Month: June 2017
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid. In men, testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as the testis and prostate, as well as promoting secondary sexual characteristics such as increased muscle and bone mass, and the growth of body hair. In addition, testosterone is involved in health and well-being, and the prevention of osteoporosis. Insufficient levels of testosterone in men may lead to abnormalities including frailty and bone loss.
We can see that normal testosterone level plays an important role in men and abnormal testosterone level will cause a series of problems. Once you found your testosterone level is abnormal, you should attach importance to it because earlier detection, better treatment.
A man’s testosterone levels will typically peak somewhere between age 20 and 30. After this time, they will gradually decrease for the rest of his life. Testosterone levels are estimated to decrease by 1 percent annually after age 30 to 40. Therefore, lower testosterone levels are more common among older men. This explains some of the age-related changes in men, such as loss of muscle mass.
Testosterone therapy is usually given for one of two reasons. Some men suffer from a condition known as hypogonadism. If you have hypogonadism, your body doesn’t make enough testosterone. Testosterone is important. It plays a key role in the development and maintenance of male physical traits. Taking testosterone steroids is the most direct way to add testosterone content.
Testosterone levels start to decline in men after age 30, but the decline is gradual. That decrease in testosterone is the second reason a man may be given testosterone therapy. Some men want to make up for the lost muscle mass and sex drive that results from this natural decrease in testosterone.
Of the many types of anabolic steroids there are many oral steroids we have to choose from and of the many oral steroids there are various traits, benefits and purposes. Although oral steroids serve a purpose, in general for most male anabolic steroid users they should not be the foundation in-which their use is built upon. Anabolic steroids shut down your natural testosterone production and due to this fact most cycles should be built around exogenous testosterone use. Yes, you can run cycles without testosterone and do so successfully but as a general rule of thumb testosterone should be your base.
When speaking of oral steroids one of the most common concerns is liver damage; unlike their injectable cousins, oral steroids are notorious for possessing a toxic liver effect. While this is true, in some cases it is a bit overstated; for example, alcohol is far more toxic to the liver than most any anabolic steroid, as are many over the counter medications, such as the many pain meds bought at your local pharmacy. Further, although there is a toxic effect from the use of oral steroids the liver possesses remarkable healing capabilities. Assuming you are not abusing your anabolic steroids, in most cases you’ll be problem free.
While the toxic effect of oral steroids is often exaggerated it’s still real and due to daily use we must be aware and responsible. For this reason among others, in general oral steroids should only be used for 6 to 8 weeks at a time; we can make an exception for mild anabolic steroids such as Anavar and push the time frame past this mark in certain cases but 6 to 8 weeks is a solid number to hold to.
It is also important to keep in mind oral steroids generally carry with them a much shorter half-life than the many injectable steroids; for this reason daily use is generally needed to receive the maximum benefit. Granted, you will still see a benefit from use if you miss a day here and there but proper use will be a daily dose, sometimes spread out over the entire day in small doses. Be sure to make a special note from the last sentence, “Small Doses” this is one of the many keys to successful and responsible anabolic steroid use, even more so when speaking of oral steroids.
While the benefits of oral steroids are many and there are many anabolic steroids that only come in oral form, there are also anabolic steroids available in both injectable and oral form; most notably anabolic steroids such as Winstrol or Primo are both commonly sold as both an injectable and oral steroids. While both versions of either of these anabolic steroids will produce results the user will notice far greater success from injectable Primo as in comparison to its oral counterpart. Conversely, both oral and injectable Winstrol will generally produce the same results, assuming the dose is kept the same; moreover, injectable le Winstrol can be taken orally as well; this is one of the few injectable steroids that possess this trait.
As is with all anabolic steroids, be they injectable steroids or oral steroids, the key to success is education and responsible use. Understand the substances you are taking understand their effects, both positive and negative and you’ll find yourself a much happier individual.