Overview of anabolic steroid Oxymetholone
Oxymetholone is a synthetic steroid with a pronounced anabolic and mild androgenic effect. The drug was developed by Syntex Pharmaceuticals in the 1960s with the aim of treating anemia and osteoporosis, as well as maintaining muscle mass in debilitated and malnourished patients.
The main effect of the drug is to increase the production of erythrocytes (red blood cells) in the body by stimulating the production of a natural hormone – erythropoietin. This ensures a greater supply of oxygen to the cells.
Over time, other nonsteroidal drugs have been developed that have been equally effective in combating these diseases. Gradually, the popularity of Anadrol dropped so much that in 1993 the manufacturer decided to stop production. However, the steroid was still in demand in medicine – it proved effective in fighting HIV infection.
Since the 2000s, oxymetholone has been actively used in sports, especially in bodybuilding. Its actual use took place only in the period before the competition. The reason is that the anabolic effect of steroids has long been associated with the ability to retain water in the body (this factor would give a significant increase in weight). Currently, the drug is no longer limited to a few days just before the start of sports competitions.
Oxymetholone is considered one of the most powerful synthetic anabolics. Athletes looking for a rapid increase in muscle mass often prefer this drug. In bodybuilding, beginners are not recommended to take it because the steroid has a number of side effects and requires extremely skillful and careful use.
The drug is available in two forms: tablets and injections (Anapolon oil solution came on the market in 2013). It has high anabolic activity (increases protein synthesis) – 320% testosterone. At the same time, the indicator of androgenic activity (manifestation of male characteristics in women and their suppression in men) is only 30% of testosterone.
Features of Oxymetholone
If you look at the structure of the oxymetholone molecule, it is easy to see that it most closely resembles the drostanolone molecule. No wonder: oxymetholone, like drostanolone, is considered a derivative of dihydrotestosterone.
As in the case of drostanolone, modifications were made to the oxymetholone molecule by introducing an additional group to the second position. As a derivative of dihydrotestosterone, oxymetholone should not be flavored.
Unfortunately, oxymetholone shows estrogenic activity. Accumulated data on the use of oxymetholone in medicine (and it is currently widely used) indicate that the oxymetholone molecule can activate the estrogen receptor itself.
It has also been found that oxymetholone, unlike drostanolone, can show very strong progestogenic activity. Most likely, your molecule is capable of activating progestogen receptors on its own, just as it is in the case of estrogen receptors. Estrogen receptor agonists such as tamoxifen or clomid help eliminate the estrogenic activity of oxymetholone. Stanozolol helps fight progestogen activity.
According to the results of many studies, it can be said that oxymethalone can activate estrogen receptors. In addition, Oxymetholone has progestogenic activity, making it similar to nandrolone and trenbolone.
Researchers have not determined the exact mechanism of action of progestins on the body; however, it is likely that the drug may activate appropriate receptors, such as estrogen receptors.
Oxymetholone has the highest anabolic rating, which allows even injectable drugs to run for their money. Experienced bodybuilders describe oxymetholone as a mixture of methandrostenolone and test. It has similar properties that made it the same legendary steroid as Bold and Tren.
Due to Oxymetholone’s remarkable ability to increase blood cell counts, a good cardio workout will give you a good fat burning effect. It is important to note Oxymetholone’s ability to burn fat even if you follow a high-calorie diet and gain muscle mass.
Characteristics of Oxymetholone
In fact, the drug is based on the form of dihydrotestosterone, but has various modifications. A rather significant advantage of anadrol is the fact that it is not converted into estrogen. On the other hand, the oral form of taking the drug is fraught with liver problems. However, all side effects can be minimized if you adhere to the prescribed dose and follow the advice of experts.
Its steroid profile meets the following characteristics:
- It belongs to the drugs that have pronounced anabolic and androgenic properties: 320% and 45% of testosterone, respectively;
- Activity level is lower than 16 hours;
- It has the ability to convert to estrogen;
- Not subject to flavoring;
- It has a high degree of water retention in the body;
- It has a moderate degree of hepatotoxicity, ie its effects on the liver can cause an increase in blood pressure;
- During anti-doping control it remains in the body for 8 weeks.
If you take Oxymetholone, you can achieve a good increase in total muscle mass (up to 15 kg). At the same time, the phenomenon of twitching does not exceed 30%. It also guarantees an increase in the physical strength of all athletes at certain times, improves joint mobility, relieves pain during training and performance, and stimulates the production of synovial fluid.
When you take the drug, the amount of globulin that binds to sex hormones decreases. It also enhances the effect obtained by the action of other anabolic and androgenic drugs used in the course together with oxymetholone.
Oxymetholone stimulates anabolic processes and inhibits catabolic processes. It affects the growth of muscle mass. Improves erythropoietin production and activates hematopoiesis. The use of oxymetholone will cause an increase in hemoglobin synthesis.