After that, the situation has changed: many drugs based on oxymetholone were removed from the market (from 1991 to 1993). As per today, oxymetholone can be spread only in the United States, particularly for the treatment of anemia, as well as to prevent loss of muscle mass in patients with HIV infection.
Anadrol is a powerful and effective oral steroid. The drug has very strong androgenic and anabolic effects. For the same reason, it is used for short-term mass gains (5-7 kg or more for only 14 days). Anadrol helps increase accumulation of water in the body that may result in big muscles and wider body.
Anadrol function is related to quantitative changes: it is best for increasing muscle size, which is essential for the off season. Moreover, Anadrol “oils” the joints. This is an important factor for bodybuilders who suffer from diseases of the joints.
Anadrol for Bodybuilders
As for sports, positive effects of Anadrol outweigh the drug’s side effects, in particular for those who are looking for rapid muscle growth. When it comes to oxymetholone, it is worth noting that Anadrol is three times more anabolic than testosterone. It is actually the most powerful of all currently available anabolic steroids. Unlike most derivatives of DHT (dihydrotestosterone), Oxymetholone will give you strength and extreme muscular growth. That is why it is so popular among the athletes competing in sports where strength and weight are a priority (for example, weightlifting). Other athletes and bodybuilders who build lean muscle mass usually tend to anabolic steroids such as Winstrol or Anavar. Despite this fact, there are bodybuilders who use Anadrol in combination with other steroids.
Anadrol side effects
In addition to extreme muscle growth, Anadrol may provoke severe side effects. Estrogen imbalance is one of the most notable side effects of oxymetholone. This is a big problem for those who are especially sensitive to estrogens. Anadrol provokes such symptoms as swelling of the face and gynecomastia.
However, the most severe side effect of oxymetholone is liver toxicity. This steroid is usually taken in very high doses. As in case of many anabolic steroids, the most powerful drug has very strong side effects. Anadrol can lead to cysts on the liver. However, long-term use in most cases leads to liver cancer. That’s why it is important to use liver protection supplements in order to lighten the load and help improve liver function.
Acne is one of the most frequent adverse androgenic effects as well. Those who have a predisposition to baldness should think twice before taking Anadrol. In addition, you should avoid Anadrol if you have a predisposition to heart disease. Anadrol is more potent than other steroids. Therefore, the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, or edema is much higher. If you suffer from high blood pressure, Anadrol can “kill” you. Also, this steroid should not be used in women (signs of virilization can be severe and irreversible).
Oxymetholone is only available in tablets of 50 mg. The dosage varies between 1-3 tablets a day (50-150 mg). Most bodybuilders take 50 mg (1 tablet) per day. The course should not last more than 4-6 weeks due to fast muscle growth and strong hepatotoxicity of Anadrol (overdose may result in potential damage to the liver).
The maximum dosage for Anadrol per day is 200 mg (it is better to take 100 mg per day: one tablet in the morning and one in the evening).
Anadrol is not recommended for use:
- In children and patients up to 21 years of age;
- In women and pregnant athletes;
- Athletes who are exercising to increase endurance;
- During the cutting phase.
Steroid Cycle Planning
Anadrol is recommended for more experienced athletes. Moreover, you need to know how to deal with incredibly fast muscle growth. One of the problems is severe tissue damage. Despite the fact that Anadrol helps your muscles grow rapidly, it does not strengthen your joints. It is necessary to pay special attention to this matter, even though swelling may partially solve this problem.
Carefully planned post cycle therapy (PCT) is a must if you use Anadrol. First of all, keep in mind that as soon as the cycle is finished, quick weight loss may happen. This is a big problem for athletes who want to maintain a healthy body without losing any weight.
The second problem is related to natural testosterone production. Nolvadex and HCG are very effective in supporting natural testosterone production. Be sure to include these drugs when planning post cycle therapy for Anadrol.