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Subject: Anabolic Steroids FAQ 1/1

Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 04:21:03 GMT
Newsgroups: alt.sport.weightlifting
From: pssst@earthlink.net (Fred Hosn)

         Anabolic Steroids Frequently Asked Questions (AS-FAQ)

              Version 1.4 - Last updated January 26, 1996
              Compiled by Fred Hosn (pssst@earthlink.net)


This FAQ is posted to newsgroups misc.fitness.weights, and alt.sport.
weightlifting twice a month. The HTML version of this FAQ is 
available via WWW at http://home.earthlink.net/~pssst/as-faq.html. 
Questions and suggestions are always welcomed; but please don't ask 
whether I can get or sell Anabolic Steroids. As you know the sale, use, 
or possession of Anabolic Steroids without a legitimate medical 
prescription is illegal.



1. Disclaimer
2. What are Anabolic Steroids?
3. What are the side effects?
4. Can you list & describe the various types of AS?
5  What other drugs are used in conjunction with AS?
6. Can you rate the various types of Anabolic Steroids?
7. What are the best cycles of Anabolic Steroids?
8. Open forum & Copyright information

1. Disclaimer (please read) 

Anabolic steroids (AS) are a controlled substance (DEA class CIII), 
and they are very powerful hormones which might cause serious adverse 
reaction. So, I do not advocate, promote, or encourage the use or the 
possession of Anabolic steroids. Also, be aware that I am not a 
medical expert and I do not provide medical advice. If you need 
medical advice, please consult your 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 the retention of nitrogen, 
water, and electrolytes.


3. What are the 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:

   *  Acne
   *  Carcinoma
   *  Decrease in HDL to LDL (good to bad cholesterol) ratio
   *  Depression
   *  Edema due to fluid and electrolytes retention
   *  Impotence
   *  Increased or decreased libido
   *  Insomnia
   *  Liver cell tumors
   *  Male pattern baldness
   *  Nausea
   *  Vomiting

In males:

   *  Bladder irritability
   *  Gynecomastia
   *  Increased frequency of erection
   *  Inhibition of testicular function
   *  Testicular atrophy

In females:

   *  Clitoral enlargement
   *  Deepening of voice
   *  Increase in facial and body hair
   *  Menstrual irregularities


4. Can you list & describe the various types of AS?

Note: - This list is by no mean complete.
      - The names in parenthesis are brand names (some of which are 
      - The dosage provided are, in most cases, the therapeutic 
        dosage - dosages used by athletes can be much higher.

* Baldelone Undecylenate (Equibold; Equipose; Vebenol)

	This is a veterinary AS which is used to beef up cattle and race 
	horses. It is also used by many bodybuilders. Friends tell me 
	that they attained good results while on Equipose. However, they 
	noticed some bloating and severe acne while on Baldelone 

	Dosage: 100-250 mg/week 

* 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 bodybuilders don't even know about this one) is used to 
	help lagging body parts grow. Example: Right arm is larger than 
	left arm. So, an injection of Formebolone is administered into 
	left bicep and left triceps and those muscles are worked (in a 
	gym). This process can be painful, but that lagging sucker will 

	Dosage: one amp.

* Fluoxymesterone (Android-f; Halotestin; Hysterone)

	This drug is very toxic and it's one of the few drugs that 
	causes "Roid rage." It's primarily used to increase the hardness 
	of muscles.

	Dosage: 5-40 mg/day.

* 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 reported to be 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

* Methenolone (Primobolan; Primobolan Depot)

	This is excellent AS, it is anabolic and insignificantly
	It is usually stacked with other AS in a bulking and in a cutting 
	cycle. It is found in 50 mg tablets and in its injectable form.

	Dosage: 2-6 tablets/day

* Methyltestosterone (Android; Metadren; Primotest)

	This is another toxic drug which is primarily used by
weightlifters. It helps in increasing intensity without losing 
	muscle mass.

	Dosage: 10-40 mg/day.

* Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca Durabolin; Hybolin Decanoate; Kabolin)

	This AS is considered by athletes to be 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 in a bulking cycle and with Anavar/Primobolin in 
	a cutting cycle. This drug lasts 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.

* Oxandrolone (Anavar; Antitriol; Lonavar; Oxandrin) 

        After a short absence from the US market, Oxandrolone is back and 
	this time with a vengeance!!! Oxandrolone used to come in 2.5mg 
	(still does in Europe) tabs. Now it will be available (by 
	Prescription of course) in 10mg tabs. This AS is supposed to be a 
	very safe anabolic steroid that promote protein anabolism. It's 
	very low in androgen and its primarily used in conjunction with 
	other steroids. 

	Dosage: 2.5-? mg/day 

* Oxymetholone (Anadrol 50; Anapolon 50; Plenastrill 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 the use 
	of Anadrol.

	Dosage: 1-5 mg/kg/day.

* Stanozolol (Winstrol; Stromba)

	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. 
	The injectable form of Winstrol (Winstrol V in the US & Winstrol 
	Depot in Europe) is considered by athletes to be much safer than 
	the oral form.

	Dosage: 2-6 mg/day (Winstrol Tabs) | 100-300 mg/week (Winstrol Inj)

* Testosterone Esters(Andro-Cyp; Depo-Test.; Primotest Depot; Sustanon)

	i. Testosterone: Testosterone is dissolved in water and various 
	esters which determines its life span in the body. Generally, 
	Testosterone Suspension last one day in the body, Testosterone 
	Propionate last a few days. Testosterone Cypionate last 1-3 weeks 
	and Testosterone Enanthate last from 2-4 weeks.

	Dosage: 50-400 mg

	ii. Sostenon/Sustanon 250:</B> This is a combination 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: 250-500 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


5. What other drugs are used in conjunction with AS?

* Tamoxifen Citrate (Nolvadex)

	Tamoxifen Citrate (TC) act on preventing gynecomastia (Gyno. aka 
	bitch tits) by blocking the receptor cites in the breast area. 
	It is usually used with drugs that are easily amortizes (i.e. 
	Testosterone and Anadrol). It comes in 10 mg tablets.

	Dosage: 1-2 tablets/day

* Human Chrionic Gonadotropin (Chorex; Gonic; Pregnyl)

	HCG is a drug used to jump start the body's production of 
	testosterone after the end of a steroid cycle. It act in the 
	body by imitating the action of LH (a hormone that regulated 
	testosterone production).

	Dosage: 500/1,000 Unit three times a week

* Human Growth Hormone (Somatrem; Biosynthetic Somatropin)

	hGH is a hormone produced by the pituitary (the pea-size organ 
	deep behind your nose). This hormone is used by weight trainers 
	to promote protein anabolism and the release of body fat into 
	the bloodstream. This stuff cost a lot of money; The last time I 
	checked the price of one month supply of hGH cost around $5,000.

	Dosage: Up to 0.1 mg/kg (0.26 IU/kg) three times a week.


6. Can you rate the various types of Anabolic Steroids?

I will use size, strength & side effects as the evaluation criteria.

*      indicates a low value
*****  indicates a high value

Anabolic Steroid            Size          Strength       Side Effects

----------------            ----          --------       ------------
Baldelone Undecylenate      ****          ****           ***
Fluoxymesterone             *             ***            *****
Formebolone                 ***           N/A            **
Methyltestosterone          **            ****           *****
Nandrolone Decanoate        ***           ***            **
Nandrolone Phenpropionate   ***           ***            **
Methandrostenolone          *****         *****          *****
Oxandrolone                 *             *              *
Oxymetholone                *****         *****          *****
Primobolan                  *             *              *
Sostenon 250 (Sustanon 250) ****          ****           ***
Stanozolol (Oral)           *             **             ***
Stanozolol (injectable)     *             **             **
Sten                        ***           ***            ****
Testosterone                ****          ****           ****


7. What are the best cycles of Anabolic Steroids?

The best cycles are those that last a short period of time. Those 
cycles usually lasts 6-8 weeks because the most muscle gain come in 
the first month of the cycle. Here are some hypothetical cycles of AS.

i. The Up then Down (Diamond Pattern) Cycle:

Here is example using a 10ml bottle (200mg/ml) of Testosterone Cypionate

Week 1. 200 mg
Week 2. 250 mg
Week 3. 350 mg
Week 4. 400 mg
Week 5. 350 mg
Week 6. 250 mg
Week 7. 200 mg

ii. The Increase-as-you-go Cycle:

Here is example using 10 bottle of 1 ml (200mg/ml) of Nandrolone Decanoate

Week 1. 200 mg
Week 2. 250 mg
Week 3. 300 mg
Week 4. 350 mg
Week 5. 400 mg
Week 6. 500 mg

iii. The Playing with Days Cycle:

Here is example using 8 redi-ject of Sostenon 250

day 1 . 250 mg
day 14. 250 mg
day 24. 250 mg
day 31. 250 mg
day 38. 250 mg
day 44. 250 mg
day 49. 250 mg
day 54. 250 mg


8. Open forum & Copyright information:

* If you have any information that is relevant to this FAQ, please 
  Email it to me.

* Copyright (c) 1995-1996 by Fred Hosn, all rights reserved. This FAQ 
  may be posted to any usenet newsgroup, BBS, or Home page as long as 
  it is posted in its entirety and includes this copyright statement.