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    Arimidex Substance: Anastrozole
    Trade Names:
    Brand names: Arimidex (Tablets) , Liquidex (Liquid

    Arimidex is not a steroid but is often used in conjunction with steroids. The main benefit from Arimidex is its ability to prevent bloating and Gynecomastia that often result from high levels of androgens. Arimidex is often sought over Nolvadex and Clomid, but can be used in conjunction with to increase protection from the side effects of an androgen. Arimidex comes in both tablet and liquid form for meant for oral consumption. The most common dosage used by male bodybuilder is .25mg to 1mg per day. Arimidex can also be taken every other day. The price of Arimidex varies greatly. You can see the prices anywhere from 28/1mg tablets at $175-$300. And the oral version can be purchased for $60.00 for [email protected]/ml.

    Actual FDA approved uses for Arimidex include the treatment of breast cancer in post-menopausal women with disease progression following tamoxifen therapy. Common side effects noted from actual FDA approved usage of the drug are: shortness of breath, dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, hat flashes, weakness, cough, dry mouth, skin rash, sweating, abdominal pain and bone pain. Some less common symptoms are vaginal bleeding, weight gain, tiredness, chills, fever, breast pain, and itching. In case of an overdose, it is recommended to contact your poison control center. At the levels of use by bodybuilders no significant side effects have been noted.

  • #2

    (200 mg enanthate, 50 mg propionate)

    Ara-test 2500- 250mg/m-l 10ml vial- Lab Aranda

    Aratest is a relative new comer to the Mexican vet test market. In a 10 ml bottle, with a mixture of 200 mg enanthate and 50 mg propionate, it provides a great alternative to higher priced compounds. It is very similar to sustanon, but users have reported that it's even better. It contains both a fast acting testosterone(propinate), and a slower acting one(enanthate), which makes the two a very good combination.
    This is a very good steroid for beginners and expereinced steroid users. This steroid alone can easily add 10-25lbs of mass to a first time user. With the testosterone enanthate in this product, a user can expect to have some water retention. Stacking aratest along with deca durabolin, and dianabol, will make one of the best mass/strength building cycles available today. A user should also have nolvadex on hand, especailly at higher dosages.
    The current bottle has a black flip top.


    • #3
      Substance: androstanolone
      Trade Names:
      Andractim 2.5% gel Besins-Iscovesco FR; Piette B
      Apeton 5 mg, 25 mg tab.; Fujisawa. Japan
      Apeton Depot 2%, 5% inj. solution,- Fujisawa. Japan
      Gelovit 2.5% gel Berenguer Infall ES

      Androstanolone is identical to the body's own dihydrotestosterone which, as we know, is formed by the periph-eral conversion of testosterone. Some therefore call Androstanolone a synthetic d1hydrotestosterone. This steroid has a predominantly androgenic effect and, due to its structure, cannot be converted into estrogen. For a fast buildup of power and muscle mass Androstanolone is of little value. It used to be the athlete's favorite competition steroid since it helped to obtain a harder muscle through a lower fat content by increasing the androgen level without aro-matizing. Numerous athletes used Androstanolone during work-outs for doping-tested championships since the substance remains in the body for only a short time and the testosterone/epitestosterone value is not influenced. Another positive characteristic is that the injectable version is not liver-toxic. Today, however, Androstanolone is rarely used by athletes. One reason for this is that almost all Eu-ropean and American compounds are no longer commercially avail-able. The other reason is that most athletes use the still readily avail-able Masteron which has similar effects. Neither the original nor a fake of Androstanolone is available on the black market.


      • #4

        Androgel ™ is the first-ever testosterone gets to be approved by the FDA for replacement therapy in men for conditions associated with low testosterone. Low testosterone, also known as hypogonadism, affects approximately four to five million American men. The condition is linked with diminished interest in sex, impotence, reduced lean body mass, decreased bone density and lowered mood an energy levels. Androgel™ will be available with a prescription in pharmacies throughout the United States by mid-summer 2000 by Unimed Pharmaceuticals.
        The unique method of transport (rub in gel) offers many benefits. Those traumatized by needles will surely enjoy rubbing in testosterone to the skin, apposed to injection in intra-muscularly. The therapeutic dose may fall short of being anabolic enough for some though.


        • #5

          Androderm is a transdermal patch, designed to release testosterone over a 24-hour period, in a natural pattern resembling that of a healthy young man. This product is being used primarily by older men who have reached an age in which there body no longer produces sufficient amounts of testosterone ("Andropause"). Each patch contains 12.2 gm of testosterone, but according to the paperwork only about 2.5 mg is dispersed in each 24-hour application. Two patches are most commonly used, and are applied to the abdomen, back, thigh, or upper arm. Athletes would no doubt find this dosage insufficient, and will likely avoid this product all together. Quite a number of patches would have to be used for a strong effect, making it much easier to use an injectable testosterone instead.


          • #6

            Anapolon has been the strongest, oral steroidal compound, which is a derivative of dihydrotestosterone, which has been currently only available for institutional use in Mexico. Clinically, Anapolon had been often prescribed in efforts to treat anemias that had been caused by deficient red cell production. The androgenic and high anabolic properties of Anapolon have been substandard of Testosterone, which had been perinined this compound to have also been a dramatic muscle-building product. Many athletes had claimed the strength and weight increases had been very substantial within is a relatively short period of time. This characteristic had allowed the compound of Anapolon to be a very popular choice of oral steroidal compounds amongst many athletes, primarily those of the male gender. Most athletes had frequently experienced a general weight increase of approximately 10 to 15 lbs or more, within two weeks with the administration of this compound. This of course, had been largely attributed to the tremendous amount of water retention which had immediately increased the muscle diameters, which in turn, had permitted a rapid increased size appearance. Consequently, this retained amount of water in the muscle cells and joints had also additionally provided a smooth appearance, as the size increase had been quantitative, not qualitative. An advantageous effect of the water retention however, had been the ability to eliminate, or having soothed associated joint problems, which had been due to this side effect's subsequent lubricating quality. This had often been appreciated by most athletes, as this characteristic had frequently allowed for intense workouts, which had often been previously somewhat restricted, due to associated aggravated pain in the joints.
            The Anapolon oral steroidal compound had further increased the number of red blood cells, which in turn, had enabled the muscles to absorb more oxygen. This had generally resulted in the muscle being able to have endured more physical stress, which had been due to the significant increase in blood volume. A "pump" effect had often been experienced when training particular muscles, and had even become somewhat painful to the extent, that the performed exercise had frequently been required to have been abandoned, in order to have alleviated this sensation.
            However, this perception of increased strength and power had commonly been desired by all athletes who had practiced the self-administration of this compound, as this sensation had usually been indicative that the compound of Anapolon had indeed, been performing to it's full capacity. Several athletes had also claimed that another distinguishing trait of Anapolon, had been the increased training duration's, as this compound had been able to have stimulated the regeneration of the body, which often had enabled further muscle-building progress, and had stalled the possibility of overtraining.
            However, although the substance of Anapolon had been powerful, it unfortunately, also had imposed the highest threat for serious adverse reactions out of any oral or injectable steroids compounds. A few athletes had experienced excessive water retention which had sometimes resulted in high blood pressure. Anapolon had very high DHT levels, and had been very toxic to the liver, due to the characteristics of being C-17 alphaallrylated steroid.
            Although the Anapolon steroidal compound had been known for quick strength and mass gains, it's utilization had not been suitable for novices, and had only been used by some athletes after a certain development had been achieved; or consequently, the prior us of weaker steroid compounds had been experienced.


            • #7

              Substance: nandrolone hexyloxyphenylpropionate
              Trade Names:
              Anador 50 mg/ml; Pharmacia FR
              Anadur 50 mg/ml; Kabi Pharmacia G, A, CH,O; Pharmacia B, NL, Fl, CZ
              Anadur 50 mg/2ml; Eczacibasi TK
              Anadur 25 mg/ml; Lundbeck DK
              Anadur 25 mg/ml; Lundbeck DK
              Anadur (o.c.) 25 mg/ml; Leo ES
              Anadurin 50 mg/ml; Xponei GR

              Anadur is one of many steroids which contain the compound nandrolone. Although available in many countries athletes do not use it often. Since its effect is similar to Deca-Durabolin's most people see no reason to take Anadur. This product does, however, have a few characteristics which make it different from "Deca" and there-fore an interesting drug. Anadur is the longest lasting nandrolone. After only one injection the substance remains active in the body for four weeks. Anadur, above all, has an anabolic effect which stimu-lates the protein synthesis and, as with all nandrolones, requires a high protein intake. Anadur is not a steroid to be used to achieve rapid gains in weight and strength but is a classic, basic anabolic steroid which can be stored in the body, allowing a slow but solid muscle gain and an even strength gain. Athletes using Anadur report less water reten-tion than with Deca. For this reason some bodybuilders prefer Anadur when preparing for a competition. It must be observed, however, that in this phase usage of Anadur should be combined with stronger androgenic steroids such as Parabolan or Testosterone propionate. Because of its slow, even, and compatible effect it is mostly used during steroid treatments which last for several months. For the most part, progress made during this period usually remains after discontinuing the product. When taking 50-100 mg every 10 days some women normally show no virilization symptoms but it has been shown that only a few weeks of such use will result in some irreversible virilization for some women. They like to combine Anadur with Winstrol tablets, Primobolan S-tablets, or Oxandrolone. Men do not have to take antiestrogens since Anadur aromatizes only lightly and only in rare cases does it lead to gynecomastia.
              The side effects of Anadur are even less than those of Deca-Durabolin. Liver damage can be excluded so that it can even be taken by people with liver disease. Virilization symptoms such as acne, hoarseness, deep voice, hirsutism, and increase in libido only occur, if at all, in very sensitive women. A higher blood pressure, due to a low water and salt retention, cannot be excluded but rarely occurs. The use of testosterone-stimulating compounds such as HCG or Clomid is not necessary since Anadur influences the hypothalamohypophysial tes-ticular axis only slightly so that the endogenous testosterone pro-duction is not significantly reduced and the risk of a spermatogenic inhibition is minimal. Anadur is a very compatible steroid which improves the general condition and well-being of its user. Some ath-letes mention an improved psychological well being. As for the dos-age, good results can be obtained with 200 mg every 10 days. On the U.S. black market, one large ampule costs approx. $13 to $15. A U.S pharmaceutical product does not exist. The Bel-gian and Turkish Anadur, the French Anador, and the Greek version Anadurin are individually packed and costs approx. $10-15 per 50 mg/ampule on the black market. Insufficient availability on the black market forces athletes to use the more readily available Deca- Durabolin. Unlike Deca, there are no fakes of Anadur.


              • #8
                Anadrol 50 (oxymetholone)

                Anadrol 50- 50mg- 100 tab bottle- Unimed, U.S.
                Anapolon 50- 50mg-100bt/20 strip- Syntex, Mx
                Hemogin- 50mg- 10 tab box- Syntex, Brazil
                Oxymetholone- 50mg- 100 pouch- British Disp, Thailand
                Oxymetholone- 50mg- 100 bt- Han Seo, Korea

                Anadrol 50 is the strongest and, at the same time, also the most effective oral steroid. The compound has an extremely high andro-genic effect which goes hand in hand with an extremely intense anabolic component. For this reason, dramatic gains in strength and muscle mass can be achieved in a very short time. An increase in body weight of 10 - 15 pounds or more in only 14 days is not un-usual. Water retention is considerable, so that the muscle diameter quickly increases and the user gets a massive appearance within record time. Since the muscle cell draws a lot of water, the entire muscle system of most athletes looks smooth, in part even puffy. Anadrol does not cause a qualitative muscle gain but rather a quan-titative one which in the off-season is quite welcome. Anadrol "lu-bricates" the joints since water is stored there as well. On the one hand this is a factor in the enormous increase of strength and, on the other hand, it allows athletes with joint problems a painless workout. Powerlifters in the higher weight classes are sold on Anadrol. A strict diet, together with the simultaneous intake of Nolvadex and Proviron, can significantly reduce water retention so that a distinct increase in the solid muscles is possible. By taking Anadrol the athlete experiences an enormous "pump effect" during the workout in the exercised muscles. The blood volume in the body is significantly elevated causing a higher blood supply to the muscles during workout. Anadrol increases the number of red blood cells, allowing the muscle to absorb more oxygen. The muscle thus has a higher endurance and performance level. Consequently, the athlete can rely on great power and high strength even after several sets. The highly androgenic effect of Anadrol stimulates the regeneration of the body so that the often-feared "overtraining" is unlikely. Although Anadrol is not a steroid used in preparation for a compe-tition, it does help more than any other steroid during dieting to maintain the muscle mass and to allow an intense workout. Many bodybuilders therefore use it up to about one week before a compe-tition, solving the problem of water retention by taking antiestrogens and diuretics so that they will appear bulky and hard when in the limelight.
                As for the dosage, opinions differ. A dosage sufficient for any athlete would be 0,5 - 0,8 mg per pound of body weight/day. This corresponds to 1-4 tablets; i.e. 50-200 mg/day. Under no circumstances should an athlete take more than four tablets in any given day. We are of the opinion that a daily intake of three tablets should not be exceeded. Those of you who would like to try Anadrol 50 for the first time should begin with an intake of only one 50 mg tablet. After a few days or even better, after one week, the daily dosage can be increased to two tab-lets, one tablet each in the morning and evening, taken with meals. Athletes who are more advanced or weigh more than 220 pounds can increase the dosage to 150 mg/day in the third week. This dos-age, however, should not be taken for periods longer than two to three weeks. Anadrol 50 should not exceed six weeks. After discontinuing Anadrol, it is important to continue ste-roid treatment with another compound since, otherwise, a drastic reduction takes place and the user, as is often observed, within a short period looks the same as before the treatment. No other ana-bolic/androgenic steroid causes such a fast and drastic loss in strength and mass as does Anadrol 50. Athletes continue their treatment with injectable testosterone such as Sustanon 250 or Testosterone enanthate for several weeks. Body-builders often combine Anadrol with Deca-Durabolin or Testoster-one to build up strength and mass. A very effective stack which is also favored by professionals consists of Anadrol 100 mg +/day, Parabolan 228 mg +/week, and 5ustanon 500 mg +/week. This stack quickly improves strength and mass but it is not suitable for and steroid novices. Anadrol 50 is to be taken seriously and the prevailing bodybuilder mentality "more is bet-ter" is out of place.
                Anadrol 50 is unfortunately also the most harmful oral steroid. Its intake can cause many considerable side effects. Since it is I 7-alpha alkylated it is very liver-toxic. Most users can expect certain patho-logical changes in their liver values after approximately one week. An increase in liver values of both the enzymes GOT and GPT also called transaminases, often cannot be avoided. Elevated GOT and GPT values are indications of hepatitis, i.e. a liver infection. Those who discontinue oxymetholone will usually show normal values within two months. Longer intake and/or higher doses can cause a yellow discoloration of fingernails, eyes, or skin 0aundice). This is because oxymetholone induces an increase of biliburin in the liver, producing a bile pigment which causes the yellow discoloring of the skin. The liver enzyme gamma-GT also reacts sensitively to the oxymetholone, causing it to elevate. If high dosages of Anadrol 50 are taken over a long period, there is an increased risk that the de-scribed liver changes could end up damaging the liver. During the intake of Anadrol 50, the liver values, GOT, GPT, bilirubin, gamma--GT and alkaline phosphatase (AP), as well as the LDH/HBDH quo-tient, should always be checked by a competent physician. Anadrol 50 (representing all oxymetholone-containing steroid products) is the only anabolic/androgenic steroid which was linked with liver cancer.
                The compound oxymetholone easily converts into estrogen. This causes signs of feminization (e.g. gynecomastia) and the already -mentioned water retention which in turn requires the intake of antiestrogens (e.g. Nolvadex and Proviron) and an increased use of diuretics (e.g. Lasix) before a competition. The increased water re-tention, in addition to the aesthetical problems, can be further detri-mental since it may cause high blood pressure. In extreme cases the intake of an anti-hypertensive drug, e.g. Catapresan, may be neces-sary. Oxymetholone doesn't convert to DHT. However, it is a potent androgen. Bodybuilders who experience severe steroid acne caused by Anadrol can get this problem under control by using the prescription drug Accutane.
                Other possible side effects may include headaches, nausea, vomit-ing, stomach aches, lack of appetite, insomnia, and diarrhea. The athlete can expect a feeling of "general indisposition" with the in-take of Anadrol which is completely in contrast to Dianabol which conveys a "sense of well-being". The increased aggres-siveness is caused by the resulting high level of androgen and occurs mostly when large quantities of testosterone are "shot" simulta-neously with the Anadrol. The body's own production of testoster-one is considerably reduced since Anadrol has an inhibiting effect on the hypothalamus, which in turn completely reduces or stops the release of GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone). For this reason the intake of testosterone-stimulating compounds such as HCG and Clomid is absolutely necessary to main-tain the hormone production in the testes.
                Anadrol 50 is not recommended for women since it causes many and, in part, irreversible virilizing symptoms such as acne, clitorial hypertrophy, deep voice, increased hair growth on the legs, beard growth, missed periods, increased libido, and hair loss. Anadrol is simply too strong for the female organism and accordingly, it is poorly tolerated.


                • #9
                  Anabolicum Vister

                  Anabolicum Vister is an oral steroid produced only in Italy. It is administered in an unusual form since it is either taken as a capsule or in drops. The latter type of administration is not used by ath-letes. In schools of medicine Anabolicum Vister is used primarily in treating of the elderly, in particular women after menopause, and for the treatment of general diseases and symptoms of old age. This is due to the fact that Anabolicum Vister is a very weak androgenic steroid which is well-tolerated. It has mainly an anabolic effect which stimulates the protein synthesis and has the welcome characteristic that it only slightly aromatizes. It also causes only a low retention of water and salt. In addition, the substance is not I 7-alpha alkalifying and consequently, not liver-toxic. However, all these positive char-acteristics make Anabolicurn Vister a very weak steroid which does not help athletes achieve significant improvements. Women, older athletes, and steroid novices may gain some advantages while the more advanced will be disappointed by its effect. Men usually need very high doses in the range of 80-120 mg/day to feel anything at all, while some women react with a small muscle gain and a nice strength gain by taking only 30-40 mg/day. As mentioned earlier, the side effects are minimal and usually occur in persons taking high doses and showing sensitivity to the androgenic residual ef-fect. Thirty capsules come in a glass bottle with a screw cap, pack-aged in a matching box. Anabolicum Vister is rarely found on the black market since there are very few requests from athletes.


                  • #10

                    Aldactone is a diuretic and belongs to the subgroup of potassium--sparing diuretics. Aldactone is an aldosterone antagonist. It influ-ences the body's own hormone, aldosterone, which accelerates the excretion of potassium and reduces the excretion of sodium and water. Simplified, aldosterone regulates the endogenous water household. The higher the aldosterone level, the more water is stored in the body. The use of Aldactone results in a significant reduction in the aldosterone level so that an increased excretion of sodium and water occurs while, at the same time, potassium is reabsorbed. This also explains why Aldactone is called a potassium-sparing diuretic since it does not cause a loss of potassium like thiazides and furosemides (lasix) do. Athletes must strictly observe that during the use of Aldactone no additional potassium is taken since this would cause a life-threatening increase in the serum potassium level. Potassium--sparing diuretics have relatively low diuretic effects so that Aldactone can be called a mild diuretic. It is interesting to note that Aldactone is also an antiandrogen since it reduces the androgen level. Female athletes take advantage of this characteristic by using it to mini-mize the virilization symptoms during steroid treatment or the symptoms after treatment. For this purpose Aldactone is normally taken daily for 10 to14 days, usually in a dose of 50 mg/day. In men this could cause problems since the relationship of the andro-gen level to the estrogen level changes in favor of the latter. Thus, common side effects in men include pain in the nipples and breast swelling (gynecomastia).
                    Bodybuilders use Aldactone almost exclusively during the last week before a competition. Since this causes neither a dramatic nor an immediately noticeable draining effect, it is usually taken over 5-6 days in a dosage of 2 tablets of 50 mg daily. Both male and female athletes take it. The main problems in men consist of gynecomastia and possible impo-tence. Other side effects can be low blood pressure, muscle spasms, dizziness, gastrointestinal pain, vomiting, irregular pulse rate, and fatigue.
                    Aldactone by Boehringer Mannheim of Germany is often found on the black market. A package contains 50 dragees of 50 mg each and costs approx. $30 on the black market. There are currently no Aldactone fakes available.


                    • #11
                      Anavar - oxandrolone

                      The compound with the generic name Oxandrolone SPA by S.p.A. Milano Company (Societa Produtti Antibiotica) from Italy is the only original anabolic steroid available in Europe which contains the substance Oxandrolone. There are 30 tablets in one box with one push-through strip of 30 tablets. Oxandrolone is a weak steroid with only a slight androgenic component. It has been shown that Oxandrolone, when taken in reasonable dosages, rarely has any side effects. This is appreciated since Oxandrolone was developed mostly for women and children. Oxandrolone is one of the few steroids which does not cause an early stunting of growth in cluildren since it does not prematurely close the epiphysial growth plates. For this reason Oxandrolone is mostly used in children to stimulate growth and in women to prevent osteoporosis. Oxandrolone causes very light virilization symptoms, if at all. This characteristic makes Oxandrolone a favored remedy for female athletes since, at a daily dose of 10-15 mg, masculinizing symptoms are observed only rarely.

                      Bodybuilders and powerlifters, in particutar, like Oxandrolone for three reasons. First, Oxandrolone causes a strong strength gain by stimulating the phosphocreatine synthesis in the muscle cell without depositing liquid (water) in the joints and the muscles. Powerlifters and weightlifters who do not want to end up in a higher weight class take advantage of this since it allows them to get stronger without gaining body weight at the same time. The combination of Oxandrolone and 20 - 30 mg Holotestin daily has proven to be very effective since the muscles also look harder. Similarly good results can be achieved by a simultaneous intake of Oxandrolone and 120-140 mcg Clenbuterol per day. Although Oxandrolone itself does not cause a noticeable muscle growth it can clearly improve the muscle-developing effect of many steroids. Deca Durabolin, Dianabol (D-bol), and the various testosterone compounds, in particular, combine well with Oxandrolone to achieve a "mass buildup" because the strength gain caused by the intake of these highly tissue-developing and liquid-retaining substances results in an additional muscle mass. A stack of 200 mg Deca Durabolin/week, 500 mg Testoviron Depot (e.g. Testoviron Ethanate 250)/week, and 25 mg Oxandrolone/day leads to a good gain in strength and mass in most athletes. Deca Durabolin has a distinct anabolic effect and stimulates the synthesis of protein; Oxandrolone improves the strength by a higher phosphocreatine synthesis; and Testoviron Depot inereases the aggressiveness for the workout and accelerates regeneration.

                      The second reason why Oxandrolone is so popular is that this compound does not aromatize in any dosage. As already mentioned, a certain part of the testosterone present in the body is converted into estrogen. This aromatization process, depending on the predisposition, can vary distinctly from the athlete to another. Oxandrolone is one of the few steroids which cannot aromatize to estrogen. This characteristic has various advantages for the athlete. With Oxandrolone the muscle system does not get the typical watery appearance as with many steroids, thus making it very interesting during the preparation for a competiton. In this phase it is especially important to keep the estrogen level as low as possible since estrogen programs the body to store water even if the diet is calorie-reduced. In combination with a diet, Oxandrolone helps to make the muscles hard and ripped. Although Oxandrolone itself does not break down fat, it plays an indirect role in this process because the substance often suppresses the athlete's appetite. Oxandrolone can also cause some bloating which in severat athletes results in nausea and vomiting when the tablets are taken with meals. The package insert of the Italian Oxandrolone notes its effect on the activity of the gastrointestinal tract. Some athletes thus report continued diarrhea. Although these symptoms are not very pleasant they still help the athlete break down fat and become harder. Those who work out for a competition or are interested in gaining quality muscles should combine Oxandrolone with steroids such as Winstrol, Parabolan, Masteron, Primobolan Depot, and Testosterone propionate. A stack of 50 mg Winstrol every two days, 5O mg Testosterone propionate every two days, and 25 mg Oxandrolone every day has proven effective. Another advantage of Oxandrolone's nonaromatization is that athletes who suffer from high blood pressure or develop gynecomastia of the thymus glands when taking stronger androgenic steroids will not have these side effects with a this compound. The Oxandrolone/Deca Durabolin stack is a welcome alternative for this group of athletes or for athletes showing signs of poor health during mass buildup with testosterone, Dianabol (D-bol), or Anadrol. Athletes over forty should predomi nantly use Oxandrolone.

                      The third reason which speaks well for an intake of Oxandrolone is that even in a very high dosage this compound does not influence the body's own testosterone production. To make this clear: Oxandrolone does not suppress the body's own hormone production. The reason is that it does not have a negative feedback mechanism on the hypothalamohypophysial testicular axis, meaning that during the intake of Oxandrolone, unlike during the intake of most anabolic steroids, the testes signal the hypothalamus not to reduce or to stop the release of GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone) and LHRH (luteinizing hormon releasing hormone). This special feature of Oxandrolone can be explained by the fact that the substance is not converted into.

                      For this reason Oxandrolone combines very well with Andriol, since Andriol does not aromatize in a dosage of up to 240 mg daily and has only slight influence on the hormone production. The daily intake of 280 mg Andriol and 25 mg Oxandrolone results in a good gain in strength and, in steroid novices, also in muscle mass without excessive water retention and without significant influence on testosterone production. As for the dosage of Oxandrolone, 8-12 tablets in men and 5-6 tablets in women seems to bring the best results. The rule of thumb to take 0.125mg/pound of body weight daily has proven successful in clinical tests. The tablets are normally taken two to three times daily after meals thus assuring an optimal absorption of the substance. Those who get the already discussed gastrointestinal pain when taking Oxandrolone are better off taking the tablets one to two hours after a meal or switching tu another campound.

                      Since Oxandrolone is only slightly toxic and usually shows few side effects it is used by several athletes over a prolonged period ot time. However Oxandrolone should not be taken for several consecutive months, since, as with almost all oral steroids it is 17-alpha alkylated and thus liver toxic. Oxandrolone is an all purpose remedy which, depending on the athlete's goal, is very versatile. Women who react sensitively to the intake of anabolic steroids achieve good results when combining Oxandrolone/Primobolan Tabs and/or Clenbuterol, without suffering from the usual virilization symptoms. Women, however should not take more than 6 tablets daily. Otherwise, androgenic-caused side effects such as acne, deep voice, clitorial hypertrophy or increased growth of body hair can occur.


                      • #12

                        Testosterone Suspension
                        Manufacturer - Denkall

                        Another injectable testosterone compound which is used in power sports circles is Testosterone suspension. In the following we will describe the testerone dissolved in water. For athletes who readily and frequently work with the popular oily testosterone suspensions (Sustanon 250 or Testosterone Depot) this information might be something new. Besides, water-dissolved tes-tosterone was actually the first injectable steroid. In Europe during the 1940's injectable testosterone was used in the German armed forces to increase aggressiveness and stamina, and also in the recov-ery of undernourished prisoners of war. This was nothing else but crystalline testosterone mixed with water. Russian weightlifters be-gan experimenting with this testosterone compound during the late 1 940's and broke one world record after another. Since, at the time, pure testosterone without additional esters was used, the substance remained in the body for only a few hours requiring daily injec-tions, and often several per day By first injecting the testosterone molecules with an ester, such as for example isobutyrate (in Agovirin), it was possible to prolong the duration of effect up to about one week.
                        Since testosterone is dissolved in water the substance reaches the blood after only 1-2 hours so that it is unnecessary to wait longer for results, a circumstance that is advantageous to powerlifters. In the last one or two weeks before a competition testosterone suspen-sion is injected daily, often resulting in amazing strength gains. Of-ten Testo -suspension is even injected on the day of competition to increase the athlete's aggressiveness and self-esteem in order to ap-proach the difficult tasks with the right attitude. For this purpose, this rapidly effective testosterone is considerably more effective than methyltestosterone (see chapter "Methyltestosterone"). Among East European powerlifters and competing bodybuilders Testo-suspen-sion has always been a "last minute secret." Especially women can reliably change their estrogen/testosterone ratio to break down excessive water and to give softer muscles a visibly better hard-ness in a short time. Female bodybuilders usually have consider-ably greater difficulty in getting their calves and upper thighs in contest condition than their upper bodies. Often you see a female bodybuilder on the posing platform with striated pecs, delts and triceps, whereas her lower body appears flat and soft. For several reasons the estrogen level can be too high, leading to an increase in the hormone aldosterone. Since aldosterone regulates the body's own water household-meaning the higher the aldosterone level, the more water is stored by the organism-it is important to keep the aldosterone level as low as possible. Finally it is known that women by nature store fat and water mostly in their upper thighs. An optimal form for a competition requires a high an-drogen level with a minimal estrogen level. Women who on the day of competition never obtain the right muscle hardness can usually achieve a significant performance enhancement by in-jecting 25-50 mg Testosterone suspension daily during the last 1-4 days before the competition.
                        However, men also use Testosterone suspension during the last 10-14 days before a bodybuilding competition to make an all-out effort for optimal muscle hardness. Athletes report outstand-ing results when Testo -suspension is used together with the car-bohydrate/loading technique. The athlete unloads his body by depriving it of carbohydrates for several days and begins loading carbohydrates three days before a competition with the goal of storing as much glycogen in the muscle cells as possible. He can optimize this process by taking 5 0-100 mg Testosterone suspen-sion/day. Testosterone suspension considerably boosts the stor-ing of glycogen in the muscle cells and, since dissolved in water, becomes effective almost immediately. As is known, glycogen also bonds with water in the muscle cells, which manifests itself in extremely tight and full muscles.
                        In the mass-gaining phase Testosterone suspension is only rarely used. With respect to strength and muscle mass the gains, as with all injectable testosterone esters, are very good; however, this testosterone compound requires frequent injections in order to reach a performance-enhancing dosage. With 100 mg every 1-2 days rapid muscle gains can usually be obtained and the strength increase can usually be felt from the first day. However a stale effect remains since the injection of testosterone dissolved in water is not only extremely unpleasant but the pain at the injection area remains for some time. To endure such martyrdom for several weeks is not to everyone's liking. The gains disappear rapidly after use of the compound is discontinued.
                        As for side effects, the same is true for Testosterone suspension as it is for other testosterone esters. A considerable part of the com-pound is converted into dihydrotestosterone in the body so that acne and hair loss occur quite frequently. The endogenous test-osterone production is already considerably lower after only a few days of use which during a several week long intake could result in testicular atrophy and temporary impotence. Women experience the usual virilization symptoms. An enormously in-creased sexual drive in both sexes is noted, often from the first day of intake. The same can be said about the influence of Testo suspensions on the aggression potential. Men are also at risk to develop a prostate condition or possible gynecomastia.
                        The price on the black market for a 2 ml ampule, according to reports by ath-letes, is around $6 - 10. Since steroid molecules do not easily bond with water, Test-osterone suspension must be well shaken before the injection. Those who let the injection rest for more than 30 minutes with-out touching it will notice that the testosterone separates from the watery solution in form of a white, crystalline powder. After shaking, an opaque, white mixture is formed in the ampule.


                        • #13

                          Substance: liothyronine sodium
                          Trade Names:
                          Cynomel 5 mcg, 24 mcg tab,; UhImann-Eyrard CH
                          Cynomel 25 mcg tab.; Merrell Dow FR, Dincel TK
                          Cyronine (o.c.) 25 mcg, 50 mcg tab.; Major U.S.
                          Cytomel 5 mcg tab.; Smith Kline U.S.; Smith Kline & French Canada, NL
                          Cytomel 25 mcg tab.; Smith Kline Rit B, Smith Kline U.S.; Smith Kline &
                          Cytomel 50 mcg tab.; 50 mcg tab.; Smith Kline U.S.
                          Cytomel Tabs 5, 25, 50 mcg tab.; Schein U.S.
                          Euthroid (o.c.) 50 mcg tabl; Parke Davis U.S.
                          Linomel 25 mcg tab.; Smith Kline Argentina
                          Liothyronin 20 mcg tab.; Nycomed NO, S
                          Neo-Tiroimade 5 mcg, 25 mcg tab.; Made PTI
                          Ro-Thyronine 25 mcg, 50 mcg tab.; Robinson U.S.
                          T3 (o.c.) 25 mcg, 50 mcg tab.; Uni-Pharme U.S.
                          T3 25 mcg, 50 mcg tab.; Uni-Pharme Israel
                          T3 25 mcg, 50 mcg tab.; Unipharma GR
                          Tertroxin 20 mcg injection solution; Glaxo DK
                          Tertroxin 20 mcg tab.; Glaxo DK, South Africa, CZ, GB
                          Thybon,-forte 20 mcg, 100 mcg tab.; Hoechst G
                          Thyrotardin 100 mcg dry substance; Henning Berlin G Inject
                          Ti-Tre 5 mcg, 20 mcg tab.; Glaxo I
                          Tiromel 25 mcg tab.; Ibrahim TK
                          Tironina (o.c.) 25 mcg tab.; Abello ES
                          Trijodthyronin 20 mcg tab.; Nycomed S
                          Trijod. Sanabo 25 mcg tab.; Sanabo A
                          Trjodthyr- 50 50 mcg tab.; Berlin-Chemie G
                          Trjodthyr. Leo 25 mcg tab.; Leo ES

                          Cytomel is not an anabolic/androgenic steroid but a thyroid hor-mone. As a substance it contains synthetically manufactured liothyronine sodium which resembles the natural thyroid hormone tricodide-thyronine (L-T3). The thyroid of a healthy person usually produces two hormones, the better known L-thyroxine (L-T4) and the aforementioned L-triiodine-thyronine (L-T3). Since Cytomel is the synthetic equivalent of the latter hormone, it causes the same processes in the body as if the thyroid were to produce more of the hormone. It is interesting to note that L-T3 is clearly the stronger and more effective of these two hormones. This makes Cytomel more effective than the commercially available L-T4 compounds such as L-thyroxine or Synthroid. L-T3 has proven to be 4-5 times more biologically active and to take effect more quickly than L-thyroxine (L-T4)." In school medicine Cytomel is used to treat thyroid insufficiency (hypothyroidism). Among other secondary symptoms are obesity, metabolic disorders, and fatigue. Bodybuilders take advantage of these characteristics and stimulate their metabolism by taking Cytomel, which causes a faster conver-sion of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Bodybuilders, of course, are especially interested in an increased lipolysis, which means in-creased fat burning. Competing bodybuilders, in particular, use Cytomel during the weeks before a championship since it helps to maintain an extremely low fat content, without necessitating a hunger diet. Athletes who use low dosages of Cytomel report that by the simultaneous intake of steroids, the steroids become mote effective, most likely as the result of the faster conversion of protein.
                          To a great extent several bodybuilders who are pictured in "muscle magazines" and display a hard and de-fined look in photos, eat fast food and iron this out by taking Cytomel. The over stimulated thyroid burns calories like a blast furnace. Nowadays, instead of Cytomel, athletes use Clenbuterol which is becoming more and more popular. Those who combine these two compounds will burn an enormous amount of fat. Cytomel is also popular among female bodybuilders. Since women generally have slower metabolisms than men, it is extremely difficult for them to obtain the right form for a competition given today's standards. A drastic reduc-tion of food and calories below the 1000 caloric/day mark can often be avoided by taking Cytomel. Women, no doubt, are more prone to side effects than men but usually get along well with 50 mcg/day. A short-term intake of Cytomel in a reasonable dosage is certainly "healthier" than an extreme hunger diet.
                          As for the dosage, one should be very careful since Cytomel is a very strong and highly effective thyroid hormone. It is extremely impor-tant that one begins with a low dosage, increasing it slowly and evenly over the course of several days. Most athletes begin by tak-ing one 25-mcg tablet per day and increasing this dosage every three to four days by one additional tablet. A dose higher than 100-mcg/ day is not necessary and not advisable. It is not recommended that the daily dose be taken all at once but broken down into three smaller individual doses so that they become more effective. It is also impor-tant that Cytomel not be taken for more than six weeks. At least two months of abstinence from the drug needs to follow. Those who take high dosages of Cytomel over a long period of time are at risk of developing a chronic thyroid insufficiency. As a consequence, the athlete might be forced to take thyroid medication for the rest of his life. It is also important that the dosage is reduced slowly and evenly by taking fewer tablets and -not be ended abruptly. Those who plan to take Cytomel should first consult a physician in order to be sure that no thyroid hyperfunction exists.
                          Possible side effects are: heart palpitation, trembling, irregular heartbeat, heart oppression, agita-tion, shortness of breath, excretion of sugar through the urine, ex-cessive perspiration, diarrhea, weight loss, psychic disorders, etc., as well as symptoms of hypersensitivity." Our experience is that most symptoms consist of trembling of hands, nausea, headaches, high perspiration, and increased heartbeat. These negative side effects can often be eliminated by temporarily reducing the daily dosage. Those who use Cytomel over several weeks will experience a decrease in muscle mass. This can be avoided or delayed by simultaneously taking steroids. For the most part, since Cytomel also metabolizes protein, the athlete must eat a diet rich in protein.
                          L-T3 can usually be found quite easily. 100 tablets of 0.05 mg each cost approx. $40. It is unlikely that there will be fakes.


                          • #14

                            Substance: aminoglutethimide
                            Trade Names:
                            Aminoglutethimid 250 mg tab.; The chem. pharm. & Res. inst. BG
                            Aminoglutethimide 250 mg tab.; Farmitalia-Carlo Erba GB
                            Cytadren 250 mg tab.; Ciba U.S.
                            Mamomit 100 mg tab.; Pliva YU
                            Orimeten 250 mg tab.; Ciba G, ES, GB, A, B, CH, 1, NO, NL, S, FI, TK, PT
                            Orimetene 250 mg tab.; Ciba FR, GR
                            Rodazol 250 mg tab.; Rodleben G

                            Cytadren is not an anabolic/androgenic steroid. Cytadren inhibits the buildup of androgens, estrogens, and the suprarenal cortical hormones (glucocorticoids and mineralocor-ticoids). Cytadren has a highly antiestrogenic effect since, on the one hand, it inhibits the body's own estrogen production and, on the other hand, it obviates the conversion of androgens into estrogens. This is especially en-couraging since it helps to keep the estrogen level of bodybuilders low. The second highly interesting point is that Cytadren prohibits the buildup of adrenocortical hormones. It obviates the production of endogenous cortisone like no other compound by inhibiting the conversion of cholesterol into cortisone. For this reason, Cytadren, in school medicine, is used for the treatment of Cushing's syndrome, a hyperfunction of the adrenal glands which causes the body to overproduce cortisone. Consequently, it reduces the cortisone level, which has several advantages for the athlete. Cortisone is a cata-bolic hormone and catabolic is the exact opposite of anabolic. Corti-sone prevents the protein synthesis in the muscle cell, resulting in a muscular atrophy by breaking down amino acids in the muscle cell.
                            The human body constantly releases cortisone and reacts to stress situations such as intense training by increasing its cortisone re-lease. Natural bodybuilders, therefore, after a short time, experience a stagnation in their development since the release of the body's cortisone is higher than the anabolic effect of working out. The more advanced the athlete and the harder his workout, the more his cor-tisone level will increase.
                            If the release of cortisone can be successfully obviated or at least considerably reduced the ratio of anabolic hormones to catabolic hormones in the body shifts in favor of the former. This results in an increase in muscle mass and body strength. And Cytadren achieves exactly these results; however, there is one problem. Cytadren reduces the cortisone level so effectively that the body tries to balance this by hypophysially producing more ACTH (adenocorticotropic hormone), thus stimulating the secretion of cortisone by the adrenal glands. Thus in school medicine, when treating Cushing's syndrome, a low dose of oral hydrocortisone is used to prevent the hypophysis from producing ACTH. The dose is so low that the cortisone level in the blood does not rise substantially. And this is exactly the problem. Cytadren reduces the cortisone level which the body balances by producing ACTH, thus neutralizing the effect of Cytadren. If exogenous hydrocor-tisone is taken no ACTH is produced; however, this also reduces the effect of Cytadren. It is therefore necessary to find an admin-istration schedule that prevents or delays the body's own pro-duction of ACTH. Since the body does not show abrupt reactions when the cortisone level is lowered by the intake of Cytadren, the compound must be taken over several days before the body be-gins reacting. If Cytadren is only taken for a period of two days and then discontinued for two entire days, it seems logical that the body will not have enough time to react accordingly, thus interrupting the production of ACTH in the hypophysis. Similar to Clenbuterol, an alternating administration schedule with two days of administration and two days of abstinence is created. Another problem needs to be solved since Cytadren, as mentioned earlier, inhibits the body's own production of androgen. Cytadren, therefore, should not be used by natural bodybuilders. The solu-tion to this problem is to take a long-term effective testosterone such as Testosterone enanthate simultaneously. Testoviron Depot 250, for example, can be considered as one such possible com-pound.
                            As for the question of dosage, we have arrived at a very interesting point. In school medicine the dosage for the treatment of Cushing's syndrome is between 2 and 7 tablets per day. Since not enough ath-letes~ have used this compound so far, we do not have enough ex-perimental data. Due to the fact that the cortisone level of athletes is not as high as in persons who suffer from a hyperfunction of the adrenal glands, it is probable that lower dosages are sufficient. A dose of mor than 250mg/day is not recommended and should be taken very carefully. A good example of dose is: half a tab 125mg in the morning and 62.5mg (quarter tab) every six hours. Make sure to not abruptly discontinure as cortisol rebound may occur. The tablets are always taken indi-vidually, in regular intervals throughout the day, and taken best during meals. How long should it be taken? This ques-tion is difficult to answer but, considering that the body can-some-times increase the production of ACTH, it is advised that the com-pound is not used longer than 4-6 weeks. (We must also consider potential side effects, which we will discuss in a minute.) An-other interesting aspect: Cytadren is (as of yet) not on any dop-ing list. We have heard from reliable informants that a combina-tion of Cytadren, growth hormones, and a low quantity of in-jectable testosterone is the new hit among athletes of any field, since it allows the athlete to pass any doping test.
                            Thus the side effects of Cytadren need to be looked at and they are, unfortunately, numerous and sometimes very severe. The most common side effects are fatigue and dizziness. Lack of con-centration, restlessness, depression, apathy, and sleeping disorder are less common but possible. Even rarer and mostly depending on the doses are nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal pain, diar-rhea, and headaches. A possible rash and the already-mentioned fatigue and dizziness are usually initial symptoms and these can be minimized by taking slowly increasing dosages, or they may simply disappear. The package insert of Ciba-Geigy GmbH Ger-many also states that in some cases there is an inadequate thy-roid function which requires treatment. It is therefore recom-mended that the thyroid gland be supervised by a physician dur-ing intake of Cytadren. Another problem that can occur is liver disease. Cases of reduced counts of the white blood cells, the blood platelets, and even of all blood cells have been reported. Those who plan to try Cytadren should carefully read the package in-sert. It has been our experience that athletes, due to the reduced cortisone level, complain about joint pain and are also exposed to a higher risk of getting injured. There is no question that Cytadren is effective when taken according to the two-day alternating ad-ministration schedule; however, the athlete should carefully con-sider the cost/benefit factor prior to taking the compound. Cytadren is in U.S. pharmacies only available by prescription. A package with 100 tablets of 250 mg each costs $190.-, so that Cytadren is not a budget-priced compound. Each package contains 10 push-through strips of 10 tablets each. The tablets are indented on one side with an imprinted "G" on both the right and left of the breakage line. On the other side of the tablet the letters "CG" are punched in. Cytadren is rarely found on the black market.


                            • #15

                              Substance: cyclofenil
                              Trade Names:
                              Fertodur (o.c.) 200 mg tab.; Schering G, CH, I
                              Fertodur 200 mg tab.; Schering PT, GR, TK, Mexico
                              Neoclym 200 mg tab.; Poli I
                              Ondogyne (o.c.) 400 mg tab.; Roussel F
                              Rehibin 100 mg tab.; Serono GB
                              Sexovid 100 mg tab.; Teikiku Zoki Japan
                              Sexovid (o.c.) 100 mg tab.; Leo ES

                              Cyclofenil is not an anabolic/androgenic steroid. Cyclofenil works as an antiestrogen and, at the same time, increases the body's own testosterone production. Since Cyclofenil itself is only a very weak and mild estrogen it occupies, the estrogen receptors, and prevents the stronger estrogens from bonding with the receptors thereby becoming active. As a matter of fact, this works so well that some athletes take Cyclofenil during the steroid treatment in order to maintain a low estrogen level. The result is a lower water retention produced by the steroids and less gynecomastia. The athlete has a harder appearance, making this is a compound that can potentially be taken during the preparation for a competition. Bodybuilders, however, use it less frequently since they prefer the more readily available Nolvadex and Proviron com-pounds.
                              Based on our experience, the dosage lies be-tween 400 and 600 mg/day. Lower dosages usually do not show satisfying results. Cyclofenil, for this purpose, is either used during steroid treatment, after the treatment, before competitions with doping tests, or by "natural bodybuilders". Like HCG and Clomid, Cyclofenil is ineffective in women since it has a positive influence on the male hormone system. Even in men, the increased testosterone level attributed to the effect of Cyclofenil is not high enough to speak of drastic improvements; however, strength gains, a slight gain in body weight, a noticeable increase in energy, and a higher regeneration are possible. These results are noticeable particularly in advanced athletes who have little or no experience with steroids. Cyclofenil needs a response time of approximately one week before it becomes effective.
                              In a few cases athletes experience a light acne, increased sexual desire, and hot flashes. The first two secondary symptoms are especially indicative that the compound is actually effective. Af-ter discontinuance some athletes report a depressed mood and a slight decrease in physical strength. Those who take Cyclofenil as an antiestrogen during steroid treatment could experience a rebound effect when the compound is discontinued.
                              In the meantime, it is very difficult to find Cyclofenil and it is rarely found on the black market. The Mexican Fertodur by Schering con-tains 16 tablets of 200 mg each which are welded into aluminum foil with the name "Fertodur Tabletas" printed on top. Such a package costs $25-30 on the black market.