|Rapid onset||risk of acne, hair loss, body hair growth|
|Does not require frequent application||risk of gynecomastia|
|Enhances protein synthesis and glycogen synthesis||suppresses natural production of androgenic hormones|
|Accelerates muscle regeneration||increases blood pressure due to excessive water retention in the body|
|Is considered one of the safest anabolic steroids|
SUSTANON-250 is a popular anabolic steroid, due to several advantages it provides over other testosterone preparation. SUSTANON-250 is a blend of four different testosterone esters, which have in the case of good timing synergistic effect. It is this special feature of Sustanon that has positive effects for athletes. A mixture of 4 testosterone esters are released, so Sustanon quickly enters the circulatory system and remains effective in the body for several weeks. SUSTANON-250 has a distinct androgenic effect which is coupled with a strong anabolic effect. It is therefore suitable for the fast building of muscle mass and strength. Athletes who use SUSTANON-250 recorded a solid increase of quality muscle mass, because it causes less water retention compared with testosterone enanthate or cypionate. This is one reason why many athletes and bodybuilders prefer it over other long-acting testosterone esters. In the bulking phase of training SUSTANON-250 is used with other substances OXYNDROL, STANOX-10, METAXON-10, D-DUBOL 100, BOLDENONE-200 or DECANOL-200.
CHEMICAL NAME: 4-androstene-3-one-17B-ol, 17beta-hydroxy-androst-4-en-3-one
HALF-LIFE: 15 - 18 days
ANABOLIC RATING: 100
ANDROGENS RATING: 100
A mixture of 4 different variants of esterified testosterone in a certain proportion is best known under the name of Sustanon 250 (developed and manufactured by Organon). It contains:
30 mg Testosterone propionate,
60 mg testosteronephenylpropionate
60 mg of testosterone Isocaproate
100 mg testosterone decanoate
The idea of combining all these different testosterone esters is to provide drug based on testosterone, which will provide the user immediate effects due to rapid release of testosterone propionate ester followed by a slower and more sustained release of other esters. A further advantage is that the mixture does not require such frequent administration such as testosterone propionate. Sustanon 250 as a whole is designed to provide a maximum plasma testosterone levels after 24 to 48 hours after administration. After this time, the plasma testosterone levels increase for 21 days because of the longer-esterified testosterone in the mixture. Sustanon 250 is most likely one of the most popular testosterone preparations. Mainly because of misconceptions that Sustanon 250 is more effective than individual esterified forms of testosterone, which is not true. Esters linked to different anabolic steroids only affect the biological half-life and the release half-life, regardless of the anabolic steroid, to which they are attached. The real and the main reason for its popularity among athletes is quite a large volume of the substance for the money. A mixture of four different testosterone esters have a great value for money compared to buying individual testosterone esters.
The mixture of testosterone is subject to the effects of the enzyme aromatase in the body .Among the side effects of Sustanon-250 are side effects of estrogen. The rate of aromatization is directly related to the amount of used substance, and together with increasing doses aromatization is higher. Estrogenic side effects include: excessive water retention and bloating, elevated blood pressure (e.g. due to water retention in the body), accelerated fat deposition and gynecomastia. The side effects of estrogen can be reduced or completely avoided by using aromatase inhibitors or SERMs (selective estrogen receptor modulators. Among androgenic side effects are: increased secretion of sebum (oily skin), acne (in terms of increased secretion of sebum), body hair growth, and increased risk of inducing male pattern baldness (MPB) in persons with a genetic predisposition.
Anabolic / androgenic steroids can have deleterious effects on blood cholesterol levels. This includes a tendency to reduce HDL (good) cholesterol and increase LDL (bad) cholesterol.
All anabolic steroids have the ability to suppress or shut down the natural endogenous production of testosterone in the body, and Sustanon 250 is no exception.After the end of the cycle, it is highly recommended to use a suitable PCT (Post Cycle Therapy).
Beginners are using doses ranging from 300 to 500 mg per week, which is the standard dose for a beginner with any other testosterone cures. This dose should produce dramatic increases even at the lower end of the dosage. Intermediate users will generally make much progress at doses of 500-750 mg per week. Advanced users will make great progress at the same dosage as intermediate users, and rarely need to rise above this amount. In any case, advanced users tend to use Sustanon 250 ranging from 500 to 1000 mg per week. Detection time of Sustanon-250 is due to containing long esters at least 120 days.