Anabolic steroid

How do steroids work?

Anabolic Steroids are laboratory-synthesized (artificial) analogues of the male sex hormone – testosterone and its derivatives (dihydrotestosterone).

Anabolic steroid

Steroid drugs entering the human body act exactly like the male sex hormones produced by the endocrine glands – testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. By binding to special (androgen) receptors in the human body, they increase protein synthesis in the body, which leads to increased muscle growth (muscle hypertrophy). Endurance increases. The rate of recovery of the body after physical exertion. Strength, power and cardiorespiratory endurance, as well as speed-strength indicators are growing.

Thanks to these qualities, steroids are widely used in bodybuilding, as well as in all sports, without exception, where the above qualities are required.

Moreover, according to unofficial data, there has not been a single “clean” record in professional sports for more than 20 years. And the so-called “fight against doping” is more political than practical. Indeed, for those “who are in the know” it is no secret that all the outstanding sporting achievements of the last, at least 30-40 years, are the result of the use of doping and anabolic steroids.

Steroid drugs

Steroid drugs, according to the method of application, can be divided into two types:

These are oral steroids (steroids in tablets) – which are taken orally and undergo transformation in the gastrointestinal tract, and steroids in injections, that is, injected intramuscularly, by introducing anabolic steroid into the large muscles of the body.

Types of steroids

Steroids in tablets:

Turinabol – Oral – Turinabol. Available exclusively in tablets. The best steroid for the first course price\quality\efficiency. Does not aromatize. Side effects are practically not manifested. During the course, you can gain 4-5 kg of high-quality muscle mass. The recommended duration of admission is 6 weeks. Tablets are taken every day (relevant for all steroids in tablets)

Types of steroids

Oxandrolone (Anavar) is a steroid predominantly for women and girls. Does not aromatize. Considered the safest AAS in bodybuilding and fitness. Often used by athletes and fighters.

Stanozolol (winstrol tablets) – used primarily for drying. Does not convert to estrogen. Side effects on the course are extremely rare. Not a large set of high-quality muscle mass without water and fat. For the course, you can gain 2-3 kg.

Trenbolone (Oral) – Treblolon in oral form is a fairly rare steroid. It is rarely bought due to the high cost. The advantage is given to “tren” in injections. It is quickly excreted from the body. Mainly used by professional athletes.

Halotestin – (Fluoxymesterone) Halotestin is a powerful steroid. Causes an explosive growth of strength and aggression. It is used in power sports, just before the competition. Improves the quality and relief of muscles. It has pronounced side effects.

Primobolan (tablets) A mild steroid in tablets. Mainly used by women. Side effects are rare. It practically does not suppress the production of testosterone in the body of men.

Oxymetholone – (anadrol) is in first place in terms of the strength of its effect on the body among oral steroids. Rapidly increases muscle mass and strength. Part of the weight gained is water. It has a number of side effects, with an average frequency of manifestation. Rarely used in solo courses. Popular as part of combined mass gain courses.

Clenbuterol is not a steroid drug. #1 fat burner in bodybuilding and fitness. A pronounced decrease in body fat when combined with a diet and course intake with Triiodtronin (cytomed). It has side effects that are easily removed by taking additional pharmaceutical preparations.

Injectable steroids:

Testosterone enanthate – a long-acting long-acting testosterone ester – is the basis of any combined courses aimed at increasing muscle mass and strength. The duration of action is about 18 days. Aromatizes, the frequency of side effects is average. The recommended duration of the solo course is 8 weeks. PCT and gonadotropin injections are required 3 weeks before the end of the course.

Injectable steroids:

Testosterone cypionate is an analogue of testosterone enanthate. It has a longer period of action – 21 days after injection. According to reviews, it shows a more pronounced effect on muscle growth than enanate, but aromatization is also more pronounced.

Testosterone propionate is a short ester of testosterone. It is mainly used when working on drying and relief. The duration of the course is 6-8 weeks. It is not advisable to use when working on the mass due to the need for frequent injections – 1 injection every other day. Peak blood levels are reached a few hours after injection. And gradually falls within 3 days. After that, the drug is completely excreted from the body. It is advisable to use at the beginning of combined courses for “overclocking” – until the main broadcast is turned on. And at the exit from the combined courses.

Testosterone phenylpropionate – acts in the body for about 6 days. It can be used as an analogue of propionate, but with a lower frequency of injections – 1 injection every three days. More suitable for conducting short courses for mass – 5-6 weeks, both solo and combined.

Testosterone Acetate – Acetate is the fastest acting testosterone ester. Valid for about 2 days.

Testosterone undecanoate – undecanoate is a testosterone ester that acts in the body for more than 4 weeks (42 days). It is mainly used for hormone replacement therapy. (GZT)

Testosterone suspension – an aqueous suspension of testosterone – a drug for professionals, with the shortest duration of action. It begins to act immediately after the injection and is excreted from the body during the day. The most common use is to bypass doping controls in powerlifting, track and field athletics.

Methenolone Enanthate (Primobol) – methenolone in the form of enanthate – can be considered an exclusively female steroid. Does not cause adverse reactions of virilization in girls. A long period of action – 21 allows you to use “prima” only once a week – a clear advantage over tablets.

Winstrol (Suspension) – stanozolol in the form of injections – a drug for the pros. It is not advisable for amateurs in bodybuilding, the high frequency of injections and pronounced pain during injections nullify the small advantages of stanozolol in the form of suspensions over the tablet form.

Winstrol (Suspension) – stanozolol in the form of injections – a drug for the pros. It is not advisable for amateurs in bodybuilding, the high frequency of injections and pronounced pain during injections nullify the small advantages of stanozolol in the form of suspensions over the tablet form.

Masteron Propionate is the short form of drostanolone. Shows activity in an organism within 3 days. Strong androgen. It is mainly used as part of combined drying courses. perfectly burns fat, shows suppresses aromatization of other steroids. Solo (one drug per course) is used to increase strength and speed and endurance with a minimum of weight gain.

Sustanon – sustanon is the trade name for a mixture of 4 testosterone esters with different periods of action from Organon, which has become a household name for all drugs with a similar composition. After the injection, it is active for a month. Designed for HRT (hormone replacement therapy). In bodybuilding, it is used to gain muscle mass and strength. Can be used solo. It shows maximum efficiency when used with other drugs in which the anabolic effect prevails over the androgenic one. Not used in conjunction with testosterone.

Testosterone mix – testosterone mixes are called, depending on the manufacturer, a mixture of long and short testosterone esters (analogous to sustanon), or a combination of various steroids (essentially a ready-made course) – testosterone in various forms is taken as the basis of the course.

Trenbolone Acetate – Trenbolone in the acetate form is the fastest acting trenbolone ester. The most powerful steroid in the arsenal of bodybuilders. It is used in the pre-competition period to achieve maximum muscle relief. Not for beginners. It is not advisable to use for mass gain.

Trenbolone enanthate – the enanthate form of trebolone – is the most powerful mass gainer used in bodybuilding and strength disciplines. It has pronounced fat burning properties. Valid for about two weeks. Solo, almost never used. Can be combined with almost all types of steroids, with some exceptions

Parabolan – trenbolone in the form of hexahydrobenzyl carbonate – a long-acting steroid. Active for 14 days. Gives a huge boost in strength. Increases the relief and hardness of muscles, without dieting. Should not be used by beginners.

Trenbolone Mix is a combination steroid. Usually contains a mixture of trenbolone esters of different periods of action. Various combinations with testosterones and so on are possible. Ready course in one vial.

Oxymetholone in Injections – injectable oxymetholone is a new drug on the market of sports pharmacology. Analogue of oxymetholone in tablets. However, injections show a more pronounced effect. And also do not “load” the gastrointestinal tract.

Synthol is not a steroid drug. It is an oil solution for local muscle enlargement. It is injected directly into the muscle to be enlarged. It is used mainly by pros to fine-tune lagging muscles before competitions.

The main effect of the use of steroids is the accelerated growth of muscle mass, provided that a sufficient amount of protein and carbohydrates (energy) is consumed, as well as subject to regular training, with a progressive load. In the condition of a low calorie diet and insufficient protein intake, the AU will not “work”.

Steroid Effect

The effect of muscle mass growth from taking steroids is due to the following factors:

  • accelerated recovery time;
  • suppression of catabolic processes;
  • increased muscle protein synthesis;
  • activation of the gene apparatus in target cells;
  • increase in red blood cell mass;
  • increase in red blood cell mass.
Steroid Effect

According to the type of effect on the body, steroids can be divided into two classes:

  • anabolics (pronounced anabolic effect);
  • androgens (pronounced androgenic effect).

Anabolic effect of steroids:

  • muscle growth;
  • strength increase;
  • increased endurance and speed performance;
  • strengthening bones;
  • decrease in fat reserves.


Androgenic steroids (pronounced androgenic effect) include drugs that have a high (or equivalent) both anabolic and androgenic index. This :

  • testosterone propionate;
  • testosterone enanthate;
  • testosterone cypionate;
  • sustanon;
  • omnadren;
  • methandienone;
  • methyltestosterone.

Anabolics (drugs with a high anabolic index)

Derivatives (derivatives) of dihydrotestosterone, which have a high anabolic and low androgenic index, but have androgenic effects:

  • stanozolol
  • turinabol
  • methenolone
  • masteron

Anabolics (steroids without androgenic side effects – high anabolic index):

  • boldenone
  • nandrolone
  • anadrol
  • oxandrolone
  • trenbolone