Anadrol is one such compound that is very much in line with Dianabol, where it holds an extreme limitation on its use, and especially in terms of Anadrol dosages. Anadrol’s notorious and extreme hepatotoxicity has only been touched upon thus far, but this is one of the major factors for its limitations of use. Because of the high rate of hepatotoxicity (which will be expanded upon in the Anadrol side effects section of this profile), its use is recommended for periods of no longer than 4 – 6 weeks. The other major limitation (and perhaps more so than hepatotoxicity issues) is the fact that Anadrol holds very high Estrogenic activity. As explained previously, Anadrol does not convert into Estrogen via the aromatase enzyme, and is instead believed to act as an Estrogen in various areas of the body. Anadrol’s Estrogenic effects of bloat and water retention is therefore un-combatable with the use of aromatase inhibitors, and the only defense against gynecomastia is that of a SERM (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator) such as Nolvadex. Therefore, Anadrol is for the most part almost completely unsuitable for those who wish to add quality lean mass without any extra water weight gain due to water retention and potential fat retention/gain. One would even be able to acquire strictly lean mass with a compound such as Dianabol provided considerable use of an aromatase inhibitor is done, but even this is impossible with Anadrol due to its nature.
Anadrol seems to be reserved specifically for bulking and the addition of all out mass and strength gains. It is quite clear from the details analyzed thus far that Anadrol dosage and cycles are of an extremely limited nature. It is due to the sheer strength and hepatotoxic potential of Anadrol that Anadrol dosages be maintained within a very small window range. Most users will typically report a sharp downward curve in terms of the benefits and gains, as higher Anadrol doages have been reported by users to not only provide any greater gains but to also suppress appetite. Greater Anadrol doses also present the issue of diminished gains with increased unwanted Estrogenic side effects and higher hepatotoxic risks where the liver is concerned.
Medical Anadrol Dosages
The very first prescription Oxymetholone dosage guidelines for the purpose of combating catabolic muscle wasting conditions recommended a dose of 2.5mg administered three times daily. The highest recommended prescription Anadrol dosages were at one point as high as 30mg daily, though this was not a very common practice. When prescription guidelines changed as a result of the FDA narrowing the treatment options down to anemia for Anadrol in the 1970s, Anadrol doses of approximately 1 – 5mg per kg per day for the purpose of treating anemia was issued. This is why the potency of the tablets at the time had changed to 50mg tablets (as opposed to the original 2.5, 5, and 10mg tablets). A typical dose for the treatment of an anemic patient would typically be in the range of 1 – 2mg per kg daily, as the higher range of the dosing guidelines (5mg) would be far too much Anadrol for an individual of a heavier weight to consume. Anemic patients typically have low BMI (Body Mass Index) and therefore typical doses, if using the 1 – 2mg per kg range, should be around the range of 68 – 130mg per day of Anadrol for an individual weighing 150 lbs. (68kg).
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Anadrol Doses
For the purpose of performance and physique enhancement, Anadrol doses are generally not that far off from current medical prescribing guidelines due to the great strength of Adrol. As previously mentioned, there exists only a very small window within which to adjust Anadrol doses due to its strength and hepatotoxicity. Anadrol is such a strong anabolic agent that beginner doses would land in the range of 25 – 50mg daily. One 50mg tablet per day of Anadrol is sufficient enough to produce some of the most dramatic strength and mass gains in even the most experienced of anabolic steroid users. It is very seldom that any beginner or intermediate user should even have to rise above a single 50mg tablet per day. Intermediate Anadrol dosages should generally be in the range of 50 – 100mg daily. Once again, there should rarely ever be a requirement for an intermediate user to rise above 100mg daily, and most intermediate anabolic steroid users tend to make great progress on even just 50mg daily. Advanced Anadrol doses would be in the highest range of 100 – 150mg daily of Anadrol. It should be extremely rare that any user would have to use 150mg of Anadrol to make significant progress, and it should be made clear right now that very high doses of any anabolic steroid is not what defines an advanced anabolic steroid user.
It is due to the extremely powerful nature of Anadrol and its higher incidence of intermittent androgenic strength that it is not recommended for use by females. As such, there exist very little to no administration guidelines for female use for the purpose of performance and physique enhancement. Therefore, it is not recommended for female use due to the high risk of virilization symptoms.
Proper Administration and Timing of Anadrol Dosages
Anadrol possesses a half-life of approximately 8 – 9 hours. This is considerably long for an oral anabolic steroid (especially when compared to other oral anabolic steroids, such as Dianabol with its much shorter half-life). Therefore, there should be unnecessary to engage in split-dose protocol. A single 50mg tablet taken once per day (preferably in the morning) should be sufficient enough to keep blood plasma levels stable for the duration of the waking hours. Some also wish to administer their Anadrol doses in a split protocol whereby one dose is administered in the morning upon waking, and the second is administered at night before bed. Should one wish to split their Anadrol doses in half and administer them evenly spread apart, it would not present an issue but at the same time it would not present any significant advantages or benefits either.
Expectations and Results From Anadrol Dosages
As Anadrol is considered by many to be the strongest oral anabolic steroid widely available, users can expect to gain some incredibly dramatic amounts of mass and strength on even the lowest Anadrol doses. It is not uncommon for beginners, for example, to add 20 – 30 lbs. of mass on a bulk within only several weeks of use. Of course, much of this weight can be attributed to the water weight retained as a result of the Estrogenic effects of Anadrol. Because Anadrol is commonly used as a bulking agent, this is usually of very little concern for the user in terms of desired gains. It is important for any potential user, however, to realize that the rapid gains produced by such strong anabolic steroids as Adrol are often responsible for tendon and connective tissue tears during training as a result of rapid strength gains – Anadrol is often a frequent culprit for such incidences. This is due to the fact that while the muscle itself may increase in mass enough to generate greater force resulting in greater strength, this is not the case for connective tissue and tendons. Connective tissue and tendons strengthen and build at a far slower rate (even in the presence of anabolic steroids) than do muscle tissue. As a result, the strength and force generated by the muscle tissue can tend to breach the capacity that the connective tissue can handle, and the result is torn connective tissue. This is direct evidence that it is possible for individuals to gain too much too fast more than the body can handle (this is especially true for beginners who have not been weight lifting for very long before they make the impatient and hasty decision to use anabolic steroids – to those who fall into this category, be warned).