Turinabol is an anabolic steroid, namely, derivative of methandienone. Both steroids are 17-alpha-alkylated; thereby they survive the first pass through the liver and have high bioavailability. In contrast to methandienone it doesn`t aromatize and has low androgenic properties. Most likely, you will not get any typical estrogenic side effects like water retention, acne, gynecomastia, etc., even at high dosages of this drug. Thus, turinabol can be described as a soft analogue of methandienone without aromatization and water retention effect. Turinabol is a decent drug for powerlifting, since due to its chemical structure it can improve the power performance without significant increase in muscle mass, which is important for athletes who want to stay in a certain weight category. Turinabol is generally considered a safe steroid with minimal side effects and therefore well suited for the first acquaintance with anabolic steroids.
Because the ultimate goal of a steroid cycle is to increase strength and muscle size, the associated spike in estrogen which accompanies steroids such as Testosterone is considered undesirable. In order to disassociate the two effects, two classes of drug are used. Medications such as Nolvadex or Clomid target the estrogen receptors. They make it more difficult for the estrogen to exert it’s influence within the body thus allowing the testosterone to act more freely. The second class is aromatase inhibitors such as Femara. They target the aromatase enzyme itself in order to prevent the production of estrogen in the first place. Sometimes, it’s not always clear which option you should go with or even what the differences are between the two. Lets clear that up a little.