What is Halotestin?
Halotestin (Fluoxymesterone) is an extremely powerful anabolic androgenic steroid that is most popular among powerlifting and competitive strength athletes, holding a reputation of being one of the most powerful and fast acting steroids on the market. It was first released in the 1950’s and was touted as having numerous therapeutic benefits, including the treatment of muscle wasting, androgen deficiency in men, lean tissue repair, malnutrition, and healing bone fractures. These days, its therapeutic benefits have becoming exceedingly rare. It has become a popular steroid in the world of performance enhancement as a short-term use steroid that carries specific benefits with specific purposes. It has limited uses among bodybuilders and is not one that should be used as a foundational steroid in any cycle. It is not a mass building steroid, but rather a “raw strength” steroid, with increased aggression, energy, and drive, and is more geared towards power-lifters, strength athletes, and fighters shortly before competition.
Halotestin is a testosterone-derived oral anabolic steroid with very an enormous anabolic rating of 19 times greater than testosterone. Despite its massive anabolic rating, it doesn’t actually build a lot of mass which is why many bodybuilders steer away from this compound. I does not translate into any notable anabolic effects in the body and functions primarily by androgenic activity, with an androgenic rating of 8.5 times greater than testosterone. It still certainly has many excellent benefits which will suit some bodybuilders and strength athletes needs.
Halotestin carries some tremendously powerful effects. The primary effect of Halotestin revolves around strength and aggression. This can cause athletes to push harder in the gym, however, it can truly enhance an already aggressive nature. The issue around aggression and anabolic steroids is often blown out of proportion and is not necessarily a bad thing. Halotestin does not alter your personality, take away your ability to distinguish between right and wrong or alter your decision making process. How one directs that aggression determines whether it is right or wrong. Many users find that this increased aggression allows them to put more into their workouts and competitions. In addition to strength and aggression, it is a steroid that does not aromatize, making it appealing for cutting cycles as you will not have to deal with estrogenic-related side effects. It is also very common in pre-contest phases where diet is extremely limited. It can help users achieve a physique full of definition and hardness. It can also aid in the increase of red blood cells, and can promote the regulation of fatty acid oxidation in the liver. This does not come without risks though; the side-effects of this steroid can be harsh and toxicity to the liver can be a concern if you are not careful and Halotestin can be one of the more challenging steroids to use when it comes to side effects.
Some of the many benefits of Halotestin include:
- Increased protein synthesis and nitrogen retention
- Increased strength, power, and energy
- Lean muscle mass retention
- Rapid results
- Does not aromatize
- Increased Red Blood Cell Count
- Increased bone density
- Promotes sex drive and fat loss
- Increases production and release of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF)
- Reduced stress hormones (cortisol)
What is the recommended dosage?
For the purpose of performance enhancement, Halotestin doses can range from 10-40mg/day for as little as 2 weeks, up to an absolute maximum of 8 weeks. In our opinion, a sensible dosage for most male users is from 10-20mg/day for 4-6 weeks. It has a short half-life of 9 hours and therefore whichever dose you choose should be split in half and taken twice per day. Halotestin should be used in a limited fashion with a specific purpose and long cycles should be avoided. Higher doses or cycle length should be done with caution due to the high toxicity to the liver. A 4-6 week cycle is considered a safe cycle length, followed by a 6-8 week break and doses should never exceed 40mg/day. Cycles longer than 8 weeks pose a greater risk of excessive stress to the liver and should be avoided.
What does Halotestin stack well with?
Halotestin is not as versatile as many other anabolic steroids due to its low anabolic effects and liver toxicity. It should never be used on its own, but rather with a minimum of a testosterone base. Users can expect high suppression of natural testosterone while using Halotestin, and therefore, will require the use of a testosterone compound. PCT’s are essential in accelerating the restoration of natural testosterone production after a cycle of Halo is completed.
In addition to Testosterone, users may find low-aromatizing compounds such as deca-durabolin, masteron and trenbolone useful for pre-contest prep to produce a very hard, dense, dry look.