Steroids Cycles

Introduction to anabolic-androgenic steroids

Like most people, when you hear the word “steroid” you more than likely think of strong anabolic steroids that build muscle. But there are many types of steroids; In fact, a steroid is just an organic compound that contains all of the different types of hormones, and even one of the most well-known vitamins (vitamin D) is actually a steroid.

When it comes to bodybuilding and athletic performance, we are primarily talking about steroids in the form of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS). These steroids include both natural and synthetic androgens derived or based on testosterone.

The anabolic component is related to the promotion of muscle growth, while the androgenic aspect is related to the stimulated development of male characteristics for which testosterone is responsible.

Steroid half-life

The elimination half-life of any drug or substance, including steroids, is a measure of the time it takes for a 50% reduction in steroid concentration to remain in the blood or body. Knowing the half-life of a steroid you are taking makes it easy to plan your cycles, knowing which steroids to use, and for how long.

It will also tell you what is going on in your body if you are facing drug tests. The half-life of a steroid remains the same regardless of how much dose you have or how long you have been using it.

The half-life can vary widely between different types of steroids. For example, Deca-Durabolin has a long half-life of 15 days, while Winstrol has a very short half-life of only 9 hours. Steroids with a longer half-life take longer to remove than those with a shorter half-life.