I am convinced that RU does give some side effects too, if a certain amount is reached in blood.
RU is a very powerful anti-androgen with a short serum half life of 1 hour, which is still plenty of time to allow some of these molecules to bind to other androgen receptors in the body.
BUT due to its the short serume life, the effects are very short too, just one or 2 days at most.
Each time I stopped RU for 2 days I noticed very strong morning woods and strong erections the following days.
When I tried very high dosage of RU I had strange erection problems.
In any case, the possible Androgenic side effects are short, never permanent and dose-dependent.
However, we still don't know the possible adverse effects on other human organs during long term usage. We don't know if it is safe for the human liver, kidneys, blood, brain etc.. so please use only small amounts of it.
We also don't know if the powder does not contain tiny amounts any other harmful chemicals, so again, caution is advised.
The best would be to use it in a vehicle that reduces systemic absorption.
My ethanol/pg vehicle works well for the hair but obviously draws a lot of material in blood directly.
We know from reports done from Vitaminox that RU has shelf life issues in a lotion. People that complaining about poor results might attribute these issues to the degradation of RU in a lotion.
I used the 3% Vitaminox lotion for a few months and it was not very effective.
Fresh powder each time is the best way to go.
I am going to reduce dosage to 50mg in a 10ml, which is 0.5% and see what it does.
I need 10ml because I have diffuse thinning, longer hair and need to cover all the head.
RU will not grow new hair, so if the treatment works the "before " and "after" pictures should be basically the same.
This applies to all the anti-androgens..FIN, DUT etc..
My before pic at age 30 is the same as my after pic at age 41, so this is for me a huge success !
the key is to start treatments very early on..if you are high up in th NW scale , it will be quite hard for anti-androgens to stop your hairloss..