Superdrol is a brand or trade name equivalent to methasterone (aka methyldrostanolone).
It is a synthetic anabolic androgenic steroid precursor or pro-hormone purported to stimulate the manufacture of endogenous or body-produced steroid.
It’s often marketed as a pro-hormone supplement. The product is not as popular as other ‘real’ anabolic androgenic steroids.
Coupled with that, is its form: oral, which does increase the risk for potential liver strain, stress, or toxicity. Buy legal steroids online here.
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The name “Superdrol” is intended to promote a potent over-the-counter pro-hormone similar in nature to Anadrol.
Though it is reputed to provide genuine anabolic androgenic effects.
In the United States, anabolic androgenic steroids are (legally) prescription-only and classified as Schedule III controlled substances.
Superdrol is no longer manufactured as an anabolic androgenic steroid per se, but it was developed by underground labs and marketed as an over-the-counter product until a few years ago.
In the US today, methyldrostanolone is classified as a controlled substance. This was because of the active steroid hormone methyldrostanolone incorporated into the product.
A more basic description of Superdrol would be its composition as a dihydrotestosterone or DHT – a type of anabolic steroid that has been altered from its original form of drostanolone.
What did that mean for bodybuilders?
Superdrol, an oral substance, was known to provide very high anabolic properties while reducing the potential for androgenic effects.
The substance was not known to aromatize or convert testosterone and estrogen, nor promote progestational activity. Progestins act much like estrogens in the male body.
It never gained traction as a superior anabolic androgenic steroid when compared to other products.
Superdrol reviews have been mixed at best, some stating very minimal gains in muscle mass.
Others stated that lean tissue gains were achieved, but only through adequate caloric intake.
At most, a bodybuilder using Superdrol could expect anywhere from five to 10 pounds in muscle mass gains without water retention.
For this reason, it was more commonly used during cutting cycles rather than bulking cycles.
It was known to promote maintenance and retention of lean muscle tissue during a cutting or dieting phase.
In addition, it has the potential to enhance endurance and boost post-workout recovery. It is in this aspect of use that the drug gained a reputation.
Superdrol was known to produce hard, dry gains, though such gains were not typically noticed until after two to three weeks of use. Some claimed that in a four-week cycle, gains of 15 and up to 30 pounds of muscle mass were possible.
While the compound was originally reputed to be easy on the liver, bodybuilders taking excessive dosages of the over-the-counter product found it extremely liver toxic.
This was especially true when used longer than four to six weeks, which was commonly recommended at the time.
Dosage recommendations for Superdrol varied depending on the person’s goals.
The most common average 20 mg to 40 mg daily.
It has a relatively short half-life of eight hours, so many bodybuilders took the compound up to four times daily to maintain effects.
It was not recommended to be used any longer than six weeks. Some bodybuilders ignored warnings (after all, it was available over the counter) and experienced severe liver strain and liver dysfunctions.
To combat the potential liver toxicity, bodybuilders often incorporated some type of liver protectant with its use, with varying degrees of success.
It was, and still is not recommended for bodybuilders to combine two forms of oral steroid type substances together, which can increase the potential for liver damage.
While promoting anabolic benefits with low androgenic potential, any anabolic androgenic steroid does contribute to an increased risk of side effects.
While potential for water retention and gynecomastia were promoted as being nonexistent with use of a Superdrol cycle, individual factors as well as other substances incorporated into a stack could influence such side effects.
Because of the modification of its ester chain, despite the fact that it’s an oral steroid, it was known to prove effectively bioavailable even though it undergoes liver filtration processes.
The androgenic nature of the drug can/could trigger acne, worsening acne, and hair loss. For those with a genetic predisposition, male pattern baldness.
Even use of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors such as finasteride doesn’t have an effect with Superdrol because the methyldrostanolone hormone resists metabolism through that enzyme.
Women should be aware that, because of its nature, it can contribute to virilism, and some of the side effects of virilism are irreversible. A few of the side effects associated with women using this steroid include:
Superdrol is known by other names as well, such as 17beta-Hydroxy-2alpha,17-dimethyl-5alpha-androstan-3-one.
Because of its many names, it might be easier for bodybuilders looking to get Superdrol for sale to identify the compound through its molecular formula: C21H34O2.
It’s not available over the counter anymore, and it is illegal to sell or purchase in the US. It can be found for sale by underground labs.