Of the many types of anabolic steroids there are many oral steroids we have to choose from and of the many oral steroids there are various traits, benefits and purposes. Although oral steroids serve a purpose, in general for most male anabolic steroid users they should not be the foundation in-which their use is built upon. Anabolic steroids shut down your natural testosterone production and due to this fact most cycles should be built around exogenous testosterone use. Yes, you can run cycles without testosterone and do so successfully but as a general rule of thumb testosterone should be your base.
When speaking of oral steroids one of the most common concerns is liver damage; unlike their injectable cousins, oral steroids are notorious for possessing a toxic liver effect. While this is true, in some cases it is a bit overstated; for example, alcohol is far more toxic to the liver than most any anabolic steroid, as are many over the counter medications, such as the many pain meds bought at your local pharmacy. Further, although there is a toxic effect from the use of oral steroids the liver possesses remarkable healing capabilities. Assuming you are not abusing your anabolic steroids, in most cases you’ll be problem free.
While the toxic effect of oral steroids is often exaggerated it’s still real and due to daily use we must be aware and responsible. For this reason among others, in general oral steroids should only be used for 6 to 8 weeks at a time; we can make an exception for mild anabolic steroids such as Anavar and push the time frame past this mark in certain cases but 6 to 8 weeks is a solid number to hold to.
It is also important to keep in mind oral steroids generally carry with them a much shorter half-life than the many injectable steroids; for this reason daily use is generally needed to receive the maximum benefit. Granted, you will still see a benefit from use if you miss a day here and there but proper use will be a daily dose, sometimes spread out over the entire day in small doses. Be sure to make a special note from the last sentence, “Small Doses” this is one of the many keys to successful and responsible anabolic steroid use, even more so when speaking of oral steroids.
While the benefits of oral steroids are many and there are many anabolic steroids that only come in oral form, there are also anabolic steroids available in both injectable and oral form; most notably anabolic steroids such as Winstrol or Primo are both commonly sold as both an injectable and oral steroids. While both versions of either of these anabolic steroids will produce results the user will notice far greater success from injectable Primo as in comparison to its oral counterpart. Conversely, both oral and injectable Winstrol will generally produce the same results, assuming the dose is kept the same; moreover, injectable le Winstrol can be taken orally as well; this is one of the few injectable steroids that possess this trait.
As is with all anabolic steroids, be they injectable steroids or oral steroids, the key to success is education and responsible use. Understand the substances you are taking understand their effects, both positive and negative and you’ll find yourself a much happier individual.