In the world of professional sports, there are a very few anabolic steroids and performance enhancing drugs that are admired as much as Trenbolone (also known as Tren, Tren E, Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate Cyclohexylmethylcarbonate, and Fina). The anabolic steroid is commonly administered as ester derivatives like trenbolone acetate, trenbolone enanthate or trenbolone cyclohexylmethylcarbonate (Parabolan).
The chemical name of Trenbolone is 17β-Hydroxyestra-4, 9, 11-trien-3-one and it has a half life of nearly 2-3 days. The molecular weight of Tren is 270.37 g/mol at the base and its molecular formula is C18H22O2.
It is believed by many sportsmen that use of Trenbolone is associated with dramatic increases in terms of body mass, more effectively than with weight training alone. Classified as a Schedule II drug by the DEA, Trenbolone has a binding affinity for the androgen receptor five times as high as that of testosterone. Use of Tren is also associated with an increase in nitrogen uptake by muscles, which further translates into improvements in the rate of protein synthesis, which stimulates appetite and reduces the rate of catabolism. Trenbolone use is also associated with an increase in male secondary sex characteristics, without the requirement to convert to DHT. The steroid leaves the body as beta-glucuronides or sulfates as Tren as well as 17epi-trenbolone are both excreted in urine. If that was not all, this steroid can enhance “feed efficiency” in quick time and without leading to side effects. This means that Tren users can expect efficient processing and use of food while reaping the complete benefits of ingested vitamins and minerals at a very high rate.
The difference between trenbolone acetate and trenbolone enanthate lies in the esters. While the acetate version has two esters, the enanthate version has seven esters attached to it. Moreover, the esters of trenbolone acetate are more potent than trenbolone enanthate when compared milligram to milligram.
Trenbolone Acetate (Finaplix)
Trenbolone Acetate or Finaplix is one of the best anabolic steroids and muscle-building compounds. Also known as Finaject and Finajet, Trenbolone acetate is required to be administered frequently because of its short life. One of the biggest reasons why this performance enhancing drug is popular among sportsmen is because it does not lead to estrogen formation and therefore can even be used by sportsmen and others who are prone to excess estrogen formation.
It has the molecular formula of C20H24O3 and has an anabolic-androgenic ratio of 500:500. It has an active life of 2-3 days and has the molecular weight of 270.3706 g/mol at the base.
With strong androgenic properties and no estrogenic activity, it is a 19-nor steroid and derived from the compound nandrolone. The difference between trenbolone acetate and nandrolone are the C9 and C11 double bonds. The reason Tren does not have estrogenic activity is because of the C9-10 double bond, which is important for aromatization of the A ring to be possible and no aromatization can happen by occupying this bond.
The anabolic steroid can have effects on muscle growth in limitless ways, which is what makes it one of the best drugs for maintaining as well as adding quality muscle mass. Moreover, Tren has the potential of significantly enhancing the IGF-1 levels that promote muscle satellite cells, which are important to repair damaged muscle fibers. Use of this steroid is also associated with a significant enhancement in the context of the amount of DNA per muscle cell.
The ideal dose of Tren acetate is 50-150 mg every day for men and the steroid is not usually recommended to girls and women. It is best to use Bromocriptine, Vitamin B6, or Cabergoline with Tren acetate to control prolactin levels while Letrozole may be used for reducing lower progesterone levels. Since use of Tren acetate may reduce thyroid levels to increase prolactin levels, use of the compound T3 is highly recommended.
Due to the androgenic nature of trenbolone enanthate, sportsmen and others can expect dramatic enhancements in terms of muscle mass, nitrogen retention, protein synthesis, muscle function, and body strength. These benefits make Tren enanthate a popular drug with strength athletes and those into body building. The steroid can be made a part of both a bulking steroid cycle as well as a cutting steroid cycle. Since the steroid has a strong cortisol-reducing effect along with the ability to bind to the glucocorticoid receptor, it can quickly and smoothly lead to the reduction of body fat.
The active metabolite of Tren, 17beta-trenbolone has a binding affinity to the progesterone receptor (PgR), which is actually greater than progesterone itself but Letrozole use can be made to prevent this side effect. Trenbolone users are always advised to keep a close check on their cholesterol levels, liver enzymes, and kidney function as the steroid could negatively influence all of these functions.
The recommended dose of Trenbolone enanthate is 300-600 mg every week for men; the steroid is not indicated to girls and women, especially pregnant or lactating women or those who may get pregnant while using Tren.
Oral Trenbolone shows almost no binding for sex-hormone binding proteins that makes it an extremely good choice in androgen receptor studies. This is because Oral Tren would demonstrate equal binding in all tissues irrespective of the amount and presence of the proteins, which makes it a good choice as far as supposed binding capacity, is concerned. However, use of oral trenbolone may lead to liver toxicity in some cases and therefore the use of Milk Thistle is recommended. Moreover, users of oral Tren are advised to consume seven to nine glasses of water every day.
The steroid is extremely anabolic since compounds are able to activate the mechanisms of anabolics dependent upon the androgen receptors, which is one of the many ways in which muscle growth is facilitated through anabolic steroids and performance enhancing drugs. This steroid is admired globally for its anti-catabolic abilities and inhibiting cortisol and some other catabolic hormones in the body.
The abuse of Trenbolone can lead to side effects such as deepening of the voice, body/facial hair growth, clitoris enlargement, male pattern baldness, oily skin, acne, prostate enlargement, water retention, breast growth and lactation in men, anxiety, increased aggression, and complications of kidney and liver function.