There’s no doubt that Salt Bae (Nusret Gokce) has achieved some great success from his viral videos of sprinkling salt on his luxury steaks.
One thing many people have noticed with Salt Bae is that his physique is insane, and some people have jumped to the conclusion that he takes steroids.
But I find that making such claims without any substantial research is unfair to the guy.
That’s why I’ve spent the last few days going through his social media accounts to see if there’s any truth to the claims that his physique isn’t natural.
Here’s what I found.
Is Salt Bae Natty?
There’s no conclusive evidence to suggest that Salt Bae has taken steroids. He’s never revealed his natty status or publicly shared drug test results.
Having analyzed Salt Bae’s physique in detail, I’ve identified a few features which suggest that he is natty.
Let’s take a look at these in more detail.
Reasons Why Salt Bae Looks Natty
One of the most common signs of steroid use are oversized shoulders. This is because the deltoids and traps in the upper back have a large number of androgen receptors.
As a result, you often see steroid users with shoulders which are out-of-proportion, and Salt Bae’s shoulders appear to be proportional to the rest of his body.
Lack of HGH Gut
Human growth hormone (HGH) is often used as part of a steroid cycle. One of the side effects of this is that organs can swell up, and that pushes out the so-called HGH gut.
Looking at many different photos of Salt Bae over the years, there’s no evidence that he suffers from HGH gut, which suggests that he doesn’t take HGH.
No Evidence of Acne
In developing teenagers, acne is often caused by fluctuating hormones, like testosterone. And the same thing can happen to people who take anabolic steroids.
With steroid use, the skin change is quite sudden and noticeable and not easily hidden, especially if you’re an influencer who’s on camera a lot of the time.
Salt Bae has beautiful, clear skin, suggesting that he doesn’t take steroids.
Most bodybuilders desire popping veins. They’re a solid indicator of how much muscle and how little fat you have.
But certain types of steroids will produce those vascular veins even if you’re not working out.
Looking at Salt Bae’s Instagram profile, you can see that he only really has veins popping out his biceps and forearms, which suggests that he’s natural.
Natural Shaped Pectorals
Ironically, anabolic steroids which increase testosterone and growth hormone have also been linked to men developing enlarged breast tissue.
It’s important to clarify that enlarged breast tissue and ripped pecs aren’t the same thing – here, we’re talking about soft breast tissue in the form of fat.
Looking at photos of Salt Bae from over the years, there’s no evidence that he’s suffered from gyno or enlarged breast tissue.
No Sign Of Hair Loss
One of the most common problems with PEDs is that they may increase facial hair while decreasing head hair. Many steroid users hide this with a tightly cut hairstyle.
Looking through Salt Bae’s Instagram, it’s clear to see that his head hair is still well intact and there’s no signs of baldness/hair loss.
(I mean, just look at those beautiful locks!)
This is another reason that suggests he’s natty.
Is It Possible To Bulk Up Like Salt Bae Naturally?
In my opinion, it’s possible to achieve a physique like Salt Bae naturally.
While it will take a lot of time, patience, and persistence, it’s certainly achievable.
It’s clear that Salt Bae eats a clean diet and trains consistently, so with the help of natural supplements and some good genetics, there’s no reason why he couldn’t have achieved his physique without steroid use.
- Salt Bae has never revealed whether or not he takes steroids.
- His physique appears to be natural as he doesn’t have the muscle bellies or massive shoulders.
Thanks for reading!
I’ve been in the fitness and strength training industry for nearly a decade. In that time, I’ve gained 30 pounds of muscle, written hundreds of articles, and reviewed dozens of fitness supplements. As for my educational background, I’m a currently studying for my Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.