Whenever people think about taking steroids, the first thing that comes to mind is injections and hassles of injecting the steroid doses. An oral only steroid not only allows you freedom from needle usage, but it also prevents the side effects associated with administering steroid injections.
One needs to decide the type of effect or benefits they want and choose a relevant cycle after understanding its side effects, benefits, and effectiveness. But an oral steroid cycle is limited in many ways.
Oral only steroid cycles- benefits
The oral steroid cycles have the following benefits
- The half-life of oral steroids is shorter as compared to the injectable steroids. Thus it’s easier to control the blood plasma levels
- Freedom from administering painful injections that has to be done daily while using certain steroids
Commonly used oral steroids are as follows
- Oral Turinabol
The limitation of oral only steroid cycles
There are many limitations of an oral only steroid cycle. One such limitation is the potential for liver toxicity. Only a single steroid can be incorporated in a steroid only cycle, the only exception being the use of steroids that are not C-17 alpha-alkylated. The C-17 alpha-alkylated steroids cause an enormous stress on the liver and combining two or more may become deadly.
The oral steroids cause testosterone suppression in most cases which are usually offset by using an injectable form of testosterone. So another limitation of an oral only steroid cycle is significant testosterone suppression.
This causes problems in the physiological functions regulated by Testosterone that includes maintaining a healthy sex drive, regulation of cognitive and physical energy, etc. It’s possible to use an oral only cycle for different objectives such as cutting and bulking, but it’s usually not suggested.
The cutting cycle
The top oral anabolic cycle for cutting focuses on stripping down the fat while pronouncing lean muscles. The following can be examples of such a cycle
- Winstrol Stanozolol- A dosage of 100mg daily for eight weeks
- A daily dosage of 75mg Anavar along with 300mg Andriol. Andriol is a non-C17 alpha alkylated oral Testosterone
It’s suggested using an injectable form of Testosterone along with oral steroids. The other oral steroids that can be used in a cutting cycle are Trenbolone and Clenbuterol.
The Oral only bulking cycles must be testosterone based and the steroids that can be used include Andriol, Dianabol, Anadrol, and Trenbolone. For beginners, the best oral steroids are Oxymetholone, Anavar, Testosterone, and Primobolan. People looking to avoid side effects can steroid alternatives like D-Bal, Testo-Max, Trenorol, etc. There are many such alternatives that mimic the effects of different steroids.