Methyltestosterone was first described in 1935, and it was the first oral androgen used in clinical medicine. It was used for testosterone replacement in male andropause for many years. It was used to cure cryptorchidism, breast cancer, breast pain after pregnancy, osteoporosis and female menopause.
It was sold in tablets and capsules by many companies. Methyltestosterone is a controversial steroid. It has a long history of use, it is relatively safe. The German medicine considered it obsolete in 1981, and it disappeared from German pharmacies for about seven years. The medication can be purchased in the United States, but doctors rarely prescribe it.
Methyltestosterone is a modified form of testosterone. It differs by addition of a methyl group in the alpha position at C-17 to protect the steroid from destruction due to ingestion. This alkylation in case of methyltestosterone reduces anabolic activity.
Methyltestosterone is a real ‘dinosaur’ in the world of anabolic and androgenic steroids. Due to the methyl group at the C-17 alpha position, it is not destroyed when passes through the liver. But the same feature makes it one of the most toxic anabolic steroid to the liver. In truth, today methyltestosterone is a relic of the past, because there are plenty of other more effective drugs.
- Activity of substance: 6-8 hours
- Classification: Steroid of anabolic/androgenic origin
- Type: tablets
- Dosages: 20-50 mg per day for men
- Acne: Yes (in large doses or for people with predilection)
- Water retention: High
- High blood pressure: Yes
- Hepatotoxicity: High
- Aromatase: High
- DHT (dihydrotestosterone) conversion: No
- Functional depression (testosterone production): Yes
- Anabolic activity (130%)/androgenic activity (150%)
- Detection time: 4-6 weeks (approximately, due to the fact that technology constantly improves the search for detection methods of prohibited substances, it should be noted that it depends on an athlete, whether he takes phenobarbital and furosemide to accelerate the drug excretion)
- Short-term increase in the level of free testosterone
- Increased aggression
- Increase in power indicators
- Motivation increase
- Increase in muscle mass
Generally, methyltestosterone operates in the same way as endogenous testosterone.
Androral causes serious side effects: high toxicity to the liver, as well as androgenic and estrogenic (due to conversion into estrogens) side effects, including gynecomastia, high blood pressure, accumulation of fluids in the body, acne, prostatic hyperplasia.
Warning! Methyltestosterone is not recommended for use in bodybuilding, because there are safer and more effective anabolic steroids. The drug has a weak anabolic effect.
Dosages and Uses
Dosage: 40-50mg per day
Frequency of doses: daily
Dosage depends on desired degree of aggressiveness. It may be 2 tablets and 20 tablets in one go. To achieve a good effect, it is necessary to use high doses. Of course, the greater the dose is, the greater the harm to the body is, because methyltestosterone is toxic to the body. To reduce the harm caused by drug to the body one can take Nolvadex and Proviron.
Nevertheless, the recommended dose is 40-50 mg per day for 6-8 weeks. To be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream it is recommended to dissolve a pill under the tongue. After the course of methyltestosterone, a person must pass a serious therapy.
During the course of methyltestosterone, monitor the level of liver enzymes to avoid irreversible consequences.
Studies have shown that the use of an oral anabolic steroid with food reduces the bioavailability of the drug. This happens due to the liposoluble nature of these substances that may allow the drug to dissolve in the fat of food, which reduces the absorption of an anabolic steroid into the gastrointestinal tract. To maximize the effect of this drug it should be taken on an empty stomach.
Drug intake (for men)
To cure androgen insufficiency, methyltestosterone should be taken 10-40 mg per day. The dose in the case of dissolution in the mouth is reduced by 50%. The drug is used as long as the side effects require stop taking it. To improve the body build, a normal dosage is 10-50 mg for no more than 6-8 weeks in a row. Methyltestosterone is not usually used as an anabolic steroid, and it is used as a stimulant of aggression. Powerlifters, bodybuilders and other athletes often try to use this effect in order to increase the intensity in training or to improve the result at the competition. Moreover, methyltestosterone gives the whole range of severe side effects.
Drug intake (for women)
Methyltestosterone is rarely used in female treatment. It was used earlier for the treatment of breast cancer and the dose reached 200 mg per day. If we consider the product as estratest, which contains estrogen and 2.5 mg of methyltestosterone, then one pill per day increases energy, libido and general condition of a patient and can help fight osteoporosis. Methyltestosterone is not recommended for women to use in sport because of its androgenic nature and possibility to cause virilization phenomena.
Combined course of methyltestosterone
Metiltestoteron gives tangible results in the increase of strength and mass. But you should always remember that this drug retains water in the body. To achieve better and more impressive results, it is recommended to combine methyltestosterone with other more potent drugs. For weight gain methyltestosterone should be combined with Nandrolone Decanoate, Dianabol, Trenbolone. To increase strength methyltestosterone should be taken with Stanozolol injections.
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