Just a little side note. Guys remember when you are researching profile that, the same drug could have a half dozen different names depending on the manufacturer and the country where you live. Some have very similar names but are way different, so always double check when looking at steroid profiles.
This has some Australian info so it may not transfer to other coutries as far as content like prices but should be interesting just the same.
Anaplex is an Australian veterinary steroid containing Norethandrolone and a mixture of vitamins and minerals in a blue (sometimes yellow) sugar coated tablet.
Norethandrolone was originally available as 'Nilevar' in the U.S., until replaced by the less Androgenic Anavar in the 1970's.
Never popular with body builders, 'Nor' is the greatest inhibitor of endogenous testosterone of all currently available steroids.
With high estrogen conversion, and some DHT conversion, this drug has most commonly been used as a strength drug in combination with testosterone.
Usually used in short cycles, a typical dose would be 20-40 mg once daily.
Best known as Anadrol 50, Anapolon ties with Finaject for the title of 'most powerful steroid'.
Originally developed to combat anaemia, its legitimate medical use has declined in recent years with the introduction of alternative classes of drugs of lesser toxicity.
Anapolon is the most effective oral steroid commercially available. It gives extraordinary size and strength gains. First time users sometimes will gain 5kgs or more in the first two weeks, and gains of 20 kgs over 8 weeks (though not typical) has been seen.
Most users complain that while they feel very strong on Anapolon, they do not feel well. Anapolon is highly androgenic and can cause headaches, nausea, aggression, mood swings and insomnia.
With high estrogen conversion, gynecomastia and water retention are problems for up to 90% of users. Anapolon also has high DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) conversion which causes hair loss in many users, and noticeable swelling of the prostate in others.
Testicular atrophy is yet another difficulty to overcome with Anapolon use. More anti-gonadotropic than any steroid other than Anaplex (Norethandrolone), many users will suffer impotence or some sexual dysfunction.
Finally Anapolon is quite toxic to the liver. A liver tonic containing St Mary's Thistle, or Body Ripped's Liver Repair is definitely indicated during an Anapolon cycle.
Syntex's recommended dose of 1-5mg/kg daily for patients undergoing long term treatment is definitely innappropriate for body builders. One to two 50mg tablets daily should be sufficient for most body builders, with 4 being the absolute limit.
Many have taken 1/2 tablet daily with reasonable results.
Anapolon stacks well with most other anabolics. With Anavar (Lonavar) and testosterone being particular favourites for power lifting.
Currently there are several (unbottled) tablets being sold as 'Anapolon' or the generic 'oxmetholone'. The concensus of opinion is that the green thai 'Anapolons' are the best currently available. Expect to pay $5-6 per tablet on the black market. See also discussion on 'Side Effects for information on combating hair loss and water retention.
A hugely popular steroid in Australia, partly due to its wide availability, but also because of it’s effectiveness. Originally introduced in 1949 as Equipoise, Boldenone was briefly available in Europe for human use, but is now produced in several countries for veterinary use only.
Is a highly anabolic, moderately androgenic steroid, somewhat similar to Deca-Durabolin. Preferred for use in a longer cycle, Boldenone’s onset is slow, but quality muscle is gained over a sustained period.
Side effects are generally mild on doses under 300 mg/wk, but water retention and some gynecomastia can occur.
Liver toxicity is not a problem, however Boldenone does have one unusual side effect. Most first time users experience ‘Steroid Fever’ with flu like symptons lasting several days to a week after the first injection.
This mock ‘fever’ usually does not re-occur, even when starting a fresh Boldenone cycle after several years abstinence.
Another problem with Boldenone is inhibition of sex drive. Not all users report this problem, but a significant number claim erectile dysfunction every time they start a Boldenone cycle, usually this side effect clears up within 2 weeks of discontinuance.
Weekly dosages for muscle growth range, from 150-300+mg weekly (usually in combination with other steroids), for periods of 8-14 weeks and longer.
Numerous vet versions of Boldenone are still available on the Australian black market. Prices vary from $80-150+ depending on brand. Our favourite is Boldebal-H (ILIUM) with a concentration of 50mg/ml, but Drive(RWR) which combines Boldenone with Methandriol and is more easily obtained, is also valuable.
Undoubtedly the most popular injectable anabolic, nandrolone decanoate, or 'Deca' is a superb muscle-building drug.
Mildly androgenic, with low liver toxicity, Deca is a protein anabolic with long lasting (2 weeks) effects suitable for extended cycles. Stacking well with most orals, and particularly synergistic with Dianabol, Deca gives lasting muscle gains with very mild side effects to most users.
Also combining well testosterone or other injectable anabolics, favoured stacks include Deca/Lonavar, Deca/Dianabol, Deca/Dianabol/Testosterone, and almost any other combination you can think of.
Although it is well known that Deca cannot aromatize, it will convert to estrogen via another mechanism. Furthermore as a progesterone based (as opposed to testosterone based) steroid, water retention and gynecomastia can be a problem in susceptible individuals, especially with higher doses.
Average muscle building dosage is 200-400 mg weekly, though some athletes have been known to use 4-5 times this amount (not recommended).
Deca also has the added benefit (as do all the nandrolones) of easing joint pains.
Deca 50 (RWR) is the most commonly seen version on the Australian black market, but is heavily counterfeited. Organon's Deca-Durabolin, with 3 x 1 ml, 50mg/ml amps per box is occasionally seen, but at $80+ per box, is only for the wealthy.
One interesting 'copy' has recently surfaced, however, an unlabelled 10ml bottle containing a very thick carrier oil with a claimed strength of 300mg/ml. Particularly troubling is the fact that a maximum of 200mg of nandrolone can be dissolved in one ml of oil.
Normally we would not mention products from unknown manufacturers, but enough body builders have used this Australian made product, claiming fantastic results, for us to take notice. Even at 200mg/ml – if that is what it is – this product could potentially become very popular. Of course with no label, this counterfeit/copy product can itself be counterfeited very easily. Buy only from a trusted source.
The most popular steroid of all time — and the best known. Originally introduced in 1960 by Ciba-Geigy, it was developed by John Ziegler as an aid for American weight lifters and power athletes who were struggling to compete against their testosterone assisted eastern european counterparts.
A fantastically effective steroid, Dianabol gives size and strength gains to almost everyone who uses it. Though 17-Alpha Alkylated, Liver toxicity is moderate and other side effects are mild. Although Dianabol will convert readily to Estrogen and DHT, few complain about Gynecomastia or water retention.
Acne is common, however, and hair loss and prostate enlargement can become problems on long cycles. One unique quality of Dianabol is the sense of wellbeing and extra energy that it gives most users. This, combined with the low price and almost continuous gains in size and strength, had many early 80's body builders using the original Dianabol year around.
Typical dosages range from 10 - 50 mg daily, for from 4 to 10 or 12 weeks. Though it was not uncommon for body builders 20 years ago to use a whole bottle of tabs (at the then price of $5) in one week, with cycles sometimes extending beyond 6 months. We definitely do not recommend this approach.
Though Dianabol was discontinued in 1982 (due to U.S. government pressure — it was estimated that 90% plus of Ciba's Dianabol production was being used by athletes) 'Methandrostenelone' and 'Methandienone' continue to be made by various manufacturers world-wide.
It is worth noting, however, that 'underground' or 'backyard' labs are making most of the 'Dianabols' currently on offer on the Australian black market. In our experience the quality of these products varies from good to terrible, and is once again a case of 'Buyer Beware'.
Common side effects from the poorer-quality versions include water retention, kidney pains, headaches, gynecomastia, and more. Many users continue to use these products, partly because nothing else maybe available, and because some muscle gains are apparent.
As with all oral steroids, we definitely recommend the use of a liver tonic. Body Ripped's 'Liver Repair' is ideal for maintaining liver function during steroid, or other drug intake.
Any product containing a standardised extract of St Mary's Thistle (Silybum Marianum) would also be helpful. See discussion on 'Side Effects' for more information.
Not to be confused with Dianabol, Dynabol 50 is a veterinary steroid unique to Australia.
Containing Nandrolone Cypionate, Dynabol 50 is a shorter acting brother to Decca-Durabolin.
Heavily counterfeited in the 1990’s Dynabol 50 is still a risky buy on the black market. We have heard a rumour that it has been discontinued, which would make any remaining genuine bottles quite valuable.
It is similar in effect to Deca, but with users gaining more strength as well as greater water retention. A very good size and strength drug requiring weekly injections.
Typical dosage ranges from 200-400 mg weekly. Dynabol 50 will stack well with almost any other steroid, but is also effective on it’s own for a steroid novices and intermediates.
An Australian veterinary stack of Methandriol and Boldenone. See separate discussions on Boldenone and Methandriol for more information.
Durabolin is the original nandrolone drug introduced by Organon in 1959. Preceding Deca-Durabolin by 3 years, it has never achieved anything like the polularity amongst athletes of it's 'big brother'. Many of its effects are similar - protein anabolic, slight strength gains and improved recuperation, though the side effects seem milder.
The water retention which plagues some Deca users is much reduced when using Durabolin. (Of course with so much conterfeit Deca-50 apparently containing testosterone, more and more 'Deca' users are suffering from water retention and gynecomastia).
One drawback with Durabolin is the frequent injections (every 3 days) and the relative unavailability of the product is another. Although we believe that 2 veterinary versions of Durabolin (Nandrolone Phenylpropionate) are still made in Australia, they are not often seen on the black market.
One interesting 'copy' has recently surfaced, however, an unlabelled 10ml bottle containing a very thick carrier oil with a claimed strength of 300mg/ml. Normally we would not mention products from unknown manufacturers, but enough body builders have used this australian made product, claiming fantastic results, for us to take notice. Of course with no label, this counterfeit/copy product will itself be counterfeited very quickly. Buy only from a trusted source.
A unique short acting steroid from Italy. It has no anabolic activity, but is used in local injections to increase the size of small muscle groups – particularly the biceps and triceps - before competition.
Typical dose would be 1-2ml into each muscle daily for up to 14 days. A temporary swelling of the muscle will occur, with some users claiming gains of 1 to 1.5 inches on their arms.
Though difficult to find now, interested parties can try Synthol for similar but longer lasting results.
An Australian blend of Nandrolone Decanoate and Methandriol Diproprionate. Available in 10 and 20 ml multi-dose vials. See separate discussions on Nandralone Decanoate and Methandriol.
Though discontinued in 1987, Finaject is worth discussing due to the number of copies counterfeits available.
Containing Trenbolone Acetate 30mg/ml the original Finaject was a very powerful and very toxic steroid. Rapid size and strength gains were experienced by most users. But as with all powerful drugs the muscle gains did not come without a price. The side effects were numerous and severe – high blood pressure (but no water retention) aggression or moodiness, acne, oily skin, and for some – hair loss.
Trenbolone is/was extremely toxic to the kidneys. with many users experienced kidney pain.
Athletes willing to pay this price were rewarded with outstanding gains. By itself Finaject increased muscle mass and hardness, with an even greater strength gain. Used with Dianabol or Anapolon (with or without Testosterone), the fastest possible muscle gains of any steroid array were possible.
As a pre-contest steroid, Finaject was also valuable when stacked with Winstrol. In particular, it gave athletes extraordinary muscle density. When stacked with any other non-aromatizing steroid similar results were possible.
Definitely not a steroid for the casual user, or for the faint hearted. Will be ever see genuine Trenbolone on the Australian black market? We don’t know – all we can say is if any steroid buyers are offered Ampoules labelled ‘Finaject’, ‘Trenbolone’, or ‘Parabolan’ they should be very skeptical of the actual contents.
Introduced by UpJohn in 1957, and still available on prescription in Australia, Halotestin is a powerful and toxic oral androgen. With modesty anabolic activity, its main body building use is as part of a pre-contest stack.
With no aromatization, Halotestin gives similar hardness and density to Parabolan and Masteron.
Also useful in power lifting, used alone it promotes strength gain without increased body weighth. It will further enhance strength when combined with testosterone, but weight gain will occur.
Quite liver toxic, and causing headaches, aggression and extreme irritability, this steroid is best used for short (4 weeks) cycles only. Usual dose is 10-20mg daily. Occasionally seen on the black market-price not known.
Nandralone Laurate, a long acting Nandralone similar to Deca-Durabolin, but with a longer duration of 3 to 4 weeks. Effects are similar to those of 'Deca'. Average dose is 150-400 mg weekly. Still available in Australia as 'Laurabol' in a 50 mg/ml 10 ml veterinary multi-dose vial.
Known as Anavar in the U.S. until discontinued in 1989, and Lonavar in Australia, Oxandrolone is still produced under various trade names in several countries. Recently reintroduced in the U.S. as a treatment for Aids-related wasting, Lonavar still merits discussion due to the high number of generic / counterfeits available in Australia.
Lonavar is a 17-Alpha alkylated oral anabolic steroid which was originally developed for use on women and children. With no estrogen conversion, no inhibition of testosterone, and virtually no liver toxicity despite it's alkylation, Lonavar has been used by male and female athletes for a variety of purposes.
Lonavar's number one benefit for power athletes is an increase in Creatine Phosphate synthesis. This yields strength gains with little or no weight gain. Lonavar has also been popular as a pre-contest body building steroid. A discernable 'hardening' of the muscles has been claimed by those who use it.
Typical dosed have been 10-20 mg daily, for 4-8 weeks or more. Lonavar can be stacked with other steroids to great advantage. With testosterone cypionate or enanthate, or Anapolon for size and strength gains or with halotestin in a synergistic pre-contest cutting stack. Or - for that matter with virtually any anabolic or androgen for increased size and strength.
Often, unpacked tablets pre presented to the australian steroid buyer as 'Anavar/Lonavar'. It is usually not possible to discern the actual content of these 'mystery' tablets without using them.
Remember, genuine oxandrolone will not cause gynecomastia, water retention or aggression. Any unlabeled tablets causing these symptoms are either poor quality or another steroid.
Recent prices have been from $1 - 2 per 2.5mg tablet.
Drostanolone Propionate is a synthetic DHT derivative best known as 'Masteron'. It is also available under a number of other names, e.g. Drolban, Masterid, Permastril, etc.
Masteron's main claim to fame is the cosmetic hardness it lends to a physique that already has a low body fat percentage.
As a DHT based drug, Masteron does not aromatize, and causes no water retention. Further, Masteron seems to reduce body fat more than any other steroid.
Average dosage for Masteron is 100mg 3 times weekly, in combination with other non-aromatizing steroids, for periods of around 6-8 weeks.
Occasionally ampoules labelled Masteron are offered for sale on the black market.
As any 'Masteron' for sale in Australia is bound to be a copy or a fake, buyers should be very cautious when purchasing. Average price has been around $20 per ampoule.
Originally sold as Durabolin-O (for Durabolin-Oral) another 19-nortestosterone similar to the Nandrolones. In its original form (a 2mg tablet) it had a limited following amongst female athletes and those wanting Nandrolone effects without the injections. Still available we believe in Europe, but never seen on the Australian black market.
Maxibolin has been reborn in Australia, however, as a veterinary-use steroid paste 'Nitrotain'. Containing, (we believe,) 2mg/gm ethylestrenol, it is still available (though hard to find)
A typical dose for Maxibolin (or Nitrotain) would be 10 - 20 mg daily, usually stacked with other steroids. One particularly effective stack was Winstrol (Stanazol) and Maxibolin. Anyone obtaining Nitrotain on the aussie black market may wish to give it a try and let us know the results.
Methandriol Dipropionate is a mildly anabolic, moderately androgenic steroid. It is available in Australia in a 75mg/ml 10 ml vial, or as part of several veterinary stacks (i.e. with Nandrolone Decanoate in 'Filybol' or with Boldenone Undecylenate in 'Drive').
Methandriol has the false reputation for 'Cleaning' steroid receptors, which is of course impossible. What it does do is bind tightly to the steroid binding globules in the blood-stream, displacing more effective steroids and making them more available and possibly more active.
The consensus amongst body builders is that Methandriol is not much good as an anabolic on it's own, but 'adds something' as part of a steroid stack.
Typical dosage is 100-200mg weekly in divided doses.
Methyltestosterone is a 17-alpha methylated oral testosterone. Highly androgenic and with a very short half life, it has little value in a body building steroid array.
Liver toxicity, water retention, acne and gynecomastia are just some of the problems encountered by 'methyltest' users.
Power lifters are the most likely candidates to use this product, as increased strength and aggression are noticed within an hour of taking it.
Typically used singly (a one0ff dose before a heavy workout or a power lifting contest) or in short cycles, an average dose would be 20-50 mg daily.
An Australian veterinary steroid paste containing 'Ethylestrenol', a progesterone based anabolic steroid. See discussion on Maxibolin for more information.
A long acting ester of Trenbolone – Trenbolone Hexahydrobencylcarbonate – Parabolan is made by only one legitimate manufacturer, Negma Labs.
Similar to the now defunct veterinary “Finaject”, Parabolan is a powerful androgen, capable of giving the athlete rapid gains in size and strength. A very popular pre-contest steroid. The high androgenic component yields a density and hardness to the muscles without water retention.
Parabolan is also popular as a bulking agent, and has been combined with almost every oral or injectable steroid with good results. Typical doses are 1-2 amps twice weekly, for around 6-8 weeks
Anyone offered “Trenbolone” or “Parabolan” ampoules in Australia should be extremely cautious when purchasing. Genuine Trenbolone is a phenomenally powerful drug that the user can see and feel within days of the first injection. All of the copies that we have tried have failed to live up to our expectations, feeling like a mild steroid or low dose testosterone, or occasionally nothing at all.
As always when purchasing steroids - Buyer Beware.
Two Primobolan injectables were available until 1993. The acetate (which was discontinued) and the depot (methenelone Enanthate) which is still available.
As with the tablets, Primobolan injectables were most popular with dieting body builders, the acetate version in particular having a muscle sparing reputation.
Though Primobolan Acetate has been discontinued, various copies/counterfeits exist. A typical dose would be one 20mg ampoule every second day for contest preparation, in combination with Masteron, Parabolan, or other non-aromatizing steroids.
Primobolan Depot is a much less sought after steroid. Often used as part of a mass gaining stack or as a 'Deca Substitute' average dosage range from 150-300mg weekly.
Neither of these drugs is common on the Australian steroid black market.
At one time a very popular pre-contest body building steroid, with users claiming it spares muscle tissue while dieting.
While this is subjective, any steroid that will not aromatize is going to be useful for contest preparation.
Primobolan tablets (containing methenelone acetate 5mg) are still available by prescription in Australia, but the South African 25mg tabs (or copies thereof), are more likely to be seen on the black market.
Primobolan tablets are 17 Beta-Alkylated, making them less toxic to the liver than alpha-alkylated steroids. They are also non-androgenic, non aromatizable and show few if any side effects for most users.
The recommended dose of 1-5mg per pound of body weight daily (300mg for a 200lb body builder) is unlikely to be met because of the expense. A typical male dose is 50-150 mg daily, with women using a more conservative 25-50mg.
The French 50mg tablets were discontinued in 1993, however we believe that at least one underground manufacturer is still producing a 'Primobolan 50'.
If you come across these or any other unlabelled Primobolan tablets, be extremely cautious. What they actually contain is anyone's guess.
Available by prescription, and occasionally seen on the black market. Made by Shering, Primoteston consists of 3 ampoules each containing Testosterone Enanthate 250 mg.
See Testosterone Enanthate for more information.
Ocassionally seen on the Australian black market (and available on prescription to a lucky few) Proviron (Mesterolone) is a weakly anabolic oral androgen. Normally prescribed for male impotence, Proviron is of interest to body builders for it's anti-estrogenic properties. Proviron actually blocks the conversion of testosterone and steroids to estrogen by blocking the cytochrome P450 receptors.
This makes Proviron useful in any stack with aromatizable steroids, where the athlete involved wishes to keep water retention to a minimum. Proviron also has a small following of body builders who choose to use it alone, sometimes year-round to stay hard and vascular.
Typical doses are from 1 25mg tablet daily to 1 tablet twice daily, for periods of 4 weeks up to 6 months or more. Higher doses are not recommended as excess Proviron can cause constant penile erections and water retention.
Expect to pay around $150 on the black market.
An unusual veterinary steroid, Reepair combines Nandrolone Decanoate 80mg/ml with 2 female sex hormones, hydroxy progesterone and a version of estradiol totalling 82 mg/ml.
Although this 'steroid' is likely to make users very fat, puffy, and bring on gynecomastia, it does have one interesting use.
As the name implies, Reepair has been used by body builders to heal both chronic and acute injuries. Many athletes totally unable to bench press, and facing long lay-offs with shoulder injuries claim to be healed after one injection of Reepair. Though we cannot back these claims up with any scientific data, we have heard it enough times to know there is some validity to the claims.
Usual dosage is 1 ml, taken once only, injected directly into the affected area. Because of the thickness of muscle tissue in the deltoid, this area is especially suited to intramuscular injections, and thus Reepair therapy. If anybody has attempted to treat an injured knee by injecting Reepair into the muscle groups, we would love to hear from them, so that we can pass their feedback alone.
In the past athletes have been told to refrain from training the affected area because Reepair is 'breaking down the injured tissue'. Whether this is 100% accurate or not, we do not know, so we advise laying off the affected area for the duration of the drug's activity, approximately 2-2.5 weeks, just to be safe.
Stanazol is probably the most popular steroid in Australia today, with its high availability, low toxicity, and multitude of users.
Stanazol is a low androgenic drug, and because it is based on DHT it will not aromatise.
Water retention and gynecomastia therefore are not a problem for anyone usingStanazol alone, with hair-loss being possible, but on the whole, not common.
Popular to contrary belief, however, Stanazol will inhibit testosterone production. We have seen several athletes using 'Stana' alone for long cycles develop erectile disfunction. A small amount of test (50-100ml weekly) will help overcome this problem while on the drug, but of course the problem will re-occur at the end of the cycle. See section on 'Side Effects' for more information.
Body builders are currently using Stanazol in a variety of different stacks. With testosterone, or an androgenic tablet i.e. Anapolon for size and strength or with non aromatizing androgens like masteron or Parabolan for contest preparation.
And, of course, Stanazol was a large following of athletes who use the product on its own for a hard vascular look with just a little muscle growth.
Occasionally Stanazol tablets appear on the Australian market. The sellers will usually call them 'Winstrol' (after Winthrop's Winstrol brand Stanazolol.) It is often impossible to distinguish whether these tablets are real or counterfeit.
The genuine tablets come in 2 or 5mg strength and are alpha-alkylated (hence causing stress to the liver). Modest results are to be had on dosages of 10-20mg daily.
Occasionally the tablets can cause stomach upset. Athletes have overcome this problem by taking them with food, and splitting the daily dose in half (half morning, half before training or bed) is common.
Far more common than the tablets are the 'stanabolic' and 'stanazol' injectables by Ilium and 'RWR'. The stanabolic is a 20ml bottle 50mg/ml and is highly sort after for two reasons - firstly the microfine suspension can be injected via a 25 gauge needle - and secondly, the product has not been counterfeited.
The RWR product is available in 20 and 50 ml bottles (also 50mg/ml), and though popular has been heavily counterfeited. In particular the 50ml bottle (circulating at around $150 - relatively cheap) has been a target for black marketeers.
We recommend only the Ilium product - buyers of RWR Stanazol should be extremely cautious.
Average Stanazol dose is around 1ml every second day, though with it's short half life and rapid onset we feel daily injections are more effective.
This 'timed release' testosterone injection was designed by Organon to release testosterone into the blood stream evenly over the course of the month.
But as the four different testosterones in Sustanon have half lives of around 2 days (or less test Propionate) to 7 or 8 (test decanoate), most body builders will inject Sustanon weekly.
This is a very popular product, with most users enjoying rapid size and strength gains. Admittedly, water retention and aromatization are a problem for most - as with Testosterone Cypionate or Enanthate - but vary from user to user. Liver toxicity, however, is not an issue.
Because of the rapid onset of it's shorter acting components, Sustanon is suitable for short as well as long cycles. Aussie body builders have stacked it with every available steroid, usually with good results. But being highly anabolic and androgenic, Sustanon will produce good muscle gains when used alone.
For size and strength we would ideally stack it with Dianabol or Lonavar if good copies of these were available. Sustanon stacked with the new 300mg Durabolin seems also to be gaining in popularity locally.
Typical doses are 250-500mg weekly, but 1000+mg weekly is not uncommon amongst heavier users.
Testosterone Cypionate is an extremely powerful anabolic offering rapid size and strength gains from weekly or twice weekly injections. Formally available as “Banrot” in the ridiculously inexpensive 75mg/ml 200ml bladder, Cypionate was until 1998 the most popular testosterone in Australia. Now available as “Testo LA” in the 100mg/ml vial for the same price as a 200ml bladder once cost. Athletes are now using considerably less. 200 – 400 mg per week combined with other steroids is a more typical dose currently.
Side effects range from mild to extreme with Cypionate, and as always will vary from user to user. Water retention, aggression and acne / hair loss from a high DHT conversion will be seen to some degree in most users, and will get worse as the dose is increased. Typical “Cyp” cycles will last from 6 to 12 weeks and beyond.
A very effective drug, but not without a cost to the heavy user.
Testosterone Enanthate is a long acting testosterone ester, similar to Cypionate in that it offers rapid size and strength gains. However, as with “Cyp”, Enanthate also has side effects that become more apparent as the dosage is increased.
Water retention and gynecomastia from estrogen conversion are particular problems for many athletes using Enanthate. Aromatase inhibitors and other anti-estrogens (if available) may alleviate symptoms, but will reduce the anabolic potency of the drug. A natural diuretic such as Body Ripped’s “Water Rid” would markedly decrease water retention without slowing muscle gains. See discussion on “side effects” for more information.
Typical cycles of Enanthate would be 6-12 weeks long, with once weekly injections of 200-500mg.
Enanthate is still available (though hard to find) on the Australian black market. Expect to pay $500 - $1000 for a 200ml bladder.
Testosterone Propionate is a short acting testosterone requiring an injection at least every 3 days. Favored by athletes who fear the side effects of the longer acting esters, but want the rapid size and strength gains of testosterone. Although acne, hair loss and other more serious side effects can occur with “Prop”, they seem to happen to fewer users, and less severely than with Testosterone Cypionate or Enanthate. Water retention in particular is noticeably absent for most athletes using this product.
Although not as powerful as it’s longer acting brothers, Test Prop is a popular compromise for many, offering good muscle gains with minimal health risks.
Common dosages range from 100mg every 3 days to 150mg daily and up. Duration of use can vary from 2 to 12 weeks and longer.
Testosterone Propionate is easily available on the Australian black market as “Tepro Hormone” 100mg/ml in a 10ml multi-use vial. Expect to pay $80 - $120+.
Also known as Testosterone Aqueous, Test Suspension is a crude short acting (several hours) androgen. Extraordinarily painful injection sites (with the pain lasting 7-10 days) coupled with the daily injections with large gauge needles, mean that most athletes will use Suspension for short cycles under 4 weeks in duration.
The side effects of Suspension use are greater than with any other readily available steroids. Aggression, hair loss and water retention will be experienced by most users. Suspension is also responsible for 90% of the infected injection sites and abscesses experienced by Aussie Bodybuilders.
Those willing to use Testosterone Suspension despite the drawbacks are usually rewarded with rapid gains in size and strength; often this is followed by a rapid loss of same.
Typical dosage is 25-100mg daily for up to 4 weeks. Testosterone Suspension is still available in 20ml x 100mg vials, priced around $100.
Sold as “Andriol” by Organon, this is a unique oral testosterone. Each capsule shaped like a miniature rugby ball has 40mg of testosterone dissolved in oil. This is absorbed through the lymphatic system via the small intestine, thus avoiding partial deactivation by the liver. Extremely short acting, recommended dosage is 1 capsule 4 times daily.
Intended for full oral testosterone replacement, Andriol looks good on paper, but has proved unreliable in vivo. With very low conversion to estrogen, no inhibition of Endogenous Testosterone production and no liver toxicity, Andriol seems like the ideal choice for those who want testosterone results without injections.
However, users are divided in their opinion of this product. Some claim good results, while an equal number believe it to be of no value. Perhaps the complicated dosing schedule, where capsules are stored in the refrigerator, but allowed to return to room temperature individually before the 4 daily doses is catching some athletes out.
60 capsules per bottle, occasionally seen on the black market. Prices vary.
We aren't flaming you for asking but you shouldn't even be considering AAS. If you have gained 25 pounds in four months natural then good for you and you def. don't need AAS. I'm just telling you the same thing that everyone else will tell you. 1) Do your research, if you decide to do AAS and you mess up, it could be very detremental to your body. 2) Make sure your body is ready for AAS, if you haven't reached your natural peak yet then you are not ready and there is no need to take steroids because you can still achieve good gains naturally. 3) Make sure you are old enough. If you are under 24 I would reconsider taking them as your body is still producing more than enough Test to take care of muscle gains. No one is flaming you we are just trying to give you a heads up before you make a huge mistake and are forced out of the game for a while because of these mistakes.