Sustanon 250 is a testosterone blend manufactured by Organon. This is a testosterone hormone with four esters attached rather than the traditional one. Sustanon 250 first appeared on the market in the 1970ís in an effort to cut down on the injection frequency in a therapeutic setting. This compound would prove to provide the best of both worlds, fast acting benefits due to the small esters attached and long lasting effects due to the large esters that accompany it. The idea was to provide a testosterone hormone that only needed to be injected once every 3-4 weeks, and the idea was a success.
There is a lot of confusion among many performance enhancing athletes when it comes to Sustanon 250. It is often advertised as being a more effective testosterone compound compared to the traditional Cypionate, Enanthate and Propionate forms. For this reason, it is normally a lot more expensive than single ester versions of testosterone. Itís still rather affordable in most cases, but you will pay a little more for it. Unfortunately, Sustanon 250 does not provide any advantage for the performance enhancing athlete that is greater than a single ester based form. Regardless of how many esters are attached to a hormone, this does not change the hormoneís actions. Esters are attached in order to control the releasing time of a hormone. You will obtain the same results with Sustanon 250 as you would a single ester form assuming the corresponding doses are equal.
Sustanon 250 Basics:
Sustanon 250 is a testosterone compound that has four varying esters attached to it. The dosing with each is specific and is largely what defines this compound. The four esters attached include Propionate, Phenylpropionate, Isocaproate and Decanoate. The total concentration that gives us 250mg is as follows:
- Testosterone Propionate: 30mg/ml
- Testosterone Phenylpropionate: 60mg/ml
- Testosterone Isocaproate: 60mg/ml
- Testosterone Decanoate: 100mg/ml
If the compound is not dosed accordingly, while it may be an excellent testosterone, it is not Sustanon 250. The above blend will provide 176mg of actual testosterone once the esters are detached, and it will provide a steady release of the hormone for 21 days post injection with a spike in the first 48 hours.
Sustanon 250 is highly anabolic and androgenic. Its rating is 100 in both categories.
Its corresponding activity will match up perfectly to its ratings. Sustanon 250 will promote five primary anabolic steroid traits. It does not matter what your purpose of use may be, the following represent this steroidís natural mode of action. Through such traits, nearly all performance related goals can be obtained. The traits include:
- Enhanced Protein Synthesis
- Enhanced Nitrogen Retention
- Increased Red Blood Cell Count
- Increased IGF-1 Production
- Decreased Glucocorticoid Production
The above traits represent a truly versatile steroid. With adequate calorie consumption, muscle mass and strength will increase. During a diet, a calorie deficit, the same mass and strength will be protected. Due to strong metabolic enhancing properties, more body fat will be burned when dieting. Further, during a mass gaining phase, less body fat will be gained. Regardless of the purpose of use, muscular endurance and recovery rates will be dramatically improved.
Those who suffer from low testosterone will also benefit from the above listed traits as they will aid in remedying some of the symptoms. However, for the TRT patient the primary benefit relates to a total reversal of the symptoms including sexually and mentally related, not just the physical. Sustanon 250 will improve all the following symptoms if they are directly related to a low level condition. Performance athletes will also find improvements in these areas as well. The symptoms include:
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Loss of Libido
- Loss of Muscle Mass
- Loss of Strength
- Increased Body Fat
- Loss of Mental Clarity
- Loss of Focus
- Weakened Immune System
Side Effects of Sustanon 250:
The side effects of Sustanon 250 are extremely easy to control when we understand their cause, but responsible use is still the ultimate key. Total dosing will play a large role, as will genetic response. Some will be able to get away with higher doses than others. When using Sustanon 250, regardless of the purpose, your overall state of health prior to supplementation must be considered. You should not use Sustanon 250 or any anabolic steroid if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or suffer from prostate enlargement. Women who have a desire to use anabolic steroids should also avoid Sustanon 250. Women must choose steroids with less androgenic activity or virilization symptoms will occur. Virilization refers to the promotion of masculine like traits. Then weíre left with healthy adult men, ďHealthyĒ excluding a low testosterone condition. The primary side effects of Sustanon 250 include:
∑ Estrogenic: Sustanon 250 has the ability to aromatize, or simply put convert to estrogen through the aromatase enzyme. When estrogen levels are high this
can lead to gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) and excess water retention. Excess water retention may promote high blood pressure if it becomes
In order to combat estrogenic side effects, you may need an anti-estrogen medication. The primary choices include, Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMís) or Aromatase Inhibitors (AIís). SERMís like Tamoxifen Citrate (Nolvadex) inhibit the estrogen hormone from binding at the receptor site. AIís like Anastrozole (Arimidex) reduce the bodyís total estrogen levels and inhibit the aromatase process from occurring to begin with. AIís are the most effective means of protection, however, they can have a negative impact on cholesterol, especially HDL levels. If an AI is used, you will need to put in some effort so that you ensure the continuation of healthy cholesterol levels is maintained.
∑ Androgenic: Testosterone is the primary male hormone, the primary androgen and androgenic activity can promote acne, increased facial and body hair
growth as well as speed up male pattern baldness. If you are predisposed to male pattern baldness, you may lose your hair faster with the use of Sustanon
250. Men who are not predisposed will have no concern.
The testosterone hormone will be reduced to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The 5-alpha reductase enzyme causes this metabolism. This is the primary cause of side effects of an androgenic nature. A large DHT buildup can also have an adverse effect on the prostate.
Some men may find the use of a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor like Finasteride to be useful when supplementing with Sustanon 250. Keeping the skin clean can largely control acne, but it can buy some time in regards to hair loss. Where a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor will be truly useful is in regards to prostate enlargement. They have been shown to significantly reduce enlargement. In some cases completely with as little as 6 months of therapy.
∑ Testosterone: Natural testosterone production will be suppressed when exogenous testosterone is used. This will also cause testicular atrophy as testosterone is manufactured in the testicles. Once all steroid use is discontinued, including the use of Sustanon 250, natural testosterone production will begin again, and the testicles will return to their normal size. Natural recovery does assume no HPTA damage and no prior existing low testosterone condition.