Manufacturer: Alpha Pharma
Substance: Trenbolone acetate
Package: 10ml vial (100mg/ml)
Trenbolone Pros and Cons: What You Must know for Monster Muscle Gains
Trenbolone, often referred to as tren or fina, is probably the most potent injectable anabolic steroid to be found. Comparable to nandrolone in structure, bodybuilders, athletes and models love tren for its distinct advantages for rapidly burning off fat and packing on muscle fiber. But, what are the pros and cons of trenbolone and will it work for you?
Like many anabolic steroids, trenbolone was originally developed as a veterinary steroid, with its primary purpose being an increase in feed efficiency. In other words, less feed to achieve more muscle mass. Fina originally took the form of pellets, which were embedded beneath the hide of cattle to minimize weight loss during transport.
As a result of its effects, it was inevitable that tren would attract the attention of bodybuilders. As Wikipedia describes, early adopters ground the pellets and created injectable solutions. These intrepid early users saw impressive results, which fueled a rapid growth in the steroid’s popularity.
Trenbolone may not be for everyone, but it seems to deliver the goods to many fitness enthusiasts. So what do you need to know, in order to decide if it’s for you?
Comparison of trenbolone acetate and trenbolone enanthate
Like nandrolone, trenbolone is a 19-nor steroid, created by modifying a testosterone molecule at the 19th position. There are two types of trenbolone – trenbolone acetate, which is a short-chain ester; and trenbolone enanthate, a long-chain ester. The primary difference between the two is their half-life. There are also other differences, however, that are worth considering.
· Speed of results
Because trenbolone acetate (often referred to as tren A) is a short-chain ester, it peaks more quickly than the enanthate version. Its much shorter half-life allows tren A’s effects to dissipate after 2 to 3 days. Trenbolone enanthate (tren E), however, as a long-chain ester, is slower to peak and can take up to 2 to 3 weeks to lose its effects. Because tren E is slower to begin showing results, more patience is also called for. Tren A is often used during the last couple of weeks of a tren E bulking cycle, as it eases the transition to the recovery phase.
· Tren cough
This cough is often experienced by those using tren A, when the injected solution finds its way into the bloodstream. It’s normally of a short duration – 30-60 seconds – and is usually accompanied by a metallic taste in the mouth. The severity of the cough can vary from mild to severe, depending upon the individual and the amount of tren A that gets into the bloodstream. Tren E normally doesn’t create this issue.
· Increased Hypertrophy
Trenbolone enanthate is somewhat superior to the acetate version for cutting purposes, but both greatly enhance the speed at which additional muscle mass is created.
Pinning (injecting) with tren A is usually either every other day or daily, whereas tren E may be 1-3 times per week, depending upon the stacking with other compounds.
Many trenbolone users say that tren A is harsher than tren E. Much of this opinion probably arises because tren cough is most often associated with the acetate version. However, the short ester nature of tren A means that it is active much faster, which can certainly be more of a shock to the system for new users. Also, mg for mg, trenbolone acetate is more potent, providing around 12% more active hormone than trenbolone enanthate.
Because trenbolone is highly androgenic, the risks of gynecomastia are greatly reduced – to a level which can normally be controlled by appropriate stacking. This is one of the major advantages of trenbolone over testosterone.
What tren can do FOR you
Trenbolone is highly androgenic, up to five times more potent than testosterone, as far as muscle building is concerned. Unlike testosterone-enanthate, however, tren maintains highly androgenic characteristics, because it doesn’t aromatize, so it won’t convert to estrogen. (It does, nonetheless, behave like a progestin, so gynecomastia can still be a side effect, in the absence of appropriate countermeasures.)
It is extremely anabolic, allowing for larger and greater numbers of muscle fibers to be created, while minimizing water retention. For bodybuilders seeking the ripped look that turns judges’ heads, this alone may be sufficient reason to consider trenbolone. The accelerated bulking process this steroid provides is one bonus, with almost no water retention being another.
Because of tren’s ability to bond to the glucocorticoid receptor, it is widely used for rapid fat-burn and muscle mass build-up, and it’s often combined with other compounds to achieve specific results and to mitigate side-effects. Many bodybuilders that have utilized a wide array of anabolic steroids consider tren to deliver the best results, even though it may carry harsh side effects.
What tren can do TO you
Like any steroid, trenbolone has undesirable side effects. These can be quite harsh with some individuals, to the point of being unsuitable for everyone. Like testosterone-enanthate, the beneficial effects increase with increased dosages… but so do the side effects. Tren’s side effects can include: