Masteron is a dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived anabolic steroid. Specifically, Masteron is the DHT hormone that has been structurally altered by the addition of a methyl group at the carbon 2 position, This protects the hormone from the metabolic breakdown by the 3-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase enzyme, which is found in the skeletal muscle. It also greatly increases the hormone’s anabolic nature. This simple structural change is all it takes to create Drostanolone, and from here the small/short Propionate ester is attached in order to control the hormone’s release time. Masteron can also be found through some underground labs, which does not have to be injected as frequently, but it is somewhat rare compared to the Propionate version. The majority of all Masteron on the market will be Drostanolone Propionate.
On a functional basis, Masteron is well-known for being one of the only anabolic steroids with strong anti-estrogenic properties. Not only does this steroid carry no estrogenic activity, but it can actually act as an anti-estrogen in the body. This is why it has been effective in the treatment of breast cancer. In fact, the combination of Masteron and Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate) has been shown to be far more effective than chemotherapy in the treatment of inoperable breast cancer in postmenopausal women. This also makes it a popular steroid among bodybuilders as it could actually prohibit the need for an anti-estrogen when used in the right cycle. This will also prove advantageous during the cutting phase due to the hardening effects it can provide.
Masteron carries relatively low anabolic and androgenic ratings; however, these ratings are somewhat misleading. It’s important to remember DHT, the basis of Masteron, is five times more androgenic than testosterone with a much stronger binding affinity to the androgen receptor. This again promotes a harder look and can also enhance fat loss. Most all anabolic steroids are well-noted for enhancing the metabolic rate, but strong androgens have a tendency to directly promote lipolysis.
As an anabolic, Masteron isn’t well-known for promoting gains in lean muscle mass. It has never been used for muscle wasting in a therapeutic sense and will almost always be found in cutting plans among performance athletes. It can, however, promote significant boosts in strength, which could prove beneficial to an athlete who may not necessarily be looking for raw mass.
Pharmacologically, Primobolan is known as the hormone Methenolone or Methenolone Acetate. The latter is the chemical name of the active ingredient in Primobolan tablets. The Methenolone hormone is well recognized and quite popular. It is, in fact, most common among first-time body builders seeking to gain lean muscle before gaining more experience using performance-enhancing steroids.
Primobolan being a DHT-derivative, it holds many of the same properties of its parent hormone. For example its not aromatized by the aromatase enzyme into Estrogen at any dose. Therefore, any individual looking to utilize it should never experience any Estrogen related side effects from using it alone. This means that it completely avoids the potential for any of the following side effects: water retention and bloating, elevated blood pressure (as a result of water retention), possible fat gain/retention, and gynecomastia. Without the puffy and soft look that aromatizable anabolic steroids provide the physique, Primobolan is regarded by the majority of bodybuilders and athletes as a preferred ‘cutting’ compound considered very useful for pre-contest cycles and fat loss and cutting phases.
One of the features of Primobolan that deserves credit is the fact that it is a damn good androgen receptor. This simply means that it is good at enhancing the action of male hormones and counteracting the unwanted side effects of female hormones such as gynecomastia. Just this quality alone makes the steroid extremely sought-after in steroid-using circles. The steroid is preferred by many men who want to build muscles without running the risk of developing breasts. Using Primobolan means that people do not have to use anti-estrogen medication.
The steroid improves retention of nitrogen in the muscles which helps in creating of good quality muscle tissue. There are two forms of the steroid. It can either be taken orally or injected directly into the bloodstream. Both forms of the steroid are equally effective although the effects of orally ingested Primobolan may take longer to notice. Orally ingested primobolan is designed to pass through the liver unchanged. Men need 100 mg of the steroid per day whereas women need only 10 mg.