Sustanon is without question the most
popular testosterone mixture on the planet. Where most testosterone
compounds are single ester compounds, Sustanon 250 is comprised of four
distinct esters; four distinct testosterone compounds conjoined into
one. Developed by Organon for the purpose of infrequent Testosterone
Replacement Therapy (TRT) treatment, while effective it would soon be
held as vital to many performance enhancing athletes; after all, Organon
has for years manufactured some of the best anabolic steroids on earth.
When it comes to Sustanon's original intent, the idea was
to create a testosterone compound comprised of varying sized esters that
would allow for instant testosterone benefits that would be long
lasting. Of course, this hope would prove to be successful; in-fact, a
TRT patient could actually remedy his low testosterone condition with
only one injection of Sustanon 250 every three to four weeks. Even so, due to a mixture
of small and large esters, a problem was later discovered; while low
testosterone would be remedied, total testosterone levels would rise and
fall beyond appropriate or satisfactory means. For this reason, if
levels are to be maintained at a more stable level, one injection every
teen to fourteen days is probably more efficient, and for this reason,
many U.S. physicians often opt for large single ester testosterone
compounds like Testosterone Cypionate.
While the original intent
of Sustanon was for TRT, this can be an excellent choice for
performance enhancing athletes; after all, Sustanon 250 is merely
testosterone. Even so, due to the mixture of four varying esters, if
levels are to remain not only stable but also peaked at all times,
despite large esters being a part of the compound every other day
injections are normally recommended. You might be able to get by with
three injections per week, but an every other day schedule will prove
far more efficient. With all of this in mind, we want to look at
Sustanon , what it is precisely, what it has to offer, the side
effects associated, and of course, what you can do about them in-order
to achieve successful supplementation.
Sustanon Traits & Nature:
stated above, Sustanon is a four part testosterone mixture;
specifically it is comprised of Testosterone Propionate, Testosterone
Phenylpropionate, Testosterone Isocaproate and Testosterone Decanoate.
Through this mixture, the Propionate and Phenylpropionate esters
represent the small esters and will provide fast acting testosterone
benefits while the Decanoate ester, a truly massive ester will ensure
the benefits are long lasting; the Isocaproate ester fills the role in
the middle. Of course, its not enough for these esters to be conjoined
together, in-order for Sustanon 250 to exist they must be conjoined
together in a precise manner; otherwise, it is not Sustanon 250.
The precise composition of Sustanon is as follows:
- 30mg/ml Testosterone Propionate
- 60mg/ml Testosterone Phenylpropionate
- 60mg/ml Testosterone Isocaproate
- 100mg/ml Testosterone Decanoate
you come across a product claiming to be Sustanon, if it is not
comprised exactly as listed above, if it carries varying esters or even
the same esters at different doses it is not Sustanon 250; the above is
what defines and separates this testosterone form. As a testosterone
compound, in many ways everything that can be said of all single ester
testosterone compounds can be said of Sustanon; in the end, it all
comes down to personal preference. At any rate, as a pure testosterone
compound, Sustanon carries an anabolic and androgenic rating of 100
in both categories, and is a highly versatile steroidal hormone.
Identical to the testosterone you naturally produce, Sustanon 250
carries all the sexually related traits and plays intrinsic roles on our
sexual and physical health and to a degree even our general state of
mind and overall well-being.
A compound that has the ability to
greatly enhance protein synthesis, this is important as protein is the
building block of muscle tissue and synthesis represent the rate
by-which cells build proteins. Further, Sust as its often called will
enhance nitrogen retention in the muscle tissue; all lean muscle tissue
is comprised of 16% nitrogen, and the more we retain the more anabolic
we remain; our anabolic atmosphere is enhanced. While these two factors
are primary and important traits, Sust is not done yet. Often ignored
but truly valuable is this hormones ability to increase the production
and release of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1). IGF-1 is highly
anabolic, a peptide hormone produced by all human beings and it plays
important roles revolving around our total recovery; in-fact, IGF-1 will
affect nearly every cell in the human body.
synthesis, nitrogen retention and IGF-1 are all important factors, but
Sustanon continues to not disappoint. Through supplementation, red
blood cell count is increased, and as red blood cells carry oxygen to
and through the blood this results in greater blood oxygenation. Then we
have glucocorticoid suppression; simply put, the suppression and
reduction of stress hormones. These nasty hormones, cortisol being the
most well-known are in many ways the opposite of anabolic hormones in
that they destroy muscle tissue and promote fat gain; Sustanon will
see such hormones suppressed.
A hormone that aromatizes heavily,
like all testosterone compounds Sustanon 250 can lead to adverse
estrogen effects. Further, due to its heavy androgenic activity, this is
a steroid that cannot be recommended to women or virilization will
occur. Absolutely, women need testosterone, and they can suffer from low
testosterone, but if therapeutic treatment is needed a single ester
compound is easier to control. As for performance enhancement, the doses
necessary to promote such performance will always lead to some level of
virilization and on this basis other steroids must be chosen;
specifically steroids that possess low androgenic activity and low
Testosterone ReplacementTherapy Benefits of Sustanon:
it comes to Testosterone Replacement Therapy, the benefits of Sustanon are fairly straightforward; your testosterone levels are low, Sust
is pure testosterone, and through administration the problem is solved.
Through supplementation, each and every last symptom of low testosterone
can and will be reversed, and as a result, your overall quality of life
enhanced. Those who suffer from low testosterone often find their
libido is severely diminished and often erectile dysfunction becomes a
problem, but these are hardly the only symptoms. A loss of muscle mass
and strength is often common as is increased body-fat, and this can all
occur despite proper exercise and dieting habits. Further, those who
suffer often find their energy levels drained, they become depressed,
suffer from insomnia and their immune system weakens; not to mention
they suffer from a lack of mental clarity and open the door to many far
more serious conditions. When low testosterone is ignored, it has been
shown to be a contributor to leading to diabetes, osteoporosis and even
Alzheimers disease. Thankfully, if you suffer from low levels, Sustanon
250 can ensure you suffer no more, and the odds of you falling prey to
the more serious conditions will be greatly improved.
Performance Benefits of Sustanon:
many ways, there is a lot of crossover as it pertains to TRT and
performance based supplementation of Sustanon, but in this case,
were referring to supraphysiological doses. In a TRT plan, we are
supplementing with testosterone in-order to bring our levels back to
normal, but with performance the idea is to increase them beyond what
can normally be achieved in-order for more testosterone to be available
to do what testosterone does best. In any case, when it comes to the
performance benefits of Sustanon 250, they can largely be broken down
into three categories, bulking, cutting and overall enhancement.
with supplementation and adequate calories present, you will be able to
gain more lean mass as well as see your strength increase. Further, due
to the metabolic enhancing properties of testosterone, you will be able
to do so with less body-fat accumulation that normally accompanies mass
- Cutting: when it comes to the cutting cycle,
many often think of other steroids before they think of Sustanon or
any testosterone compound, but exogenous testosterone can be essential
to a successful plan. Through use, you will ensure you preserve as much
lean tissue as possible while calories are restricted, and this is
invaluable. When we diet, in-order to lose body-fat our caloric intake
must be at a deficit level; we must burn more calories than we consume
in-order to burn body-fat. As a result, lean tissue is often lost, but
Sust will protect it, and the more lean tissue you hold onto the more
fat you'll burn. Couple this with testosterones metabolic enhancing
properties and you're a fat burning machine.
Enhancement: regardless of your purpose of use, bulking, cutting or to
simply enhance athletic performance, you will find Sustanon is one
of the most versatile steroidal compounds on earth. Regardless of your
purpose of use, your muscular endurance will be enhanced as will your
overall rate of recovery, and those two traits alone make this a steroid
worthy of consideration. When we look at all these benefits and how
testosterone affects the body in its every day functional sense, the
benefits of Sustanon 250 as you can see are truly vast.
The Side Effects of Sustanon:
a heavily aromatizing steroid, the primary side-effects of Sustanon
250 will be those of an estrogenic nature as the aromatase process refers
to the conversion of testosterone into estrogen. As estrogen levels
increase, this can lead to gynecomastia and excess water retention,
which can in-turn promote high blood pressure. For this reason, its
often advised that the use of an Aromatase Inhibitor (AI) be present
with the use of any testosterone compound; Anastrozole (Arimidex) and
Letrozole (Femara) are always your best choices. By their natural mode
of action, AIs will inhibit the aromatase process from occurring and
even lower the bodys total estrogen levels; problem solved. It should
be noted; Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs) can also
protect against gynecomastia by binding to the receptors in the place of
estrogen; however, they will not inhibit aromatase or reduce estrogen
levels. This means SERMs cannot offer protection beyond gynecomastia,
and depending on your dosing and overall sensitivity they may not be
enough to protect you from that; AIs are the only true answer.
AIs can offer a lot of protection, and with supraphysiological doses
of testosterone they're often recommended, they can have a negative
impact on your lipid profiles as can supraphysiological doses of
testosterone to a degree. Its not uncommon to see LDL levels increase
and HDL levels decrease, but all hope is not lost. For this reason, it
is imperative you do not supplement if you have high cholesterol, but if
healthy you should give extra effort into ensuring the continuation of
such healthy levels. A great place to start is with the consumption of
plenty of omega fatty acids as they will increase your HDL levels, which
will in-turn regulate your LDL levels.
Notes on Sustanon Side-Effects:
- You should not supplement if you have high blood pressure.
- You should not supplement it you have high cholesterol.
- You should not supplement if you suffer from prostate enlargement.
- You should not supplement if youre not a healthy adult male.
already looked at blood pressure and cholesterol, and while prostate
enlargement is unlikely with testosterone use, it is possible, and the
problem could be exasperated if you already suffer. The testosterone
hormone has the ability to convert into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the
androgen that causes prostate enlargement, but it takes a massive DHT
buildup for a healthy prostate to fall prey. Further, DHT buildups of a
massive nature can induce hair-loss in men who are predisposed to
male-pattern baldness; however, if you are predisposed you were going to
lose your hair anyway.
It must be noted; when it comes to the
side effects of Sustanon 250, TRT patients rarely have a large concern;
after all, theyre merely replacing, they are not enhancing. With TRT
level doses, we are not presenting a hormone we are unfamiliar with or
surpassing levels our body is unaccustomed to; once again, we are merely
replacing what we are lacking with a hormone we are very familiar with.
Then we have adolescent use, and in no way can such use be recommended
unless under severe therapeutic need due to the damage it could cause to
a fragile and underdeveloped androgen system.
Making a Purchase of Sustanon:
you decide to buy Sustanon for the purpose of performance
enhancement, in many cases, especially if you live in the U.S. youll be
doing so on the black market, and this compound comes with a cost with
such a purchase. First and foremost, this is one of if not the most
expensive testosterone compounds youll ever find; this is largely due
to is extreme popularity. Further, this is without question the most
commonly counterfeited testosterone compound youll ever find. In most
cases, when counterfeited its still testosterone, but its normally a
single large ester testosterone compound and not the precise four ester
mixture as described above. For these reasons, if you decide to buy
Sustanon 250, youll need to put in a little extra effort if youre
going to find a good price, and more importantly, if youre going to
find a quality product. Make no mistake, theres plenty of high quality
product at a reasonable and fair rate, but you may need to do a little
- Testosterone base + 4 different esters
- Propionate , Phenylpropionate, Isocaproate, Decanoate
- Formula (base): C27 H40 O3
- Molecular Weight (base): 288.429
- Molecular Weight, Esters:
- Propionate: 362.5082
- Phenylpropionate: 438.6058
- Isocaproate: 404.5886
- Decanoate: 460.6958
- Formula (base): C19 H28 O2
- Melting Point (base): 155
- Manufacturer: Organon
- Effective Dose (Men): 500-2000mg/ week
- Effective Dose (Women): Not recommended
- Active life: Up to 3 weeks
- Detection Time: 3+ months
- Anabolic/Androgenic ratio:100/100
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