Oral Steroids

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Oral steroids are preferred by individuals who want quick results. This is because oral steroids are in ready form and once they are ingested they immediately undergo the so-called first-pass metabolism and enter the bloodstream to exert their anabolic effects. Injectable steroids, particularly those that have esters, cannot be readily used by the body because the ester chain should be cut off first by hepatic enzymes before they can be active. Another advantage of oral steroids is their shorter half-lives, which means their metabolites do not stay in the system for long. This property is what makes oral steroids the choice by most athletes who undergo anti-doping screening. Among the most popular oral steroids are Bonavar, Danabol and Cetabon.