Anadrol is a potent oral steroid which increases red blood cell formation and improves protein synthesis, resulting in huge muscle gains. It’s a popular steroid that’s widely used by bodybuilders to bulk up. Anadrol works by increasing levels of erythropoietin, which is the hormone responsible for the production of red-blood cells.
Also known as Oxymetholone, each tablet of anadrol usually contains around 50mg of the substance.
In this article I'm going to tell you what to expect from taking anadrol tablets – the good and the bad. Then I'm going to give you advice so you don't experience too many side effects; ensuring your cycle is as safe as possible.
How Does Anadrol Work?
Anadrol 50 is often prescribed to patients suffering from anemia – caused by bone marrow failure. It also improves the body's nitrogen balance shifting your body into anabolic mode. This means that your body will have much better conditions to build lean muscle tissue.
Intake & Dosage
Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to steroids. And it's often the guys who take mega doses and abuse them which end up in the hospital (or even worse).
Although anadrol is a bulking steroids, lower anadrol doses are also beneficial for cutting cycles, when someone's trying to build muscle in a calorie deficit. The only downside to taking anadrol whilst cutting is that it causes quite a bit of water retention, smoothing out your muscle definition. However, taking a lower dose of 25mg will make this much easier to control.
If after a while your body can tolerate 25-50mg of anadrol per day, then you can steadily increase the dosage once your body has adapted and you're comfortable. Some bodybuilders may go up to 75 to 100mg of Anadrol, but going beyond 100mg is not recommended. Taking mega doses like this can cause major side effects and won't give you any more gains. Most people on anadrol will experience enormous increases in strength and muscle size on just a moderate dose.
Never increase your dosage without consulting your doctor, to know if you're in good health or not. Also don't take anadrol tablets for more than 4-6 weeks at a time. If you're very experienced and you tolerate anadrol very well then you might be able to get away with cycling it for 8 weeks at a time, but this is the only exception.
If you're going to overdose or abuse a steroid, anadrol isn't the one to do it with; because putting it bluntly – it's pretty harsh on the system. You might get away with taking high doses of testosterone or anavar, but you're going to feel the full force if you take the same approach with anadrol.
When misused, anadrol tablets can cause certain negative symptoms like depression, tiredness and irritability. They may last for a few weeks or months before your hormones return back to normal.
Benefits to taking Anadrol
If you didn't already known, here's why so many bodybuilders take anadrol tablets:
1) Insane muscle and strength gains
2) Helps alleviate joint pain during exercise
3) Helps increase red-blood cell count
4) Improves protein synthesis (positive nitrogen levels)
5) Rapid results (within a week)
6) Perfect for bulking in the off-season
Women who are thinking about taking anadrol tablets should monitor themselves regularly for signs of virilization, which is characterized by deepening of the voice, acne, enlargement of the clitoris and hirsutism. To prevent permanent bodily changes, anadrol should be discontinued when such symptoms are first detected.
Virilization often occurs when the steroid is used at high doses. Some changes in women can be irreversible even after a person stops using anadrol. Taking estrogen also won't prevent these adverse effects. Taking anadrol is likely to cause menstrual irregularities too, due to a complete shift in your testosterone levels.
Anadrol shouldn't be given to anyone under the age of 18, as you are still developing. Taking steroids too early can cause disturbances in growth and sexual development which you can regret later in life.
Popping some anadrol tablets is one of the easiest ways to pack on muscle when combined with lifting weights. However, it's important that you know what you're doing so you don't jeopardize your health. Compared to other bulking steroids, the risk of developing side effects is more with anadrol. However, you're likely to see better gains on anadrol compared to other bulking compounds.
Can Anadrol Tablets Be Taken Safely?
I wouldn't say taking something banned is ‘safe'. However, if you're in good health, you get regular check ups with your doctor and you take a low-moderate dose of anadrol; you're taking steroids in the safest way possible.