In the world of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) there are many options from which we have to choose. Of all the PEDs we have available none are more important than anabolic androgenic steroids and of this class of PEDs injectable steroidsremain king. Anabolic androgenic steroids can be found in many forms, from transdermal patches and creams, to subcutaneous implant pellets but it remains oral tablets and injectable steroids are the most common and effectively efficient. With oral and injectable steroids being the most common and the most important it will be the injectable forms that hold the most distinguished position among the pack.
Of all the various forms of anabolic androgenic steroids of which you will find there are many, you will find many come in both oral and injectable form. By and large the injectable forms will provide more stability; they will largely provide better gains and in many cases will carry higher levels of toleration in the realm of side-effects and safety. Make no mistake, there are exceptions to the rule but as a general rule of thumb these statements will be found to hold true. Of course some anabolic androgenic steroids cannot be found in both forms and while some can often times you will find one form to be far inferior and worthy of very little consideration. Lets look at some of the many forms of injectable steroids we have at our disposal, what makes them a little more special and worthy of your time.
Common Injectable Steroids:
While there are many injectable steroids available for purchase and use there are of course many far more common than others. Of the various forms there is none more common than testosterone and of course even the testosterone steroid can come in many injectable forms; in-fact, most injectable steroids have multiple forms, not all but most. Of the available injectable steroids the most common and really the only ones you will ever need to consider include:
- Deca-Durabolin (Nandrolone-Decanoate)
- Equipoise (Boldenone-Undeclynate)
- Masteron (Drostanolone-Propionate)
- NPP (Nandrolone-Phenylpropionate)
- Omnadren (4 part Testosterone Mixture)
- Parabolan (Trenbolone-Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate)
- Primobolan Depot (Methenolone-Enanthate)
- Sustanon-250 (4 part Testosterone Mixture)
- Testosterone-Cypionate (Large Single Ester Testosterone)
- Testosterone-Enanthate (Large Single Ester Testosterone)
- Testosterone-Propionate (Small Single Ester Testosterone)
- Testosterone-Suspension (Ester Free Testosterone)
- Trenbolone-Acetate (Small Ester Trenbolone)
- Trenbolone-Enanthate (Large Ester Trenbolone)
- Winstrol Depot (Stanozolol)
These 15 anabolic androgenic steroids represent the most common injectable steroids of all time and for most performance enhancers they represent all the anabolic steroids they will ever really need. Regardless of your goals there is something on that list for you, that much is guaranteed. Of the common 15 we will also find 2 commonly come in oral form as well; Primobolan and Winstrol. In the case of Winstrol we have one of the few anabolic steroids that are generally equally powerful and efficient in either injectable or oral form; the same cannot be said of Primobolan as this steroid while rather mild in nature is almost useless in its oral form without very large doses. We may also find that of the 15 common injectable steroids testosterone can also be found in pill form but the absorption of the hormone through a pill can be very inefficient and highly toxic to the body which brings us to another important topic of discussion.
Its no secret, anabolic androgenic steroids carry with them possible adverse side-effects. How great the probability of such effects occurring is can greatly vary from one hormone to the next and total dosing and individual response can both play large roles in this final outcome. Even so, when it comes to side-effects there is the issue of liver toxicity that is always a concern and quite commonly brought up when anabolic steroids are discussed. Most all oral anabolic steroids are toxic to the liver; they possess this hepatic nature due simply to the nature of their existence. The majority of oral anabolic steroids are c17-alpha alkylated (c17-aa) meaning the hormone has been altered at the 17th carbon position in order for it to survive the first pass through the liver. Without this c17-aa structural change the steroid would be useless and would be destroyed before it ever made it into the blood stream. While this structural alteration provides us a means to supplement with some of our favorite oral anabolic steroids from Anadrol to Dianabol, to Halotestin and Winstrol it can provide a lot of undue stress to a very important organ to the body in the liver.
This is where we have some good news; injectable steroids do not carry this trait with the exception of injectable Winstrol (Winstrol Depot) as it is also a c17-aa anabolic steroid. This means that through the use of injectable steroids over oral steroidswe create less stress, we put less stress on our body and can largely concern ourselves with more exciting things like the benefits we desire. This does not mean we throw responsibility and caution to the wind, far from it; this is simply a very nice bonus that injectable steroids possess. Simply as an interesting note; oral Primobolan is not a member of the c17-aa family and this is largely why it is so weak and generally useless to many performance enhancers as we mentioned above.
Stability, Preservation & Control:
One of the primary goals of any performance enhancer is keeping the gains he has made on cycle; its not enough to make gains if they are all going to fly out the window the minute use comes to a halt. There is something you need to understand; when you supplement with anabolic androgenic steroids and come off for a period of time some of the gains you acquired are going to disappear. When your hormone levels drop it can become difficult to maintain the benefits you have received. One way we can preserve our benefits is by fighting homeostasis by creating a new set point a new normal for our body. This takes time and work and a lot of it but there are also some short term things worthy of note and consideration. The gains made through the use of many of the various injectable steroids are by and large much easier to hang onto than through oral steroid use. One reason is the stability of such hormones is often greater and the manner in-which the benefits are obtained are much easier to control. Make no mistake, the benefits gained by oral steroid use can be maintained to a degree as well but the likelihood of such gains being kept is generally dependent on the cycles foundation being based on injectable steroids rather than orals. Anabolic steroid cycles that are built strictly around oral steroids will rarely if at all provide maintainable gains; if you want to keep any of the gains you made injectable steroids must be part of the equation.
The Bottom Line:
In the end both oral and injectable steroids have their place in the performance enhancers arsenal. Both forms of steroids have abilities and both can offer benefits the other cannot but it remains injectables are of a greater importance. Without injectable steroids we would not be able to continuously progress, we would be subject to issues regarding safety to a level of unwarranted disaster that is by no means even worthy of consideration. For many perspective performance enhancers the idea of supplementing with injectable steroids is scary; the idea of injecting yourself when youve never done it before can bring out a little fear. This is understandable; when something is foreign it can be scary. Even so, once youve completed the task a time or two youll find it as simple and painless as the most basic things in life.