Drostanolone enanthateThe word “steroid” is a major buzzword in the word of bodybuilding. Outside those who work with these steroids one on one, including doctors, the world is mainly blind in how they work. This is most often the reason they are abused, but this does not mean they are inherently bad. Once this is understood, we can go forward with an unbiased approach to understanding the use of these steroids. A very popular steroid used in the underground world of bodybuilding is called Masteron Enanthate. Masteron Enanthate, also known as Drostanolone Enanthate, is essentially a revitalized anabolic androgenic steroid that is derived from an old time, and no longer available steroid called Drostanolone Propionate.

When the market went dry of Drostanolone Propionate in the 1980’s and 90’s, Masteron Enanthate popped up in manufacturing plants in small doses. It was in the medical world where the since discontinued Drostanolone Propionate was used in the treatment of breast cancer. Steroids in the treatment of breast cancer make sense, as the fuel for the cancer is primarily estrogen. Since most steroids block or inhibit estrogen from being released, this drug used in bodybuilding makes a lot of sense. If you are not familiar with this fact, it would be of interest for you to know that estrogen does not improve the growth of muscle, and can even be said to create growth of cancer cells and not healthy cells. As a side, steroids such as Masteron can also be said to limit estrogen production to some degree, which would give light to the theory as to why females do not have the same muscle mass as many men without the use of hormone intervention.

Used less over the years as a breast cancer drug, the new age form Masteron is thought of more casually as the “breast cancer steroid used by bodybuilders.” Though these two forms are used for different populations, and obviously different reasons, there is but a small difference between the two when you break it down chemically. The difference lies in relation to the ester bond, which does not mean much in how they react once inside the body.

Before being used in the bodybuilding world, steroids as a whole were used mostly to treat patients with diseases, as stated above. Only during the 70’s and into the 80’s were steroids, especially Masteron, used for recreational purposes such as bodybuilding, or non-life threatening conditions. Part of the reason for Drostanolone Propionate being discontinued has to do with labor costs of drug manufacturing in the United States. During the time it was discontinued, the price of labor increased, and so many manufacturing companies took their labor overseas where manufacturing costs were much lower. So while Drostanolone Enanthate is still an FDA approved steroid, it is not manufactured inside of the United States. It production can be found in countries like China and Indonesia.

Drostanolone Enanthate – Masteron Enanthate Cycle Results

Drostanolone enanthate cycleIn the class of steroids used for recreational use, Masteron Enanthate is rather mild. While the results you get from taking Masteron are significant, which include by is not limited to hard, lean muscle mass, it is not as “hardcore” as Trenbolone. Both these steroids will greatly enhance the bodybuilders lean muscle tissue, Masteron, comparatively, does it is a less harmful way. Think of it as a slow release vitamin as oppose to an IV you might get after surgery.

It must also be noted that for the bodybuilder or even someone new to the world of steroid use, Masteron Enanthate will not be effective at a high body fat percentage. This is a warning to many people in the 20% body fat range have reported the use of Drostanolone to be somewhat useless in their attempts at lean muscle gain. Masteron has been shown to be most effective for its users when they were at 8% and 6% body fat. It is recommended to use Masteron after you have attained these low body fat ranges. Otherwise, you are wasting your money and time. There are far better drugs, supplements, or strategies out there for fat loss. Once that cycle has been complete, and your body fat is in the 6-8% range, it is recommended to use Masteron for increasing lean muscle mass. It is this confusion that has steered people away from the use of Masteron in the past. Now that this fact is understood, you can move forward with the use of Masteron how you wish.

Drostanolone Enanthate Side Effects

Drostanolone enanthate side effectsIn the realm of side effects, which everyone should be informed in, Drostanolone Enanthate is, again, rather mild. While it is worth noting the side effects of any drug, to say Masteron has any serious side effects would be a stretch. In most cases, Masteron has about the same risk for side effects as your common over the counter drugs, if not less. That being said, it is not to be taken lightly when used. The most common side effects of Masteron are hair loss and acne. Gynecomastia, a common side effect of other more hardcore steroids, has not been found in the use of Masteron Enanthate.

And to be honest, if you were going to lose your hair, it was going to happen regardless of using Masteron. If anything, the use of Drostanolone Enenthate just sped up the process. The same can be said for acne. If you think about why acne most commonly occurs, it makes sense that doing anything to change your hormone profile might cause acne. This includes mild, every day causes like stress and eating poorly.

The round-about synopsis on Masteron Enanthate is that is one of the safer steroids used in the recreational bodybuilding world. It does have some special requirements, like making sure you have a low percentage of body fat before use, and that you use it strictly for muscle building and not fat loss. Aside from it being a part of the buzzword “steroid’ there is not much harm Masteron Enanthate will do within its recommended amount per cycle. Side effects are that of anything else used from over the counter drugs, and it’s most known side effects on top of that can be found in people who eat poorly or have a predisposition to male pattern balding.


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