What Is Sustanon ?
Sustanon 250 is a synthetic steroid derived from Testosterone. It is both anabolic and androgenic. It comes primarily in an injectable form. There are a few variations of this particular drug, but the most popular is the one made of a blend of four distinct ester compounds in varying amounts: Testosterone Propionate (30mg), Testosterone Phenylpropionate (60mg), Testosterone Isocaproate (60mg) and Testosterone Decanoate (100mg). This is known as Sustanon 250.
Sustanon 250 is a trade name for an oil-based injectable blend of four esterized testosterone compounds:
- 30 mg testosterone propionate
- 60 mg testosterone phenylpropionate
- 60 mg testosterone isocaproate
- 100 mg testosterone decanoate
Sustanon 100 was similar, though with three esters. This smaller dose was usually for pediatric use.
- 20 mg testosterone propionate
- 40 mg testosterone phenylpropionate
- 40 mg testosterone isocaproate
Sustanon 100 has not been produced since 2009.
The different testosterone esters provide for different half lives. Esterization of the testosterone molecules provides for a sustained (but non-linear) release of testosterone from the injection depot into the blood plasma.
While the intention of the mixed testosterone esters in Sustanon is to provide more stable serum testosterone levels, a single long-ester testosterone, such as testosterone cypionate or testosterone enanthate, may actually provide more stable serum testosterone levels. It is the preferred method of testosterone replacement in the UK as detailed in the British National Formulary.
In the United Kingdom, there was a brief shortage of Sustanon 250 during late 2011, due to licensing problems and a further shortage in mid-2012 due to manufacturing problems.
Sustanon is a fairly popular anabolic steroid product among bodybuilders and athletes for muscle building purposes as well as other reasons such as andropause.
What is Sustanon Used For ?
Sustanon is most commonly used in Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for men who are lacking sufficient levels of Testosterone. As it is anabolic it will treat symptoms related to low Testosterone levels such as loss in muscle mass and unusual fatigue, and its androgenic properties encourage the secondary male sex characteristics to grow and be maintained. Because of these abilities, Sustanon is often used by bodybuilders and performance enhancers, both male and female. It is not usually recommended that women use Sustanon as it can have harmful side effects or it could result in the unwanted appearance of masculine characteristics such as facial hair. However, the drug has many benefits for men other than these abilities such as helping men cope with the Andropause and other issues which occur due to low Testosterone levels.
Why is Testosterone So Important ?
Testosterone is essential for many things during a male’s young and adult life. It is responsible for the production of sperm, libido, getting and maintaining an erection, functioning and maturation of the prostate etc. Low Testosterone can cause some very serious problems for men and can eventually lead to depression and other mental health issues. Sustanon helps to prevent symptoms such as low sex drive, fatigue, possible infertility etc from developing and can treat them if they have already appeared.
The drug was first developed by Organon for this purpose and proved to be very effective and was quite successful; the drug can cure symptoms of low Testosterone with only one injection every three to four weeks. However, to maintain stable Testosterone levels, it is recommended to take injections more frequently, for example once every 2 weeks. Some experienced bodybuilders take up to 3 injections per week to ensure that their Testosterone levels are peaked at all times in order to utilise the drug and get the best results.
How Can I Buy Sustanon ?
Sustanon is available from some pharmacies with a prescription from your doctor or your doctor may administer the shots his/herself. If you do buy Sustanon online consult your doctor first to ensure that you are not putting yourself at risk. Do not use this medication under any circumstances if you have:
- Not yet reached puberty or are under 18
- Liver or kidney disease
- Any heart problems or conditions
- Breast or prostate cancer
- High blood pressure
Do not use this product if you have ever experienced an allergic reaction to any other anabolic steroids. If you experience an allergic reaction to Sustanon consult your doctor immediately.
- Name – Sustanon
- Chemical Name – 4-androsten-3-one-17beta-ol, 17beta-hydroxy-androst-4-en-3-one
- Weight – 288.42g/mol
- Chemical Formula – C19H2802
- Half-Life – 2 to 3 weeks
Recreational Use of Sustanon by Bodybuilders and Weight Lifters.
Sustanon was never intentionally prescribed for use to enahance muscle mass or fat loss. Use is prohibited in any sport where anabolic steroids are banned. Sustanon 250 was the first multi-estered blend of testosterone available on the market, and was developed by Organon as an ideal HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) solution. It was meant to give the user consistently elevated blood levels of testosterone over the course of a month, and thus eliminate the need for frequent trips to the doctors office for injections. This drug was very popular in the 80’s and 90’s, and was often thought of as being a ‘stack’ in one drug. Which isn’t really accurate, because, in the end all you have is testosterone once your body has metabolized it.
Sustanon will do exactly what any other form of testosterone will do, no more and no less, it will cause muscle growth as well as fat loss, by sending a message to your muscles to store more protein (that’s its primary anabolic effect), while also protecting your muscles from catabolic (muscle wasting). It will also change both the appearance and the actual number of muscle fibers in your body.
As the mixture of the testosterones are time released they provide an immediate effect while still remaining active in the body for up to a month. As with other testosterones, Sustanon is an androgenic steroid with a pronounced anabolic effect. Therefore, athletes commonly use Sustanon to put on mass and size while increasing strength. However, unlike other testosterone compounds such as cypionate and enanthate, the use of Sustanon leads to less water retention and estrogenic side effects. This characteristic is extremely beneficial to bodybuilders who suffer from gynecomastia yet still seek the powerful anabolic effect of an injectable testosterone.
The decreased water retention also makes Sustanon 250 a desirable steroid for bodybuilders and athletes interested in cutting up or building a solid foundation of quality mass. Dosages of Sustanon normanlly range from 250 mg every other week, up to 2000 mg or more per week. These dosages seem to be the extremes. A more common dosage would range from 250 mg to 1000 mg per week. Although Sustanon remains active for up to a month, injections should be taken at least once a week to keep testosterone levels stable.
Steroid novice’s can expect to gain about 20 pounds within a couple of months by using only 250 mg of Sustanon a week. More advanced athletes will obviously need higher dosages to obtain the desired effect. Sustanon is a fairly safe steroid, but in high dosages, some athletes may experience side effects due to an elevated estrogen level. With dosages exceeding 1000 mg a week, it is probably wise to use an anti-estrogen such as Nolvadex or Proviron. The use of Sustanon will suppress natural testosterone production, so the use of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) or Clomid may be appropriate at the end of a cycle.
Athletes interested in rapid size and strength gains, will find that Sustanon stacks extremely well with orals such as Androlic (oxymetholone) and Dianabol (methandrostenlone). Sustanon also stacks well with Trenabol Depot (Trenbolone), and Winstrol (stanozolol) for athletes seeking that hard, ripped look.