Oral anabolic steroids represent a class of steroids that are often tremendously powerful, and in many cases, in such a rapid fashion that results will be noticeable seemingly in the flash of an eye. For female performance enhancers, oral anabolic steroids represent the crim de la crim of performance as the majority of the anabolic steroids they can safely use are found in this class. For the male performance enhancer, while they can indeed be remarkably powerful they do not represent what we would call a foundational steroid at all, but rather additions. Oral anabolic steroids are normally added to already well-planned anabolic steroid cycles; they are by no means a must, but they can provide extra enhancement. In any case, if you're going to supplement with oral anabolic steroids, before you grab the first one there are a few things you'll find useful to know.
The vast majority of oral anabolic steroids exist by a shared common nature in that they are C17 alpha alkylated (C17-aa) steroids; a nature that refers to a structural change of the hormone at the 17th carbon position. Through this change, the steroid is enabled to survive the first pass through the liver; without it, the liver would destroy most of the hormone before it could be used by the body. Unfortunately, this makes C17-aa steroids toxic to their liver; the vast majority of oral anabolic steroids carry this hepatotoxic nature, but there are a few that do not. Oral steroids such as Primobolan and Proviron are not C17-aa steroids, and as such are extremely weak anabolics; Primo should always be chosen in Depot form for this reason and Proviron used for other purposes outside of anabolic activity.
In any case, the hepatotoxic nature of oral anabolic steroids will largely vary from one form to the next; for example, Anavar is very mild in nature and on the liver, whereas Halotestin is about as toxic as we can get. Depending on the oral steroids you use, this will affect how long you can safely supplement with them; most should not be used for more than six weeks, but milder steroids like Anavar can extend to eight weeks, with highly toxic steroids like Halotestin needing to be discontinued at four weeks. Regardless of the steroid and total duration of use, if you're going to supplement with oral anabolic steroids you are strongly encouraged to avoid alcohol consumption; especially consumption of an excessive nature. Further, avoiding all over the counter medications where possible is highly advised as these, as well as heavy alcohol consumption can be far more taxing to the liver than many steroids.
For off-season performance enhancement, when true growth is at hand there are normally only two oral anabolic steroids worthy of consideration, and they are both tremendously powerful. We're speaking of course of Anadrol and Dianabol, and both can provide remarkable gains in only a few weeks; in-fact, with either a gain of 20lbs can happen in a flash. If such a gain occurs, of course a fair amount of this weight will be water, but when coupled with injectable steroids you're going to be building muscle and more of it than you would otherwise. As for which one is better, this will largely be dependent on your overall response; some will prefer one over the other. Dianabol is the more potent steroid on a per milligram basis, and the difference is significant enough to note, but there will be those who simply possess a stronger toleration to Anadrol; in the end, it's impossible to predict until you have tried them both.
Then we have cutting cycles, and oral anabolic steroids most certainly have a place in such cycles that can be truly exciting. When we cut, we see all of our hard work pay off as we're now able to display the muscular development we've been striving so hard for. For this purpose, steroids like Winstrol and Anavar can both be extremely beneficial, as can Halotestin for short periods before a bodybuilding competition for hardening effects. In any case, when it comes to the use of oral anabolic steroids during a cutting cycle, the purpose largely surrounds enhancing conditioning, but the basis of this responsibility will still largely revolve around the injectable steroids being used, but those of an oral nature can certainly help.
There are not too many anabolic steroids women can supplement with safely, but of the few that can meet a woman's needs Anavar remains at the top of the list. Anavar possess the lowest rate of virilization of all anabolic steroids, and while virilization can still occur it is unlikely in most women who supplement responsibly; even so, caution should be exercised due to the individualistic nature of all human beings. Beyond Anavar, other oral anabolic steroids that can be beneficial to women include Primobolan and Winstrol; virilizing rates will be higher than Anavar, but still much lower than most other steroids. Of course, if Primobolan is used, due to its structural nature as discussed above the Depot form is preferred if available; as for Winstrol, both the oral and injectable forms will suffice as they are identical in nature.