{"id":605368975666,"title":"Superdrol Review: The Strongest Steroid?","created_at":"2023-05-03T23:37:17-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Superdrol Review: The Strongest Steroid?\",\n \"keywords\": \"superdrol, superdrol review, superdrol reviews, superdrol side effects, superdrol steroid\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes medical studies on Superdrol to determine if the drug is effective for building muscle and reducing body fat. 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We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to steroid use.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eS\u003c\/span\u003euperdrol is the colloquial name for an anabolic steroid called methasterone. This compound was once legal for use as a bodybuilding supplement, and is taken to support muscle growth and reduce body fat, as are most steroids.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut has Superdrol been studied in medical trials and shown to be effective for muscle building? Does it have side effects? Is Superdrol legal in the US? And how do real Superdrol users rate the effects of the drug?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze medical studies on Superdrol to determine if the compound is proven effective for muscle growth and fat loss.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll overview side effects of the drug, review its legal status in the US and feature real, unsponsored Superdrol user reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes Superdrol Build Muscle?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/36796473\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSteroids\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003edescribed Superdrol as “highly androgenic,”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e which suggests that it may be effective for muscle-building given that higher levels of androgens (which are male sex hormones like testosterone) are associated with increased muscle mass.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/compound\/Methasterone#section=Classification\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eresource page\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published on PubChem, which is a medical library maintained by the National Library of Medicine, describes Superdrol as a “testosterone congener” which means that it’s a precursor to testosterone.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis suggests that taking Superdrol will increase testosterone levels, and increased testosterone is associated with increased muscle mass and reduced body fat (especially when combined with resistance training and proper diet).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOverall, we consider Superdrol likely to build muscle based on its chemical nature\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and its description in clinical studies, but we cannot find one single trial directly proving it to do so.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSome steroids do have clinical backing. As we documented in our review of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/primobolan-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePrimobolan\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, several clinical trials tested that steroid on human participants.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut does Superdrol cause side effects? We’ll review in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIs Superdrol Dangerous?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile the effectiveness of Superdrol does not appear to be well-documented in medical studies, side effects of the drug are.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA 2009 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/18720005\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e documented a case of “severe cholestasis” and failure of the kidneys caused by use of Superdrol. Cholestasis is a condition that causes impairment of bile flow from the liver.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAnother \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/18187367\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eClinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal documents five different case reports of severe side effects from the drug.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe study authors concluded that Superdrol can cause “severe hepatotoxicity,” which means it can damage the liver.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC3079674\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of Medical Case Reports\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that Superdrol can damage the kidney and the pancreas.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eClearly, Superdrol use confers the risk of severe damage to various organs that are critical to human health. \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAnabolic steroid use is generally dangerous (as we documented in our review of the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC3079674\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTren\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e steroid, anabolic steroid users die at 3x the rate of non-users), but we consider the side effects of Superdrol to be particularly concerning, even more so than the other two steroids we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health at the time of publication.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how do real users describe their experience taking Superdrol? We’ll review in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eUnsponsored Superdrol User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named “Formula SEC Initiated” reviewed his experience taking Superdrol and discussed the pros and cons in a video with over 100,000 views:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/u2pZq7RD0AM\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named Ryan Russo describes the side effects he experienced from taking Superdrol:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/N0AjQIYQj84\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIs Superdrol Illegal in the US?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAll anabolic steroids are illegal in the US at the time of publishing this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs described in this \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.dea.gov\/sites\/default\/files\/2020-06\/Steroids-2020.pdf\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDrug Fact Sheet\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), steroids are classified as “Schedule III” substances under the Controlled Substances Act.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis means that use of the drugs, and even transporting them, can cause serious legal repercussions.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe would strongly suggest that patients considering Superdrol use speak with a doctor first about legal alternatives.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoctor Reviews Superdrol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA video from the “Anabolic Doc” on YouTube has over 80,000 views and discusses the risks and potential benefits of Superdrol, as well as compares it to other steroids:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/4yasTxAe1Ek\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur Testosterone Support Picks\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Men_s_Health_Supplements_Image.png?v=1702513583\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/y2gMNb\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eBulletproof Magnesium\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003eis our top testosterone support pick, because\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003emagnesium is a mineral that is\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20352370\/\"\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto increase free and total testosterone in athletes and in sedentary individuals.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBulletproof Magnesium costs\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eunder $17\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eat the time of updating this article.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003ePanax ginseng\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eextract\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis an herbal libido enhancer, and was shown in a\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC3861174\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003epublished in the\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eSpermatogenesis\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ejournal to increase sex drive in men when taken daily.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIlluminate Labs sells a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\"\u003ePanax Ginseng Extract supplement\u003c\/a\u003e which is third-party tested, and costs only \u003cstrong\u003e$15\u003c\/strong\u003e on a subscription basis. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSuperdrol is an anabolic steroid that may increase muscle mass and reduce body fat because of its effects of hormone production in the body.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, we could not find any clinical trials proving that Superdrol is effective in humans.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis drug has very strong side effects that may be life-threatening, including liver failure, kidney failure and pancreatitis. The side effects of this steroid are more concerning to us than the side effects of the other steroids reviewed on Illuminate Health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe would strongly advise anyone to avoid using Superdrol, not only because of its dangerous potential side effects but also because the drug is federally illegal in the US at the time of publishing this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSince Superdrol is a testosterone precursor, it may be worthwhile for patients considering Superdrol to speak with their doctor about getting a testosterone panel and potentially considering testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) as a much safer and legal alternative to this drug.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-05-03T23:45:16-04:00","updated_at":"2023-12-13T19:35:06-05:00","summary_html":"We analyze medical studies on Superdrol to determine if the drug is effective for building muscle and reducing body fat. We document its concerning side effects, discuss its legal status in the US and feature real, unsponsored Superdrol user reviews.","template_suffix":"","handle":"superdrol-review","tags":"_related:steroids"}

Superdrol Review: The Strongest Steroid?

Superdrol Review: The Strongest Steroid?


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Disclaimer: None of the information in this article constitutes medical advice, and is just the opinion of the writer(s). We recommend that patients follow their doctor’s guidance in regard to steroid use.

Superdrol is the colloquial name for an anabolic steroid called methasterone. This compound was once legal for use as a bodybuilding supplement, and is taken to support muscle growth and reduce body fat, as are most steroids.

But has Superdrol been studied in medical trials and shown to be effective for muscle building? Does it have side effects? Is Superdrol legal in the US? And how do real Superdrol users rate the effects of the drug?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze medical studies on Superdrol to determine if the compound is proven effective for muscle growth and fat loss.

We’ll overview side effects of the drug, review its legal status in the US and feature real, unsponsored Superdrol user reviews.

Does Superdrol Build Muscle?

A medical review published in the Steroids journal described Superdrol as “highly androgenic,” which suggests that it may be effective for muscle-building given that higher levels of androgens (which are male sex hormones like testosterone) are associated with increased muscle mass.

A resource page published on PubChem, which is a medical library maintained by the National Library of Medicine, describes Superdrol as a “testosterone congener” which means that it’s a precursor to testosterone.

This suggests that taking Superdrol will increase testosterone levels, and increased testosterone is associated with increased muscle mass and reduced body fat (especially when combined with resistance training and proper diet).

Overall, we consider Superdrol likely to build muscle based on its chemical nature and its description in clinical studies, but we cannot find one single trial directly proving it to do so.

Some steroids do have clinical backing. As we documented in our review of Primobolan, several clinical trials tested that steroid on human participants.

But does Superdrol cause side effects? We’ll review in the next section.

Is Superdrol Dangerous?

While the effectiveness of Superdrol does not appear to be well-documented in medical studies, side effects of the drug are.

A 2009 medical review documented a case of “severe cholestasis” and failure of the kidneys caused by use of Superdrol. Cholestasis is a condition that causes impairment of bile flow from the liver.

Another medical review published in the Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology journal documents five different case reports of severe side effects from the drug.

The study authors concluded that Superdrol can cause “severe hepatotoxicity,” which means it can damage the liver.

A medical review published in the Journal of Medical Case Reports found that Superdrol can damage the kidney and the pancreas.

Clearly, Superdrol use confers the risk of severe damage to various organs that are critical to human health. 

Anabolic steroid use is generally dangerous (as we documented in our review of the Tren steroid, anabolic steroid users die at 3x the rate of non-users), but we consider the side effects of Superdrol to be particularly concerning, even more so than the other two steroids we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health at the time of publication.

But how do real users describe their experience taking Superdrol? We’ll review in the next section.

Unsponsored Superdrol User Reviews

A YouTube creator named “Formula SEC Initiated” reviewed his experience taking Superdrol and discussed the pros and cons in a video with over 100,000 views:

A YouTube creator named Ryan Russo describes the side effects he experienced from taking Superdrol:

Is Superdrol Illegal in the US?

All anabolic steroids are illegal in the US at the time of publishing this article.

As described in this Drug Fact Sheet published by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), steroids are classified as “Schedule III” substances under the Controlled Substances Act.

This means that use of the drugs, and even transporting them, can cause serious legal repercussions.

We would strongly suggest that patients considering Superdrol use speak with a doctor first about legal alternatives.

Doctor Reviews Superdrol

A video from the “Anabolic Doc” on YouTube has over 80,000 views and discusses the risks and potential benefits of Superdrol, as well as compares it to other steroids:

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Conclusion

Superdrol is an anabolic steroid that may increase muscle mass and reduce body fat because of its effects of hormone production in the body.

However, we could not find any clinical trials proving that Superdrol is effective in humans.

This drug has very strong side effects that may be life-threatening, including liver failure, kidney failure and pancreatitis. The side effects of this steroid are more concerning to us than the side effects of the other steroids reviewed on Illuminate Health.

We would strongly advise anyone to avoid using Superdrol, not only because of its dangerous potential side effects but also because the drug is federally illegal in the US at the time of publishing this article.

Since Superdrol is a testosterone precursor, it may be worthwhile for patients considering Superdrol to speak with their doctor about getting a testosterone panel and potentially considering testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) as a much safer and legal alternative to this drug.