Substance: nandrolone hexyloxyphenyipropionate
Trade names: Anador 50 mg/ml; Pharmacia FR Anadur 50 mg/ml; Kabi
Pharmacia G, A, CH,O; Pharmacia B, NL, Fl, CZ Anadur 50 mg/2m1;
Eczacibasi TK Anadur 25 mg/ml; Lundbeck DK Anadur 25 mg/ml; Lundbeck
DK Anadur (o.c.)25 mg/ml; Leo ES Anadurin 50 mg/ml; Xponei GR
Anadur is one of many steroids which contains the compound nandrolone.
Although available in many countries athletes do not use it often.
Since its effect is similar to Deca-Durabolin's most people see
no reason to take Anadur. This product does, however have a few
characteristics, which make it different from "Deca"
and therefore an interesting drug. Anadur is the longest lasting
nandrolone. After only one injection the substance remains active
in the body for four weeks. Anadur, above all, has an anabolic
effect, which stimulates the protein synthesis and, as with all
nandrolones, requires a high protein intake. Although almost everyone
knows that during the intake of steroids more protein is needed,
the effect of nandrolone depends on this requirement more than
any other steroid. Although this is generally uncommon with steroid
products, the consumer information on Anadur points out this fact:
"During treatment with Anadur care must be taken that the
patient eats a fully balanced diet with adequate protein."
In practice, it has been shown that a daily minimum amount of
I - 1.5 mg/pound of body weight is required. Anadur is not a steroid
to be used to achieve rapid gains in weight and strength but is
a classic, basic anabolic steroid which can be stored in the body,
allowing a slow but solid muscle gain and an even strength gain.
Athletes using Anadur report less water retention than with Deca.
For this reason some bodybuilders prefer Anadur when preparing
for a competition. It must be observed, however, that in this
phase usage of Anadur should be combined with stronger androgenic
steroids such as Parabolan or Testosterone propionate, since the
androgenic effect of Anadur is too low to protect against the
loss of muscle from overtraining during a diet. Because of its
slow, even, and compatible effect it is mostly used during steroid
treatments which last for several months. For the most part, progress
made during this period usually remains after discontinuing the
product. Anadur is also a suitable compound for steroid novices
and female athletes. When taking 50-100 mg every 10 days women
normally show no virilization symptoms and they like to combine
Anadur with Wmstrol tablets, Primobolan 5-tablets, or Oxandrolone.
Men do not have to take antiestrogens since Anadur aromatizes
only lightly and only in rare cases does it lead to gynecomastia.
The side effects of Anadur are even less than those of Deca-Durabolin.
Liver damage can be excluded so that it can even be taken by people
with liver disease. Virilization symptoms such as acne, hoarseness,
deep voice, hirsutism, and increase in libido only occur, if at
all, in very sensitive women. A higher blood pressure, due to
a low water and salt retention, cannot be excluded but rarely
occurs. The use of testosterone-stimulating compounds such as
HCG or Clomid is not necessary since Anadur influences the hypothalamohypophysial
testicular axis only slightly so that the endogenous testosterone
production is not significantly reduced and the risk of a spermatogenic
inhibition is minimal.
Anadur is a very compatible steroid, which improves the general
condition and well being of its user. Some athletes mention an
improved psychological well being. As for the dosage, good results
can be obtained with 200 mg every 10 days. Contrary to Deca, which
athletes usually inject weekly, Anadur produces extremely long
effects, allowing large intervals between injections. It is inconvenient
for athletes that most of them must fall back on the German or
Belgian Anadur, or French Anador which requires the purchase and
injection of four 50 mg ampules. Athletes who are not afraid of
larger injections therefore use one large 4-ml injection every
10 days. The high price of Anadur can really frighten the athlete.
On the U.S. black market, one large ampule costs approx. $13 to
$15. A U.S pharmaceutical product does not exist. The Belgian
and Turkish Anadur, the French Anador, and the Greek version Anadurin
are individually packed and costs approx. $10-I5 per 50mg/ampule
on the black market.