Oxymetholone is one of the more potent oral anabolic steroids. It is a high quality anabolic steroid for that provides massive gains in weight in performance enhancing athletes. While it is very potent, it is also very hepatic. Nevertheless, when it comes to adding pure size, Oxymetholone is a great oral anabolic steroid to go for.
17 beta-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethylene-17 alpha-methyl-5 alpha-androstan-3-one
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less than 16 hours
50 x 25mg tablets
Oxymetholone is considered by many to be the most powerful oral steroid commercially available. A steroid novice experimenting with this agent is likely to gain 20 to 30 pounds of massive bulk, and it can often be accomplished within 6 weeks of use. This steroid produces a lot of water retention, so a good portion of this gain is going to be water weight. Although the smooth look that results from water retention is often not attractive, it can aid quite a bit to the level of size and strength gained.The muscle is fuller, will contract better, and is provided a level of protection in the form of extra water held into and around connective tissues.
Oxymetholone is an effective agent for promoting weight gain, increasing appetite, gaining strength, and increasing red blood cell count. Those who supplement with Oxymetholone can expect to see their weight to increase dramatically. However, the extent will largely be dictated by the amount of food they are eating.
Oxymetholone is further well-suited for providing an even buildup in strength, however this is more of a secondary characteristic as size itself is its primary role. Even so, the steroid does play an important role in both strength and size as it can provide an excellent synergetic effect when coupled with other anabolic steroids in a stack.
An effective oral daily dosage would fall in the range of 25-150mg, taken in cycles lasting no more than 6-8 weeks to minimize hepatotoxicity.
With 50mg of Oxymetholone a day, you'll make some very good gains. When you increase the dose to 100mg of Oxymetholone, you'll make even more gains. However, it has been found that 100mg a day is as effective for weight gain as 150mg a day but produces less side effects and was less toxic.
Oxymetholone side effects
Oxymetholone does carry several negative side effects and they can often be very pronounced, especially regarding water retention. The water buildup can become so great that the pumps associated with training can at times become almost unbearable, especially in the lower-back region.
Other common side effects include high blood pressure, gynecomastia and acne. All of these negative effects are easily avoidable with the use of an Aromatase Inhibitor (AI). However, those who are naturally prone to high blood pressure may find Oxymetholone to be a poor choice for them regardless of how much caution they implore.
Oxymetholone is very hepatic and liver enzymes will necessarily increase dramatically with its use. For this reason, most Oxymetholone use will generally need to be kept at 6 weeks max with many never needing to go beyond 4 weeks of total use. While it is toxic to the liver, when used responsibly, any toxic effect will be of little concern as the liver will quickly return to normal once use is discontinued. It is important to note, as this steroid is hepatic it does not carry near the level of hepatotoxicity as many over the counter medications and regular alcohol consumption.
Like most all anabolic steroids Oxymetholone will suppress your natural testosterone and for this reason, to avoid a low testosterone condition, testosterone supplementation using Testosterone Cypionate, Testosterone Enanthate or Testosterone Propionate is very important.