Trenbolone: the history
One of the easiest ways to start a heated debate in the gym is by simply asking which is the most potent anabolic steroid ever made. I can guarantee you that almost everyone will go to insane levels trying to defend their choices and by the end of the day, no one would be ready to admit that their favorite supply isn’t the best. The one thing you can be sure of is that the steroid Trenbolone will be mentioned by several bodybuilders and fitness experts.
Trenbolone is arguably the most potent anabolic steroid out there. This substance is believed to be five times more powerful than testosterone and up to ten times more powerful than Deca Durabolin! That’s crazy, right? This also explains why the steroid is believed to be made for all the experienced hardcore bodybuilders whose bodies can handle the compound.
Such a powerful steroid is a priceless gem to everyone looking to bulk muscles, but it comes with severe limitations. Deca Durabolin is relatively powerful, yet it is known to cause severe liver damage and a plethora of other side effects. Imagine what a compound that is ten times as powerful can do to your body! Yes, things can get really messy, and your life could be put to serious danger. And this brings us to the point where we have to ask ourselves whether the potency and bodybuilding benefits of this steroid are really worth the risk.
What is Trenbolone?
Trenbolone is an anabolic androgenic steroid that was first developed in the 1960s by Hoechst-Roussel. Back then, the substance was made for veterinary purposes where they helped to spike cattle’s appetite, nutrient absorption, and muscle growth. It didn’t take long before the bodybuilding industry learned of its working mechanism and the impact it could have in their pursuit for bigger and well-defined muscles.
As the years went by, Trenbolone became available in different forms. These included Trenbolone enanthate, trenbolone hexahydrobenzylcarbonate, and the popular Trenbolone acetate. These were made for human consumption with certain reports claiming that they were effectively used to prevent muscle wasting.
The production and distribution of the human-grade compound were discontinued in most countries. Even the FDA doesn’t permit the use of this drug. Well, unless you are planning on using it on cattle. Of course, this ban never stopped underground laboratories from distributing the steroid. This is partially good news to all bodybuilders who are looking for something powerful to get them in shape before competitions. Unfortunately, the risk of getting contaminated with dangerous substances is always very high when you are getting them from the black market. You also can’t rule out the possibility of getting caught with the substance, and this will quickly land you in jail.
Benefits of Using Trenbolone
Trenbolone acetate is the commonly used form of Trenbolone in the bodybuilding industry. It is a 19-nor anabolic androgenic steroid with an almost similar structure as Deca Durabolin. The difference comes in at the 9th and 11th atom where Trenbolone has a double bond, unlike both Deca Durabolin and testosterone. The double bonds allow it to bind to your androgen receptors with more affinity. This difference is what makes Trenbolone more powerful than most of the other AAS. All of this results in various benefits including:
- Boosts nitrogen retention
An increase in nitrogen retention promotes the production of protein cells. Protein cells are vital for muscle growth. The more the cells, the bigger the muscles you will gain and also the shorter the time it’ll take to achieve these gains.
- Promotes natural production of the growth factor IGF1
Trenbolone is up there among the most effective substances when it comes to improving the production of IGF1. An increase in this growth factor will benefit you in various ways; it will enhance your recovery, sleep and may also deliver an anti-aging effect.
- Increases red blood cells
Red blood cells are the carriers of oxygen to different parts of your body. By increasing these cells, Trenbolone ensures that your muscles are receiving enough of this vital nutrient to keep you fired up for long hours. The increase in the supply of oxygen will also reduce your recovery time significantly.
- Improves nutrient absorption
The initial reason behind the production of Trenbolone was to enhance nutrient absorption in cattle. The human grade form of this steroid will still deliver the same results. It will help you get the best out of every meal you consume. Fewer vitamins and other nutrients will be going to waste.
- Fat Burning
Trenbolone isn’t the best legal steroid for your fat loss purposes, but it will still help you to burn some of the adipose. The steroid stimulates lipolysis which will burn down the fat producing energy that should help you spend more time in the gym.
What are the Side Effects of Using Trenbolone?
Trenbolone comes with a long list of brutal side effects:
Trenbolone Interferes with the performance of your pituitary gland. This gland is responsible for various crucial functions in the body one of which is stimulating the secretion of natural testosterone. The fact that Tren is an extremely powerful steroid doesn’t help either. This is because even the slightest of doses can result in massive suppression. If you use the steroid for extended periods, the impact on your testosterone production will also suffer greatly.
This is why all users of Trenbolone are advised to get on rigorous post cycle therapy after each cycle of using the steroid.
- Reduces Libido
A decrease in testosterone production basically means that your sex drive will be very low. No longer will you find excitement in making love. The worst part? The steroid may also affect the workings of your dick makes getting an erection almost impossible. If you thought that things can’t get any worse, then you are wrong because this effect can last for up to a year! Are you sure your marriage will be able to survive that?
Tren is a very androgenic steroid, and this causes a lot of problems. The resulting heart strain will lead to high blood pressure, aggressiveness, mood changes, cholesterol problems among many other health issues.
- Liver Damage
A few reports show that excessive usage of trenbolone will cause liver damage. Users can try to reduce their daily dosage and overall duration of each cycle, but this doesn’t guarantee that your liver will be any safer. Some people also opt to use other liver support supplements like TUDCA and UDCA. This will improve the protection of your liver slightly.
Tren is believed to be very dangerous for women. It may result in masculine traits even when consumed at low doses. Women are advised just to stay away from the steroid.
- Tren cough
Upon using this steroid, some oil usually finds its way into your bloodstream, and it ends up getting trapped in your lungs. Your body responds by stimulating coughing in an attempt to get rid of the oil.
Other side effects include:
- Acne breakout
- Diminished cardiovascular performance
How to Use Trenbolone
Trenbolone is available in injectable form. The recommended dosages range from 75 to 100mg administered every other day. Some people also find 50mg to be more than sufficient. The relatively long half-life of the steroid means that it shouldn’t be used every day. Unfortunately, having to inject the steroid every other day may become too much to most people. It will also leave a lot of scarring.
Sometimes the strongest steroid isn’t really the best. Yes, Tren will help you gain the muscles but can you really endure the suppression and cardiovascular issues that it leaves you with? Remember that some of these side effects may become permanent, yet the muscles you are gaining aren’t. I believe that the natural alternatives we have at the moment are more ideal. They cost less, they are safer, and you won’t have to worry about the authorities catching up with you.