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History and Overview
One of the most acclaimed bodybuilding steroids currently available on the market, Anadrol UK which is the commercial name for Oxymetholone – is an extremely powerful androgen that professional athletes and bodybuilders use primarily for bulking and strength gaining purposes.
In 1960, Syntex introduced Anadrol on the drug market with two clear goals in mind: treat anaemia and osteoporosis. Due to its medical properties, Anadrol got FDA approved for human consumption. However, a few years later, Epogen was introduced on the market as well. This new compound aimed at treating anaemia and osteoporosis in a safer and more efficient manner. The introduction of Epogen on the market and its growing popularity determined Syntex to halt the production of Anadrol in 1993.
However, a study conducted in 1998 demonstrated that, despite its well-known risks and numerous side effects, the compounds contained by Anadrol could be efficiently used to treat the HIV wasting syndrome. And this is the moment when Anadrol made its way back on the drug market.
Despite its recognized medical properties, many athletes and bodybuilders tend to abuse Anadrol oxymetholone for bulking purposes, thus risking psychological and physical dependence. Though Anadrol can currently be obtained legally with a medical prescription, it is listed as a Schedule III drug on the Controlled Substances Act. However, the black market offers Anadrol for sale.
What is this steroid and how does it work exactly?
Though Anadrol UK belongs to the DHT steroid group alongside Winstrol or Anavar, Anadrol is rather inefficient as a cutting agent. And this is due to an apparently small chemical structure modification: the addition of a 2-hydroxymethylene group. This modification transformed Anadrol into one of the most efficient oral bulking steroids currently available on the market. The Anadrol steroid does not bind to androgen receptors, does not convert to estrogen, and it is definitely not a progestin.
What results can you expect?
With muscle mass growth as its main trait, Anadrol is a fast acting and extremely efficient steroid that can also be used to rapidly and efficiently increase strength. Here are the main benefits of Anadrol cycles:
• Fast acting and extremely powerful steroid, providing impressive results
• Ideal for bulking cycles and strength gaining
• Its low binding characteristics make it ideal for Deca, Trenbolone, or Testosterone stacks
• If stacked with Anavar, it can work as a cutting agent
• Increases the red blood cells count
• Boosts appetite
• Improves protein synthesis
• Eases joint pains when exercising
• Treats medical conditions such as anaemia and prevents osteoporosis
Dosage and use
Due to its high hepatotoxicity, an Anadrol cycle should not last for more than 4-6 weeks. Going beyond six weeks will provide little to no benefits in terms of growth and strength, but will put a lot of stress on the liver and will affect your overall health. Generally coming in oral forms, the daily Anadrol dosage should range between 50-100 milligrams, sometimes even lower (i.e. 25 mgs).
Anadrol has a half-life of around 9 hours, which means that, ideally, the daily dosage should be split in two.
Due to its virilisation side effects, Anadrol tablets are definitely not recommended for female athletes and bodybuilders.
Anadrol side effects
The long-term use of Anadrol may cause liver blood-filled cysts and tumours. Should you experience any of the following symptoms, it is advisable to immediately stop the administration of the compound and ask for your physician’s advice:
• Upper stomach pain
• Facial and midsection rapid weight gain
• Dark urine and clay-coloured stools
• Painful or difficult urination
• Sexual disorders (impotence, ongoing erections, decreased libido etc.)
• Painful breasts, hands, or feet swellings
• Difficulty breathing
Women undergoing Anadrol cycles may experience virilisation (which sometimes may be irreversible if the treatment continues):
• Deepened voice
• Increased bodily and facial hair growth
• Male pattern baldness
• Clitoris enlargement and menstrual disorders
The most common side effects in both women and men include:
• Male pattern baldness
• Acne and oily skin
• Breast swelling or tenderness
• Sleep disorders
• Nausea, vomiting, headaches, and diarrhoea
Can it damage the liver?
Since we are talking about a C17-aa anabolic steroid, it goes without saying that Anadrol is toxic to the liver. As a matter of fact, Anadrol has one of the strongest hepatotoxic natures when compared with other similar anabolic steroids. This is the reason why Anadrol cycles should not surpass 4 weeks and special precautions should be taken prior to its use.
Can it Cause Hair Loss?
It is a known fact that most anabolic steroids can accelerate the genetic MPB. And Anadrol makes no exception, increasing the risk of genetic hair loss. Since Anadrol is a DHT-derived steroid, a class of steroids known for causing hair loss and acne, if you are genetically prone to these problems, it advisable to pay special attention to these side effects. However, Anadrol reviews report that Anadrol UK is less aggressive towards MBP than compounds such as Dianabol or Winstrol.
Will it Make Me Aggressive?
While it is true that most anabolic steroids are likely to increase aggression, Anadrol does not seem to take aggression to dangerous levels. Though you may experience increased aggression during Anadrol cycles, you have to keep in mind that Anandrol’s effects are unlikely to alter your ability to distinguish between good and bad. However, should you experience increased aggression and severe mood swings, it is advisable to stop taking the compound immediately and contact your physician.
Is It Legal To Use And Buy Anadrol UK?
Anadrol – as well as many other anabolic steroids currently circulating on the market – is considered a Class C drug. According to the UK regulation, Anadrol can only be obtained legally if prescribed by a physician. However, it is legal to buy and possess Anadrol for your personal use. So if you are looking to buy Anadrol it can be easily located on a wide variety of sources: Internet sources, websites, in-person dealers etc.