What is Anabolic Activity?
Anabolic activity is the ability of anabolic steroids and other substances to enhance Protein synthesis processes and hypertrophy of muscle tissue. Protein, Insulin, anabolic steroids, growth hormone and many others have anabolic activity. In bodybuilding, steroids are appreciated precisely for anabolic activity, whereas androgenic activity is prevented or reduced.
Anabolic activity of any steroid is determined in relation to the anabolic activity of Testosterone, which is taken as a unit. Similarly, androgenic activity is expressed in relation to androgenic activity of Testosterone.