As a non-aromatizing androgen, dihydrotestosterone is extremely potent. Aromatization refers to the conversion of testosterone or anabolic steroids into estrogen. High estrogenic activity causes bloating, acne, water retention and oily skin. As dihydrotestosterone does not aromatize even at high dosages, users do not face the aforementioned side-effects. Lack of water retention also has a hardening effect on muscle tissue, in bodybuilders. Being a powerful androgen, dihydrotestosterone is also responsible for a shift in the estrogen-testosterone ratio in the body. Due to its predominant androgenic component, the steroid has a stimulating effect on the adreno-pituitary functions, and causes neurological excitation in the ‘sexual orientation areas of the brain’. This in turn, spikes sex drive in males.
When I first designed Anabolic Cooking, I had one single goal; to help other fellow fitness enthusiasts actually enjoy the foods they ate instead of just choking down tasteless broiled chicken breasts with plain brown rice! I knew how hard it was for bodybuilders and people looking to build muscle to find tasty recipes that fit in with their macronutrient ratios but also tasted great. After getting myself ready for several bodybuilding competitions I learned just how hard that really was. So I know the frustration you are facing everyday trying to stay consistent in your nutrition but also satisfying cravings for delicious recipes. Traditional cookbooks don't address proper muscle building nutrition.