On Cycle Package 1
The On Cycle package consists of:
- Hematocrit and platelets (small blood count)
For bodybuilders who use anabolic steroids, blood tests are important.
When you use anabolic steroids for a long time it has a negative effect on different blood values, such as your cholesterol and your hematocrit. Your liver and kidneys can also be damaged. It is therefore sensible to monitor a number of blood values during long-term use (longer than 12 weeks).
Even when you alternate short periods of high dosing with longer periods of low dosing (blast and cruise) or when you do TRT, it is important to measure these blood values periodically. By noticing deviations at an early stage you can prevent problems.
The on cycle package measures the thickness of your blood by measuring hematocrit and platelets. When these values increase, which often happens when using anabolic steroids, you have a higher chance of cardiovascular disease. The same goes for cholesterol and ApoB. Cholesterol measures the mass of cholesterol in the different types of lipoproteins. ApoB measures the number of low-density lipoproteins. The more of these you have, the higher your risk of cardiovascular disease.
With creatinine and urea you measure the kidney function and with Alat you get an indication of possible overload of the liver. To measure these three values properly it is important not to train and to drink well a few days before the blood test.
Psa is a marker for prostate cancer. In some men testosterone use leads to a higher risk of prostate cancer. To notice this in an early stage Psa is added to this package.