The soft drugs
This is a review of anabolic steroids with minimum potential side effects. 1. Stanozolol
Quite possible that testosterone undecanoate deserved to get into this list, but it is androgen, however. And if it gets into the body of a female consumer, it can cause virilization effects. Also we didn’t find any serious information regarding ethylestrenol deserving to be showed.
Chemical structure: 17 alpha-methyl-5 alpha-androsteno [3,2-c] pyrazol-17 beta-ol,
Molecular weight: 344.5392.
Effective Dosage: 50-100 mg per day.
The half-life period: 7-10 hours (refers only to oral forms of the drug).
17-alpha Alkylation: yes.
Stabilization of the AP – moderate
Other activity – progesterone antagonist, nonAP-activity.Stanozolol
– is another very popular steroid. But to tell the truth, its popularity in bodybuilding is not so great as in athletics, where the drug have had leading positions for a long time. We will never forget the tragedy of the outstanding sprinter of our time - Ben Johnson, who was deprived the world record and the title of the Olympic champion in 100 meters sprint because of the positive results of the doping test on stanozolol. However, in bodybuilding, during the short period of "eclipse" in the IFBB, when doping tests were carried out at the top tournaments, stanozolol deprived Shawn Ray and King Nimrod the first two places in the Arnold Classic-91.
Stanozolol – is a unique steroid in many components. But its molecule contains not four, as all the other steroids have, but five benzene rings. Another unique feature - stanozolol is an antagonist of progesterone. This makes it an indispensable component of the cycles in those cases where there is the task to suppress the progestogenic activity of the other drugs (nandrolone or oxymetholone for example). However, perhaps this property of stanozolol is the reason for some lack of anabolic effect. Stanozolol is available in both oral and injectable forms. Unlike virtually all other injectable steroids, which are oil solutions of esters, injectable stanozolol is a water suspension. There is absolutely no difference between the oral and injectable forms of stanozolol – this is the same drug. So if you are the proud owner of this injectable steroid, but can not stand fairly frequent and painful injections, you can safely drink the content of the vials. Although the effectiveness of intramuscular administration of stanozolol is still a little bit (to be more accurate - half times) higher, due to the fact that steroid enters directly into the general bloodstream and thus can avoid partial destruction by the liver. If you are the follower of injectable drugs, then you should remember that before you take the drug into the syringe, you should shake the vial thoroughly.Stanozolol
is 17-alpha alkylated, that’s why it is, to some extent, toxic to the liver. All negative aspects of the drug for the men are not exhausted by this fact - although stanozolol is not aromatized, it has, though minimal, but still negative effect on the prostate, can cause the hair loss and acne. All this happens due to the fact that stanozolol has the ability to stabilize the androgen receptor, although this ability is much less expressed in comparison to trenbolone, nandrolone or testosterone. This feature, together with the presence of progestogenic activity, makes it almost impossible to take stanozolol by the representatives of the fair sex - even one pill can lead to apparent virilization. Since the use of stanozolol does not lead to a significant increase in the muscle mass, the main area of its application is the preparation for the competitions. Stanozolol allows to maintain the muscle mass during a strict diet, although the same methandrostenolone copes with this task much better. However, unlike the latter, the intake of stanozolol helps to avoid the excessive accumulation of water. The classical pre-competition formula is "stanozolol+trenbolone". This combination makes it possible not only to preserve the achieved results, but even to continue to build the muscle mass in the conditions of low calorie diet. In addition, in the presence of stanozolol trenbolone shows its properties of the fat burning drug (although the intake of "classical" fat burners is still required). Besides trenbolone, stanozolol can be combined with testosterone, nandrolone, methenolone and oxandrolone, the latter two combinations are considered safe, although not sufficiently effective.
It is believed that stanozolol gives considerable gains in strength, although testosterone, trenbolone, oxymetholone and methandrostenolone do it much better. The half-life period of oral stanozolol is 7-10 hours, therefore it should be taken at least twice a day. There is no classical half-life period in injectable form of the steroid, it is recommended to make injections every day. The usual dosage of the drug is 50-100 mg per day.
And finally few words about fakes. Unfortunately, there are lots of them in stanozolol. European fans of anabolic steroids constantly come across with the "ghosts" of once really produced Czech stanozolol. Nowadays this drug is not produced. Everything that appears under its name is (in best case) useless pad. Try to avoid veterinary drugs such as Winstrol-V – you can waste your money for nothing. Among the injectable drugs you should use only Winstrol Depot produced by the Spanish company "Zambon"; among oral – stanabol from "British Dragon" or Stromba from Winthrop (although the latter sample is more expensive and has the same concentration of the active substance).Oxandrolone
Chemical Structure: 5 alpha-androstene-2-oxa-17 alpha-methyl-17 beta-ol-3-on
Molecular Weight: 306,4442
Effective Dosage: 50-150 mg per day
The half-life period: 8 hours
17-alpha Alkylation: yes
Stabilization of the AP – strong
Other activity – NoOxandrolone
was created in 1964 in the depths of the American company Searle Co and sold in the U.S. market under the trademark "Anavar" for more than 25 years. On July 1, 1989 the production of American Anavar was stopped. Nowadays, products of the Chinese company Hubei Huangshi are sold under the same brand name; however, in contrast to the progenitor, each tablet of the Chinese Anavar contains two times more active substance - 5 mg. Besides the Chinese drug, the drug Oxandrolone SPA of the Italian S.p.A. Milano Co has established at the market quite long ago and each tablet contains the "classic" 2.5 mg of oxandrolone. In recognition of the famous bodybuilder Mike Christian, Anavar was his first anabolic steroid drug and allowed to achieve impressive increases of strength and mass. The history is silent about the dosages used by Mr Christian, but he still remains probably the only athlete who managed to do this. In general, oxandrolone is considered to be a very soft drug, when taken in reasonable dosages it does not cause special side effects but does not lead to any noticeable progress in gaining of the muscle mass. And this is not surprising since oxandrolone was created specifically for women and children. Oxandrolone stabilizes the androgen receptor quite well, but absolutely has no AP-activity. Due to the structure of its molecule, the steroid is completely not exposed to aromatization, regardless of the dosage, and does not convert into dihydrotestosterone. All of this has positive features, but significantly reduces the effectiveness of the drug. The situation is slightly corrected by taking higher dosages (for men, more or less effective is considered the dosage of 1 mg per 1 kg of weight per day, for women - two times less), but even 150 mg of oxandrolone per day do not give the impressive increases in weight. In any case, the efficiency of this dosage is incomparable with the efficiency of the three times smaller dosage of methandrostenolone or oxymetholone. If we take into account the price of oxandrolone, it makes us feel very sad. It should also be remembered that if we exceed the daily dosage of 40 mg the drug can be toxic to the liver (and this is not surprising, because oxandrolone is 17-alpha alkylated). Those who dare to use the drug should remember: the half-life of oxandrolone is 8 hours, which means that its daily dose should be divided into three equal parts. Still, oxandrolone has the field of application, even several of them. Firstly, as has been already mentioned, oxandrolone is the ideal steroid for women and young athletes, only this drug practically does not cause virilization effects, and besides the intake of oxandrolone does not lead to premature closure of the so-called "growth areas" in young people. Secondly, the intake of the steroid in the period between the cycles can help to some extent to preserve already achieved results. In this case it is necessary to intake the drug once a day – around 7-8 o’clock in the morning. Thirdly, oxandrolone is taken to prepare for competitions. The period of detection of the drug does not exceed 10-12 days, in addition, in combination with drostanolone (Masteron) or fluoxymesterone (Halotestin), it increases the stiffness of the muscles. Among the other combinations we should mention the combination of oxandrolone with methandrostenolone or oxymetholone - such cycles will be suitable to those who even do not want to think of the usage of syringe. Metenolon
Chemical structure: 17 beta-hydroxy-1-methyl-5 alpha-androst-1-en-3-on
Molecular weight base: 302.4558; esters: 60.0524 (acetate), 130.1864 (enanthate)
Effective dosage: 150-300 mg per day (acetate), 400-1000 mg per week (enanthate)
The half-life period: 1-2 days (acetate), 5-7 days (enanthate)
17-alpha Alkylation: no
Stabilization of the AP – strong
Other activity: NoMethenolone
by the method of influence on the body can be considered as an analogue of nandrolone. This steroid in combination with the methandrostenolone was used even by Arnold Schwarzenegger to prepare for the competitions - that fact alone is able to raise the prestige of methenolone to the skies. In practice, it is still not used as often and there are several reasons for that. Let’s talk about them in detail. Methenolone is considered to be much more safe steroid than nandrolone. Unfortunately, we must pay for it literally, i.e. money. Even in its injectable version methenolone is approximately five times more expensive than its main competitor. As well as nandrolone, methenolone stabilizes the androgen receptor very well, while at the same time, it is absolutely not affected by aromatization, which has both positive and negative sides. To the positive sides belong the absence of excess water accumulation and fat deposition during the course of methenolone, to the negative side belongs weaker effect.
On the other hand, unlike nandrolone, the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase does not convert methenolone into the less active substance (in the case of methenolone it is dihydroboldenon (DHB), which is very strange, since methenolone is exactly a derivative of DHB).
Methenolone is available in the form of injections (methenolone enanthate) and tablets (methenolone acetate). In practice, the first version is more used, a little bit later we will explain why. Since methenolone has no progestogenic activity, its dosages may be higher than in the case of nandrolone. The minimum effective dosage is 400 mg of injectable methenolone per week, although it can be easily raised to one gram. Actually, methenolone has two fields of application - preparation for the competitions and the periods of the going out of the cycle. In the second case we use the feature of methenolone that it suppresses the body's production of testosterone only slightly, that is, restoring the production of endogenous testosterone can be performed on the background of intake of this steroid (of course, its dosages in this case should not exceed 400 mg per week and it is preferable to combine the drug only with non-aromatizing steroids).It is good to combine methenolone
• with methandrostenolone or oxymetholone, if your goal is to gain the muscle mass (although to achieve this goal methenolone is hardly used at all);
• with drostanolone, fluoxymesterone or stanozolol while preparing for the competitions;
• with methandrostenolone or stanozolol while going out of the cycle.
Occasionally methenolone is combined with testosterone (although, unlike nandrolone, "Primo" is not a synergist of testosterone) or trenbolone. What is surely should not be combined with methenolone, it is nandrolone or boldenone. Methenolone is a rather soft steroid for women, although in this case it is preferable to use a tablet form - enanthate (especially in case of the prolonged use) may still lead to problems associated with virilization.
Methenolone acetate is available in the tablet form, the content of the active substance in each of them is 5 mg, although occasionally you can also find "monsters" that contain 25 or even 50 mg of methenolone acetate.Methenolone
is not 17 - alpha alkylated steroid, therefore it is actively destroyed by the liver. To improve the bioavailability of the drug methyl group was introduced into position 1, but in practice it has little avail. Bioavailability of methenolone in tablets is very low, in order to achieve pronounced effect daily dosage should not be less than 100-150 mg (some experts even suggest 200-300 mg, which I think is closer to the truth). You should intake the drug throughout the day in small portions - it can also slightly increase its bioavailability.
Methenolone enanthate (Primobolan Depot) – is an injection drug; the use of it is preferable to the oral version at least for financial reasons. Primobolan depot is administrated intramuscularly, which means that it immediately gets into the bloodstream and thus, avoids destruction by the liver. Based on the half-life of the drug (5-7 days), we can recommend a weekly injection. The usual dosage, as noted above, is 400-600 mg per week, although better results can be achieved by increasing the dosage up to 1 gram per week (of course, you can afford to buy it).
All of these drugs should be taken very carefully, and after obligatory consultation with the doctor. Otherwise, you run the risk. The company Inglesina, which sells strollers will be very unhappy
as well as your future spouse, if you have problems with the birth of your successors and heiresses.