Combined preparations . A number of trials have been carried out with implants containing two hormones. The combination of an oestrogen with an anabolic steroid, or with progesterone, has met with the greatest responses. Synovex-S has consistently increased gain as well as FCE, with responses averaging about 20% and 17% respectively (20, 21, 22, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48). Hexoestrol + TBA (usually 30 or 45 mg hexoestrol + 300 mg TBA) has resulted in marked increases in gain (24, 25, 26, 29, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53), of the order of 30% and in FCE (25, 49, 50, 51, 53) of the order of 20%. Oestradiol-17β + TBA (20/140 mg) has given similar results (27, 28, 37, 54, 55), as has Zeranol + TBA (36/300 mg), also recently tested (27, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 56).
Although the original pharmaceutical steroid Dianabol did have some adverse or annoying side effects such as possible damage to the liver, Legal Dianabol does not cause such adverse effects. For instance, the pharmaceutical steroid could also cause gynecomastia, which is a sudden decrease in the male hormone, testosterone, and a resulting increase of estrogen, the female hormone, in the body. This can result in enlarged breast tissue in some men and often causes pronounced water retention, which can be a hindrance to engaging in long periods of strenuous physical activity.
The general body shapes of female and male bodies both have significant social and cultural symbolism. Physical attractiveness is closely associated with traits that are considered typical of either sex. The body mass index ( BMI ), waist-to-hip ratio, and especially waist-to-chest ratio in men have been shown in studies to rank as overall more desirable to women. Wide shoulders, a muscular upper body and well-developed upper-arm muscles are all traits closely associated with masculinity , similarly to other specifics of the male sex, like beards . These traits are seen more sexually attractive to women and also associated with higher intelligence, good leadership qualities and better health.