Steroid Cycles and Stacking

(By Christian Mayer) In many articles on this website we are discussing steroid cycles and stacking. For practical illustration and clarification, we asked a very experienced German bodybuilder, Christian Mayer, to prepare several variations of different types of stacks. For our US and other overseas readers this can be an interesting example of what would their European counterparts use. Personally, from my purely pharmacological point of view, I would build many stacks in a different way. Still, I respect over 30 years of experience upon which this combinations are built and publish them ...
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Quality of Black Market Steroids

(By Max Rosten) In order to understand the quality of anabolic steroids sold on the black markets and used by millions of athletes worldwide, one has to understand the ways these medicaments are produced. Most of steroids sold on the US market come from China - especially after the 2005 roundup on the Mexican producers. Some sources claim about 99% of raw materials for steroids sold in the US and Canada are of Chinese origin, although I guess there is also certain amount coming from Eastern Europe and Balkans. Chinese raw material is usually processed in semi-legal laboratories abroad (I ca...
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Healthy Diet

(By David Steen) If you are a serious athlete, you probably know much about healthy diet. Still, we would like to remind you about some important issues. Steroids are most often used by bodybuilders and other power-sportsmen. Power-sports require high-protein diets, but the problem with proteins is that when they are metabolized, large quantities of nitrogen must be excreted by liver and kidneys, which places a serious strain on these organs. With the long-term high-protein diet the risk of kidney- or liver-disease increases many-fold. Because these very organs suffer most by steroid-use (e...
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Steroid detection

(By David Steen) The detection time of various anabolic steroids and ancillary drugs in urine or blood depend on half-life of these compounds. This means that the short-acting drugs will be detected for shorter time and the long-acting drugs for longer time. Detection time of some oral steroids is very short, typically a few days. On the other hand, there are injectable steroids that will be present in your blood for longer than a year. Some people think that steroids can only be detected as long as they show some significant anabolic effects. This is completely wrong. No one will adm...
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Dianabol

What is it? Dianabol is a commercial name of the first modern anabolic steroid (oral tablets), designed by Dr. Ziegler (then physician to the US weightlifting team) and originally produced by Ciba. It became hugely popular and some still consider it the best steroid ever. The active substance in Dianabol is Methandienone/Methandrostenolone. Its production has been discontinued long ago by Ciba, but it is still produced as a generic drug under various names in many Eastern European and Asian countries. What are its effects? Dianabol has very strong anabolic effects enabling large mass ...
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Nandrolone (Deca Durabolin)

What is it? Deca-Durabolin is probably the most popular anabolic steroid today. It was originally produced by Organon (since 1962) but many legitimate and illegitimate drug-makers produce nandrolone (this is the name of active substance) under various names: Anaboline, Androlone, Extraboline, Turinabol etc. What are its effects? Deca-Durabolin (Nandrolone) has strong anabolic effects (it is 2.4 times more anabolic than testosterone, to be precise) but relatively weak androgenic effects (approx. 1/5 of testosterone) thus being more suitable for those prone to prostate hypertrophy, acne...
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Testosterone enanthate

What is it? Testosterone cypionate and testosterone enanthate are two similar and interchangeable testosterone esters. The only practical difference between them is that cypionate has slightly longer ester attached to testosterone and is thus somewhat longer-acting. For the same reason, enanthate contains slightly more testosterone per mg. What are its effects? Testosterone has very strong anabolic effects but also rather strong and unwanted androgenic effects. It also aromatizes readily. Bodybuilders like testosterone as it enables large muscle gains fast. What are its side-effect...
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Sustanon 250

What is it? Sustanon 250 is a blend of four estered testosterones: 100 mg of testosterone decanoate, 60 mg of testosterone phenylpropionate, 60 mg of testosterone isocaproate and 30 mg of testosterone propionate. The drug was developed by Organon, the idea behind it was to balance the action of each testosterone-type and mix long-acting, short-acting and medium-acting esters. Many bodybuilders initially embraced the medicament but later found out that the levels of testosterone released in blood sharply decrease during the week. This results in high testosterone-levels during the first two ...
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Winstrol

What is it? Winstrol (Stromba, Winny) is an anabolic steroid available in both oral and injectable form, developed by Winthrop Laboratories in 1962. The active substance in Winstrol is called stanozolol. The main difference between Winstrol and most other steroids is that stanozolol is not esterified and thus not released gradually after injection. Injectable form comes in aqueous solution. What are its effects? Winstrol is not the steroid of choice for gaining mass. It promotes strength and red blood cell count, and is therefore popular with athletes other than bodybuilders (remember...
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Boldenone

What is it? Boldenone is a veterinary injectable medicament known under trade names Equipoise, Equigan, Ultragan and Anabol. As the name Equipoise suggests, the original purpose of this drug was treatment of horses. Because of its chemical properties, it is active in many animal species, including humans. What are its effects? Boldenone is not the strongest anabolic out there, but its anabolic action is significant, while its androgenic and estrogenic effects are almost none. Boldenone hardly aromatizes and is in every aspect one of the safest anabolic steroids available. It strongly ...
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