Methyltestosterone is a synthetic anabolic steroid frequently used in modern medicine in some countries. It is a derivative of testosterone. In medical purpose it is used for the treatment of lack or shortage of testosterone in the body. In the last decade, the drug has also been used to treat women with breast cancer.
Methyltestosterone is a tablet version of testosterone and it has been modified by methylation to not lose its properties in the body. This is the first version of testosterone that was not injectable. However, this modification has made it one of the most toxic steroids for the liver in the world.
Methyltestosterone is one of the oldest oral steroids. It is produced by various manufacturers and sold in a number of countries, including the United States. It is an androgenic drug with no pronounced anabolic effects.
In bodybuilding, methyltestosterone is widely used by bodybuilders. The steroid is taken primarily to strengthen the body and stimulate the psyche. Most bodybuilders who take this drug claim that it causes spontaneous bursts of energy associated with increased aggression. This feature of the drug is mainly used by those who are used to “work with scales”. Some athletes insist that methyltestosterone increases their ability to perform more intense exercises.
Although the drug can be taken orally, some athletes crush pills and put them under the tongue for faster absorption into the bloodstream. However, methyltestosterone rarely causes any immediate effects, and it is believed that the alleged mental changes are placebo effects.
Methyltestosterone is not a very strong anabolic agent, so it is often combined with growth hormone. Weight gain observed with methyltestosterone is gradual and not very pronounced. Most bodybuilders prefer this drug because it tends to increase aggression and increases efficacy quickly, for a short period of time.
Methyltestosterone is usually taken once a day for 3 weeks and then rested so that the hypothalamus and testes can be restored. It is recommended to avoid increasing doses to minimize side effects.
All anabolic steroids, including methyltestosterone, are prohibited to use in sports. The drug is actively screened in the urine. Methyltestosterone and its metabolites can be identified in the urine within a week, after the last dose.
Risks and side effects of Methyltestosterone
When methyltestosterone is taken at low doses, side effects are rare. However, it is known that long-term use is associated with a different number of side effects. They all go away when you stop taking the drug. Methyltestosterone converts to estrogen in adipose tissue and causes gynecomastia and fluid retention. So some bodybuilders take Arimidex or tamoxifen to counteract these side effects.
It should also be noted that its compound transforms into dihydrotestosterone, which can cause prostate problems and hair loss. The use of finasteride or other similar compounds can at least partially prevent these side effects.
For a women who decides to take methyltestosterone, there are virilizing side effects that are not always reversible when they stops taking the drug. The most obvious: deepening of voice, hoarseness, excess hair growth, enlarged clitoris, irregular menstrual cycles. It is for this reason that women are not encouraged to experiment with methyltestosterone.
If you are looking for a drug that is able to qualitatively increase muscle mass with the help of a steroid cycle, with minimal side effects, we recommend that you find a more acceptable drug.
Fake steroids on the “black market” often contain only methyltestosterone in their composition, in order to deceive the buyer. This is due to the fact that it is very cheap and affordable, and so scammers make good money, deceiving not experienced athletes. There is also no way to know the actual composition of the drug purchased unless, of course, the steroid is analyzed in a chemical laboratory.
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