and can find a physician willing to make the diagnosis, that’s his prerogative. After all, nobody wants to see a fat, paunchy, pasty senior citizen play an action hero. But you should know that the federal government has a very dim view of those who prescribe or promote HGH for anti-aging, age management or any other of the euphemisms that are used to justify HGH use outside of an extremely narrow definition.
This admission is noteworthy – and the public should pay attention – because Stallone’s use of these drugs serves to illustrate exactly how guys get to look the way Stallone looks. It’s not creatine or whey protein or androstendione that allow guys to put on, and add, pounds of muscle without adding fat. And it doesn’t matter if you’re 21, 41 or 61 years old.