Sustanon 250 is a pure testosterone compound; it is comprised of the same testosterone hormone that makes up compounds such as Testosterone-Cypionate, Testosterone-Enanthate, Testosterone-Propionate or any other form you can think of. Where Sustanon 250 differs from the other compounds mentioned is that it is testosterone mixture; it is a mixture of four testosterone ester compounds where the previously mentioned are single ester compounds. The idea behind this mixture is rather simple; brought to the market by Organon, the idea was to provide a testosterone compound for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) that would provide instantaneous testosterone benefits like a single small ester compound, but equally provide the benefits of a large single ester compound. Through this coupling of esters, this would mean the TRT patient would only have to administer the hormone on a very infrequent basis, as little as every three to four weeks, and it would prove to be successful.
While the idea of continuous testosterone release was proven successful, Sustanon 250 has in recent years proven to be ineffective in-terms of overall efficiency when administered on such an infrequent basis. The problem is simple; you have a mixture of varying sized esters, and as a result this makes maintaining stable blood levels virtually impossible for such far extended periods of time. For this reason, this testosterone compound has fallen out of favor by many U.S. physicians for the purpose of TRT as they will more commonly rely on single large ester compounds. Make no mistake, this does not make Sustanon 250 an inferior compound, it simply needs to be administered far more often than once thought for TRT and very frequently when it comes to performance enhancement. For the performance enhancing athlete, he will find Sustanon 250 needs to be administered at minimum three times per week with every other day being the most efficient course of action.
Sustanon 250 is like all testosterone compounds, pure testosterone; this is not a foreign substance to the body. While a synthetic version of testosterone, it is the same testosterone you've been producing your entire life and your body will make no distinguishing difference. At any rate, what largely defines and separates Sustanon 250 from other testosterone compounds is its precise makeup; specifically, the four testosterone compounds that are conjoined to make one single testosterone compound. There are four precise testosterone compounds in four precise doses that define this anabolic steroid; if one ester is missing, if one is replaced or if the dosing is not as follows, while such a product may be an excellent testosterone compound it is not Sustanon 250. The precise composition of Sustanon 250 is as follows:
Through this makeup, we have in Sustanon 250 a testosterone compound that carries one of the longest active half-lives imaginable; approximately sixteen to eighteen days. Beyond this half-life and the composition in-regard to the precise makeup, Sustanon 250 is simply testosterone, and this means it carries an anabolic and androgenic rating of 100 in both categories. An extremely potent steroid, the father of all anabolic steroids, as a testosterone Sustanon 250 carries all the testosterone traits, and such traits play important roles on our physical and sexual well-being and to a degree even our mental well-being. This shouldn't be that surprising; after all, we're talking about one of the most essential hormones any human being produces, and one that carries some highly important traits when it comes to our performance. When compared to other anabolic steroids, Sustanon 250 carries five of the primary steroidal traits that are essential to performance enhancement, and they include:
Enhanced Protein Synthesis - refers to the rate by-which cells build proteins, proteins being the building block of muscle - a trait essential to growth,
preservation, repair and rejuvenation
Enhanced Nitrogen Retention - as all muscle tissue is comprised of nitrogen, when levels fall we fall into a catabolic state and this can lead to tissue
loss and even fat-gain - when nitrogen levels are adequate such does not occur and when they are enhanced our anabolic atmosphere increases
Increased Red Blood Cell Count - red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to and through the blood; when the count is low, this is when the
condition known as anemia occurs - by increasing red blood cell count, as our blood is now oxygenated to a greater degree our muscular endurance increases,
and this can even aid in repair and rejuvenation
Increased IGF-1 Production - IGF-1 is a naturally produced peptide hormone of immense anabolic power - IGF-1 carries tissue building and repairing
traits, and even aids in the repair and rejuvenation of tendons, ligaments and even our central nervous system to a degree and believe it or not, even our
Decreased Glucocorticoid Production - glucocorticoid hormones or what are often referred to as stress hormones are muscle wasting and fat promoting hormones - in many ways, the direct opposite of anabolic steroids - cortisol is the most well-known
The above five traits held by Sustanon 250 largely represents what this hormone can provide in-terms of performance enhancement, and in part it shows us some of the benefits of TRT; however, it does not end here. In-order to fully appreciate this compound, let's look at the precise benefits and we'll start with TRT; after all, this is the very reason Sustanon 250 was brought to the market.
As you understand, testosterone is an essential hormone to our well-being, and when levels fall we inevitably suffer. This not only goes for men but women too; yes, women can most certainly suffer from low testosterone; however, our focus will be on men. When it comes to female low testosterone conditions, direct testosterone therapy is often the answer, but Sustanon 250 is rarely prescribed. For the female patient, testosterone gels are far more common and increasingly subcutaneous implant pellets like Testopel. As for injectable testosterone, if a female suffers from low testosterone, low doses of single ester testosterone compounds are often easier to control in females.
When a man suffers from low testosterone, he will find numerous symptoms to be a real possibility; in-fact, everything that makes him a man can be found lacking. The testosterone hormone, while important to females it holds even greater importance to men as this is the primary androgen that largely defines them; it is its androgenic effects that promote the male sexual characteristics. As a result, when levels fall, the most common symptoms early on are sexually related such a decrease or loss of libido and often erectile dysfunction. Of course, it rarely ends there, and if ignored more and more symptoms will begin to pile on. Many men who suffer from low testosterone will find their physique begins to falter, they lose muscle mass and strength and often gain body-fat, and even with proper diet and exercise this can be extremely difficult if not impossible to reverse. No, it doesn't end there; low testosterone will lead to a lack of mental clarity and focus, your energy levels will be drained as your body can no longer fully recover and you may even find insomnia to be an issue. If that's not bad enough, many men often become depressed; low testosterone has been proven to be one of the leading causes of depression in men.
The symptoms of a low testosterone condition, there's hardly a man alive who is screaming sign me up, and fortunately, if you suffer Sustanon 250 can be the perfect remedy each and every time; after all, you're lacking testosterone and Sustanon 250 is testosterone. Of course, you can ignore the condition if you like and see your quality of life diminished, and no, due to the symptoms your actual life is not at risk; however, low testosterone when ignored has been shown to be a gateway to many far more serious conditions such as diabetes, Alzheimer's, osteoporosis and many more serious conditions. In the end, there's no logical reason for ignoring such a problem, especially when compounds like Sustanon 250 can remedy the issue with ease.
By looking at the TRT benefits of Sustanon 250 and the five primary traits discussed above, it's already easy to see what the benefits of this testosterone compound might be in a performance sense. Of course, in this case, we are not merely replacing testosterone that has been lost; we are providing an abundant amount so that there is more to do what testosterone does best. As a result, the primary benefit to Sustanon 250 will be the promotion of mass and strength; muscle mass being primary. This makes large testosterone doses very common in off-season cycles that are designed to promote growth. While this is one of the primary benefits, it becomes more beneficial during this stage due to one key factor; high testosterone levels will speed up your metabolic rate tremendously, and this means you'll be able to gain more lean tissue with less body-fat accumulation that often accompanies such off-season gains.
Then we have cutting benefits, and believe it or not Sustanon 250 can be just as valuable to the cutting process as it will be to the off-season phase. Of course, many are often afraid of using testosterone in their cutting cycles due to the possible water retention problem, but we assure you this is easy to control; please see the side-effects section. In any case, through use at this time, the individual will preserve more lean tissue than he would otherwise; this is invaluable as hard dieting often causes muscle tissue loss due to the necessary caloric deficit. In the end, this all means more fat loss and more lean tissue left standing on your frame.
The bulking and cutting benefits of Sustanon 250 largely speak for themselves, but we're not done yet. Regardless of your purpose of use, like all testosterone compounds Sustanon 250 will greatly increase your muscular endurance as well as your overall rate of recovery; while that may not sound as exciting as putting on mass or a ripped physique they are probably the two most important traits. The faster we recover, and the efficiency of this recovery will be enhanced as well the more muscle we can build or protect. Further, when our endurance is up this rather speaks for itself as we are now able to do more work. When it comes to performance enhancement, this is enhanced performance.
The side-effects of Sustanon 250 can largely be summed up with three little words, problematic and avoidable. Like all testosterone compounds, Sustanon 250 carries potential side-effects, and they can be quite concerning; however, for the healthy adult male there's no reason he should have problems if he supplements responsibly. At any rate, the brunt of the side-effects of Sustanon 250 will surround the existing estrogenic activity that is a result of this steroid's strong aromatizing nature; aromatization referring to the conversion of testosterone into estrogen. As estrogen levels rise, this can lead to gynecomastia and water retention, and as a result even high blood pressure. For this reason, especially when supraphysiological doses are applied the use of an Aromatase Inhibitor (AI) is recommended. An AI will inhibit the aromatase process from occurring, and it will even reduce your body's estrogen levels; as excess estrogen is the problem, the problem is now solved.
While the estrogenic related effects are the most concerning and most common, we're not quite out of the water yet. Testosterone compounds, especially in supraphysiological doses can have an adverse effect on our cholesterol levels, and so can the AI you may be using. For this reason, it is imperative you live a healthy lifestyle; follow a diet that is cholesterol friendly, give it even more effort than you normally would, and if you do this most men will find no cholesterol issues at all. As for other side-effects, as Sustanon 250 is a testosterone compound, if there is a large enough testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) conversion you may fall prey to some DHT related side-effects; common DHT effects include acne, hair-loss and prostate enlargement. Even so, this will take a massive conversion and it's highly unlikely when use is of a responsible nature.