Determining the appropriate dosage and frequency for desired results while at the same time heading off potential side effects is essential for anyone considering its use.
Anadrol is a synthetic or laboratory created anabolic androgenic steroid designed to mimic the effects of the male hormone testosterone.
It’s often known by its generic name, oxymetholone. Anadrol results can be mixed depending on who’s using them and how they’re used. Click here to visit our recommended supplier.
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During the years of early years, Anadrol was used in the treatment of anemia to increase production of red blood cells in a process known as erythropoiesis.
Red blood cells are vital in the production of protein and therefore stimulation of muscle growth.
NoteWhile erythropoiesis sounds like a good thing – the more red blood cells, the greater the potential for transportation of oxygen and other nutrients to the muscles- excessive production of red blood cells can be harmful.
High levels of red blood cell count in the body can lead to a condition known as polycythemia.
Too many red blood cells floating through the blood vessels can slow down circulation, promote clogs or blockages, and block off oxygen and nutrients to muscles, in addition to increasing the risk for heart attack or stroke.
In addition to its red blood cell synthesizing capabilities, oral Anadrol is reported to improve retention of nitrogen in the muscles (along with adequate caloric and protein intake).
Nitrogen and oxygen balances are essential for optimal muscle health.
Anadrol is most commonly sold in pill or tablet form.
Anadrol is commonly found in 50 mg strength tablets but can be found in other milligram strengths as well depending on the manufacturer (legal pharmaceutical or underground lab).
Dosage recommendations are different for men than women.
A medically recommended dose of Anadrol is approximately 1 to 5 mg per kilogram of body weight daily.
This is considered an effective dose in the treatment of anemias, but doctors will carefully adjust dosage based on age and condition.
It should be noted that when taken for medical purposes and under the supervision of a physician, Anadrol (even the 50 mg strength) can take as long as three months to six months before effective results are noted.
This is not the case with use by bodybuilders, who commonly take higher than recommended doses of prescription-only anabolic androgenic steroids for accelerated results.
Anadrol is potent in regard to its anabolic properties and relatively low in androgenic effects, though caution must always be used.
Experienced bodybuilders and websites recommend starting off at a lower dosage to determine how the body reacts to the drug.
In most cases, an individual may see efficacy at roughly 25 mg a day in muscle growth, mass, and strength.
Underground or nonprescription oral Anadrol tablets are commonly found in the 50 mg strength. Some bodybuilders will cut the tablets in half, while others take the full dosage.
The dosage averages for bodybuilding or performance enhancement range 25 mg to 150 mg a day taken in a cycle that lasts no more than eight weeks in order to reduce the potential for liver toxicity.
Most bodybuilders won’t take more than that because the drug can produce a number of undesired estrogenic effects such as gynecomastia. The potential for liver toxicity increases with higher daily dosages.
As mentioned, any anabolic androgenic steroid, including Anadrol, can contribute to a number of alarming side effects and adverse reactions. Among them is the aforementioned polycythemia.
One 2014 study, “Polycythemia and renal infarction in a body builder” described a situation where a young bodybuilder experienced a blockage of blood flow to the kidneys.
Slow circulation or blocked blood flow can lead to the process or death of tissues.
Another bodybuilder experienced a heart attack (myocardial infarction).
These studies involve younger users, not older men with pre-diagnosed medical conditions. Other side effects associated with use of oral Anadrol include but are not limited to:
Women may experience their own set of side effects.
Women should be aware that as an anabolic androgenic steroid, oral Anadrol can cause virilization or masculine-like changes in the body. Such changes include:
Women who are pregnant, who plan to get pregnant, or who are breastfeeding should avoid any anabolic androgenic steroid.
Oral Anadrol is a potent anabolic androgenic steroid. As such, any dosage should be respected and used with caution, especially when stacking with other drugs.