Trenbolone (known under the abbreviated name Tren, as well as individual forms of trenbolone: ​​Parabolan, Finaject, Finaplex) is one of the most powerful and effective anabolic steroids on the market. Like most other pharmacological drugs, it was originally classified as a veterinary steroid used to increase body weight in cattle by increasing appetite. It is without a doubt one of the most versatile hormones as it has a wide spectrum of action, particularly when it comes to performance enhancement. It is used both for gaining muscle mass and for burning fat. Also, preparations based on this hormone have proven themselves as strength boosters, as a result of which, the athlete’s strength indicators grow, and weight gain already depends on the correct diet and, in fact, the products that the athlete consumes. Usually, many people say that testosterone is the most versatile anabolic steroid, and it's hard to argue with this, but based on the many benefits of trenbolone, which we will analyze below, exogenous testosterone still falls short, and Tren is rightfully king. There are three forms of this substance. Before we get into a more detailed analysis of Trenbolone, let's delve into the history of this versatile substance and increase our knowledge of the history of sports pharmacology a little. History of trenbolone, profile, forms For the first time, the hormone trenbolone was created in the late 60s in three forms: acetate, enanthate and trenbolone hexahydrobenzyl carbonate (or cyclohexylmethyl carbonate).The acetate form is the original form of Tren, and to this day remains the most common among other forms of trenbolone. Shortly after the creation of the hormone, its first and only form was released, which was supposed to be used for medical purposes on humans – trenbolone hexahydrobenzylcarbonate, better known to the general public as Parabolan. It was created by the famous, at that time, French laboratory Negma Laboratories. Parabolan has proved to be an effective treatment for many diseases. However, in 1997, Negma was closed and the release of this form, so to speak, under the auspices of Negma, ceased. While Parabolan was the only form intended for humans, in the bodybuilding industry Trenbolone Acetate became a very popular form among athletes in the 70s and 80s. In the late 1980s, the German pharmacological company Hoechst AG discontinued the production of trenbolone acetate, as a result of which Parabolan remained the only form of the hormone in the company's line available to bodybuilders, although quite expensive. Also, at this stage, the company introduces a new product – Finaplix (Finaplix). These are small implant beads (subcutaneous implants) that contain pure trenbolone acetate. The pellets have been developed for cattle to accelerate weight gain before slaughter. When these pellets hit the open market, it wasn't long before the underground learned how to convert Finaplix pellets into an injectable form of trenbolone-A. After that, the acetate form of trenbolone again returns to the sports pharmacology market.In the domestic pharmacology market, the drug appeared in the early 2000s, and its first supplier was the well-known underground company British Dragon, which launched a new enanthate form of trenbolone. Compared to Acetate, which, by the way, had to be injected very often (every other day), enanthate injection required less attention, and was carried out, like with Sustanon, only twice a week. While both forms of trenbolone are available on the market today, Acetate remains the preferred choice due to its easy controllability. In bodybuilding, powerlifting and other sports, trenbolone is used to increase strength, gain muscle mass and lose body fat. Steroid profile This steroid is rightfully considered one of the leaders in terms of efficiency of use. Trenbolone has a fairly wide spectrum of action, it has found its application both in bodybuilding and in weightlifting, because it also copes well with the tasks of mass gain, and is able to significantly increase strength indicators. Along with this, unfortunately, side effects are quite tangibly expressed, which, however, can be leveled with competent PCT and adequate dosages. At the same time, it is important to note that tren is not subject to conversion due to the lack of estrogen activity, respectively, water retention on the cycle is weakly expressed. Important features of trenbolone that need to be considered include its progesterone activity, which, in turn, suppresses the production of its own testosterone. Hence such side effects as testicular atrophy and erection problems in view of the fallen libido. This problem is solved by the above-mentioned therapy in the form of injections of gonadotropin.Varieties Trenbolone has an injectable form, and, by analogy with testosterone and nandrolone, is divided into esters. Consider their features. Trenbolone acetate It is characterized by a relatively short period of action, and, accordingly, it is most quickly excreted from the body – on average per day. In this connection, there is a need for frequent injections. It should be noted that this form of trenbolone is the most popular, and, until a certain time, was the only available option, however, due to the need for frequent injections, it can cause problems for beginners. Trenbolone hexahydrobenzylcarbonate The half-life of this ester is many times longer – up to one and a half weeks. Injections are recommended to be done on average once a week. Trenbolone enanthate This form, like the previous one, is also characterized by a long period of action – 8-10 days. Accordingly, the dosages are 300 mg, subject to one injection per week. By the way, the last two esters can be put in two stages, breaking the dose in half. This will avoid jumps in the concentration of the drug in the body. It should be noted that there is also a tablet form, but it practically does not appear on sale, because trenbolone is subject to destruction in the liver, and therefore the bioavailability of the oral form is very low. Effects and functions of trenbolone All forms of trenbolone contain 19-nortestosterone (19-nor is an anabolic steroid derived from testosterone, devoid of a carbon atom in the 19th position). Taking into account this characteristic, the hormone belongs to the same class of steroids as nandrolone. Basically, Tren is just a modified form of Nondralon that has a double bond at carbons 9 and 11.These double bonds slow the metabolism of the hormone, inhibit aromatization, and greatly increase its binding affinity for the androgen receptor. These simple yet important changes make Tren one of the most powerful anabolic androgenic steroids of all time. In order to understand how powerful the substance we are considering here, just look at its steroid profile. Compared to testosterone, which has an androgenic and ananolytic rating of 100, trenbolone is five times more rated on both and has a 500 rating. Significant difference, right? The effects of taking Trenbolone are quite similar to the action of many of its pharmacological counterparts. The only difference is that in the case of Tren, these effects simply get better and more effective. So, what does Tren give us, what functions does the substance carry in itself – let's look at it! Gives an increase in muscle mass by accelerating protein synthesis. Increases nitrogen retention in the body. This property contributes to an increase in anabolism and prevents catabolism. This is because all muscle tissue is made up of nitrogen, approximately 16%. There is no aromatization, that is, Trenbolone is not able to convert into estrogens, due to which trenbolone cycles practically exclude the possibility of expressing such side effects as water retention and gynecomastia. Well suited for a set of "dry" mass, during periods of "drying", as well as in pre-competition training. Suppresses the production of cortisol, helps to protect against overtraining and cope with stress. It has high anabolic and androgenic activity. Elevated levels of IGF-1.Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is a hormone that is naturally produced by the human body. It is extremely anabolic and affects almost every area of ​​the human body. It is essential for growth and repair, not only for muscle tissue, but also for our tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and even the central nervous and pulmonary systems. It is equally effective both for gaining muscle mass and for increasing strength indicators. An increase in the number of red blood cells. These are red blood cells that carry oxygen from the lungs through the bloodstream to vital organs as well as our muscles. Increasing the level of these "transporters" leads to an increase in muscle endurance. It also increases the efficiency of recovery after a hard workout. Also, this positive moment affects the speed of recovery after each approach in training, since after the load, the body needs a sufficient amount of oxygen, with the participation of which the reserves of ATP, CF and glycogen are restored. Inhibition of glucocorticoids. Glucocorticoids, or stress hormones, play a critical role in maintaining our health and well-being. They perform many positive functions, but also have an equally opposite effect that all bodybuilders struggle with. The fact is that these hormones also destroy muscle tissue and contribute to fat gain. The use of trenbolone reduces the risk of an increase in these hormones, that is, these hormones will not become dominant in the body. With the right approach to training and nutrition, the athlete's body will almost always be in a state of building muscle mass and reducing body fat.Although, it is best not to stress yourself at all, and try to deal with various external stimuli and always be positive. Improved nutrient efficiency. One of the most preferred and valued traits of the trenbolone hormone. Food is the most important factor that determines the effectiveness of muscle building. It is how a person eats that will determine whether there will be a set of muscle mass or not, regardless of the hormones that are applied. Many believe that the use of steroids already determines that a person can easily pump up, but this is very far from the truth. Our body can only use a certain amount of nutrients. With the use of trenbolone, each nutrient obtained from food begins to be used to a higher degree, that is, the food consumed, every gram of proteins, fats and carbohydrates obtained from it, is used more efficiently. Even if the way of eating and the diet itself remains unchanged, the return on nutrition increases. Side Effects Let's face it, this drug isn't the friendliest, despite the many benefits that can be gained from a tren cycle. There are many side effects that occur as a result of the use of trenbolone, many of which are very similar to the side effects that appear as a result of the use of other pharmacological agents. Also, when using tren, side effects of the drug are possible, which are not characteristic of the introduction of other steroids. And it's not that tren is some special hormone. Remember that this is just a modified form of Nandrolone and nothing more. Genetics play a key role here.Yes, yes, the quality of the course followed will depend on how good the athlete’s genetics are (not taking into account the correct compilation of that very course). That is, the more Arnold you have, the better the tolerance of a particular drug. Genetics will play a huge role in regards to this hormone. Some athletes will not be able to use this anabolic steroid even at low dosages, as their body does not respond well to the substance and suffers from too many side effects. It may not be fair, but this is LIFE. There's nothing to be done. For example, some of us are lactose intolerant, others are allergic to peanuts, and some are not. The same is true with trenbolone. Let's go directly to the side effects that may occur during the course. Estrogen Since the hormone trenbolone does not aromatize, there are no side effects such as: gynecomastia, excessive water retention in the body. However, breast enlargement can still occur due to Tren being a progestin in nature. Progesterone can stimulate breast tissue and this can contribute to gynecomastia in men who are predisposed to it for a number of reasons. Most men should not have any problems with gyno, but athletes who are extremely sensitive (high estrogen) or who already have some form of gyno may develop a problem or get worse. In such situations, if a side effect has manifested itself, the best option for protection is to take antiestrogen, in particular, aromatase inhibitors. Note that the hormone is able to increase prolactin levels in the body.Some attribute the problem of gynecomastia to increased levels of prolactin, which increases in the body as a result of taking the drug, but this is not true. It is the progestin nature of trenbolone that causes breast enlargement. However, the increased content of prolactin also can not have the best effect on the body. This can lead to sore nipples and erectile dysfunction problems. Androgenic side effect Due to the hormone's extreme androgenicity, this characteristic can cause many androgenic side effects. It is not excluded the possibility of hair loss, acne and increased body hair in men who are predisposed to this. The androgenic side effects of Tren are really based on the body's genetic response. Due to the very pronounced androgenic side effect in the form of VIRILIZATION, trenbolone is not recommended for women, unless the girl, of course, wants to be like a man. It is important to note that the 5-alpha reductase enzyme involved in steroidogenesis does not metabolize the Trenbolone hormone. This means that inhibitors of 5-alpha-reductase, for example, finasteride, will not affect the androgenicity of the hormone. Increased blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels An extremely negative side effect in the form of an increase in blood pressure and an increase in the level of cholesterol in a person's blood. Tren is able to increase low density lipoproteins (LDL or bad cholesterol) and lower high density lipoproteins (HDL or good cholesterol). In some men, a similar effect of taking the drug causes an increase in blood pressure.These side effects may not appear in a completely healthy person, however, if there are any problems with cholesterol and pressure above normal, this steroid should be avoided. The decline in the level of natural testosterone The use of Trenbolone significantly suppresses the production of its own hormone testosterone, as a result, libido falls, and testicular atrophy is also possible. It would be advisable to combine the intake of tren with exogenous testosterone. Of course, as soon as the course of trenbolone ends, and all exogenous steroids leave the body, natural testosterone production will begin again. However, it is highly recommended to follow a proper PCT after the chicken to minimize side effects and speed up the process of recovery from steroids. In some cases, after the course, it is not possible to fully restore the previous level of natural testosterone. It is also important to note that even after PCT, it will take several months to fully recover no matter how well the PCT plan was planned. Liver toxicity In general, tren does not have the side effect of hepatotoxicity. However, based on many scientific data, the drug can harm the liver when used in very high doses. This refers to dosages that are significantly higher than even those used by hardcore bodybuilders. Of course, there are rare exceptions, but in general, trenbolone has no hepatotoxicity.Side effects associated with the genetic response to the drug There are four possible side effects that largely manifest themselves as a result of the genetic characteristics of the organism in an individual person. So, here are the four side effects in question: increased sweating at night, anxiety, heart palpitations, and insomnia. Insomnia is the most common and common and is often referred to as "TrenSomnia". In some cases, lowering the dose can control these effects, but for many men suffering from these effects, adjusting the dosage will not help. It's impossible to predict who will and who won't have a problem with these negative side effects, but if you're one of the losers, you just want to stop using. Important!!! If an athlete has never used trenbolone, it is best to start with the acetate form of the hormone so that if severe side effects occur, injections can be stopped, after which the substance would be excreted in 2-4 days. If you are using one of the other forms, after stopping the course, it will take approximately 2-3 weeks for the body to completely clear the hormone. In addition to the above side effects, the following is also observed: A psychological factor, expressed in increased aggression and irritability of the athlete. With a low quality of the ether – a "tren" cough. Passes after discontinuation of the drug. Trenbolone Course Trenbolone is an injectable drug in all three forms. The number of injections required per week directly depends on the form of the ester. The variant used can also influence the volume of one dosage.The acetate form carries a more active form of the trenbolone hormone per milligram than the other forms, as it contains the least ester. Let's go back to the analysis of individual forms of the drug and talk about dosages in order to present the full picture. Forms of trenbolone and dosage Trenbolone acetate is administered every other day. The most common dosage range varies from 50 to 100 mg every other day. As far as 100mg each day is concerned, this is the dose that many stick to long term. Higher doses are most often used during the cutting period in preparation for bodybuilding competitions. The hexahydrobenzylcarbonate form of trenbolone was originally in ampoules at 76 milligrams per milliliter. Some labs still make their own line of this shape. 76 milligrams contains 50 milligrams of the active substance trenbolone. The dosage may vary from 3 to 6 ampoules per week. The best option is 3-4 ampoules in 7-10 days. If we take modern Parabolan products from Balkan Pharma (Moldova), the dosage is 200 milligrams in a joint course with other drugs, and 300 mg – solo. Trenbolone enanthate is most commonly found in the form of 200mg per ml. Doses can range from 200 mg to 300 mg per week. The range of 300-400 milligrams per week will be more appropriate for most users. One injection is best split into two injections of equal size for 7-10 days. Courses When compiling courses using trenbolone, it should be borne in mind that its use is the lot of professional athletes with many years of experience behind them. You should not start acquaintance with pharmacology with this drug.Before starting, it should be noted that the courses are exemplary, provided for general familiarization and are not suitable for every athlete. The course is set up on an individual basis. The first will be a light version of the trenbolone course for beginners. A day later, injections of exogenous testosterone propionate are given in the amount of 100-150 milligrams. Also, every other day, injections of the acetate form of trenbolone will be given in a volume of 75 to 100 milligrams. The total duration of the course is 6-8 weeks. More advanced course It involves a combination of a short ester of trenbolone, methandrostenolone, and testosterone propionate. Tren is placed in a standard, for acetate, volume – 80-100 mg. every other day, injections of propionate, with the same frequency and in the same volume, methane – 40 grams (preferably in several doses during the day). Duration – 4 weeks. For experienced athletes Used drugs: trenbolone enanthate, testosterone enanthate, testosterone propionate, turinabol, stanozolol. The first 6 weeks we combine long esters and turinabol. 250mg of tren and 700mg of testosterone enanthate per week, plus Turinabol 50mg daily. Then 2 weeks short testosterone ester 100 mg every other day, and daily 50 mg of stanozolol. Duration – 8 weeks. On any cycle of anabolic steroids, it is important to adhere to the recommended dosages. It should be remembered that exceeding the announced volumes of injections will not lead to an increase in the effectiveness of the course, but will only lead to an increase in side effects. By analogy with this, you should not get carried away with the duration of taking drugs. On average, the course, depending on the goals and the drugs used, should last an average of 4 to 8 weeks, and include a properly designed post-cycle therapy. In addition, do not forget about the importance of a well-designed training program and an individual nutrition plan.