Effective Dosages of Anabolic Steroids
About dosages we have already told over when reviewing each drug separately. At this post I will try to summarize what has been already said, to draw some general rules regarding dosages of androgenic and anabolic steroids. We will talk mainly about testosterone. It was established experimentally that even a single injection of testosterone enanthate of 100 mg significantly (by more than 50%) inhibits the production of endogenous testosterone. Regular weekly injections of the drug, made by the same amount, are able to suppress completely endogenous testosterone production (80-100%). Also found that weekly injections of the same drug, but twice higher dosage, 200mg/week, provide the level of testosterone in the blood of approx. 450-600 ng/dL, which is the average level of endogenous testosterone. Thereby, the result of weekly injections of 200 mg of testosterone enanthate is the normal level of testosterone.
Of course, for some people this level of the main male sex hormone, is a “gift”, but most of us, still are interested in much higher physiological levels, those dosages that exceed the upper limit, which is considered the norm, namely 1000 ng / dL. These testosterone levels in blood can be achieved with weekly injections of testosterone enanthate in dosage of 500-600 mg. That is the weekly dose, which is considered the minimum acceptable, if the goal is muscle and weight gain. You can find out everything about minimum dosages of anabolic steroids, which are indicated in the description of the each drug.
You should also remember that some anabolics do not provide any significant increases in muscle mass and\or strength, even when high dosages are applied. There are drugs that are used mainly in the stage of precompetitive preparation, their use in ordinary cycle may be senseless. Below you can see a table, where the drugs are classified according to their purpose of use. Please do not judge strictly, this classification can not suffer from errors, and is presented in order to make it easier for beginners to orientate in a large number of currently existing steroid drugs.
Steroids classification. Features of anabolic steroids.
|Anabolic Steroid||Weight Gains||Strength Gains||Pre-Competitive Preparation||Other|
|Testosterone Propionate||Yes||Yes||With Reservations|
|Methandrostenolone (Dianabol)||Yes||Yes||No||May be taken off cycles to retain and preserve muscle tissue.|
|Oxymetholone (Anapolon)||Yes||Yes||With Reservations|
|Stanozolol (Winstrol)||Slight||Yes||Yes||Decrease of SHBG (Sexual Hormone Binding Globulin).|
|Methenolone Enanthate||Slight||Slight||Possible||Recovery between cycles.|
|Oxandrolone (Anavar)||Slight||Yes||Yes||May be taken off cycles to retain and preserve muscle tissue.|
|Boldenone Undecylenate (Equipose)||Moderate||Moderate||Yes|