No steroid is without its drawbacks and that includes oral steroids, which are stressful on your liver, especially with c-17 alpha alkylation ’s which is used to improve absorption of oral steroids. If these chemicals weren’t used the anabolic steroids are often not able to get past the first pass metabolism in the lifer, and therefore the anabolic effects would not be enjoyed. The liver plays a vital role in the body clearing out waste products, and storing important nutrients. On top of the side effects, oral steroids shut down your body’s hormone production. This is why most users will include a steroid, such as, testosterone with the oral steroid, so the body’s testosterone levels are backup.
This can be countered to an extent. You can increase the dosage towards the middle and later parts of taking it to increase the positive effects. You can also take a period of time away from the drug, cycling off for a bit to give your body time to recover before getting back to it again. Be aware that the more you take a day, the less results you will get added to through the additional dosage. So for example, taking 50mg a day adds a lot. Adding 50mg a day improves the results, but not by much. Adding 50mg more for 150mg a day adds slightly more, but it is typically not worth the negative side effects to your health for only marginal improvements. Studies conducted on the drug helps to back up this assertion, postulating that 100mgs/day is perfect for Anadrol cycling.