Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The most favourite steroid -Winstrol

In the planet of anabolic androgenic steroids Stanozolol is one of the most popular of all time, you know it best by its most famous trade name Winstrol. Winstrol is one of the few steroids that holds equal popularity in just about every performance enhancing circle and as such carries with it a host of roles in-which it can play. Developed by Sterling-Winthrop Laboratories, Winstrol is an FDA approved medication that is commonly used in treatments of anemia and severe edema and is even used in some cases as portion of a total Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) plan; although HRT purposes are a little rare. As this steroid does have a few valid medical purposes it is by and large performance enhancing where it is most commonly found and while youll discover it in the arena of competitive bodybuilding this is perhaps not the most common place.

Winstrol is one of the most popular steroids among avid gym rats, individuals who are simply trying to build a better looking corpse; one that is lean yet more muscular, not necessarily huge but simply more appealing. A Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derivative Winstrol is an esterless DHT 17-Alpha-Alkylated (17-aa) oral anabolic steroid. The Stanozolol hormone is also available in an injectable configuration known as Winstrol Depot but it is the oral tablet we are concerned with here. As a DHT anabolic steroid Winstrol does not aromatize which is a very welcomed attribute and further means any muscle tissue gained, while low will be pure lean tissue. Anabolic steroid is by its nature, Winny as it is most commonly known is highly anabolic, more so than many steroids but possesses very little to almost no androgenic nature. Through its anabolic power the Stanozolol hormone greatly increases nitrogen retention and dramatically enhances protein synthesis, key components to the performance game.

While those are significant factors there is another trait that is far more interesting and one that may hold greater importance when we think of performance enhancement and it is a trait shared with another DHT anabolic steroid Proviron. Like Proviron, Winstrol greatly lowers SHBG and the first question might be why is this important? As SHBG lowers, more testosterone is made available, your free testosterone levels increase. Further, the lower SHBG is the more freely other anabolic steroids you are taking are allowed to be, they are not as restricted and remain active at a higher level of efficiency. Of course this would assume youre supplementing with other anabolic steroids in conjunction with your Winstrol and as youll later see this should be your preference.

Like most oral anabolic steroids Winstrol is a 17-aa configuration, meaning it has been altered at the 17th carbon position. It is this restructuring that allows the hormone to perform; it allows it to survive ingestion, without the 17-aa structural change the hormone would be largely destroyed. For example, oral Primobolan is not a 17-aa steroid and for this reason it is far weaker than Primobolan Depot, so much so youd need insane amounts to equal the strength of a low portion of the depot form. Anabolic steroid a 17-aa steroid Winstrol is able to survive the first pass through the liver where it would otherwise be destroyed but unfortunately this alteration is also very hepatic, in-fact, Winstrol is one of the most hepatic steroids anyone will ever use.

Anaboic steroids is also common with most oral anabolic steroid Winstrol has a very short half-life. The half-life of this steroid is approximately a mere 9 hours and thats not very large by any stretch. Because the half-life of Winstrol is so little frequent administration is necessary oral Winstrol should necessarily be ingested on a daily basis and for those who have smaller milligram tablets available we highly recommend splitting the portion into two equal doses per daytime for maximum efficiency.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The most efficient PCT plans

The Nolvadex PCT plan is one of the most efficient PCT plans of all and as such very common among avid performance enhancers. A Nolvadex PCT plan will greatly promote natural testosterone recovery and as this is one of the primary PCT purposes theres not too much more you could ask for. The way it works is simple and the process itself perhaps even simpler. Were going to discuss all the aspects here as well as dispel a certain myth and show you how to best maximize your post cycle therapy plan.

When we supplement with anabolic androgenic steroids our natural testosterone production is suppressed. For this reason the majority of performance enhancers supplement with testosterone while on-cycle as to provide the body this essential hormone it needs. Once all steroid use is discontinued, even if testosterone was used during the cycle the body will have no testosterone in-which to pull from. This is where the post cycle recovery process must begin; in-order to recover, remain healthy and preserve gains a PCT plan is advised and a Nolvadex PCT plan can lend to this end.

By its nature the SERM Nolvadex greatly promotes natural testosterone production, largely by the manner in-which it stimulates the release of Luteinizing Hormones (LH). Without LH there is no testosterone production, when LH is released it signals to the testicles to produce more testosterone. If we end a cycle and have no testosterone in our system you can guarantee youre going to lose some muscle mass and even put on some body-fat. Of course even with a solid Nolvadex PCT plan this may occur but not to the degree it will without such a plan.

Many performance enhancers assume a Nolvadex PCT plan will return natural testosterone production back to its normal state in mere weeks of use; nothing could be further from the truth. Testosterone suppression due to anabolic steroid use is severe and it can take several months to fully recover; however, this doesnt make a Nolvadex PCT plan useless. By following a solid PCT plan we increase the rate of recovery and provide our body an initial boost of natural testosterone. Through this solid plan we are able to normalize to a large degree and preserve a lot of our gains. It may take several months after this point to fully recover but it could take up to a year without a PCT plan.

A basic Nolvadex PCT plan is in many cases all you may need but there are other things we can do to enhance total recovery; most notably introducing Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG). hCG is a peptide hormone that carries many functioning properties but here we are only concerned with one, testosterone stimulation. By its nature the hCG hormone by mimicking effect creates a signal or LH, FSH and even TSH to a degree, all essential to testosterone production. While TSH is important in this regard it remains LH and FSH are the most important with the brunt of emphasis being placed on LH. By introducing hCG to the PCT plan prior to the Nolvadex PCT portion we greatly enhance testosterone production and more so than with Nolvadex alone. Generally speaking 10 days of hCG use prior to Nolvadex use will suffice and send you on your way to total recovery in the most efficient manner possible. Most men will find 500iu-1,000iu every day for 10 days to be just about perfect.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Steroids can cause erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common type of male sexual dysfunction. It is when a man has trouble getting or keeping an erection. ED becomes more common as you get older. But it's not a natural part of aging.

Some people have trouble speaking with their doctors about sex. But if you have ED, you should tell your doctor. ED can be a sign of health problems. It may mean your blood vessels are clogged. It may mean you have nerve damage from diabetes. If you don't see your doctor, these problems will go untreated.

Steroids are man made substances and they help to increase testosterone production. Much has been mentioned about the effects steroids have on the body. When taken in high amounts, steroids cause the testosterone level to fluctuate and this can lead to a number of sexual dysfunctions including erectile dysfunction. This is so because the body produces hormones similar to steroids in the reproductive organ of a man. When steroids are used it tends to cause the body to stop producing the hormones and this will lead, in some men, to a temporary if not full loss of the ability to have and keep an erection.

Steroids are believed to have some degree of effect on sexual functioning and cause erectile dysfunction because: As a man ages there is a reduction in the level of serum testosterone and this occurs mainly during the ages that erectile dysfunction is likely to occur. When men who have no sex drive and no erections are treated with steroids under a doctor's supervision they usually regain most of their sexual functions. Other evidence points to the fact that, when men have hypogonadism, there is a decrease in how often they have erections and the firmness of their erections.

There is also a reduction in the length of the penis when erect. When steroids are used for over a long period of time and in high doses this tends to cause hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism. The length of time, the dosage, and the makeup of the steroid are key elements in the level of serum of hormones that stimulate the gonads present in the body. A slight reduction in the levels of gonadotropins can lead to erectile dysfunction.

When using steroids, there are a number of side effects that do great damage to the body. Steroids have the ability to seriously damage the body's organs including the reproductive organs. Steroids can also cause high blood pressure when it is abused or used for too long a time. When this occurs men who use steroids are going to be at risk for erectile dysfunction since high blood pressure is a known cause. If steroids are used for a prolonged period then the high blood pressure can also lead to a stroke.
The longer the time a man uses steroids then the longer the relationship with erectile dysfunction will persist. Other factors will also help to determine the effects of steroid use and the occurrence of erectile dysfunction because of it. These factors include the man's body type, his age, and his overall health. The side effects that are associated with using steroids make them an unattractive option for many men yet there are still others who are willing to take the risk.

With the skin being the largest and most accessible organ to treat, topical steroid therapy comprises the mainstay treatment of many dermatological conditions. Treatment with a topical steroid can be a lengthy process and requires patient compliance in order to be effective. However, topical treatments do have the advantage of direct application of the medication to the affected area and carry less risk of systemic side effects than oral steroids if used as directed.

Steroids, like cholesterol, estrogen and cortisone are natural occurring hormones made by the body. In response to stress or disease, the body releases these products into the blood stream to control the immune response. Steroids work by penetrating the membrane of a cell and binding to a receptor. In doing so, this can increase the production of anti-inflammatory proteins or inhibit the production of inflammatory ones. Synthetic derivatives of these molecules have been formulated specifically for use on the skin. Thus, topical steroids are best known for their powerful anti-inflammatory properties. The effectiveness of a topical therapy depends first on the inherent potency and second on its ability to penetrate into the skin.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Anabolic steroid abuse

Anabolic steroid abuse has been associated with a wide range of adverse side effects ranging from some that are physically unattractive, such as acne and breast development in men, to others that are life threatening, such as heart attacks and liver cancer. Most are reversible if the abuser stops taking the drugs, but some are permanent, such as voice deepening in females. Most data on the long-term effects of anabolic steroids in humans come from case reports rather than formal epidemiological studies. From the case reports, the incidence of lifethreatening effects appears to be low, but serious adverse effects may be underrecognized or underreported, especially since they may occur many years later. Data from animal studies seem to support this possibility. One study found that exposing male mice for one-fifth of their lifespan to steroid doses comparable to those taken by human athletes caused a high frequency of early deaths. 

Hormonal system: Steroid abuse disrupts the normal production of hormones in the body, causing both reversible and irreversible changes. Changes that can be reversed include reduced sperm production and shrinking of the testicles (testicular atrophy). Irreversible changes include male-pattern baldness and breast development (gynecomastia) in men. In one study of male bodybuilders, more than half had testicular atrophy and  gynecomastia. In the female body, anabolic steroids cause masculinization. Breast size and body fat decrease, the skin becomes coarse, the clitoris enlarges, and the voice deepens. Women may experience excessive growth of body hair but lose scalp hair. With continued administration of steroids, some of these effects become irreversible.

Musculoskeletal system: Rising levels of testosterone and other sex hormones normally trigger the growth spurt that occurs during puberty and adolescence and provide the signals to stop growth as well. When a child or adolescent takes anabolic steroids, the resulting artificially high sex hormone levels can prematurely signal the bones to stop growing.

Cardiovascular system: Steroid abuse has been associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including heart attacks and strokes, even in athletes younger than 30. Steroids give to the development of CVD, partly by changing the levels of lipoproteins that carry cholesterol in the blood. Steroids, particularly oral steroids, increase the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and reduce the level of great-density lipoprotein (HDL). Extreme LDL and low HDL levels increase the risk of atherosclerosis, a condition in which fatty substances are deposited interior arteries and disrupt blood flow. If blood is prevented from reaching the heart, the result can be a heart attack. If blood is prevented from reaching the brain, the result can be a stroke. Steroids also increase the danger that blood clots will form in blood vessels, potentially disrupting blood flow and damaging the heart muscle so that it does not pump blood effectively.