Sustanon 250 is a popular testosterone blend (mixture) and is without question the most popular and well known blend ever made. Manufactured by Organon, the idea behind Sustanon 250 was to provide the best of small (short) and large (long) ester testosterones in a single compound. This would allow the individual to maintain stable blood levels of the testosterone hormone with an infrequent injection schedule while simultaneously receiving fast acting benefits.
The limited injection frequency makes Sustanon 250 a perfect compound for the treatment of low testosterone. It allows the individual to maintain stable levels without the need for constantly pinning themselves with a needle, but this is truly the only advantage of this testosterone. Sustanon 250 will not provide any advantage over a single ester testosterone compound to a performance athlete. In a performance capacity we will find the individual will still be required to inject the hormone frequently if he is to maintain not only stable blood levels but peaked blood levels. Many often inaccurately assume Sustanon 250 is superior over single ester testosterone forms due to the fact that it carries four distinct testosterones in a single injection. As for the basic functioning traits of testosterone, they will be the same with Sustanon 250 as they are with all testosterone forms. They will be no more or less powerful or effective.
Sustanon 250 is a testosterone hormone. Although synthetic it is a perfect replica of the naturally produced primary male androgen testosterone. By the esters that are attached, this is what defines Sustanon 250 and differentiates it from other testosterone compounds. The compound carries a mixture of small and large esters in a precise dose. It is the precise dose of each of the four testosterone esters that make it. You could take four other testosterones and combine them in the same dosing strength but this would not make it Sustanon 250. This is important because there are underground labs that try to pass off other mixtures as Sustanon 250. The precise makeup of Organon’s product is as follows:
This total mixture gives us 250mg of testosterone per milliliter. Sustanon 250 will also be found in single dose ampules, not vials and each ampule will contain this 250mg concentration. One thing you may have noticed is that the composition of Sustanon 250 is very similar to Omnadren, a testosterone blend manufactured by Jelfa. The original Omnadren mixture was identical to Sustanon 250 with one exception. Omnadren originally carried 100mg of Testosterone Caproate instead of Testosterone Decanoate. However, modern Omnadren now carries the Decanoate ester making it identical to Sustanon 250.
As a testosterone hormone, Sustanon 250 is perfect for treating low testosterone. Testosterone is an essential hormone for men and women; however, men require approximately ten times that of women. The hormone is responsible for sexual development and maturation but it is also responsible for the upkeep, maintenance and function of several key areas of our lives. This is a hormone that plays a role on our physical, mental and sexual well-being, and when levels fall to low we can suffer in numerous ways in all of those areas. The symptoms and effects of low testosterone are not in any way what we’d call life threatening; however, they can tremendously suppress your overall quality of life. The condition is also extremely unhealthy and if left ignored can lead to or help promote conditions that are indeed life threatening. If you suffer from any of the following symptoms there’s a good chance you suffer from low testosterone and Sustanon 250 can easily remedy the problem:
By administering Sustanon 250 such symptoms will not only fade away they will fade away rapidly and bring about notable improvements in those areas of your life. Of course, this is assuming the symptoms are low testosterone related. More importantly, when we treat low testosterone we protect ourselves from the gateway issues that can arise when the problem is ignored.
Interestingly enough, while the use of exogenous testosterone may lead to moderate cholesterol issues, prolonged low testosterone has been linked to high cholesterol. If you suffer from low testosterone there really is no reason you should suffer when treatment is not only available but easily so with compounds like Sustanon 250.
Then we have performance enhancement, and it will be other functions and traits of the testosterone hormone that are of interest here. The performance athlete will notice improvements in every area of his life that the low testosterone patient benefited from. However, in this case he will be taking his testosterone levels to a much higher level. This high level will bring about enormous enhancements in five key areas that are associated with physical progress. And from these five traits, we will find we have a hormone that is one of the most versatile hormones at our disposal and perfect for nearly all male performance related goals. The specific traits of Sustanon 250 in this category include:
Enhanced Protein Synthesis: Protein synthesis refers to the rate by-which cells build proteins, the primary building block of muscle tissue. Protein synthesis is enhanced and in return so is this basic function in anabolism.
Enhanced Nitrogen Retention: All lean muscle tissue is comprised of approximately 16% nitrogen. When nitrogen levels fall this puts us at great risk in falling into a catabolic state. The more nitrogen we retain the greater our anabolic atmosphere will remain. As was with protein synthesis, this trait will prove very useful in bulking and cutting cycles as will all the basic high testosterone level promoted traits.
Increased Red Blood Cell Count: Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to and through the blood. As blood oxygenation levels increase this increases the ability of the muscle to perform. This trait will play an imperative role in endurance and recovery.
Increased IGF-1 Output: Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) is a highly potent and powerful naturally produced peptide hormone with tremendous anabolic power. While highly anabolic it also plays an extremely important role on our body’s recovery process. This is a hormone that affects nearly every cell in the human body and with more available there is more to do what IGF-1 does best.
Inhibition of Glucocorticoid Hormones: Glucocorticoid hormones or stress hormones are in many ways the very opposite of anabolic steroids. These hormones destroy muscle tissue and promote fat storage; cortisol is the most well-known glucocorticoid. By using a compound like Sustanon 250 and achieving high testosterone levels, we ensure glucocorticoids while necessary to a degree to our health do not become dominant in the body.
The basic functions and traits of Sustanon 250 are fairly straightforward. There’s nothing magical about this hormone, nothing out of the ordinary but it is still a remarkable product. The testosterone hormone, while very simple to understand is dramatically powerful, beneficial and perhaps the most important hormone of all.
By now we should have a good understanding of the effects of Sustanon 250 simply by understanding its functions and traits. If you suffer from low testosterone and supplement with Sustanon 250 you will suffer no more; problem solved. Then we have performance enhancement, and we want to break down the effects of Sustanon 250 in a way that gives them a real life understanding.
During an off-season bulking cycle this is one of the best times to use Sustanon 250. High testosterone levels create the perfect atmosphere for muscle growth. Granted, the calories have to be there. If you’re not eating enough all the testosterone in the world wont’ help you grow. However, the combination of a well-planned diet and high testosterone levels will see tremendous advancements in lean tissue growth. Of equal importance, high testosterone levels will enhance your metabolic rate. Those who have higher testosterone levels will gain less body fat during their off-season than those who do not have higher testosterone levels. Make no mistake, you can still gain a lot of unwanted body fat if you’re not careful with your off-season nutrition, but high testosterone levels will give you the ability to make better use of this period in training.
While many understand high testosterone levels are beneficial when growing, many fail to understand how beneficial they can be when cutting. A cutting cycle is a perfect time to supplement with Sustanon 250. Due to its tremendously powerful anabolic nature this hormone will protect lean muscle tissue better than just about anything else. When we diet we must burn more calories than we consume and this puts our lean muscle tissue at risk. The body will take what it needs to meet its energy demands from wherever it can get it, and this is often out muscle tissue. The idea is to force the body to burn fat, not muscle and a well-planned diet can help but it can only go so far. At some point the body will go into survival mode and protect the stored body fat and tap into muscle stores for its energy needs unless there is an anabolic protectant such as what high testosterone levels can provide.
Protecting lean tissue is the primary benefit of high testosterone levels when cutting, but it’s not the only one. The use of Sustanon 250 will enable the individual to burn body fat at a more efficient rate due to the metabolic enhancement high levels will provide. It is, however, important to note that many will need to use less Sustanon 250 during their cutting phase compared to off-season phase due to estrogen sensitivity. This will make more sense once we dive into the side effects section. However, some often make the mistake of taking their testosterone levels too low during the cutting phase. Remember, it took high testosterone levels to build the mass you have and it will take similarly high levels to maintain it. You can cut the total dosing down during the cutting phase but you need to be smart about it and consider the inclusion of other anabolic steroids.
The effects of Sustanon 250 do not end with what we’ve discussed so far. High testosterone levels will greatly enhance muscular endurance. You will not tire out as fast when your testosterone levels are high. The use of Sustanon 250 will also dramatically improve your overall rate of recovery and this is invaluable. Recovery is where progress is made. Progress isn’t actually made in the gym when we train. When we train we are actually tearing down muscle tissue. It is the repair process that brings about progress. High testosterone levels will see this progress enhanced and undertaken in a more efficient and thorough manner. This makes high testosterone levels very beneficial to athletes as recovery and endurance are key components to athletic performance. As a bonus, Sustanon 250 will increase the individual’s strength, again a key component to athletic success.
For the healthy adult male, healthy excluding low testosterone, Sustanon 250 is an extremely well-tolerated anabolic steroid. There are possible side effects of Sustanon 250 use, but they are also largely controllable with proper use. We will find that certain side effects of Sustanon 250 are highly dependent on genetic predispositions, but overall safe supplementation is more than possible.
For the low testosterone patient, he will have the easiest time combating the side effects of Sustanon 250. In this case, while side effects are possible he is merely replacing the testosterone he’s lacking. Then we have the performance athlete and he will be taking his testosterone levels far above and beyond what could ever be naturally produced. Most men can tolerate high testosterone levels very well but there is generally a cutoff point. However, this cutoff point can vary greatly from one man to the next. Further, this individual will need to exercise more caution than the low testosterone patient and often take steps that a therapeutic setting may not require. In order to help you understand the possible side effects of Sustanon 250 we have broken them down into their separate categories along with all the information you’ll need.
The side effects of Sustanon 250 will most commonly include those of an estrogenic nature. The testosterone hormone is highly susceptible to the aromatase enzyme, which is responsible for the conversion of testosterone to estrogen. As estrogen levels rise, this can lead to and promote three common side effects associated with anabolic steroid use. The primary estrogenic side effects of Sustanon 250 include gynecomastia and excess water retention. If excess water retention becomes severe this can have a profound negative effect on blood pressure. Severe water retention is the leading cause of high blood pressure with anabolic steroid use. It is also very controllable.
In order to combat the estrogenic side effects of Sustanon 250 an anti-estrogen medication is often recommended. You have two choices in anti-estrogen medications, Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERM’s) or Aromatase Inhibitors (AI’s). AI’s will be the most effective as they will directly inhibit the aromatase process and reduce total serum estrogen levels. SERM’s will not inhibit aromatization or lower estrogen levels, but they will bind to the receptors thereby preventing estrogenic action. SERM’s can be very useful in combating gynecomastia, but they are often not enough to prevent water retention in some men. Unfortunately, AI’s can also have a negative effect on cholesterol that appears to be greatly exasperated when combined with the use of exogenous testosterone. SERM’s will have no negative effect on cholesterol. In fact, they may promote healthy cholesterol levels due to their estrogen like activity in the liver. If you can get the job done with a SERM it should always be your first choice.
An important note on water retention, and this is very important regarding off-season use of Sustanon 250. An overabundance in calories, especially carbohydrates will promote water retention. Excess calories are needed for growth but often not near the levels most assume. A moderate increase above maintenance caloric consumption is often all that’s needed. However, many will eat so much that they will inevitably hold a lot of water and this water retention may become worse with the inclusion of exogenous testosterone. Control your caloric intake, especially your carbohydrate intake and you’ll have a much easier time controlling water retention.
Sustanon 250 is a highly androgenic hormone and can produce related effects. The androgenic side effects of Sustanon 250 include acne, accelerated hair loss in those predisposed to male pattern baldness and body hair growth. These side effects of Sustanon 250 are highly dependent on genetic predispositions. Sensitivity to androgenicity plays a role but is dependent on the testosterone hormone’s interaction with the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. This enzyme is responsible for reducing testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and as DHT activity increases it can lead to the related effects. In order to combat the androgenic side effects of Sustanon 250 some may find the use of a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor such as Finasteride to be warranted. Not all men will need a related inhibitor but some will find it helps. However, it is important to note that a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor will not completely reduce the steroid’s androgenicity. Those who are extremely sensitive to androgenic effects may find this steroid is not for them or should at least be used in minimal amounts.
The use of testosterone can have a negative impact on cholesterol, particularly HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol). However, it does not appear to be very significant in most cases. Low HDL suppression is possible but it’s often inconsequential. However, when combined with the use of an AI it appears to be exasperated. According to the data at hand, the use of testosterone at a dosing of 250-600mg per week with an AI will promote an approximate 20% reduction in HDL cholesterol levels. The total reduction as you can see remains statistically the same in that dosing range. Once again, for this reason SERM’s should be your first choice in place of AI’s in order to combat estrogenic activity. But, SERM’s won’t always be enough and there is hope. If an AI is needed with your Sustanon 250 you should ensure you put in a lot of effort into controlling your cholesterol levels. This means a cholesterol friendly diet rich in omega fatty acids, low in saturated fats and low in simple sugars. It also means incorporating plenty of cardiovascular activity into your routine.
Regardless of who you are or why you’re using Sustanon 250 the inclusion of this anabolic steroid will suppress your natural testosterone production. For the low testosterone patient this is of no concern. Such an individual is not producing enough testosterone to begin with. For the performance athlete, while using Sustanon 250, again this is of no concern. Sustanon 250 will provide all the testosterone the body needs. However, the concern arises for this individual once his cycle and use comes to an end. When use comes to an end natural testosterone production will begin again. However, it will take a long time for your levels to return to normal. This can lead to a temporary low testosterone state and the associated symptoms. It can also lead to cortisol becoming the dominant hormone in your body making the progress made on cycle very difficult to impossible to maintain.
Due to the testosterone suppression caused by Sustanon 250, once use is discontinued most all men are encouraged to implement a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) plan. A solid PCT plan will include SERM’s like Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate) and Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) and the peptide hormone HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin). This will greatly speed up the recovery process. A PCT plan will not return you to normal on it’s own. There is no PCT plan on earth that can do this. However, a PCT plan will ensure you have enough testosterone for proper bodily function while your natural testosterone levels continue to rise.
Important notes on natural testosterone recovery. Natural recovery assumes no prior low testosterone condition existed. It also assumes severe damage was not done to the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular-Axis (HPTA).
Sustanon 250 is not hepatotoxic and will present no stress or damage to the liver.
In a therapeutic setting to treat low testosterone, Sustanon 250 doses will normally fall in the 250mg every 3-4 week range with one injection every 3 weeks being most common. The total duration of treatment is indefinite. Low testosterone normally needs to be treated for life. We can remedy the problem but it will in most cases require continual treatment.
In a performance capacity, Sustanon 250 doses commonly range from 250-1,000mg per week. 250mg per week is enough to combat testosterone suppression caused by the use of other anabolic steroids. For a true anabolic effect, most will find 500mg per week to be effective. 500mg per week will be very tolerable for most men and often all the Sustanon 250 they’ll need. Many men will be able to tolerate 750-1,000mg per week. Higher testosterone levels should produce greater results; however, they will also increase the probability of negative side effects. How great this increase in probability is will be dependent on the individual and can greatly vary from one man to the next. Doses above 1,000mg per week will greatly exasperate potential negative side effects.
As for stacking, Sustanon 250 will stack well with all anabolic steroids. During off-season cycles, Deca Durabolin or any Nandrolone compound is often beneficial along with possible additions of Anadrol or Dianabol. During the cutting phase, steroids like Anavar, Masteron, Primobolan, Trenbolone and Winstrol will prove useful. You will also find the Trenbolone hormone to be very valuable during off-season use.
An important note; some will find Sustanon 250 painful to inject. Sustanon 250 contains the Propionate ester and a small segment of the population will find this ester irritates the injected area. This will prohibit some from using the steroid.
Sustanon 250 is one of the most expensive testosterone compounds on the market. However, it is in high supply and is one of the easiest anabolic steroids to buy. Organon manufactures the compound in numerous countries. The most common include Karachi’s (Pakistan), Nile’s (Egypt), Redi-Jects (Mexico) and the original Sustanon 250 products from Brazil, Italy, England, Belgium, and Portugal.
There are numerous other labs and pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the Sustanon 250 mixture. One of the most common is Russian Infar and Induject-250 by Alpha Pharma. Countless underground labs also manufacture the mixture in generic form. However, there is always a risk of an inferior product when purchasing an underground label. As for the Organon brands, counterfeits are also a risk, especially when it’s from Brazil, Pakistan and Egypt. You will need to exercise caution and do some hard digging on your supplier before you make a purchase. Also familiarize yourself with the Organon labels thoroughly as the country of origin will determine exactly how the product is supposed to look.
An important note; Sustanon 250 is not legally available in the U.S. The U.S. FDA has never approved it and Organon has never sought out approval. There are many Organon products that have been U.S. FDA approved, but in recent years they have continually withdrawn more of their products from this market due to the strict legislation on anabolic steroids in the U.S.
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Testosterone Enanthate 175mg
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A Mutli blend of Testosterone that enables one to put on massive amounts of weight in a relatively short period of time. Some users complain of painful injections, but this is to be expected with higher mg doses.
The first thing that you should know is that this anabolic steroid has a lot of the same properties as the compound, Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca). Actually, Nandrolone Phenylpropionate was marketed first, during the 50s. It was sold commercially under the brand name, Durabolin.
The company that made and sold Durabolin was called Organon. Later on, Organan would create a second formula, Nandrolone Decanoate, which was branded as Deca Durabolin.
This anabolic steroid has a small ester base and it’s known as NPP for short. It’s never achieved the same popularity as Decanoate, which has a large ester base. This is primarily because the Deconoate formula was easier to buy. It was sold in more places. However, these days, underground labs are producing Nandrolone Phenylpropionate and this is boosting its popularity. It’s being used more often because it’s easier to access.
It’s being made in underground labs because it’s isn’t legal in America and many other parts of the world. It’s actually tough to find NPP, although it’s easier than it used to be. This steroid is legal when it’s prescribed for a medical condition. However, most people who want it are looking for it because they want better results from bodybuilding. A doctor won’t prescribe it for this reason.
Why Use Nandrolone Phenylpropionate?
This anabolic steroid offers a host of performance benefits and therapeutic benefits. Aside from testosterone, the hormone known as Nandrolone is the anabolic steroid which is most-prescribed by doctors. However, the Decanoate formula is the most commonly-prescribed form of Nandrolone (rather than Nandrolone Phenylproprionate).
In general, people who use Nandrolone tolerate it very well. This isn’t to say that there is no risk of side effects. It’s an anabolic steroid and they all come with the risk of side effects.
Now, let’s look at the traits and function of this anabolic steroid. In terms of its scientific structure, it is an anabolic androgenic steroid of the 19-nortestosterone type. When the 19-nor classification applies, it means that a testosterone hormone structural change has taken place in the nineteenth position. The change is that the hormone’s carbon atom has been eliminated in position 19.
When this change is made to testosterone, Nandrolone is created. When a short ester called Phenylpropionate is added to the changed formula (which is Nandrolone), Nandrolone Phenylpropionate is created.
In terms of how Nandrolone Phenylpropionate functions, it’s just the same as Nandrolone Decanoate. Each one is made from the same hormone as the other. However, with NPP (Nandrolone Phenylpropionate), the half-life is shorter and the burst of Nandrolone is bigger, post-injection .
Basically, if you’re interested in keeping your blood levels stable, you’ll need to inject NPP more than you’ll need to inject Nandrolone Decanoate.
In terms of how NPP compares to testosterone, it’s more anabolic, but not by much. To put it into perspective, testosterone has a 125 rating, while testosterone has a rating of 100. It’s much less androgenic than testosterone, with a rating of 37. Testoesterone rates 100. Decreased androgenic properties are because Nandrolone reduces to DHN instead of reducing to DHT. For this reason, NPP is easier for males to tolerate in high doses, versus testosterone. DHN stands for dihydronandrolone and DHT stands for dihydrotestosterone.
In addition to being less androgenic, NPP is not as estogenic. NPP aromatizes testosterone eight percent less than testosterone does.
As well, you should know that Nandrolone Phenylpropionate has the nature, progestin, which impacts its side effects.
NPP has a lot of the good properties of other anabolics. However, it goes further by outpacing other steroids in terms of what it can do for the human body. To explain, we’d like to share information about the best traits of NPP.
If you want more production of IGF-1, which is “insulin-like growth factor), NPP will deliver. IGF-1 is a powerful hormone which is anabolic and it will assist the human body with recovering from training. This important hormone plays a role on a host of cells.
As well, NPP will inhibit Glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids are cortisol stress hormones which play an important role in how we feel and in how healthy we are. However, it’s not a good thing when our levels of glucocorticoids are too high, as this may lead to fat gain and muscle loss. When we get a lot of physical exertion, we’re more likely to have higher level of stress hormones. The hormone, Nandrolone, is able to decrease stress hormone production.
Another advantage of NPP is that it will boost the retention of Nitrogen. Our tissue for muscle is made up of sixteen percent Nitrogen. When retention goes down, we enter a state which is catabolic. The more we keep, the more anabolic our bodies are.
Nandrolone Phenylpropionate will also increase the synthesis of protein. Protein synthesis is the pace at which cells will build proteins. Proteins are muscle tissue building blocks.
Also, Nandrolone will boost the our counts of red blood cells. These cells deliver oxygen to our bloodstreams. When red blood cell production rises, our muscular endurance increases and we recover with more ease.
Another positive aspect of NPP is that it will boost the synthesis of collagen and the content of bone minerals. If you want stronger cartilage and bones, as well as the capacity to recover from problems with bones and cartilage, then this anabolic steroid will likely be helpful. In particular, the enhanced collagen production and bone mineral production triggered by NPP will make good joint health easier to achieve.
NPP is also used in order to treat an array of medical conditions. Patients with HIV and cancer may benefit from injecting it, as may patients with fatigue and muscle-wasting illnesses. As well, those who are anemic may benefit. Other examples of conditions which may be treated with Nandrolone Phenylpropioniate include breast cancer, anemia, pituitary dwarfism, serious burns, ulcers, mental development problems (in children) and osteoporosis.
While it does offer benefits to a lot of different types of patients, in America, it’s typically prescribed to people who suffer from anemia, AIDS or HIV. It’s quite successful in terms of improving patient outcomes. In other parts of the world, it may be prescribed for other types of illnesses, in addition to the ones it’s used to treat in the USA. There are some incidences of it being used to slow down the aging process.
By now, we’ve reviews some of the main properties of this anabolic steroid. We know its key traits and functions. Now, we’d like to share information about how NPP helps performance athletes. Most people who are interested in NPP do fit this category!
In the off season, a performance athlete will typically enter a bulking cycle and NPP is an effective steroid for this phase. It’s designed to boost size and muscularity. If you want a mass builder which a lot of bodybuilders rely on, you’ll find that this one delivers. While it’s quite fast-acting, growth won’t be rapid. However, growth will occur in a steady manner.
Bear in mind that you’ll need to consume enough calories to grow effectively. This means eating more calories than you burn off. If you eat properly, you’ll get maximal benefits from NPP. Also, performance athletes may find that their bodies are leaner because this hormone speeds up their metabolisms. Also, recovery from training and injuries will be easier when you add Nandrolone Phenylpropionate to your bulking phase routine.
This hormone is also a popular choice for cutting cycles. However, it’s more renowned as a bulking steroid than a cutting one! When you use it for cutting, it will keep you from losing lean muscle mass. Unfortunately, when we begin to slim down during cutting phases, we run the risk of losing precious muscle tissue, as well as fat. This steroid will protect the muscle tissue that bodybuilders work so hard to keep.
If you want superb joint discomfort relief and recovery, NPP may be right for you. A lot of bodybuilders use it in smaller doses in order to access this benefit. The steroid doesn’t mask symptoms. Instead, it provides real relief. Strength gains may also happen with this steroid. However, it’s not usually chosen for this reason.
Now, let’s talk about the downside. With steroids, there is always a downside. As we mentioned earlier, this steroid is one that most people tolerate well. However, you need to know the risks…
This steroid does cause side effects in some users. However, it’s definitely not one of the steroids which is known for its nasty side effects. If you want to avoid or manage side effects from NPP, you need to understand how the steroid works. We’ve offered detailed information above. In most males, it is possible to avoid all side effects of this anabolic steroid. Here are the most common side effects associated with NPP:
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Drostanolone Propionate is an anabolic androgenic steroid that first hit the market around 1970 under the trade name Masteron manufactured by Syntex. However, the compound was actually developed by Syntex in 1959 along with Oxymetholone (Anadrol) but would not be released until well after Anadrol. Syntex would also provide the compound under numerous other brand names such as Masteril and Metormon among others, as well as Drolban under the license given by Syntext to Lilly. However, Masteron has remained the most recognizable brand.
As a therapeutic agent, Masteron enjoyed two decades of success in combating advanced inoperable breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It would also become a popular cutting steroid among bodybuilders, which is where Masteron is currently most commonly found. However, the original Masteron brand is no longer available; in fact, nearly every pharmaceutical brand on earth has been discontinued. This compound is still approved by the U.S. FDA, but it is rarely used in breast cancer treatment any longer in favor of other options. The steroid is, however, still tremendously popular in competitive bodybuilding cycles and often considered essential to contest preparation.
Drostanolone Propionate is a dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived anabolic steroid. Specifically, Masteron is the DHT hormone that has been structurally altered by the addition of a methyl group at the carbon 2 position, This protects the hormone from the metabolic breakdown by the 3-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase enzyme, which is found in the skeletal muscle. It also greatly increases the hormone’s anabolic nature. This simple structural change is all it takes to create Drostanolone, and from here the small/short Propionate ester is attached in order to control the hormone’s release time. Drostanolone Enanthate can also be found through some underground labs, which does not have to be injected as frequently, but it is somewhat rare compared to the Propionate version. The majority of all Masteron on the market will be Drostanolone Propionate.
On a functional basis, Masteron is well-known for being one of the only anabolic steroids with strong anti-estrogenic properties. Not only does this steroid carry no estrogenic activity, but it can actually act as an anti-estrogen in the body. This is why it has been effective in the treatment of breast cancer. In fact, the combination of Masteron and Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate) has been shown to be far more effective than chemotherapy in the treatment of inoperable breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This also makes it a popular steroid among bodybuilders as it could actually prohibit the need for an anti-estrogen when used in the right cycle. This will also prove advantageous during the cutting phase due to the hardening effects it can provide.
Masteron carries relatively low anabolic and androgenic ratings; however, these ratings are somewhat misleading. It’s important to remember DHT, the basis of Masteron, is five times more androgenic than testosterone with a much stronger binding affinity to the androgen receptor. This again promotes a harder look and can also enhance fat loss. Most all anabolic steroids are well-noted for enhancing the metabolic rate, but strong androgens have a tendency to directly promote lipolysis.
As an anabolic, Masteron isn’t well-known for promoting gains in lean muscle mass. It has never been used for muscle wasting in a therapeutic sense and will almost always be found in cutting plans among performance athletes. It can, however, promote significant boosts in strength, which could prove beneficial to an athlete who may not necessarily be looking for raw mass.
As a potent androgen, Masteron can benefit the athlete looking for a boost in strength. This can be a very beneficial steroid for an athlete who is following a calorie restricted diet in an effort to maintain a specific bodyweight necessary for his pursuit. The individual could easily enjoy moderate increases in strength and a slight improvement in recovery and muscular endurance without unwanted body weight gain.
As a bulking agent, the effects of Masteron will prove to be rather week. It is possible the hormone could provide gains in mass similar to Primobolan Depot, which won’t be that strong either, if the total dose was high enough. However, the relative gain in size will be very moderate with many anabolic steroids being far more suited for this period of steroidal supplementation. There are those who may wish to include Masteron in a bulking plan for its anti-estrogenic and fat loss effects. The latter would ensure they kept their body fat gain minimized during off-season bulking phases, but this isn’t reason enough to use it in this phase. Body fat should be controllable without it. As for the anti-estrogenic effects, off-season cycles are normally comprised of large amounts of aromatase activity due to high doses of testosterone. Progesterone activity is also commonly high with the addition of Nandrolone compounds and possible Trenbolone. Consider additional Anadrol or Dianabol and this estrogenic activity can become very pronounced. Unfortunately, while possessing anti-estrogenic effects, Masteron will not be strong enough to combat this level of estrogenic activity.
In many ways, Masteron is a fairly side effect friendly anabolic steroid. Side effects of Masteron use most certainly exist, but most men will find this steroid highly tolerable. As for females, virilization symptoms can be strong with this steroid, but we will also find they can be managed with the right plan. In order to understand the side effects of Masteron, we have broken them down into their separate categories along with all you need to know.
Deca Durabolin is an extremely popular anabolic steroid comprised of the steroidal hormone Nandrolone and is attached to the large Decanoate ester. The Nandrolone hormone first appeared in 1960 and developed for commercial use in 1962 by Organon under the trade name Deca Durabolin. Since that time numerous Nandrolone Decanoate versions have hit the market, but Deca Durabolin remains the most recognized. This was not the first Nandrolone compound ever created, that would belong to Organon’s Durabolin, which is specifically Nandrolone Phenylpropionate. The Phenylpropionate version is much faster acting with a less active duration, and while Phenylpropionate forms are popular, Deca Durabolin has largely dominated the Nandrolone marketplace.
Deca Durabolin is one of the most commonly used anabolic steroids among performance enhancing athletes. It is well known for being a tremendously beneficial off-season mass steroid, but it’s also a favorite in many athletic circles for its therapeutic benefits. Due to its tremendous therapeutic benefits, the Nandrolone hormone is one of the most beneficial anabolic steroids in medical practice. However, due to years of anabolic steroid controversy such use has been quite limited in the U.S. for many years. Outside the U.S. Deca Durabolin remains a bit more popular in therapeutic treatment plans that can cover a host of areas.
Deca Durabolin is officially classified as a 19-nortestosterone (19-nor) anabolic androgenic steroid. The 19-nor classification refers to its direct structural nature, which is the testosterone hormone lacking a carbon atom at the 19th position. While this is only a slight change in structure from the testosterone hormone, this slight change gives us a unique anabolic steroid. As a Nandrolone base, Deca Durabolin is attached to the large Decanoate ester, which controls the hormone’s releasing activity slowing it down tremendously. This allows the individual to make use of the Nandrolone hormone without the need for frequent injections. Once injected, as the Decanoate ester begins to detach there will be a sharp spike in Nandrolone released within the body during the first 24-48 hours. From this point, the hormone will continue to release into the body for approximately 2-3 weeks.
Deca Durabolin carries a relatively potent anabolic rating, slightly greater than testosterone. However, its total androgenic activity is much lower than testosterone, carrying an androgenic rating of only 37 compared to testosterone’s 100. The lessened androgenic activity of Deca Durabolin is due to the hormone’s ability to reduce to dihydronandrolone (DHN) rather than dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This makes Deca Durabolin a much milder steroid than testosterone, and one of the most well-tolerated anabolic steroids for healthy adult men. This tolerable nature is also evident by its low estrogenic activity. Deca Durabolin does aromatize, but only at approximately 20% the rate of testosterone. However, it does carry a strong progestin nature, and this will play into the side effects as we will see later on.
Like many anabolic steroids, Deca Durabolin has the ability to enhance protein synthesis, inhibit glucocorticoid hormones, and promote enhanced IGF-1 output. Like many anabolic steroids, Deca Durabolin also has the ability to increase nitrogen retention in the muscles, but it appears to have a stronger affect than many steroids in this regard. In fact, studies have shown that even low doses of Nandrolone can greatly enhance nitrogen retention. This is an important factor, as all muscle tissue is comprised of approximately 16% nitrogen. While that may sound like a small amount, the more we retain the more anabolic we remain. When nitrogen levels are not maintained, this can cause us to enter a catabolic (muscle wasting) state.
Deca Durabolin is also well known for carrying two traits that are extremely important and largely separate it from many anabolic steroids. Again, many other steroids will carry these traits, but Deca Durabolin does so to a higher level. The traits in question are increasing bone mineral content and enhancing collagen synthesis. Due to these traits, Deca Durabolin is well known for promoting joint relief, and for many athletes that’s the only reason they’ll use it. Due to these traits, as well as its ability to increase red blood cell count, we can begin to see what types of therapeutic advantages this steroid can hold.
Deca Durabolin has been well noted for being an excellent steroid for those suffering from muscle wasting diseases, for improving geriatric weakness and fatigue, as well as anemia. Deca Durabolin has also been used to treat certain forms of breast cancer, has been life changing for severe burn victims, and even has the ability to treat ulcers. It has also been shown effective for treating pituitary deficient dwarfism, as well as development retardation in children. While Deca Durabolin has proven beneficial in all these areas, it has truly shined is in its ability to treat osteoporosis. This isn’t surprising when we consider the bone mineral content and collagen synthesis improvements. However, in the U.S. the compound is only used to treat those suffering from HIV and anemia, but some physicians are beginning to recognize the potential for therapeutic rejuvenation plans. Undoubtedly, at a low dose this steroid could provide a positive anti-aging benefit.
While the therapeutic benefits of Deca Durabolin are easy to see simply by understanding its basic nature, what most are concerned with is off-label use. Deca Durabolin is a long standing favorite among performance enhancing athletes, and while it is tremendously beneficial it is often grossly misunderstood. The misunderstanding is that this is only a bulking steroid, and while that is a fantastic point of use it is far from the only one. In fact, some competitive bodybuilders will use Deca Durabolin during their cutting phase, and during such a phase there’s no bulking going on. However, in order to understand the effects of Deca Durabolin and the varying beneficial points of use, you must remove a flawed way of thinking held by many anabolic steroid users. This type of thinking assumes all steroid progress is based on the enhancement of lean muscle tissue; specifically building more lean muscle tissue. Undoubtedly, this is the primary purpose of anabolic steroid use, but it is not the only one. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the varying positive effects of Deca Durabolin.
As an off-season bulking steroid, Deca Durabolin will provide significant gains in lean mass, but the increase in muscle mass will come slowly. This is a large ester based steroid, and it will not be fast acting. However, the mass built with this steroid will often be higher quality mass than compared to many anabolic steroids. Water retention is possible, but it should be fairly easy to control. Most should also find their strength increases to a degree, but Deca Durabolin is not what we’d call one of the stronger strength increasing steroids. During this off-season phase, the individual will also enjoy the therapeutic relief this steroid provides, which will be more than welcomed when off-season periods of growth are normally accompanied by the heaviest periods of weight training. This individual should also be able to acquire this new growth with less body fat accumulation that would normally otherwise occur. The use of anabolic steroids is well noted for enhancing the metabolic rate. This is nothing unique to Deca Durabolin, and while it will not directly burn body fat it will aid in the maintenance of a proper level. As off-season mass gains require excess calories, consider the metabolic enhancement an added bonus.
Many athletes, ball players, fighters, and any athlete who could benefit from the therapeutic relief often supplement with Deca Durabolin. Such individuals commonly have no desire to build any new lean muscle mass, but the relief alone is invaluable. Further, such relief can be obtained by a very low dose. A slightly higher dose will provide relief, greatly enhance overall recovery, and enhance muscular endurance. When it comes to performance enhancement, most athletes will find this steroid is hard to beat. More importantly, the relief effects of Deca Durabolin are not masking or false; this anabolic steroid shares nothing in common with over the counter painkillers or prescription painkillers like opiates. Such painkillers only mask the pain, whereas Deca Durabolin can actually heal the body.
Then we’re left with the cutting phase, and some athletes and bodybuilders will use Deca Durabolin during this phase of steroid use. Such use will be similar to direct athletic enhancement. The individual will supplement with a rather low dose for the relief and muscular endurance it can provide. This can be very welcomed during hard diets, as a true hardcore bodybuilding cutting diet is brutal on the human body. As an added bonus, Deca Durabolin will greatly preserve the individual’s lean muscle mass that would otherwise be lost during a necessary caloric deficit. While this steroid will not provide hardening or conditioning effects like many steroids, it can serve a purpose is some cutting plans.
Deca Durabolin is one of the more side effect friendly anabolic steroids for men and can prove useful for women, but normally only in therapeutic level doses. However, side effects of Deca Durabolin most certainly exist, but as we will see they largely fall into the realm of possible rather than guaranteed. With responsible use, most men will be able to use this steroid without the first negative effect. In order to achieve this level of safe supplementation, your first step is to recognize the possible side effects of Deca Durabolin, as well as what you can do about them. For an ease of understanding, we have broken down the side effects into separate categories along with the related information you’ll need.
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