Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids

Testosterone phenypropionate is an injectable form of the hormone testosterone that has been attached to the fast acting phenypropionate ester. The activity of this drug is very similar to testosterone propionate, supplying the hormone at only at best a slightly longer period of release. Testosterone phenypropionate was first developed in the 1950s. A few isolated products containing the substance were developed in the years following, although this was never a very popular item. Testolent was the brand name for the most recent preparation of the drug known to be sold on the global steroid market and was marketed by a pharmaceutical company out of Romania by the name of Sicomed. This agent was prescribed to treat low androgen levels in males, but was also occasionally prescribed in females for the treatment of advanced breast cancer and low sex drive.

Much has been said about “which testosterone is best” and it’s a debate that may never be put to rest. Some experts believe there’s absolutely no difference since all testosterones are recognized in the body in the same way. In fact, when used for medical purposes, one is often substituted for another. Meanwhile, others will point out that shorter acting esters have a higher concentration of testosterone. (Misleading people into believing that they act quicker when in reality all test esters raise blood levels of T in no more than an hour). The ester is what keeps it active longer, essentially “spreading out” the dosage. For clarities sake, let’s keep it simple. All testosterones do the same thing. And the most popular, readily available and cost effective is testosterone enanthate.

Testosterone cypionate is an injectable form of the hormone testosterone with the cypionate ester attatched to slow the release of the drug into the body’s system after injection. Cypionate is one of the earlier forms of injectable testosterone and is the most often type of testosterone used in the United States in cases where the hormone is prescribed. Testosterone cypionate is prescribed for a variety of reasons including low androgen levels, low gonatropin levels, and for conditions where muscle sparing is necessary from tissue wasting diseases or in recovery from serious surgeries. There are currently several brands of this drug available in the U.S and on the worldwide market. Users often choose to inject the drug twice per week, although it can be injected as seldom as once per week due to the fact that levels seem to stay elevated for a period of two weeks after an injection.

Sustanon is a unique steroid in that it blends four testosterone esters, (propionate/ isocaproate/ decanoate/phenylpropionate) each with a different release time. It’s what Dan Duchaine referred to, in the very first steroid book “The Underground Steroid Handbook,” as a very “elegant” concept.

The original Sustanon even came with a pre-loaded syringe. No need for drawing, filling and switching needles. Pretty cool and convenient – in theory. The problem with this cute little bit of marketing is that the needle was a 21 gauge! Of course, you could switch needles but keep in mind, just 15 years ago there wasn’t easy access to needle, syringes et al. Most guys got them from veterinarian supply stores. If nothing else was available, there was no choice but to lance yourself with the enclosed 1 ½ “ 21 gauge spike. Today, Sustanon is available in vials and ampoules.

Sten is a two component testosterone blend from Mexico that contains a mixture of testosterone propionate (25mg), testosterone cypionate (75mg), and DHEA (20mg) in a 2ml ampule. Sten is made in Mexico by the pharmaceutical company Atlantis S.A. de C.V. The drug is used primarily to correct low androgen levels in males, for the treatement of hypogonadism, andropause, and impotence. It is also sometimes prescribed to women with excessive lactation, advanced breast cancer, and low sex drive. Sten has a long history of sale on the Mexican market, where it is one of the country’s more inexpensive human used testosterone products.

Proviron is an interesting and often overlooked compound. It’s an orally active form of DHT and delivers all the good and the bad that DHT has to offer. DHT is pure androgen, but unlike testosterone, it doesn’t cause any water retention. DHT is also what makes muscle “hard.” It lowers SHBG (Sex hormone Binding Globulin) thus preventing estrogen to form and can be used to prevent aromatization from other compounds. DHT is also what attributes to erectile rigidity. All good stuff! There are drawbacks however, most notably prostate hypertrophy and hair loss. So one may say DHT is pure maleness.

If ever there were a steroid that can be considered “perfect” (or as perfect as can be), it would be Primobolan. It’s considered to be the safest and least suppressive, has few side effects and is extremely effective. So why isn’t Primobolan used by every body? The reasons may lie in many of the misconceptions surrounding this incredible drug.

Primobolan does not give fast gains, or more accurately, does not cause a quick increase in water retention, therefore it’s considered “weak”, yet in terms of building solid muscle, it’s one of the most effective steroids available.

Primobolan is the brand name for the anabolic steroid methenolone acetate. This drug is very similar in action the injectable version of the drug which is known as primobolan depot, except that with this drug it has been designed for oral administration instead of injection. The acetate ester makes the drug much more faster acting than the depot version. Methenolone acetate is a non C17 alpha alkylated oral steroid, which makes it one of the few commercially available oral agents that presents limited liver toxicity to the user. Methenolone was first developed in the 1960s. The pharmaceutical company Squibb first introduced the drug to the United States market in 1962. The agent was sold for a short time as a 20mg tablet under the brand name of Nibal. The large pharmaceutical company Schering out of West Germany was granted rights to the drug then marketed under the name of primobolan brand name. Shortly after this, nibal was removed from the U.S. market and never returned to the commercial market. Primobolan is prescribed as a lean tissue building anabolic agent, often used in cases where body wasting has occurred secondary to major surgery, infection, wasting disease, and malnutrition. Although primobolan has demonstrated a good record of medical safety, Schering has since withdrawn this drug from most of the markets.

Parabolin is an injectable steroid which contains 100mg per ML of the hormone trenbolone hexahydrobenzylcarbonate. This is the same hormone/ester combination that the legendary Parabolan consisted of which was first developed in the late 1960s. This ester is very similar to enanthate as far as time realease schedule into the body. This is the only form of the hormone trenbolone that was ever produced by pharmaceutical companies for human consumption. Users typically find a twice weekly dosage regime to be sufficient in keeping steady blood levels.

Oral turinabol is an oral steroid which contains 10mg of the hormone Chlorodehydromethyltestosterone. Oral Turinabol, as it is often called, was first discovered in East Germany in 1962. The steroid became very popular due to its high anabolic properties while being a fairly low androgen. The anabolic activity of oral turinabol is somewhat lower than that of dianabol as well, but it does maintain a much more favorable balance of anabolic to androgenic effect. This drug is considered to be the main component of the famous East German doping machine, in which thousands of Germanys Olympic athletes were secretly given steroids in hopes of dominating the Olympics. In the 1990s the company that marketed oral turinabol for prescription use discontinued the manufacture of this drug, due mainly to controversy over sports doping. Currently, there are no prescription preparations of this drug in existence, however the drug is still available today on the black market from underground manufacturers.