Anadroxyl 50 is an oral anabolic steroid that contains 50 mg of Oxymetholone and was brought to the market in early 2010 by Kalpa Pharmaceuticals LTD.
Oxymetholone was originally developed by Syntax in 1960 and is a derivative of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone).
It is an orally active compound with a 17-alpha-alkylated alteration making it ingestible thus not breaking down when metabolised by the gut and liver.
It is used in bulking stacks and often used in conjunction with other anabolic steroids as a “kick start” or added to finish a cycle when gains have slowed or plateaued.
Medical uses: It is given to AIDs patients, HIV positive patients or those with muscle wasting diseases to attain weight and also to put on weight when lost.
It is also given to those who have Anemia, or when red blood count (RBC) is low. Doses range from 25-100mg/ED depending on age, gender, disease and how toxic the drug is to the patient.
Performance Enhancement : Anadroxyl is used as a bulking compound during the first 4-6 weeks of a cycle. It is classified as a bulking agent due to its ability to add mass in a small amount of time.
Much of this is because of extracellular water retention, but it also adds lean muscle tissue with a sufficient training regime and protein rich diet.
It is used widely by power lifters and strongmen where the added mass is a positive effect.
Anadroxyl will also add a lot of strength to the users frame because it’s a very androgenic compound. Gains of 5-10 lbs are not unheard of in the first 1-2 weeks when using Anadroxyl.
Due to its effects of increasing RBC, it can also improve stamina.
Stacks well with: Anadroxyl shouldn’t be used alone in most cases due to it being inhibitive to the HPTA, suppressing the body’s own testosterone levels.
It can inhibit endogenous testosterone levels, so should be used with a form of testosterone, such as Testosteron Enanthate/Cypionate or any other estered version of Testosterone.
Due to it being used during the off season because of its ability to raise body weight dramatically and rapidly, it can also be used with other bulking compounds, such as Deca-Durabolin or Trenbolone.
Use should be limited to 4-6 weeks due to hepatoxicity and other side effects such as headaches and increased blood pressure.
Anadroxyl is usually cycled during offseason bulking phases because of its ability to add mass and weight to the users frame.
Anadroxyl has been a staple of body builder’s mass cycles and stacks for years. It will add lean body mass and also water weight to the user.
Common to be compared to Dianoxyl, Anadroxyl is a true mass agent.
Anadroxyl can also be used as a cutting steroid due to its effects on adipose and visceral fat, but we will discuss both options in more details below.
Offseason Anadroxyl Cycle
Anadroxyl users will utilise Anadroxyl’s effects in the offseason in two main ways.
In both instances Anadroxyl will add muscle mass and weight as discussed above, but timing the use of Anadroxyl is also paramount.
The first instance is similar to other orals, such as Dianabol, where the compounds are used as a “kick start”.
This means Anadroxyl is used effectively for the first 4-6 weeks at a dose of 50-100mg every day to kick start the users steroid cycle if they’re waiting for long acting androgens to become active.
If the steroid user is using Testotserone Enanthate or Sustanon (Sust 250), this testosterone preparation takes around 6-7 weeks to become fully active in the blood.
This means a short acting oral can be used during this waiting period to gain the most amount of muscle.
It’s a tried and tested method, still used today by beginners and those who are at advanced levels of their physique and also anabolic steroid cycling experience. It works and works well.
The second effective protocol in a bulking cycle (and I will also discuss the third) is when Anadroxyl is used to burst through plateaus.
This is when the body no longer wishes to gain and halts or slows the majority of muscle growth and reductions in fat mass.
As well as changing the training protocol, consuming more calories, increasing doses the user can add a fairly anabolic or androgenic steroid – here comes Anadroxyl.
Anadroxyl can be used after 6-7 of other steroids when growth has slowed considerably.
Introducing a new steroidal agent can accelerate growth and smash through a plateau.
It should be noted that in an Anadroxyl cycle, if a sticking point does occur then the first adjustment should be to increase calories and training.
The nutrition program should be high in clean foods rich in protein content.
When an Anadroxyl user reaches the point where they find it very hard to increase exercise lifts during workout (you should be beating the log book every session) and weight no longer increases week after week, changing the training protocol is often a good start combined with increasing protein content.
If you train high volume, try lowering volume and increasing intensity, such as, high intensity training (HIT).
Add clean calories to your diet, such as, 1 table spoon of extra virgin olive oil to every shake, increase carbs slightly and keep cardio to low and moderate intensity.
All this needs to be done before it warrants increasing the Anadroxyl dose.
Cutting with Anadroxyl
Due to Anadroxyl effects on body composition, reducing unwanted fat mass, decreasing adipose and visceral fat via multiple mechanisms, increasing fat oxidation, and lipolysis and cranking up the bodies metabolic pathways, it can be implemented as a cutting agent too.
It’s a versatile compound but is also hepatoxic (as discussed earlier). Used for a short duration it’s a potent weapon used for fat burning. Often overlooked and seen just as a mass anabolic, many don’t know how well it also cuts fat.
This unfortunately is due to it adding water retention to the user, so a kind of skin mask is put over the reductions made and it’s hard to actually see how effective Anadroxyl is during a cutting stack.
It can also be used leading up to a show or during pre-competition, but due to its ability to add water, this isn’t optimal, it should be dropped a week or less from competition day.
As well as being a potent weapon in aiding the reduction in fat mass, it will also help maintain lean body mass (muscle) when taking in a calorie deficit.
This is important for competitive body builders due to muscle being very precise when on stage.
No one wants to drop 20 pounds of weight only to realise they also dropped 7 pounds of muscle mass and it will affect them negatively on stage.
We also want to avoid this for other reasons, such as, wishing to cut body fat for the beach or if we’re an MMA athlete and want the added muscle for power and speed.