Beginners to anabolic steroid use may be tempted by the reputation of strong Trenbolone effects.
But before even considering usage, it’s important to take a little bit of time to research the effects of Trenbolone for bodybuilders: the good and the bad.
One of the first things such users need to know is that Trenbolone is a veterinary grade anabolic steroid.
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As mentioned in the introduction, Trenbolone is a veterinary grade anabolic steroid.
It is not manufactured for humans except in underground labs.
Trenbolone is generally used by bodybuilders in one of two of the most popular, sometimes combined, forms (see footnote references1,2 for complete chemical compound summary):
It’s also known by a variety of synonyms including:
Trenbolone acetate is mainly used in veterinary and cattle ranching practices to increase feed efficiency in cattle prior to slaughter.
In such circles it’s known as a growth promoter. It was assessed as a food additive (for cattle and pigs) in the late 1980s.
The mechanism of action of this form of trenbolone increases muscle mass and promotes weight gain, which makes it beneficial in regard to feed efficiency and metabolism.
Bodybuilders use it to enhance anabolism while at the same time inhibiting catabolism in muscles. It is believed to be able to enhance the development of muscle size or mass, strength, and improve power.
Naturally, most of the studies on Trenbolone have been done on animals, as again, it is not meant for human consumption.
Its uses have been noted in environmental science and technology journals, pharmacology reports, aquatic toxicology journals, and in animal science research journals.
It’s also been written up in a variety of steroid journals in regard to his potential clinical applications.
For example: “Tissue selectivity and potential clinical applications of Trenbolone (17 beta-acetoxyestra-4,9-11-trien-3-one): a potent anabolic steroid with reduced androgenic and estrogenic activity.” (2010)
A number of Trenbolone effects (in animals) are not disputed, but even in animal experiments, the drug does cause catabolic effects, most especially noted in bone and muscle.
For this reason, a number of selective androgen receptor modulators known as a SARMS have been experimented with in order to help reduce these effects.
The same applies to misuse of Trenbolone in either form by bodybuilders wishing to use the veterinary grade drug to promote rapid increases in muscle mass, strength, and power.
A number of bodybuilding websites recommend a variety of dosage suggestions when it comes to Trenbolone, often stacked or combined with SARMSs to help reduce potential side effects, to varying levels of success.
In fact, a 2011 study (on rats) sought to identify specific SARMS in combination with Trenbolone Enanthate that might serve to protect that loss of bone and muscle.
While at the same time reducing the risk of polycythemia (overproduction of red blood cells) as well as detrimental growths on the prostate gland.
As mentioned, Trenbolone is meant for use in animals to increase feed efficiency and metabolism of nutrients and as a growth promoter.
Converting a veterinary grade steroid into use for humans is risky, especially in regard to measurements, quality ingredients, manufacturing processes, and sterile work environments.
Bodybuilders often scoff at the potential of negative Trenbolone effects being applicable to humans, but this too is risky behavior.
Two different people using the same dosage and type of Trenbolone can have very different results, and from Trenbolone effects that negatively impact health.
Safe and reliable dosage recommendations for human use of any form of Trenbolone are not available by medical experts for the simple reason that it’s not meant for human use.
Researching a variety of bodybuilding websites finds recommendations for Trenbolone acetate averaging 100 mg to 300 mg a week.
Because it has a short half-life, this range is typically divided into two or three evenly spaced dosages.
Trenbolone enanthate may be taken in dosages ranging 150 mg and 300 mg weekly, again evenly spaced.
As anabolic androgenic steroids, Trenbolone acetate and Trenbolone enanthate can cause a number of adverse side effects and reactions. Trenbolone effects are not always positive.
Suggestions in regard to anti-estrogen, anti-androgenic and/or SARMS drugs to reduce risk of negative effects are not always successful.
Damage to the liver, cardiovascular system, erratic hormone levels, and altered metabolism are all possibilities of Trenbolone effects.
Always use caution when it comes to any anabolic steroid designed for use on animals that has been converted for use by humans.