When it comes to raw power, there are very few anabolic steroids as powerful, and while powerful indeed, it is rarely used by many performance enhancers. Most commonly found among competitive bodybuilders, power lifters and other strength athletes, the hormone we are referring to is none other than Halotestin. Although immensely powerful, the reason so many shy away from Halotestin is because it is one of the most toxic anabolic steroids on the market. Halo, as it is most commonly known can be used safely, but only for short periods of time and should only be used by those with a lot of anabolic steroid experience. In any case, let's take a look at this powerful hormone and let you decide if there's a use for you.
A derivative of testosterone, comprised of the active steroidal hormone Fluoxymesteron, Halo carries a massive anabolic and androgenic rating; 1,900 and 850 respectively. As testosterone carries ratings of 100 in both categories and is already an extraordinarily powerful hormone in its own right, from the ratings alone you can begin to see how powerful Halotestin truly is. However, while Halo carries an androgenic rating of 850, it does not display any androgenic traits whatsoever, and although a testosterone derivative, it translates more like a Dihydrotestosterone derivative in action; although in a more powerful sense.
An anabolic steroid that does not aromatize at all, what truly separates Halotestin from the rest of the pack is in its ability to increase hemoglobin, and the structure and mass of red blood cells through its correlating action with erythropoietin. Through this ability, those who supplement with Halo can expect their strength to go through the roof, and we're talking about an increase in strength that can at times seem superhuman. No, this little oral steroid won't do anything for mass at all, but what it lacks in the mass building category it makes up for in strength.
There are two times in-which a performance enhancer might find Halotestin supplementation beneficial; before a strength event or a bodybuilding contest. For the strength athlete, the benefit is obvious; supplement with Halotestin a few weeks before the competition and you'll be stronger; pretty cut and dry. For the competitive bodybuilder, direct strength is not really the concern; although it is useful when it comes to pushing through the final days of dieting. Some competitive bodybuilders will supplement with Halo right before a show to help them push through those final weeks when they are thoroughly beaten down, but the main reason they supplement is for the direct physique effect. By its mode of action, Halotestin can provide a very nice hardening effect, but you must be extremely lean to benefit from this trait. If you have a layer of body-fat still in play it's not going to make a big difference, and when we say you need to be at a low body-fat we mean it. To benefit from this trait, you will need to be around 6% body-fat or lower; the lower the better.
Because it can increase strength so dramatically, you'd think many more athletes would supplement with Halotestin, but the possible danger of this steroid keeps them at bay. Like most oral anabolic steroids, Halotestin belongs to the C17-aa family, and as such is toxic to the liver. While all C17-aa anabolic steroids are toxic to the liver, of all the common anabolic steroids on the market Halo is the most toxic and tremendously so. For this reason, many shy away, but if you do decide to supplement you must necessarily limit your time of use. The liver has remarkable rejuvenating capabilities, and while liver enzyme levels will increase with Halo use, if you're responsible, supplement for a very short period of time and avoid all other activity that can cause liver stress you should be fine. If for whatever reason you decide to supplement with Halo, it is imperative you avoid all alcohol consumption and over the counter medications where possible. Many over the counter drugs are far more toxic to the liver than anabolic steroids, and with Halotestin already in play, this would simply cause too much damage.
If you decide to supplement with Halotestin, an extremely fast acting anabolic steroid, you will find 2 weeks of use to be the minimal time frame for a true benefit with 4 weeks being the absolute max if you are to remain safe. A mere 10mg per day will dramatically increase your strength, but far more common is a dosing of 20mg per day. As for our maximum dose, you should for no reason increase the dose past the 40mg per day mark; a common competitive bodybuilding dose shortly before the show. In many cases, the bodybuilder will supplement with 20mg per day for 2-3 weeks and then increase it to 40mg the final week before the show.