Restandol by Organon
Testosterone Undecanoate (Restandol)
Testosterone Undecanoate or more popularly known with its trade name, Andriol, is an oral testosterone product. It is oleic acid oil based, and comes in the form of gel capsule, with a usual dosage of 40 mg. However, without the ester weight, the dosage for a gel capsule becomes 25 mg of raw testosterone. Another form of testosterone Undecanoate is Nebido, which is injectable form.
Andriol was first manufactured by the popular drug company, Organon, and it became available in the 1980s. The main aim of the development of Testosterone Undecanoate is to come up with an oral consumable testosterone, which does not have to go through the liver. It was also originally meant to help boost testosterone for men who had low testosterone count or hypogonadism. However, there is androgel, a topical version of testosterone Undecanoate, called the androgel. Because of this, it has lost its popularity.
How Does Testosterone Undecanoate (Restandol) Work
Testosterone Undecanoate in oral form, or Andriol, is unique in a sense that it is non 17-aa based or methylated based like all other oral steroids. It also does not go through the liver, but it straightaway goes through the lymphatic system, and this will avert it from being destroyed by the liver.
The Use of Testosterone Undecanoate (Restandol) in Bodybuilding
As all bodybuilders already know, testosterone is single-handedly the most important hormone when it comes to losing fat, gaining muscle, gaining strength and sexual development of men. Most anabolic androgenic steroids and any performance enhancing drugs work by raising testosterone levels. These is where testosterone Undecanoate comes in handy.
Although testosterone Undecanoate is considered to be a mild testosterone steroid, it still does give strong enough effects on improving the quality of workout, increasing libido, heightening testosterone levels in the body, and improve recovery. Bodybuilders who would need the small boost of testosterone but do not want to inject, might find testosterone Undecanoate useful. It also does not cause harm to the liver like other oral steroids.
However, it is highly advisable to use testosterone Undecanoate along with other steroid as it is very mild and might not produce good results if taken alone. The following are among some of the benefits of using testosterone Undecanoate:
- Improved sleep quality
- Boost libido
- Increase in self-confidence
- Better mood
- Improved muscle gains
- Helps with fat loss
Side Effects of Testosterone Undecanoate (Restandol)
Due to testosterone Undecanoate being very mild, side effects are expected to be very low. However, do expect aromatization into estrogen, and this means that if you are prone to estrogenic side effects, you might get water retention and gynecomastia. Aromatase inhibitor might help to prevent any estrogenic side effects. Due to it being mild, arimidex or aromasin might be enough.
Half Life and Dosage of Testosterone Undecanoate (Restandol)
If you are prescribed by a hormone replacement therapist, they would usually prescribe a dose of 120 mg to 160 mg to kick start the effects. It should be taken in split dosage. However, for bodybuilders or those who wants to use it to build muscle or lose fat, the ideal dosage would be high, which is around 480 mg per day. If this dosage is too excessive, a 200 mg to 250 mg range would help, if you stack with other orals or steroids as well. Andriol is best taken before meal.
Since testosterone Undecanoate have fairly short half-life, it is best to split dosage in the morning before breakfast and at night before dinner.