Andriol is the trade name for the synthetic steroid released by Organon, Greece. Andriol is intended for oral administration and is produced as 40 mg capsule.
Each capsule contains 40 mg of Testosterone Undecanoate in dissolved form. A single Andriol capsule is a soft oval gelatin capsule, red in color, with a oily fill. Andriol is commercialized in high grade plastic medicine bottles, specially designed to protect the contents from temperature changes or damages during shipment. Each bottle contains 30 capsules. Andriol Testocaps is a novel formulation that allows storage at room temperature for three years.
This product comes under the names Androxon, Undestor, Restandol and Restinsol in Europe and South America. This agent is a revolutionary oral steroid. Andriol is a unique steroid in that it is not an alpha alkylayted 17 steroid. This all but eliminates its hepatotoxicity. Andriol is indicated for treatment of testosterone deficiency, including hypogonadism, andropause and related conditions such as delayed puberty in boys. Andriol is actually contained in a natural ester base, one, which is very easy on the body. This product’s advantageous properties are similar to other testosterones in that it promotes rapid strength and weight gains. It, like other testosterones, promotes the storage of glycogen as well as ATP. Andriol does not seem to exhibit the degree of LH and FSH suppression that is seen with other testosterones and androgens.
ANDRIOL SIDE EFFECTS
The disadvantage of Andriol TC is that it becomes effective if taken in high doses. Even if a dose of 200 mg of Andriol/day is taken, the testosterone level in the blood is still too low for a bodybuilder to gain strength and muscle growth. The need for such a high daily dosage can be explained by its extremely short half-life time since the substance testosterone undecanoate is excreted very quickly by the body through the urine. The capsules, therefore, are effective for only a few hours so that 6-7 capsules, that is 240-280 mg (minimum), must be taken daily to achieve good results comparable to those of injectable compounds. This, however, puts the athlete in a dosage range which begins to influence the hormone production and the compound now more readily converts into estrogen. Such a dose can also manifest itself in a higher retention of sodium and water. This is one factor which competing athletes must consider.
Aromatization is also minimal with this agent. All in all, Andriol seems to yield gains similar to other testosterone esters, while being safer to administer. This drug has a wide following in parts of Europe where it is available.
Andriol 40 mg dosage will be different for different patients. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are taking the anabolic steroid.
If it were around in the United States, it’s popularity would be comparable to oral Danabol. Effective dosages seem to be in the area of 200 mg a day taken in divided dosages. Andriol is a safe oral steroid that does not suppress gonadotrophins. It is absorbed through the small intestine into the lymphatic system, no burden to the liver it is a natural ester added to a synthetic derivative which will nor change liver enzymes. No testicular shrinkage, no reduction on in spermatogenesis will occur with reasonable dosages. Cholesterol triglycerides and total lipids tend to be reduced with long term use of Andriol as opposed to elevated with most oral steroids.