Having a clean diet and dedicated training regime will only get you so far, but those who are new to taking anabolic steroids can be deterred by the thought of having to inject.
However, there are different routes of administration and some anabolic steroids can be taken orally, removing the stress of injecting.
Here’s a look at just some of the options you have for oral steroids, with a brief rundown on each. You can find more information on each at Wrath Labs, the industry experts in bodybuilding.
This oral steroid is one of the best-tolerated around, one reason why it is such a popular choice. Ideal for an introduction into taking anabolic steroids, the side effects of anavar tend to be far less harsh than many of the others.
With an active half life of between 8-12 hours and a detection time of up to three weeks, anavar is used primarily for cutting.
It can be used either in a stack or solo, and is very suitable for use by women. In fact, anavar is often preferred by women than men where the risk of side effects is far less than with other drugs.
Being a C17-aa steroid means that it should be avoided if you have any pre-existing liver conditions, and that is shouldn’t be stacked with any other similar steroids to prevent hepatic overload.
Available both as an injectable and an oral drug, Winstrol is unique in that the injectable form can also be taken orally. In every other case, a special formation is required if you wish to switch to oral administration.
For the oral form, the half life is approximately 9 hours and the detection time is up to three weeks; both of these measures can be roughly tripled for the injectable version. It is a C17-aa steroid so it shouldn’t be stacked with any others of the same type due to the risk to the liver.
Used for cutting, Winstol also offers enhancements in speed and strength, offering an alternative way to build extra lean bulk during a cutting cycle.
This steroid is not estrogenic which means it will not aromatise, but it is androgenic so it’s possible to see side effects such as virilisation in women.
Widely considered as the safest oral steroid on the market, Primobolan is one of the few which isn’t a C17-aa so there’s no risk to the liver.
Used to treat underweight children, primo is one of the gentlest steroids you’ll find, a factor which contributes to its reputation as “weak”.
It can be used both for bulking and cutting, but most men will find its actions as the former a little disappointing. For women however, it can add some excellent lean gains.
Cutting cycles are where Primobolan really excels, and it can also deliver an extra hardness and definition to the physique. With a half life of 4-5 hours and a detection time of up to 5 weeks, if being used prior to a competition, you’ll need time to get it out of your system.
It’s not an estrogenic steroid but it is strongly androgenic, despite its reputation as being weaker. This can raise the possibility of hair loss in men and virilisation in women so the effects on the individual should be carefully monitored.