Legal Steroids Guide
The topic of so called “legal steroids” can be somewhat confusing for the average trainer. Over the counter prohormones and designer steroids have become vastly more popular in recent years, with a variety of products now available to purchase from most online supplement stores. Whilst some gym goers will welcome these effective designer steroids due to their ability to increase strength and muscle mass, there is always the risk of harmful or undesirable side effects from irresponsible use. With these highly marketed legal steroids now available over the counter irresponsible and uneducated use is likely to rise. This is a guide to responsible use of OTC designer steroids.
Designer steroids and prohormones available
There are a vast number of products available, many of which share the same active ingredients. Below is a brief look at some of the legal steroids which can be purchased from many supplement stores.
Turanabol by Dragon Pharma – many users take 30mg each day for between four and six weeks. There are other very similar products on the market which are produced by different supplement brands (such as Turanaxyl by Kalpa Pharmaceuticals). Gains from this compound will differ from person to person and depend greatly on diet and training, but upwards of 10lbs weight gain is not unheard of from a six week cycle.
Dianabol by Dragon Pharma – this is a very popular designer steroid which is often marketed as a prohormone. A dosage of 20mg for two to three weeks is common among trainers, which can aid packing on notable muscle mass over this short period of time. Dianabol is often said to be harsher than many other OTC steroids, and therefore may not be suitable for everyone depending on how prone they are to side effects.
Methyltesto by Gen-Shi Labs – again, many clones available of this product. This is commonly run for four weeks; although a person running Methyltesto for up to six weeks is not unheard of. The common dosage is 30mg each day. Gains are not dissimilar to the Turanabol.
This is just three of many products available, it would be wise to have a search online and take a look at various bodybuilding and supplement forums to stay up to date with current legal/pro steroids available.
Side effects from legal steroids
There are various side effects associated with over the counter prohormones and designer steroids.
• Stress to the liver
• High blood pressure
• Gynecomastia (development of breast tissue)
• Acne and oily skin
• Cramping of muscles
• Lower back and shin pains
• Holding excessive water (which can notable alter ones appearance)
• Accelerated hair loss
These are just some of the side effects which one may experience from prohormone and designer steroid use. The side effects are very much the same as those which may be experienced from using banned steroids.
A user must be well aware of these side effects before beginning a cycle. There are various supplements which can be taken alongside a cycle for additional support. Supplements such as Liv52 can aid the liver, whilst red yeast rice can help prevent an undesirable change to ones lipid profile (cholesterol levels). Such supplements are best taken during a cycle for support. An increase of water intake will also help greatly.
Post Cycle Therapy
Legal steroids, just as banned steroids, possess the ability to shutdown the natural production of testosterone in the body. Steroid users will usually follow a post cycle therapy regime at the end of their cycle to stimulate the natural production of testosterone within the body after suppression.
There are over the counter products available which are designed to be taken post hormone cycle, although it is debatable whether these products are very effective. Generally it would be recommended (by many steroid users) to use either Nolvadex and/or Clomid. These are the brand names of prescription only medicines within the UK. They are commonly taken by steroid users post cycle as well as kept at hand in case Gynecomastia development during the cycle.
A post cycle regime may look like the following:
Day 1 – 100mg
Following 10 days – 60mg
Following 10 days – 40mg
Nolvadex and Clomid
Day 1 – Clomid 250mg + Nolvadex 60mg
Following 10 days – Clomid 100mg + Nolvadex 40mg
Following 10 days – Clomid 50mg + Nolvadex 20mg
As mentioned, Nolvadex and Clomid are only available on prescription and therefore not readily accessible to many users. The drugs are also not intended for this use, although they remain highly popular among steroid users due to their effectiveness.
Note: we (www.steroidslive.com and its owner(s)) do not encourage the use or possession of banned or illicit substances. The information within this article is meant for information purposes only and is not meant to encourage the use of said substances. We advise you seek assistance from a professional medical physician before embarking on any supplement, prohormone or designer steroid cycle.