Everything You Need To Know About Trenbolone
Trenbolone is also known as Trienolone and Trienbolone, Δ9,11-Nandrolone, RU-2341, 19-Nor-δ9,11-testosterone and Estra-4,9,11-trien-17β-ol-3-one. The androgen/anabolic steroid is not marketed as Trenbolone. It is available in different forms such as trenbolone acetate and trenbolone hexahydrobenzylcarbonate. Trenbolone acetate is sold under brand names Finaplix and Finajet. Trenbolone hexahydrobenzylcarbonate is sold under brand names Hexabolan and Parabolan. While Trenbolone acetate has been used as veterinary medicine, Trenbolone hexahydrobenzylcarbonate used to be administered to humans in clinical treatments. Trenbolone is not a prescription drug today. It is a steroid marketed as a supplement.
Classified in progestogen drugs, the steroid is administered through intramuscular injection in the form of esters. It is listed in Schedule III in the United States and in Schedule IV in Canada by the respective regulatory authorities. Known for its high bioavailability, the steroid has a half-life of up to seventy-two hours and is metabolized by the liver. The chemical formula of the steroid is C18H22O2 and its molar mass is 270.37 g/mol.
History of Trenbolone
Trenbolone has been used as veterinary medicine in the form of trenbolone acetate. It was used to improve muscles, mineral absorption and feed efficiency in cattle. Trenbolone has androgenic and anabolic effects. The esters can increase uptake of ammonium ions by the muscles after they are metabolized. This enhances protein synthesis, stimulates appetite and reduces catabolism. Trenbolone is a potent steroid. Studies have proven that is five times as potent as testosterone.
Trenbolone was developed in 1963. It used to be spelled as trienbolone and trienolone. Those names are no longer in use. Trenbolone is illegal in some countries, especially by athletes and bodybuilders. Performance enhancement steroids are often controlled. The United States has classified the drug in the list of controlled substances. It is classified as a drug in the United Kingdom and Canada. Personal use and possession is not illegal in these countries. In Australia, users may buy Trenbolone as a prescription drug or steroid.
Benefits of Trenbolone
Trenbolone is an enhancement drug or supplement. It increases bulk and helps with cutting. Bodybuilders use the supplement to develop larger and more pronounced muscles. The steroid can help with the growth of lean mass while assisting in fat burning. There is almost no effect on weight. There is some effect on endurance as well. Trenbolone is much more potent than testosterone and hence proportionately more effective. This also means that the side effects are also stronger.
Trenbolone increases the production of the IGF-1 hormone. This helps in stimulating muscle growth and production of new cells in muscles. The two processes are known as hypertrophy and hyperplasia. The steroid enhances the rate of protein synthesis. This leads to the effective replacement of damaged proteins, thereby leading to stronger tissues in the muscles. The steroid also speeds up the healing and recovery process during various workout cycles.
Trenbolone increases retention of nitrogen. The nitrogen in amino acids is the building block of protein, which are the building blocks of muscles. One cannot develop more muscles or make them stronger with adequate nitrogen content. This is especially true for those who are bulking up. Usually, bodybuilders already have substantial mass and then they start to bulk up to get to the next phase. This is when the muscles suffer nitrogen deficiency. Trenbolone can take care of that.
Trenbolone helps with the production of red blood cells and hence increases the count. This facilitates better circulation and distribution of oxygen throughout the body. The availability of more oxygen makes bodybuilders, athletes and fitness enthusiasts experience more strength and stamina or endurance. Those who want their veins to pop out for the muscles to be truly well pronounced can get that effect with this steroid. The supplement also reduces water retention to an extent where there is no excess water. This helps the muscles to be accentuated further and the finer sculpted appearance is attainable.
Dosage of Trenbolone
A dose of 100mg of Trenbolone is an equivalent of 500mg of Testosterone. 200mg of Trenbolone is effective 1,000mg Testosterone and the equivalence increases proportionately. 500mg of Trenbolone is 2,500mg of Testosterone. This is the potency of the steroid and hence the dosage must be chosen accordingly. Dosage should vary as one gets started, gets to the intermediate phase and then reached the advanced state.
Users should have a cycle for their bulking up and cutting. This cycle is also the course for Trenbolone. It is unnecessary to take the steroid before the bulking up and cutting phase. It is no longer necessary after the cutting phase. The course of this steroid should be followed with a post cycle therapy.
Beginners should start with 300mg per week. 200mg for the first week or two is also fine. Beginners should not go for 400mg or over in the first week. Intermediate users can go for 400mg to 500mg per week. It is best to stay at 400mg. Advanced users can go for more than 500mg per week but subject to the side effects experienced. It is absolutely unwise and also risky to go for doses as high as 1000mg per week. There can be severe side effects and dangerous consequences, even if the user is familiar with the steroid and has used it many times before.
Side Effects of Trenbolone
Trenbolone has mild to severe side effects depending on dose, tolerance of an individual and other health factors. Male users may have what is known as man boobs. Acne breakout is common as the sebaceous glands get hyperactive and produce excessive oil. There can be a spike in blood pressure. These are transient side effects. None of these are permanent or chronic. Many users experience excessive perspiration or sweating, often leading to dehydration, sleep problems and in some cases insomnia, changes in sex drive and some behavioral changes.
Maintaining a moderate dose and working out extensively as expected during bulking up and cutting is the key to keep the side effects in check. If the side effects get worse, one must seek medical intervention and also stop taking the steroid immediately.