According to William LLewellyn, Dennis Weis, and other well-known experts opinion, the strategy of developing the best anabolic steroids course somewhat varies with age. It was found that total testosterone begins to decline in men in the age 50─55 years by 0.8─1.6% per year, while the bioactive (free) testosterone decreased since 30─35 years at a rate of 2─3% per year.

According to the Mayo Clinic information, man's testosterone level can drop as much as 50 percent by the age of 70. The problem of reducing testosterone levels with age is one of the most urgent in medicine, and became the main subject of the Fifth World Congress in Salzburg,  which was devoted to men aging problems.

At the moment, it is well established that the man's body with age enters a state of andropause, similar to the female menopause.

The reasons of the natural testosterone levels reduction include reduced function of the hypothalamus-pituitary--testicles arc (HPTA), as well as the increase of the concentration that is binding globulin sex hormone.

After about 40 years, the following features of male physiology in response to taking anabolic steroids can be noticed:

  • greater inhibition of testosterone secretion => slow recovery and higher rolling back of the results
  • more expressed aromatization in the estrogen => higher risk of gynecomastia developing, fluid accumulation
  • more common complications of the cardiovascular system (particularly hypertension)
  • higher risk of baldness

All this dictates the need of more careful selection of anabolic drugs and regimens that ensure the fullest possible recovery after the course. It is noted that partial recovery can reduce fertility, which is why it is necessary to consider it if you are planning to have children in the future.

Things to consider for steroid courses after 40

  • It is obligatory to go through the PSA blood test (PSA, prostate specific antigen) - which detects endogenous substance in man's blood, which is produced by cells of the prostate gland. PSA is oncomarker of prostate cancer. If the result comes positive, the course is contraindicated.
  • It is advisable to make hormones and blood lipid profile laboratory analyzes before and after the course. If there are deviations (especially the level of total testosterone is important), then the next steps should be determined by the expert according to the individual features.
  • A systematic control of blood pressure is necessary.
  • You should take a reasonable dosage of anabolic drugs.
  • The duration of the course should be short (6-8 weeks).
  • If the duration of the course is more than 6 weeks it is very important to do gonadotropin introduction of 500-250ME twice a week, starting at around 3rd or 4th week and before the start of post-cycle therapy. Gonadotropin prevent testicular atrophy and desensitization, and also accelerates the subsequent recovery
  • It is necessary to use aromatase inhibitors, when such drugs as testosterone, methandrostenolone or other aromatized steroids are used. Aromatase inhibitors prevent the development of gynecomastia, increase muscle density (remove fluid accumulation), reduce the arc HPTA suppression. They are used in low dosages.
  • It is obligatory to use post-cycle therapy (PCT)
  • You can take the course of growth hormone or peptides to get maximum effect during post-cycle therapy. This will ensure additional relief and almost completely maintain muscle mass and strengthen ligaments and joints, as well as improve the properties of skin.

Choosing the drug

Opinions of experts a separated in two main ways. Some of them recommend to build the course on the basis of testosterone (including combined ones), and the other - on the basis of the milder anabolic agents. Summing up the opinions, it can be concluded that optimal anabolic drugs for men after 40 years will be:

  • Primobolan - PCT is in 2-3 weeks after the last injection.
  • Turinabol - PCT is in 3 days after the end of the course.
  • Equipoise - PCT is in 3-4 weeks.
  • Testosterone enanthate or cypionate. Propionate frequently causes androgenic side effects, inconvenient to use, often there are complaints about constant pain in the place of the injection. As the front-loada it is possible to add Turinabol or methandrostenolone during the first 2-3 weeks. PCT is in 2 weeks.

These drugs are suitable for the cutting phase, if you follow an appropriate diet. Aromatase inhibitors provide relief and muscles density. By the way, Winstrol and Anavar are preferable for cutting .

Proviron is a safe drug with moderate activity, which allows to get relief and significantly increase sexual activity, with little effect on endogenous hormones. However, it’s not suitable for mass increase.