Trenbolone is an extremely powerful steroid that was initially produced in the form of finaplex pellets for veterinary use. It was to be placed under the skin of cattle to beef them up just before slaughter. This is why it has never received FDA approval in the US. However, over the year’s bodybuilders have recognised its exceptional properties and powerful benefits such that it has become a very popular anabolic steroid for many, even though it has more severe side effects when compared with most other steroids. In spite of having never received approval from the FDA, there are several respectable UGLs (Underground Labs) that manufacture quality injectable forms of trenbolone. Unfortunately, for those who prefer to adhere to pharmaceutical grade steroids, no such form of trenbolone exists.
Trenbolone is an extremely androgenic steroid; its binding ability to the Androgen Receptor (AR) is around thrice as high as testosterone. Since it does not aromatise, it is not really subject to estrogenic side effects. Apart from its high androgenicity, trenbolone is highly anabolic also, meaning it is not only very good at developing muscle mass, but also retaining muscle mass in a mode that is calorie-deficient. Also it is believed that trenbolone actually inhibits the production of cortisol directly via the glucocorticoid receptors. It has often been found to be a body changing drug and can as well help a bit in fat loss. This can be attributed to the extremely strong binding of this steroid to the AR. This has been assumed to be a mechanism which leads to the triggering of fat loss pathways, facilitated through direct binding to the AR’s of fat cells. This is what actually makes trenbolone a darling in bodybuilding circles for cutting. On top of these benefits, trenbolone normally results in huge increases in strength because of its high androgenic effects.
Although trenbolone is not converted to estrogen, it has progesteronic effects.
The Common Side effects of Trenbolone
Trenbolone is the one injectable steroid out of all the existing injectable steroids that should be used with great caution, and only after extensive research in regard to its side effects as well as common cycles have been conducted. Its side effects can be very severe to many users to the extent that they will not actually use it in spite of its very positive effects on both body and strength.
To start with, since trenbolone is too androgenic, all the side effects associated with strong androgens may be expected (if susceptible) with this steroid. A person predisposed to to male pattern baldness (MPB) is likely to have trenbolone accelerate it. Certain users do find acne on trenbolone worse when compared with any other steroid. As a matter of fact, trenbolone is not recommended for females owing to its potent androgenic properties as well as the common effects which normally appear in females who take strong androgens.
Trenbolone cannot aromatise, but because of the progesterone route, it can trigger disorders such as gynecomastia. However, this will only take place if estrogen is present. This happens in many trenbolone users since it is normally stacked with a testosterone which may and will convert to estrogen. But if you do not develop gynecomastia from it, then you should not be worried about other estrogenic side effects since trenbolone does not trigger any water retention. In fact, it often provides both a hardened look and texture to the muscles.