Sustanon (Sustanon 250, Sustamed)
Sustanon is a mixture of four esters of Testosterone (the main male sex hormone), each ester has a different half-life in the body. If to compare Sustanon with individual forms of Testosterone, it has some advantages, for example ease of use, instead of several separate forms of Testosterone. Also, each of the 4 testosterone esters enhances each other’s action. It is a mistake to consider Sustanon, as a combined cycle in one ampoule, since all of it’s active substances are Testosterones, which are different in the speed of exposure in the human body.In 250 mg. Sustanon contains:Testosterone Propionate – 30 mg.Testosterone Phenylpropionate – 60 mg.Testosterone Isocaproate – 60 mg.Testosterone Decanoate – 100 mg. Sustanon is considered one of the most popular and acclaimed steroids in bodybuilding. Athletes have been using it for many years. In the 80’s and 90’s, sustanon enjoyed incredible popularity. This is a well studied steroid, so there is a lot of information about its use.
Esters of Sustanon 250
Testosterone Propionate. From all four ethers, propionate has the shortest action. Its half life lasts only 2-3 days, but it starts to act very quickly. Ether propionate is ideal for rapidly increasing the level of testosterone, while the remaining ethers are just beginning to act. By the time testosterone propionate leaves the body, testosterone phenylpropionate can already maintain the testosterone level in the blood.
Testosterone Phenylpropionate. With a half life of 4-5 days, testosterone phenylpropionate is more long-lasting than propionate. So phenylpropionate will maintain a stable level of testosterone while propionate is excreted from the body.
Testosterone Isocaproate. In comparison with the ether phenylpropionate, testosterone isocaproate has a longer half life of 7-9 days. Therefore, with a single dose it is usually injected once per week.
Testosterone Decanoate. With a half-life of more than 2 weeks, the ester decanoate is one of the lasting esters used in steroids. With such a long half-life, the activity of testosterone decanoate can last for almost a month. But the peak of its activity will be reached in slightly less than 2 weeks. It means that after about two weeks the testosterone level will begin to fall, it is undesirable for bodybuilders who need a stable level of this hormone in their blood. Therefore, the decanoate ester allows bodybuilders to inject sustanon 250, only once a week.
Sustanon (also known as Sustanon 250) is one of the most popular testosterone products available today and is widely used in the bodybuilding community and in medicine. These esters of testosterone form, in total, 250 mg of testosterone, so the drug is named Sustanon 250. Sustanon was developed by Organon in the early 1970s with the goal of providing a drug based on testosterone. Testosterone is considered the “father” of all anabolic steroids, and can provide a significant increase of muscle.
Effects of Sustanon
Strengthening the impact of each other, these Testosterones act on the athlete more productively than Testosterone Cypionate, Enanthate or Propionate alone. The action of each testosterone on the athlete with Sustanon is consistent. Sustanon begins to act almost immediately after the injection, due to the presence of Testosterone Propionate in it, and its effect will last several weeks, thanks to Testosterone Decanoate, so Sustanon injections can be done less often, 1-2 times a week.
Sustanon, like other Testosterones, has a strong androgenic and anabolic effect on the athlete’s body. It is great for gaining muscle and increasing strength. Using Sustanon, the athlete has less severe fluid retention than when using Testosterone Enanthate or Cypionate, because Sustanon is aromatized less than Testosterone Enanthate and Cypionate. Athletes who have problems due to a tense level of estrogen and a lot of fluid retention should try Sustanon. Sustanon is excellent even for athletes who have repeatedly used it. Sustanon is the basic steroid for almost all cycles of already experienced athletes, and professionals use it constantly. With Sustanon, the muscles recover more quickly after training, the intensity increases, the body weight and strength indicators increase noticeably. Also, the big plus of Sustanon, is a significant increase in libido and potency.
Sustanon is used, as the only one in the cycle, and in combination with Nandrolone, Trenbolone, Methandrostenolone, Stanozolol, Oxandrolone, Oxymetholone and other steroids. Sometimes a strong aromatization begins even from using only 500 mg of Sustanon a week and the first signs of gynecomastia could appear (hypersensitivity and itching in the nipples). To prevent this, use anastrozole in a prophylactic dosage of 0.5 mg every three days from the second week to the end of the cycle.
Sustanon can be used solo and in combined cycles with other steroids: Dianabol, Primobolan, Winstrol and Deca-Durabolin. For beginners, for the first cycle: 250 – 500 mg of Sustanon once a week. The duration of the cycle is 10-12 weeks. This cycle will significantly increase muscle mass, increase strength, and accelerate recovery after training. One week after the end of the cycle, it is necessary to do post cycle therapy, and take 20 mg of Tamoxifen a day, for three weeks.
More experienced athletes who want to gain more muscle mass: 500 mg of Sustanon per week (12 weeks) and 30 mg of methandrostenolone per day (8 weeks) and 0.5 mg of anastrozole every three days (12 weeks). The weekly dosage of Sustanon should be divided into twice a week, for example 250 mg on Monday and 250 mg on Thursday. The dosage of methandrostenolone is preferably divided into 3 parts, and taken during the day.
One week after the end of the cycle, it is necessary to do post cycle therapy, and take 20 mg of Tamoxifen a day, for three weeks. For bulking: 500 mg of Sustanon per week and 300 mg of Trenbolone per week (12 weeks) and 50 mg of stanozolol per day (8 weeks) and 0.5 mg of anastrozole every three days (12 weeks). One week after the end of the cycle, it is necessary to do post cycle therapy, and take 100 mg of Clomid per day for three weeks.
The most common side effects from the use of Sustanon, such as severe fluid retention, gynecomastia, high blood pressure, begin because of aromatization. Therefore, during the cycle always monitor the level of estradiol and if it’s necessary, reduce it with anastrozole. During the cycle, acne may appear, but most often if you remove all harmful foods such as fast food, fast carbohydrates (sweet), and fried foods, the pimples will quickly go away. During the cycle it significantly reduces the production of its own testosterone, so after the cycle, you’ll need to use Tamoxifen or Clomid. Women should not use Sustanon because it is a strong androgen, and this can lead to masculinization.
Sustanon, like other steroids is prohibited in the US, so you can’t buy it legally here. However, you can easily purchase it in many gyms or online. Due to the fact that Sustanon is a very popular steroid and has a rather high price, the number of its counterfeits on the black market is increasing every year. Buying Sustanon from a dealer in the gym or from a dubious website, you risk buying a steroid of doubtful composition and quality. To avoid such issues be careful when choosing a website and try to find original products.