One of the most common questions that beginners ask is: What is the best Oral Steroid to use? In this article, we are going to provide a brief summary of all Oral steroids and their respective applications. Before we dive into things, we should clarify that almost all Oral Steroids are liver toxic. The degree of toxicity is depending on the particular Oral Steroid. Although many intermediate and advanced users employ Oral Steroids in their performance enhancement regimens, it is mainly beginners that tend to want to predominantly use Oral Steroids. It makes complete sense. Oral Steroids are alluring because they can be taken orally. The use of an Injectable Steroid requires much more thorough research and commitment. The average gym rat may just be looking to enhancing their physique for a short period of time. For the most part, the use of an Oral Steroid for 4-8 weeks may be just enough to achieve the desired results of an everyday gym-goer. Although most everyday gym rats are set on using an Oral Steroid for their first “cycle” the question of which Oral Steroid in particular still stands. Ensure to check out our Liver Support section which provides products that provide liver support during a steroid cycle and sarms cycle.
Average dose: 20-60 milligrams per day
Cycle Duration: 4-8 weeks
Dianabol is one of the oldest Anabolic Steroids, and it is also one of the most popular. It also tends to be one of the most readily and cheapest compounds available. Many Steroid users have started their first cycle with Dianabol. Dianabol is known to pack on weight and strength at a rapid rate and is generally known to give users a feeling of well being. Although Dianabol is not side effect free, most users tend to not experience many side effects aside from estrogen-induced issues. Dianabol does convert to estrogen and can as a result cause gynocomastia. However, this will not be an issue as long as the user uses an anti-estrogen such as Arimidex or Aromasin.
Cool fact: Dianabol is Arnold’s favorite Oral Steroid!
Average dose: 20-100mg per day
Duration: 4-16 weeks
Anavar is also known as Oxandrolone is also an extremely popular Oral Steroid, perhaps second only to Dianabol. Anavar is sought out by many users due to a variety of reasons. First, it is known to be one of the safest Oral Steroids. That is already a very large incentive for the health-conscious gym rate. Second, it is very effective at adding lean muscle mass without any water retention. Third, Anavar is very effective at increasing strength without much weight gain (making it very popular amongst fighters, boxers, martial artists, etc).
Most users tend to either use Anavar or Dianabol for the first cycle. One of the major drawbacks of Anavar is that it is extremely expensive. Due to the high price, it is also very commonly faked. Some users are turned off by the high price, and some are paranoid of being ripped off with a counterfeit product. Dianabol on the other hand is not only much cheaper but almost never faked.
In theory, Anavar is the better compound compared to Dianabol, but most tend to avoid it due to the price and difficulty of obtaining a legit product. We should note that Dianabol is a better-suited compound for individuals that tend to be very skinny by nature. Certain hard gainers tend to grow better with more “wet” compounds such as Dianabol, but for the vast majority of users, Anavar ends up being a better steroid.
Average dose: 20-100mg per day
Cycle Duration: 4-8 weeks
Welcome to Turinabol. Turinabol is basically a cross between Anavar and Dianabol in terms of the effects that it tends to exhibit. It is not nearly as popular as either Anavar or Dianabol, but it has started to gain some traction and popularity in recent years. Anavar is known as a cutting oral steroid, while Dianabol is known as a bulking oral steroid. Turinabol is unique in the sense that it can be used very effectively during a bulking phase or a cutting phase. It tends to cause very little water retention, so most of the muscle mass gained on this compound is lean. Though it tends to put on more weight compared to Anavar, while still minimizing water retention.
In terms of side effects, Turinabol is not as safe as Anavar, but neither is it as harsh as Dianabol. Turinabol does not convert to estrogen, so gynecomastia is not a concern. It also is not as harsh on the liver as compared to Dianabol, but neither is it as mild as Anavar. As a whole, Turinabol is a great option for anyone looking to experiment with an Oral Steroid irrespective of their goals.
To sum up, Anavar, Turinabol and Dianabol are the 3 most commonly used Oral Anabolic Steroids that can be used as a standalone for a first cycle. It is important to note that Anadrol and Winstrol are also popular Oral Steroids, but these two compounds are not used often by beginners for a first cycle. To give our readers a quick summary of the 3 compounds:
Anavar: This is the safest choice, but the most expensive and also the most commonly faked. A very good choice for those looking to pack on lean muscle and strenght without gaining weight.
Dianabol: The cheapest option and the most readily available. Very effective at putting on weight and strength fast. Works very well for hard gainers. The most toxic on the liver.
Turinabol: Priced more than Dianabol, but cheaper than Anavar. It can be used by those looking to bulk up or lean down. Very versatile, and it does not have aromotize into estrogen.
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