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What Is Methyl-1-Testosterone?

Methyl-1-testosterone is used as a bodybuilding supplement.
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Methyl-1-testosterone is a prohormone used as a bodybuilding supplement. It is seven to 16 times more potent than regular testosterone. The chemical bonding of naturally occurring testosterone is manipulated to create the anabolic steroid 1-testosterone and then methylated to created methyl-1-testosterone to help prevent liver destruction and increase its oral availability. Methyl-1-testosterone is banned in the United States.

This substance has never been studied in a clinical trial, so it has no known pharmaceutical or medical applications. The only evidence as to its effectiveness is through the testimonies of its users within the bodybuilding community. It is considered just as potent as traditionally illegal steroids, and most users have reported an average gain of 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of muscle during two-week dosing cycles.

The body produces endogenous testosterone naturally. As the aging process begins in middle age, the body's natural testosterone production decreases. After the age of 30 is when the use of methyl-1-testosterone and other prohormones is most effective.

The main side effects of methyl-1-testosterone use are similar to those of other steroids, but because of its potency, the side effects generally are more severe. The side effects include mood irregularities, increased aggression, increased blood pressure, decreased appetite, sexual dysfunction, water retention, breast enlargement, male pattern baldness, a distended stomach and acne.

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The main reason for these side effects is that methyl-1-testosterone will not convert to estrogen, so the body increases its natural production of estrogen to try to counteract the increased testosterone. When methyl-1-testosterone usage stops, the body usually will not reduce its estrogen production.

Methly-1-testosterone can be very destructive to the individual who takes it. Many users are unaware of the side effects or choose to ignore them. There are many legal bodybuilding substances, including creatine, that can be used in place of methyl-1-testosterone to achieve similar results with much less severe side effects.

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Contentum
Post 3
Well, as long as there are going to be men who want to look bigger and stronger than other men, or the young ones who idolize a certain person In the world of physical body building or sports entertainment wrestling, there will always be a demand for this substance.

I think the more important question is if there are measures in place that can prevent this chemical from ending up in the hands of a high school aged young man who wants to impress or intimidate others with his size. And then another very good question would be if that scenario did play out, and the young man from high school did manage to get his hands on some of it, should anything happen to him, then who would be to blame?

Wouldn't it be the school adults, teachers and coaches who would have to face the music? Or would this fall on the shoulders of the government for not stopping this substance from ending up in the hands of the youngster?

Grinderry
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I don't think it matters what sport or field you are in. Using these types of destructive chemicals can cause severe health problems and there is a legitimate reason why they are banned here in the U.S.

The problems associated with this has been documented and seen in the world of wrestling, and not the type in the Olympics or high school, but the kind that is displayed on television -- the kind that's labeled sports entertainment.

These men will pump their bodies full of anything in order to be the star of the show, not realizing that, in their later years it will not be a peaceful and restful transition into their old age. I am particularly glad this type of chemical has been banned here, but I wonder if there isn't a black market for it, and if so, whether the government knows about it?

Realited
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I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that yes, there are alternatives to 1-testosterone but they probably don't deliver the desired results fast enough and while this might not be too severe in the world of say.....bodybuilding. Certain sports might require you to be big in a week or two for show purposes, such as television wrestling and such types of programs.

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