So, first steroid is Oxandrolone. Oxandrolone is sold under different names but the most important fact you must know about this steroid is that it is one of the safest oral steroids available used by bodybuilders. Why? Because Oxandrolone was developed mostly for women and children and even in high dosages it causes no side-effects in normal cases. Oxandrolone is well known in medicine for its usage in stimulating growth on children and to prevent osteoporosis on women. Why do bodybuilders use this amazing oral steroid? First is the fact that Oxandrolone causes strength gain without water weight (great when you don’t want any water retention); second reason for using this great steroid is that oxandrolone does not aromatize in any dosage and the third factor which makes bodybuilders love this steroid is that Oxandrolone does not suppress the body’s own hormone production(!).
As a non-aromatizing androgen, dihydrotestosterone is extremely potent. Aromatization refers to the conversion of testosterone or anabolic steroids into estrogen. High estrogenic activity causes bloating, acne, water retention and oily skin. As dihydrotestosterone does not aromatize even at high dosages, users do not face the aforementioned side-effects. Lack of water retention also has a hardening effect on muscle tissue, in bodybuilders. Being a powerful androgen, dihydrotestosterone is also responsible for a shift in the estrogen-testosterone ratio in the body. Due to its predominant androgenic component, the steroid has a stimulating effect on the adreno-pituitary functions, and causes neurological excitation in the ‘sexual orientation areas of the brain’. This in turn, spikes sex drive in males.