Fluoxymesterone or halotestin is a tablet steroid that has potent anabolic and androgenic properties. For the first time in the market the halo appeared in the fifties. The steroid is most popular in sports disciplines where it is important to increase physical characteristics without significant weight gain.
For example, representatives of martial arts are often used to increase aggression. Equally popular is halotestin and in power triathlon with weightlifting. Somewhat less often, fluoxymesterone is used in bodybuilding. The effectiveness of anabolic can not be doubted, but you should remember about possible side effects, the risks of manifestations of which are quite high.
Due to the strong hepatotoxicity, the dosages used by athletes are in a narrow range. This suggests that if you decide to use fluoxymesterone in bodybuilding, you must take a responsible approach to the course. It is advisable to do this under the supervision of an experienced specialist in the field of sports medicine. For beginners, the drug is contraindicated.
The normal dose is 20-30 mg / day, bodybuilders most often manage 20 mg / day, and powerlifters – at least 30 mg / day. Usually tablets are divided into 2 equal parts and are taken morning and night with a lot of water. Because the tablets are 17-alpha alchylate, they can be taken while eating, without losing any effect.
Effects of Fluoxymesterone on the body
Immediately after the creation, the anabolic was widely used in medicine. With his help, they treated hypogonadism and delayed puberty in men. Also good results have been achieved in the fight against cancer of the mammary gland. But for a long time in medicine halotestin was not used because of the frequent side effects.
Many scientists explain this fact by the mechanisms of the drug work, which are very similar to methyltestosterone, also quickly excluded from medical practice. Fluoxymesterone showed excellent results in the treatment of breast cancer, but many women exhibited symptoms of masculinization. This was the main reason for stopping the use of halotestin in medicine, forcing doctors to begin searching for alternative therapies.
Attempts to treat delays in sexual development and growth in men were more successful. We note that to solve this problem, fluoxymesterone was used in small doses (no more than 2.5 milligrams per day) for a long time interval (from 6 months to 5 years). As a result, doctors noted a significant acceleration in the growth of patients with minor androgenic side effects.
Halotestin was obtained from testosterone, due to a change in the alpha-methyl, 11-beta-hydroxy group and 9-fluoxy group. All these changes allowed scientists to achieve the following pharmacological effects:
- An increase in the half-life, slowing down the destruction of the active ingredient by liver enzymes, as well as an increase in the duration of high concentrations in the blood. As a result, the effectiveness has increased dramatically, but the risks of side effects have also increased.
- Elimination of estrogenic activity. In addition, scientists suggest that fluoxymesterone in bodybuilding is capable of producing an inhibitory effect on prolactin and estradiol, thereby reducing the risks of developing estrogenic side effects on the course.
- Increased androgenic activity. Due to this, the drug so effectively affects the skeletal muscles, but at the same time the risks of the negative effect of dihydrotestosterone on the body increase.
- Stimulation of the hematopoietic system. On the course of the preparation, the body actively synthesizes hemoglobin and red corpuscles, thereby increasing the athlete’s endurance rate.
Side effects of the steroid Halotestin:
Among its qualities, Halotestin is a toxic steroid. In combination with Anapolon 50 and Methyltestosterone, it causes various adverse reactions. For those who want to use this steroid, they should limit the period to less than 4 weeks and take doses less than 20 mg / day. When administered longer, the product has a strong effect on the liver.
Other adverse reactions include excessive secretion of omentum, acne, nasal bleeding, headache, stomach diseases and a drop in testosterone production. Men easily turn on and become aggressive. Gynecomastia and increased stress rarely appear and appear only when doses greater than 30 mg / day are used. Women should avoid Halotestin, because this can lead to serious side effects of virilization