Did you get swayed by all the hype surrounding Dianabol, only to realize that it messes badly with your liver, or it makes you look like an inflated balloon?
Give Anadrol a shot.
The A-Bombs are the second most popular (and powerful) mass building anabolic steroid in the world, that have gone out of favor in the recent past.
That’s surprising considering that Anadrol can match Dianabol, or even better it in terms of results.
It has for long been a staple with powerlifters who are looking to set a new personal best lifting record.
Or for bodybuilders who are looking for a kick starter steroid that can give them leaner, harder gains as compared to Dbol.
If you were wondering how to use Anadrol or what the side effects are that you need to be wary of, then here’s the complete Anadrol FAQ that sheds light on everything that you need to know about it.
Why was Anadrol so popular?
Despite its comparisons to Dianabol, Anadrol is a very different beast.
It amplifies the rate at which you gain muscle, glycogen and water. But the gains are not purely water centric. If you can watch your carbohydrate intake and your sodium consumption, you can make some lean muscle gains that are reasonably dry.
Throw in a strong finishing compound towards the end of the cycle, like Winstrol and you’ll end your cycle on a high note looking absolutely huge and ripped.
One of the most notable effects is that it blows your shoulders up. Ever heard the term boulder shoulder? This is the steroid that will get you there.
It gives you huge, hard pumps. In other words, it will make you look like you are on steroids.
The strength gains are legendary too. If you run it for 6-8 weeks, chances are that you’ll surpass every previous best lift that you had.
The biggest positive press that Anadrol received was from Daniel Duchaine, the uncrowned king of Anabolics. Duchaine was the first author who bought the secrets of Venice beach’s 250 lbs. monsters to the average joe.
He endorsed Anadrol as one of the best bulking compounds that you could use at doses that would make professionals tremble in fear. Danny apparently used 150mg/day of Anadrol with very little adverse effects according to him.
He backed his claims with numerous clinical trials that have used Anadrol in similar doses.
Guess what? None of the terminally ill patients died due to Anadrol related side effects.
How long can you use it?
Common bodybuilding wisdom says that you can run it for 6-8 weeks at the most.
That’s because the steroid is most effective for the first three to four weeks after which the results start to taper off pretty soon.
Also, it is most popular when used as a kick starter to a steroid cycle that uses an injectable steroid as the base.
So, if you are running a Testosterone Enanthate cycle for 16-weeks, you’ll run Anadrol for the first 6-weeks till the Testosterone kicks-in. It will be one hell of a ride for those 6-weeks, that we guarantee.
There are clinical trials though where Anadrol has been used for up to 24-weeks with very few adverse effects at doses as high as 2mg per kilogram of body weight. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3562853/)
There are some bodybuilders too who have used it for 12-weeks with no side effects.
So there are no set rules here. If you do not face too many sides and you are getting good results, maybe you can run it for a longer duration and see how that goes.
Does it cause Gyno?
Yes, it does.
What makes it strange though is that it does not aromatize like a lot of other anabolic steroids do.
So it does not interact with the aromatase enzyme, nor does it get converted to Estradiol.
This makes both common ancillary drugs, Aromatase Inhibitors and SERMS, ineffective.
However, it does stimulate estrogen receptors through unknown biological pathways which results in gynecomastia.
The only drug that helps control Gynecomastia while you are on Anadrol is Ralox or Letrozole.
Is it a pure bulking compound?
Yes, it is mostly used by bodybuilders looking to bulk up fast.
That said, it can also suppress your appetite at reasonably high doses (50mg), which some experts believe is due to the liver stress that it causes.
If you aren’t hungry, it becomes easier to watch your net calorific intake, doesn’t it?
That’s one way to run it for a cutting cycle. You’ll still make some terrific gains mind you. Only, it’ll be a lot easier for you to control water retention on it.
Will it tax your liver?
Yes, Anadrol is a hepatotoxic steroid just like other oral 17C-AA steroids are.
You should use liver supplements throughout the cycle. TUDCA along with N2Guard, are most effective.
You should also avoid using drugs that can stress your liver even more.
Can you drink alcohol while using Anadrol?
There’s no one to stop you if you do. But you’ll only make it harder on your body combining an oral anabolic steroid, that too a powerful one like Anadrol with alcohol.
If it’s a one off drink on a weekend, you should be fine, provided you use Liver support.
But if it’s a binge or you drink every day, you are in for some serious trouble.
Easy solution! Skip either one of the two.
Can you run an Anadrol-only cycle?
Anadrol is a very powerful compound that will produce results even if it is a standalone drug in the steroid cycle.
So, you should be able to gain 14-18 lbs. if your diet is on point, with or without Testosterone as a base.
The question though, is will you be able to retain that muscle?
Let’s take a moment to understand how an anabolic steroid works.
When you use an exogenous DHT-derived steroid like Anadrol, it will force your body to shut down its natural testosterone production.
But it is a poor substitute for Test that is also associated with a whole bunch of other important physiological functions. Like your libido which will crash by the third week of your cycle.
When you finally end your steroid cycle (feeling like shit) and hop on a PCT, it will take at least three to four weeks for your body to bounce back.
All this while, you are functioning without Testosterone. Your body no longer has the hormones needed to hold on to the muscle you gained.
So, it drops the muscle pretty dramatically.
In a nutshell, you lose all that you gained.
Moral of the story is, always club an oral steroid with a test base. Period.
How does it compare to SARMS like RAD 140?
Anadrol is way more powerful than RAD-140 or YK-11 or any SARM that you can name.
We are talking about one of the most potent AAS in the world. You can’t match it with a SARM.
- The gains are not purely water centric
- It blows your shoulders up
- It is a hepatotoxic steroid
- It may cause gyno
- Mass Gains 4.8/5
- Strength Gains 4.7/5
- Pumps 4.5/5