Almost every person today knows who Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone: a celebrated actor who is famous for his excellent physique. He got his fame primarily because of the role of Rocky in an American sports drama film of the same name. Sylvester Stallone always looked good. Even in old age, he maintains a good physique. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many people are wondering: “Did Sylvester Stallone take steroids?”
Sylvester Stallone and the HGH scandal
In 2008, Sylvester Stallone said that taking testosterone increases the quality of life. The then 61-year-old actor (he is 72 now) was accused in May 2007 of the transportation of banned HGH into Australia. He said GH is not a steroid.
He told Time magazine that GH is no big deal. He continued along those kinds of lines: everyone who calls it a steroid is grossly misinformed. I need testosterone to feel better due to my old age. Everyone over 40 will make a wise act by experiencing it because it improves the quality of life. Remember my words, in 10 years it will be free to sell.
In 2007, the actor was arrested for 48 packs of Jintropin (recombinant HGH) found in his luggage. He was found guilty and paid about US$10k in fines and legal expenses. Then, in an appeal to the court, Stallone apologized for the “terrible mistake” and said he does not support illegal steroids.
In 2008, a scandalous model, Janice Doreen Dickinson, gave an interview about her former lover Sly. She stated that he injected her without consent while she slept. She further went on to claim that her arm, when she woke, resembled Popeye’s due to the drugs.
Sly didn’t keep silent and made an official statement that he was egregiously maligned. He cast further doubt by pointing to Dickenson’s unreliability when it came to her paternity claims over a child who, after DNA testing, did not turn out to be Sly’s.
Why Did Sylvester Stallone Take Growth Hormone and Steroids?
The personage is claimed to have transported dozens of growth hormone ampoules to Australia because he wanted to use this drug in Thailand on film shootings for several months. If the law enforcement authorities proved that he wanted to illegally transport the product for distribution, he would face more severe punishment. Personal use is considered a minor offense, which cannot be said about the illegal distribution of illegal “juice” and other illicit meds.
GH is considered an illegal medication to enhance athletic performance in Australia and other countries. Therefore, Sylvester violated laws when he tried to import this drug without permission and a doctor’s prescription.
The US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) believes HGH and its synthetic versions belong to regulated substance categories. This drug is available by prescription only, which can be issued by a licensed physician.
To give a prescription for the purchase of growth hormone, the doctor must make sure that a person suffers from growth hormone deficiency (GHD), and, because of this, he or she needs the drug injections. The President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists reported this (AACE).
Our guess? “John Rambo” probably used anabolics to get ripped and drop his body fat percentage.
HGH Medications — Understanding, the Benefits and Risks in Sports
Although GH does not belong to the class of anabolic steroids, its injections can behave like steroids in the human body. More precisely, the drug provides an anabolic effect.
Besides medicinal uses, HGH is mainly used by athletes (bodybuilders, power lifters, runners, ball players, and others) to increase muscle growth and improve recovery after training.
There are fears that the synthetic drugs based on it, especially if they are not used under the supervision of doctors, can contribute to the development or aggravation of heart diseases, arthritis, and diabetes mellitus. Synthetic GH supplies the body with an analog of an endogenous hormone that is produced by the pituitary gland in vivo.
When an adult uses injections of synthetic growth hormone (somatropin), he or she can get such useful effects as a slight increase in muscle mass and activation of natural fat burning processes in the body.
However, uncontrolled use of high doses of the preparation can lead to the development of a disease known as acromegaly. Acromegaly is an abnormal growth of the hand and foot bones and an increase in the jaw and forehead size. You may have noticed that Stallone has rough features. Perhaps this is due to the use of GH.
Sylvester Stallone’s Steroid Cycle: Rembo’s Juicing
GH is not a powerful drug if used alone. This hormonal substance could have been used by Stallone before he appeared on the TV screen, but it would have done not much to improve his already impressive physical shape and performance. Therefore, it is likely that the aging Rocky Balboa used it in combination with other medicines, including anabolic steroids.
Below, you can see the possible cycle Sylvester Stallone followed, with the help of which he has maintained [or maintains] his body in prime physical shape. It may include the following pharmaceuticals:
- Testosterone cypionate (dosage is about 500 milligrams each day)
- HCGenerate ES (natural testosterone booster)
- Human growth hormone or HGH (4 IUs per day)
- Anastrozole (a non-steroidal aromatase-inhibiting compound)
We’re guessing the cycle takes 16 weeks. This is the speculative opinion of some experts who have piped in regarding what Sylvester could have used. We intend this information for informational and entertainment purposes only. We don’t have firm proof that Sly used steroid drugs above and beyond the use of HGH, which, according to Vanity Fair, he has admitted to.