Limitations of these studies are that they are done on limited subjects and also that we’re now in 2014. More research has been done since then and the use of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is common now amongst steroid users. HCG will mimic luteinizing hormone (LH) and stimulate the testes to maintain intra-testicular testosterone (ITT) even when shutdown through the use of anabolic steroids. This will help increase sperm count significantly and we’ll go as far as to suggest using it if you’re trying for a baby at no more than 1,000 ius every four days.
Methyltestosterone is simply testosterone with an added methyl group at c-17, which slows its liver breakdown. This testosterone variant did seem to work as an oral androgen supplement during the early years of medical use. One of the main issues is that it tends to be highly estrogenic. It turns out this is because methyltestosterone readily converts to a very potent “super estrogen” called methylestradiol, which is several times more active than normal estrogen (estradiol). For a bodybuilder looking to harness the muscle-building potential of methyltestosterone, the dose used is going to be pretty substantial (probably 25-40 mg per day). At this level, you’re going to notice significant estrogen conversion, and thus will have to endure or fight off side effects like water bloat and gynecomastia.