Anadrol is a potent performance enhancing anabolic androgenic steroid which is considered to be one of the best steroids for increasing the count of red blood cells in the body. It acts by increasing the amount of erythropoietin, which is a hormone involved in the production of red blood cells. It also increases the size of muscles and helps in gaining strength. Bodybuilders and athletes should also take Nolvadex and Proviron, which are antiestrogens at the end of or after the end of a steroid cycle involving Anadrol.
Anadrol is a DHT-derived compounds and is a 17 alpha-alkylated steroid. This implies that the compound is altered at the 17th carbon position to enable oral ingestion. The chemical name of the steroid is 17ß-hydroxy-2-(hydroxymethylene)-17-methyl-5a-androstan-3-one and its molecular formula is C21H32O3. This is a Schedule III drug. The active life of this drug is 14-16 hours.
Mode of action
Anadrol increases the RBC count and is used in the treatment of anemia. This steroid also improves the level of protein synthesis and nitrogen retention significantly. Anadrol is also known for increasing muscle mass and body strength. Anadrol is a powerful pre-workout drug because it provides protection to the muscles and prevents their wear and tear which can happen during strenuous workouts. It also causes lubrication of the joints which improves elasticity and prevents injuries.
The recommended dosage of Anadrol for male athletes is 1-5 mg per kilogram of body weight. In case of females, it is 1-2 mg per kilogram of body weight. The Anadrol cycle should always be less than 6 weeks after which it should not be consumed for several months. The dosage should never exceed the recommended dosage. This steroid can be taken with food or milk in case of stomach upset. The beneficial effects of the medicine are visible after 3-6 months.
People who are just starting out on this steroid, the recommended dosage is 25mg a day, which is increased to 50mg around the third week of the cycle. The user should also take Nolvadex and Proviron after the end or at the end of the steroid cycle to restore the natural production of testosterone and also prevent estrogenic side effects such as bloating and oily skin. Testosterone booster is usually taken with Anadrol to provide assistance to the drug in increasing muscle size.
Anadrol is not recommended for people who are suffering from prostate, breast and testicular cancer. Anadrol is also not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women beside children. Anadrol can cause gynecomastia and water retention due to its estrogenic nature. It also has a negative effect on the lipid profile of the blood. Diarrhea, sleeping trouble and excitation are other side effects that can be caused by this steroid.
Anadrol is also highly hepatotoxic which is the one of the reasons why it should be used in limited amount. Overdose of Anadrol results in serious side effects such as hepatitis and cirrhosis. Anadrol should always be taken after proper consultation with a doctor.