Overview and History of SUSTAMED 250
SUSTAMED 250 (also known as Sustanon 250) is one of the most popular testosterone mixtures in the world. This supplement was introduced only for pharmaceutical purpose. Because of its powerful anabolic action, many bodybuilders use it for a rapid increase in their muscle mass.
SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) is a mixture of 4 different esterified variants of Testosterone, each in a particular ratio. Each type of Testosterone is acting at a different time moment. The main difference between them is that they all have a different half-life. The half-life of a compound means the time it takes for the concentration of the compound to be reduced by one half in the body. Some of them are faster, while others are a lot slower, in total ensuring overall action over a long period of time.
The total strength of the blend reaches the 250mg. Here are the amounts of testosterone you’ll find in 250mg:
- 30mg Testosterone Propionate
- 60mg Testosterone Phenylpropionate
- 60mg Testosterone Isocaproate
- 100mg Testosterone Decanoate
How SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) works? First, the Propionate will enter your system, followed by Phenylpropionate, the next is Isocaproate and the final ester is Decanoate. SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) is very popular because it offers stable testosterone levels.
The half-life of each type of Testosterone is as follows:
- Testosterone Propionate: 3 Days
- Testosterone Phenylpropionate: 4,5 Days
- Testosterone Isocaproate: 9 Days
- Testosterone Decanoate: 15 Days
The use of this combination is very different from the use of a single Testosterone ester, for example, Testosterone Propionate, which is a single solitary product containing Testosterone Propionate, and only Testosterone Propionate.
Sustanon was originally developed by Organon in the early 1970s as an ideal HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) solution. The main goal was that the different esters would be able to provide a constant release of Testosterone hormone over a months time. Initially, this product was developed for medical and clinical applications, not athletics. When used in a medical setting, the user needs only to inject and administer the drug infrequently compared to other forms of Testosterone.
SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) is the European and international product and was never approved for use in the North American prescription drug market. Now SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) is mainly used by bodybuilders and people who are on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) is not what popular like it used to be, but it still experiences extensive use, especially among first-time users and beginners.SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) is a great choice for individuals who are experiencing medical conditions that necessitate the use of Testosterone, and to provide a much more convenient and comfortable administration. Patients who are prescribed SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) need only concern themselves with administration perhaps once every 3 to 4 weeks.
Athletes and bodybuilders require totally different administration routines, meaning that the blood plasma levels of Testosterone would peak at around the same levels in the same period of time than any other simple Testosterone product would. When used for physique or performance-enhancing purposes, SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) is meeting minimum requirements and expectations at a somewhat higher price and more complicated and complex dosing and planning scheme because of the combined Testosterone esters contained in the product. SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) is a basic Testosterone product and is completely alike Testosterone itself.
Testosterone is considered the father of all anabolic steroids. Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid with basic essential muscle-building capabilities such as affinity for the androgen receptor in order to promote receptor-dependent pathways involved in fat loss and muscle growth. Testosterone also affects muscle growth outside of areas that are typically muscle-growth specific, such as the promotion of glycogen synthesis.
SUSTAMED 250 Side Effects
SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) does have side effects which are typical of Testosterone itself. The side effects include:
- Estrogenic side effects: due to the nature of Testosterone being an aromatizable anabolic steroid it expresses an affinity for the aromatase enzyme, which is responsible for conversion of Testosterone into Estrogen. Estrogenic side effects include water retention and bloating blood pressure elevations (as a result of the water retention), increased possible fat retention/gain, and gynecomastia. SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) is a very powerful steroid and may cause serious side effects to the user. Those side effects are all dose and sensitivity dependent, higher dosages of SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) will increase the frequency and severity of side effects.
- Androgenic side effects: Testosterone will readily reduce into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in various tissues throughout the body. This process creates an overall increase in androgenic side effects, as DHT is a much stronger androgen than Testosterone itself is. Testosterone hormone itself possesses moderate androgenic strength, the problem lies in DHT, which is a much more powerful androgen. Androgenic side effects include increased sebum secretion (oily skin), increased bouts of acne (linked to increased sebum secretion), bodily and facial hair growth, and the increased risk of triggering Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) in individuals that possess the genetic trait required for the condition to manifest itself. These side effects can be mitigated through the use of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, and topical DHT antagonists, such as Nizoral.
- Virilization (masculinizing) side effects: SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) is not addressed to women at all. Its strong androgens such as Testosterone will cause intense hair growth, deepening of the voice, clitoral enlargement, and menstrual irregularities which are inappropriate for women.
SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) as any other any injectable Testosterone product, is non-liver toxic, which makes it a particularly popular choice among many steroid users. Testosterone sometimes has negative effects on the cardiovascular system, most notably on the negative alteration of cholesterol profiles. When used alone, Testosterone promotes a low to moderate reduction of HDL (‘good’ cholesterol), but recent studies have demonstrated even worse alterations when it is combined with the use of aromatase inhibitors, causing an additional increase in LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol) and even larger decreases in HDL. Being an anabolic steroid, Testosterone will initiate disruption, suppression, and shutdown of endogenous Testosterone production, especially at bodybuilding dosages.
SUSTAMED 250 Cycles and Use
SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) provides an initial spike in blood plasma levels of Testosterone within 24 – 48 hours following administration. After this, as a result of the larger Testosterone esters contained in the blend, blood levels should remain elevated for a period of 21 days. As already mentioned, the main purpose of SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) is Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Everyone who wants to run SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) cycles, should remember this important fact.
The first indication that SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) half-life characteristics should give is the fact that SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) cycles need to be run for much longer periods, typically 10 – 14 weeks. Even 10-week SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) cycles are regarded as being too short. SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) cycles often involve the use of only SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon), especially in the first-time and beginner cycles. Being a Testosterone product,SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) can and is also used as a base compound in a cycle containing other products. Beginner cycles can also include the usage of at least one other compound, typically with the intention of mass and strength gaining, and bulking. For example, SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) can be utilized for 12 weeks, combined with DIANAMED 10 (Methandienone) as a kickstarting compound during the first 4 – 6 weeks of the cycle. Experienced users usually stack steroids together. Popular compounds are WINIMED 10 (Stanozolol) and Trenbolone. DECAMED 250 (Nandrolone Decanoate) is also commonly combined with SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) cycles and tends to combine especially well with it due to its longer half-life, and is suitable in longer cycle lengths of 12 weeks or even longer.
Dosages and Administration of SUSTAMED 250
Medical dosages of SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) on average are at 250mg administration every 3 weeks and are normally adjusted according to individual needs as the physician deems necessary. In the athletic and bodybuilding circles, most beginner Sustanon dosages begin at around 300 – 500mg weekly. Usually, there is no need to increase SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) dosages beyond this range especially when it is utilized with other compounds. Intermediate users often venture into the realm of 500 – 750mg per week, that happens when SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) is used alone. Intermediate users will often still remain in the 500mg weekly range when utilizing other compounds with it. Advanced users are known to rise as high as 750 – 1000mg per week, this also usually happens only when Sustanon is used alone and not with other anabolic steroids.
Another common option is the use of TRT level dosages of SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) to merely provide a base level of the hormone in order to facilitate essential biological functions while other stronger compounds are emphasized to promote anabolic effects. Users will often utilize SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) at 100 – 250mg per week and rely on other compounds at higher dosages to experience performance and physique benefits. The effects of SUSTAMED 250 (Sustanon) include faster recovery, increased protein synthesis, and more nitrogen retention. You must know what with this compound you will be replacing your own natural testosterone production.
Chemical info / Information
Testosterone (AKA Sustanon 250)
Chemical Name: 4-androsten-3-one-17beta-ol, 17beta-hydroxy-androst-4-en-3-one
Molecular Weight: 288.42 g/mol
Original Manufacturer: Organon
Elimination half-life: 15 – 18 days
Detection Time: 3 months
Anabolic Rating: 100 Androgenic Rating: 100