SHORT SUSTANON DESCRIPTION:
Sustanon is most commonly used as a bulking drug, providing exceptional gains in strength and muscle mass. Sustanon dosages are around 200 mg to 1000 mg per week.
Four testosterones in one: 30 mg testosterone propionate, 60 mg testosterone phenylpropionate, 60 mg testosterone isocaproate, 100 mg testosterone decanoate. The mixture of the testosterones are time-released to provide an immediate effect while still remaining active in the body for up to a month. As with other testosterones, Sustanon¸is an androgenic steroid with a pronounced anabolic effect. Therefore, athletes commonly use it to put on mass and size while increasing strength. However, unlike other testosterone compounds such as cypionate and enanthate, leads to less water retention and estrogenic side effects. This characteristic is extremely beneficial to bodybuilders who suffer from gynecomastia yet still seek the powerful anabolic effect of an injectable testosterone. The decreased water retention also makes Sustanon a desirable steroid for bodybuilders and athletes interested in cutting up or building a solid foundation of quality mass. A common dosage for Sustanon would range from 250 mg to 1000 mg per week. Although it remains active for up to a month, injections should be taken at least once a week to keep testosterone levels stable. A steroid novice can expect to gain about 20 pounds within a couple of months by using only 250 mg of Sustanon a week. More advanced athletes will obviously need higher dosages to obtain the desired effect. It is a fairly safe steroid, but in high dosages, some athletes may experience side effects due to an elevated estrogen level. With dosages exceeding 1000 mg a week, it is probably wise to use an antiestrogen such as Nolvadex (tamoxifen citrate) or Proviron (mesterolone). It can suppress natural testosterone production, so the use of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) or Clomid (clomiphene citrate) may be appropriate at the end of a cycle. Sustanon is a good base steroid to use in a stack. The most popular way to use it is on a weight gaining cycle in a stack with Anadrol 50 (oxymetholone) and Dianabol (methandrostenolone).
LONG SUSTANON DESCRIPTION:
There are 2 different versions of Sustanon, Sustanon “100” and Sustanon “250”. Sustanon “100” is made of 20 mg testosterone propionate, 40 mg testosterone phenylpropionate and 40 mg testosterone isocaproate. Sustanon “250” is made of 30 mg testosterone propionate, 60 mg testosterone phenylpropionate, 60 mg testosterone isocaproate and 100 mg testosterone decanoate.
Sustanon 250 is an oil-based injectable testosterone blend, developed by the international drug firm Organon (it can also be made in Karachi by Organon). It typically contains four different testosterone esters: testosterone propionate (30 mg); testosterone phenylpropionate (60 mg); testosterone isocaproate (60 mg); and testosterone decanoate (100 mg), although a lower dosed version is also produced. An intelligently “engineered” testosterone, Sustanon is designed to provide a fast yet extended release of testosterone. The propionate and phenylpropionate esters in this product are quickly utilized, releasing into circulation within the first four days. The remaining esters are much slower to release, staying active in the body for about two and three weeks (respectively). This is a big improvement from standard testosterones such as cypionate or enanthate, which provide a much shorter duration of activity, and a more variable blood level.
As with all testosterone products, Sustanon is a strong anabolic with pronounced androgenic activity. It is most commonly used as a bulking drug, providing exceptional gains in strength and muscle mass. Although it does convert to estrogen, as is the nature of testosterone, this injectable is noted as being slightly more tolerable than cypionate or enanthate. As stated throughout this book, such observations are only issues of timing however. With Sustanon, blood levels of testosterone are building more slowly, so side effects do not set in as fast. For equal blood hormone levels however, testosterone will break down equally without regard to ester. Many individuals may likewise find it necessary to use an antiestrogen, in which case a low dosage of Nolvadex(tamoxifen citrate) or Proviron(mesterolone) would be appropriate. Also correlating with estrogen, water retention should be noticeable Sustanon. This is not desirable when the athlete is looking to maintain a quality look to the physique, so this is certainly not an idea drug for contest preparation.
Being a strong androgen, we can expect the typical side effects. This includes oily skin, acne body/facial hair growth and premature balding. The addition of Proscar/Propecia should be able to minimize such side effects, as it will limit the testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone) conversion process. Sustanon will also suppress natural testosterone production rather quickly. The use of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) and/or Clomid (clomiphene citrate)/Nolvadex (tamoxifen citrate) may be necessary at the conclusion of a cycle in order to avoid a hormonal crash. Remember though, Sustanon will remain active in the body for up to a month after your last injection was given. Beginning you ancillary drug therapy immediately after the steroid has been discontinued will not be very effective. Instead, HCG or Clomid/Nolvadex should be delayed two or three weeks, until you are near the point where blood androgen levels are dropping significantly.
Although Sustanon remains active in the body for approximately three weeks, injections are taken at least every 10 days. An effective dosage ranges from 250 mg (one ampule) every 10 days, to 1000 mg (four ampules) weekly. Some athletes do use more extreme dosages of this steroid, but this is really not a recommended practice. When the dosage rises above 750-1000 mg per week, increased side effects will no doubt be outweighing additional benefits. Basically you will receive a poor return on your investment, which with Sustanon can be substantial. Instead of taking unnecessarily large amounts, athletes interested in rapid size and strength will usually opt to addition another compound. For this purpose we find that Sustanon stacks extremely well with the potent orals Anadrol 50 (oxymetholone) and Dianabol (methandrostenolone). On the other hand, Sustanon may work better with trenbolone or Winstrol (stanozolol) if the athlete were seeking to maintain a harder, more defined look to his physique.
Sustanon 250 is probably the most sought after injectable testosterone. I must however emphasize that this is not due to an unusual potency of this testosterone combination however (remember esters only effect the release of testosterone), but simply because a “stack” of four different esters is a very good selling point. In many instances you will get a lot more for your money with enanthate, so don’t let the fancy stack fool you. Sustanon is however still very abundant on the U.S. black market, and doesn’t stay long on dealer’s shelves. In fact the high demand for this steroid has stirred new interest in its manufacture, particularly by veterinary companies in Mexico. As a result, we now have two new clones coming out this country. The first is Ttokkyo’s Testonon 250. This item comes packaged in 5 ml multi-dose vials, and obviously provides much more steroid per container than the single-dose ampules. Soon after we started to notice Loeffler’s Testosterona IV L/A. This contains the same steroid but in a 10 ml vial, doubling the volume of Ttokkyo’s product. Also found recently is clone from Qualityvet in Costa Rica called Testosterona 250, which is in a 10 ml vial as well. These are the first multi-dosed versions of this steroid ever to be developed, and provide a much more economical way to use this testosterone product in most cases than single dose ampules.
Russian Sustanon, manufactured under license by Infar in India (for export to Russia) is still found in the U.S. with some frequency. This product comes packaged in plastic strips that hold five ampules, sealed on the face with white paper label. Each ampule is sealed in a separate compartment and the packaging is scored so as to break off individual ampule sections. One standout characteristic is that ampule labels and packaging bear a big green “250” imprint under the lettering. The old ampules, some of which might still be in circulation, have a white paper label and are imprinted with blue ink.