Trenbolone Acetate is considered by many to be the single greatest anabolic steroid of all time, and while this point could be argued it would be difficult. However, side effects of Trenbolone Acetate most certainly exist, and unfortunately, they can be a little harsh for some men. This is not what we’d label an extremely side effect friendly anabolic steroid, but we can say with confidence the side effects of Trenbolone Acetate are often exaggerated. The possible side effects of Trenbolone Acetate are very similar to many anabolic steroids and they can be controlled. However, there appear to be a few response based reactions that can occur in some men that are a bit unique to the Trenbolone hormone. Most healthy adult men can supplement with the Trenbolone hormone without any major issues. However, the response based side effects of Trenbolone Acetate will keep some men away. There are many men who won’t be able to use this anabolic steroid. In fact, we can say more men will not be able to use this steroid than perhaps any other steroidal hormone. However, while many men won’t be able to use it the majority will not have an issue. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the possible side effects of Trenbolone Acetate and discover what we can do about them.
The Trenbolone hormone does not aromatize, and at first glance this would mean estrogenic side effects of Trenbolone Acetate are impossible. However, this 19-nortestosterone (19-nor) compound is a progestin, and as a result, can promote gynecomastia. Progesterone has the ability to stimulate the estrogenic mechanism in the mammary tissue, which can promote gynecomastia. Men who are sensitive to gynecomastia will be at the greatest risk. If an aromatizing steroid is used along side the Trenbolone hormone, this will exasperate the gynecomastia potential, especially in sensitive men. The use of an anti-estrogen will protect most men. Some men, those who are not sensitive to gynecomastia may not need one, but in a performance setting as exogenous testosterone will normally be used an anti-estrogen will normally be necessarily present.
The androgenic side effects of Trenbolone Acetate can include acne, hair loss and body hair growth. The androgenic side effects of Trenbolone Acetate are highly dependent on genetics, but as the androgenicity of this hormone is strong they can be severe in genetically predisposed men. For example, if you are predisposed to male pattern baldness there’s a good chance Trenbolone will cause you to lose some of your hair. You were going to lose your hair at some point anyway, but the use of this steroid may greatly accelerate the rate of hair loss. If you are not predisposed to male pattern baldness, hair loss will be impossible. Then we have acne, and again genetics will play a role. If you are already sensitive to acne, strongly or even moderately, this steroid may lead to breakouts. Acne breakouts can occur anywhere on the body but will most commonly occur on the back, chest and shoulders. Staying clean and dry at all times will help. If you become sweaty, immediately take a shower. If a shower isn’t possible, change into a clean, dry shirt and shower as soon as you can. This will offer a bit of protection for many men, but some will still have an issue. If you aren’t genetically sensitive to acne, you shouldn’t have an issue. Important note – the androgenic side effects of Trenbolone Acetate cannot be combated by the use of a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. Such inhibitors are sometimes used to reduce the androgenicity of the testosterone hormone. The testosterone hormone is reduced to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) due to it being metabolized by the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. However, this enzyme does not metabolize the Trenbolone hormone and a related inhibitor will have no affect. You cannot reduce the androgenicity of the Trenbolone hormone. The androgenic side effects of Trenbolone Acetate can also include virilization in women. Virilization symptoms can include body hair growth, a deepening of the vocal chords and clitoral enlargement. Due to the tremendous androgenicity of this hormone, even with low dose use some level of virilization is almost guaranteed in all women who supplement. There are women who use the hormone at very low doses and appear to get away with minimal adverse effects, but this is very rare. This hormone is not recommended for most women.
The cardiovascular side effects of Trenbolone Acetate include high blood pressure and cholesterol issues. In fact, this steroid can be very harsh on cholesterol. The Trenbolone hormone can significantly suppress HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and increase LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol). The overall affect of Trenbolone on cholesterol should be less significant than most oral steroids, but it will normally be much more significant than most injectable steroids. If you have high cholesterol you should not supplement with this anabolic steroid. If you are healthy enough for use, you will want to ensure you protect your cholesterol through diet and exercise. The diet should be rich in omega fatty acids, low in simple sugars and saturated fats with daily fish oil supplementation being strongly recommended. Daily cardiovascular activity is also highly advised as is a cholesterol antioxidant supplement. As for blood pressure, if you suffer from high blood pressure you should not touch this anabolic steroid. If you are healthy enough for use healthy lifestyle choices will protect most men baring any underlying issue. A healthy and blood pressure friendly diet is advised. Avoiding excess alcohol, smoking and any other unfriendly blood pressure practice is also advised.
The side effects of Trenbolone Acetate will include natural testosterone suppression in all men who supplement. Most all anabolic steroids suppress natural production and while the rate of suppression varies from one steroid to the next it is extreme with Trenbolone. Most all men are encouraged to include at least a therapeutic level dosing of exogenous testosterone into their plan. This will ensure you do not fall into a low testosterone condition. Once the use of Trenbolone Acetate has come to an end and all exogenous steroidal hormones have cleared the body, natural testosterone production will begin again. It will take some time to fully recover, which is why a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) plan is recommended to most men. A PCT plan will stimulate natural testosterone production and speed up the recovery process. It will not bring your testosterone levels back to their peak, but it will cut down the recovery time and ensure you have enough testosterone for proper bodily function while your levels continue to naturally rise. Important notes – Natural testosterone recovery cannot occur if there was a prior low testosterone condition. Natural recovery cannot occur if the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular-Axis (HPTA) was severely damaged due to improper anabolic steroid use.
The response side effects of Trenbolone Acetate can be hard to predict, and unfortunately, they represent the primary side effects of Trenbolone Acetate that will prohibit many men from using the steroid. The response based side effects of Trenbolone Acetate include:
On their surface, some of the response side effects of Trenbolone Acetate may not sound too bad. However, they can occur in ways that are beyond imagination. If such symptoms occur, lowering the dose can sometimes help. However, most will want to discontinue use. If the compound is to be used again at a later date, the individual will want to start at a lower dose and find a more comfortable range. Unfortunately, even with low doses some men will still experience these negative effects. It may not be fair, but such is the nature of life.