The most obvious benefit that injectable steroids have over their oral cousins is that they are not hepatotoxic. Injectable steroids are safer on the liver and the user does not risk hepatic injury because injectable compounds don’t require specific chemical alterations which allow them to survive passing through the liver without being broken almost entirely down. It’s also worth consider that injectable steroids have a much longer half-life due to the ester attached to the hormone. To get the maximum benefit from oral steroids, most must be administered daily, or sometimes they are spread out throughout the day. The ester present in injectable steroids allows a much more infrequent administration and don’t need to be administered daily. More information about Esters
Not shortly after Roger Maris record was broken, another baseball player, Jason Giambi and various other athletes were either suspected of, or proven to have, taken anabolic steroids. Again, Congress convened a hearing, and just as they did the first time in 1990, they did not determine that steroids were a danger, but rather that the danger was more in protecting professional sports organizations. The updated statute has been updated to proscribe pro-hormones also The definition of an anabolic steroid as defined currently in the United States under (41)(A) is that "anabolic steroid" means any drug or hormonal substance, chemically and pharmacologically related to testosterone (other than estrogens , progestins, corticosteroids, and dehydroepiandrosterone (7).