The entire history about steroid anabolics is the tale of the rise and the fall of steroids. The ancient chapters of the history about steroid anabolics reveal the use of performance enhancing anabolic substances were prevalent among professional athletes in ancient Greece. The ancient athletes used natural steroidal substances in order to enhance androgenic and anabolic growth in the body.
The modern chapter of the history about steroid anabolics articulates that anabolic steroids were, although accidentally, discovered in modern pharmaceutical form in early 1930s. However, the drug could not invite immediate interest at that time.
However, the new age of the history about steroid anabolics started in 1950s, when the first serious scientific attention to anabolic steroid was given. The U.S. FDA approved Methandrostenolone or Dianabol for use in US in 1958 after it was known to have had promising trials in other countries.
Anabolic steroids came to be widely used in medical and non medical uses from 60s through 80s. Consequently, more studies on steroids were conducted. These studies revealed ugly side of steroids i.e. the side effects and dangerous consequences associated with steroids, and consequently anabolic steroids came under fire and become highly controversial drugs.
In 1990s, several health institutes and organizations came forward to study the effects of anabolic steroid. The results undoubtedly reveal the potential increase in muscle mass and decrease in fat mass among the users of anabolics, but also did reveal the side effects and serious consequences of using anabolic steroid.
The first drastic brow on anabolics in the entire history about steroid anabolics came from the US Congress, which approved the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 1990 that placed the anabolic steroids into Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was further amended on January 20, 2005 to make way for Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004 that placed both anabolic steroids and prohormones on the list of controlled substances.