Superdrol, a.k.a. Methyldrostanolone is an anabolic steroid, originally developed by Syntex, an American pharmaceutical company. Superdrol is the c-17alpha alkylated (a modification that permits the drug to pass through the liver and into the bloodstream without being deactivated, thereby making it effective for oral administration) version of the injectable steroid Masteron (drostanolone propionate). This extra methylation also enhances this steroids anabolic properties to about 3-4x more that of Masteron, which is slightly more anabolic than Anavar (Oxandrolone).
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Superdrol along with its present and former over-the-counter (OTC) chemical cousins like Methyl-D, 1-AD, Havoc, and numerous others falls into the grey prescription drug/OTC supplement area.
Although they all generate genuine steroidal results (actions and effects), they were never FDA approved for, or sold as a prescription medications. Superdrol is marketed in the US (by its actual name) as a sports nutrition supplement, and can be found bottled in varying quantities of 10 mg of steroid mg per capsule.
For bodybuilding/athletic purposes Superdrol increases testosterone levels which induce substantial increases in bodily shape and size, largely due to its ability to increase your number of muscle fibers. The most obvious physical effects will be greater muscle strength and size, improved vascularity, and aggressive muscular pumps. These benefits alone make Superdrol a formidable androgen, but it also encompasses other traditional steroid properties like: increased red blood cell (RBC) production; improved endurance during exercise via better lactic acid clearing; enhanced oxygen and nutrient delivery to working muscles for greater stamina; better muscle glycogen restoration after exercise for faster recovery and; the inhibition of catabolism (muscle destruction). It is recommended that Superdrol be taken daily, preferably with food, and that you do not exceed 2 capsules per day which is enough to keep blood serum levels well above baseline with this particular drug. Superdrol cycles are best run for 2-4 weeks, and should not last for more than 4 weeks.
Superdrol Side Effects:
There are hosts of possibly nasty, clinically-cited side effects elevated testosterone levels like those induced by Superdrol, many of which are greatly exaggerated by the media. However, the otherwise healthy bodybuilder has much less to worry about regarding side effects. As with any form of anabolic steroids, Superdrol can possibly cause side effects which fall into two primary categories, estrogenic and androgenic. Estrogenic side effects (those due to increases in estrogen estradiol, prolactin, progesterone, or progestin) are dose dependent, aromatization incited, and generally include increased water retention, body fat gain, and gynecomastia (which is actually due to the testosterone and estrogen ratio imbalance). Low to moderate doses of aromatase inhibitors like Arimidex and Letrozole are most often used to efficiently reduce estrogen and its accompanying side effects while on cycle, because they have less of a negative impact on your cycle gains. The more popular off cycle estrogen combatants include the synthetic estrogens Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) and Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid), two drugs that effectively block estrogens absorption because they are preferred by the estrogen receptors. Androgenic side effects, those having to do with male sexual characteristics, occur due to elevated testosterone levels which are likely to produce oily skin, acne, body/facial hair growth, and testicular atrophy (temporary reduction in the size of your testicles). Androgen drug use of any kind is also known to accelerate balding, but only in men with a genetic predisposition for hair loss. In other words, if youre losing or going to lose your hair then testosterone supplementation can speed up the process, but it is never the primary cause of hair loss. Your liver and testosterone production can also be affected by Superdrol usage. Since its 17-alpha alkylated and therefore hepatotoxic (liver toxic), along with its extreme potency, Superdrol warrants a high recommendation for the use of liver detoxification supplements. Synthetic testosterone and several other steroids, including nandrolones will shut down natural production altogether. A mere 100 mgs per week of either of these takes about 5-6 weeks to cause this shut down, 250-500 mgs shuts you down by the second week, and it takes roughly a month to return those testosterone levels to baseline. Superdrol may not be androgenic enough to promote shut down, but it will definitely suppress natural testosterone production.
Superdrol Chemical Composition
Molecular Weight: 318
Effective Dose (Men): 1-2 Tablets/Day
Effective Dose (Women): Not Recommended
Half-Life: Approx. 8 Hours
Detection Time: Unknown
Anabolic/Androgenic Ratio: 400/20