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There are many powerful anabolic androgenic steroids at our disposal and many carry with them powerful characteristics but if there is one steroid that stands above the all the rest in terms of raw power it is without question Trenbolone. As evident by its original intent Trenbolone was developed largely for the purpose of beefing up livestock and to this day Finaplix pellets (Fina) a veterinary cattle implant are used to for this purpose as they are comprised of the Trenbolone hormone. As its availability has always been high, Trenbolone has been a favorite of many athletes for decades but owes much of its popularity to what is commonly referred to as the Golden Age of Bodybuilding (1970’s) as it was a favorite then as now in bodybuilding circles. One thing that makes Tren, as it is commonly known so popular is its versatility; most anabolic steroids can serve a multitude of functions but most have a primary role best served for bulking or cutting. In the case of Trenbolone we have one of the few steroids that serve all purposes equally well, from bulking and cutting to increasing strength, providing hardness and everything in-between.

Trenbolone 101:

Trenbolone is a 19-nor class steroid; meaning the testosterone molecule has been structurally altered in the 19th position and provides an anabolic and androgenic punch quite unlike any other. As by its nature Trenbolone is 500 times as anabolic and 500 times as androgenic as testosterone and as you understand testosterone is a powerful hormone in its own right, that should give you an idea of how truly powerful Tren is.

As a powerful anabolic androgenic steroid, like testosterone Trenbolone greatly increases the body’s natural production of IGF 1 to an even larger degree than testosterone. As its IGF 1 inducing is great so is its ability to bind to the androgen receptors in the body, thereby promoting growth and even fat-loss; Trenbolone is one of the few anabolic steroids that can boast direct fat-burning qualities. By these qualities Tren has the ability to improve cellular repair ten-fold and as regeneration and repair is the key to growth, strength and preservation this factor alone makes it the ultimate.

As powerful as the previous traits have been there is one of even greater importance that truly allows Trenbolone to stand alone. It should be fairly obvious, cattle farmers who administer Finaplix to their herd are not having their cattle exercise and lift weight yet the increase in their cattle’s muscle tissue is phenomenal. The reason is simple; Trenbolone greatly increases nutrient efficiency or “Feed Efficiency.” This simply means each nutrient you consume becomes more powerful, its worth is increased and its efficiency greatly enhanced; that 50g of protein you just consumed just became more valuable than 200g.

Beyond these traits, like many other anabolic androgenic steroids, only to a far greater degree, Trenbolone greatly increases nitrogen retention in the muscles as well as red blood cell production and mass; two qualities apt for promoting growth and performance. Further, like testosterone, Tren greatly reduces the flow of muscle destroying hormones such as cortisol and by this trait and all others it is easy to see why Trenbolone is the most powerful and efficient anabolic androgenic steroid of all time.

The Benefits of Trenbolone:

The benefits of Trenbolone use are truly great and vast; there is truly no steroid that can provide such benefits to such a large degree, especially when coupled with testosterone, which is very important when Trenbolone is being used. Those who use Trenbolone can expect massive gains in strength and size and as Tren does not aromatize water retention is nil meaning the gains will in-fact be pure muscle tissue. Further, by its very nature Trenbolone will increase strength far beyond most other anabolic steroids and as the muscle tissue built that accompanies this strength will largely be more permanent than with other steroids this truly makes it a remarkable steroid. Many competitive bodybuilders and power lifters make Trenbolone a staple in their gaining and bulking cycles and as they are epitome of size and strength that should give you a good idea of this steroids importance; however, the benefits stretch far beyond size and strength.

As Trenbolone is perfect for bulking it is equally perfect for cutting and leaning out. One of the most important factors regarding leaning out is holding onto existing muscle mass; if you’re dieting and losing vast amounts of muscle tissue you’re going in the wrong direction. With its potent anabolic and androgenic nature Tren is the perfect steroid for preservation of tissue but equally important is in its ability to actually directly promote body-fat reduction; most steroids hold traits that are similar but not in such a direct and powerful way.

Hardening and vascularity is where Trenbolone really begins to shine; as all its traits and benefits are truly great, perhaps its effect on the appearance of a well-toned physique is its best yet. For many years competitive bodybuilders have used this steroid in an effort to create a dryer harder look and Tren will provide this more so than any steroid; coupled with increased vascularity, partly in thanks to the massive buildup of red blood cells and you have a physique of extreme muscular development. Further, it should be noted, anabolic steroids such as Masteron and Halotestin can also provide such a hardened look however, with Tren, as it will aid in dissipating fat the effects can be gained from a higher starting body-fat percentage. The hardening effect is so powerful it’s not uncommon for many bodybuilders to forgo Masteron and Halotestin altogether during a contest cycle as there is often no need.

The Side-Effects of Trenbolone:

All medications, steroidal and non-steroidal alike carry with them possible negative and adverse side-effects; Trenbolone makes no exception but the truth remains, while most anabolic steroid side-effects are often highly overstated, Trenbolone can be one of the harsher compounds in many individuals. Individual response and sensitivity always comes into play and it is impossible to predict where you’ll fall. Some will supplement with Trenbolone for years and years and never have a problem; some will be so sensitive a mere one injection puts them down for the count.

Some of the most common side-effects of Trenbolone are hair-loss, acne and high blood pressure; other common side-effects largely associated with anabolic steroids due to estrogen conversion such as bloat and water retention are non-existent here due to no aromatase effect; however, unfortunately we’re not out of the water. As Trenbolone does not aromatize many assume Gynecomastia is of little concern, this isn’t so. As a powerful Progestin this can lead to an even worse case of Gynecomastia but typically only in very sensitive individuals. Nevertheless, almost all who supplement with an aromatase inhibitor such as Letrozole or Arimidex will combat all progesterone effects successfully.

There is one side-effect that is absolutely guaranteed in all men who supplement with Trenbolone and it is natural testosterone suppression; of course this means shrunken testicles. Trenbolone will shut your natural production down and hard, make no mistake and that is one of the many reasons but the most important reason of all as why you must supplement with some form of exogenous testosterone.

While most of the above side-effects are very rare there are a few that are very common and in many cases guaranteed. Those who use Trenbolone can normally expect at least one of these effects, such as; insomnia, night sweats, rapid heart rate, anxiety and a loss of libido when the dose is too high.

Types of Trenbolone:

Trenbolone is most commonly found with the Acetate ester attached and is the advised preferred form of many; however, Trenbolone-Enanthate is also very common but not as powerful on a milligram for milligram basis. The third most common form is Parabolan or Trenbolone-Hex (Tren- hexahydrobenzylcarbonate.) Legitimate Parabolan is no longer manufactured although some underground labs still carry their own line of Tren-Hex. Nevertheless most will find Tren-Hex to be pointless and provide no added benefit over the Acetate or Enanthate versions.

As the Acetate form is the most powerful due to the majority of the compounds mass being the active hormone it also possesses other traits superior to its brothers. Most importantly, if side-effects become more than you can bear, as Trenbolone-Acetate has a half-life of only 3 days you can discontinue use and be back to normal overnight. Further, although it must be injected every other day for proper results it is much easier to maintain stability with this practice as opposed to only 1 or 2 injections per week. Regardless of the form you choose, while Trenbolone-Acetate is the most efficient form any Trenbolone will always be better than none.

Trenbolone Cycles & Doses:

All Trenbolone cycles are best suited when stacked with testosterone; regardless of bulking or cutting testosterone is imperative and will further make the gains and progression all the more worthwhile. For most 8 weeks of Trenbolone use will be the normal range with 12 weeks being the max but only with veteran users who understand how their body reacts. While the dosing may vary most will find 50mg every other day throughout the steroids use to be perfect and often as high as they’ll ever need to go. While 50mg every other day is very common and generally the safest bet when the hormone is used 100mg every other day is fairly common in bodybuilding circles with 100mg everyday being the max used but normally reserved for the end of a contest prep cycle.

While there are many options from which to choose, Trenbolone stacks well with most all anabolic androgenic steroids. Many find a stack of Testosterone, Trenbolone and Dianabol to be the perfect bulking combo with Testosterone, Trenbolone and Winstrol to be a perfect cutting cycle. In any case, bulking or cutting, many will supplement with a low dose of T-3 even when bulking as Trenbolone use can lower natural T-3 levels to a degree. Is the T-3 supplementation absolutely necessary? No but it will keep your thyroid levels in proper function and provide you with even greater results.

Regardless of the purpose behind your Trenbolone use post cycle therapy (PCT) is imperative once the total cycle ends, regardless if it ends with Trenbolone the final week of the cycle or not. Most will find their standard PCT of hCG, Clomid and/or Nolva to be effective but many will need to extend the duration a little more than if a simpler cycle was used such as that of a testosterone and Dianabol only stack.