Injectable Steroids Types | Injectable Steroids vs Oral Steroids
Injectable steroids are injected into muscle tissue, not into the veins. They are slowly released from the muscles into the rest of the body, and may be detectable for months after last use. Injectable steroids can be oil-based or water-based. Injectable anabolic steroids which are oil-based have longer half-life than water-based steroids. Both steroid types have much longer half-lives than oral anabolic steroids. And this is proving to be a drawback for injectables as they have high probability of being detected in drug screening since their clearance times tend to be longer than orals. Athletes resolve this problem by using injectable steroids early in the cycle then switch to orals when approaching the end of the cycle and drug testing is imminent.
Chemically, the injectable steroids are better tolerated by the body than the oral steroids. First of all, this compounds pose lesser health risks than orals anabolics. Injectable steroids do not have the 17 alpha alkylation of most oral steroids, a chemical modification that is injurious to the liver. Instead, injectable steroids have esters to make them longer-acting.
Injectable anabolics also have lesser side effects compared to oral steroids sine they are chemically designed to bypass the digestive system. This is another reason, why bodybuilders who are into prolonged steroid cycles often opt for injectable steroids. However, they creates its own risks and health problems. Remember also to sanitize syringes, injection sites, vials, etc. to prevent infection from occurring.