Anapolon’s Side Effects
Possible Side Effects
The side effects of anadrol range from being mild to immensely potent. You can expect to encounter issues of both an androgenic and estrogenic nature in conjunction with general issues – e.g. high blood pressure and general sickness.
In conjunction with the above, liver toxicity is also a very real issue. Though it can fairly easily be counteracted with the introduction of NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine), it should still be noted that without the presence of this supplement, the user could face very severe liver related issues.
We can also see when observing the black box warning contained within “officially” produced anadrol packaging that anadrol is linked with the possible manifestation of liver cancer.
There are no other widely reported compounds that may lead to such an effect. It’s worth noting that a genetic deficiency of some kind would likely have to be present to begin with (it wouldn’t just “spring” out of nowhere) in order for this condition to manifest.
Anadrol can also have a negative effect on cardiovascular function (as outlaid here.) To an extent, so can all steroids – but anadrol is renowned for being rather harsh in this capacity.
Typically, the cardiovascular function can be diminished as a result of estrogenic side effects taking place (particularly in relation to water retention, whereas excess pressure is placed on the joints.) The elevation of negative cholesterol can also be a problem in this regard, as this too can adversely impact blood pressure.
You may face a wealth of other side effects, including but not limited to:
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin)
- Painful urination
- Loss of appetite
- Bloating of the face and mid-section
- Shortness of breath
- Variable interest in sex
- Adverse skin manifestations – such as acne
- Sporadic baldness
- Fluid retention
The above side effects cover a mix of both androgenic and estrogenic properties, as previously mentioned, in conjunction with some “isolated” side effects.
It should also be noted that, in conjunction with NAC to protect the liver, a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor should be integrated into your anapolon stack in order to help reduce androgenic activity (whilst still maintaining the anabolic activity you’re looking for.)
In regards to females, anadrol side effects within a bodybuilding framework are potentially going to be far worse.
Other Side Effects And Symptoms
Not only do females get the “stock” side effects in regards to liver toxicity / general androgen / estrogen-related issues, they also have to put up with the possibility (and, in fact, the likelihood) of advanced androgenic side effects.
- Enlargement of the clitoris
- Deepening of the voice
- Irregular menstrual activity
- Sporadic hair growth
Whilst some of these symptoms can be reversed, others (enlargement of the clitoris) cannot – this is why it’s vital that any female user stacks herself up to the “rafters” with the relevant support mechanisms. These include the integration of a SARM (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator) in conjunction with NAC.
If we were to be entirely truthful and realistic in regards to female anadrol use, it would be appropriate to say that females should consider never using it whatsoever. It’s really not a female “friendly” compound.
Other DHT derivatives (anavar, winstrol and primobolan, for example) are going to be far safer overall, and arguably provide a more “pleasing” series of results for the female body, especially for the “average” female gym goer and competitor.
A female, who is at a professional level in bodybuilding and relies on it to pay her way in life, should be the only one ever to consider “hardcore” compounds of this nature. This is realistically the only means of truly justifying female use of the anadrol compound, but even then it isn’t particularly recommended.
Tips To Alleviate Some Of Anadrol's Less Severe Side Effects
Some of the less “serious” side effects regarding anadrol can be fairly easily counteracted via the implementation of some very mild and accessible supplements.
In regards to the reported “nausea” that some users experience, one can easily counteract this aspect simply by including a high strength probiotic supplement into their stack.
Probiotics help to “cleanse” the gut of negatively charged bacteria that can build up as a derivative of chemical reactions taking place throughout the digestion process.
In this instance, they’ll certainly help to alleviate the adverse symptoms encountered by the release of toxins from said negative bacteria. Hopefully, they’ll entirely eradicate any feeling of illness, but they should at least help.
On a separate note, you may also wish to integrate anapran into your cycle, as this product can help to counter anti-inflammatory issues, especially those relating to the joints and the stress they are placed under when lifting heavy loads.
This product could be implemented during any phase where extra assistance is needed in this capacity, and it may also help to alleviate internal discomfort in the bowels due to pressure alleviation, further enhancing the effects of a probiotic supplement.
Another annoying aspect of anadrol use (and of the majority of “harsh” mass gaining products in general, for that matter) is the fluid retention underneath the surface of the skin.
There are luckily a few simple steps one can take to help combat this adverse issue. The first port of call should always be to drink more water, as this can help to flush excess water out of the system.
This tip always seems somewhat counterintuitive, but when the body has adequate hydration, it then immediately sets about flushing what it doesn’t need out of the body, including from underneath the skin surface.
A quick point to make in this regard is also that you simply shouldn’t be taking anabolic steroids to gain mass whatsoever if you’re not getting enough hydration.
We’ll start with the aesthetic aspect by stating that every one-gram of glycogen that is present within the muscles carries 3-4 grams of water with it. That means that 100 grams of carbohydrates would yield 3 – 400 grams of water mass in the muscles.
In short, this means that you’ll look bigger. A lot bigger (please note that once your maximum capacity has been reached, as previously stated, the excess will be flushed out of the system…there’s simply nothing wrong with capitalising on your full capacity first though – after all, an off-season is all about bulk.)
It’s actually once you reach the above stated capacity that the body will then naturally set out to remove the “subcutaneous” water being stored. That’s why you should drink more from an aesthetic perspective at least…
In regards to other benefits, water is literally responsible for every chemical reaction within the body. Whether it’s your immune function, the removal of free radicals, or the utilisation of hormones (including those responsible for anabolism like testosterone), water can help to make it happen (as can be observed here.)
Though we digress a little from our initial point (reducing water retention) by highlighting these elements of water consumption, they are still very useful “nuggets” of information to take on board.
Another means of effectively removing water from underneath the surface of the skin is to take high strength dandelion root.
Dandelions have been shown to have a positive impact in regards to removing subcutaneous water, therefore they make a great assistive aid for anyone using anabolic steroids.
Last but not least, you may also encounter blocked sinuses and a blocked nose (and the airways in general) as a result of swelling from water retention. To counteract this issue you could try implementing oxymetazoline.
This product can help by directly expanding the blood vessels in the nasal cavity and sinuses. Strangely but beneficially, it also potentially serves to enhance the effectiveness of androgen receptors, thus possibly increasing testosterone.
This could certainly be useful at least during the post cycle window, and mid cycle to help keep testosterone levels at an optimum level.