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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thyroid Hormones For Fat Loss In Women

A 40 year old woman claimed to be active in sport. She started to join swimming competition when she was a kid and eats healthily on organic foods. She however, admitted her big appetite of eating after training is helpless. She never really counts calories but fortunately, with the sports she does, she never has an issue with weight or body fat.

As years pass by, she can’t keep off the fat and she took T4 wrongly. The overdosed of T4 has led her to bulking. The heart rate began to increase but the fat loss program is effective although it caused another trouble. And then she tried T3, but this time, with a proper dosage of 100 mcg/day.

But another problem occurred as the heart rate affects her training and the fat loss program is no longer effective. She supported her training with fat loss supplement including thyroid hormone.

But another question comes to mind, is it effective? And what about the difference between T3 and T4?

This woman’s case is a genetically gifted one. She is able to stay slim while having big appetite. Not all people are able to maintain a lean body while eating a lot and only rely on training. At the age of 40, the case is different. Our body will experience a certain degrade and getting back a lean body might not be easy like when you are 20. Hence, calories are the things to avoid if you want to lose some fat.

Fat loss supplements may be effective to some people. It works by reducing your appetite released by the chemical substance in the supplement. In return, it raises the metabolic rate and the process.

This significant loss of appetite, causes an individual to eat less – and lose fat. The supplement products generally work like this.

    The T3 effect

When you take T3, the food you consume has to ‘work’ to match the calorie burning rate. This way, you don’t lose fat.

    The T4 effect

T4 is rather extreme or stronger than T3. And you will have fat loss.

Thyroid hormones: don’t overdose it
It is important to note that thyroid hormones must not be abused. Once overdose, it is hard to actually recover.

The powder is not recommended however, if an individual needs to take it, it must be in a very small dose and prescribed by a nutritionist if possible because there has to be an exact 100% of certainty.

Some women have been reportedly gain weight and it is a noticeable sign that they have overdosed the thyroid.

Even when they have struggled, they can’t figure out why. Thyroid impair is caused by the wrong dosage and it affects the slowing down of your rate.

Recommended intake of thyroid hormone:

    The best dosage is less than 50 mcg/day for T3.  You need to divide it to 3 doses.
    The best dosage T4 is less than 200 mcg/day.

T4 vs T3
T4 has a longer effect when used than T3. Hence, it is preferable to take T4. However, for some individuals, T3 is proven to be more effective. People find that T3 is more convenient in terms of conversion.

Thyroid affects most women
There are many reasons why women have thyroid issues and here are some of the factors
- Pregnancy
- PMS
- And per menopause

The calorie intake must be well monitored. The dose of thyroid hormone needs to be a certain number allowed because it will affect the metabolic rate.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Anadrol Oxymetholone - the Best Steroid for Women

It may seem surprising but It may seem surprising but Anadrol (oxymetholone) is a good choice for women who wish to be conservative yet have very effective results.

Medically, you’d be astonished at the doses women and even girls have taken with very low virilization rates. So anyway, contrary to what intuition might suggest, Anadrol is not one of the riskier choices for women.

That aside, 15 mg/day of Anavar (oxandrolone) will be virilizing in quite a few cases. Probably about 5 mg/day of oxandrolone is comparable to 25 mg/day Anadrol (divided doses) for risk.
Primobolan up to 50 mg/week, divided injections, is a common and reasonable choice, but has some risk: not a particularly high rate though.

In the earlier parts of Denise Rutkowski’s career, he had her on 25 mg/day Anadrol. There is no secret here because he also published this. She obviously did very well with it and at that point she was not virilized at all.

The medical doses are pretty astonishing. The reason that 50 mg is the tablet size is because that’s the standard minimal medical dose, including for women and children! It used to be used extensively for improving red blood cell count.

There’s at least one paper in the literature reporting doses used for quite a large number of women and reporting low incidence of any side effects. And these doses were often more than 50 mg/day. Sometimes much more.

And further, 25 mg/day never go wrong. You see some women developing hoarse voices and facial hair naturally with time, so there must be some women that are right on the edge. But generally speaking, this is a conservative dose, yet quite effective.

The mg amount that women can tolerate of Anadrol is markedly higher than any other anabolic steroid. However, that said, it’s also true that effect per mg is less, but not enough so to make up the safety difference IMO. I would put 25 mg/day Anadrol (in divided doses) up against 50 mg/week Primo any time for effectiveness and it’s at least equally conservative.

Another thing about Anadrol that’s remarkable is that other anabolic steroids are very easily disruptive of the menstrual cycle. Even dosages such as 2.5 mg oxandrolone 2x/day commonly raise issues. Anadrol however medically has shown often only moderate effect on the menstrual cycle at 50 mg/day, and 25 mg/day only lightened and shortened the cycles slightly. Remarkably less disruptive.

As a rough rule of thumb: take a dosage that would be quite moderate for a man, nearly the minimum likely to be recommended that could still give reasonable results for a novice, then divide by 10 to have something that’s moderate but effective for a woman.

For each individual steroid, suggested mild-but-effective dosage range may differ from the above slightly, and of course the above also is only approximate because there will be diffferent opinions as to what would be moderate for a man. But if having nothing else to work with, if you see or are considering a dosage and want to do a quick “reality check,” the above can help. For example, say that someone is proposing EQ at 100 mg/week. Multiply by 10, and our comparison would be to 1000 mg/week of EQ for a man. That’s well above being a mild cycle. So we can see at a glance that this EQ dose is off, without having had to remember specific values for each steroid.

The best understood uses are single-drug, and single-drug works fine. Primo or Anadrol are top two choices for bodybuilding and fitness; oxandrolone is also acceptable but must be lower dosed than those two; for quality of life enhancement, very very low dose testosterone works fine. is a good choice for women who wish to be conservative yet have very effective results.

Medically, you’d be astonished at the doses women and even girls have taken with very low virilization rates. So anyway, contrary to what intuition might suggest, Anadrol is not one of the riskier choices for women.

That aside, 15 mg/day of Anavar (oxandrolone) will be virilizing in quite a few cases. Probably about 5 mg/day of oxandrolone is comparable to 25 mg/day Anadrol (divided doses) for risk.
Primobolan up to 50 mg/week, divided injections, is a common and reasonable choice, but has some risk: not a particularly high rate though.

In the earlier parts of Denise Rutkowski’s career, he had her on 25 mg/day Anadrol. There is no secret here because he also published this. She obviously did very well with it and at that point she was not virilized at all.

The medical doses are pretty astonishing. The reason that 50 mg is the tablet size is because that’s the standard minimal medical dose, including for women and children! It used to be used extensively for improving red blood cell count.

There’s at least one paper in the literature reporting doses used for quite a large number of women and reporting low incidence of any side effects. And these doses were often more than 50 mg/day. Sometimes much more.

And further, 25 mg/day never go wrong. You see some women developing hoarse voices and facial hair naturally with time, so there must be some women that are right on the edge. But generally speaking, this is a conservative dose, yet quite effective.

The mg amount that women can tolerate of Anadrol is markedly higher than any other anabolic steroid. However, that said, it’s also true that effect per mg is less, but not enough so to make up the safety difference IMO. I would put 25 mg/day Anadrol (in divided doses) up against 50 mg/week Primo any time for effectiveness and it’s at least equally conservative.

Another thing about Anadrol that’s remarkable is that other anabolic steroids are very easily disruptive of the menstrual cycle. Even dosages such as 2.5 mg oxandrolone 2x/day commonly raise issues. Anadrol however medically has shown often only moderate effect on the menstrual cycle at 50 mg/day, and 25 mg/day only lightened and shortened the cycles slightly. Remarkably less disruptive.

As a rough rule of thumb: take a dosage that would be quite moderate for a man, nearly the minimum likely to be recommended that could still give reasonable results for a novice, then divide by 10 to have something that’s moderate but effective for a woman.

For each individual steroid, suggested mild-but-effective dosage range may differ from the above slightly, and of course the above also is only approximate because there will be diffferent opinions as to what would be moderate for a man. But if having nothing else to work with, if you see or are considering a dosage and want to do a quick “reality check,” the above can help. For example, say that someone is proposing EQ at 100 mg/week. Multiply by 10, and our comparison would be to 1000 mg/week of EQ for a man. That’s well above being a mild cycle. So we can see at a glance that this EQ dose is off, without having had to remember specific values for each steroid.

The best understood uses are single-drug, and single-drug works fine. Primo or Anadrol are top two choices for bodybuilding and fitness; oxandrolone is also acceptable but must be lower dosed than those two; for quality of life enhancement, very very low dose testosterone works fine.

Monday, January 12, 2015

How Deca Durabolin Nandrolone is Detected

Deca Durabolin, which is also known as 19-nortestosterone, is an anabolic steroid that, in very small quantities, is present in all of us.  You may also know Deca Durabolin by its commercial name Durabolin, under which it is sold as an ester. Today, there are many medical uses for Deca Durabolin one of which is treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This anabolic steroid is also used to treat anemia.

Metabolism and Deca Durabolin
There are many positive effects of taking Deca Durabolin, some of which are muscle growth, appetite stimulation and increased red blood cell production and strengthened bone density. There have been numerous university research studies which have revealed Deca Durabolin to be effective in treating anemia, osteoporosis and some forms of neoplasia including breast cancer. Deca also acts as a progestin-based contraceptive.  Because of these medical breakthroughs, the U.S. FDA gave approval for the widespread use of Deca Durabolin in 1983.

Deca is not broken down into DHT and, as a result, there are some drawbacks to using Deca Durabolin.  To a certain extent, the negative side effects that are common to most anabolic steroids that appear on the scalp, skin, and prostate are reduced, but not entirely. Rather, Deca is broken down into a weaker androgen called dihydroDeca Durabolin. As a result, the lack of alkylation in the important 17α-carbon drastically reduces Deca’s liver toxicity. Despite side effects like gynaecomastia and reduced sex drive occurring at larger dosages, the estrogenic effects are mitigated because the drug is a progestin. If taken for lengthy periods, Deca Durabolin can cause erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular damage, as well as several other ailments caused from Deca’s effect of lowering levels of the luteinizing hormone. Erectile dysfunction may occur because of dihydroDeca Durabolin being in the penis.

Ways to Detect Deca-Durabolin
Deca Durabolin can be directly detected in the hair or indirectly detected in the urine by testing for 19-norandrosterone, which is a metabolite. The International Olympic Committee has set standards about the quantity of 19-norandrosterone in the urine that is allowed in sport competitions. If an athlete exceeds such limits, they stand to be accused of doping. The largest testing of Deca Durabolin among sports athletes came at the recent Vancouver Olympics where more than 600 athletes were asked to provide urine samples. Thankfully, no one tested positive. Until 2004, Deca Durabolin was available without a prescription as a dietary supplement.

1999 was a year when numerous professional athletes, including M. Ottey, D. Baumann and L. Christie tested positive for using Deca Durabolin. Needless to say, the detection method for Deca Durabolin was proved to be faulty the next year. There have been instances where athletes have mistakenly tested positive for using Deca Durabolin. If used excessively, the essential amino acid lysine (which is used to prevent cold sores) will cause “false positives” and the presence of metabolites from other anabolic steroids will cause incorrect urine test results to occur. As a result of the numerous overturned verdicts, the testing procedure was reviewed by Sport Authorities worldwide. Today, mass spectrometry is used to detect small samples of Deca Durabolin in urine due to its unique molar mass.

Monday, December 22, 2014

What is the Ideal Steroid Dosage to Maximize Fat Loss?

How high a dose of anabolic steroids is needed for good acceleration of fat loss?

Even the 500 mg/week dosage level, as a total of all the steroids used in the stack, is sufficient for substantial improvement in fat loss compared to the natural state. There’s some further improvement as the dosage increases to about the 1000 mg/week level.

In a few cases there have been remarkable results with quite low dosages, such as 250 mg/week testosterone or even 9 mg/day Dianabol (as odd as that number is, the specific case really was that amount.) However, that’s unusual, and appears to be correlated with the individuals having somewhat low natural testosterone. Generally, 500 mg/week is a reasonable minimum for a fat-loss steroid cycle.

Whether to lose fat first and then gain muscle, or do it the other way around, will depend on the case. A simple rule of thumb though is to accomplish the personally-easier task first.

For example, if you know you can drop 10 lb of fat relatively easily but adding 10 lb of muscle will be a challenge, then by all means lose the fat in the first few weeks of the cycle, preferably with quite high volume training. Your body will then be in a highly responsive state for muscle gain in the following weeks, due both to the previous high volume training and due to a homeostatic tendency to return to previous weight, in this case with muscle gain. More importantly than any reason why, this simply has been found to work very well.

Or if on the other hand if you find it hard to get much leaner than your present condition but you know you can add the planned amount of muscle in a matter of weeks, then add the muscle first. This will aid in the following fat loss, both because the added muscle increases metabolic rate, and again because of a homeostatic tendency to return to accustomed weight, in this case with fat loss. And again, regardless of reason, this too works very well in practice.

Gaining muscle while losing fat simultaneously can be done, but generally isn’t the optimal approach. It would pretty much look at that as being a possible unintended outcome in some training scenarios, where very intensive programs with intent of maximum strength gains might result in some fat loss despite best efforts at sufficient eating. But as a deliberate plan, most times it wouldn’t aim to accomplish both fat loss and muscle gain at the same time in a steroid cycle.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Steroids that do not cause virilizing effects in women

Steroids use among women is not as popular as among men. However, the number of those who want to build a nice body through anabolics is quite high, and it continue to raise every year. And it is not about professional female bodybuilders or athletes only. There are ordinary women who would like to give a try to these gears, but are concerned about their side effects. When it comes to steroids and women, the biggest concern is about virilization side effect these drugs have on women body. That’s why in this article we will talk about anabolics that has less or almost no virilization side effects, and how to manage to stay safe while building muscle mass.

Anabolic steroids are safe drugs, if used properly. This is available for both women and men. Taking them with responsibility and in right doses are the key points that prevent the occurrence of any unwanted side effects. When it comes to women, they are safer using these compounds, since they take them in much lower doses than men do. If you are informed enough to choose a steroid that carry low virilizing properties, than you can be sure that great muscle mass would be achieved.

But what is virilization? It is the antagonist of femininity, and women fear it enough to think twice before getting involved in steroids use. It is about developing some masculine traits, as a result of hormonal changes caused by steroids use. Anabolic steroids are synthetic derivatives of the natural produced by the body hormone testosterone. Whereas testosterone is a male hormone, women body produce it too, but in much lower doses. When taking steroids, the testosterone level increased, leading to unwanted virilizing effects.  Even taking in much lower doses compared to men use, the likelihood of facing such effects as body hair growth, voice deepening, and clitoris enlargement are still present.

It is quite hard for a women to even imagine such a picture, not even to accept that it may happens to her too. Despite of this, there are many women who succeed to build  great bodies, preserving their femininity. Of course, you ask how? Indeed this is simple.  Reading a lot about anabolic steroids, getting informed which steroids are the most androgenic and which one fit women use are just based steps to take before planning any steroids cycle. If you do it blindly, than the likelihood that you will end up failing is very high.

How to avoid virilization
Knowing which steroids are safe for you, and which ones to avoid is main criteria for staying away of any virilization effect. Bear in mind, that even taken “no virilization” steroids for women you are at risk to develop some of the unwanted side effects. This is because we are different, our bodies might have different reaction to the same drug. Thereby, is impossible and totally wrong to talk about a wonder steroid with “no virilization”, when there are still chances to occurs in someone. So, let’s stay realistics and do not idealize the use of steroids. After all, you take some risks every time using any other drug. But the sense of reality is what you have to follow all the time.

Here are four steps to take for avoiding virilizing effects:
-Choose steroids that present low or almost no virilizing properties. Usually, the more powerful is the steroid, the less suited is for women use. Thus, mild anabolic steroids are the first choice for women.
-Interrupt the steroids use if you body begin to develop virilizing effects. Carefully watching your body while running a steroids cycle is tremendous for safe use. Listen to first signs your body display to you and take a timeout if you are not  happy with what you get if the smartest decision to take for you. Allow you more time for understanding what you did wrong, change the steroid or doses to stay safe next time. The good news with steroids use, is that any side effect disappear once you cease their use. So,  just stop using them if you notice something bad, and your body will begin to return to its previous functions.
-Use steroids in low doses. People think that taking higher doses lead to bigger gains. It is a big mistake, that undoubtedly end up with a range of dangerous effects for your health. Begin with lower doses, and stick to them during the all course. Over time, once you gain some experience with steroids use, and checked your body reaction to it, you can go with higher doses with no damage for your health.
-Short steroid cycle. A six weeks cycling is maximum you can follow to get great results and stay safe. More longer cycles automatically increases the risks of developing virilization side effects and not only.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Best post steroid cycle products

Best post steroid cycle products. What they are?

    - Sometimes identified as anti estrogen drugs, the drugs do not only help minimize the side effects while on a steroid cycle but also in post steroid cycle therapy.
    - The drugs can be used to reduce the estrogenic activity or the level of estrogen in the body.
    - The aromatase inhibitors are activated to inhibit the aromatase enzyme that converts androgens into estrogens by a process called aromatization.

Importance of post cycle therapy:

This could just be the most important part of your steroid cycle as you work towards maintaining the hard gained muscle through the best Post steroid cycle activities that should be both safely and effectively beneficial to you.

Types of post cycle products

Unlike 10-15 years back where there were little but expensive products to assist with the post steroid cycle, the advance in technology has allowed for a better playing field as users are now able to buy and choose from a range of products. Some of the products that are well known are:

    - Arimidex which is chemically known as Anastrozole
    - Clomid which is known as Clomiphane Citrate
    - Femara which is known as Letrozole
    - HCG which stands for Human Chorionic Gonadrotrophin
    - Nolvadex which stands for Tamoxifen Citrate

With these helpful drugs, there is no point in being ripped for only halfway through the year as you turn out to become the exact opposite of what your body was during the cycle.

Clomiphene (Clomid: common name)Best products for PCT are:

    - Clomid is the general title for (Clomiphene citrate).
    - It is also a synthetic estrogen. Medically, this is referred to help low fecundity females in their ovulation period.
    - Clomid actually works by stimulating the hypothalamus which in turn stimulates the anterior pituitary gland. This stimulation results in release of the gonadotrophic hormones. These hormones are known as follicle stimulating hormones (abbreviated as FSH) as well as the luteinizing hormone (abbreviated as LH) where the FSH is used to stimulate the testes for more testosterone production and LH works to stimulate the secretion of testosterone.
    - It also functions against estrogen to minimize the harmful effects such as gynecomastia as well as water maintenance/retention which could be a consequence of the aromatized estrogen from testosterone.
    - It does not function as stimulating the discharge of normal testosterone but reduces the estrogen hang-up rooted by the steroid cycle.

The best time for taking Clomid depends on the cycle and type of steroids used as there are different steroids which have different half lives which is the time a substance disappears from the blood system.

At first day, when taking Clomid, one should use 300mg then 100mg for remaining 10 days and 50mg on the next 10 days.

Nolvadex

    - A substitute to the Clomid, this product is actually a business title for the medicine Tamoxifen. Actually, the half life of the drug Nolvadex is comparatively long which gives the user a chance to administer one day daily dose. Administration starts according to outlined schedule as well as the period of this dosage is similar to Clomid.
    - For a normal mass cycle, the dosages will be taken in the following order:

100mg on day 1

60mg on the following 10 days

40mg: the dose of next following 10 days

A few of the users who take both Clomid as well as Nolvadex during their PCT where dosages may be administered as:

- Day 1:

Clomid 200miligram + Nolvadex 40miligram

- Following 10 Days:

Clomid 50miligram + Nolvadex 20miligram

-Again following 10 days:

Clomid 50mg + Nolvadex 20mg

 These examples do not imitate a standard dosage as adjustments can be done depending on what is needed as the end result.

The use of HCG

    - Being one of the nearly everyone misused and misunderstood substances in bodybuilding; the substance is a short form for a Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin plus it is net anything close to being a steroid. Instead it is a natural hormone that is developed in pregnancy period in the placenta of women.
    - In the human male body, it acts like the LH where the Leydig cells in the testes are enthused to generate hormone (testosterone).
    - It is used during mass steroid phases just to keep up testicular size and the condition of the testicle. It is also used to bring back emaciated testicles reverse to their actual state. This is a preparatory measure for post steroid therapy as shrunken testicles generate abridged levels of normal hormone (testosterone).

HCG administration


    - This is a common practice amongst body builders who believe that using the substance may aid in recovering the normal level of testosterone, but this is a theory that is unsubstantiated as well as counterproductive.
    - It is the most excellent used for the duration of a cycle to:
        * Avoid testicular shrinking, and also
        * To set right the predicament of existing testicular atrophy.

For the dosage of HCG, smaller and frequent doses for a period of a cycle gives the most excellent on the whole consequences along with the slightest chances of unwanted harmful effects where for about 2 weeks one should consume between 500IU to 1000IU daily

Monday, December 1, 2014

Post Cycle Therapy for Female Steroid Users

Even men are the most popular users of steroids, women also tend to use them, especially those women who are professional bodybuilders. There are more men than women in this sport so almost every research is based on men’s organism. But consequences that steroids can produce in a female body are bigger and more significant that one’s appearing with men. But, women, just like men, use steroids to gain body mass and strength faster than they would get it without using steroids.

How are steroids used?
Steroids are not used constantly, there are periods of usage and periods of resting. Your doctor should decide how long periods will be and how high dose you will take. There are no universal rules because there are no two same persons. One cycle can be 6-12 weeks long and it considers that you take steroids every day during those weeks. After each cycle you must make a brake, so your body won’t get used to steroids.

What is PCT (post cycle therapy)?
Post cycle therapy is something that started to be usual practice just recently. It’s very important not to avoid it if you are using or planning to use anabolic steroids. PCT is used to help you preserve effects you gained during the steroid usage period. Steroids have big effect on our endocrine system and it’s important to help him recover from such a big shock. When you suddenly stop using steroids your body will be in some sort of shock. In medicine it’s called hormonal crash or post cycle crash. PCT is different for a man and a woman.

PCT for women
There are so many post cycle therapies and so many people take it on their own, without knowing consequences they can have in the end. If you take PCT without consulting your doctor, you can make more damage than good to your organism.

With women it’s really important to determine their age and stage of life. Pre-menopausal females who have used anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) can gradually decrease amount they are taking as they come close to end of a cycle. Because steroids affect hormones, the best way that shows to a woman that her treatment is going well is her period return. Anabolic-androgenic steroids cause some kind of menopausal side-effects. It’s recommended to decrease AAS use until period appears. Also, women can do blood tests to see if her hormone levels are getting back to normal.

What PCT is not recommended for women?
Highly inadvisable post cycle treatment for women is SERM (selective estrogen receptor modulators) or ALS (aromatize inhibitors). These two kinds of treatments cause intense menopausal symptoms, so even very young women can face with that problem. They are literally pushing women into menopause. And menopause symptoms are really hard and strenuous even for women who naturally experience it. With men this is different, but women should avoid this kind of post cycle therapy.

SERM medications like Nolvadex and Armidex sometimes are use in breast cancer curing, so they have really large and massive effect on female body. A woman shouldn’t expose herself to so strong medications if she doesn’t have to.

What PCT women can use?
HPGA and HPTA are highly recommended for post cycle therapy for women. HPTA is the hypothalamic pituitary testicular axis and affects brain and helps your endocrine system to control production of testosterone, the male hormone. How your body will react of this treatment depends on:

    individual characteristics;
    anabolic-androgen steroids that you used;
    how long your cycle lasted.

Today everybody can find different types of recommendations for post cycle therapy on the internet, but you shouldn’t listen to them all. Many of those treatments are written for male users and that not even indicated in the text. It’s important to see how wrong post cycle therapy can have harmful consequences in a female organism and go and consult a doctor before deciding to apply some therapy on yourself.