Out of the many types of anabolic steroids there are many oral ones we have to choose from. Different oral steroids there are various traits, benefits and purposes. Although they do serve a purpose, generally speaking they should not be the foundation in which their use is built upon for most male anabolic steroid users. Anabolic steroids will shut down your natural testosterone production, therefore most cycles should be built around exogenous testosterone use. Cycles without testosterone could be run, even successfully so, but as generally testosterone should be your base.
When it comes to oral steroids, one of the most common concerns is liver damage. They are notorious for possessing a toxic liver effect unlike their injectable cousins. This is true, but in some cases a bit overstated. Alcohol and many of the over the counter medications like many pain medicines bought at your local pharmacy, are far more toxic to the liver than most of anabolic steroids are. And although there is a toxic effect from the use of oral steroids, the liver has remarkable healing capabilities. If you are not abusing your anabolic steroids, you’ll be problem free in most cases.
Even though the toxic effect of oral steroids is often exaggerated, it still exists and due to daily use we must be aware of it and act responsibly. This is one of the reasons that oral steroids should not be used for more than 6 to 8 weeks at a time. Only exceptions to push the time frame past this mark can be made for mild anabolic steroids like Anavar but 6 to 8 weeks is a solid number to hold to.
It is also important to be aware that oral steroids generally have a much shorter half-life than the many injectable steroids. For this reason, you will normally need to use them daily to receive the maximum benefit. If you miss a day here and there, you will still see a benefit from use but proper use will be a daily dose. It can also be spread out in small doses over the entire day. Small Doses are also one of the many keys to successful and responsible anabolic steroid use, especially when it comes to oral steroids.
While there are many anabolic steroids that only come in oral form, there are also some available in both injectable and oral forms. Most common examples to be sold as both an injectable and oral steroid are Winstrol or Primo. While both versions of either one will produce noticeable results far greater success will be noticed from injectable Primo as in comparison to its oral counterpart. On the other hand, both oral and injectable Winstrol will generally produce the same results if the dose is kept the same; moreover, injectable Winstrol is one of the few injectable steroids that can be taken orally as well.
The key to success with all anabolic steroids, injectable or oral, is education and responsible use. Understand the substances you are using, understand their positive and negative effects, and you’ll find yourself a much happier individual.