Trenbolone is a popular injectable anabolic steroid and is considered the strongest anabolic steroid commercially available. This drug is administered intramuscularly in one of the many injection sites of the body. It isn’t available in oral form.
Trenbolone belongs to intermediate to advanced level steroid, hence it must never be used by people who just started using anabolic steroids. Newbies shouldn’t take Trenbolone, but only those who completed numerous cycles of testosterone and other beginner level steroid may use Tren.
How does Trenbolone work?
Trenbolone is a powerful androgenic compound. It is derived from Nandrolone (Deca Durabolin), an anabolic steroid but without any estrogenic property, unlike Nandrolone. It can’t be converted to estrogen as it has a double bond with C9 to 10 carbon, making it completely resistant to the action of the enzyme aromatase, which converts steroids to estrogen. Trenbolone is a versatile anabolic steroid that provides huge muscle gain.
It affects muscle growth in a number of ways. One, it boosts IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor) level in the muscle tissue, as well as increase the DNA level of muscle cells. Further, muscle satellite cells – the cells necessary to repair muscle fiber damages, become more sensitive to IGF-1.
Trenbolone is also more attracted to androgen receptors, much stronger than testosterone. In fact, it is five times more powerful than testosterone in terms of anabolic and androgenic properties. This means that for a 1000mg of testosterone, you only need 200mg to achieve its effect. Therefore, when using Trenbolone, you don’t need to take big doses. In fact, higher doses can result to negative effects.
Similar to other anabolic steroids, trenbolone supports nitrogen retention which increases muscle fibers. It has anti-catabolic properties, preventing the breakdown of muscles that often occur during intense exercise.
Cortisol and other related hormones have receptor sites in the muscles. They are responsible for the protein breakdown to be used as energy. Trenbolone actually binds with these receptors to inhibit the mechanism of cortisol and glucocorticoid hormones.
How to use Trenbolone
The average dose of Trenbolone varies and depends on your stack and cycle. During a cutting cycle, some users push the limit by increasing the dose, even higher than 100mg every other day. However, not all can tolerate this dose as the potential for side effects increases. During a bulking cycle, most find 50mg every other day sufficient and effective. Some men can tolerate 100mg with no problems.
Take note, never use more than 200mg, even though you seem to bear it well.
What results can you expect from Trenbolone?
Trenbolone works great in both cutting and bulking cycles. It does not only put the body in optimal anabolic state, it also inhibits cortisol and other glucocorticoid hormones that are the culprit for the fat deposits in the abdomen, thighs and arms.
For bulking, Tren doesn’t act as a potent bulking agent when used alone. Rather, it is usually combined with other steroids known for muscle-building. By far, the most common steroid combined with Tren is Deca Durabolin. Take note that Tren provides optimal power and fuel necessary to make the most of the workouts. For cutting, Tren can be an excellent addition to your stack for the same reason
For performance enhancement, Trenbolone is a popular choice for those who want more stamina, strength and improve overall performance. It gives optimal pumps, an important factors for bodybuilders before joining a competition.
For athletes, Trenbolone helps them recover faster. Based on studies, it has been found that athletes who use Tren between workouts show a higher rate of muscle recovery than those who don’t use it. When muscles are restored faster, they are primed and can perform for the next event or workout.
The following side effects listed are effects unique to Trenbolone use. It means this symptoms aren’t noticed in other anabolic steroids, which is the reason why Tren is often labelled as a ‘harsh’ steroid. However, side effects largely depend on a person’s response to the drug, lifestyle habits, gender, age and personal genetics.
- Increased perspiration
- Sleep disturbance or insomnia
- Prolactin- or progesterone-related gynecomastia
- Libido problems
- Erectile dysfunction
- Tren-cough – a condition where a user experiences coughing immediately after an injection
- Increased aggression
- Liver stress
Pros of Trenbolone
- Increases amount of strength quickly
- Burns body fats while preserving muscles
- Builds large amount of muscles rapidly
- Extremely fast results
- Increases protein synthesis
- Increases level of free testosterone
- Expands muscle fibers
- Fast muscle recovery
Cons of Trenbolone
- Requires injection to administer
- Considered illegal
- Can cause dangerous side effects such as liver or kidney damage
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Trenbolone aromatize? No, it doesn’t aromatize to estrogen, which is good news. However, this can cause other side effects since the body depends on hormone balance to work normally. Low levels of estrogen may cause mood changes, loss of libido and joint problems.
How long should I use Tren? The most common Trenbolone cycle is 12 weeks. But many Tren users cycles for 8 weeks as it shows to be more effective in reducing body fat and gaining muscle.
Do I need to cycle Trenbolone? Yes. All types of anabolic steroids must be cycle to prevent the body from totally shutting down the normal production of hormones like testosterone. Cycling prevent the accumulating excessive hormones that could lead to massive damage of the body.