The Steroid Glossary

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17AA Changing (Alpha Alkalizing) a hormone’s seventeenth position from carbon to a double hydrogen (C -> H2). Also known as “Methyl”. This process protects the hormone through the first pass in the liver, allowing a usable amount of hormone to be left over. Examples are M1T (Methyl-1-Test) and M-Tren (Metrienolone)
AI Aromatase Inhibitors – (Arimidex, Aromasin, Letrozole) Used to reduce estrogen levels which can raise while on cycle, high estrogen can lead to excess bloating, oily skin, loss of libido, bad moods etc. It is advised to use a pharmaceutical grade AI as AI’s from underground labs are commonly faked – more about AI’s here
Anavar (Oxandralone) A mild oral steroid which gives a small boost in strength and fullness, can be run for fairly long periods with minimal side effects, does not cause hair loss, usually used at 50-100mg per day
Arimidex (Anastrazole) An AI used to lower E2 levels during a steroid cycle to prevent side effects such as excess bloating and gyno, Arimidex is a non-suicidal inhibitor and will cause a rebound when you stop using it, usually used at around 0.5mg every other day – more about AI’s here
Aromasin (Exemestane) An AI used to lower E2 levels during a steroid cycle to prevent side effects such as excess bloating and gyno, Aromasin is a suicidal inhibitor and will not cause a rebound when you stop using it, usually used at around 12.5mg every other day – more about AI’s here
Blast and Cruise Alternating between a cycle with high AAS use and a TRT cruise
Bulking Eating an excess of calories (surplus) with the intention of gaining muscle mass, the bigger the surplus the quicker you will gain weight but the weight is more likely to be fat
Clenbuterol A drug used to accelerate fat loss, increases heart rate and body temperate and makes the body burn more calories over the course of the day, can cause heart palpitations and mild anxiety, dose needs to be tapered up as tolerance grows to avoid side effects, usually used at 40mcg to 120mcg per day – more about fat burners here
Cutting Eating less than what is required (deficit) with the intention of losing weight, the bigger the deficit the quicker weight will be lost, if too large of a deficit is used muscle and strength can be lost as well as fat
Deca (Deca Durabolin) A long estered ‘slow releasing’ Nandrolone which only needs to be injected once a week, a common bulking compound, gives mild relief on the joints making it easier to lift heavier weights, gives a quick increase in size but can also cause a lot of water retention creating a softer look to the muscles, usually used at around 500mg per week – more about Nandrolone here
Dianabol An oral steroid taken for bulking, notorious for causing water retention, good addition to a cycle for rapid strength and size gains, gives strong pumps during workouts, quite liver toxic, usually used at 20-50mg per day
Ephedrine A stimulant used during dieting phases to help suppress appetite, can be bought over the counter in the US as Bronkaid, commonly stacked with caffeine and aspirin and referred to as ECA stack, usually used at 15mg to 45mg per day – more about fat burners here
Epistane Another oral steroid which is available legally to order online (like Superdrol) fairly mild as far as gains go, some say it’s like a cross between Anavar and Winstrol, giving a small boost in strength and size but the gains are quite ‘dry’, usually used at 30mg to 75mg per day
Equipoise (Boldenone) A mild bulking agent, increases appetite and promotes vascularity, can cause mild anxiety and lead to problems with libido, is hated by some but loved by others, usually used at 600mg to 1200mg per week
Ester An ester is a chemical modification were a alkyl group or groups are added to increase circulating time of a steroid compound, which controls the release of the hormone into the blood. The first word in the chemical name is the hormone, and the second word is the ester attached to the hormone; for example in Testosterone Enanthate the hormone is “Testosterone ” and the ester is “Enanthate ”. The only difference between Testosterone Enanthate, Testosterone Decanoate and Testosterone Propionate is the rate of release of the hormone into the blood stream
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) A good addition to any cycle, had anti aging properties, can promote deeper sleep, fat loss, muscle growth, healthier hair and skin, pharmaceutical grade HGH can be used but is expensive, lots of people opt for Chinese ‘generic’ growth hormone which has proved to be good quality from some suppliers, usually used at 4 to 6 units per day – more about HGH here
Insulin Used by advanced lifters, regular people don’t tend to dabble with insulin, it helps to shuttle nutrients in to the muscle resulting in extra mass gains, a good addition to a bulking cycle for advanced users, can be bought over the counter in America, can be dangerous for an inexperienced used as it can cause a hypo which can result in death, usually used at 10-15 units pre or post workout – more about insulin here
Long ester Allows for a slower break down, therefore 2 weekly injections. Examples are Enanthate and Decanoate
Masteron Enanthate A long estered ‘slow releasing’ Masteron which only needs to be injected once or twice a week, a mild injectable steroid, can cause small strength gains, can help to reduce Estrogen levels which can give a more dry, chiseler look to the muscles, a good compliment in a cutting cycle, usually used at 300-500mg per week
Masteron Propionate A short estered ‘fast releasing’ Masteron which needs to be injected every day or every other day, a mild injectable steroid, can cause small strength gains, can help to reduce Estrogen levels which can give a more dry, chiseler look to the muscles, a good compliment in a cutting cycle, usually used at 300-500mg per week
Melanotan II A peptide used to darken skin and accelerate tanning, is injected in to stomach fat using a small insulin needle, can cause mild sickness immediately after injection, usually used at 200mcg per day
MK-677 Nutrobal – An oral growth hormone secretagogue, stimulates the pituitary gland to release more growth hormone, mild compared to proper HGH but can give mild anti aging benefits, deeper sleep and help with fat loss, often makes people bloat and hold a lot more water than usual, usually used at 20mg to 30mg per day
NPP (Nandrolone Phenylpropionate) A short estered ‘fast releasing’ Nandrolone which needs to be injected every other day or 3 times a week, usually Monday, Wednesday, Friday, a common bulking compound, gives mild relief on the joints making it easier to lift heavier weights, gives a quick increase in size but can also cause a lot of water retention creating a softer look to the muscles, usually used at around 500mg per week – more about Nandrolone here
Oxymetholone (Anadrol) A strong oral steroid, good for strength and size gains, can be used in either a bulk or a cut, notoriously harsh on the liver so is run for short periods of 4-6 weeks, puts a lot of extra glycogen in the muscles making them look more full and pronounced, can cause loss of appetite, usually used at 50-100mg per day
Parabolan A medium estered Trenbolone which needs to be injected twice a week, mg for mg the strongest injectable steroid, gives a big boost in strength and fullness, has mild fat burning properties and gives a certain lean ‘shrink wrapped’ look, usually used at 350mg to 700mg per week – please note Parabolan does not boast any unique properties over Tren Acetate or Tren Enanthate despite costing more
PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) A period after the cycle where drugs are used to kick start the body’s natural production of Testosterone which will have been shut down for a period during a cycle
PIP Post injection pain which is felt in the area of an injection – more about PIP here
Primobolan A mild injectable steroid, gives a modest boost in strength and muscle size, the leans are lean and dry as opposed to using something like Deca which puts a lot of water in the muscle, gives little to no side effects, expensive to produce and commonly faked by labs, it is advised to use a proper pharmaceutical brand if you are going to use Primo such as Rimobolan by Bayer, can be quite expensive and there are likely other compounds which will yield greater results for a smaller cost, usually used at upwards of 700mg per week
Short ester Breaks down more quickly, requires EOD or ED injections. Examples are acetate and propionate
Superdrol A strong oral steroid, it is sold over the counter as a pro-hormone, easily one of the harshest oral steroids for the liver, causes a big boost in strength, fullness and vascularity in a short period of time, liver protection is advised when using this, usually used at 20mg per day for a maximum of 4-6 weeks
Suspension A non-esterfied hormone (Testosterone, no ester) or a 17aa that is “suspended” in a liquid solution to be injected or swallowed. More commonly water based but can also be found oil based. The most common example is injectable Winstrol. Very painful due to fast release and also ED or 2XD injections are necessary. The only real advantages to using suspensions are the quick rates at which they enter the blood and are released from the blood, great for controlling exact levels and avoiding testing
Sustanon A blend of fast, medium and slow releasing Testosterone, mainly used in TRT patients, the most commonly used injectable steroid, increases Testosterone levels resulting in increased strength, muscle gain and libido, Test should be used in every cycle, usually used at 500mg (beginner) to 1500mg per week
T3 Thyroid hormone which is used to accelerate fat loss, makes the body burn more calories over the course of the day, can cause a loss of strength, lethargy and anxiety, it is advised to use pharmaceutical grade T3 as underground labs commonly over dose it as it is only measured in micro grams, usually used at 25mg to 75mg per day – more about fat burners here
Testosterone Cypionate Pretty much the same as Test E, a long estered ‘slow releasing’ Testosterone which only needs to be injected once or twice a week, the most commonly used injectable steroid, increases Testosterone levels resulting in increased strength, muscle gain and libido, Test should be used in every cycle, usually used at 500mg (beginner) to 1500mg per week
Testosterone Enanthate A long estered ‘slow releasing’ Testosterone which only needs to be injected once or twice a week, the most commonly used injectable steroid, increases Testosterone levels resulting in increased strength, muscle gain and libido, Test should be used in every cycle, usually used at 500mg (beginner) to 1500mg per week
Testosterone Propionate A short estered ‘fast releasing’ Testosterone which needs to be injected every day or every other day, the most commonly used injectable steroid, increases Testosterone levels resulting in increased strength, muscle gain and libido, Test should be used in every cycle, usually used at 500mg (beginner) to 1500mg per week
Trenbolone Acetate A short estered ‘fast releasing’ Trenbolone which needs to be injected every day or every other day, mg for mg the strongest injectable steroid, gives a big boost in strength and fullness, has mild fat burning properties and gives a certain lean ‘shrink wrapped’ look, usually used at 350mg to 700mg per week
Trenbolone Enanthate A long estered ‘slow releasing’ Trenbolone which needs to be injected once or twice a week, mg for mg the strongest injectable steroid, gives a big boost in strength and fullness, has mild fat burning properties and gives a certain lean ‘shrink wrapped’ look, usually used at 350mg to 700mg per week
TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) Prescribed by doctors to men with naturally low Testosterone levels to put them back within normal range
TUDCA A liver support supplement that is usually taken during periods of using oral steroids – used at 500mg – 1000mg daily. More about TUDCA here
Turinabol A mild oral steroid, can be run for long periods (like Anavar) and give modest gains in strength and size, quite expensive to produce so is commonly faked by underground labs, usually run at 70mg to 100mg per day
UGL (Underground Lab) Labs which produce, manufacture and sell steroids (illegally), a lot of people are wary to use underground labs, I have used them extensively with good results, find a well reviewed, recommended lab before ordering, there is plenty of good labs available, Alpha Pharma, Pharmacom, SIS, Baltic and Unigen Life Science all have really good reputations and produce good quality steroids
Winstrol An oral steroid used to get the dry, hard look, fairly harsh on the liver, takes the water away from the muscles to make them look more defined, commonly causes hair to shed, usually used at 50-75mg per day

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