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Androxon

Testosterone undecanoate - Oral gel capsule

Trade names: Andriol/Androxon

Oral gel capsule

Andriol/Androxon
Androxon is one of the most unique steroids because besides metheltestosterone it is the only other effect oral testosterone. Testosterone when taken orally is absorbed through the portal vein and deactivated in the liver.

Overview
Androxon (testosterone undecanoate) is absorbed through the intestines into the lymphatic system and thus bypasses the live altogether. This leads to the first benefit in that the liver function is not affected.

Androxon aromatises only minimally so the typical symptoms and side effects experiences with testosterone like gynecomastia, water retention and fat storage are not associated with this substance. This makes Androxon a favorite among athletes in the pre-contest phase.

Another advantage is that Androxon only begins to affect the bodies own hormone production after long term use where as other testosterones cause an almost immediate feedback on the bodies own hormone production. Androxon seems like the perfect steroid but there are some disadvantages.

Dosage
The problem with dosage is firstly seeded in a very short half-life. This means that the compound is effective for a very short time. High dosages have to be taken to get a comparable effect to injectable testosterones and this dosage starts at 240mg/day. This high dosage means that some of the typical testosterone side effects can start becoming an issue.

Considering all the facts about Androxon, it is still extremely popular and my guess is that the short half-life is a bonus for athletes being tested and athletes in pre-contest situations. In addition I think that this compound my be very well suited to people not wishing to bulk up to extreme size but is rather looking for quality muscle in combination with GH, Oxandrolone and so on. It certainly is the safest testosterone available.

Price:
approx R6/tab if you can get hold of it.
Androxon by Organon is the only real version available. I comes in foil strips containing 10 gel capsules per strip. Each capsule contains 40mgs of the active.

Composition: Testosterone undecanoate
250mg per ml/4ml per vial
Dose:1000mg (4ml) every four weeks or at least every 6 weeks.

This is a new product (introduced by Schering AG in 2004) and one of the first successful and
accepted testosterone replacement products to become mainstream for treating lowlevels of
testosterone. It has become a household name under ageing men and a solution to so many
of their problems related to getting old.

Low testosterone levels will result in erectile dysfunction, low sex drive, low ambition, depression
and a lack of zest for life. In other words the supplementation of testosterone in an ageing man
can to a certain extent curb the horrible effects of male menopause.

Getting down to the less interesting but more technical information let's analyze its content or
API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) Testosterone undecanoate is probably one of the longest
esters and largest esters. This means it will release very slowly over a long time and stays active
for a long time.

The oral version of the hormone (Androxen) is not as effective and has proven in
practice to not be very popular to increase testosterone levels. However the injectable version stays
active for an extremely long time after administration. This product has been approved in the treatment
of androgen (testosterone) deficiencies in most cases where low testosterone levels are a problem