Top 4 safest oral AAS

What are the 4 safest oral Anabolic Androgenic Steroids one can use? Well, no AAS is 100% safe to use, but figuring out what the safest ones are depends on one’s own definition of the word “safe”.

Oral AAS that cause hair loss may be safe to someone who is bald or someone who doesn’t lose hair, and incredibly “non-safe” to someone who is struggling to keep a full head of hair.

In general terms, however, I would define the safest oral AAS as compounds that cause mild or no liver toxicity, compounds that are not going to increase blood pressure significantly and compounds that are unlikely to cause hormonal side-effects like gynecomastia, water retention or moodiness. I will personally not include hair loss in that list since it is a very user-dependent side-effects that (ironically) 2 of the objectively safest oral steroids can cause.

Without further ado, here are my 4 picks for the safest oral AAS you can use:



Oral primobolan is a mild, DHT-derived oral counterpart to the popular injectable Primobolan (Methenolone). This compound is not 17-alpha-alkylated, so it will not cause significant liver toxicity.

It is also non-estrogenic (it may inhibit estrogen, in fact), so side-effects like gynecomastia, water retention, acne and moodiness are not going to occur.

Even though it will not build a ton of muscle, it can be used for long cycles (up to 8 weeks). Unfortunately, it may cause some hair loss in those who are prone to androgenic alopecia (it can be mitigated with Nizoral or RU-58841) and it will cause dyslipidemia (low HDL, high LDL).



You knew this was going to make the list. Anavar is an oral DHT-Derived AAS that despite being androgenic and methylated, will not cause hair loss or a significant degree of liver toxicity.

It is also non-estrogenic, so side-effects like gynecomastia, water retention, acne and moodiness are unlikely to occur.

Like Oral Primobolan, it can also be used for longer (6 to 8 week) cycles, except it will build a lot more muscle. It is also famous for improving muscle hardness, muscle definition and vascularity significantly.

In terms of side-effects, the main concerns would be mild kidney damage (which can be avoided completely with proper hydration) and dyslipidemia.



Proviron is a DHT-derived oral AAS and perhaps the safest oral AAS known to man. It is not 17-alpha-alkylated, so liver toxicity will not be an issue. It can be used for up to 12 weeks at a time.

It is also non-estrogenic (anti-estrogenic, in fact) so side-effects like gyno, water retention, moodiness and low libido are not a concern.

Unfortunately, it does not build any muscle because it is deactivated by the 3-alpha-HSD enzyme in skeletal muscle, but it can improve strength and it can improve free testosterone levels while also maximizing vascularity and muscle hardness.

This compound is also famous for causing a crazy boost in libido and mood, as well as for being almost non-suppressive and having a good impact on fertility (the opposite of every other AAS).

Unfortunately, it will be hard one the hairline of those who are prone to androgenic alopecia (it can be stopped with RU-58841), and it will cause dyslipidemia.



Turinabol is a Testosterone-derived oral AAS that was originally developed by modifying the Dianabol molecule by adding a Chlorine group to its 4th position to achieve a non-estrogenic version of the infamous AAS.

It is methylated so it will cause a significant degree of liver toxicity, meaning that cycles should be kept at 4 to 6 weeks max.

It is non-estrogenic, so side-effects like gyno, water retention, moodiness and low libido and acne are not going to happen.

Turinabol will build a noticeable amount of muscle mass, but it is better known for its strength and performance-improving properties. This is more of an athlete’s drug than it is a bodybuilder’s drug, but it can still deliver solid results in the muscle-building department.

Fortunately, Turinabol will not cause hair loss or other androgenic side-effects, and the main concerning side-effect besides the liver toxicity will be dyslipidemia and muscle pumps/cramps, which can be mitigated with Taurine and/or Magnesium.


You may or may not agree with this selection, but the reality is that when it comes to choosing an oral anabolic agent that will not cause seriously dangerous side-effects, these compounds should be at the top of the list.

Have you tried any of these? Leave a comment about your experience with it and/or let us know which oral AAS you think is safest!



William Davis

William has been studying and experimenting with bodybuilding pharmacology for over 6 years. After being an independent researcher for all these years, he has decided to share his knowledge with the bodybuilding community through his science-based articles. His approach to enhanced bodybuilding can be summed up in the saying “less is more”, as he believes that prioritizing harm mitigation and looking for ways to maximize the positives is the key to longevity in bodybuilding.

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