The ideal steroid for athletes speeds the process of gaining muscle, cuts fat storage, and does not harm the liver. Unfortunately, there are no steroids that meet all these criteria. There are very few anabolic steroids that can speed up muscle growth without converting to estrogen. Because estrogen buildup causes water retention, it will lead to a loss of definition even though you may have gained several pounds of weight after starting a cycle. Use caution when using testosterone ester because they quickly convert to estrogen. Suppose you are looking for something with low conversion rates. In that case, it may be wise to use the acetate form instead of enanthate or cypionate forms because they are oil-based injectables that provide extended-release time compared to like propionate or suspension products.
Stanozolol is a steroid that can speed up muscle gains, but it provides only the faintest of anabolic effects. Moreover, to get any bulking benefits from stanozolol, one must use a large dosage because its androgenic half-life is so short, approximately 3½ hours compared to nearly 10 ½ hours for enanthate or cypionate forms.
The second part of muscle mass is losing fat retention, which hurts appearance due to water retention in connective tissues between muscles and underneath the skin. This makes it harder for you to see those muscles you have been training so hard for months to build.
This brings us to our second point: cutting or losing fat storage is an essential part of building an incredible physique, and there are only two steroids that can help you do this, Clenbuterol and T3. Both these drugs work by stimulating your metabolism, so instead of gaining weight, you will be losing it at an accelerated rate without losing muscle mass. However, problems with using these compounds in conjunction with others are that they tend to burn up all the muscles glycogen stores quickly, leading to “spent” feeling when working out after coming off them due to lack of energy.
The third point is about liver safety. Anabolic steroids can be very harmful because their structure resembles the potent liver toxin called cholesterol. When something has a system similar to that of another substance, it can bind to the same receptor sites in cells which is how some drugs can compete with other medicines for receptor binding, thus blocking their effects.
One of the most commonly used steroids, Winstrol, is particularly harsh on the liver because it cannot be altered into any other form of use without reducing its toxicity.