Oral steroids are generally some of the fastest acting and popular steroids on the market with many carrying an immense amount of power. Without question their popularity largely stems from the ease of use; some people are simply not comfortable with injecting but the bottom line remains the same; oral steroids can produce rapid gains at a rate much higher than many injectable forms. Consider the first oral steroid ever created, Dianabol (Dbol), users of this steroid will notice progression in a matter of days and a simple 4-6 week course of use can increase weight by as much as 20-30lbs and shoot your strength through the roof; it’s no wonder this steroid has been so popular for so long. Even so, while Dianabol (Dbol) is the most popular of all oral steroids there are many others that carry an enormous amount of power and are favorites of performance enhancing athletes. Oral steroids such as Anadrol, Winstrol and Anavar are all commonly used by all athletes for gains in strength in size; however, Anadrol will possess greater mass increasing properties while Winstrol and Anavar will possess anabolic traits more apt towards strength.
While oral steroids can prove to be very useful, in most cases we will not want to use them alone; oral steroids can produce fantastic gains but as most all steroids will shut down natural testosterone production remedy necessarily needs to be applied. Injectable testosterone will always be our most efficient means of maintaining adequate testosterone levels in the body, plus, when we supplement with exogenous use of testosterone we greatly enhance the benefits of the oral steroids we are using in conjunction. Granted, some oral steroids will not have as harsh of an effect on our HPTA as others; Anavar has proven to be very mild in this regard but some suppression of testosterone will still exist.
As is with all anabolic steroids and all forms of all medications, even Aspirin, oral steroids are not without the potential for negative side-effects. The majority of all oral steroids are 17-Alpha-Alkylated, meaning it has been altered in order to survive administration and enter the blood; without such an alteration the steroid would largely be destroyed by the liver before any action could take place. This 17-Alpha-Alkylated alteration allows oral steroids to survive the first pass through the liver; however, this process can be very harsh and toxic to the liver. Some oral steroids will prove to carry a higher level of liver toxic effects; oral steroids such as Halotestin will be far more damaging than milder oral steroids such as Primobolan but most all orals carry this effect to one degree of another. For this reason we will not want to use oral steroids for extended periods of time; while many quality anabolic steroid cycles will hold to duration of 12-16 weeks, in most cases 4-6 weeks of total oral steroids use during the cycle will be the maximum length of time we will want to apply. However, it should be noted; the liver has immense healing capabilities and although liver enzymes may rise due to the toxic effect they will in most cases return to normal levels once use is discontinued if we use responsibly.
As with all steroids, it is of the utmost importance you consult with your doctor before you begin use. Individuals with high blood pressure or high cholesterol will need to necessarily get this under control before use begins. Always ensure you are healthy enough for use, thereby eliminating many of the problems commonly associated with anabolic steroids. Moreover, stick with reputable brands; stay away from dirty labs and sources and if you do, in most cases your use of oral steroids will only be enjoyable.