Reported Characteristics

  • Methylandrostendiol
  • 4-chloro-testosterone
  • Cutting/Bulking:
  • Anabolic Rating: 60
  • Active-Life: 2-3 days injectable/ 4-6 hours orals
  • Drug Class: Anabolic/Androgenic Steroid
  • Average Reported Dosage: Tabs- men 50-100mgs daily, injectable 100-mg every other day
  • Acne: Yes
  • Water Retention: High
  • High Blood Pressure: Yes
  • Liver Toxic: Possible
  • DHT Conversion: Possible
  • Aromatization: Moderate
  • Decreases HPTA function: Yes
  • Average Price:
Methandriol (MAD, as bodybuilders often refer to it) is a rather unheard of steroid for most people. For those familiar with the brief-lived popularity of prohormones as nutritional supplements, Methandriol's chemical name, "Methylandrostendiol" will sound more familiar. Methandriol is simply the prohormone 5-androstendiol, altered to be orally available. MAD is an Anabolic/Androgenic steroid which reportedly improves receptor affinity for/with other anabolic/androgenic compounds. This is why it has been added to several vetrinary compounds, in small doses, such as Libriol, Drive, Spectriol, and Tribolan. It can provide good muscle gains along with good strength gains, and unfortunately causes high water retention as well.
MAD 's supposed ability to "clean out" or potentiate androgen receptorsites is certainly possible (as other drugs have been known to increase androgen receptor concentration and number), but literature on it is scarce. In bodybuilding circles, this is it's claim to faim, however. Reportedly, long-term steroid users who had experienced so called receptor burn-out, or a possible decrease in receptor number or concentration were able to use MAD to renew gains.
Recently, British Dragon has brought a solo Methandriol product to the market, and this is, at the time of this writing the only legitimate one being produced in the world today.