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Sustanon (also known as Sustarethard, Sust250, Sustamed, Tetrasterone, Sustaver, Sustager) is a mixture of different testosterone esters first developed and released by Organon as a hormone replacement therapy for insufficient endogenous testosterone secretion.
Time of action of different testosterone esters
Sustanon includes 4 forms of testosterone:
- 30mg Testosterone propionate.
- Testosterone phenylpropionate 60mg
- Testosterone Isocaproate 60mg
- 100mg Testosterone Decanoate
- Oil (often peanut oil) as a solvent
- Benzyl alcohol as a preservative and antiseptic
Each form of testosterone, which is included in Sustanon has a different rate of absorption, which allows you to maintain a constant-high level of anabolic hormones in the blood for a month. There is no need for frequent injections, Sustanon is only placed once every three weeks (for medical purposes). Some people believe that Sustanon is a combination course in one bottle, but this is not entirely true because each component of the drug is only converted into testosterone in the body.
Sustanon's popularity peaked in the 1980s and 1990s, during which time a large number of articles were written about the benefits of the drug. However, it should be remembered that Sustanon was not developed as a drug to increase muscle mass, and its main advantage is the ease of use. Sustanon has a high cost compared to individual testosterone esters (in equivalent amounts), while in terms of anabolic properties it does not differ from isolated forms of testosterone, which makes its use in bodybuilding not quite justified.
The Effects of Sustanon
Sustanon acts just like any other form of testosterone. This means that the main effects of sustanon are:
- Increased muscle mass (an average of 6 kg per month)
- Anticatabolic effects
- Appetite Boosting
- Increased hematopoiesis - the increased number of red blood cells in the blood provides better oxygen transport, thereby increasing endurance.
- Increased libido (while taking Sustanon)
The time of detection of the drug is up to 3 months.
Sustanon - side effects
Like any other form of testosterone, Sustanon is converted to estrogens. For this reason, Sustanon causes side effects such as gynecomastia, swelling, female-type fat deposition, and suppression of your own testosterone production. These side effects can be prevented by using anti-estrogens, preferably aromatase inhibitors. Selective modulators of estrogen receptors (tamoxifen and others) involve only during postcourse therapy.
Lower production of endogenous testosterone may result in testicular atrophy, a serious side effect of Sustanon. This side effect can be prevented by not taking a course of Sustanon longer than 8 weeks and taking anti-estrogens. Longer courses require the use of gonadotropin.
In the body, testosterone converts to dihydrotestosterone, which causes the following side effects: prostate hypertrophy, baldness, acne, and others. These are the so-called androgenic side effects of Sustanon.
Also, athletes often report fever and flu-like conditions during a course of Sustanon. Like most steroids, Sustanon raises harmful blood cholesterol levels (prevented by taking Omega-3 throughout the course).
Infiltrates (seals or "bumps" in the gluteal area or other injection site) sometimes form after the injection. Usually these infiltrates resolve in 2 to 5 weeks.
Self-medication can be dangerous for your health. Information about the active substance is provided solely to familiarize themselves, so before use, refer to your doctor.
Do not engage in self-medication! It may be dangerous for your health!