Furazabol is a mild 17 alpha alkylated steroid which is administered orally. Its synthetic derivation is attributed to DHT or dihydrotestosterone. There is not much androgenic activity associated with this steroid. For this reason you will find that during the cutting phase, Furazabol produces amazing results as it increases the muscle density and gives the muscles a hard ripped look. It does not cause fat deposition and is good for lean mass build up. The dense hard look of the muscles is also due to the fact that Furazabol does not cause water retention. However the magic of Furazabol ends here as the users hardly experience any major muscle mass gain or increase in strength. This is due to the lack of adequate androgenic activity.
Interestingly, it also has no 3-keto group, which is needed for androgenic binding . This obviously hinders the androgenic activity of the compound and thus limits its muscle and strength building abilities. Due to its androgenic effects and lack of estrogenic activity, bodybuilders with relatively low body fat should notice a muscle hardening effect when using adequate moderately potent androgenic activity, give it a fairly low risk for gyno or negative effects on the libido. These are traits shared by Stanozolol. It is for this reason that Furazabol is most commonly compared to Stanozolol in both their structures and effects.