Anadrol – A Synthetic Anabolic Steroid
Anadrol or Oxymetholone has powerful properties of a synthetic anabolic steroid. The chemical formula for Anadrol is C21H32O3 and its molecular mass is 332.48 g/mol. It has an active life of up to 16 hours.
Anadrol was initially developed for the treatment of osteoporosis and anemia by Syntex Company in 1960, but later the drug was reported stimulating muscle growth in underdeveloped patients, and it was also found to be effective in treating the HIV wasting syndrome.
Anadrol is the strongest androgen of all its counterparts. It is highly effective in promoting extensive gains in body mass. It is also found helping in improving protein synthesis. And for this reason only, the drug is widely used by athletes and bodybuilders all over the world. One more thing that makes the drug desired by athletes is that it can be used as a method of protection for the joints under heavy loads by the weightlifters. It is because it has the ability of high water retention, and thus lubricates the joints and helps to protect them from injury. Bodybuilders can’t stay away from this drug as it holds the tag of the greatest weight gainer. Anadrol actually helps to increase the weight of body by 20 pounds, in 2 weeks.
Where Anadrol has so many benefits, it has some side effects also. The side effects associated with Anadrol include –acne, nausea, bloating, masculinising effects, such as deepening of the voice, growth of facial hair, and headache. The drug has a hepatotoxic effect and the serious ailments include – hepatitis, liver cancer, and cirrhosis. Thus, it’s dangerous to take high and long term doses of this drug.
However, it is interesting to note that Anadrol is the drug approved the U.S. FDA, but it is allowed for use under prescription of a doctor. It is also classified as the Schedule III drug under the Controlled Substances Act. Although, non-steroidal drugs like Epogen were developed afterwards to treat anemia, Anadrol still remains one of the favorite and widely used drugs. The drug can be easily purchased online. There are a number of drug stores selling Anadrol online.