Omnadren is a combination of 4 separate test esters. Older versions of the drug list the final two esters as isohexanoate and hexanoate. However, it should be noted that hexanoate is simply another word for caproate so the drugs esters have not actually been modified. Most commonly, people will correlate Omnadren 250 with its cousin Sustanon 250, since they are both a blend of 4 test esters. The only difference between the two lies in the last and most concentrated- ester. Whilst Omnadren contains the caproate ester, Sustanon contains the decanoate ester in the same concentration. Really, except for price, theres no difference& and price-wise, youre going to be paying as much for Omnadren as you would for Sustanon (or $3-4usd/amp). This is a very nice price, and for that reason, I typically advise people to purchase Omnadren over Sustanon, if their source carries it.
It is also not uncommon to hear people refer to Omnadren as a superior version of testosterone since it boasts 4 esters instead of 1 (or none). This should be taken with a grain of salt. All testosterones produce very similar effects while the ester simply delays the release of the compound into the body which has two immediate consequences. The first, being less important, is injection frequency. This has become a hotly debated issue recently& on the one side are those who advocate injections only once or twice per week. Frequently their arguments are supported with cycle results which have yielded good gains. On the other side and perhaps the more scientific side- are those who advocate injections at least every other day (EOD) or ever day (ED). One has only to glance at the ester constitution in Omnadren 250 to understand why this may be. Such small concentrations of the shorter esters (propionate and phenylpropionate) are rendered practically useless when Omnadren is injected once or twice per week. Furthermore, when injecting only a few times per week the peaks and valleys of concentration in the blood are not desirable. We want our blood concentration of the drugs to be as high as they can be relative to dose- as long as they can be. Obviously, this is not the case when fast acting esters are introduced and subsequently dissipated before another injection is given.
As the longest ester in Omnadren (caproate) is slightly faster acting than the longest ester in Sustanon (decanoate), users will notice an increase in their testosterone levels sooner with Omnadren than with Sustanon. This has a few consequences which we shall examine now. First of all, since testosterone aromatizes (converts) to estrogen, a buildup of this female hormone will occur more rapidly. With estrogen increase follows the inevitability of increased water retention. This is significant for 3 reasons: First, the users strength will increase. Secondly, the users size will increase, and finally, definition in the muscles will begin to dissipate. As an obvious result, Omnadren 250 is typically used more for bulking than cutting. The extent of these effects are highly dictated by the users diet and training habits, although it is also easily controlled with the proper use of anti-estrogen drugs such as Nolvadex, Armidex, Proviron, and a myriad of others.
As I previously stated, testosterone is a highly anabolic and androgenic hormone, it has an anabolic (muscle building) rating of 100, making it a good drug to use if one is in pursuit of more size and strength. And if you arent in pursuit of more size and strength, then why would you be reading this, right? Well, lets get on with it and look at exactly what makes testosterone a good mass builder. Firstly, testosterone promotes nitrogen retention in the muscle (6) the more nitrogen the muscles holds the more protein the muscle stores. Testosterone can also increase the levels of the highly anabolic hormone, IGF-1, in muscle tissue (7)(9). Even the aromatized part of testosterone that turns into estrogen may increase levels of IGF, and sensitivity to it. Testosterones actions come mostly from its binding to the androgen receptor to promote A.R dependant mechanisms for both muscle gain and fat loss (5). Thankfully, it also significantly increases the concentrations of the A. R in cells critical for muscle repair and growth and A.R in muscle (8 ). Testosterone induces changes in shape, size and also can change the appearance and the number of muscle fibers (7). Androgens like the testosterone(s) found in Omnadren can protect your hard earned muscle from the catabolic hormones (8), whether those hormones occur from exercise or other stress.
Omnadren Side Effects
There are strong androgenic side effects, which are pronounced with Omnadren (as with all testosterones). Oily skin, acne, increased body/facial hair, and depending on the individual an increase in aggressiveness can occur. Omnadren 250 can also be hard on the hairline. This is partly due to the conversion of the testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Test is converted to DHT via the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. While DHT is more potent than test at the androgen receptor (the double bond is removed from the carbon4-carbon5 bond and replaced with a hydrogen atom on each) and is responsible for some growth. It can also cause some negative side effects as well. Testosterone, because of this bond is actually much more anabolic, in practical terms, because it For example: DHT formation in the scalp is suspected of causing/expediting male pattern baldness. To possibly combat this, one can use finasteride (Proscar). This drug will inhibit the conversion of testosterone to DHT but many users will report that since DHT is more potent at the androgen receptor than test, gains in muscle mass as well as strength will diminish. On the other hand, a lack of DHT caused by blocking 5-AR can sometimes cause gynocomastia (4)(5).
Typically cycles which contain Omnadren 250 will be around 12-16weeks. The idea is that it will take at least 2 weeks for the compound to become fully active in the body, and most users will report an additional 1-3 weeks until the effects of Omnadren are truly felt. As a result, gains from Omnadren are not typically noticed for about 1 month after the first injection. What most people mean by this is that although the actual drug is already active, gains arent realized immediately. The majority of users will supplement a fast acting oral drug such as Dianabol or Anadrol in the first 4 weeks of a cycle which is thought of as a kickstart until the effects of the Omnadren are fully felt. As mentioned above a typical weekly dose of Omnadren can range from 500mg-1000mg per week. Those who are new to steroids and cycling should generally start with a minimal dose so as to better judge how their own bodies will react to the synthetic testosterone. Id suggest beginners stick with 2 amps per week, if theyre inclined to use this preparation.
Omnadren has always been manufactured by Polfa which has since changed their name to Jelfa. The company is based in Poland, and as one might obviously conclude, the availability and price of Omnadren 250 there is much different than many other places. Often, fake Sustanon in the 80s would actually turn out to be Omnadren, which was much less highly prized (nonsensically).
Omnadren (Testosterone) Profile
1 milliliter of Omnadren 250 contains:
- 30mg testosterone propionate
- 60mg testosterone phenylpropionate
- 60mg testosterone isocaproate
- 100mg testosterone caproate
- Molecular Weight (of Base): 288.429
- Molecular Weight (esters)
- Propionate: 362.5082
- Phenylpropionate: 438.6058
- Isocaproate: 404.5886
- Formula (of Base): C19 H28 O2
- Formula (esters)
- Propionate:C3 H6 O2
- Phenylpropionate:C9 H10 O2
- Isocaproate:C6 H12 O2
- Caproate:C16 H12 O2
- Melting Point: 154-155C
- Manufacturer: Jelfa
- Effective dose: 250-1,000mgs/week
- Active Life: 10 days
- Detection Time: 3 months
- Anabolic/Androgenic Ratio: 100:100
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