A complete guide on Drostanolone Propionate
Drostanolone or Masteron is an exotic androgenic steroid of the dihydrotestosterone group that was never marketed. Masteril was the brand name when it was first developed and was used then to help improve breast cancer. Being that this compound is derived from dihydrotestosterone, or DHT therefore does not aromatize. Aromatization is the process of a compound being converted to estrogen in the body. Masteron is a very useful steroid because of this benefit and many bodybuilders use it for preventing the aromatization of other steroids that are known to convert into estrogen. It is considered a medium or mild strength steroid and is distributed under the brand name Masteron now. The steroid comes in two variants: Propionate and Enanthate
Better known as Masteron, this steroid was first introduced in the early 1970s and was considered to be great for therapeutic benefits and is the original form. Drostanolone Propionate is known as a DHT derivative and cannot be aromatized into estrogen. It also induces a reduction of prolactin levels in the body. Drostanolone is only administered via injections and does not come in oral form.
This is the long estered variant of Drostanolone. This was never a pharmaceutical human grade product and is not even commonly listed in many anabolic steroid books. Also known as Masteron Enanthate, it has been affixed with the Enanthate ester on its 17-beta hydroxyl group. Although this steroid is used by bodybuilders and athletes, it is not nearly as popular as Masteron Propionate.
The basic benefits of both esters include a leaner and harder physique. It is known by many as a cosmetic drug and really adds polish and shine to an already toned body. Although it is considered a mild anabolic steroid, Masteron has many positive benefits when it comes to the overall look of the athlete or bodybuilder. It is highly favored for its ability to produce solid muscle mass and strength and reduces the level of body fat (if the individual’s bodyfat is already sub 10%). Masteron is said to help ramp up the body’s metabolism and promote steady increases in both energy and endurance. Like we’ve already indicated, the benefits of Masteron will only be experienced if the individual is toned, lean and eats clean. This steroid has the ability to draw out excess water and promote the look of thinner, drier skin. Masteron may also slightly improve recovery. This steroid can also be beneficial to runners and athletes that have to remain in a certain weight class.
Drostanolone Propionate has a half-life of 2.5 days while Drostanolone Enanthate possesses a half-life of 10 days. When speaking in terms of detection time for those who enter drug-tested competitions, Drostanolone Propionate can be detected for up to 3 weeks after the last injection and Drostanolone Enanthate can be detected for up to 3 months. It is worthy to mention that the enanthate version of Drostanolone is rarely ever used.
Masteron is very popular and most commonly used in cutting cycles and pre-contest cycles. When cutting, Masteron will not work to perfection on its own without strict dieting and training. When combined with both factors, Masteron has the ability to enhance the body of those who compete. You’ll often see those experienced with steroids stacking Masteron with other anabolics such as Winstrol, Testosterone and Trenbolone (to name a few). Masteron can actually assist the potential activity of these other anabolics when used correctly in a cutting cycle. It is also said that using Masteron during a cutting phase will allow the individual to experience better pumps when working out.
When it comes to bulking cycles, Masteron is not one of the best choices for those looking to drastically increase size. In fact, the effects of this steroid during a bulking phase will be rather weak. Although it is not common to use Masteron in a bulking cycle, there are users who incorporate this steroid into their bulking cycle because they want the benefits of losing fat in addition to the anti-estrogen properties. This will help the individual who wants to avoid gaining weight and fat during the off-season.
Masteron is considered a steroid that is fairly mild when it comes to negative side effects. It is important to note there is always the possibility of side effects when introducing anabolic steroids to the body. The following side effects are possible:
Estrogenic: Since Masteron is a DHT-derivative, it does not have the ability to be aromatized by the aromatase enzyme no matter what dosage is injected. This is a great advantage for those who choose to cycle with Masteron. No estrogenic effects should occur, and the individual should not fear this effect.
Androgenic: Even though Masteron is considered weaker than many other anabolics, the risk of androgenic side effects still exists. Masteron was initially intended to treat inoperable breast cancer in females which explains its lower androgenic strength rating of 25-40 versus testosterone’s rating of 100. Because of this, androgenic side effects can still present themselves with the use of Masteron, especially if the user is more sensitive to androgenic side effects. Oily skin, increased spurts of acne, bodily and facial hair growth and baldness (if already prone to hair loss) are examples of androgenic side effects that may occur. These side effects can occur to both males and females who use Masteron. In addition, women who cycle with this steroid may experience a deepening of the voice as well as enlargement of the clitoris.
Cardiovascular: Masteron may or may not have a negative impact on the cholesterol level of the user. Healthy individuals who use this steroid will most likely not see a huge spike in cholesterol levels, but it is always a good idea to keep these vitals in check. Keeping the diet cholesterol friendly and incorporating plenty of omega fatty acids will reduce the cardiovascular strain of Masteron to the body. In addition, regular cardiovascular exercise is strongly encouraged for a healthy heart and to maximize the benefits of steroid use.
Testosterone: Like all steroids, Masteron can and will suppress the body’s natural testosterone production, although it is not considered the most suppressive steroid. Generally, most if not all steroid users, will incorporate testosterone into any steroid cycle to prevent testosterone levels from dropping too low. Natural testosterone production will begin again once the steroid is stopped or the cycle ends.
Hepatotoxicity: Liver problems are not associated with the use of Masteron since it is not a C17-alpha alkylated anabolic steroid.
As we’ve stated previously, Masteron is a relatively mild steroid, so the question that many ask is: “Do I need to take extremely high dosages of this steroid to see results?” With the right steroids in your cycle, individuals can reap the benefits of Masteron at lower dosages as long as the user eats clean and trains on a regular basis. On the other hand, higher dosages of Masteron in a cutting cycle will make a big difference (depending on the individual). That being said, some consider a base of 200-300mg per week of Masteron to be sufficient. Will those dosage work for everyone? Absolutely not! Remember, this also depends on what other steroids are being stacked during the cycle. Other dosages fall between 300-400mg per week while experienced users may up the range to anywhere from 600-800mg per week. Stacking Masteron with other steroids like Winstrol, Anavar and/or Trenbolone will also maximize the effects of your cycle. Women who choose to use Masteron can do so at dosages ranging from 50-100mg per week. Depending on the fitness level of the female and the tolerance level, some users will choose to increase the dosage to get the most out of the steroid.
The length of Masteron cycles will usually fall in the range of 8-10 weeks mostly due to its short ester nature. It is common for bodybuilders to use Masteron only within the final 2-4 weeks of a cycle leading up to their competition or even photoshoot. Some users will choose to run this steroid for longer periods of time, even up to 20 weeks. These cycle lengths are not only for the male athlete but are also for women who choose to use Masteron.
There are many steroid users who never run post cycle therapy (PCT) upon completion of their cycle but PCT is always highly recommended to help the body recover. Because Masteron does not aromatize and estrogenic side effects are not likely, using Nolvadex following a cycle of Masteron should be sufficient. When looking at how much Nolvadex to take and how long to run PCT, typically 40mgs per day for 4 weeks is the average dosage and length of time.
As a female athlete and former USBF figure competitor, I’ve used Masteron in two previous cycles. My diet is always on point even during the off-season. Training in the gym up to seven days a week and incorporating cardio along with a well-balanced diet, the results of Masteron were amazing. The vascularity was very noticeable, and my skin appeared thinner and drier allowing for a more defined look to the muscle. I highly recommend this steroid to any male or female who is serious about taking their physique to the next level but would not recommend Masteron to first time steroid users who don’t have the discipline to follow a strict diet and training program and who are not already lean.
Male athlete at age 40. 5 8’ 185-190 lbs. with body fat percentage right around sixteen. At this level of body fat, you can still see the abdominal muscles due to the fact that I’ve been doing this a very long time and have dense old muscle. Trying to drop to under ten percent and into single digit levels is hard to do and requires discipline in every aspect of life. Ramping up the cardio, super-setting and raising the reps to twenty for everything I did worked great. Being that my calorie intake was very low throughout the day and also doing cardio on an empty stomach, sometimes the only way to finish the workout was by forcing myself and doing this isn’t so much fun. Starting cardio twice a day once hitting the single digit mark because I wanted to add the Masteron into the mix at seven or eight percent. Not starting it any earlier than that was a tough thing to do. I started it finally at 7.3% and it worked absolutely amazing. Vascularity was crazy and muscles looked and felt like they were carved from granite. While at the gym training the veins in my arms actually would pop out so much it would hurt. All over my body the skin was super thin with no water between it and the muscle. I ended up getting down to just under five percent and looked crazy ripped. You definitely must train very hard and have a ton of discipline within. If you’re like that and wait to add the Masteron until the point explained, then you will love the effect that this steroid can provide.
The uses of different steroids are common in medical science but the uses and doses of the specific steroid depend on the purpose of using it. Here in this article, we will talk about the Masteron which is also known as Drostanolone Propionate. The main use of this steroid was remarkable among the patients who were the victim of breast cancer in the past. The anti-estrogen properties of the steroid used to act mainly to control the spreading of the tumors. Apart from treating breast cancer, it gives a good result in physical fitness and bodybuilders as well.
The effects of the Masteron are also noticeable in the case of the bodybuilders. The bodybuilders use to take Masteron to increase their energy level. The bidybuilders need to take the low-calorie foods that may reduce the energy level. In this case, taking this steroid in an additional manner can give you a better energy level. The bodybuilders should keep an eye on their body weight that should not be increased. The effect of Masteron is remarkable in this case because of its ability to rise up your energy level without adding any weight and fat to your body. It is also effective to endure the muscle as well.
Apart from these effects, the steroid is also taken sometimes to control the body weight in the phase of bulking. But according to the specialists, you should avoid taking this steroid for only controlling the body fat as you will get other ways as well.