We review the negative side effects associated with using the blend of four injectable testosterone esters – Omnadren.
Omnadren side effects are the side effects that any person should typically expect from Testosterone in almost any form. Although Testosterone is the most natural anabolic steroid that the body is used to and accustomed to, the use of Testosterone at higher than normal physiological doses required for bodybuilding use is a different store. Therefore, there are numerous potential side effects that every person looking to use Omnadren should be made aware of. Omnadren side effects can range in potential and severity depending mostly on dose and/or duration of use, but there are some Omnadren side effects that users are more likely to encounter than others. The first point to note is that Omnadren is purely Testosterone at the bottom line, which means that it has undergone no direct modifications that would alter its pharmacological activity and action in the body. This means that although Omnadren is a blend of different esters of Testosterone, it is still Testosterone, and therefore aromatization can still be an issue, androgenic effects can still be an issue, and so on and so forth. It is quite obvious that these are some prevalent Omnadren side effects that must be made known.
Testosterone is an aromatizable androgen, meaning is expresses affinity for the aromatase enzyme, which is the enzyme that is responsible for converting Testosterone into Estrogen. The conversion into Estrogen (aromatization) is what is responsible for the various estrogenic Omandren side effects that can result. This is normally the result of aromatization resulting in higher than normal physiologic levels of Estrogen in the body. Omandren being Testosterone, demonstrates a moderate amount of aromatization (which is also dependent on the individual as well as dose used). Estrogenic side effects often arise in the form of water retention, bloating, gynecomastia, and increased blood pressure. The use of a SERM (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator) and/or an aromatase inhibitor (AI) might be required to minimize or eliminate these Omnadren side effects.
Androgenic side effects are also a concern with Omnadren, due to the fact that Testosterone will metabolize into a much stronger androgen known as Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in various tissues of concern: the prostate, skin, and the scalp. The result of high levels of circulating Testosterone converting into DHT results in the potential for typical side effects in these areas, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), increased formulation of acne on the skin due to increased oily skin, and the increased probability of hair loss on the scalp if the genetics for male pattern baldness are possessed by the user. While Testosterone itself holds an androgenic strength of 100, DHT is believes to have five times the strength, which is the reason for the increase in androgenic Omnadren side effects. Various topical treatments (such as Nizoral shampoo) can effectively block or prevent these effects can be used, as well as inhibitors that prevent the enzyme 5-alpha reductase from metabolizing Testosterone into DHT.
Testosterone is not methylated at carbon 17 (also known as C17-alpha alkylation), and thus presents no problems where the liver is concerned. However, cardiovascular side effects are a part of Omnadren side effects to be concerned about. Androgens such as Testosterone are responsible for throwing off blood cholesterol values into a negative range, favoring high LDL (bad cholesterol) and low HDL (good cholesterol) levels. Additionally, there has been evidence to demonstrate that the use of anabolic steroids can also increase vascular reactivity (the stiffening/hardening of blood vessels). An overall guide to avoiding these Omnadren side effects is to obtain a healthy diet that includes cardiovascular-supportive nutrients and keep cycle lengths brief. Lastly, Testosterone is an anabolic steroid, and as with all anabolic steroids, when used at athletic and bodybuilding doses they will shut down or suppress natural endogenous Testosterone production in the body. Without a proper PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) after a cycle, the return of normal Testosterone production can be impaired for life. Planning and doing a proper PCT can increase the chances that Testosterone production will return to normal following use, and as quickly as possible so as to ensure gains are kept after a cycle as well.