Methyltestosterone is an oral testosterone hormone and the first oral testosterone ever made. Methyltestosterone is one of the more unique testosterone compounds on the market. Not only is Methyltestosterone unique in nature, it is also a bit unique in use. While there is a performance purpose for some, most will find there are far better options when we examine effectiveness, such as injectable testosterone compounds.
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Methyltestosterone is one of the oldest anabolic steroids in existence and one of the most important anabolic steroids ever created.
Methyltestosterone is an orally available form of the primary male androgen testosterone. Looking at the structure of this steroid, we see it is basically just testosterone with an added methyl group at the c-17 alpha position (a c-17 alpha alkylated substance), which allows for oral administration. The resultant compound “methylated-testosterone” was among the first functional oral steroids to be produced. This field of research has consequently improved greatly over the years, and today methyltestosterone is quite crude in comparison to many of the other orals that were subsequently developed. The action of this steroid is moderately anabolic and androgenic, with high estrogenic activity due to its aromatization to 17-alpha methyl estradiol. This generally makes methyltestosterone too troublesome (in terms of estrogenic side effects) to use for muscle-building purposes.
Methyltestosterone is an oral testosterone hormone, the first oral testosterone preparation. For the Methyltestosterone used in a tablet form, it takes approximately two hours for peak testosterone levels to be reached.
For the purpose of performance enhancement, there are really little to no the effects of Methyltestosterone.
Where the effects of Methyltestosterone could primarily benefit the athlete will be in a pure androgenic sense, not anabolic. By supplementing for short periods of time with a significant dose, the high level of androgenic activity could increase aggression significantly. This could be beneficial to power lifters and other strength athletes prior to competition.
With most anabolic steroids, the aggression factor will not be a factor at all, but with this particular androgen, as is with the steroid Halotestin an enhanced aggressive nature is possible. It’s also important to note that aggression in of itself is not a bad thing. What we do with aggression is what makes it right or wrong. Enhanced aggression can be extremely beneficial when it’s used for the right purpose, such as competitions that surround strength.
In a performance setting, standard male Methyltestosterone doses will normally fall in the 40-50mg per day range for 6-8 weeks of use. However, keep in mind that due to very low benefits, most athletes will find better alternatives to Methyltestosterone.
Methyltestosterone side effects
The testosterone hormone is generally a very side effect friendly hormone for most adult men. However, the side effects of Methyltestosterone can be a bit stronger and a little harsher than most testosterone compounds.
Methylestradiol is an extremely powerful estrogenic hormone and this can lead to gynecomastia and excess water retention. All testosterone hormones can lead to these effects, but Methyltestosterone carries a higher probability of such effects occurring. In fact, the estrogenic side effects of Methyltestosterone can appear seemingly overnight making the use of an anti-estrogen imperative when men use this testosterone. You can either use Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERM’s) or Aromatase Inhibitors (AI’s). Due to negative impact on cholesterol, SERM’s should be your first choice when combating the estrogenic side effects of Methyltestosterone. They won’t be strong enough for some men but for some they will and they will have no negative effect on cholesterol.
Methyltestosterone can include side effect of an androgenic nature, such as acne, accelerated hair loss in those predisposed to male pattern baldness and body hair growth.
Methyltestosterone carries a strong potential for virilization, which can include body hair growth, a deepening of the vocal chords and clitoral enlargement. Low doses of the hormone mixed with esterified estrogens can reduce the probability of virilization. However, most women are encouraged to discontinue use immediately if virilization symptoms begin to show. If use is discontinued at the onset of symptoms they will fade away rapidly. If the symptoms are ignored they may become irreversible. Due to the virilization potential of this steroid, no woman should use Methyltestosterone for performance purposes. This steroid should only be used in very low doses in specific therapeutic cases.
The side effects of Methyltestosterone can include high blood pressure, but this is often controlled when the individual controls water retention.
Methyltestosterone can significantly suppress HDL cholesterol and increase LDL cholesterol by approximately 30% in both categories. Further, the use of an Aromatase Inhibitors (AI) may also lead to a greater level of HDL suppression. Those who supplement with Methyltestosterone will necessarily need to put some effort into controlling their cholesterol levels. It will be important to keep an eye on your cholesterol levels. The individual should also limit his intake of saturated fat and simple sugars and make omega fatty acids a regular part of his diet. Daily fish oil supplementation is advised as it a cholesterol antioxidant supplement.
With Methyltestosterone, the individual should be able to avoid a low testosterone condition since the Methyltestosterone will be providing all the testosterone he needs. However, once use is discontinued he will be in a low state.
Once all use is discontinued, most men are encouraged to implement a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) plan. This will stimulate natural production and greatly reduce the risk of a low testosterone condition. Those who are healthy will be able to recover without a PCT plan, but it will take a lot longer and can be damaging to their health when a low level is maintained for a decent amount of time. Women will not need to implement a PCT plan. Men who suffer from low testosterone will also not need a PCT plan as such a condition will require continuous and indefinite testosterone therapy of some kind in order to keep the condition at bay.
Methyltestosterone carries a hepatotoxic nature, but nowhere near what many assume. Performance level doses will increase the stress to the liver, but we will still find the total level of toxicity to be less than many anabolic steroids. In order to protect the liver during use, again it is important that the liver is healthy before use begins. Use should also not surpass 8 weeks with 6 weeks being enough for most users. Individual must avoid all excess alcohol consumption and over the counter medications.