- Active ingredient: Drostanolone Enanthate
- Type: Anabolic steroid (DHT derivative)
- Form: Injections
Carrier oil: Sesame oil
Drostanolone Enanthate, also known as Masteron, is a powerful anabolic steroid with high androgenic effects. It lacks aromatization, making it a mild aromatase inhibitor. This compound shares similarities with dihydrotestosterone (DHT) due to its derivative nature.
In medical applications, Drostanolone is used to treat breast cancer in women, although it is rarely used now due to the risk of virilization. Unlike other steroids, Drostanolone is not affected by aromatase, preventing conversion to estradiol.
Drostanolone exhibits a strong affinity for androgen receptors in muscles, prostate, and scalp. Consequently, it may cause side effects such as hair loss, prostate enlargement, and increased body hair growth. As a DHT derivative, it indirectly inhibits estradiol activity, displaying antiestrogenic properties.
A notable psychological effect of Drostanolone is its ability to enhance motivation during training, making it popular among athletes on cutting diets who face strength and psychological challenges due to low carbohydrate intake.
In bodybuilding, Drostanolone is favored for its ability to promote muscle hardness and density without causing water retention. It has a mild diuretic effect, aiding in muscle definition. This compound is commonly used before competitions to achieve a ripped athletic physique and has been shown to reduce fat mass by 5-10%.
Although Drostanolone has a lower anabolic index compared to testosterone, it effectively burns fat. However, it also increases the risk of androgenic side effects, including aggression, acne, baldness, prostate enlargement, and virilization in women.
An optimal dosage for Drostanolone Enanthate is typically around 300-500 mg per week. Individuals on hormone replacement therapy may use lower doses (75-200 mg per week) to reduce sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels and increase free testosterone. It is important to note that drostanolone is subject to doping control and detection methods are continuously improving.
- Beginner: 200 mg
- The average dosage: 300-600 mg
- High dosage: 600 mg+
- Increase in strength and lean muscle mass
- Improved recovery
- Fat burning
- Absence of aromatization
- Suppression of natural testosterone production
- Reduced fertility
- Increased hematocrit level
- Increased blood pressure
- Detrimental effects on lipid profile
- Half-life: 4-5 days