Anabolic Rating: 320
Androgenic Rating: 45
Half Life: 8-9 hours
Liver toxicity – High
Detection Time: upto 2 months
Method of administration: Oral
Oxymetholone is considered by many to be the most powerful oral steroid commercially available. A steroid novice experimenting with this agent is likely to gain 20 to 30 pounds of massive bulk, and it can often be accomplished within 6 weeks of use. This steroid produces a lot of water retention, so a good portion of this gain is going to be water weight. Although the smooth look that results from water retention is often not attractive, it can aid quite a bit to the level of size and strength gained.The muscle is fuller, will contract better, and is provided a level of protection in the form of extra water held into and around connective tissues.
Anadrol Dosages and Administration
Anadrol is most commonly manufactured in 50mg tablets, bodybuilding and athletic purposes call for 25 – 50mg per day for a beginner. Intermediate users are known for using a range of 50 – 100mg per day, and although approaching risky limits, advanced users as high as 150mg per day. Generally, however, most users whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced, should seldom require more than 50mg per day due to the sheer potency and strength of Anadrol as an anabolic steroid.
About Anadrol (Oxymethelone)
Oxymetholone is a potent oral anabolic steroid derived from dihydrotestosterone.
Oxymetholone is considered by many to be the most powerful steroid commercially available. A steroid novice experimenting with this agent is likely to gain 20 to 30 pounds of massive bulk, and it can often be accomplished within 6 weeks of use. This steroid produces a lot of water retention, so a good portion of this gain is going to be water weight. This is often of little consequence to the user, who may be feeling very big and strong while taking oxymetholone. Although the smooth look that results from water retention is often not attractive, it can aid quite a bit to the level of size and strength gained. The muscle is fuller, will contract better, and is provided a level of protection in the form of extra water held into and around connective tissues. This will allow for more elasticity, and will hopefully decrease the chance for injury when lifting heavy.
Structural Characteristics of Oxymetholone
Oxymetholone is a modified form of dihydrotestosterone. It differs by 1) the addition of a methyl group at carbon 17-alpha, which helps protect the hormone during oral administration, and 2) the introduction of a 2-hydroxymethylene group, which inhibits its metabolism by the 3-hsd enzyme and greatly enhances the anabolic and relative biological activity of methyldihydrotestosterone.
Anadrol (Oxymethelone) side effects
Oxymetholone is a highly estrogenic steroid. Gynecomastia is often a concern during treatment, and may present itself quite early into a cycle (particularly when higher doses are used). At the same time water retention can become a problem, causing a notable loss of muscle definition as both subcutaneous water retention and fat levels build. To avoid strong estrogenic side effects, it may be necessary to use an anti-estrogen such as Nolvadex and Arimidex will, likewise, not effect the relative estrogenicity of this steroid.
Oxymetholone does carry several negative side effects and they can often be very pronounced, especially regarding water retention. The water buildup can become so great that the pumps associated with training can at times become almost unbearable, especially in the lower-back region.
Other common side effects include high blood pressure, gynecomastia and acne. All of these negative effects are easily avoidable with the use of an Aromatase Inhibitor (AI). However, those who are naturally prone to high blood pressure may find Oxymetholone to be a poor choice for them regardless of how much caution they implore.
Oxymetholone is very hepatic and liver enzymes will necessarily increase dramatically with its use. For this reason, most Oxymetholone use will generally need to be kept at 6 weeks max with many never needing to go beyond 4 weeks of total use. While it is toxic to the liver, when used responsibly, any toxic effect will be of little concern as the liver will quickly return to normal once use is discontinued. It is important to note, as this steroid is hepatic it does not carry near the level of hepatotoxicity as many over the counter medications and regular alcohol consumption.
Like most all anabolic steroids Oxymetholone will suppress your natural testosterone and for this reason, to avoid a low testosterone condition, testosterone supplementation using Testosterone Cypionate, Testosterone Enanthate or Testosterone Propionate is very important.