Oxymethelone or Anadrol 50 as it later would be called has been around since the late 1950’s. A company called Syntex gave Oxymethelone the brand name Anadrol 50. The anabolic steroid was originally approved for use in conditions such as pre and post operative preservation of lean body weight, osteoporosis, generalized catabolic states and recovery after illness. Oxymethelone was originally supplied in 2.5mg, 5mg or 10mg tablets with a recommended dose of 2.5mg 3 times per day. In the 1950’s Oxymethelone was developed into a higher 50mg dosage where it then became Anadrol 50. The FDA approved its use in the treatment of anemia, a condition characterized by low red blood cell production. Nearly all anabolic steroids stimulate erythropoiesis red blood cell production, but Anadrol 50 was particularly reliable in this process increasing erythropoeitin levels as much as 5 fold. By 1993 Anadrol 50 was being dropped by a number of countries including Switzerland as Pleanestril and in Austria and then as Oxytone in Spain. Many Athletes feared Anadrol 50 was on the way out for good. Syntex finally sold all the rights to Anadrol 50 in the US, Canada and Mexico in 1997 to Unimed Pharmaceuticals where it was reintroduced in 1998 to the US targeting HIV/AIDs patients. Patients with HIV are commonly anemic due to the disease itself or opportunistic infections or to the anti-viral drugs used in the treatment of this condition. In April 2006 Solvay pharmaceuticals parent company of Unimed sold the rights to Anadrol 50 to Alaven pharmaceuticals LLC, where Alaven pharmaceuticals continue to market the drug to this day.
What this means and how it translates into training benefits
The increased red blood cell production count will help the bodybuilder train for longer as more oxygenated blood will be available. This will increase/aid recovery and increase nutrient uptake. Increased protein synthesis and nitrogen retention will further add to the recovery process and the increased cytoplasm cellular fluid within the cells and around the joints will allow for heavier poundages to be used due to increased leverage. Oxymethelone is an extremely potent highly estrogenic steroid it is advisable for shorter periods like 4 to 5 weeks due to its toxicity. Increased blood pressure is often a common symptom and like most anabolic steroids Oxymethelone can have a negative effect on serum cholesterol. This includes a tendency to reduce HDL high density lipoprotein (Good) cholesterol values and increase LDL low density lipoprotein (Bad) cholesterol values which may shift the LDL to HDL balance in a direction that favours a risk to arteriosclerosis. If Oxymethelone is taken for extended periods of time, more than 6 to 8 weeks, it is advisable to have regular blood work done to assess hepato effects on liver or kidney function, noting if there is an elevation in liver enzyme activity (transaminases AST and ALT) A good liver detoxifying agent such as legalon or milk thistle is advisable to reduce the elevated levels of AST and ALT when on Oxymethelone. If side effects become too excessive on Anadrol 50 then cessation of the anabolic hormone is recommended until liver values return to normal.
Even at low doses Anadrol 50 may cause the usual side-effects associated with anabolic steroids such as oily skin, acne, increased body and facial hair and women are warned against taking this steroid due to its potential viralising effects these may include menstrual irregulatities, changes to skin texture and possible growth of the genetalia. Many counterfeits remain in circulation of this steroid Anadrol 50 because of its strength and ease in counterfeiting. Remember to always check the packaging, that it is supplied in and if there are corresponding QR and batch codes that corresponde with the website and check security features such as company holograms. Always purchase from reputable online sources with secure payment methods that offer refunds and 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Anadrol can be purchased in 3 ways:
- local steroid dealer in person off the street or in a Gym
- online sources that require a minimum order and/or referral from another site
- or online sources that do not require a minimum order where individual items can be purchased.
Anadrol can be bought in 2 different forms:
- Underground lab product
- Or pharmaceutical grade product
Pharmaceutical grade anabolic steroids are made for human consumption and manufactured under strict conditions and by legitimate companies like EliteAnabolicLabs.
Underground lab products are illegally operated and setup labs of unknown quality and generally inexpensive in price compared to pharmaceutical grade products.
Anadrol is still widely available on the black market but there are many counterfeits around so choose legitimate EliteAnabolic quality anabolics from trusted online sources with secure payment methods i.e. credit and debit cards. When buying Oxymethelone of pharmaceutical grade from an established company such as Oxybolone from Greece these tablets would sell for between $2 to $3 dollars per 50mg tablet, price may vary slightly depending on brand but are hard to find in the US. The same products purchased from an individual dealing on the street which again may vary due to different companies and geographic variances would expect to pay $1 to $2. Online steroid sources that do not have a minimum order often sell underground products such as Anadrol 50 in the region of $1.5 to $2. These steroids are of questionable quality, often underdosed or containing something completely different , tainted with impurities and therefore unsterile.
A recent article read on a bodybuilding forum tested a product thought to contain Trenbolone which actually contained testosterone propionate which had been contaminated with orange food dye to give the product its characteristic orange colour. The reason for this is because testosterone propionate is a much cheaper active ingredient to buy. If this was used in the manufacturing process instead of Trenbolone it would greatly increase the dealers and manufacturers profit margins. Remember there are numerous fakes of Anadrol 50 so purchase pharmaceutical grade anabolic products like oxymethdrol 50 from EliteAnaboliclabs, trusted online supplier for quality anabolics.