It should come as no surprise, Halotestin is most commonly found among strength athletes, particularly power lifters, however, it also has a very popular use among competitive bodybuilders, particularly during the latter portion of contest prep dieting. As these are the two most common groups who use the steroid it is rarely found among the majority of steroid users and this is the gym rat group, individuals who do not play or participate in any competitive sport, they are not bodybuilders competitively, they do not power lift competitively, they simply train for trainings sake in order to look and feel better. The reason is simple; while Halotestin is very powerful it is also very harsh and for the gym rat there are many other choices far safer and efficient to meet their desired goals. Derived from testosterone, many of the effects and traits can be akin to popular Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) steroids, although to a greater degree. As a testosterone derivative one might expect this steroid to aromatize heavily and while this would make sense it is however not the case, as Halo does not aromatize at all. What truly makes Halo special is in its ability to dramatically increase hemoglobin levels and the mass and structure of red blood cells by way of action in-which it correlates with erythropoietin. It is by this trait Halotestin gives us such a rapid and massive increase in strength and while other anabolic steroids can perform in a similar action Halo simply does it to a much larger degree. Like many other steroids Halotestin also appears to have a positive impact on metabolic function and even direct oxidation of fatty acids; however, this affect is so slight that it’s almost not worth mentioning, again making strength the primary attribute.
As are most oral anabolic steroids Halotestin belongs to the 17 Alpha-Alkylated class (17-aa.) This classification refers to an alteration in the hormones structure, in this case Fluoxymesterone and refers to the hormones structure being altered at the 17th carbon position in order to allow survival in the body; without this alteration the hormone would be destroyed by the liver and it would never make it to the blood where activity becomes present. While this structural change allows the hormone to perform its desired action it is not without fault, for as you may understand 17-aa anabolic steroids are liver toxic and Halotestin makes no exception. In the case of Halo there is however a slight difference in toxicity levels when compared to many other oral 17-aa steroids and that is it possesses one of the highest levels of toxicity of all. The use of Halotestin can and will more than likely dramatically increase liver enzyme values and it is for this reason the steroid should only be used for short periods of time and in responsible doses. For those who use responsibly, while liver enzyme levels will increase they will return to normal shortly after use is discontinued, assuming you have a healthy liver to begin with. It is very common for the benefits of Halotestin to be compared to Winstrol (Stanozolol) and in some ways this isn’t inaccurate as both will and are designed for increasing strength and both steroids can lead to a harder physique, however, the difference in potency is not even close. Halo will increase strength at a rate incomparable to Winstrol and most anabolic steroids and in such rapid fashion that we can in many ways consider it the king of strength. Even so, while strength increasing is its primary function, due to the high liver toxicity most athletes will not use it for more than 4 weeks at a time and generally to reap the greatest benefit the final 4 weeks before the desired competition is at hand. As we eluded to there is another benefit to Halo beyond strength, in-fact there are two but strength is and will always remain its primary purpose. As it pertains to Halotestin we actually have one of the few anabolic steroids that can really provide an aggressive bump that will allow the individual to perform at a higher level of intensity. As you can imagine this is perfect for the power lifter and can greatly aid the bodybuilder in his contest diet. It is one of those things that is necessary and it should not be feared, after all, aggression is praised in most aspects of competitive sports, you want aggressive football players who attack on the field, you want aggressive baseball players who swing for the fence, the list goes on and on. There is an old saying regarding rage and anabolic steroids and as Halo can truly increase aggression it is perhaps here that it fits best. If you’re a jerk before you use steroids you’ll simply be a more aggressive jerk with steroids, if you’re a sane individual and not a jackass, you’ll still be the same sane jackass free individual when steroid use is at hand, you will simply now have more aggression to put towards your athletic performance whatever that might be.