The term ‘androgenity’ refers to the ability of anabolic steroids to launch mechanisms of virilization and masculinization. At the same time, certain changes take occur in the body of an athlete, which lead to appearance of all kinds of pathologies.

It’s been known that all anabolic steroids project both androgenic and anabolic activity. This separation is very relative, since these activity types are realized through androgenic receptors located in various tissues.

People pursue anabolic goals in bodybuilding, while most androgenic effects are considered side effects. The main side effects include: acne, baldness and prostate hypertrophy.

Drugs with low level of androgenic activity

Drugs with high androgenic activity activate genetic mechanisms of these disorders. In order to reduce the risk of activating genetic mechanisms, companies-manufacturers of sports nutrition create drugs with low indexes of androgenic activity. That means that products have replaced – and sometimes eliminated – some components of steroids.

First of all, low-androgenic courses of anabolics are needed for athletes over 40 as well as women who opt for taking steroids.

Most healthy athletes do not develop these side effects, or they are manifested very insignificantly. In rare cases, there is individual disposition, which might result in acute cases of acne when using high-androgenic drugs. Others have disposition to baldness on men’s pattern, or prostate disorders.

If you have prostate disorders, the use of steroids is contraindicated, or you need to consult your doctor. In cases of acne and baldness, experts recommend using the following low-androgenic drugs:

  • Primobolan
  • Boldenone
  • Turinabol
  • Nandrolone
  • Anavar

It must be noted that testosterone drugs themselves do not have pronounced androgenic activity, while under the influence of 5-alpha reductase it converts into high-androgenic dihydrotestosterone. Most athletes resort to using inhibitors of 5-alpha reductase (Finasteride, Dutasteride) during the course, which in most cases helps avoid undesired side effects even though it slightly lowers the effectiveness of the course. The following combinations are also common:

  • Primobolan + testosterone + Finasteride – to build muscles and for cutting
  • Boldenone + testosterone + Finasteride – to build muscles and for cutting
  • Turinabol + testosterone + Finasteride – to build muscles
  • Nandrolone + testosterone + Finasteride – to build muscles
  • Anavar + testosterone + Finasteride – for cutting

It must be noted that Finasteride has a rather wide spectrum of side effects, including lowered libido, erectile dysfunction, depression. These side effects are explained by the suppressed androgenic properties.

Relatively safe alternatives are local options such as shampoos with Ketoconazolum. A high effectiveness against alopecia was proven by Minoxidil, which has vasodilatory properties. There are studies that shown a positive effect of local application of melatonin cream.

Effects of drugs on baldness


  • Turinabol
  • Anavar


  • Primobolan
  • Boldenone
  • Deca
  • Testosterone + Finasteride


  • Trenbolon (the strongest)
  • Testosterone
  • Halotestin
  • Winstrol
  • Methandrostenolone

Preventative measures

It must be noted that masculinization appears not as a result of taking testosterone, but when this hormone turns into dihydrotestosterone in the body of an athlete under the influence of 5-alpha reductase.

It often happens that athletes take inhibitors of alpha-reductase in order to neutralize it. Taking such drugs prevents the launch of virilization mechanisms. Any sports nutrition experts can assist you in choosing drugs with low androgenic index.

Before starting the course, please read manufacturer’s recommendations. If you wisely consider all the warnings, listen to all recommendations of experts in the field as well as take special drugs in to prevent side effects, the risk of developing side effects is reduced to zero.

By strictly following all recommendations when taking steroids, you will achieve the long-awaited increase of muscle mass without developing any negative consequences for the body.