Water retention: Full
Oxymetholone (Anadrol) is derived from Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), belonging to the family of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived anabolic steroids. This means that Anadrol is basically Dihydrotestosterone modified. Other compounds belonging to this ‘DHT family’ of anabolic steroids include Winstrol, Primobolan, Masteron, Anavar, as well as several others which are all derivatives of the parent anabolic steroid DHT. The common factor in all of these DHT-derivative analogues is that, in one way or another, they are all modified forms of DHT and thus DHT could be considered the ‘parent’ or ‘progenitor’ hormone of these anabolic steroids. Anadrol differs from its parent hormone DHT by the addition of a methyl group attached to it, as well as a 2-hydroxymethylene group attached to a carbon in the first cycloalkane ring of the steroid structure. These modifications allow Anadrol to remain active in muscle tissue, which is where Dihydrotestosterone would normally be rendered inactive by its reduction to other metabolites once it enters muscle tissue. The enzyme responsible for doing this to Dihydrotestosterone, which is present in large amounts in muscle tissue, is 3-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase. With the chemical modifications mentioned, this enzyme does not interact with Anadrol. This allows Anadrol to be heavily active in muscle tissue, and lends to its very strong potency. Anadrol possesses an anabolic rating of 320% . It has also been determined that Anadrol also possesses reduced androgenic strength compared to that of Testosterone, where Anadrol holds an androgenic rating of 50%.
One of the unique and mysterious characteristics possessed by Anadrol is that although it is a derivative of DHT, it possesses a very high level of Estrogenic activity. It is typically known that DHT-derivative anabolic steroids should be unable to convert into Estrogen via the aromatase enzyme and therefore elicit no Estrogenic effects, but this is very different with Anadrol. Anadrol is well known for causing water retention, bloating, gynecomastia, and other Estrogenic effects on the body even though it does not convert into Estrogen. It is believed that Anadrol itself acts as an estrogen in certain tissues. This will be further expanded upon and discussed later on, but it is imperative for any potential user to understand that first and foremost that although Anadrol is a DHT-derivative, one will not experience the lean hard gains typically seen with DHT-derivatives. Anadrol is notorious for its Estrogenic effects that cannot be combated with aromatase inhibitors due to its inability to convert into Estrogen.
- Pharmaceutical Classification: Androgen and Anabolic Steroid
- Anabolic activity index: 320%
- Androgenic activity index: 50%
- Effective dose: 50-100 mg/day
- Active half-life: 8 hours
Package Form: 50 tabl.
Storage: Store in a dry place, protected from direct light between 10-25 °C.