The answer to this question is a little tricky; while it still is anabolic, it is not a steroid. That in itself sets it apart from the other drugs available in the market, claiming to increase muscle mass. However, to say it is completely safe without any side effects will be extremely untrue. Every drug in some way alters the normal bodily functions, disrupting the ongoing processes, or raising the levels of certain chemicals in the body. All these things can have negative effects on the body in the long run.