When one compares the fast-acting 17-alpha alkylated oral version of 4-OHN (Methyl-4-hydroxynandrolone) to methyltestosterone (17-alpha-methyl-testosterone), you realize that it possesses a myotrophic (muscle building action) that is about 27 times higher than that of the well know oral AAS methyltestosterone. (Pretty cool, huh?) It also possesses androgenic properties that are over 5 times higher than methyltestosterone. However if we compare a long-chain injectable ester (4-OHN cypionate or decanoate) with prolonged release, you will find that it possesses much greater myotrophic action than testosterone cypionate…but with no androgenic properties. This is a fairly common pharmacokinetic difference between fast-acting orals and slow acting injectables. Different release patterns, alkylation or esterfication as well as metabolism dramatically alter physiological effects of the same base prosteroid.
Orally ingested anabolic steroids have their place in the performance enhancing world and can often provide a nice boost but for the majority of healthy adult men they should not form the basis of your steroid use . You should view orals as piece of the larger puzzle; we can even go as far to say that while they are useful and effective many of you will find they are largely never needed and all your goals can largely and far more safely be met by the use of injectable anabolics and nothing more. One of the primary reasons many gym rats the world over use steroid pills is due to a lack of patience and an insatiable desire for immediate results. True performance enhancing, like so many things in life not only requires hard work and an understanding of what youre doing along with strict discipline but patience as well; nothing you do will be as important as the discipline and patience you display and in the long run you will be thankful you did.