Since the effects of such drugs don't fully come out for the first 10-15 days, methandrostenolone is dosed in to provide immediate and visible results.It has a rather weak androgenic component and an obviously quite strong and visible anabolic component.Liver values are elevated over a short period of time4, making long-term use a very dangerous affair.
This is usually the case for fast-acting substances, they have short half-lives. The general concensus is that methandrostenolone should never be used more than 6 weeks on end due its strong hepatoxic effects.
Being largely an oral compound, its also 17-alpha-alkylated to help it survive the liver upon first pass.
Because of its fast effects, immense popularity and the increasing "more-is-better" sentiment among bodybuilders, increasingly high doses are indeed being used and recommended.
One has to wonder about the logic of such recommendations however, since high dose urine-analysis showed portions of unmetabolized compounds were being excreted3.
But methandrostenolone manifests itself in a distinct manner : rapid and fast-acting build-up of strength and mass is noticed.