Anabolic Steroids FAQ

Version 1.0 - Last updated December 04, 1995
Compiled by Fred Hosn (


1. Disclaimer
2. What are Anabolic Steroids?
3. Side effects
4. List & description of various types of AS
i. Domestic AS
ii. Mexican AS
iii. European AS

1. Disclaimer (please read):

Anabolic steroids (AS) are a controlled substance (DEA class CIII), and they are a very powerful hormones which might cause serious adverse reaction. So, I don't advocate, promote, or encourage the use of Anabolic steroids. Also, be aware that I am not a medical expert and I don't provide any medical advise. If you need medical advise, please see you physician.

2. What are Anabolic Steroids:

Anabolic steroids (AS) are synthetic derivative of testosterone (the male sex hormone). Testosterone are responsible for normal growth and development of the male sex organs and for the maintenance of secondary sex characteristics which include growth and maturation of the prostate, seminal vesicles, penis, and scrotum. Furthermore, testosterone help in thickening of the vocal cord, the alteration in body musculature and fat distribution, and it makes the body retain nitrogen, water, and electrolytes.

3. Side effects:

Anabolic steroids are associated with numerous side effects. Most of the side effects are mild and reversible. However, some are permanent and life threatening.

In both sexes:

In males:
In females:

4. List & description of various types of AS:

Note: The names in parenthesis are brand names. And the dosage provided are therapeutical dosage. Dosages used by athletes can be much higher.

i. Domestic AS

* Fluoxymesterone (Android-f; Halotestin; Hysterone)
This drug is very toxic and it's one of the few drugs that causes "Roid rages." It's primarily used to increase the hardness of muscles.
- Dosage: 5-40 mg/day.

* Methyltestosterone (Android; Metadren; Primotest)
This another toxic drug which is primarily used by weightlifters. It helps them increase their intensity without losing muscle mass.
- Dosage: 10-40 mg/day. It can be as high as 200 mg/day in female with breast cancer.

* Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca Durabolin; Hybolin Decanoate; Kabolin)
This is one of the best AS available in the U.S. It is highly anabolic and mildly androgenic. Mostly it is used in conjunction with other AS such as testosterone or Anavar/Primobolin. This stuff last a long time in the body; sometimes, up to four weeks.
- Dosage: 50-200 mg/week.

* Nandrolone Phenpropionate (Anabolin; Durabolin; Nandrocot)
This is a fast acting form Of Nandrolone Decanoate it last up to five day in the body.
- Dosage: 50-100 mg/week.

* Oxymetholone (Anadrol 50)
Anadrol is highly anabolic/androgenic drug (I believe it's the highest anabolic steroids in the market). It causes some serious side effects; various cases of liver cancer were attributed to this drug. Edema and bloating is always associated with this drug.
- Dosage: 1-5 mg/kg/day.

* Stanozolol (Winstrol)
This drug is primarily used as a cutting up drug by males and females. It's promotes protein anabolism and it's low on androgen. Unfortunately it is available in tablets form in the U.S. (not considering the veterinary injectable Winstrol-V).
- Dosage: 2-6 mg/day

* Testosterone (Andro-Cyp; Depo-Testosterone; Primotest Depot)
This drug includes testosterone dissolved in various esters which determines its life span in the body. Generally, Testosterone Propionate last a few days in the body. Testosterone Cypionate last 1-3 weeks and Testosterone Enanthate last from 2-4 weeks.
- Dosage: 50-400 mg

ii. Mexican AS

* Deca-Durabolin
It is available in Mexico in 50 mg (very low) dosage. See Nandrolone Decanoate for more information.

* Sostenon 250
This is a combo of four testosterones which work in synergy with one another. One of those testosterones is a short acting form, two of them last 1-3 weeks, and the last one last up to 4 weeks. Sostenon (in Europe it's called Sustanon) is a very powerful drug which works very well in a bulking cycle.
- Dosage: 250 mg every 1 to 4 weeks

* Sten
Sten is an androgenic drug that is used in a bulking cycle. It is made up of two drugs; the first is testosterone suspended in oil, the second is dihydrotestosterone.
- Dosage: Unknown

iii. European AS

* Formebolone (Esiclene, Hubernol)
This drug is used by athletes for two reasons. First it is used to inflame muscle just before competition. The second reason (many bodybuilder don't even know about this one) is used to help lagging body part grow. Example: Right arm is one inch larger than your left arm. So, you inject Formebolone into your left bicept and left tricep and you work (in a gym) your left arm. This process can be painful, but those lagging sucker will grow.
- Dosage: one amp.

* Methandrostenolone (Dianabol, Danabol, Metabolina, Nerobol)
Dianabol used to be called "the breakfast of champions". The reason behind the name is because most strength athletes used to use this drug before the end of the 70's. D'bol works; Weight and strength gain are dramatic. It has been discontinued in the U.S. however it is still manufactured in Russia, Poland and other Eastern European countries.
- Dosage: 5-20 mg/day

* Oxandrolone (Anavar, Antitriol, Lonavar)
This is a very safe anabolic steroids that promote protein anabolism. It's very low in androgen. It's primarily used in conjuction with other steroids.
- Dosage: 7.5-16 mg/day

* Stanozolol (Winstrol, Stromba)
See Stanozolol Under the Domestic AS section.

* Sustanon
See Sostenon under the Mexican AS section.

* Testosterone
See Testosterone under the Domestic AS section.

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