Which Steroids Are Safe For Women To Use?

What do steroids do to girls?

Anabolic steroids are a type of medication that contain testosterone or a related compound. Their function is to facilitate skeletal muscle growth, increase red blood cell concentration, and mediate secondary sexual characteristics.

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone, while Estrogen is the primary female sex hormone. Testosterone is the reason that males are able to build a more muscular body with a far greater level of strength than women. The use of anabolic steroids is considerably more dangerous for women, due to the potential side effects. Some are quite serious and even irreversible.

However, as we will examine, the risks do not mean that steroid use is impossible. There are a number of ‘female-friendly’ steroids that simply do not carry the same risks as straight testosterone does. Throughout this article we will examine the risks of female steroid use, and present safe options.

Why Can’t Women Use All Steroids?

The number one concern for women who use steroids is virilization. This is when a woman starts to develop masculine characteristics. It is caused by an imbalance in sex hormones.

Another cause of virilization is due to an overproduction of androgens. Androgens include dihydrotestosterone and are found in steroids like Masteron, Trenbolone and Nandrolone.

The reason that some steroids are safe for women to use, is because of their anabolic to androgenic ratio.

The anabolic to androgenic ratio (also known as the anabolic index) is a measure of the radio of anabolic to androgenic response for any given steroid. If a steroid has a high anabolic rating and low androgenic rating, it is classed as an anabolic steroid, thereby promoting cellular growth. If instead, it has a low anabolic rating and a high androgenic rating, it means that it affects the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics.

Testosterone, which is a baseline against which all steroids are measured, has an anabolic-androgenic ratio of 100:100.

We have provided a complete list of steroids and their anabolic-androgenic rating for you to use, as well as some recommendations at the end of this article.

The goal is to only utilize steroids with a high anabolic rating, and a low androgenic rating. This will give you a better chance of avoiding any androgenic side effects.

Side Effects

If women are not cautious about selecting the steroids they use, then they are putting themselves at risk or some pretty significant physical side effects. In this section we will describe the very serious side effects. Although these are not typical, we do have a responsibility to mention the worst case scenarios, in order to impart the necessity of responsible steroid use.

Androgenic side effects can include a negative effect on liver function, glucose tolerance, and they can greatly increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Anabolic steroid use during pregnancy can even put a fetus at risk of virilization and increase birth defects.

In a normal female body, an increase in the amount of circulating androgens will inhibit the production of luteinizing and follicle stimulating hormones. This in turn can result in ovulation inhibition and irregularities of the menstrual cycle, especially in young women.

In addition, irresponsible steroid use can cause the following:

  • Excessive/abnormal growth of body and facial hair
  • Deeping of vocal cords (dysphonia)
  • Reduction in breast size
  • Hypertrophy of the clitoris

The Safest Steroids for Women To Use

Anavar: Anavar (Oxandrolone) is quite a mild steroid with an anabolic-androgenic rating of 322-630 – 24. It was designed to have a very low potential for side effects and to be used in a therapeutic setting by women and children. Women who fear masculinizing effects of steroids will be quite comfortable using this steroid. For physique or performance enhancing purposes, a daily dosage of 5-10 mg is recommended, and should illicit considerable growth without any androgenic side effects. This would be taken for no longer than 4-6 weeks. Eager females may wish to add another mild anabolic such as Winstrol, Primobolan or Durabolin.

Primobolan

: Primoboloan is available in both oral and injectable form and carries an anabolic-androgenic rating of 80-90 – 40-55. It is most commonly used as a lean tissue building anabolic agent. Although virilizing effects can occur with Primobolan, it is typically related to higher doses. The recommended dose of the oral version is 25-75 mg/daily and the injectable version at 50-100 mg per week, for 6 to 8 weeks. Primobolan is commonly used in combination with Anavar or Winstrol but care must be taken not to use too high an accumulated dosage.

Winstrol

 Winstrol (Stanozolol) has an anabolic-androgenic rating of 320 – 30. It has one of the strongest ratios of anabolic to anadrogenic effect among commercial steroids. Its primary benefit is its ability to promote muscle growth with water retention, making it a valuable tool for fitness models and bodybuilders. The recommended dose for women is between 5mg to 10mg daily for 6 weeks. It can be stacked with Primoboloan or Anavar for even greater results.

Do Female Steroid Users Need Post Cycle Therapy?

Post Cycle Therapy should generally be avoided concerning female steroid users for the simple fact that using aromatase inhibitors (AIs) can lower the body’s production of estrogen and force them to display menopausal symptoms. A far safer option is to taper the dose at the end of the steroid cycle. PCT is simply not needed because women do not need to kick start their bodies natural production of testosterone in the same way that male steroid users do.

Closing Words

Although broad steroid use for women can carry some quite serious consequences, numerous safer options are available. By selecting a compound with a low androgenic rating, most side effects can be avoided. Additionally, women will typically take much lower doses and run shorter cycles than men as their body reacts better to the positive effects of anabolic steroids.

Anabolic-Androgenic Ratings of All Steroids

Bolasterone

TypeRating
Androgenic300
Anabolic575

Boldenone Undecylenate

TypeRating
Androgenic50
Anabolic100

Clostebol Acetate

TypeRating
Androgenic25
Anabolic46

Dihydrotestosterone

TypeRating
Androgenic30-260
Anabolic60-220

Drostanolone Propionate

TypeRating
Androgenic25-40
Anabolic62-130

Ethylestrenol

TypeRating
Androgenic20-400
Anabolic200-400

Fluoxymesterone

TypeRating
Androgenic850
Anabolic1900

Furazabol

TypeRating
Androgenic73-94
Anabolic270-330

Mesterolone

TypeRating
Androgenic30-40
Anabolic100-150

Methandienone/Methandrostenolone

TypeRating
Androgenic40-60
Anabolic90-210

Methenolone Acetate

TypeRating
Androgenic44-57
Anabolic88

Methenolone Enanthate

TypeRating
Androgenic44-57
Anabolic88

Methyltestosterone

TypeRating
Androgenic94-130
Anabolic115-150

Methyltrienolone

TypeRating
Androgenic6,000-7,000
Anabolic12,000-13,000

Mibolerone

TypeRating
Androgenic1,800
Anabolic4,100

Nandrolone Cypionate

TypeRating
Androgenic37
Anabolic125

Nandrolone Decanoate

TypeRating
Androgenic37
Anabolic125

Nandrolone Hexyloxyphenylpropionate

TypeRating
Androgenic37
Anabolic125

Nandrolone Laurate

TypeRating
Androgenic37
Anabolic125

Nandrolone Phenylpropionate

TypeRating
Androgenic37
Anabolic125

Nandrolone Undecanoate

TypeRating
Androgenic37
Anabolic125

Norethandrolone

TypeRating
Androgenic22-55
Anabolic100-200

Oxandrolone

TypeRating
Androgenic24
Anabolic322-630

Oxymetholone

TypeRating
Androgenic45
Anabolic320

Stanozolol

TypeRating
Androgenic30
Anabolic320

Testosterone

TypeRating
Androgenic100
Anabolic100

Testosterone Blend

TypeRating
Androgenic100
Anabolic100

Testosterone Cypionate

TypeRating
Androgenic100
Anabolic100

Testosterone Enanthate

TypeRating
Androgenic100
Anabolic100

Testosterone Isobutyrate

TypeRating
Androgenic100
Anabolic100

Testosterone Propionate

TypeRating
Androgenic100
Anabolic100

Testosterone Undecanoate

TypeRating
Androgenic100
Anabolic100

Trenbolone Acetate

TypeRating
Androgenic500
Anabolic500

Trenbolone Enanthate

TypeRating
Androgenic500
Anabolic500

Trenbolone Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate

TypeRating
Androgenic500
Anabolic500

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  1. Hola quisiera saber como se coloca Trembolona inyectable para bajar de peso sin aumentar el músculo? ! Y como sería el ciclo a realizar!? Gracias

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