If you start to use steroids, you have to treat your body proudly. It is better to research all of the pros and cons of using these drugs, its influence on your organism, and which side effects you will have. Below there is some information which can be helpful for you.

What are steroids in general?

Anabolic steroids are a synthetic version of the hormone testosterone. They are responsible for facial hair growth and the development of muscle mass. They are popular among bodybuilders because they help bulk up, get more strength, and train endurance.

Top 4 steroids to start with

All of the steroids are different for their effect. It depends on age, sex, genetics, etc. So, it is better to search for as much information as possible, examine your body with a doctor, and start to try different drugs in small doses.


It is an anabolic steroid, usually used as a supplement.


The duration is strictly for 6 weeks, and the dose is 15-30 mg per day.


  • Improves muscle forming

  • Increases nitrogen retention and endurance

  • Increases red blood cell count

  • Is useful for fat burning

  • Increases appetite

  • Increases strength levels.

Side effects

  • Gynaecomastia

  • Possible acne

  • Increasing of hair growth

  • Possible liver damage.

Nandrolone(Deca Durabolin)

Nandrolone is usually used for muscle growth. It is also popular among female athletes.


For the first week - 2 injections of 100 mg.

The next 4-6 weeks - an injection of 200 mg every week.


  • It increases the appetite

  • The muscle mass is growing

  • It is excellent for cutting mass.

Side effects

  • Reducing your sperm count

  • Possible acne

  • Possible nausea and vomiting

  • Possible increasing of male sex characteristics in women (excessive hair growth, changing of the voice)

  • Possible damage to the liver.


This drug has to be used very carefully because of the number of side effects. So, please, visit a doctor before the cycle.


It is usually stacked with other steroids like testosterone because it is slow to take effect. The dose is 50-200 mg every other day.


  • It does not convert into estrogen

  • Muscle development is more rapid than with other steroids

  • It does not cause any water retention

  • It does not make for bulk

  • It increases the production of red blood cells

  • You can use this with other steroids

  • It does not damage your liver

Side effects

  • Possible acne

  • Insomnia

  • Headache

  • Low libido

  • Nausea and vomiting

Testosterone Enanthate

It is one of the most commonly used steroids among bodybuilders. The steroid is an absolute must for use in all anabolic steroid cycles because it can help replenish a reduced supply of testosterone to eliminate the side effects.


It is usually suggested to take 300-500 mg per week.


  • Increased endurance

  • Cutting of weight

  • Putting on muscle

Side effects

  • Nausea

  • Gynecomastia

  • Numbness

  • Acne

  • Mood changes

Recommended cycles for beginners

The steroid cycle should be chosen thoroughly. Unless you will have a risk of serious complications.

Firstly, we have to determine what is the steroid cycle itself?

The usage of steroids separately can lead to many serious side effects; that is why athletes use steroids in cycles to wean off the steroids' effects. There is also a Post Cycle therapy, which helps to overcome the effects. The average duration of the cycle is usually 4-8 weeks. Here are some examples of the steroid cycles:

  • Dianabol only Cycle - 8 weeks, first 5 weeks you use 30 mg per day and then Post Cycle Therapy.
  • Winstrol Only Cycle - 8 weeks, first 5 weeks, you use 50 mg per day and then Post Cycle Therapy.
  • Testosterone Enanthate Only Cycle - 15 weeks, you use 500 mg per week till week 10, then Post Cycle Therapy.
  • Testosterone Enanthate and Dianabol Cycle -15 weeks, first 4 weeks, you take 500 mg of Test per week and 30 mg of Dianabol per day. From week 5 to week 10, you use 500 mg of testosterone enanthate per week. Then for weeks 11 and 12, you take a break. 13-15 weeks - Post Cycle Therapy.
  • Testosterone Enanthate and Nandrolone Decanoate Cycle - 17 weeks, first 10 weeks you use 500 mg of testosterone enanthate per week combined with 400 mg of Nandrolone Decanoate per week. Then a break for weeks 11 to 13 and then Post Cycle Therapy from weeks 14 to 17.

Post Cycle Therapy

When you take a steroid cycle, you get a lot of side effects on your body. That is why PCT exists. It involves taking drugs that stimulate your body to produce these hormones naturally to avoid the side effects.

The drugs used during Post Cycle Therapy:

  • Clomid

  • Nolvadex


You should remember that steroids' usage is always very risky, but we have tried to show you all of the advantages and disadvantages. Now it is your turn to decide what is best for you and your organism.