Trenbolone is a derivative of Nandrolone, and is a 19-nor compound. These compounds contain a specific removal of the 19th carbon and is unique to this anabolic steroid category.Testosterone is popularly known as the baseline hormone reference by which all other anabolic steroids are measured against. Testosterone possesses an anabolic-androgenic rating of 100:100. Trenbolone has an anabolic-androgenic rating of both 500:500.
The reason for Trenbolone being five times stronger than Testosterone is because of its two double bonds at carbons 19 and 11. In order to achieve the equivalent strength of 100mg of Trenbolone, one would have to inject 500mg of short-acting Testosterone.
Trenbolone exhibits zero estrogenic activity as it cannot convert into Estrogen. Trenbolone is immune from interacting with the 5-alpha reductase enzyme and it is impossible for it to convert into DHT. Although, Trenbolone holds an androgenic rating of 500 versus Testosterone’s androgenic rating of 100. Trenbolone can provide massive strength and lean mass gains during a bulking cycle, and can also be utilized for cutting and fat loss phases too.
Trenbolone is an extremely powerful androgen and binds very strongly to the androgen receptor. The androgenic side effects include increased oily skin and acne, increased bodily and facial hair growth, increased risk of male pattern baldness (MPB) for those predisposed to it, and an increased risk of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Alongside these side effects is also the increased propensity for strong androgens to increase aggressive behavior.
Trenbolone has a tendency to carry with it unique side effects generally uncommon with any other compounds. These tend to be increased perspiration specifically when sleeping as well as insomnia.
Trenbolone does carry with it progesterone-related side effects as well. Trenbolone can also increase Prolactin levels drastically in the body. These side-effects are sometimes mistaken with estrogen related side-effects e.g. puffy nipples, gynecomastia, bloating, water retention etc. Anti-estrogens and aromatase inhibitors are known for counteracting such negative side effects. For Prolactin related issues, the use of vitamin B6 has been demonstrated to curb such side-effects in studies using as much as 600mg daily. Anti-prolactin drugs such as Cabergoline and Bromocriptine can also be very effective at reducing unnaturally elevated Prolactin levels.
Trenbolone will induce shutdown of endogenous Testosterone production rapidly. Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) is advised post cycle.
Beginners should start with 50mg every other day of Trenbolone Acetate (for a weekly total of 200mg). Intermediate users may utilize 75 – 100mg every other day with a total of 300 – 400mg per week. Advanced users may inject up to 600mg per week.
Water retention: No
High blood pressure: Yes
Liver toxic: Yes moderate
DHT Conversion: No
Decreased HPTA function: Yes moderate to extreme
Active life: 2 days
Drug class: Anabolic/Androgenic steroid (for injection)
Average dose: Men 50 – 100mg every day / every other day