SHORT ANDRODERM DESCRIPTION:
Androderm is basically useless for Bodybuilding as it disperses the same amount of testosterone as body does.
LONG ANDRODERM DESCRIPTION:
Androderm is a recently developed testosterone product, which delivers the hormone transdermally. This product is quite different from previous testosterone patches, which were designed for application on the shaved scrotal area (obviously not a comfortable practice). The new Androderm patches are designed to give the patient much more freedom. They can be applied almost anywhere, but are generally placed on the abdomen, back, thigh or upper arm. The area must be free of excess hair, but this is clearly a much easier place to work. This product is being used primarily by older men who have reached an age in which there body no longer produces sufficient amounts of testosterone (“Andropause”). When testosterone levels start to diminish, one can notice a severe lack of motivation, sex drive and an overall lost sense of well-being. Restoring an acceptable androgen level is often critical to reviving the person’s previous quality of life.
These patches are designed to release testosterone in a varying level, over a 24 hour period. This is to mimic the natural (uneven) pattern of a health young man, with peaks and lows throughout the duration. Each patch contains 12.2mg of testosterone, but according to the paperwork only about 2.5 mg is dispersed during each 24-hour application. Since the average healthy male will produce between 2.5 and 11 milligrams of testosterone per day two patches are generally used daily for an approximate dose of 5 mg. Athletes would no doubt find the dosage of this product much too low, as quite a number of patches would have to be used simultaneously to elicit the strong anabolic effect sought after by this group. It would be much easier, and cheaper, to use an injectable testosterone Those who may consider using this drug (perhaps due to unexpected availability) would be better served adding another steroid with it than loading their body up with patches.