Emdabol, a.k.a. thiomesterone is a potent derivative of the anabolic steroid testosterone. This rather obscure c-17alpha alkylated (a modification that permits the drug to pass through the liver and into the bloodstream without being deactivated, thereby making it effective for oral administration) steroid bears a remarkable 456 anabolic number that is somewhat deceptive. As in the often cited case of the powerlifter favored steroid Halotestin, with its anabolic/androgenic ratio of 1900/850, Emdabols inordinately high anabolic number doesnt translate well from paper into real world results. As an anabolic, it is actually very similar in potency to Winstrol/Stanozolol and Anavar/Oxandrolone.
Emdabol, and other versions of thiomesterone, are no longer manufactured for commercial use, nor are they known to be produced by underground labs. When Emdabol was manufactured it came in the form of 2.5, 5, and 10 mg tablets.
For bodybuilding/athletic purposes Emdabol increases testosterone levels which induce substantial increases in bodily shape and size, largely due to its ability to increase your number of muscle fibers. Androgens like testosterone also protect your hard earned muscle from the catabolic (muscle wasting) glucocorticoid hormones, by inhibiting their ability to send a message to muscle cells to release stored protein. Additionally, testosterone signals muscle cells to store more contractile protein (called actin and myosin) effectively countering the glucocorticoid hormones opposite release protein message. Furthermore, testosterone has the ability to increase erythropoiesis (red blood cell production) within your kidneys, and a higher red blood cell (RBC) count may improve endurance via better oxygenated blood. The presence of more RBCs has also been shown to improve recovery from strenuous physical activity. The recommended dosage for Emdabol users is 15-25 mg/day for 6-8 weeks, with female administration at 5 mg/day for 4-6 weeks, which is often enough to keep blood serum levels well above baseline with this particular drug.
Emdabol Side Effects:
There are hosts of possibly nasty, clinically-cited side effects for testosterone usage, many of which are greatly exaggerated by the media. However, the otherwise healthy bodybuilder has much less to worry about regarding side effects.
Emdabols very low aromatization means you can expect to be virtually free from estrogenic side effects (those due to increases in estrogen estradiol, prolactin, progesterone or progestin) which generally include increased water retention, body fat gain, and gynecomastia (actually due to an imbalance in the testosterone to estrogen ratio).
However, androgenic side effects will be incurred by Emdabol users. Androgenic side effects, those having to do with male sexual characteristics, occur due to elevated testosterone levels which are likely to produce oily skin, acne, body/facial hair growth, and testicular atrophy (temporary reduction in the size of your testicles). Androgen drug use of any kind is also known to accelerate balding, but only in men with a genetic predisposition for hair loss. In other words, if youre losing or going to lose your hair then testosterone supplementation can speed up the process, but it is never the primary cause of hair loss.
Your liver and testosterone production can also be affected by Emdabol usage. Since its 17-alpha alkylated and therefore hepatotoxic (liver toxic), along with its extreme potency, Emdabol warrants a high recommendation for the use of liver detoxification supplements. Synthetic testosterone and several other steroids, including nandrolones will shut down natural production altogether. A mere 100 mgs per week of either of these takes about 5-6 weeks to cause this shut down, 250-500 mgs shuts you down by the second week, and it takes roughly a month to return those testosterone levels to baseline. Emdabol may not be androgenic enough to promote shut down, but it will definitely suppress natural testosterone production.
Emdabol Chemical Composition
Effective Dose (Men): 15-25 mg/day
Effective Dose (Women): Not Recommended
Half-Life: Approx. 8-10 Hours
Detection Time: Unknown
Anabolic/Androgenic Ratio: 456/61