Popular Steroids

Anadrol

Anadrol 50 is one of the most powerful steroids in the world. It is taken orally, is used for size and strength gains and has a dramatic effect in a very short period of time. Anadrol will increase a persons appetite and their red blood count and so is perfect for weight gains. In fact it was originally developed to be used for medical purposes to treat those suffering from anaemia and weight issues. It's not all good though.....Anadrol is highly toxic to the liver as it is a 17-Alpha-Alkylated steroid and has been reported to be the most toxic of all steroids. Anadrol is also well known to cause water retention, headaches and did we mention it is the most highly toxic of all steroids. Use of Anadrol should be time limited as long term use can cause lasting damage and health issues in the future.

Anavar

Anavar is another oral steroid and again comes with the 17-Alpha-Alkylated tag. Anavar is reported to have several benefits such as contributing to ft loss and the 'pump'. This is the feeling that the muscle is about to pop and feels full and heavy. A lot of weight lifters and body builders enjoy this experience. Anavar is a relatively mild steroid but is still toxic to the liver. Doses and length of cycles are important and should be monitored closely. Other side effects of Anavar include hair loss and acne.

Clenbuterol

Clenbuterol, or Clen, is not an Anabolic Steroid. This drug is a Beta 2 Sympathomitetic and nervous system stimulator. Clenbuterol is used to burn fat. This is achieved by increasing the core temperature of the body. Usually found in tablet form, Clen also comes in nasal sprays and injectable forms.

It is worth noting that Clenbuterol is not approved for human consumption in the UK and USA although it is still used in various sports. Clenbuterol is believed to increase the development of muscle by enhancing muscle protein synthesis, while at the same time promoting fat loss by increasing metabolism, it is also taken up by other tissues in the body. Animal studies have shown that clenbuterol use may lead to cell death or apoptosis in the muscles, including the heart.

Clen may cause an increase in the heart ventricles which is a very serious form of heart damage. Other side effects include: headaches, muscle tremors and cramps, insomnia, severe sweating, nausea and palpitations.

Deca-Durabolin

Deca-Durabolin is one of the most popular steroids used today. Deca-Durabolin comes in many forms and can be taken orally or injected. Most users will inject his steroid. It is used to build lean muscle mass but is also known to mask small injuries and joint pain. It is also used to improve recovery between sessions.

Deca does come with its side effects though and some of these can be serious. Incorrect dosage can result in heart attacks, liver damage and the infamous 'bitch-tits'.Water retention, high blood pressure and an increase in bad cholesterol are all potential side effects of Deca-Durabolin use.

Dianabol

Dianabol was pretty much the second steroid produced (Testosterone was the first). You can read more about this on the Steroid History page.

Dianabol usually comes tablet form but can be found in injectable form. you guessed it...the oral form comes with a -17 AA tag!!! Dianabol comes with its side effects and these include:Gynecomastia (bitch-tits), liver damage, high levels of bad cholesterol, suppressed natural testosterone levels and a reduction in testicle size.

HCG

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is not a steroid, it is a naturally occurring peptide hormone that is produced in a embryo in the early stages of pregnancy and later in the placenta to help control the woman's hormones. When used for performance purposes it is worth noting that HCG will have no benefit to female athletes but is used by males to maintain testicular size and kick start the production of natural testosterone following a cycle.

HCG is predominantly used during Post Cycle Therapies for the reasons mentioned above but does come with some potential side effects. These include:Gynocemastia, water retention, acne and aggression.

Masteron

This one is a little different to other steroids in as much as it is not used for increase in mass. Masteron was originally developed as an anti-oestrogen to treat breast cancer, and it did a very good job of this.

Masteron is mainly used in the cutting phase of a cycle as it acts well at inhibiting water retention. Some users report a feeling of tight muscles and an amazing pump when using this steroid.

Used alone, Masteron can cause a drop in libido as the body shuts down its' natural production of testosterone.

Male pattern baldness, increased aggression and acne (if you use Masteron in conjunction with other steroids and develop acne, it is likely to be down to Masteron).

PGCL

Newest kid on the block? Bodybuilding's most hardcore drug? An answer to all the prayers? PGCL has emerged as the newest steroid in bodybuilding and promises some amazing fat burning and muscle building qualities. The sides effects of this steroid should not be ignored as they can be pretty severe. Within a few minutes of administration users will have to evacuate their bowels. Prolonged diarrhoea and abdominal pain will then follow. The area injected will become inflamed very quickly and painful to either touch or to use, but usually this subsides to a point where the muscle can still be worked effectively. Energy levels will drop, nausea, body temperature and flu-like symptoms is a common occurrence. PGCL is going to be an uncomfortable experience for the user.The make up of this drug requires it to be injected several times per day. Using even the smallest dose (40mls) will require it to be split into 2 and administered in 20ml doses. As a drug is injected more the risk of complications associated with injecting increases. This includes, infection, abscess, and the transmission of blood bourne virus' such as HIV.

Superdrol

Superdrol is classed as a prohormone. This means that it acts similar to hormones and speeds up increases in muscle mass and recovery from intense exercise.Superdrol is considered to be one of the most effective and strongest on the market and should be used under caution.

Superdrol is used during a bulking cycle and works by moving water into the muscles. Although some users desire this, it is worth noting that this effects is likely to diminish once a cycle is stopped.

Someone starting a cycle of Superdrol will notice changes within a few weeks but you need to be aware of the side effects and get a health check before starting a cycle.

Side effects include, liver damage (if you already have liver damage do not use this steroid), high blood pressure, cramping and painful pump(in the lower back), high increases in LDL (bad) cholesterol and lethargy including an almost 'hangover' feeling.