Orally Steroids Raws Anadrol CAS 434-07-1 for Body Building Gains
What is Anadrol?
[17 beta-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethylene-17 alpha-methyl-5
Molecular Weight: 332.482
Molecular Formula: C 21 H 32 O 3
Melting Point: 178-180C
Manufacturer: Syntex (Originally)
Release Date: 1960
Effective Dose: 100mgs (optimal)
Active Life: <16hours
Detection Time: up to 8 weeks
Androgenic: Anabolic Ratio: 45:320
What is an Anadrol Cycle? How much should you use? Well, this is
actually one of the most interesting facts about Anadrol 50. You
see, most steroids produce what we call a "dose respondent curve"
which is a fancy way of saying "the more you use, the more you
gain." Anadrol is one of the few steroids where the dose respondent
curve flattens out very quickly. When you take 50mgs of Anadrol,
you'll make some very good gains. When you take 100mgs of Anadrol,
you'll make even more gains. However, it has been found that
100mgs/day is as effective for weight gain as 150mgs/day but
produces less side effects and was less toxic (4). I feel that the
jump from 50mgs to 100mgs constitutes an acceptable rise in benefit
vs. cost, but this is not the case as dosages get over 100mgs.
Now, lets see how 50mgs and 100mgs of Oxymetholone actually effect
strength, when compared with each other: Relative (%) changes in
strength are shown for the groups receiving placebo (filled bars),
50 mg/day oxymetholone (open bars), and 100 mg/day oxymetholone
(gray bars). Nos. above bars represent relative change (%) from
baseline to week 12 for the 1-repetition maximum tests of strength.
Error bars represent 1 SE from the mean. * Significant difference
from placebo, P < 0.05; significant difference from placebo by
Wilcoxon test, P < 0.02. See text for additional statistical
As you can see, in this study, doubling the dose of Anadrol 50
nearly doubled the strength gains of the test subjects. Now, when
we look at changes in body composition from Oxymetholone (chart
below) we can see that although the guys taking the 100mgs (vs. the
50mgs group) had more fat lost and more Lean Body Mass gained, it
wasn't as dramatic as the differences in strength gains between the
Changes in body composition are shown for the groups receiving
placebo (filled bars), 50 mg of oxymetholone per day (open bars),
and 100 mg per day (gray bars). Numbers above the bars represent
the mean absolute changes and the error bars are 1 SE. For total
lean body mass (LBM) and total fat, differences among the 3 groups
were significant (P < 0.0001, one-way ANOVA). * Significant
differences from placebo, P 0.001.
Although I am usually not inclined to posit speculations on why a
particular drug does or doesn't do something, in this case I will.
Im guessing that the higher doses of Anadrol cause enough appetite
suppression (at least anecdotally) to make eating rather difficult.
It can also increase insulin resistance and glucose intolerance
(5). This has the effect of making macronutrient absorption more
inefficient, and could also be a factor in reducing gains when the
dosage goes over 100mgs/day. Unfortunately, Anadrol also has a
reasonably profound effect on your body's natural hormonal system,
on par with most other oral steroids, but not as bad as most
injectables, and its certainly not as harsh on your lipid profile
as many anabolics are
Anadrol Body Building
As an interesting side note, some of the medical literature on this
compound suggests a dose of 1-5mgs per kg of bodyweight. Ill pause
a second here for you to figure out how absurdly high of a dose
that would translate to for the average bodybuilder!
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