Improve Competitive Form with Masteron
Another favorite for athletes and bodybuilding enthusiasts, Masteron (drostanolone propionate) is one of the most difficult steroids to obtain (at least with reference to the human-grade drug formerly made by Syntex of Belgium which had discontinued its production). For years, only top-notch athletes have access to this exclusive drug. The almost legendary reputation of this drug stems from the high androgenic properties that make this steroid a preferred choice for competitive bodybuilders and athletes, as it allows superior ‘cutting’ to achieve leaner, harder and better-looking ripped muscles. And the fact that it has a very short life makes it more attractive, as it allows users to be on this drug just days before competition and still test negative for doping (this is true at least in the early days, when tests aren’t sophisticated and urine metabolites of drostanolone weren’t recognized yet).
To get a better overview of this drug, it is necessary to trace its origins. Originally used as a breast cancer (BC) treatment, Masteron is a potent drug that is used to combat certain forms of BC. In combination with other drugs such as Tamoxifen, it was observed that it managed better than chemotherapy in treating BC. The composition of Masteron is derived from dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and the drug shares the strong androgenic properties of DHT. Masteron doesn’t aromatize (convert) to estrogen.and is, in fact, anti-estrogenic, as it binds with aromatase enzymes that interferes with aromatization of other steroids and thereby acts as a estrogen blocker. For these reasons, the drug was a well-prescribed and successful therapy for BC, but because of its androgenic (masculinizing) effects and since most BC patients are women, it was later replaced with safer options.
As Masteron is a relatively weak anabolic, its muscle-building properties is not much sought after. It does build muscles, thanks to its 2 alkylation, but in a much lesser degree compared to testosterone derivatives, such Dianabol (methandrostenolone) or other DHT derivatives such as Dynabolan (nandrolone undecanoate) or Deca-Durabolin (nandrolone decanoate)
Its strength lies in its ability to cut muscles into well-defined, leaner shapes that is highly-prized during competitions. This is attributed to the lipolysis (fat loss) property of androgens, which decreases lipoprotein lipase (lipid conversion) and regulates adipocytes (fat-storing cells) - thereby inhibiting the accumulation of fats. Especially useful in the run-up to competitions, Masteron allows athletes with low body fat percentage to further improve their physique by bringing out denser and harder muscle tissues. Androgens also provide a ‘kick’ that is vital in sustaining the extreme training during this period, when the user would most likely cut calorie intake in preparation for the competition.
Because Masteron is anti-estrogenic, the usual steroidal side-effects such as gynecomastia, water retention and blood pressure problems - which are mostly caused by wayward estrogen levels - are not present when taking this drug alone. Of course, the androgenic effect of the drug causes oily skin, acne and male pattern baldness, so if you are one predisposed to any of these conditions, you might opt to stay away from this drug. It’s also worth mentioning that use of this strong androgenic drug by women is not recommended. The virilizing risks are great and immediate, so even experimentation is discouraged. If it is absolutely necessary to take this drug, female athletes should stick to very low doses of 25-50mgs/week and ensure that administration of the drug is done at least seven days apart.
For male bodybuilders, stacking Masteron with another anabolic such as Deca-Durabolin or Equipoise (boldenone undecylenate) can provide enhanced muscle mass without increasing water retention. Masteron can be stacked with most testosterone steroids, and would often eliminate the need for ancillary anti-estrogens such as Arimidex or
Legal production of Masteron in the US and Europe had been discontinued but there are reputable drug manufacturers in less stringent jurisdictions that produce the drug. These products are usually available from online stores.