Anadrol (17β-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethylene-17-methyl-5α-androstan-3-one) is a popular brand name for the Steroid, Oxymetholone. Brought onto the market by Syntex, Oxymetholone was sold under the name Anadrol-50 and was used to help certain medical conditions such as Anemia.
Anadrol is the strongest Oral Anabolic Steroid to ever be commercially produced. This Anabolic Steroid is so strong that it is also used in Aids patients suffering from muscle wastage, studies have proven the effectiveness of Anadrol on people suffering from muscle wastage, Anadrol not only helped them maintain their muscle but also caused weight gain amongst the individuals in the study.
Anadrol just as with Winstrol, Masteron and Trenbolone, is a DHT derivative. Anadrol has an Anabolic Rating of more than 3 times that of Testosterone, its Androgenic Rating however is rather low at just 45. As with other Oral Steroids, Anadrol is a C-17 alpha alkylated Steroid, meaning it contains an addition to the 17th carbon which allows it to enter the bloodstream without being destroyed by the liver. Due to Anadrol being a C-17 alpha alkylated Steroid, it is not recommended to use this Steroid for long periods of time of at high dosages as liver damage is a high possibility.
Due to the properties of Anadrol, this Steroid is used in bulking cycles and almost never in cutting cycles. Most people opt to use Dianabol instead of Anadrol, as the side effects related to Oxymetholone can be quite extreme. However more experienced bodybuilders who find that Dianabol no longer works well for them often choose to use Anadrol to help them add more muscle mass to their physique.
Anadrol is generally used at 50mg a day for 4 to 6 weeks as a “kick starter”, it is often combined with Testosterone and Deca. Anadrol is known to add on a lot of mass very fast, weight gains of up to 5kgs in 2 weeks are not uncommon with this Steroid. However most of these gains are from the extreme amounts of water retention which is associated with Anadrol.
See cycle containing Dianabol, Deca and Testosterone here (in this case the Anadrol would replace the Dianabol)
Anadrol Side Effects
While all Steroids have side effects, certain Steroids have more than others. Anadrol is known for having the worst side effects and is the main reason why bodybuilders avoid using this Steroid.
Anadrol does not convert to Estrogen, however many side effects often related to Estrogen such as High Blood Pressure, Gynecomastia and Water Retention are all very common with this Steroid.
Other side effects such as aggression, acne, liver damage and hair loss are also common with Anadrol.
While some users are lucky not to experience many side effects with Anadrol, most users will see many of these side effects, especially when using higher dosages.
Considering this Steroid is quite popular, it is quite easy to buy Anadrol online or from a local source. If you are able to purchase a pharmaceutical brand of Anadrol you are quite fortunate. Most dealers only offer underground versions of this Steroid and so you need to make sure the brand you are buying is a reputable one and high quality. Most underground labs produce Anadrol in capsule form, the one problem with this is you cannot take a lower dosage than what is in the capsule, with tablets it is as simple as splitting the tablet into 2. Your best bet would be to find a source who sells Anadrol in lower strength capsules such as 25mg, this way you can split your dosage throughout the day or take a low dosage.