Oxymetholone is an effective agent for muscle growth and strength.
Oxymetholone is an anabolic androgenic steroid of synthetic origin. All bodybuilders are aware of the power of this drug. That’s why beginners are cautious, and when it comes to taking anabolic steroids, they don’t always dare to buy oxymetholone.
A brief history of the drug
Oxymetholone entered the pharmaceutical market in the early 1960s, and was supposed to treat anemia and osteoporosis, stimulate appetite and promote muscle growth. Although later studies showed that non-steroidal drugs were much more effective in treating these conditions, the drug still found its users and is used in professional bodybuilding.
Oxymetholone is generally considered one of the most effective anabolic steroids, which can be used when the athlete’s body has already developed some resistance to lighter steroids. It is several times more effective than testosterone.Its advantages also include the possibility of working from the first days of use. However, it should be remembered that all the properties of the steroid only reach their full potential when combined with an athletic program.The overall effect of anabolic use is characterized by a significant increase in muscle mass, strength and endurance. To illustrate the power of this drug, it is worth taking a closer look at the effects of oxymetholone:
- Muscle growth – the main property that has made this steroid so popular in elite sports;
- Increased physical performance – as mentioned earlier, strength and endurance increase dramatically while using the drug;
- Increased appetite – the anabolic effect of oxymetholone encourages the body to eat more to support muscle growth;
- Improved joint function – bodybuilders who took the supplement reported a positive effect on joint function by increasing the fluid content in the joint pockets; and
- Fat burning – when higher doses are used, the steroid begins to burn subcutaneous fat; and
- Pumping – this involves increasing the number of red blood cells in the blood.
- It is also worth mentioning the appearance of veins, which gives athletes a more spectacular appearance during competitions.
The issue of side effects is almost crucial when choosing a steroid. Therefore, oxymetholone falls into the category of “mild” anabolic steroids, as no adverse effects on the liver have been found. The drug does increase liver function, but no more than that.
However, this steroid has quite high estrogenic activity, which requires the use of Clomid or similar drugs to normalize male and female hormone levels. Oxymetholone is also suspected of interfering with the excretion of excess fluid in the body, so it is not recommended for dryness.
The intake of anapolone depends on the individual characteristics of the athlete: weight, gender, activity level, diet. We have already mentioned that the dose for women should be limited to 25-50 mg per day. This amount is sufficient even for beginners at the beginning of the course. If you do not feel any effect after a few days, increase the dose to 50-100 mg (1-2 tablets/day). For professional athletes who want to gain mass quickly during the off-season, the maximum dose of oxymetholone is 150 mg per day. Some people try to take more, but practice shows that this does not bring significant results. The duration of the course is 4 to 6 weeks.
What should I combine anapolon with?
Oxymetholone combines well with other AAS for weight gain: testosterone, nandrolone, primobolan, trenbolone. To reduce rebound and maintain results after stopping its use, use hCG. To normalize hormonal balance, you should also avoid estrogenic drugs such as Nolvadex or Clomid.
First of all, it is worth mentioning that people under 21 years of age should not use this drug and high doses are not desirable for people weighing less than 100 kg. Therefore, oxymetholone is not a suitable product for beginners in bodybuilding who have read about its miraculous and quick effects.
Oxymetholone is appreciated in bodybuilding for its powerful anabolic effect. The preparation is not considered an elixir of AAS in vain: during a standard course of treatment (6 weeks), it is possible to gain up to 15 kg of total weight. Reviews confirm that this steroid beats all records in terms of value for money. It is important to know that at the end of the course you will lose about 30% of your weight, which is liquid. Anapolon binds a lot of water – which makes your muscles look swollen and larger.
Because the androgenic steroid greatly reduces the synthesis of the sex hormone globulin, the concentration of free testosterone in the blood increases. This inhibits all degradation processes and therefore greatly increases the rate at which new protein structures are built.
It is important to mention the effect of anapolone on the musculoskeletal system. This steroid stimulates the synthesis of synovial fluid in the joints, which significantly reduces the risk of injury during high-intensity exercise. Oxymetholone protects against sprains, ligament tears and reduces pain during complex weight training exercises – a popular steroid for powerlifters.
The product promotes virilization, meaning it makes women look more masculine. However, medical studies have confirmed that a daily dose of oxymetholone (up to 50 mg) has only a weak effect. The effect of anapolone on women’s appearance is even less than that of oxandrolone, stanazolone or metandrostenolone. Such a dose is obviously not enough to increase strength levels, but even 25 mg of oxymetholone per day is enough to produce significant results in female bodybuilding. This amount of steroid has virtually no side effects.
The drug is a derivative of dihydrotestosterone and was first developed in the laboratory of Syntex Pharmaceuticals (USA). This steroid has been manufactured since 1960 under the brand name Anadrol and is considered one of the most effective drugs for the treatment of osteoporosis, severe anemia and even some types of blood cancers. This was due to its effect on the body’s blood-forming functions: the drug stimulated the body’s synthesis of erythropoietin, thereby significantly increasing the number of red blood cells. Negative effects were also observed as long-term consumption caused hepatotoxicity of its components.
After the discovery of safer analogues (synthetic erythropoietin), doctors logically abandoned the medical use of oxymetholone, but in the field of bodybuilding, the anabolic properties of the drug are still appreciated. If the instructions are strictly followed, anapolon is not harmful to the body. We will tell you later how to take the product correctly.