Superdrol (methasterone or methyldrostanolone) dates back to 1956 when it was researched by Syntex Corporation as a compound with anti-tumor properties. Interestingly, in a research journal article published in 1959, methasterone was noted as being a “potent orally active anabolic agent exhibiting only weak androgenic activity.” What's more, there were further results published in Vida’s Androgens and Anabolic Agents, which noted that methasterone possessed the oral bioavailability of methyl-testosterone, while being 400% as anabolic and 20% as androgenic. In spite of the fact that methasterone has never been commercially available as a prescription drug, the non-17a-alkylated counterpart, drostanolone, was commercialized by Syntex Corporation under the brand name Masteron.
17β-Hydroxy-2α,17α-dimethyl-5α-androstane-3-one is the chemical makeup of superdrol. As you can see, it has a 17aa group, which allows superdrol to pass safely through the first liver pass. Just like its cousin masteron, superdrol is a very dry compound and will produce noticeable results after only a couple weeks of use. The main issue now is that this compound was banned in 2011, making it illegal to manufacture. Therefore, a potential user would have to turn to the black market in order to get superdrol.
Cycles and Dosages
A typical dose for superdrol would be 20-40 milligrams (mgs) per day depending on the experience of the user and their specific goals. Regarding the cycle duration, it would be recommended to stay on cycle for no more than 6-8 weeks. Superdrol also stacks very well as a “kick start” to an injectable steroid cycle, where it will allow the user to make significant gains while waiting for a longer ester injectable steroid to reach peak hormone levels. Due to the fact that superdrol is hepatotoxic, it is best not to take this compound with any other oral steroid or prohormone that may be liver toxic. Here is an example of how to incorporate superdrol into a basic injectable testosterone cycle:
- Testosterone Enanthate 400mg per week
- Aromasin 10mg every other day (EOD)
- Superdrol 40mg per day
- N2Guard 7 caps per day
*follow this cycle with a proper PCT such as The Perfect PCT - http://www.evolutionary.org/the-perfect-post-cycle-therapy-pct/
The major problem with superdrol is that it is toxic to the liver due to the 17aa group. This side effect can be kept under control by using a good quality liver protector containing TUDCA (Tauroursodeoxycholic acid) and NAC (N-acetyl cysteine). On the other hand, the great thing about superdrol is that it does not aromatize into estrogen. This means that there is no possibility of estrogen related side effects like gynecomastia (gyno) or water retention while using this compound on its own. In addition to liver toxicity, the user may experience some milder steroid like side effects, such as acne and oily skin.
The half-life of superdrol is approximately 8-9 hours. Because of this you will want to split up your dose into a minimum of two equal daily doses. Some users report an enhanced workout when taking a dose before weight training.
Superdrol is a very effective oral designer steroid that makes a great addition to any cycle. Being a dry compound, it combines very well with such wet steroids as testosterone or deca durabolin. One would think that this compound would not be popular after it was banned in 2011, which is often the case with banned substances as users will turn to other illegal oral steroids or look for a different legal prohormone. With superdrol this is not the case - there is still a high demand, and this product is often produced by underground labs (UGLs) today.
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