From the golden ages of bodybuilding, Trenbolone has been an anabolic androgenic steroid admired by one and all. This is not just because of its unmatched reputation as a fat-burning as well as bulking agent, but also because this steroid can increase body mass more effectively than by weight training alone. If that was not all, this highly androgenic steroid is a performance enhancing drug with binding to the Androgen Receptor (AR) almost thrice as high as testosterone.
The chemical name of Trenbolone is 17β-Hydroxyestra-4, 9, 11-trien-3-one and it has a half life of nearly 2-3 days. The molecular weight of Tren is 270.37 g/mol at the base and its molecular formula is C18H22O2. It is commonly administered as ester derivatives like Trenbolone acetate, Trenbolone enanthate, or Trenbolone cyclohexylmethylcarbonate (Parabolan).
The esters of Trenbolone in order of potency when compared milligram to milligram (from most potent to least) are:
1. Trenbolone Acetate
2. Trenbolone Enanthate
3. Trenbolone Cyclohexylmethylcarbonate or Parabolan
Trenbolone is excreted in urine as conjugates that can be hydrolyzed with beta-glucuronidase that means this steroid leaves the body as beta-glucuronides or sulfates.
This steroid is classified by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Schedule III drug and Trenbolone is classified as a Schedule 4 drug in Canada and a class C drug with no penalty for personal use or possession in the United Kingdom.
One of the biggest advantages associated with Trenbolone (or Tren) is that it is extremely good at building muscle mass. This steroid does not aromatize and therefore does not lead to estrogenic side effects like oily skin, acne, gynecomastia, and bloating. It is also useful to retain muscle mass in a calorie deficient mode and inhibits the production of cortisol directly through the glucocorticoid receptors that results in the activation of fat loss pathways. This anabolic compound can even be used by those who are prone to excess estrogen formation while making the use of anabolic steroids. Moreover, use of this steroid stimulates appetite and reduces the rate of catabolism. It is also useful for efficient processing and use of food so that the body can reap the complete benefits of ingested vitamins and minerals at improved levels.
Trenbolone Acetate (Finaplix)
Trenbolone acetate has a binding affinity for the androgen receptor five times as high as that of testosterone. It can increase nitrogen uptake by muscles that promotes protein synthesis. This anabolic androgenic steroid is not metabolized by aromatase or 5α-reductase into estrogenic compounds such as estradiol, or into Dihydrotestosterone. In addition to this, the use of this steroid can cause an increase in male secondary sex characteristics without the need to convert to Dihydrotestosterone. It is considered by many as a body transforming drug that even helps in losing fat, which makes it a favorite among bodybuilders for cutting.
The use of Trenbolone enanthate (or Tren E) is associated with the promotion of protein synthesis that further results in the formation of new tissues that promote muscle mass or hypertrophy. This steroid does not lead to feminine sexual characteristics unlike testosterone-based steroids and improves capacity of sportsmen to lift weights and perform repetitions during intense workouts. The potency of Tren helps bodybuilders hold to maximal strength as long as possible throughout their contest preparations.
Abuse of this steroid may lead to liver and kidney failure or clitoris enlargement, male pattern baldness, oily skin, acne, prostate enlargement, water retention, breast growth and lactation in men, anxiety, and increased aggression. It can even lead to side effects such as increased libido, elevated blood pressure, insomnia, and night sweats though these are temporary in nature.
Difference Between Trenbolone Acetate And Trenbolone Enanthate
The only difference between Trenbolone acetate and Trenbolone enanthate is that of esters. While Tren acetate due to more esters peaks faster and leaves the system faster, Tren enanthate with comparatively less esters peaks slowly and therefore leaves the system slowly. This also means that Tren acetate users will have to regularly inject and face more side effects, the users of Tren enanthate would comparatively face fewer side effects and are not required to inject on a frequent basis.
However, Trenbolone acetate is easier to maintain stable blood levels, especially when dieting, and trying to gain strength and muscles. In addition to this, the human body finds it easier to absorb a higher percentage of milligrams when injected in the acetate form than in the enanthate form.
In addition to these derivatives of Trenbolone, you may even find Parabolan or Trenbolone cyclohexylmethylcarbonate on the internet. This anabolic androgenic steroid is a must-have if you are a novice, hard gainer, power lifter, or professional bodybuilder. Use of this steroid is associated with a fast gain in solid, high-quality muscle mass accompanied by a significant increase in strength. This steroid binds well to the androgen receptors and is commonly used as a pre-contest drug and a fat burning drug.
Parabolan use can lead to a dramatic improvement in the levels of IGF-1 and satellite cells that are beneficial for repairing damage muscle tissue. It may also improve regenerative properties of muscle tissues via inhibition of protein mobilization and muscle breakdown in gluconeogenesis. This steroid is best used in dosages of 300-500 mg per week by men, for a period exceeding eight weeks at a stretch.
The abuse or use of low grade Parabolan may lead to health complications such as sexual dysfunction, gynecomastia, low thyroid levels, high prolactin levels, increase of body hair or hirsutism, menstrual disturbances, deepening of the voice, and clitoral enlargement. Men using Parabolan may experience abnormal breast tissue (gynecomastia) and the suppression of normal testosterone production or coughs, insomnia, night sweats and cardiac irregularities.