What is this drug that has grabbed the athletic and bodybuilding male population by its horns? Let’s dig in: Halotestin, with the chemical formula of fluoxymesterone, is a steroid that boosts performance significantly.
Initially, these pills were known to be effective in treating all the illnesses and disorders resulting from decreased androgen secretion like:
- breast cancer in women and men.
- Impotence in men
- Delayed puberty in men
Later it was discovered that a lot of benefits of this remarkable halo steroid coincided with the requirements of weight-lifters, bodybuilders, and gym-freaks, which took a drastic u-turn that we will mention later on.
Mechanism of action:
This drug was a beautiful revelation in the field of medicine, known to remedy androgen inadequacy, often known as andropause. Androgens are reproductive hormones responsible for the development of male and female sex characters. Primarily targeting hypogonadism (decreased activity of gonads resulting in less hormone secretion specific for male and female characterization), this pill:
- Boosts testosterone production
- Increased HGH or Human Growth Hormone synthesis.
- Enhances protein synthesis
- Does not cause the conversion of estrogen (female hormone) to testosterone( male hormone), thereby not upsetting hormone levels to a wider degree.
- Lowers lactic acid generation in muscles which is the compound responsible for tiredness or “aching muscles” after lethargy.
What halotestin users can achieve:
- Muscle mass gain results in denser and highly vascularised bulk of the
- Bone mineralization
- Male reproductive system stimulation
- Libido increase
- Anabolic activity augmentation
- Strength boost
- Aggression building and rapidity of action
What makes this halo steroid a no-go zone?
Now, these are all the various reasons why power-hungry athletes and weight-lifters suddenly turn into salivating dogs at the name of this magic wand.
Then what has this drug done to have caused the whole medical community to turn its back on this poor thing?
FDA has restricted the use of this drug for purposes other than treating a pre-existing illness (proves successful against hormone-positive breast cancer, and delayed puberty in men). It is to be only used upon doctor’s prescription and that too within a monitored dosage and for a limited duration.
Haletestin has lost its appeal to the weight-lifting community solely because it is found to have only muscle hardening effects rather than muscle mass development. Here is how halo-steroid is more toxic than it is useful:
- Cardiovascular abnormalities like high blood pressure
- Increased triglycerides or bad cholesterol
- Masculinizing effects on women
- Drop in the male hormone testosterone
- Hepatotoxic effects due to rise in liver enzymes
The medical community always manages to find a non-toxic solution to every health hazard. Likewise, it has devised a dosage form and quantities that are safe to use for beginners and gets the job done without the pill causing collateral damage.
According to research, a safe dosage lies from 10mg to 30mg. Besides, close monitoring of liver functioning and cholesterol levels is mandatory.
Summarising the above details, it is safe to say that the discovery of these pills has been revolutionary even if we consider the cons. But for it to be used, or rather “abused”, for the sake of “gain of muscle” by our so-called alpha males puts all the benefits of halotestins at a visible disadvantage. In simpler words, our mere request to all the gym freaks out there would be to let the drug do its thing without causing hindrance in its efficacy and efficiency by overusing it according to your convenience and we will be good to go.