Oxandrolone is most certainly a hepatotoxic steroid. It does not carry the strongest level of hepatotoxicity among anabolic steroids, but it is stronger than most. This is due to it being a C17-aa anabolic steroid. All C17-aa steroids are hepatic, but the level of toxicity varies greatly between them. Due to this steroid’s strong hepatotoxicity, this is why total use must be limited (see administration section).
Due to use, those who supplement with Anadrol will find their liver enzyme values increase. An increase in values is not a sign of damage but rather a sign of stress that can lead to damage if responsible practices are not followed and the stress is allowed to remain. Proper dosing and duration of use protocols are imperative when it comes to this steroid. Further, it is important the individual avoids excess alcohol consumption when supplementing with this steroid due to the liver stress such consumption will cause. In fact, most will find avoiding all alcohol to be best during use. If this is a problem and you are supplementing for the purpose of performance enhancement remember there is nothing on earth that is as anti-performance as alcohol. Those who supplement are also encouraged to limit their use of Over the Counter (OTC) medications. Many OTC medications carry strong hepatic natures, and the added stress can be extensive when coupled with Anadrol. Use should be limited to when only absolutely needed. If these rules can be followed, once use is discontinued liver enzyme values will return to normal and no damage will be done. As a final note, Anadrol should not be used if the liver is unhealthy.
A 2009 study conducted in Iran at Iranian Azad University and published in the journal Procedia, looked at its effects on cholesterol values . Ten bodybuilders were told to obtain Anadrol on the black market and used the anabolic for six weeks. Both their high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) were tested before use and after the Anadrol use had discontinued. HDL is known as good cholesterol, whilst LDL is known as bad. High amounts of LDL are associated with cardiovascular disease and increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Anadrol 50 is the trade name for Oxymetholone which is categorized under class C17-aa of steroids. It is of Dihydrotestosterone in nature. Just like all other steroids, Anadrol 50 is toxic to the liver. However, the toxicity level of this steroid is quite high as compared to other steroids. This means that it should only be used for short durations of time so that the liver remains to be healthy. The good thing is that despite the recommended short usage, the effects can be quickly appreciated. Due to their powerful nature, the body adapts rather quickly to the presence of this steroid.