5. Oral-Turinabol side effects and how to cope with them and attention
Androgenic Side Effects
Turinabol’s chemical alteration of holding a double-bond between carbons 1 and 2, as well as the 4-chloro modification, grant it with a significantly reduced androgenic strength. This, though, does not avoid the androgenicity of Turinabol on users. In higher doses, Tbol can cause androgenic symptoms such as aggression, roid rage and acne. Turinabol is also metabolized by the 5-alpha reductase enzyme into a stronger androgenic metabolite, but the rate of 5AR reduction that Turinabol is exposed to is known to be very minor. The usage of 5AR inhibitors such as Proscar, Dutasteride and Finastride would likely be ineffective.
Estrogenic Side Effects
Turinabol is a modified form of Methandrostenolone (Dianabol, Dbol), and while Dianabol does hold a moderate affinity for aromatization into estrogen, Turinabol does not at all. Turinabols chemical makeup makes interaction with the estrogen receptor (ER) impossible. This is the result of its 4-chloro substitution (the chloro group that has been affixed to the 4th carbon on the steroid structure). Turinabol cannot therefore aromatase at any dosage. Side effects such as, gynecomastia will not be the resilt of Turinabol usage.
Almost all anabolic steroids will alter the production of endogenous testosterone in males and females to varying degrees. Even though Oral Turinabol is considered mild, it will still cause testosterone inhibition. Although Turninabol will not interact with the estrogen receptor (ER) in the hypothalamus or progesterone receptor (PgR) and cause suppression, it will interact with the androgen receptor (AR) and reduce the production of gonadotropins. This means a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) is recommended when Tbol has been used alone. Anti-Estrogens such as, Nolvadex and Clomid can be used to boost endogenous testosterone production following Tbol’s usage in stacks.
Hepatoxic and Cholesterol Related Side Effects
Due to Turninabol being a C17-alpha alkylated oral anabolic steroid, liver values including AST and ALT levels will rise with its use. However, as shown in medical studies done on East German athletes back in the 1990, doses of 15-35mg per day did not alter AST and ALT levels significantly. But one has to remember, Tbol dosages nowadays are more then 15-35 mg per day, often exceeding 60mg. Therefore, more of a negative impact on liver, kidney and cholesterol would be expected. Just like many oral steroids, the users cholesterol profile can change dramatically. HDL can fall and LDL can rise causing a bad environment for other cardiovascular related side effects and increase risk factors.
Cardiovascular Side Effects
As previously noted, cholesterol levels can change when oral steroids are used, even for short periods. Recent research has pointed the finger at cholesterol as being one of the most important steroid related side effects bodybuilders want to avoid. The thickening of the blood (red blood count RBC), artery plaque, high blood pressure, high LDL and low HDL can and will lead to coronary heart disease (CHD) if adequate precautions aren’t taken. It is thus advised; all oral steroids are taken for cycles of 6-8 weeks and no longer. Support supplements are also advised, these include: Curcumin, Citrus Bergamot, Vitamin K2, Omega-3.