Drug name: Methyltestosterone
Drug class: Anabolic / androgenic steroids
Common brand names: Afro, Methyltestosterone
Common drug quantity: Tablets: 5mg, 10mg, 25mg
Use and effective range:
Applications: strength building, muscle building
Anabolic components: strong
Androgenic components: strong
Dose range and duration of use:
Beginners: not suitable for beginners
Hobby: 25-100mg / day
Professional range: 25-100mg / day
Women: not suitable for women
Application period: 4-6 weeks
Active Life: 6 -8 hours
Drug Class: Androgenic/Anabolic Steroid (Oral)
Average Reported Dosage: Men-25-100 mg daily Women mostly avoided
Water Retention: Yes
High Blood Pressure: Yes
Liver Toxic: Very
DHT Conversion: Yes, high
Decreases HPTA function: Yes
Methyltestosterone is an orally active high androgenic steroid with a very short active life of about 6-8 hours. It is a c17-Alfa alkylated steroid molecule. This means a methyl group has been addend to the c-17-Alfa position of the testosterone molecule to slow deactivation of the active substance by the liver. This makes methyltestosterone highly live toxic. This testosterone aromatizes more easily to estrogens than its injection form cousins due to P-450 enzyme activity that occurs during intestinal and liver metabolism. Most of the initial weight gained from the use of this drug was water weight.
Though a quick (an hour!) increase in strength and confidence was often realized by athletes during administration the gains were very short term as they disappeared soon after use was discontinued. High blood pressure, nose bleeds, seriously aggressive behavior, gyno, and sodium retention are common. I could not think of any good use for this drug in bodybuilding.
Unfortunately, methyltest is the most common used substitution drug in bogus oral steroids. (Perhaps this explains all the gyno from even low dosage use of Anadrol-50reported) Serious aggression results in some users (most).
Methyltestosterone was reported used commonly by strength oriented athletes and usually with co-committent administration of a high anabolic/low or moderate androgenic drug such as a nandrolone.