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Anastrozole - Arimidex

Arimidex (generic name is anastrozole) is a very new drug developed for the treatment of advanced breast Cancer in women. It is manufactured by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and was approved for use in the United States at the end of December 1995. Specifically, Arimidex is the first in a new class of third-generation selective oral aromatase inhibitors. It acts by blocking the enzyme aromatase, subsequently blocking the production of estrogen. Since many forms of breast Cancer cells are stimulated by estrogen, it is hoped that by reducing amounts of estrogen in the body the progression of such a disease can be halted. This is the basic premise behind Nolvadex, except this drug blocks the action and not production of estrogen. The effects of Arimidex can be quite dramatic to say the least.

There are some concerns with using an aromatase inhibitor such as Arimidex during prolonged steroid treatment however. While it will effectively reduce estrogenic side effects, it will also block the beneficial properties of estrogen from becoming apparent (namely its effect on cholesterol values). Studies have clearly shown that when an aromatase inhibitor is used in conjunction with a steroid such as testosterone, suppression of HDL (good) cholesterol becomes much more pronounced. Apparently estrogen plays a role in minimizing the negative impact of steroid use. Since the estrogen receptor antagonist Nolvadex is shown not to display an anti estrogenic effect on cholesterol values, it is certainly the preferred from of estrogen maintenance for those concerned with cardiovascular health.

Anastrozole Dosage

A daily dose of Arimidex’s one tablet (1 mg) can produce estrogen suppression greater than 80 % in treated patients. With the powerful effect this drug has on hormone levels, it is only to be used by post-menopausal women whose disease has progressed following treatment with Nolvadex. Side effects like hot flushes and hair thinning can be present, and would no doubt be much more severe in pre-menopausal patients.

For the steroid using male athlete, Arimidex shows great potential. Up to this point, drugs like Nolvadex and Proviron have been their weapons against excess estrogen. These drugs, especially in combination, do prove quite effective. But Arimidex appears able to do the job much more efficiently, and with less hassle.

Its use is only now catching on, but early reports have been excellent. A single tablet of Arimidex daily, the same dose use clinically, seems to be all one needs for an exceptional effect (some users even report excellent results with only 1/2 tablet of Arimidex daily).

When used with strong, readily aromatizing androgens such as Dianabol or testosterone, gynecomastia and water retention can be effectively blocked. In combination with Proscar/Prospecia, we have a great advance. With the one drug halting estrogen conversion and the other blocking 5-alpha reduction ( testosterone, methyltestosterone and Halotestin only), related side effects can be effectively minimized.

Here the strong androgen testosterone could theoretically provide incredible muscular growth, while at the same time being as tolerable as nandrolone. Additionally the quality of the muscle should be greater, the athlete appearing harder and much more defined without holding excess water.

Anastrozole Alternative Names

* Arimidex
* Anastrozole
* Liquidex 
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Boldenone Undecylenate - Equipoise

Equipoise is the popularly referenced brand name for the veterinary injectable steroid boldenone undecylenate. Equipoise is a derivative of testosterone, which exhibits strong anabolic and moderately androgenic properties. The undecylenate ester greatly extends the activity of the drug (the undecylenate ester is only one carbon atom longer than decanoate), so that clinically injections would need to be repeated every three or four weeks.

In veterinary medicine Equipoise is most commonly used on horses, exhibiting a pronounced effect on lean bodyweight, appetite and general disposition of the animal. This compound is also said to shows a marked ability for increasing red blood cell production, although there should be no confusion that this is an effect characteristic of nearly all anabolic/androgenic steroids.

The favorable properties of this drug are greatly appreciated by athletes, Equipoise being a very popular injectable steroid in recent years. It is considered by many to be a stronger, slightly more androgenic Deca Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate).
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Boldenone Undecylenate Side Effects

The side effects associated with Equipoise are generally mild. The structure of boldenone does allow it to convert into estrogen, but it does not have an extremely high affinity to do so. While one does still have a chance of encountering an estrogen related side effect as such when using this substance, it is not a common problem when taken at a moderate Equipoise dosage level.

Gynecomastia might theoretically become a concern, but is usually only heared of with very sensitive individuals or those venturing high in dosage of Equipoise. Should estrogenic effects become troublesome, the addition of Nolvadex and/or Proviron should of course make the cycle more tolerable. An antiaromatase such as Arimidex would be stronger option, however probably not indicated with a mild drug as such.

Equipoise can also produce distinct androgenic side effects. Incidences of oily skin, acne, increased aggression and hair loss are likewise all possible with this compound, although will typically be related to the use of higher doses. Women in fact find Equipoise quite comfortable, virilization symptoms usually unseen when taken at low doses.

Boldenone does reduce to a more potent androgen (dihydroboldenone) via the 5alpha reductase enzyme (which produces DHT from testosterone), however its affinity for this interaction in the human body is low to nonexistent. We therefore cannot consider the reductase inhibitor Proscar to be of much use with Equipoise, as it would be blocking what is at best an insignificant path of metabolism for the steroid.

And although Equipoise is relatively mild, it may still have a depressive effect on endogenous testosterone levels. A combination of hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) and Clomid/ Nolvadex may likewise be needed at the conclusion of each cycle to avoid a “crash”, particularly when running long in duration.
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Boldenone Undecylenate Dosage

Although it stays active for a much longer time, Equipoise is injected at least once per week by athletes. It is most commonly used at a dosage for Equipoise is 200-400 mg (4-8 ml, 50 mg version) per week for men, 50-75 mg of Equipoise per week for women. Should a 25 mg version be the only product available, the injection volume can become quite uncomfortable.

The dosage schedule can be further divided, perhaps injections given every other day to reduce discomfort. One should also take caution to rotate injection sites regularly, so as to avoid irritation or infection. Should too large an oil volume be injected into one site, an abscess may form that requires surgical draining. To avoid such a problem, athletes will usually limit each injection to 3 ml and reuse each site no more than once per week, preferably every other week.

With Equipoise this may require using not only the gluteus, but also the outer thighs for an injection site. Of course all problems associated with 25 mg and 50 mg dosed products are eliminated with the newer 100 mg and 200 mg/ml versions of this steroid, which clearly give the user much more dosage freedom and injection comfort.

Not a rapid mass builder, instead Equipoise will be looked at to provide a slow but steady gain of strength and quality muscle mass. The most positive effects of this drug are seen when it is used for longer cycles, usually lasting more than 8-10 weeks in duration. The muscle gained should not be the smooth bulk seen with androgens, but very defined and solid.

Since water bloat is not contributing greatly to the diameter of the muscle, much of the size gained on a cycle of Equipoise can be retained after the drug has been discontinued. It is interesting to note that structurally Equipoise and the classic bulking drug Dianabol (Methandrostenolone) are almost identical. In the case of Equipoise the compound uses a 17beta ester (undecylenate), while Dianabol is 17 alpha alkylated.

Aside from this the molecules are the same. Of course they act quite differently in the body, which goes to show the 17-methylation effects more than just the oral efficacy of a steroid.

As mentioned earlier, Equipoise is a very versatile compound. We can create a number of drug combinations with it depending on the desired result. For mass, one may want to stack it with Anadrol 50 or an injectable testosterone such as Sustanon.

The result should be an incredible gain of muscle size and strength, without the same intensity of side effects if using the androgen (at a higher dose) alone. During a cutting phase, muscle hardness and density can be greatly improved when combining Equipoise with a non-aromatizable steroid such as Trenbolone Acetate, Proviron or Winstrol. For some however, even the low buildup of estrogen associated with this compound is enough to relegate its use to bulking cycles only.
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Boldenone Undecylenate Alternative Names

* Boldenone Undecylenate
* Boldabolic
* Boldabol
* Boldeject
* Deca 100
* Vebonol
* Boldebal-H
* Pace
* Ganabol
* Equipoise
* Equipoise
* Boldeno'n
* Sybolin 

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Boldenone Undecylenate Half-Life and Detection Time

Boldenone Undecylenate half-life is 14 days.

Boldenone Undecylenate detection time is around 4 to 5 months.

Boldenone Undeclyenate - Equipoise is not an ideal steroid for the drug tested athlete however. This drug has the tendency to produce detectable metabolites in the urine months after use, a worry most commonly associated with Deca Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate). This is of course due to the high oil solubility of long chain esterified injectable steroids, a property which enables the drug to remain deposited in fatty tissues for extended periods of time.

While this will reliably slow the release of steroid into the blood stream, it also allows small residual amounts to remain present in the body far after the initial injection. The release of stubborn stores of hormone would no doubt also be enhanced around contest time, a period when the athlete drastically attempts to mobilize unwanted body fat.

If enough were used in the off-season, the athlete may actually fail a drug screen for boldenone although many months may have past since the drug was last injected.

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Chlorodehydromethyltestosterone - Turanabol

Oral-Turinabol is an oral steroid which was developed during the early 1960’s, Oral Turanabol has a predominantly anabolic effect which is combined with a relatively low androgenic component. Oral-Turinabol thus has milligram for milligram a lower effect than Dianabol (Methandrostenolone). It is therefore not a steroid that causes a rapid gain in strength, weight, and muscle mass. Rather, the achievable results manifest themselves in a solid muscle gain and, if taken over several weeks, also in a good strength gain. The athlete will certainly not get a puffy look as is the case with Testosterone, Dianabol (Methandrostenolone), and Anadrol 50 (Oxymetholone).
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Chlorodehydromethyltestosterone Side Effects

The potential side effects of Oral Turanabol usually depend on the dosage level and are gender-specific. in women, depending on their predisposition, the usual virilization symptoms occur and increase when dosages of more than 20 mg per day are taken over a prolonged time. In men the already discussed reduced testosterone production can rarely be avoided. gynecomastia occurs rarely with Oral Turanabol Since the response of the water and electrolyte household is not overly dis-tinct athletes only rarely report water retention and high blood pressure. acne, gastrointestinal pain, and uncontrolled aggressive behavior are also the exception rather than the rule with Oral Turanabol An increased libido is reported in most cases by both sexes. Since the substance chlordehydromethyltestosterone is 17-alpha alkylated the manufacturer in its package insert recommends that the liver function be checked regularly since it can be negatively affected by high dosages and the risk of possible liver damage cannot be excluded. Thus Oral Turanabol is also a steroid that can be taken without interruption for long intervals. Studies of male athletes who over a period of six weeks were given 10 mg Oral Turanabol/day did not show any indications of health-threatening effects.
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Chlorodehydromethyltestosterone Dosage

Turanabol dosage is calculated through this formula: 0.4 x pound (body weight) x days = number of tablets to take overall during the interval of intake mg / tablet

The maximum blood concentration of Turanabol tablets when taking 10, 20 or 40 mg/day is 1.5 -3.5 or 4.5 times the endogenous testosterone concentration. This clearly shows that the effectiveness of this compound strongly depends on the dosage of Turanabol.

An athlete weighing 200 pounds would take only 4 tablets of 5 mg (20mg/day). Many users report good results with this dosage of Turanabol: one builds a solid muscle mass, the strength gain is worthwhile seeing, the water retention is very low, and the estrogen caused side effects are rare. Not without good reason Oral Turanabol is also popular among powerlifters and weightlifters who appreciate these characteristics.

Due to its characteristics Oral Turanabol is also a suitable steroid both for men and women in competitions. A usually very effective stack for male bodybuilders consists of 50 mg Oral Turanabol per day, 228 mg Parabolan (Trenbolone Cyclohexylmethylcarbonate) per week, and 150 mg Winstrol Depot (Stanozolol) per week. Those who have brought their body fat content to a low level by dieting and/or by using fatburning substances (e.g. Clenbuterol, Ephedrine, Salbutamol, Cytomel (Liothyronine Sodium), Triacana (Tiratricol Sodium)), will find that the above steroid combination will manifest itself in hard, sharply defined but still dense and full muscles. No enlarged breasts, no estrogen surplus, and no watery, puffy looking muscle system.

Oral Turanabol enjoys a great popularity since it is quickly broken down by the body and the metabolites are excreted relatively quickly through the urine. The often posed question regarding how many days before a test Oral Turanabol can be taken in order to be “clean” is difficult to answer specifically or in general. We know from a reli-able source that athletes who only take Oral Turanabol as a steroid and who, in part, take dosages of 10- 15 tablets/day, have discontinued the com-pound exactly five days before a doping test and tested negative. These indications are supported by the fact that even positive urine analyses have rarely mentioned the names Oral-Turinabol or chlordehydromethyl-testosterone.
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Chlorodehydromethyltestosterone Alternative Names

* Turanabolic
* Turanabol Tablets or Turanabol 

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Chlorodehydromethyltestosterone Half-Life and Detection Time

Chlorodehydromethyltestosterone half-life is 16 hours.

Chlorodehydromethyltestosterone detection time is around 6 weeks.

Clenbuterol

Clenbuterol is a widely used bronchodilator in many parts of the world. Clenbuterol is most often prepared in 20 mcg tablets, but it is also available in syrup and injectable form. Clenbuterol belongs to a broad group of drugs knows as sympathomimetics. These drugs affect that sympathetic nervous system in a wide number of ways, largely mediated by the distribution of adrenoceptors.

The drug Clenbuterol is specifically a selective beta-2 sympathomimetic, primarily affecting only one of the three subsets of beta-receptors. Of particular interest is the fact that this drug has little beta-1 stimulating activity. Since beta-1 receptors are closely tied to the cardiac effects of these agents, this allows Clenbuterol to reduce reversible airway obstruction (and effect of beta-2 stimulation) with much less cardiovascular side effects compared to nonselective beta agonists. Clinical studies with this drug show it is extremely effective as a bronchodilator, with a low level of user complaints and high patient compliance. Clenbuterol also exhibits an extremely long half-life in the body, which is measured to be approximately 34 hours long. This makes steady blood levels easy to achieve, requiring only a single or twice daily dosing schedule at most. This of course makes it much easier for the patient to use, and may tie in to its high compliance rate.

In animal studies Clenbuterol is shown to exhibit anabolic activity, obviously an attractive trait to the athlete This compound is additionally a known thermogenic, with beta-2 agonists like Clenbuterol shown to directly stimulate fat cells and accelerate the breakdown of triglycerides to form free fatty acids. Its efficacy in this area makes Clenbuterol a very attractive, and today almost mandatory, pre-contest drug. Those interested in this drug are most often hoping it will impart a little of both benefits, promoting the loss of body fat while imparting strength and muscle mass increases. But as was well pointed out by a review published in the August 1995 issue of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, the possible anabolic activities in humans are very questionable, and based only on animal data using much larger doses than would be required for bronchodilation . With such reports there has been a lot of debate lately as to whether or not Clenbuterol is really anabolic at all. Some seem to swear by the fact that it builds muscle regardless, firmly sticking by Clenbuterol as a great off-season or adjunct anabolic. To others such reports are confirmation that athletes have wasted valuable time and money on drugs that do not work as they are intended to by the user.

This debate continues today, with many still using Clenbuterol as a potential anabolic. With this in mind athletes will tailor their dosage and cycling of this product individually depending on which of the two “possible” results are more desired, and how much side effects are to be tolerated.
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Clenbuterol Side Effects

The possible side effects of Clenbuterol include those of other CNS stimulants, and include such occurrences as shaky hands, insomnia, sweating, increased blood pressure and nausea. These side effects will generally subside after a week or so of use however, once the user becomes accustomed to the drug. One would typically start a cycle by gradually increasing the dosage each day until a desired range is established. This process will minimize the unwanted side effects seen from the drug; which otherwise might be dramatic if a large dose is administered from the onset.
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Clenbuterol Dosage

Men generally end up in the range of 2-8 tablets per day, although some people do claim to tolerate even higher dosages. Women dosage is around 2-4 tablets of Clenbuterol daily. Very quickly, the drug will elevate the body temperature. The rise is not usually dramatic, perhaps a half of a degree or so, sometimes a little more. This elevation is due to your body burning excess energy (largely from fat) and is usually not uncomfortable.

Now that it is working, the number of consecutive days Clenbuterol can be used is believed to be dependent on the goal of the individual. To be clear, the athletic benefits of this drug will only last for a limited time and then diminish, largely due to beta-receptor down regulation. When using it for fat loss, the primary effect of the drug, it seems to work well for approximately 4-6 weeks. During this period, users will want to constantly monitor their body temperature. We are assured Clenbuterol is working by the temperature elevation. Once the temperature drops back to normal, Clenbuterol is no longer exhibiting a thermogenic effect. At this point increasing the dosage would not be very effective, and a break for at least a few weeks should be taken before it is used again effectively. If one is looking for strength gains, Clenbuterol appears to be effective for a much shorter period of time, around 3-4 weeks. This may be due to an absence of real anabolic effect, with the strength gain seen with Clenbuterol possibly due only to the stimulant properties of the drug (similar to the strength boost seen by ephedrine users).

Many competitors also find the fat burning effect of Clenbuterol can be further enhanced by additional substances. When combined with thyroid hormones, specifically the powerful Cytomel, the thermogenic effect can become extremely dramatic. This can be to a point that the athlete could shred exceptional amounts of extra fat during contest preparations, without a dramatic restriction in calories. Such a mix can be further used during a steroid cycle, eliciting a much harder look from the anabolics. These cutting agents can often greatly inhibit extra fat storage during the cycle, even when using strong aromatizing androgens. A Clenbuterol/ thyroid mix is also common when using growth hormone, further enhancing the thermogenic and anabolic effect of this therapy.
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Clenbuterol Alternative Names

* Clenbuterol
* Clenbuterol
* Contraspasmin
* Clenasma
* Novegam
* Contrasmina
* Cesbron
* Ventolase
* Broncoterol
* Ventipulmin
* Prontovent
* Spiropent
* Monores
* Broncodil
* Oxyflux
* Oxyflux 

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Clenbuterol Half Life and Detection Time

Clenbuterol half live is 1.5 days.

Clenbuterol detection time is around 4 to 5 days.

Clomiphene Citrate - Clomid

Clomid is the commonly referenced brand name for the drug clomiphene citrate. Clomid is not an anabolic steroid, but a prescription drug generally prescribed to women as a fertility aid. This is due to the fact that clomiphene citrate shows a pronounced ability to stimulate ovulation. This is accomplished by blocking/minimizing the effects of estrogen in the body. To be more specific Clomid is chemically a synthetic estrogen with both agonist/antagonist properties, and is very similar in structure and action to Nolvadex. In certain target tissues it can block the ability of estrogen to bind with its corresponding receptor. Its clinical use is therefore to oppose the negative feedback of estrogens on the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which enhances the release of LH and FSH. This of course can help to induce ovulation.

For athletic purposes, Clomid does not offer a tremendous benefit to women. In men however, the elevation in both follicle stimulating hormone and (primarily) luteinizing hormone will cause natural testosterone production to increase. This effect is especially beneficial to the athlete at the conclusion of a steroid cycle when endogenous testosterone levels are depressed. If endogenous testosterone levels are not brought back to normal, a dramatic loss in size and strength is likely to occur once the anabolics have been removed. This is due to the fact that without testosterone (or other androgens), the catabolic hormone cortisol becomes the dominant force affecting muscle protein synthesis (quickly bringing about a catabolic metabolism). Often referred to as the post-steroid crash, it can quickly eat up much of your newly acquired muscle. Clomid can play a crucial role in preventing this crash in athletic performance. As for women, the only real use for Clomid is the possible management of endogenous estrogen levels near contest time. This can increase fat loss and muscularity, particularly in female trouble areas such as this hips and thighs. Clomid however often produces troubling side effects in women (discussed below), and is likewise not in very high demand among this group of athletes.

Clomid and hCG are also occasionally used periodically during a steroid cycle, in an effort to prevent natural testosterone levels from diminishing. In many instances this practice can prove difficult however, especially when using strong androgens for longer periods of time. There is also no exact method for using the two drugs in this manner. Some have experimented by periodically administering small doses of hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) along with one or two tablets of Clomid, perhaps for a few days at a stretch followed by a longer break. An on/off schedule would be implemented; for fear that this combination may lose some effectiveness if used continuously for this purpose. This method of intake may prove to be effective, although it is really much more feasible to stimulate testosterone production after the cycle than to try and maintain it for the long duration during.

In addition to helping with the post-cycle testosterone crash, this drug can also help with elevated estrogen levels during a steroid cycle. A high estrogen level puts an athlete in serious risk of developing gynecomastia, which is an obvious unwanted side effect. With the intake of Clomid, the athlete can hopefully reduce his risk for developing gynecomastia. The estrogen “blocking” properties of Clomid appear to be slightly weaker than Nolvadex in comparison however, which is why it is not usually thought of as an equal substitute for estrogen maintenance. Of course both drugs have similar actions in the body, and are relatively interchangeable for this purpose. Clomid can likewise also be used as a maintenance anti-estrogen throughout the duration of steroid intake with good confidence, just as is done with Nolvadex. In most instances this will prove equally sufficient the drug effectively minimizing the activity of estrogen in the body and warding off gyno and excess water/fat retention. Unfortunately just as with Nolvadex this is not always the case however, and many find it necessary to addition another antiestrogenic drug. The most common adjunct is Proviron, an oral DHT used to competitively lower aromatase activity and raise the androgen to estrogen ratio. The Clomid/ Nolvadex and Proviron combination is extremely effective, although we could alternately replace them both with a more specific aromatase inhibitor such as Arimidex. While stronger at combating estrogen in most cases, these drugs are also typically much more costly.
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Clomiphene Citrate Side Effects

As for toxicity and side effects, Clomid is considered a very safe drug. Bodybuilders seldom report any problems, but listed possible side effects do include hot flashes, nausea, dizziness, headaches and temporarily blurred vision. Such side effects usually only appear in females however, as they feel the effects of estrogen manipulation much more readily than men. While female athletes can clearly gain some benefit from this substance, estrogen manipulation is probably not the most comfortable way to go about cutting up. Should Clomid still be used for such purposed and side effects do become pronounced, the drug of course is to be discontinued and (at least) a break taken from it.
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Clomiphene Citrate Dosage

Male users generally find that a daily intake of Clomid is 50-100 mg (1-2 tablets) over a four to six week period will bring testosterone production back to an acceptable level. This raise in testosterone should occur slowly but evenly throughout the period of intake. Since an immediate boost in testosterone is often desirable, many prefer to combine Clomid with hCG for the first week or two after the steroids have been removed. The kick-start from hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) also helps to restore the normal ability for the testes to respond to endogenous LH, which may be hindered for some time after the cycle is ended due to a prolonged state of inactivity. Once the hCG is stopped, the user continues treatment with Clomid alone. hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) should not be used for longer than two or three weeks though, as the resulting increased testosterone and estrogen levels may again initiate negative feedback inhibition at the hypothalamus. When planning your ancillary drug program, it is also important to remember that injectable steroids can stay active for a long duration. Using ancillary drugs the first week after a long acting injectable like Sustanon has been stopped may prove to be wholly ineffective. Instead, the athlete should wait for two to three weeks, to a point where androgen levels will be diminishing. Here the body will be primed and ready to restore testosterone production.
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Clomiphene Citrate Alternative Names

* Clomid
* Milophene
* Serophene 

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Clomiphene Citrate Half-Life and Detection Time

Clomiphene Citrate half-life is 5 days.

Clomiphene Citrate is curently not a controlled substance.

Drostanolone Propionate

Masteron is a European injectable preparation containing the steroid drostanolone propionate. Drostanolone is a derivative of dihydrotestosterone, most specifically 2alpha-methyldihydrotestosterone. As a result, the structure of this steroid is that of a moderate anabolic/potent androgen which does not aromatize to estrogen. Water Retention and gynecomastia are therefore not a concern with this compound. Masteron may in fact exhibit antiestrogenic activity in the body, competing with other substrates for binding to aromatase. This would reduce the conversion rate of other steroids, Masteron acting is in the same manner as the oral steroid Proviron.

Bodybuilders have a strong appreciation for non-aromatizing androgens, and find Masteron very useful as a cutting agent. Masteron is likewise generally used a number of weeks prior to a competition, in an effort to bring out an improved look of density and hardness to the muscles. For this purpose Masteron should work exceptionally well so long as the body fat percentage is low enough. Provided everything fits as if should, the user can achieve that “ripped” look so popular to professional bodybuilding. The androgenic effect can also be crucial during this period, a time when caloric intake is drastically lowered. The user is provided added “kick” or “drive” to push through the grueling training sessions leading up to the show.

Recreational users might also be interested in Masteron. Although dihydrotestosterone is not highly active in muscle tissue, the 2 alkylation present on drostanolone considerably intensifies its anabolic effect. It can therefore be used somewhat effectively as bulking agent, providing a consistent gain of high quality muscle mass. It can also be successfully combined with other steroids for an enhanced effect. Mixing drostanolone with an injectable anabolic such as Deca Durabolin or Equipoise can prove quite useful for example, the two providing notably enhanced muscle gain without excessive Water Retention. For greater mass gains, one can alternately addition a stronger androgen such as Dianabol or an injectable testosterone. The result here can be an extreme muscle gain, with a lower level of Water Retention & other estrogenic side effects than if these steroids were used alone (usually in higher doses). Masteron could of course be used during cutting phases of training as well. A cycle of this drug combined with Winstrol, Primobolan Depot or Anavar should provide great muscle retention and fat loss, during a period which can be very catabolic without steroids. It is an added benefit that none of these steroids aromatize, and therefore there is no additional worry of unwanted water/fat Retention.
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Drostanolone Propionate Side Effects

Since estrogen offers us no trouble, side effects are generally mild with this steroid. As discussed earlier, gynecomastia and water retention go unseen. So are problems controlling blood pressure, again usually associated with estrogen. Masteron is also not liver toxic, so there is little concern stress will be placed on this organ, even during longer cycles. The only prominent side effects stem from the basic androgenic properties of dihydrotestosterone. This includes oily skin, acne, body/facial hair growth, aggression and accelerated hair loss. Since this compound is already a synthetic DHT, Proscar would have no impact on the level of androgenic effects. Men with a receding hairline (or those with a known familial predisposition for baldness) may therefore wish to stay away from Masteron completely, as the potent androgenic effect of this steroid can easily exacerbate such a condition.
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Drostanolone Propionate Dosage

Together with a very short life of Drostanolone Propioante and with its low strength (50 mg/ml), men will generally inject a full 2 ml ampule of Masteron (100 mg) every two or three days. The weekly dosage of Masteron therefore lands in the range of 200-350 mg, a level more than sufficient to receive good results. We also should mention that while some women do profess to using this item before a show, it is much too androgenic in nature to recommend. Virilization symptoms can result quickly with its use, making Masteron a very risky item to experiment with. If attempted, the dosage of Masteron should be limited to no more than 25 to 50 mg each week. The female athlete would be further served by increasing the number of days between injections to prevent buildup of steroid in the body. In this case, Masteron can perhaps be administered once every 7 days.
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Drostanolone Propionate Alternative Names

* Drostanolone Propionate 100
* Mastabolic
* Mastabol
* Drostanolone Propionate
* MasterJect
* Masteril or Metormon
* Masteroid
* Mastisol
* Permastril
* Drolban 

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Drostanolone Propionate Half-Life and Detection Time

Drostanolone Propionate half-life is 1 to 2 days.

Drostanolone Enanthate half-life is 5 to 6 days.

Drostanolone Propionate detection time is around 2 months.

Drostanolone was once also popular with athletes subject to drug testing, as for a period of time this compound was not screened for during competition. The urinary metabolites of drostanolone were recognized by the early 90’s however, and this drug now adjoins a long list of anabolic/androgenic steroids identifiable during urinalysis testing. Although some bodybuilders claim they can safely use Masteron if discontinued three to four weeks before a test, there are always uncertainties with the use of esterified injectable steroids.

Finasteride - Proscar/Prospecia

Finasteride is a specific inhibitor of 5a-reductase, which is the enzyme responsible for converting testosterone into DHT (dihydrotestosterone). This drug can efficiently reduce the serum concentration of DHT, therefore minimizing the unwanted androgenic effects that result from its presence. The effect of Proscar is quite rapid, suppressing serum DHT concentrations as much as 65% within 24 hours after taking a single 1 mg tablet. Medically, this drug has been marketed to treat two specific conditions. The first release of finasteride in the U.S. was under the brand name of Proscar, made for use by patients with benign prostate hyperplasia (prostate enlargement). More recently (December 1997), finasteride was approved for use as an anti-balding medication. We now have the additional brand name Propecia, which is the same drug but the tablet contains only 1/5th of the Proscar dosage. Scientists have long believed that DHT was the main culprit in many cases of male hair loss (along with genetic factors), so there was little doubt after the release of Proscar that finesteride would eventually be used for this purpose. It has provided what many feel is a breakthrough for men with hair loss problems.

Due to the very specific nature of finasteride, it has little effect on the other hormones in the body. It has no affinity for the androgen receptor, and does not exhibit any androgenic, antiandrogenic, estrogenic or antiestrogenic properties. It should have no impact on circulating levels of cortisol, thyroid-stimulating hormone, or thyroxine, nor should it alter HDL/LDL cholesterol levels. Changes in luteinizing hormone (LH) or follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) are also not notable, and it is not shown to have an effect on the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis. In a small percentage of cases the decreased DHT level did produce symptoms of sexual disinterest/dysfunction. Although this is not a common complaint, this problem can usually be resolved quickly by discontinuing the drug. It is also interesting that finesteride has been shown to increase the circulating levels of testosterone by roughly 15%, since a greater amount of the androgen is being left unaltered by the reductase enzyme.

Proscar/Propecia (Finasteride) shows great potential for the steroid using athlete. And as you know, the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) metabolite is responsible for many of the unwanted androgenic side effects associated with testosterone use. The high levels of DHT that form in certain tissues produce oily skin, acne, facial/body hair growth and accelerated male pattern baldness. By minimizing the production of DHT, we should greatly reduce many of these harsh side effects and make our testosterone cycles more comfortable. In many instances, Proscar/Propecia can allow the athlete the use of steroid compounds ( testosterone esters such as cypiponate, enanthate, Sustanon etc.), Halotestin and Methyltestosterone with much less androgenic side activity. Of course we must not forget that all steroids activate the androgen receptor, so while this item offers help by means of reduced androgenic activity, not drug exists that can completely block androgenic side effects from appearing with steroid use.

One other thing to note is that finasteride specifically blocks the type II 5a reductase enzyme. There are actually two “isozymes” in the human body, labeled as type I and type II. Type I 5a-reductase is predominant in the sebaceous glands of most regions of skin. The Type II 5a-reductase isozyme is primarily found in prostate and hair follicles (among others). So although the type II enzyme is responsible for about two-thirds of the circulating DHT, a small amount of DHT may still be produced in the body by the type I enzyme. Finasteride may therefore have a more pronounced effect when preventing hair loss, and be somewhat of a lesser benefit when dealing with acne and body/facial hair growth (tissues where the type I enzyme is still active). Of course the drop in serum DHT will still have some beneficial effect on all related side effects. This is not a major concern in any event, as hair loss is really the primary worry amongst most male steroid users who would use this drug. A little oily skin or new hair growth on the back/shoulders can be dealt with by other means or simply endured. The user knows these problems will only be temporary. But the advancement of a balding condition can be very difficult, if not impossible to reverse. We must also remember that testosterone, Halotestin and Methyltestosterone are really the only hormones that converts to stronger steroids via 5-alpha reductase. Equipoise and Dianabol do also I guess, but to such a low degree that one would think Proscar would be of little significance. Perhaps we will come to find that some other steroids are broken down into stronger metabolites via 5a-reductase, but needless to say for now the uses of this drug are not great in number.
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Finasteride Side Effects

Women who are, or might become pregnant, should never take or even handle a finasteride tablet. The DHT blocking action can cause severe developmental problems to an unborn fetus, even in very small amounts. Since Proscar can be absorbed through the skin, handling a broken tablet may be all that is needed for such an occurrence. Since women generally stay away from testosterone, and the design of Proscar/Propecia has been strictly for men, as of yet there is little to report on the effectiveness of this compound for combating virilization symptoms.
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Finasteride Dosage

There is no research to site on exactly what dosage would be the most appropriate for a steroid user. Logic would dictate that the typically prescribed amount of Propecia, a single 1 mg tablet per day, would most likely be sufficient. In clinical trials the effect of just a single tablet is clearly dramatic. But if after a while the androgenic content of the cycle is still perceived as too high, increasing the number of tablets per day or perhaps switching to the stronger Proscar (5 mg tablet) may be necessary. Proscar/Propecia is also a relatively expensive compound, so it can become quite costly as the dosage increases. It is probably best to keep the dosage at the lowest effective amount. Cost may not be the only basis for such a decision, as DHT is believed to affect the nervous & reproductive system in many beneficial ways. By minimizing this conversion we not only face the possibility of interference with sexual functioning, but might also be inadvertently lessening the level of strength gained during testosterone therapy (this being tied to the actions of DHT on the neuromuscular system). A “use only when necessary” position should likewise be taken in regard to this drug.

It is also important to note that while women may receive some small benefit from Proscar (although testosterone is really not a steroid for females), they must be very careful with it.
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Finasteride Alternative Names

* Proscar or Prospecia
* Fincar or Finpecia
* Finax or Finast
* Finara
* Finasteride 

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Finasteride Half Life

Finasteride half live is around 6 hours.

Fluoxymesterone - Halotestin

Halotestin is the Pharmacia & Upjohn brand name for the steroid fluoxymesterone. Structurally fluoxymesterone is a derivative of testosterone, differing from our base androgen by three structural alterations (specifically 17alpha-methyl, 11 beta-hydroxy and 9-fluoro group additions). The result is a potent oral steroid that exhibits extremely strong androgenic properties. This has a lot to due with the fact that it is derived from testosterone, and as such shares important similarities to this hormone. Most importantly, like testosterone Halotestin appears to be a good substrate for the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. This is evidenced by the fact that a large number of its metabolites are found to be 5-alpha reduced androgens, which coupled with its outward androgenic nature, suggests it is converting to a much more active steroid in androgen responsive target tissues such as the skin, scalp and prostate.

Although Halotestin appears to be more androgenic than testosterone, the anabolic effect of it is not very strong. This makes it a great strength drug, but not the best for gaining serious muscle mass. The predominant effect seen when taking Halotestin is a harder, more dense look to the muscles without a notable size increase. It is therefore very useful for athletes in eight-restricted sports like wrestling, power lifting and boxing. The strength gained from each cycle will not be accompanied by a great weight increase, allowing most competitors to stay within a specified weight range. Halotestin also makes an excellent drug for bodybuilding contest preparation. When the competitor has an acceptably low body fat percentage, the strong androgen level (in absence of excess estrogen) can elicit an extremely hard and defined (“ripped”) look to the muscles. The shift in androgen/estrogen ratio additionally seems to bring about a state in which the body may be more inclined to burn off excess fat and prevent new fat storage. The “hardening” effect of Halotestin would therefore be somewhat similar to that seen with Trenbolone, although it will be without the same level of mass gain. Clearly non-aromatizing androgens such as Halotestin and Trenbolone can play an important role during contest preparations.

In cutting phases a mild anabolic such as Deca Durabolin or Equipoise might be a good addition, as both provide good anabolic effect without excessive estrogen buildup. Here Halotestin will provide a well needed androgenic component, helping to promote a more solid and defined gain in muscle mass than obtained with an anabolic alone. Perhaps Primobolan Depot would even be a better choice, as with such a combination there is no buildup of estrogen (and likewise even less worry of water and fat retention). For mass we could alternately use an injectable testosterone. A mix of 400-800 mg Testosterone Enanthate and 20-30 mg Halotestin for example, should prove to be an exceptional stack for strength and muscle gain. This however would be accompanied by a more significant level of side effects, both compounds exhibiting strong androgenic activity in the body.

Fluoxymesterone also seem to depress endogenous testosterone levels rather quickly with use, despite its complete lack of estrogen conversion. One therefore should consider ancillary drug use at the conclusion of each cycle in order to help restore the normal release of androgens in the body. Using a combination of hCG and Nolvadex / Clomid is of course the best option, the two drugs working well together to restore normal hormonal functioning. Although estrogen is not a problem with Halotestin, the use of an antiestrogen such as Nolvadex or Clomid is still indicated when discontinuing a hCG. Since hCG stimulates aromatase activity in the Leydig’s cells, here Nolvadex / Clomid help by blocking the activity of any excess estrogen that may be produced. Afterward they will also block the inhibitory effect of endogenous estrogens on the hypothalamus, stimulating the enhanced release of gonadotropins and supporting the normal biosynthesis of testosterone.
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Fluoxymesterone Side Effects

The 11beta-hydroxyl group also inhibits aromatization, making estrogen production impossible with this steroid. Estrogenic side effects such as water retention, fat gain and gynecomastia are similarly not a concern when taking this substance. Strong androgenic side effects are to be expected though, and in many cases are unavoidable. Oily skin and acne a very common for instance, at times requiring sensitive individuals to seek some form of topical or even prescription drug treatment to keep it under control. Hair loss is an additional worry, making Halotestin a poor choice for those with an existing condition. Aggressionmay also become very pronounced with this drug. This effect is often desired by users looking to “harness” this in order to increase the intensity of workouts or a competition. Clearly Halotestin is a strong androgen, and definitely one female athletes should stay away from. Masculinizing side effects can be intense, and may occur very rapidly with this substance. Even women daring enough to take Dianabol should think twice about this compound, as virilization symptoms are most often permanent.

The main concern with this steroid is that it can be a very toxic drug. This is due to the fact that fluoxymesterone is a 17 alpha alkylated compound, its structure altered to survive oral administration. As we discuss throughout this page, alpha alkylation can be very harsh to the liver. The possibility of liver damage is therefore a legitimate concern with Halotestin, especially when used at higher doses or for prolonged periods of time.
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Fluoxymesterone Dosage

The total daily dosage of Fluoxymesterone is likewise se best kept in the range of 20-40 mg, used for no longer than 8 weeks. After which an equally long break (at a minimum) should be taken from all c17-AA orals. One should also resist the temptation to stack this drug with other alkylated orals if possible, and instead opt for orals without this alteration or esterified injectable compounds (which will not add to the strain on the liver).
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Fluoxymesterone Alternative Names

* Halotestex
* Halotestin
* Halotestin
* Android-F
* Ultandren
* Hysterone Tabs
* Ora-Testryl
* Stenox 

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Fluoxymesterone Half-Life and Detection Time

Fluoxymesterone half-life is around 9 hours.

Fluoxymesterone detection time is around 2 months.

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin - hCG

Chronionic gonadotropin is a hormone found in the female body during the early months of pregnancy (it is produced in the placenta). It is in fact the pregnancy indicator looked at by the over the counter pregnancy test kits, as due to its origin it is not found in the body at any other time. Blood levels of this hormone will become noticeable as early as seven days after ovulation. The level will rise evenly, reaching a peak at approximately two to three months into gestation. After this point, the hormone level will drop gradually until the point of birth. As a prescription drug, hCG offers us some interesting benefits. In the United States, we have the two popular brands, Pregnyl, made by Organon, and Profasi, made by Serono. These are FDA approved for the treatment of undescended testicles in young boys, hypogonadism (underproduction of testosterone) and as a fertility drug used to aid in inducing ovulation in women. When prepared as a medical item, this hormone comes from a human origin Although there is often a fear of biological origin products, there is little research to be found regarding pathogen or sterility problems with hCG. The problems seen with human origin growth hormone are certainly not to be repeated with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, as this compound is obtained in a much different way.

While hCG offers the female no performance enhancing ability, it does prove very useful to the male steroid user. The obvious use of course being to stimulate the production of endogenous testosterone. The activity of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin in the male body is due to its ability to mimic LH (luteinizing hormone), a pituitary hormone that stimulates the Leydig’s cells in the testes to manufacture testosterone. Restoring endogenous testosterone production is a special concern at the end of each steroid cycle, a time when a subnormal androgen level (due to steroid induced suppression) could be very costly. The main concern is the action of cortisol, which in many ways is balanced out by the effect of androgens. Cortisol sends the opposite message to the muscles than testosterone, or to breakdown protein in the cell. Left unchecked (by an extremely low testosterone level) in the body, cortisol can quickly strip much of your new muscles mass away.

The main focus with hCG is to restore the normal ability of the testes to respond to endogenous luteinizing hormone. After a long period of inactivity, this ability may have been seriously reduced. In such a state testosterone levels may not reach a normal point, even though the release of endogenous LH has been resumed. Many who have suffered severe testicular shrinkage may be able to relate, as it is often some time before normal testicle size and feelings of virility are restored if ancillary drugs had not been used. The excessive stimulation brought forth by administration of hCG can likewise cause the testicles to rapidly return to their normal size and level of activity. We are not simply looking for it to fix the problem however, as the resulting high testosterone level can itself trigger negative feedback inhibition at the hypothalamus. Estrogen production is also heightened with the use of hCG, due to its ability to increase aromatase activity in the Leydig’s cells. This is due to the main action of hCG, namely the increase of cyclicAMP (a secondary messenger that regulates cellular activity). When stimulated by Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, the ability of the testes to aromatize androgens could potentially be heightened several times greater than normal. This also may inhibit testosterone production, so we therefore use hCG only as a quick shock to the testes.

As mentioned above, hCG acts only to mimic the action of LH. It is likewise not the perfect hormone to combat testosterone suppression, and for this reason it is used most often in conjunction with estrogen antagonists such as Clomid or Nolvadex. These drugs have a different effect on the regulating system, namely inhibiting estrogen-induced suppression at the hypothalamus. This of course also helps to restore the release of testosterone, although through a much different mechanism than Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. A combination of both drugs appears to be very synergistic, hCG providing an immediate effect on the testes (shocking them out of inactivity) while the antiestrogen helps later to block inhibition on the hypothalamus and resume the normal release of gonadotropins from the pituitary. The typical procedure involves giving the Clomid / Nolvadex dose from the start with hCG, but continuing it alone for a few weeks once Human Chorionic Gonadotropin has been discontinued. This practice should effectively raise testosterone levels, which will hopefully remain stable once Clomid / Nolvadex have been discontinued. While unfortunately there is no way to retain all of the muscles gains produced by anabolic steroids, using ancillaries to restore a balanced hormonal state is the best way to minimize the loss felt with ending a cycle.
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Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Side Effects

hCG Side Effects are some times Acne, growth of public hair and rapid increase in height.
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Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Dosage

The usual protocol for hCG is to inject 1500-3000 I.U. every 4th or 5th day, for a duration usually no longer than 2 or 3 weeks. If used for too long or at too high a dose, the drug may actually function to desensitize the Leydig’s cells to luteinizing hormone, further hindering a return to homeostasis. Timing the initial dose is also very crucial. If your were coming off a cycle of Sustanon for example, testosterone levels in your blood will likely stay elevated for at least 3 to 4 weeks after your last injection. Taking Human Chorionic Gonadotropin on the day of your last shot would therefore be useless. Instead one would want to calculate the last week in which androgen levels are likely to be above normal, and begin ancillary drug therapy at this point. In this case hCG would be started around the third or fourth week. Likewise, after ending a cycle of Dianabol (an oral) your blood levels will be sub normal after the third day. Here you may want to begin hCG therapy a few days before your last intake of tablets, giving it a few days to take effect. One would also want to give some thought to the level of suppression that the cycle might have brought about. After an 8 week cycle of Equipoise for example, 1500-2500 I.U. of hCG would likely be a sufficient initial dosage. The lower amount of hormonal suppression one associates with this drug would probably not require much more. On the other hand, 750-1000 mg of Sustanon per week might incline the user to inject a much larger hCG dose, perhaps as much as 5000 I.U. for the opening application. It may thereafter also be a good idea to reduce the dosage on subsequent shots, so as to step down the intake of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin during the two or three weeks of intake.
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Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Alternative Names

* Organon - Pregnyl
* Schering - Primogonyl
* Wyeth-Ayerst - APL
* Biomed - Biogonadyl
* Ferring - Choragon
* Forest - Choron 10
* Hyrex - Chorex
* Amsa - Gonadotraphon
* Paines & Byrne - Gonadatrophon
* Roussel - Gonadotropyl-C
* Sanfer - Gonakor
* Roberts - Gonic
* Steris - HCG
* Pharmed - HCG
* Lapori - HCG Lapori
* Leciva - Praedyn
* Leo - Physex or Physex Leo
* Serono - Prefosi or Pregnesin 

Human Growth Hormone - HGH

HGH is synthetically manufactured. The recombinant DNA process is very intricate; using transformed e-coli bacterial or mouse cell lines to genetically produce the hormone structure. The use of growth hormone has been increasing in popularity among athletes, due of course to the numerous benefits associated with use. To begin with, GH stimulates growth in most body tissues, primarily due to increases in cell number rather than size. This includes skeletal muscle tissue, and with the exception of eyes and brain all other body organs. The transport of amino acids is also increased, as is the rate of protein synthesis. All of these effect are actually mediated by IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor), a highly anabolic hormone produced in the liver and other tissues in response to growth hormone (peak levels of IGF-1 are noted approximately 20 hours after HGH administration). Growth hormone itself also stimulated triglyceride hydrolysis in adipose tissue, usually producing notable fat loss during treatment. GH also increases glucose output in the liver, and induces insulin resistance by blocking the activity of this hormone in target cells. A shift is seen where fats become a more primary source of fuel, further enhancing body fat loss.

Its growth promoting effect also seems to strengthen connective tissues, cartilage and tendons. This effect should reduce the susceptibility to injury (due to heavy weight training), and increase lifting ability (strength). Human Growth Hormone is also a safe drug for the “piss-test”. Although its use is banned by athletic committees, there is no reliable detection method. This makes clear its attraction to (among others) professional bodybuilders, strength athletes and Olympic competitors, who are able to use this drug straight through a competition. There is talk however that a reliable test for the exogenous administration of growth hormone has been developed, and is close to being implemented. Until this happens, growth hormone will remain a highly sought after drug for the tested athlete.

But the degree in which HGH actually works for an athlete has been the topic of a long running debate. Some claim it to be the holy grail of anabolic steroids, capable of amazing things. Able to provide incredible muscle growth and unbelievable fat loss in a very short period of time. Since it is used primarily by serious competitors who can afford such an expensive drug, a great body of myth further surrounds Human Growth Hormone discussion (among those personally unfamiliar). Many will state with the utmost confidence that the incredible mass of the Olympian competitors each year is 100% due to the use of HGH.

Other drugs also need to be used in conjunction with Human Growth Hormone in order to elicit the best results. Your body seems to require an increased amount of thyroid hormones, insulin and androgens while HGH levels are elevated (HGH therapy in fact is shown to lower Thyroid and Insulin levels). To begin with, the addition of Thyroid hormones will greatly increase the thermogenic effectiveness of a cycle. Taking either Cytomel or Synthroid T4 (prescription versions of Cytomel T3 and Synthroid T4 ) would seem to make the most sense (the more powerful Cytomel is usually preferred). Insulin as well is very welcome during a cycle, used most commonly in an anabolic routine as described in this book under the insulin heading. Aside from replacing lowered insulin levels, use of this hormone is important as it can increase receptor sensitivity to IGF-1, and reduce levels of IGF binding protein-1 allowing for more free circulating IGF-1 (growth hormone itself also lowers IGF binding protein levels). Steroids as well prove very necessary for the full anabolic effect of GH to become evident. Particularly something with a notable androgenic component such as testosterone or Trenbolone (if worried about estrogen) should be used. The added androgen is quite useful, as it promotes anabolism by enhancing muscle cell size (remember GH primarily effects cell number). Steroid use may also increase free IGF-1 via a lowering of IGF binding proteins. The combination of all of these (HGH, anabolics, insulin and T-3) proves to be the most synergistic combination, providing clearly amplified results. It is of course important to note that Thyroid and Insulin are particularly powerful drugs that involve a number of additional risks.
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Human Growth Hormone Side Effects

HGH itself does carry with it some of its own risks. The most predominantly discussed side effect would be acromegaly, or a noticeable thickening of the bones (notably the feet, forehead, hands, jaw and elbows). The drug can so enlarge vital organs such as the heart and kidney, and has been linked to hypoglycemia and diabetes (presumably due to its ability to induce insulin resistance). Theoretically, overuse of this hormone can bring about a number of conditions, some life threatening. Such problems however are extremely rare. Among the many athletes using growth hormone, we have very few documented cases of a serious problem developing. When used periodically at a moderate dosage, the athlete should have little cause for worry. Of course if there are any noticeable changes in bone structure, skin texture or normal health and well being during use, Human Growth Hormone therapy should be completely halted.
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Human Growth Hormone Dosage

The average male athlete will usually need a dosage of HGH in the range of 4 to 6 I. U. per day to elicit the best results. On the low end perhaps 1 to 2 I. U. of HGH can be used daily. Daily dosing is important, as Human Growth Hormone has a very short life span in the body. Peak blood concentrations are noted quickly (2 to 6 hours) after injection, and the hormone is cleared from the body with a half-life of only 20-30 minutes. Clearly it does not stick around very long, making stable blood levels difficult to maintain. The effects of this drug are also most pronounced when it is used for longer periods of time, often many months long. Some do use it for shorter periods, but generally only when looking for fat loss. For this purpose a cycle of at least four weeks would be used. This compound can be administered in both an intramuscular and subcutaneous injection. “Sub-Q” injections are particularly noted for producing a localized loss of fat, requiring the user to change injection points regularly to even out the effect. A general loss of fat seems to be the one characteristic most people agree on. It appears that the fat burning properties of this drug are more quickly apparent, and less dependent on high doses.
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Human Growth Hormone Alternative Names

* Somatropin
* Jintropin
* Somatohorm
* Zomacton
* Genotr or Genetonorm or Genotropin or Geno Kabi Quick or Somatohorm
* Nutropin or Nutropin Aqua or Protropin
* Humatrope
* Norditropin
* Genotropin
* Saizen or Serostim
* Somatropin
* Somatotropin
* Somatotrophin 

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Human Growth Hormone Half Life and Detection Time

Human Growth Hormone half live is less than 1 hour.

Currently there is no conclusive test to confirm HGH in athletes body.

Isotretinoin (Accutane)

Accutane is a powerful drug used in the treatment of acne. Accutane is used to treat the most severe form of acne (nodular acne) that cannot be cleared up by any other acne treatments, including antibiotics. In severe nodular acne, many red, swollen, tender lumps form in the skin. These can be the size of pencil erasers or larger. If untreated, nodular acne can lead to permanent scars.
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Isotretinoin Side Effects

Isotretinoin has significant side effects: (percentages are the ratio of people who received the side-effect) Chapped lips 90% , dry skin and itching 80% - the use of daily alpha hydroxacids will help prevent this side effect. Dryness of nose, mild nosebleed 80%, Irritation of the eyelids and eyes 40% - Vitamin E 400 IU each day may lessen this side effect. Joint and muscle pains 15%, Temporary hair thinning 10%, Rash 7%, Intestinal symptoms 5%, Urinary symptoms 5%, Headache 5%, Increased sensitivity to sunburn 5%, Decreased night vision <1%, Depression, thoughts of suicide <1% Isotretinoin may increase the level of blood fats, sometimes to risky levels. Occasionally it may affect the liver. That s why regular blood tests are necessary when you are taking Isotretinoin; these tests must be done when you have fasted for 12 hours (no breakfast), so that the blood fat determinations are reliable. A baseline blood chemistry test is established before patients start Isotretinoin.
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Isotretinoin Usage

The usual dose for Isotretinoin is 0.5 to 1 milligram (mg) per kilogram (kg) (0.23 to 0.45 mg per pound) of body weight a day. Active ingredient in Accutane is Isotretinoin. Four to five months of Isotretinoin treatment usually leads to clearing of acne for one year or more after the medicine is stopped. Most other acne-controlling medicines are antibacterial agents, which are effective only if the medicine is used daily.
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Isotretinoin Alternative Names

* Roche - Accutane, Roaccutane or Roaccutan
* Mylan - Amnesteem
* Barr - Caravis
* Ranbaxy - Sotret
* Stiefel - Isotrex or Isotrexin 

Levothyroxine Sodium - Synthroid T4

Synthroid is popular brand of Levothyroxine Sodium. Synthorid is not a anabolic steroid but a thyroid hormone. Levothyroxine Sodium, also known as L-thyroxine, synthetic T4 or 3,5,3’,5’-tetraiodo-L-thyronine, is a synthetic form of Thyroid hormone. The natural hormone is chemically in the L-form, as is the pharmaceutical agent.

Levothyroxine Sodium is a naturally occurring hormone produced by your Thyroid. It is important for normal energy and metabolism. Synthroid is medically used to treat your hypothyroidism �?? a condition where your body�??s Thyroid gland does not produce enough Thyroid hormone.

If a shortage of either TSH or T4 is noted, usually doctors may opt for a replacement therapy. These days the most common prescription is synthetic T4 (Synthroid), but in more severe cases of permanent Thyroid dysfunction, the choice is given to Cytomel. Simply because T4 is mostly active through its conversion to T3 and T3 is 4-5 times stronger than T4 on a µg for µg basis.
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Levothyroxine Sodium Side Effects

Synthetic levothyroxine may have adverse side effects like: palpitations, nervousness, headache, difficulty sleeping, insomnia, swelling of the legs and ankles, weight loss and/or increased appetite. Some may be allergic to the medicine. If the patient develops a severe reaction to this drug like difficulty breathing, shortness of breath or swelling of the face and tongue it is imperative that the patient immediately seek medical intervention.
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Levothyroxine Sodium Dosage

When administering Synthroid T4, one must remember to increase the dosage slowly. Levothyroxine Sodium dosage is from 100 mcg to 400 mcg every day.
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Levothyroxine Sodium Alternative Names

* Unipharma - Cytomel T4 - Liothyronine Sodium
* Synthroid
* Eltroxin
* Euthyrox
* Levo-T
* Levotabs
* Levothroid
* Levoxyl
* Unithroid 

Liothyronine Sodium - Cytomel T3

Cytomel is the popularly recognized brand name for the drug liothyronine sodium. Cytomel is not an anabolic steroid but a thyroid hormone. It is used medically to treat cases of thyroid insufficiency, obesity, certain metabolic disorders and fatigue. Specifically this drug is a pharmaceutical preparation of the natural thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T-3). When administered, Cytomel increases the patient’s metabolism. The result is an increased rate of cellular activity (noted by a more rapid utilization of carbohydrates, fats and proteins). Bodybuilders are particularly attracted to this drug for its ability to burn off body excess fat. Most often utilized during contest preparation, one can greatly decrease the amount of stored fat without being forced to severely restrict calories. To this end Cytomel is commonly used in conjunction with Clenbuterol and can produce extremely dramatic results. This combination has become very popular in recent years, no doubt responsible for many “ripped” on-stage physiques. It is also noted by many that when thyroid hormones are taken in conjunction with steroids, an increased anabolic effect can be seen (noticeably greater than if the steroids are used alone). This is likely due to faster utilization of proteins by the body, increasing the rate for new muscle accumulation.

Taking Cytomel for too long and/or at too high a dosage can result in a permanent thyroid deficiency. After doing such, one might need to be treated with a drug like Cytomel for life. It is also a good idea to first consult your physician and have your thyroid function tested. An undiagnosed hyper function would not mix well with the added hormone. An athlete should also be sure never to purchase an injectable form of the drug. It is generally an emergency room product, much too powerful for athletic use. Since T-3 is the most powerful thyroid hormone athletes are using, this is generally not the starting point for a beginner. Before using such a powerful item, it is a good idea to become familiar with a weaker substance. The highly popular Triacana is very mild, allowing the user much more latitude (from severe side effects) than Cytomel. An in-between point is Synthroid (T4), still weaker in action than Cytomel. Once the user is ready however, the fat burning effect of this hormone can be extremely dramatic.
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Liothyronine Sodium Side Effects

One should take caution if considering using this drug. Cytomel comes with an extensive list of warnings and precautions which are not to be ignored. Cytomel side effects include, but are not limited to; heart palpitations, agitation, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, headaches, and psychic/metabolic disorders. It is a powerful hormone, and one that could potentially alter the normal functioning of the body if misused.
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Liothyronine Sodium Dosage

When administering Cytomel, one must remember to increase the dosage slowly. Generally one 25 mcg tablet is taken on the first day, and the dosage is thereafter increased by one tablet every three of four days for a maximum dosage of 100 mcg. This will help the body adjust to the increased thyroid hormone, hopefully avoiding any sudden “shock” to the system. The daily dose is also to be split evenly throughout the day, in an effort to keep blood levels steadier. Women are more sensitive to the side effects of Cytomel than men, and usually opt to take no more than 50 mcg daily. It is important to stress that a Cytomel cycle should last no longer than 6 weeks and it should never be halted abruptly. As slowly as the dosage was built up it should also be lowered, one tablet every 3-4 days.
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Liothyronine Sodium Alternative Names

* Cytomel
* Thyroid
* Trijodthyr. 50
* Tertroxin or Cytomel or Linomel
* Thyrotardin
* Thybon-Forte
* Tiromel
* Tijodthyr. Leo
* Neo-Tiroimade
* Cynomel
* Liothyronin or Tijodthyronin
* Ro-Thyronine
* Trijod. Sanabo
* Cytomel tabs
* Cynomel
* T3 

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Liothyronine Sodium Half Life and Detection Time

Liothyronine Sodium half live is 2,5 days.

Mesterolone - Proviron

Proviron is the Schering brand name for the oral androgen mesterolone (1methyl-dihydrotestosterone). Just as with DHT, the activity of this steroid is that of a strong androgen which does not aromatize into estrogen. In clinical situations Mesterolone is generally used to treat various types of sexual dysfunction, which often result from a low endogenous testosterone level. It can usually reverse problems of sexual disinterest and impotency, and is sometimes used to increase the sperm count. Proviron does not stimulate the body to produce testosterone, but is simply an oral androgen substitute that is used to compensate for a lack of the natural male androgen.

Although Proviron is strongly androgenic, the anabolic effect of it is considered too weak for muscle building purposes. This is due to the fact that Proviron is rapidly reduced to inactive metabolites in muscle tissue, a trait also characteristic of dihydrotestosterone, The belief that the weak anabolic nature of this compound indicated a tendency to block the androgen receptor in muscle tissue, thereby reducing the gains of other more potent muscle building steroids, should likewise not be taken seriously. In fact due to its extremely high affinity for plasma binding proteins such as SHBG, Mesterolone may actually work to potentate the activity of other steroids by displacing a higher percentage into a free, unbound state.

Among athletes Proviron is primarily used as an anti estrogen. Mesterolone is believed to act as an antiaromatase in the body, preventing or slowing the conversion of steroids into estrogen. The result is somewhat comparable to Arimidex (though less profound), the drug acting to prevent the buildup of estrogen in the body. This is in contrast to Nolvadex, which only blocks the ability of estrogen to bind and activate receptors in certain tissues. The anti-aromatization effect is preferred, as it is a more direct and efficient means of dealing with the problem of estrogenic side effects. A related disadvantage to Nolvadex is that if discontinued too early, a rebound effect may occur as high serum estrogen levels are again free to take action. This of course could mean a rapid onset of side effects such as gynecomastia and water retention. Most athletes actually prefer to use both Mesterolone and Nolvadex, especially during strongly estrogenic cycles. With each item attacking estrogen at a different angle, side effects are often greatly minimized.

The anti-estrogenic properties of Proviron are not unique to this compound. A number of steroids have in fact demonstrated similar activity. Dihydrotestosterone and Masteron ((2methyl-dihydrotestosterone)) for example have been successfully used as therapies for gynecomastia and breast Cancer due to their strong anti-estrogenic effect. It has been suggested that nandrolone may even lower aromatase activity in peripheral tissues where it is more resistant to estrogen conversion (the most active site of nandrolone aromatization seems to be the liver). The anti-estrogenic effect of all of these compounds is presumably caused by their ability to compete with other substrates for binding to the aromatase enzyme. With the aromatase enzyme bound to the steroid, yet being unable to alter it, and inhibiting effect is achieved as it is temporarily blocked from interacting with other hormones.
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Mesterolone Side Effects

Proviron is usually well tolerated and side effects (men) are rare with dosages under 100 mg per day. Above this, one may develop an excessively high androgen level and encounter some problems. Typical androgenic side effects include oily skin, acne, body/facial hair growth and exacerbation of a male pattern baldness condition, and may occur even with the use of a moderate dosage. With the strong effect DHT has on the reproductive system, androgenic actions may also include an extreme heightening of male libido. And as discussed earlier, Women should be careful around Mesterolone. It is an androgen, and as such has the potential to produce virilization symptoms quite readily. This includes, of course, a deepening of the voice, menstrual irregularities, changes in skin texture and clitoral enlargement.

Proviron is also not a c17 alpha alkylated compound, an alteration commonly used with oral anabolic/androgenic steroids. Not using this structure in the case of Proviron removes the notable risk of liver toxicity we normally associate with oral dosing. We therefore consider this a “safe” oral, the user having no need to worry about serious complications with use. This steroid in fact utilizes the same 1-methylation we see present on Primobolan, another well tolerated orally active compound. Alkylation at the one position also slows metabolism of the steroid during the first pass, although much less profoundly than 17 alpha alkylation. Likewise Mesterolone and Primobolan are resistant enough to breakdown to allow therapeutically beneficial blood levels to be achieved, although the overall bio availability of these compounds is still much lower than methylated oral steroids.
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Mesterolone Dosage

The typical dosage of Proviron for men is one to four 25 mg per tablets per day. This is a sufficient amount to prevent gynecomastia, the drug often used throughout the duration of a strong cycles. As mentioned earlier, it is often combined with Nolvadex or Clomid when heavily estrogenic steroids are being taken ( Dianabol, testosterone etc.). Administering 50 mg of Mesterolone and 20 mg Nolvadex daily has proven extremely effective in such instances, and it is quite uncommon for higher dosages to be required. And just as we discussed for women, the androgenic nature of this compound is greatly welcome during contest preparation. Here again Proviron should noticeably benefit the hardness and density of the muscle, while at the same time increasing the tendency to burn off a greater amount of body fat.

Mesterolone is also favored by many during contest preparations, when a lower estrogen/high androgen level is particularly sought after. This is especially beneficial when anabolics like Winstrol, Anavar and Primobolan are being used alone, as the androgenic content of these drugs is relatively low. Proviron can supplement a well-needed androgen, and bring about an increase in the hardness and density of the muscles. Women in particular find a single 25 mg tablet will efficiently shift the androgen/estrogen ratio, and can have a great impact on the physique. Since this is such a strong androgen however, extreme caution should be taken with administration. Higher dosages clearly have the potential to cause virilization symptoms quite readily. For this reason females will rarely take more than one tablet per day, and limit the length of intake to no longer than four or five weeks. One tablet of Provrion used in conjunction with 10 or 20 mg of Nolvadex can be even more efficient for muscle hardening, creating an environment where the body is much more inclined to burn off extra body fat (especially in female trouble areas like the hips and thighs).
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Mesterolone Alternative Names

*Proviron or Mestoranum
*  Mesterolone - Proviron
* Mesterlone Paper
* Proviron
* Pluriviron
* Vistimon 

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Mesterolone Half Life and Detection Time

Mesterolone half live is around 12 hours.

Mesterolone detection time is 5 to 6 weeks.
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Mesterolone Effectiveness

Methandrostenolone - Dianabol (DBOL)

Dianabol is brand name for the oral steroid Methandrostenolone. Methandrostenolone is a derivative of testosterone, exhibiting strong anabolic and moderate androgenic properties. This compound was first made available in 1960, and it quickly became the most favored and widely used anabolic steroid in all forms of athletics. This is likely due to the fact that it is both easy to use and extremely effective.

Whenever administered, Dianabol will produce execptional mass and strength gains. In effectiveness it is often compared to other strong steroids like testosterone and Anadrol 50, and it is likewise a popular choice for bulking purposes. Methandrostenolone additionally adds well with a number of other steroids. It is noted to mix particularly well with the mild anabolic Deca Durabolin. Together one can expect an exceptional muscle and strength gains, with side effects not much worse than one would expect from Methandrostenolone alone. For all out mass, a long acting testosterone ester like Testosterone Enanthate can be used. With the similarly high estrogenic/androgenic properties of this androgen, side effects may be extreme with such a combination however. Gains would be great as well, which usually makes such an endeavor worthwhile to the user. As discussed earlier, ancillary drugs can be added to reduce the side effects associated with this kind of cycle.

It is also interesting to note that Methandrostenolone is structurally identical to Equipoise, except that it contains the added c17 alpha alkyl group discussed above. This fact makes clear the impact of altering a steroid in such a way, as these two compounds appear to act very differently in the body. The main dissimilarity seems to lie in the tendency for estrogenic side effects, which seems to be much more pronounced with Dianabol. Equipoise is known to be quite mild in this regard, and users therefore commonly take this drug without any need to addition an antiestrogen. Dianabol is much more estrogenic not because it is more easily aromatized, as in fact the 17 alpha methyl group and d-2 double bond both slow the process of aromatization. The problem is that Methandrostenolone converts to 17alpha methylestradiol, a more biologically active form of estrogen than regular estradiol. But Dianabol also appears to be much more potent in terms of muscle mass compared to Equipoise, supporting the notion that estrogen does play an important role in anabolism. In fact Equipoise and Methandrostenolone differ so much in their potencies as anabolics that the two are rarely though of as related. As a result, the use of Dianabol is typically restricted to bulking phases of training while Equipoise is considered an excellent cutting or lean-mass building steroid.
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Methandrostenolone Side Effects

Dianabol is a potent steroid, but also one which brings about noticeable side effects. For starters Methandrostenolone is quite estrogenic. Gynecomastia is likewise 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 pronounced problem, causing a notable loss of muscle definition as both subcutaneous water and fat build. Sensitive individuals may therefore want to keep the estrogen under control with the addition of an antiestrogen such as Nolvadex and/or Proviron. The stronger drug Arimidex (antiaromatase) would be a better choice.

In addition, androgenic side effects are common with Methandrostenolone, and may include bouts of oily skin, acne and body/facial hair growth. Aggression may also be increased with a potent steroid such as this, so it would be wise not to let your disposition change for the worse during a cycle. With Dianabol there is also the possibility of aggravating a male pattern baldness condition. Sensitive individuals may therefore wish to avoid this drug and opt for a milder anabolic such as Deca Durabolin. While Methandrostenolone does convert to a more potent steroid via interaction with the 5-alpha reductase enzyme (the same enzyme responsible for converting testosterone to diihydrotestosterone), it has extremely little affinity to do so in the human body. The androgenic metabolite 5-alpha dihydromethandrostenolone is therefore produced only in trace amounts at best. The benefit received from Proscar would therefore be insignificant, the drug serving no real purpose.

Being moderately androgenic, Methandrostenolone is really only a popular steroid with men.

When Dianabol is used by women, strong virilization symptoms are of course a possible result. Some do however experiment with it, and find low doses (5 mg) of this steroid extremely powerful for new muscle growth.
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Methandrostenolone Dosage

A daily Dianabol dosage of 4-5 tablets (20-25 mg) is enough to give almost anybody dramatic results. Some do venture much higher in dosage, but his practice usually leads to a more profound incidence of side effects.

In order to withstand oral administration, this compound is c17 alpha alkylated. We know that this alteration protects the drug from being deactivation by the liver (allowing nearly all of the drug entry into the bloodstream), however it can also be toxic to this organ. Prolonged exposure to c17 alpha alkylated substances can result in actual damage, possibly even the development of certain kinds of Cancer. To be safe one might want to visit the doctor a couple of times during each cycle to keep an eye on their liver enzyme values. Methandrostenolone cycles should also be kept short, usually less than 8 weeks long to avoid doing any noticeable damage.

The half-life of Dianabol is only about 3 to 5 hours, a relatively short time. This means that a single daily Dianabol dosage schedule will produce a varying blood level, with ups and downs throughout the day. The user likewise has a choice, to either split up the tablets during the day or to take them all at one time. The usual recommendation has been to divide them and try to regulate the concentration in your blood. This however, will produce a lower peak blood level than if the tablets were taken all at once, so there may be a trade off with this option. The steroid researcher Bill Roberts also points out that a single-episode dosing schedule should have a less dramatic impact on the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis, as there is a sufficient period each day where steroid hormone levels are not extremely exaggerated. I tend to doubt hormonal stability can be maintained during such a cycle however, but do notice that anecdotal evidence often still supports single daily doses to be better for overall results. Perhaps this is the better option. Since we know the blood concentration will peak about 1.5 to 3 hours after administration, we may further wonder the best time to take our tablets. It seems logical that taking the pills earlier in the day, preferably some time before training, would be optimal. This would allow a considerable number of daytime hours for an androgen rich metabolism to heighten the uptake of nutrients, especially the critical hours following training.

Athletes are also often asking how to go about cycling 100 Methandrostenolone tablets when that is the only amount available to use. Although most strongly prefer to cycle at least 200 tablets, half this amount can be used successfully. The goal should be to intake an effective amount, but also to stretch it for as long as possible. We can do this by taking four tablets daily during the week (Monday to Friday) and abstaining on the weekend. This gives us a weekly total of 20 tablets, 100 tabs lasting the user five weeks. This should be a long enough time to receive noticeable gains from the drug, particularly if you have not used steroid extensively before. Although unconventional, it is not necessary to vary the pill dosage throughout a cycle. This method should provide a much more consistent gain than if attempting an intricate pyramid schedule, which can eat up most of your pills during dosage adjustments. As written earlier, tapering the dosage toward the end would offer us no real benefits.
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Methandrostenolone Alternative Names

* Methanabolic
* Methanabol
* Anabol
* Naposim
* Methandrostolone
* Nerobol
* Methandieone Paper
* Dianabol
* Anabol Tabs
* Anabolin
* Bionabol
* Metanabol
* Stenolon
* Andoredan
* Dialone
* Encephan
*  Pronabol-5
* Anabolikum
* Methandrostenolone
* Metandiabol
* Methandrostenolonum
* Trinergic 

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Methandrostenolone Half Life and Detection Time

Methandrostenolone half live is 3 to 5 hours.

Methandrostenolone detection time is around 5 weeks.

Methenolone Enanthate - Primobolan Depot

Primobolan Depot is the injectable version of the steroid Methenolone. This of course is the same constituent in Primobolan Orals (Methenolone Acetate). In this preparation, an Enanthate ester is added to the steroid, which causes a slow and gradual release from the site of injection. Its duration of activity would thus be quite similar to Testosterone Enanthate, with blood levels remaining markedly elevated for approximately two weeks. Methenolone itself is a long acting anabolic, with extremely low androgenic properties. On the same note the anabolic effect is also quite mild, its potency considered to be slightly less than Deca Durabolin on a milligram for milligram basis. For this reason, Primobolan is most commonly used during cutting cycles when a mass increase is not the main objective. Some athletes do prefer to combine a mild anabolic like Primobolan Depot with bulking drugs such as Dianabol, Anadrol 50 or testosterone however, presumably to lower the overall androgen dosage and minimize uncomfortable side effects. When choosing between Methenolone Enanthate preparations, the injectable is preferred over the oral for all applications, as it is much more cost effective.

Overall, Primobolan Depot is actually considered to be one of the safest anabolic steroids available. Steroid novices, older athletes or those sensitive to side effects would undoubtedly find it a very favorable drug to use.

In addition, it is most popular for male bodybuilders to stack Primobolan with other (generally stronger) steroids in order to obtain a faster and more enhanced effect. During a dieting or cutting phase, a non-aromatizing androgen like Halotestin or Trenbolone Acetate can be added. The strong androgenic component should help to bring about an added density and hardness to the muscles. On the other hand (or in addition) we could add Winstrol, another mild anabolic steroid. The result of this combination should again be a notable increase of muscle mass and hardness, but in this case the gain should not be accompanied by greatly increased side effects. As mentioned earlier, Primobolan Depot is also used effectively during bulking phases of training. The addition of testosterone, Dianabol or Anadrol 50 would prove quite effective for adding new muscle mass. Of course we would have to deal with estrogenic side effects, but in such cases Primobolan should allow the user to take a much lower dosage of the more “toxic” drug and still receive acceptable results.
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Methenolone Enanthate Side Effects

Methenolone Enanthate displays many favorable characteristics, most which are from the fact that methenolone does not convert to estrogen. Estrogen linked side effects should therefore not be seen at all when administering this steroid. Sensitive individuals need not worry about developing gynecomastia, nor should they be noticing any water retention with this drug. The increase seen with Primobolan Depot will be only quality muscle mass, and not the smooth bloat which accompanies most steroids open to aromatization. During a cycle the user should additionally not have much trouble with blood pressure values, as this effect is also related (generally) to estrogen and water retention. At a moderate dosage of Primobolan around 100-200 mg weekly, Primobolan should also not interfere with endogenous testosterone levels as much as when taking an injectable nandrolone or testosterone. This is very welcome, as the athlete should not have to be as concerned with ancillary drugs when the steroid is discontinued (a less extreme hormonal crash). At higher doses strong testosterone suppression may be noticed however, as all steroids can act to suppress testosterone production at a given dosage. Here of course an ancillary drug regimen may be indicated.

Side effects in general are usually not much of a problem with Primobolan Depot. There is a chance to notice a few residual androgenic effects such as oily skin, acne, increased facial/body hair growth or an aggravation of male pattern baldness condition. This steroid is still very mild however, and such problems are typically dose related.

Women will in fact find this preparation mild enough to use in most cases, observing it to be a very comfortable and effective anabolic. If both the oral and injectable were available for purchase, the faster acting oral should probably be given preference however. This is simply due to the fact that blood hormone levels are more difficult to control with a slow acting injectable, the user also having to wait many days for steroid levels to diminish if side effects become noticeable.
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Methenolone Enanthate Dosage

The typical “safe” dosage for men is 100-200 mg per week, a level that should produce at least some noticeable muscle growth. In European medicine it is not uncommon for Methenolone Enanthate to be used safely at such a dosage for extended periods of time. Among athletes, men may respond to weekly doses of 200 mg but regular users will often inject much higher doses looking for a stronger anabolic effect. It is not uncommon for a bodybuilder to take as much as 600 or 800 mg per week (6 to 8 100 mg ampules), a range which appears to be actually quite productive. Of course androgenic side effects may become more pronounced with such an amount, but in most instances it should still be quite tolerable.

Women respond well to a dosage of Primobolan around 50-100 mg per week, although (as stated above) the oral should usually be given preference. Additionally, some choose to include Winstro Depot (50 mg per week) or Anavar (7.5-10 mg daily) and receive a greatly enhanced anabolic effect. Remember though, androgenic activity can be a concern and should be watched, particularly when more than one anabolic is used at a time. If stacking, it would be best to use a much lower starting dosage for each drug than if they were to be used alone. This is especially good advice if you are unfamiliar with the effect such a combination may have on you. A popular recommendation would also be to first experiment by stacking with oral Methenolone Enanthate, and later venture into the injectable if this is still necessary.

Primobolan Tabs (Methenolone Acetate) dosage should be around 100 mg to 300 mg as it is perhaps only half as potent by the oral route as by injection, so dosages need to be high, but if that can be afforded it is an excellent drug. It is unusual among oral steroids as being Class I, binding well to the androgen receptor.
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Methenolone Enanthate Alternative Names

* Methenolone Enanthate
* Primobolic
* Primo Tabs or Primobol
* Methenolone Enanthanate
* Primobolan Depot or Primobolan or Primobolan S or Primobolan Depot Mites 

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Methenolone Enanthate Half Life and Detection Time

Methenolone Enanthate half live is 10,5 days.

Methenolone Enanthate detection time is around 4 to 5 weeks.

Methyltestosterone

Methyltestosterone is an orally available form of the primary male androgen testosterone. Looking at the structure of this steroid, we see it is basically just testosterone with an added methyl group at the c-17 alpha position (a c-17 alpha alkylated substance). Alkylation such as this is necessary when administering testosterone (and other steroids) orally, as without it the liver will destroy most of the steroid during the “first pass”. The resultant compound “methylated-testosterone” was among the first functional oral steroids to be produced. This field of research has consequently improved greatly over the years, and today Methyltestosterone is quite crude in comparison to many of the other orals that were subsequently developed.

The action of this steroid is somewhat androgenic, with a moderate anabolic effect. As is typically seen with 17 alpha methylation, the resulting steroid has lower anabolic activity than its parent testosterone. Additionally it is extremely estrogenic, another property that seems to be enhanced when this alteration is present (when the steroid is receptive to the aromatase enzyme). The problem seems to be its conversion to the more biologically active estrogen 17-alpha methylestradiol. 17-alpha methylation in fact slows aromatization, however the potent nature of 17-methylestradiol more than compensates for this. Additionally it has a very short half-life in the body, so the drug needs to be administered several times daily if a consistent blood level is to be obtained. All of this heightens the ratio of side effects to muscle growth enough to make Methyltestosterone a very inefficient muscle building drug. In order to administer an effective amount of hormone, the user simply must deal with too many estrogenic side effects, including water retention and gynecomastia, which can be very troublesome with this steroid. One may choose to addition an anti-estrogen such as Nolvadex and/or Proviron Depot to combat related side effects, which should effectively minimize their intensity enough to make a cycle tolerable. The powerful antiaromatase Arimidex is a notably more effective option when dealing with aromatizable steroids, as it shows great ability to stop the conversion of androgens to estrogens.

Clearly methyltsosterone is not a very advanced compound. While it is close derivative of testosterone, with potential as such, it offers us little benefit in practice. The short activity and high rate of estrogenic activity generally make this product too troublesome to use for performance enhancement. The only commonly accepted application for methyltestosterone is to stimulate aggression in the user. Power lifters, bodybuilders and competitive athletes often attempt to “harness” this aggression, looking for extra intensity in a training session or competition. Additionally, many methyltest tabs are designed for sublingual administration, or to be placed under the tongue and left to dissolve. These tabs can generally be identified by a pleasant tasting citrus flavor, which is most often included. Sublingual intake is an added benefit for aggression stimulating purposes, providing fast (albeit incomplete) absorption of the drug. A couple of tablets placed under the tongue before a visit to the gym an make for an intense, and possibly more productive, workout session. Aside from this methyltest offers little except side effects. It is quite toxic, elevating liver enzymes and causing acne, Gynecomastia, aggression and water retention quite easily. Were one to tolerate these side effects, methyltest will offer little more than poor quality (but bulky) gains. One looking for quality muscle building steroid should likewise look elsewhere.
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Methyltestosterone Side Effects

Just as we see with its parent testosterone, Methyltestosterone has a high rate of conversion to DHT (in this case 17alpha-methyldihydrotestosterone). This metabolite is of course more active than Methyltestosterone, and likewise responsible for many of the unwanted androgenic side effects encountered with use. Oily skin, acne, body/facial hair growth and hair loss are likewise all common with this steroid, and may present themselves very early into a cycle. Also seen with use of this compound is an increased level of aggression, an effect commonly associated with testosterone and other strong androgens. The addition of Proscar could quite prove useful with this steroid, inhibiting the conversion of Methyltestosterone into methyl-DHT in many target tissues and lowering the impact of related side effects.

A strong androgen such as methyltest obviously has little to offer female athletes except virilization symptoms. In this arena. methyltestosterone should be strictly avoided. The only time females should really be taking this potent steroid is when indicated for a specific medical application. While not a new concept, using an androgen to treat the symptoms of menopause has been catching on in recent years nonetheless. An example is the product Estratest, which contains esterified estrogens and a small amount of added methyltestosterone. This proves beneficial not only to the energy, sex drive and overall wellness of the patient, but can effectively combat osteoporosis. While estrogen replacement can only halt calcium loss in the bones, testosterone can actually rebuild stores. This effect can restore much of the lost strength in the bones, something estrogen alone just cannot accomplish.

Being a c-17 alpha alkylated compound, methyltestosterone also places notable stress on the liver. This is further amplified when looking at the amount of drug necessary to see an anabolic effect.
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Methyltestosterone Dosage

Those willing to use this drug for actual muscle growth ordinarily find that a daily dosage of 40-50 mg is necessary (at a minimum) for acceptable results. This is quite a lot of c-17 alpha alkylated steroid for the liver to process, especially when comparing it to the effect seen with a much smaller amount of Dianabol or Winstrol. One should therefore limit a cycle of this drug to no more than 6 or 8 weeks, after which a longer break should be taken from all “toxic” oral steroids. One should also be prepared for a substantial loss of mass and bodyweight at the conclusion of each cycle with methyltest. This is due to a combination retained water being excreted, and the suppression of endogenous testosterone production during intake. A testosterone stimulating drug such as Clomid/ Nolvadex and/or hCG is therefore used to restore hormonal balance.
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Methyltestosterone Alternative Names

* Oreton Methyl
* Androral or Test Lingvalete
* Mesteron
* Testosteron
* Afro
* Metandren
* Methyltestosterone
* Android or Testred
* Agovirin
* Longivol
* Teston
* Hormobin
* Testovis
* Virilon time-released
* Metil Testosteron
* Testormon
* Mediatric 

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Methyltestosterone Half-Life and Detection Time

Methyltestosterone half-life is around 4 days.

Methyltestosterone detection time is N/A at the moment.

Nandrolone Decanoate - Deca-Durabolin

Deca-Durabolin is the Organon brand name for the injectable steroid Nandrolone Decanoate. Nandrolone decanoate is an extremely long acting compound, with the decanoate ester said to provide this drug a slow release time of up to three or four weeks. While perhaps true in a technical sense, what we find with further investigation is that the release parameters after a single injection are such that a strong release of nandrolone is really only maintained for one to two weeks. This figure admittedly fails to take into account drug buildup that may occur after multiple injections of Deca-Durabolin, which may allow a longer duration of good effect to be seen.

Deca-Durabolin is one of the most widely used steroid in the world. Nandrolone Decanoate popularity is due to the simple fact that it exhibits many very favorable properties. Structurally nandrolone is very similar to testosterone, although it lacks a carbon atom at the 19th position (hence its other name 19-nortestosterone). The resulting structure is a steroid that exhibits much weaker androgenic properties than testosterone. Of primary interest is the fact that nandrolone will not break down to a more potent metabolite in androgen target tissues. You may remember this is a significant problem with testosterone. Although nandrolone does undergo reduction via the same (5-alpha reductase) enzyme that produces DHT from testosterone, the result in this case is dihydronandrolone. This metabolite is weaker than the parent nandrolone, and is far less likely to cause unwanted androgenic side effects. Strong occurrences of oily skin, acne, body/facial hair growth and hair loss occur very rarely. It is however possible for androgenic activity to become apparent with this as any steroid, but with nandrolone higher than normal doses are usually responsible.

Nandrolone Decanoate is not known as a very “fast” builder. The muscle building effect of this drug is quite noticeable, but not dramatic. The slow onset and mild properties of this steroid therefore make it more suited for cycles with a longer duration. In general one can expect to gain muscle weight at about half the rate of that with an equal amount of testosterone. A cycle lasting eight to twelve weeks seems to make the most sense, expecting to elicit a slow, even gain of quality mass.

The major drawback for competitive purposes is that in many cases nandrolone metabolites will be detectable in a drug screen for up to a year (or more) after use. This is clearly due to the form of administration. Esterified compounds have a high affinity to stay stored in fatty tissues.

Those not subject to a drug screen are likely to find the low water retention and good effect of this drug favorable for use in pre-contest cutting stacks. A combination of Deca and Winstrol) during the weeks/months leading up to a show for example, is noted to greatly enhance to look of muscularity and definition. A strong non-aromatizing androgen like Halotestin or Trenbolone could be further added, providing an enhanced level of hardness and density to the muscles. being an acceptable anabolic, Deca can also be incorporated into bulk cycles with good results. The classic Deca-Durabolin and Dianabol (Methandrostenolone) cycle has been a basic for decades, and always seems to provide excellent muscle growth. A stronger androgen such as Anadrol (Oxymetholone) or testosterone could also be substituted, producing greater results. When mixed with Nandrolone Decanoate, the androgen dosage can be kept lower than if used alone, hopefully making the cycle more comfortable. Additionally one may choose to continue Deca-Durabolin for a number of few weeks after the androgen has been stopped. This will hopefully harden up some of the bloat produced by the androgen, giving a more quality appearance. Remember that endogenous testosterone production will not resume during Deca-Durabolin therapy, and ancillaries are likewise still needed.
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Nandrolone Decanoate Side Effects

Deca-Durabolin also show an extremely lower tendency for estrogen conversion. For comparison, the rate has been estimated to be only about 20% of that seen with testosterone. This is because while the liver can convert nandrolone to estradiol, in other more active sites of steroid aromatization such as adipose tissue nandrolone is far less open to this process. Consequently estrogen related side effects are a much lower concern with this drug. An anti estrogen is likewise rarely needed with Deca-Durabolin, gynecomastia is only a worry among sensitive individuals. At the same time water retention is not a usual concern. This effect can occur however, but is most often related to higher dosages. The addition of Proviron (Mesterolone) and/or Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate) should prove sufficient enough to significantly reduce any occurrence. Clearly Deca-Durabolin is a very safe choice among steroid. Actually, many consider it to be the best overall steroid for a man to use when weighing the side effects and results. It should also be noted that in HIV studies, Deca-Durabolin has been shown not only to be effective at safely bringing up the lean body weight of patient, but also to be beneficial to the immune system.

It is of note however that nandrolone is believed to have some activity as a progestin in the body. Although progesterone is a Carbolin 19 steroid, removal of this group as in 19-norprogesterone creates a hormone with greater binding affinity for its corresponding receptor. Sharing this trait, many 19-nor anabolic steroids are shown to have some affinity for the progesterone receptor as well. This can lead to some progestin-like activity in the body, and may intensify related side effects. The side effects associated with progesterone are actually quite similar to those of estrogen, including negative feedback inhibition of testosterone production, enhanced rate of fat storage and possibly gynecomastia. Many believe the progestin activity of Deca-Durabolin notably contributes to suppression of testosterone synthesis, which can be marked despite a low tendency for estrogen conversion.

As mentioned earlier, endogenous testosterone levels can be a concern with Deca-Durabolin, especialy after long cycles. It is therefore a good idea to incorporate ancillary drugs at the conclusion of therapy. An esterogen antagonist such as Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) or Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate) is therefore commonly used for a few weeks. These both provide a good level of testosterone stimulation, although they may take a couple of weeks to show the best effect. injections could be added for extra reassurance, acting to rapidly restore the normal ability of the testes to respond to the resumed release of gonadotropins. For this purpose one could administer three injections of 2500-500 I. U., spaced five days apart. After which point the antiestrogen is continued alone for a few more weeks in an effort to stabilize the production of testosterone. Remember to begin the ancillaries after Deca has been withdrawn for a few weeks, not the first week after the last shot. Deca-Durabolin stays active for quite some time so the ancillary drugs will not be able to exhibit their optimal effect when the steroid is still being released into the bloodstream.
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Nandrolone Decanoate Dosage

Although active in the body for much longer, Deca is usually injected once per week. The dosage for men is usually in the range of 200-600 mg. If looking to be specific, it is believed that Deca-Durabolin will exhibit its optimal effect (best gain/side effect ratio) at around 2 mg per pound of bodyweight/weekly. Deca is also a popular steroid among female bodybuilders. They take a much lower dosage on average than men of course usually around 50 mg weekly. Although only slightly androgenic, women are occasionally confronted with virilization symptoms when taking this compound. Should this become a concern, the shorter acting nandrolone Durabolin would be a safer option. This drug stays active for only a few days, greatly reducing the impact of androgenic buildup if withdrawal were indicated.
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Nandrolone Decanoate Alternative Names

* Nandrolone Decanoate
* Decabolic
* Decabol
* DecaJect
* Deca 100
* Deca Durabolin or Deca-Durabolin or Deca-Durabol or Deca-Durabolin '100'
* Anaboline
* Androlone-D 200
* Deca-Durabolin
* Deca-Durabolin
* Deca-Durabolin
* Elpihormo
* Extraboline
* Hybolin Decanoate
* Jebolan
* Nandrobolic LA
* Neo-Durabolic
* Nurezan
* Retabolil
* Retabolin
* Sterobolin
* Ziremilo
* Anabolicum
* Norandren 50 

Nandrolone Phenylpropionate - Durabolin

Durabolin is a fast-acting form of nandrolone. Nandrolone is chemically related to the male hormone testosterone. Compared to testosterone, it has an enhanced anabolic and a reduced androgenic activity. The low androgenicity of nandrolone is confirmed in clinical use. In the human, nandrolone has been shown to positively influence calcium metabolism and to increase bone mass in osteoporosis. In women with disseminated mammary carcinoma, nandrolone has been reported to produce objective regressions for many months. Furthermore, nandrolone has a nitrogen-saving action. This effect on protein metabolism has been established by metabolic studies and is utilised therapeutically in conditions where a protein deficiency exists such as during chronic debilitating diseases and after major surgery and severe trauma. In these conditions, Nandrolone Phenylpropionate serves as a supportive adjunct to specific therapies and dietary measures as well as parenteral nutrition, due to it’s faster acting nature Nandrolone Phenylpropionate is preffered in situations where a faster clinical response is required over it’s chemical variant Deca Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate).

Durabolin is very similar to the popular steroid Deca Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate). Durabolin must be injected frequently and in regular intervals. The substance Nandrolone Phenylpropionate quickly gets into the blood, where it remains active for two to three days. Durabolin has a distinct anabolic effect which assists the protein synthesis and allows the protein to be stored in the muscle cell in large amounts. This is combined with a moderate androgenic component which stimulates the athlete’s regeneration and helps maintain the muscle mass during a diet. It shows that Durabolin stores much less water in the body than Deca Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate). For this reason, Durabolin is more suitable for a preparation for a competition while Deca Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate) should be given preference for the buildup of strength and muscle mass. Durabolin, however, can be used for this purpose as well. The gains are fewer and slower than with Deca Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate) but of a higher quality and remain, for the most part, after discontinuing the compound. A stack suitable for this purpose would be, e.g. 56 mg Durabolin every 2 days, 50 mg Testosterone Propionate every day, and 20 mg of Winstrol Tablets every day.

Durabolin is one of the safest non-toxic steroids offering satisfactory results. Durabolin has no negative effect on the liver function so it can even be taken in cases of liver disease. Side effects occur only in rare cases and in persons who are extremely sensitive. virilization symptoms in women such as huskiness, deep voice, hirsutism, acne, and increased libido are possible but occur only rarely if reasonable dosages are taken at reasonable intervals. Men usually experience no symptoms with Durabolin. Since the release of gonadotropins in the hypophysis is inhibited, there is a chance that the body’s own testosterone production in a male athlete will be lower when the compound is taken over a prolonged time and in excessive doses.
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Nandrolone Phenylpropionate Side Effects

The side effects of Nandrolone Phenylpropionate are few. Water retention, high blood pressure, an elevated estrogen level, and virilization symptoms occur less often with Durabolin than with Deca Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate).
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Nandrolone Phenylpropionate Dosage

Usual dosage for Nandrolone Phenylpropionate is around 50-100 mg per injection, or a total of 150-300 mg/week with the 1-2 ml injections, which are more pleasant than 2-4 ml injections. Because Durabolin is of higher concentration a smaller injection is used meaning there is less risk of infection and the experience is generally more comfortable. Athletes who hope for optimal results inject Durabolin every third day, or even every two days.

Female athletes therefore take Durabolin in weekly intervals since, due to its short duration of effect, no undesirable concentration of androgen takes place. They achieve good results with 50 mg Durabolin per week, 50 mg Testosterone Propionate every 8 -10 days, and 8-10 mg Winstrol per day, or 10 mg Anavar per day. Three to four day intervals between the relative injections are to be observed.
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Nandrolone Phenylpropionate Alternative Names

* Durobolic
* Durabol
* Duraject
* Dubol 100 

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Nandrolone Phenylpropionate Half-Life and Detection Time

Nandrolone Phenylpropionate half-life is 1 day.

Nandrolone Phenylpropionate detection time is around 12 months.