Before we talk about how anadrol specifically affects women, lets first understand what anadrol is exactly.
Anadrol is an anabolic steroid primarily used by bodybuilders for bulking purposes. Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are androgens that regulate male characteristics when it comes to maintenance and development; usually by binding to receptors.
Regulation is done using androgens like testosterone which also is responsible for virilization. Virilization is when a woman starts to lose her femininity and starts to develop more masculine features.
Andarol was first designed to assist people who struggle to produce erythrocites (commonly referred to as red blood cells). Such people’s bodies will not be able to repair properly after muscle damage or injury. Thus it would take longer for them to heal compared to the average person.
To counter this, anadrol is administered. It increases the amount of red blood cells almost immediately and multiplies cell repair for damaged body tissues. The multiplying effect of red blood cells also helps to rejuvenate and strengthen the body, enabling the person’s muscles to grow and receive more oxygen.
Anadrol has an active life of between 9 to 16 hours. During this time, the multiplying effect on red blood cells will be in full flow for both men and women.
An anadrol cycle typically lasts from six to twelve weeks. For women, only those serious about building muscle will turn to anadrol as it’s a particularly powerful/harsh steroid. Instead, women are always advised to go for milder steroids such as Anavar that have less adverse effects.
Women will gain a tonne of muscle and serious strength when taking anadrol. To minimize side effects (that I’m about to touch on), it’d be wise to perform shorter cycles (4-6 weeks).
Anadrol Side Effects in Women
Due to the very nature of anadrol, there are a number of awful side effects that women should be on the lookout for. They include both primary and secondary side effects.
Primary side effects include the following:
- Virilization (also known as masculinization) results in increased body hair all over, enlargement of the clitoris and deepening of the voice.
- The body may reject anadrol and in return develop an allergic reaction to it. The allergic reactions take many forms including: swelling of lips, throat, tongue or face and may even affect a person to the point where they struggle with breathing.
If any of these symptoms occur, the person needs to be rushed to the nearest hospital as soon as possible before their nasal cavity closes up completely resulting in death.
Secondary side effects also mean a person should see their doctor, though these are not usually life threatening. Upon noticing them, anadrol-use should be stopped immediately to prevent further effects. A doctor should only be seen when side effects start to get serious, as almost every cycle will have some mild effects. Secondary side effects include the following:
- Significant change in skin colour (can result in jaundice). Jaundice results in the eyes and skin both turning yellow.
- Difficulty when urinating.
- Rapid weight gain within a short period of time
- Swelling all over the body
- Change in the menstrual cycle
- Sex drive fluctuations
- Excitement or severe restlessness.
In most cases, only a few of these side effects actually occur. Though secondary side effects are not usually life threatening, continued use of anadrol may cause these side effects to worsen. Thus extreme caution should be taken, especially when taking anadrol for the first time.
It’s important for women who’d like to take anadrol to understand the possible side effects. Only then will they be able to make an informed decision as to whether taking the steroid is worth it for them.
Conclusion & Recommendations
There’s no questioning why men or woman would want to take anadrol.
Who doesn’t want more strength and bigger muscles in just a matter of weeks?
However, anadrol is one of the most powerful steroids out there today, so if you decide to take it make sure you’re in a good bill of health and continue getting frequent check ups with your doc. Although steroids aren’t specifically designed for men, anadrol isn’t recommended for women unless they are happy to lose some of their femininity in exchange for more gains!