Steroid Information

Anadrol 50

Anadrol 50 is one of the more popular anabolic androgenic steroids ever used and has been since its inception in the 1960s. Although primarily used as a performance enhancing drug Anadrol 50 was first brought to the market by Syntex Pharmaceuticals in order to treat muscle wasting diseases and provide benefits to severe burn victims; however, as is common it would be performance that became the steroids most common purpose of use. As it stands today Anadrol 50 is one of the most commonly used off-season anabolic steroids as it has the ability to rapidly promote both increases in size and strength. While off-season bulking cycles are its most common point of use it can also be effectively used during cutting cycles, particularly those of a competitive bodybuilding nature. Even so, while it can be used in a cutting cycle most will only use it during off-season periods and this remains the steroids most important period of use.

What is Anadrol 50?

Anadrol 50 is an anabolic steroid comprised of the active steroidal hormone Oxymetholone, a Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived anabolic steroidal hormone. By its nature and necessary to its existence Anadrol 50 belongs to the C17-aa class of anabolic steroids thereby making this steroid somewhat toxic to the liver. An oral steroid, Anadrol 50 is very easy to take but due to the high level of liver toxicity it can bring use must be limited to short periods of time. While liver enzymes will increase with the use of this steroid they will return to normal once use is discontinued in healthy adult men who have not abused the hormone nor done anything else to cause added stress.

While this steroid should only be used for short periods of time, 4 weeks being sufficient and 6 weeks of use being our maximal time frame luckily this is about as long as the hormone can provide any true sold benefits. The body appears to adapt to Anadrol 50 much faster than it does most other anabolic steroids and 4-6 weeks of use is really all that can bring about solid benefits. Fortunately amazing gains can be seen in this short time frame as this steroid can rapidly and dramatically increase both size and strength.

As by its nature Anadrol 50 carries a half-life of approximately 8.5 hours. As this is a very short half-life the steroid should be administered every day during periods of use. It is however recommended that you do not supplement with Anadrol 50 alone as it will suppress your natural testosterone production. For this reason some form of exogenous testosterone is advised in-order to provide your body with the essential testosterone it needs.

What Anadrol 50 can do for You:

As this particular anabolic steroid was designed to add mass that is exactly what the primary benefit is; adding lean muscle tissue. Of course this steroid can cause water retention and some of the weight gain will be nothing more than water weight but this is easily controlled. Beyond size Anadrol 50 can also greatly enhance total strength far more so and in a faster time frame than many anabolic steroids. As size and strength are two of the common primary goals, for many theyre the only goals and as such its not hard to see why this steroid remains so very popular.

It must be noted; if gains in size are part of the plan Anadrol 50 will not do the work all on its own; you must still eat. If youre eating too few calories to support growth youre not going to grow; the rules of nutrition do not go flying out the window just because youre taking this or any particular anabolic steroid. Of course with Anadrol 50 were able to make better use of our calories and get more out of them than wed be able to otherwise but if youre not eating dont be surprised when the scale doesnt move that much.

As mentioned Anadrol 50 can also be a solid cutting steroid in specific cases. Some will use this steroid during a cutting cycle in-order to maintain strength but more commonly is at the end of a competitive bodybuilding contest prep cycle. Many competitors will add this steroid in at the end of their prep in-order to aid in filling out and it can provide amazing benefits to meet this purpose. While this is true we must remember Anadrol 50 can cause unwanted water retention; if youre unable to control this you will not want to use this steroid for this purpose as it will have a horrible effect on the appearance of your physique. If you have supplemented with Anadrol 50 before, understand how to control water weight and do not foresee a problem this may be an option for you.

Possible Side-Effects:

As mentioned Anadrol 50 is toxic to the liver and this is an unfortunate side-effect of use. However, as discussed, when supplementation is proper, meaning we dose properly and do not abuse and only supplement for approved periods of time no permanent damage will be done. Of course we must stress one needs to ensure he is doing nothing else that might add stress to the liver during this steroids use. If youre a heavy drinker then this steroid is not for you.

As a DHT based anabolic androgenic steroid Anadrol 50 will not aromatize at all; however, it carries side-effects similar to most aromatizing steroids and unfortunately the precise reasons as to why are a bit of a mystery. Anadrol 50 can cause severe cases of Gynecomastia, promote as we have discussed a lot of water retention and dramatically increase blood pressure. As these side-effects are possible, if you are a healthy adult male you can supplement with this steroid and keep each and every one of these side-effects at bay. To do so aromatase inhibitors are highly advised; those who supplement with an aromatase inhibitor such as Arimidex or Letrozole will greatly reduce their chances of having any problems. Of course individual sensitivity to the hormone will play a role; some men may fall prey to Gynecomastia even with aromatase inhibitor use but the vast majority will be problem free.

The Bottom Line:

In the end the truth is simple; Anadrol 50 is a powerfully effective anabolic steroid that promotes muscularity and strength rapidly; however, it is not without a downside and responsible use must be implored. Those who are healthy adult males and who supplement responsibly can enjoy this steroids use but those who throw caution to the wind may indeed find the problems to far outweigh any benefit they may have received. In truth this applies to all anabolic androgenic steroids; caution must be used and you need to have a sound education on the anabolic steroids youre using before you ever consider use.