Performance enhancing drugs or PEDs are drugs used by athletes or even military personal to increase their overall performance. There are a bunch of different types of categories of performance enhancement drugs like stimulates, painkillers, and masking drugs. These drugs have a bunch of different outcomes like gaining muscle or being able to run longer distances or faster to affects that happen to the body like making a woman become more manly, hair loss, aggression.
In ancient times performance enhancing drugs were used by both athletes and soldiers a like. But instead of the drugs that we know today, they would eat leaves and roots from certain plants. In the 1904 Olympics the first known use of performing enchaining drugs were used. By this time the athletes pretty much used heroin, cocaine, and caffeine. These drugs were however banned in 1928. In the 1930s Adolf Butenandt a chemist created the first ever steroid. The Nazis were the first people to really test the affects on prisoners. In the 1960s, John Zieglar who witnesses the success of the Russian weightlifting team created an anabolic steroid called dianabol. From there on Olympians kept using steroids until 1968 were the first drug test happened. These events take used today were plenty of athletes like Mark McGwire, Dwain Chambers, and Manny Ramirez are accused and confirmed to have taken steroids throughout their career. Even though plenty of laws and bans are in every sport organization the world today athletes still do performance drugs.