Anapolon (also known as Oxymetholone and Anadrol) is a synthetic anabolic steroid developed in 1960 by Syntex Pharmaceuticals. Initially, Anapolon was developed as a drug for osteoporosis and anemia treatment, as well as to stimulate muscle growth in malnourished and debilitated patients. Oxymetholone was approved by the FDA for use in humans. Later non-steroidal drugs which effectively treated anemia and osteoporosis, due to which the popularity of Anapolon fell and by 1993 Syntex decided to stop production of the drug as well as many other manufacturers did. However, oxymetholone still remained in medicine, as new research has shown that Anapolon is effective in the treatment of HIV-infected patients.
Anapolon (manufactured by Abdi İbrahim) is available in tablets of 50 mg and it is one of the most powerful androgenic steroids.
Anapolon 50 Effects:
Severe muscle growth (oxymetholone is considered one of the most effective steroids in bodybuilding for muscle gain – up to 15 kg of muscle mass for 1 cycle)
A significant increase in strength
Anapolon eliminates joint pain in some athletes, improves its function (due to higher output of synovial fluid, caused partly by progestin nature).
Anapolon helps to burn body fat; best results can be obtained in the abdominal area. It means that the “oxy” can be used as a fat burning agent by those men who are experiencing problems with losing belly fat.
It reduces the sex hormone-binding globulin, it makes the effect of other anabolic hormones.
It increases the amount of red blood cells, increases stamina.
Enough for a long time it was thought that the most of weight gain achieved using oxymetholone falls is because of water. At the same time, since the middle of the last decade, professional bodybuilders have begun to actively use oxymetholone in precompetitive preparation.
Now, its administration is not limited to only one or two days before the start – “oxy” is actively used throughout the period of preparation for a competition; and water retention doesn’t occur.
Researchers from the University of Southern California decided to thoroughly understand what oxymetholone is and what can be expected from it. As subjects of the study they selected men aged 65-80 years – this choice would most clearly emphasize the dignity of the drug and eliminate the influence of external factors (all subjects had the level of testosterone below normal).
Another important point: the subjects were not engaged in any training session (and so one-sided factor was excluded). Protein intake was 1 g per kg of its own weight.
Cycle results: Those who took 50 mg of oxymetholone per day, gained on average 3.3 kg for a total weight of 12 weeks. The increase in those who took 100 mg per day was 4.2 kg. The subjects did not take extra protein and were not exercising.
The Anapolon cycle is best for men over 21 years for intensive muscle mass gains. The duration of oxymetholone cycle is 4 -6 weeks. Do not make it longer than 6 weeks, firstly because the greatest results are observed during the first three weeks, and secondly, because of the possible hepatotoxicity.
The maximum tolerated dose of Anapolon is 100 mg per day. Firstly, because it has been proven that a greater increase in dosage does not lead to the best results. Secondly, the risk of side effects increases.
The optimal dose for beginners is 50 mg per day. Intake of the steroid with a gradual increase in dosage is meaningful only in the case when there are concerns about its tolerance. Usually intake occurs in a stable dosage from the first to the last day of the cycle. Gradual tapering of the dosage does not make sense.
Upon completion of the cycle, PCT is required. Start taking Testosterone boosters and estrogen blockers (clomiphene, toremifene, don’t take tamoxifen because since it stimulates the progestin receptors) for 3-4 weeks, to restore natural testosterone. To maximize the effectiveness of the cycle, take a complex of Sports nutrition for muscle mass gain and follow a diet for muscle mass gain.
Be sure to consult a specialist before taking oxymetholone.