– Manufacturer: Eminence Labs
– Substance: Drostanolone Propionate
– Pack: 100 mg/amp. (10 amp.)
Masteron (Drostanolone Propionate) is perhaps one of the more ‘exotic’ androgenic / anabolic steroids (AAS) that may be used by an athlete. Originally it was developed and used as an anti-estrogen (under the name Masteril) for the treatment of breast cancer. It was largely used in combination with the SERM (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator) Tamoxifen (aka Nolvadex) for the treatment of breast cancer, and did give a significant decrease in estrogen levels in women undergoing such treatment. It is not much used these days for such purposes, for varying reasons, however for many athletes including competitive bodybuilders in particular; Masteron remains a rather unsung favourite of AS medicines.
Effects of Masteron
Without question, the effects of Masteron will be displayed in the most efficient way during a cutting cycle. However, for the effects to be truly appreciated the individual will need to be extremely lean. This is why the hormone will most commonly be found at the end of bodybuilding contest prep cycles as the individual should already be fairly lean at this stage. The added Masteron will help him lose that last bit of fat that often hangs on for dear life at the end of a cycle. It will also ensure his physique appears as hard as can be. Of course, the anti-estrogenic effect will simply enhance this overall look. For those that are not competitive bodybuilder lean, it is possible that the effects of Masteron may not be all that noticeable. The individual who is under 10% body fat should be able to notice some results and produce a harder, dryer look, but much over 10% and the effects may not be all that pronounced. As a potent androgen, Masteron can benefit the athlete looking for a boost in strength. This can be a very beneficial steroid for an athlete who is following a calorie restricted diet in an effort to maintain a specific bodyweight necessary for his pursuit. The individual could easily enjoy moderate increases in strength and a slight improvement in recovery and muscular endurance without unwanted body weight gain.
There is no oral formulation of the drug. The dose of Masteron is 100 mg injected every other day, but there are others who recommend using the drug every day. The injections are typically administered in the buttocks and can be painful if done every day. To prevent abscess formation, it is recommended that one change the site of injection every week. There are other bodybuilders who recommend increasing the dose of Masteron to 200-500mg/week. Since the drug has never been formally used in medicine, any recommended dose is purely empirical and based on guess work. The other most common site of injection is the outer aspect of the thigh. Even though the drug is rapidly absorbed it has a short half life- mainly due to breakdown in the liver. Bodybuilders generally take Masteron with other anabolic steroids like Winstrol or Anavar. Some even add Clomid to the regimen during the wash out phase of the drug. Most experts recommend that the drug should not be taken for more than 3-4 weeks at a time. Since the drug is not broken down to an estrogen, there is no breast enlargement or water retention.
Estrogenic side effects with this type of AAS are not necessary to mention, since it does not convert to estrogen. Therefore, the formation of gynecomastia, water retention and fat wrapping are not occurrence flaws. Androgenic side effects occur but to a much greater extent. It has profound effects on the scalp, which often causes hair loss, but not least relatively strong and extensive acne on the scalp, which often tends to grow to painful and scar-leaving ulcers. Also often mentioned is prostate enlargement. Noted is also slightly elevated blood pressure. It reduces the production of testosterone, like all anabolic androgenic steroids, it belongs among those with only a mild effect in this regard. Theoretically, it has a very strong potential to stimulate aggression, because it somehow negatively affects the central nervous system, but this is rather showing in women, in men it remains questionable. In long-term use, often observed are sleep disorders. Although it was used as a support drug for the treatment of cholesterol levels, in the long-term abuse decrease in HDL (good) and increase in LDL (bad) cholesterol.