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Halotestin is one of the most powerful anabolic androgenic steroids ever created with properties associated with anabolic and androgenic activity that far surpass the steroidal hormone testosterone. However, while possessing both traits its mode of action is far more anabolic and its androgenic activity does not match its structural nature. Nevertheless, a powerful anabolic steroid indeed that by its mode of action is apt for massive increases in strength possessing traits that can lead to a harder physique and increased aggression. For this reason, being that strength is the primary role of Halotestin it is most commonly found among power lifters and other strength athletes but it is also used in competitive bodybuilding circles shortly before competition quite regularly. While the anabolic power of Halotestin is truly great it is not commonly used among gym rats, the largest segment of the population that uses anabolic steroids as it can be rather harsh and other anabolic steroids can provide the desired end without bothersome effects.

Halotestin 101:

Halotestin is a testosterone derivative, however, due to its structural makeup it will not aromatize like testosterone as its very nature prohibits it. While a testosterone derivative many of the effects can be compared to more popular DHT based steroids in both terms of benefits and negative action. Halotestin has characteristics that react strongly to erythropoietin which is evident by its ability to increase the overall mass of the red blood cells as well as production in the body largely derived from increased levels of hemoglobin. This trait is largely responsible for the increases in strength this steroid will bring and while many other steroids possess similar modes of action Halotestin simply does so in a far more pronounced manner. Halotestin does appear to possess traits apt towards lipolysis as well by affecting the oxidation of fatty acids; however, this effect is not of any great significant nature.

Halotestin is an oral steroid and like most oral steroids it is a 17 Alpha-Alkylated steroid. The 17-aa alteration simply means the Fluoxymesterone hormone has been structurally altered at the 17th carbon position to allow it to survive administration so it may be absorbed into the blood after its first pass through the liver; without the 17-aa structural change the steroid would be destroyed before it ever entered the blood stream. This structural change allows Fluoxymesterone to perform by its intended nature in the most efficient means possible; however, there is a downside. Most 17-aa steroids are toxic to the liver, some more so than others and Halotestin makes no exception. Halotestin carries with it one of the highest levels of liver toxicity of all anabolic steroids and for this reason it should only be used for very short periods of time and when absolutely necessary. Those who use responsibly will find their liver enzymes will return to normal once use is discontinued but all will experience an increase in enzyme levels while the steroid is being used.

The Benefits of Halotestin:

Halotestin will increase strength greatly and more rapidly than most other anabolic steroids. In many ways we can compare this steroid to Winstrol (Stanozolol) in-terms of an increase of strength; not directly but in a roundabout way; however, the increase and rate of increase is far more pronounced. As Halotestin is very liver toxic most athletes will only use the steroid for 4 weeks at a time, normally the 4 weeks before a competition when they need their strength to be at its absolute peak. This is for all intense purposes the main benefit of this steroid and its primary purpose but there are two more benefits that can be useful to some.

Halotestin is commonly used in competitive bodybuilding circles the final 4 weeks before competition not to aid in strength but to bring about a level of hardness that is highly desired. Make no mistake, this steroid will not turn a physique that has a layer of fat covering it into a ripped hard one; for the hardening effect to show one needs to already be at a very low level of body-fat, very low. Further, because bodybuilding competition diets can be so brutal, especially the final few weeks Halotestin is often thrown in because it has been shown to increase aggression and by this increase the competitor is able to push through his training when calories are very low and energy levels have bottomed out.

The Side-Effects of Halotestin:

Most of the side-effects associated with Halotestin will be similar to popular DHT steroids; such negative effects can include hair-loss and acne. However, because most will only use this steroid for a very short period of time, in most cases such side-effects are of little concern. While 4 weeks of Halotestin use is common a mere 2 weeks of use is not all that uncommon at all. Granted, if we were to go past the 4 week mark the probability of negative side-effects would greatly increase but due to most understanding how toxic this steroid is to the liver most responsible users will never take such a path. Without question liver toxicity is the primary concern with this steroid; side-effects commonly associated with anabolic steroids that are estrogenic in nature do not exist with this steroid and that is comforting but the liver damage that can occur makes this one of the more dangerous steroids on the market.

Halotestin & Aggression:

While we touched on this when discussing benefits it could also be discussed in-terms of a negative side-effect but this would prove to be fairly inaccurate. It is without a question a great benefit for many and a great problem for others, it can go both ways as we will see. It is often stated anabolic androgenic steroids increase aggression and while there is some truth to this statement it is often highly exaggerated. However, as it pertains to Halotestin here we have an anabolic androgenic steroid that does increase aggression tremendously. Aggression in of itself is not a bad thing, it is not a negative side-effect; increased aggression allows us to perform at a higher level; think of a professional athlete on the football or baseball field, if he possessed limited aggression he would be beaten down every time. Aggression becomes damaging when it is used in a negative way; Halotestin, while it will increase aggression it will not chemically alter your mind. It will not change your personality or affect your decision making or free-will. What you do and how you do it is still up to you and your responsibility alone. Even so, if you are an individual predisposed to violent behavior and outburst and you take Halotestin you are only going to increase this asinine behavior; the old saying goes, the jerk will become a bigger jerk; as for the normal and sane, he will remain normal and sane but he will now have more aggression to apply towards training and athletic performance.

Halotestin Cycles & Doses:

It does not take a lot of Halotestin to see any benefit; a mere 10mg every day will greatly increase strength in any individual and a mere 20mg per day will greatly provide the hardness a competitive bodybuilder will be after. Even so, while 10mg will work normally most will administer 20mg to 40mg per day max with 40mg per day being the most common. Those who go above this amount will find there will not be much improvement beyond that dose; the only thing that will greatly change is liver enzymes will go up even more.

There is generally no applicable purpose for Halotestin outside of competition; a power lifter or bodybuilder will rarely use this steroid during his off-season as it would be unnecessary. The rule of thumb will always prove to be 2-4 weeks of use and the optimal time is prior to completion including competition day. Most will find their Halotestin works best when taken in two separate doses per day as the steroid has a short half-life of approximately 9.5 hours.