Masteril, Metormon, Masteron, Masterid, Mastisol, Permastril, Drolban, Drostanolone Propionate, Mastabol 100, Dromastanolone Di-Propionate.
Transparent oily solution of light yellow or yellow color, containing a characteristic odor.
Masteron 100 Composition
1 mL of solution contains: Active substance: Drostanolone Di-Propionate 100 mg
Injectable steroid, derivative of dihydrotestosterone with powerful androgenic effect that offers musuclar density and hardness. The drug has the property to assure positive nitrogen balance in humans and promotes protein synthesis. It has the goal to offer increased strength while keeping body fat steady. This compound also has a moderate anabolic effect.
Masteron’s clinical and medical use was determined to be primarily for the treatment of female breast cancer, often as one of the last resort treatment options after other first and second line treatments have failed.
400-600 mg per week
100 mg per week
Masteron 100 Side Effects
Oily skin, acne, body and facial hair growth, aggression and problems related to pattern male baldness, mood swings, aggressive behavior and typical allergic reactions. Women should use a lower dose to avoid such effects as deepening of voice and increased body hair.
Masteron 100 Contraindications/Precautionary Measures
Not recommended in case of hypersensitivity to the drug or allergic reactions. Not to be used by males with breast carcinoma, pregnant women or those suspected to be, individuals known top be hypersensitive to this drug, males with or suspected to have prostate gland carcinoma, individuals with severe hepatic, cardiac or renal disease. Males are advised seek medical attention in case of persistent or frequent penis erection. Females should also do so in case of grown of facial hair, changes in the menstrual cycle, acne and hoarseness.
Side Effects of Masteron
Masteron (Drostanolone) is a dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived anabolic steroid. and like many DHT based compounds the primary side effects of Masteron will be androgenic. Overall, this is not an extremely unfriendly anabolic steroid. but side effects of Masteron do exist and proper use is important. Genetics will play a large role, as it can with many steroid, but genetics will be a little more important here when looking at the androgenicity of this compound. However, with proper use many men can avoid the side effects of Masteron and enjoy all this hormone has to offer.
Estrogenic Side Effects of Masteron:
There are no estrogenic side effects of Masteron. This anabolic steroid does not aromatize and is not a progestin making gynecomastia and water retention impossible. In fact, the Drostanolone hormone has been shown to have fairly strong anti-estrogenic effect. It can actually protect the individual from negative estrogenic action caused by the use of aromatizing compounds. However, while anti-estrogenic, some men may still need an anti-estrogen when using Masteron depending on the layout of their total cycle as well as sensitivity to estrogenic related effects.
Androgenic Side Effects of Masteron:
The androgenic side effects of Masteron will be the most concerning for most men. The androgenic side effects of Masteron are not life threatening and are in no way dangerous, but they can be problematic. On its surface, Drostanolone is not highly androgenic carrying an androgenic rating of only 25-40. Because it’s androgenicity is fairly low, this tells us the individual should be less susceptible to androgenic side effects compared to testosterone. However, many men report strong to severe cases, which can include acne, hair loss and body hair growth. The androgenic side effects of Masteron, while possible, are highly dependent on genetics. If you are not predisposed to male pattern baldness you will not lose any hair. If you are predisposed, while you’re going to lose your hair no matter what you do the use of Drostanolone can speed it up. In fact, many men report extreme thinning of the hair with this steroid. The same can largely be said of acne. While the side effects of Masteron do include acne, it is generally only a concern for those genetically sensitive to acne. However, even those who are only moderately sensitive may find breakouts occur, especially on the chest, back and shoulders. Staying clean and dry at all times will protect you more so than anything else. Shower immediately after becoming sweaty, if a shower isn’t possible, change into a clean, dry shirt and shower as soon as you can. The androgenic side effects of Masteron can also include virilization in women. Women who supplement with low doses of this steroid can often do so without virilization symptoms, but again genetics and individual response will dictate the final outcome. Possible virilization symptoms include body hair growth, a deepening of the vocal chords and clitoral enlargement. If such symptoms begin to show and use is discontinued at their onset, they will fade away rapidly and no damage will be done. If symptoms begin to show and are ignored and use continues, you may find the symptoms become irreversible.
Cardiovascular Side Effects of Masteron:
The primary cardiovascular side effects of Masteron revolve around lipids. Drostanolone can significantly increase LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and significantly reduce HDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol). The total impact on cholesterol should, however, be significantly less than most oral steroids. but significantly stronger than testosterone. If you have high cholesterol you should not supplement with this steroid. In order to protect yourself from the cardiovascular side effects of Masteron a healthy and cholesterol friendly lifestyle will be very important. Regular cardiovascular activity will do wonders. Some type of daily cardiovascular activity is recommended. The individual will also find his diet plays a strong role. Simple sugars and saturated fats should be limited and omega fatty acids should be a large part of the diet. Daily fish oil supplementation is advised. Some may also find the use of a cholesterol antioxidant supplement to be beneficial. Important note – the side effects of Masteron can also include high blood pressure. While possible, high blood pressure is unlikely in healthy adults who supplement responsibly, but it is a possibility. Those who suffer from high blood pressure should not supplement, and keeping an eye on your blood pressure is a good idea.
Testosterone Side Effects of Masteron:
The side effects of Masteron will always include natural testosterone suppression in all men who supplement. Due to natural suppression, in order to avoid a low testosterone condition all men are encouraged to include exogenous testosterone into their plan. This will ensure a low level state doesn’t occur as the exogenous testosterone will provide your body with all it needs. If you do not include exogenous testosterone, you will open yourself up to all the low testosterone symptoms. If you do not include exogenous testosterone, even if you get away without experiencing low testosterone symptoms (rare but possible) keep in mind such a condition is extremely unhealthy and stressful to the body. Once the use of Masteron and all anabolic steroids has come to an end, natural testosterone production will begin again. In order to facilitate a smooth and strong recovery, most men are encouraged to implement a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) program. A PCT program will often include the SERM’s Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate ) and Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate ) and the powerful peptide hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG ).
How to use Drostanolone Propionate?
Where to inject Drostanolone Propionate
Like other steroids Drostanolone Propionate can be injected into any muscle (if the muscle is big enough). The most popular being buttocks, shoulders and triceps.
Masteron cycle compatibility, examples and duration
Like majority of steroids, Drostanolone Propionate acts very well in combination with Human Growth Hormone (4IU per day).
Effects of Drostanolone / Drostanolone Propionate (desirable)
There are principally two desirable effects of Testosterone:
physical / athletic Drostanolone Propionate
physique enhancement (muscle buildup, fat loss)
The rest of desirable testosterone effects that an individual might experience during the steroid cycle, include:
increase in collagen synthesis and bone mineral content. Collagen is the protein-based construction material for connective tissues throughout the body (the ligaments, tendons, cartilage, joints, and bones).
heightened self esteem
deeper (manly) voice
darkening and thickening of body hair
increase in levels of IGF-1 and MGF hormones (which also promote muscle growth)
increased hemoglobin (red blood cell count)
anti-catabolic effect on muscle tissues by way of acting as an anti-glucocorticoid
Side effects of Testosterone Propionate (and how to counter them)
Internet / forum rumors
It is rumored that Propionate is better for cutting and fat loss phases, and it supposedly causes less water retention than other esterified types of Testosterone. This is simply nonsense that has been passed on by people developing improper conclusions not based on scientific reasoning. Propionater (like any other ester bonded to Testosterone) is always broken off by enzymes in the body, after which 100% pure bio-identical Testosterone is left as a result. This Testosterone is then free to do its job in the body. The same occurs with any and all esterified forms of Testosterone. Therefore, the only possible difference that esterification causes to Testosterone effects is its half-life and rate of release. The esters only determine how much Testosterone is released into the bloodstream per given time frame.
Underground labs and their brand names
There are countless of underground producers of Testosterone Propionate. Some are proper labs who follow good manufacturing practices and have adequate equipment operated by knowledgable staff. Majority however are just “bathtub pharmacies” created in someone’s back room. They order raw materials from Asia, mix it together and repackage into vials – the end user can only hope it was done in sterile environment.
There are too many underground brands to list and new one are created more or less daily. Some of the names are:
History of Masteron / Dronstanolone
Drostanolone Propionate was first invented in 1959 by Syntex. About 10 years later it was released on the American market by Lilly as brand name Drolban. Syntex marketed it internationally instead. Masteron was first approved in USA for the use as treatment of female breast cancer. In the 1970s and 1980s it became very popular in the bodybuilding community. As more effective cancer treatments were discovered Dronstanolone was slowly phased out for that purpose. Pharmaceutical manufacturers began to slowly discontinue sales. Drolban bramd was officially terminated in the late 1980s. Today Masteron remains on the list of approved medications, but it is not being manufactured or sold by the pharmaceutical giants. This makes it effectively bodybuilding only drug produced by underground labs.
Post Steroid cycle treatment
Masteron iteself does not aromatize into Estrogen and thus does not require anti-estrogen protection throughout the cycle. However it is most commonly used in combination with a testosterone (which does require protection)
Following the end of any cycle, a thorough and proper Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) program is always necessary, where Testosterone-stimulating ancillary compounds such as Nolvadex and/or HCG should be utilized in order to facilitate the normalization of the HPTA and endogenous Testosterone production as quickly as possible. PCT protocols and programs are usually run for the duration of 4 to 6 weeks after all anabolic steroids have cleared from the body following the end of the cycle. Failure to engage in a proper PCT program can result in permanent damage to the HPTA, whereby the individual produces insufficient/deficient levels of Testosterone (a medical condition known as hypogonadism), and medical treatment in the form of TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) for life will be required.
Price of Masteron (Drostanolone Propionate)
The prices vary depending on the quality and brand. Big pharma brands, prescribed through doctors are harder to come by and obviously the most expensive – up to tenfold increase compared to underground / black market Propionate.