Although I am usually not inclined to posit speculations on why a particular drug does or doesn't do something, in this case I will. Im guessing that the higher doses of Anadrol cause enough appetite suppression (at least anecdotally) to make eating rather difficult. It can also increase insulin resistance and glucose intolerance (5). This has the effect of making macronutrient absorption more inefficient, and could also be a factor in reducing gains when the dosage goes over 100mgs/day. Unfortunately, Anadrol also has a reasonably profound effect on your body's natural hormonal system, on par with most other oral steroids , but not as bad as most injectables, and its certainly not as harsh on your lipid profile as many anabolics are
These ingredients can be an asset to any PCT. One way to help control these side effects is to use some of them during the cycle, such as celery seed, milk thistle and NAC. This makes the strain a bit easier to put up with during the cycle so the recovery in the PCT stage is enhanced.
The most popular products for cycle support is Nature's Aid Milk Thistle and Pure Labs Cycle Shield . Cycle Shield, while pricier is a far more complete formula for on cycle protection.
In regard to complete PCT products, two of the best are Pure Labs Clomadex PCT . A potent AI known as arimistane, but also tackles other issues.
In the case of Clomadex, it is a masterpiece of formulation. You have proven ingredients such as Fadogia, Vitamin D3 and Mucuna for testosterone, libido and helping with prolactin. Arimistane anti-estrogen for controlling estrogen levels so they don't rebound, which helps combat gynocomastia as well.
Don't forget to keep your intensity up during the PCT stage. This helps keep gains.
Besides the above mentioned ingredients, there are other ways to combat each side effect and it is up to you to do your research and find out what you would prefer to use. Use this article as a starting point to expand your knowledge. After all, knowledge is power.
Results wise, users should expect extreme strength increases and weight gain in a relatively short 2-4 week period. Weight gain upwards of 20lbs in 4 weeks is not unheard of with this incredibly potent compound. Although subcutaneous water gain would be minimal, intramuscular water retention should be expected. This is due to inhibition of 11b-hydroxylase and build-up of mineralcorticoids which encourage salt and water retention within the muscles. The most obvious physical effects will be improved vascularity, aggressive muscular pumps, and oily skin.
While methyldrostanolone can stack well with most other steroids, it should never be stacked with another methylated (17aa) steroid.