Sustanon-250 is a testosterone mixture first developed by Organon in an effort to create a more suitable testosterone for hormone replacement therapy. The idea was simple; create a testosterone that can be injected less frequently and still keep levels at a steady rate over a long period of time. The good news for HRT patients is the idea became a reality; the bad news for the performance enhancer is this does not help them at all. Were not saying Sustanon-250 is useless to athletes, far from it but the time release principles are of very little value to them because they will necessarily need more testosterone than an HRT patient and will need to keep levels at a maximum range; well explain as we go along.
The Sustanon-250 Mixture
Most testosterones are defined by their name; for example, Testosterone-Enanthate is called so because it is a testosterone with the Enanthate ester attached; pretty simple. However, there is no Sustanon ester, Sustanon-250 refers to a blend of 4 varying ester based testosterones each with a varying half-life mixed together in varying doses. The total mixture, which gives us 250mg per milliliter is as follows:
- Testosterone-Propionate 30mg
- Testosterone-Phenylpropionate 60mg
- Testosterone-Isocaproate - 60mg
- Testosterone-Decanoate -100mg
With this mixture we have two relatively fast esters in Propionate and Phenylpropionate, a moderate size ester in Isocaproate and a very long ester in Decanoate. Once injected testosterone will be released at a fairly even rate regarding milligrams for a month, making this a near perfect HRT medication but for performance purposes this will not do. Because of the short esters attached, to maintain peak testosterone levels Sustanon-250 must at a minimum be injected every three days with every other day administration being far more optimal because of the Propionate ester attached.
Sustanon-250 & Omnadren
Many steroid users who supplement with Sustanon-250 find Omnadren to be equally effective; in-fact, almost everything that can be said of Sustanon-250 can equally be said of Omnadren; these two testosterone mixtures are almost identical in action. The only significant difference is one ester; while the longest ester in Sustanon-250 is Decanoate the longest ester in Omnadren is Caproate. The dosing of each ester in each blend is exactly the same; Omnadrens final Caproate ester is dosed at 100mg just as the Decanoate ester is in Sustanon-250. However, because Caproate carries with it a shorter half-life than Decanoate Omnadrens total half-life is going to be approximately ten days while Sust as its commonly called will carry a total half-life of approximately 15 days.
The benefits of Sustanon-250 are the same as any testosterone be it a single ester or testosterone blend such as Omnadren or Testoviron. All testosterone users of all forms can greatly increase lean muscle tissue as well as increase strength and vitality. Further, as testosterone is a key component in maintaining muscle mass in a calorie restricted diet it is the perfect hormone when we are trying to lean out. Further, because testosterone blocks and reduces muscle wasting hormones that buildup in the body, overall, regardless of the purpose of use we inevitably create a more pleasing physique when testosterone levels increase.
There is however a risk to reward ratio that is in play and it applies to all testosterone; Sustanon-250 makes no exception. The principle is simple; the more you use the greater the benefits will be but the more you use the greater the risk of nasty side-effects. Yes, Sustanon-250 carries the exact same side-effects of all testosterone compounds, the same as Testosterone-Enanthate, Testosterone-Cypionate or any other single ester or mixture you may desire to use. All testosterone use opens the door for an aromatizing effect so estrogenic related side-effects will always be a concern. Issues such as Gynecomastia, high blood pressure, water retention and other estrogenic effects such as decreased sex drive can occur. This is why it is of utmost importance to use a good aromatase inhibitor when supplementing with testosterone; by doing so, coupled with using responsibly we greatly improve our chances of positive and enjoyable use.