Top 10 steroids for muscle mass gain
The top 10 anabolic steroids that are presented below, these drugs have proven to be effective in practice, which confirms their popularity among bodybuilders.
First I want to note that the criteria for which these 10 drugs were selected is primarily the prevalence among athletes and the effectiveness of the effect on muscle growth. Probably, someone will want to argue about this or that drug, justifying their arguments by side effects or features of the course, but, I repeat, here the drugs will be considered the most popular among users and proved effective, such a very conservative review is obtained, very effective drugs, but, they will not be so widespread and the price will be sky-high, so they will not fall into this top, and therefore this top can be called classic, realistic and perhaps the most objective A majority of bodybuilders, so there you go.
1. Methandienone (Naposim, Dianabol, Alphabol, Metaprime)
The first place of honor in our top is probably the most popular and proven drug for several decades, the drug known to everyone in the slang name “methane”. In Russia, it is issued under the name Methandrostenolone and Nerobol. World pharmaceutical companies produce this anabolic under various brands, there are perhaps more than a dozen, the most common are listed in the title. This steroid is one of the most effective and affordable drugs on the market.
In Russia, its turnover is limited, as well as other anabolic steroids and is sold only on the instructions of a doctor, which does not prevent very many sellers from distributing the drug “from under the floor” via the Internet. As for the effectiveness of the drug, it is at a sufficiently high level, for example, after a course of 1.5 months, taking 20 mg of the drug per day can add up to 10 kg of weight. At the same time, you will definitely lose from 2 to 5 kg after the course is over, as the drug promotes the accumulation of water in the muscles, nevertheless the result is not bad. Do not forget about the side effects of this steroid, such as gynecomastia, toxicity of the drug for the liver and others, which are often exaggerated and take place, as a rule, when the dosage is exceeded.
2. Testosterone (group of steroids)
This is one group of very popular and common anabolics among the builders. From the name of the drug it is clear that it is based on one of the esters of the hormone testosterone. Everyone is aware of the anabolic effects of the testosterone hormone, this drug also has anabolic effects and promotes muscle mass, although its anabolic activity is slightly less than that of Danabol, but the drug does not contribute to the accumulation of water in the muscles, and also promotes fat burning, so there is practically no rollback effect. There are several types of drugs based on testosterone esters: Testosterone propionate, Testosterone enanthate, Testosterone cypionate and some others. Testosterone propionate is often used for drying to drive off excess fat and make the muscles more prominent while slightly increasing their volume.
Due to the high androgenic activity, when using the drug, the likelihood of such side effects as gynecomastia, acne, alopecia and others is higher than that of methane, but at the same time, it is not so toxic to the liver. The drug is injected into the body, usually the course is combined with other steroids, during the course it is mandatory to use antiestrogenic drugs to minimize side effects.
This drug is very similar in composition and effect to methandrostenolone. But some differences from methane and made this drug quite popular, and the most basic difference is the absence of the effect of fluid retention in the body. According to the feedback of users, the effect of mass gain is not as fast as methane, but muscle mass is more qualitative and with minimal recoil. Also, this drug is less likely to manifest side effects, there is almost no aromatization, i.e. the probability of gynecomastia, acne, baldness and other things is very low with respect to dosage, liver toxicity is about the same as that of Danabol.
4. Nandrolone (Deca-Durabolin)
Nandrolone is a group of very popular injectable anabolic steroids based on a substance called 19-nortestosterone. This substance is produced in the body with severe and prolonged physical exertion and also, during pregnancy in women. The popularity of the drug is due to the high anabolic activity and low frequency of side effects. Of the positive effects of Nandrolone, one can distinguish a good and stable increase in muscle mass, but without accumulation of excess water and practically no retraction effect, while bones and ligaments are strengthened, joints secrete more lubricant and cease to ache, blood erythrocytes are increased, thereby improving oxygen exchange in the blood body, increases immunity. Side effects such as methane and similar drugs are practically absent and occur only when the dose is exceeded.
Impressive list of positive effects, is not it? But there is a fly in the ointment, this progestin activity of the drug – is expressed in a decrease in libido, sluggish erections and similar troubles. In this regard, the course of Nandrolone is usually combined with other anabolics and drugs to suppress progestin activity. Also, the drug acts on as quickly as other steroids and the course on time is more prolonged and given the price – more expensive.
5. Anapolone (Oxymetholone, Anadrol)
This synthetic steroid is based on the substance oxymetholone. Anapolone is produced in tablets and is one of the most potent anabolic steroids. Anapolon is also produced under the trade brands Anadrol, Anasteron, Oximetolone, Androlik, Dynasten and others. The most important effect of Anapolon is a powerful and rapid growth of muscle mass, for one course lasting 1-1.5 months you can build up to 15 kg of weight, unfortunately there is a pullback effect, up to 30% of the recruited mass. Also, Anapolon significantly increases the strengths and when combined with other steroids increases their effectiveness.
Very interesting effects were found during the study of this drug by American scientists, it was found that the drug can contribute to muscle mass gain even in those who do not exercise at all (!) While the mass of adipose tissue decreased, the tests were performed on elderly men with a lowered secretion own testosterone.
Possible side effects of Anapolon: fluid accumulation in the body, gynecomastia, high blood pressure, toxicity for the liver and others. There is no conversion to estrogens.
6. Sustanon 250
Sustanon is a popular injection steroid based on a mixture of different testosterone esters. Effects of Sustanon: Increased muscle mass, an average of 5 kg per month, the effect of suppressing catabolism, increased appetite, an increase in the number of red blood cells in the blood, increased libido. Of the side effects like other testosterone causes a conversion to estrogens, hence gynecomastia, acne, alopecia, swelling, suppression of the production of their own testosterone, testicular atrophy and others. Also, many people note a rise in temperature and condition as with the flu. The latter effect can be explained by a low-quality “dirty” drug and numerous fakes that flooded the market. The original Sustanon 250 is more and more difficult to find on the market today.
Trenbolone is a strong steroid that was previously used for veterinary purposes to increase the mass of livestock. This drug has a strong enough anabolic effect on the body and along with it has a wide range of side effects. There are several types of drugs Trenbolone: Trenbolone acetate (Phinaplix brands, Finaplex, Trenbol-100 and others), Trenbolone cyclohexylmethyl carbonate (under the Parabolan brand) and Trenbolone enanthate. All these drugs are made in the form of injections. Trenbolone is considered one of the most potent anabolic steroids, for a 2-month course of the drug, it is possible to increase muscle mass to 10 kg. Together with this you will feel an increase in strength, decrease in the level of cortisol, a decrease in the fat layer and an increase in libido during the course.
But for all you have to pay, in this case, a wide range of side effects. Since Trenbolone does not aromatize into estrogens, such phenomena as gynecomastia and fluid accumulation in the body do not threaten you, but the likelihood of such phenomena as decreased libido after the course, sluggish erection and testicular atrophy. Added to this insomnia, high blood pressure, attacks of aggression, hair loss, acne, a significant suppression of the production of their own testosterone. The toxic effect on the liver is not proven. According to some information, manufacturers use the veterinary preparation Revalor as the basis for the drug Trenbolon, which in turn is used for fattening cattle before slaughter.
8. Boldenone (Equicose)
Boldenon, also known for the brands Equipoise, Boldesten, Baldabol and others was also like Trenbolone was originally developed for veterinary use. The anabolic effect of this steroid is similar to methandrostenolone, but the process of muscle mass gain is slower. Apply it in the form of injections. When taking this drug, you will feel a gain in strength and a good appetite. Also, the steroid promotes the production of red blood cells. As for the side effects of Boldenone, compared with other steroids, they are minimal, with the dosage being met, there are practically no possible effects such as gynecomastia and swelling, as well as hair loss, acne and others. Suppression of production of own testosterone is minimal. Often, the course of this steroid is combined with testosterone.
9. Primobolan (Methenolone, Primobol)
Another anabolic steroid that can be purchased both in the form of injections and in tablets. This drug with a moderate enough anabolic effect. It is often used during drying to preserve muscle mass, for the collection of muscle mass the drug is poorly suited, since the effect is rather weak compared to other steroids. In turn, the drug has a minimal set of side effects and is considered one of the safest for use, with respect to dosage, which makes it popular with some athletes.
This anabolic is produced both in tablets and in the form for injections. This synthetic steroid is based on a substance called stanozolol, which was originally intended for use in horses, but eventually became applicable to humans. It is produced under various names such as Strombofort, Strombagekt, Stanover, Stromba, Stanol and others. The drug is very popular with athletes, despite the fact that it does not significantly affect the gain of muscle mass, but significantly increases strength and endurance, gives muscle relief, burns fat, increases appetite, and, according to studies, significantly increases the effectiveness of other steroids during combining their course with Winstrol. There are no conversions to estrogens, therefore, such side effects as gynecomastia and swelling are absent. Nevertheless, there are other unpleasant effects: joint pain and ligament damage, high blood pressure, increased cholesterol level in the blood, androgenic phenomena such as acne, hair loss, suppression of the production of their own testosterone. Also, the drug is toxic to the liver and there is a possibility of myocardial hypertrophy.
That’s probably the top 10 most effective and popular among athletes anabolic steroids. If you are new to bodybuilding, we advise you not to think about the use of anabolic steroids and work for a year or two without them and feel the natural result, and only having weighed the pros and cons of using steroids for further progress.