The derivatives of testosterone’s are called anabolics. This is when a testosterone is changed in a way that only keeps some of its original characteristics buts excludes others. For example a anabolic steroid could have muscle building effects but without the water retention of the original testosterone it got derived from. These variations are endless and a science on its own. We will discuss and explain every characteristic of every anabolic steroid in depth so that athletes would know what is best for them because we all have different needs.
Injectable steroids are injected into muscle tissue, not into the veins. They are slowly released from the muscles into the rest of the body, and may be detectable for months after last use. Injectable steroids can be oil-based or water-based. Injectable anabolic steroids which are oil-based have longer half-life than water-based steroids. Both steroid types have much longer half-lives than oral anabolic steroids. And this is proving to be a drawback for injectables as they have high probability of being detected in drug screening since their clearance times tend to be longer than orals. Athletes resolve this problem by using injectable testosterone early in the cycle then switch to orals when approaching the end of the cycle and drug testing is imminent.