Sustanon (also known as Sustaretard and Tetrasterone) is a mixture of various testosterone esters, first developed and released by Organon as a hormone replacement therapy for insufficient secretion of endogenous testosterone. Currently, almost all mixtures of testosterone esters are equated with Sustanon, a large number of drugs are produced clandestinely.
Sustanon includes 4 forms of testosterone:
- 30mg Testosterone Propionate;
- 60mg Testosterone Isocaproate;
- 60mg Testosterone phenylpropionate;
- 100mg Testosterone Decanoate;
- oil (usually peanut) as a solvent;
- benzyl alcohol – as a preservative.
Each form of testosterone that is included in Sustanon has a different absorption rate, which allows you to maintain a constantly high level of anabolic hormones in the blood for a month. There is no need to perform frequent injections, Sustanon is given only once every three weeks (for medical purposes). Some believe that Sustanon is a combined course in one vial, but this is not entirely true, because each component of the drug is converted in the body only into testosterone.
The peak of Sustanon’s popularity falls on the 80s and 90s of the last century, at which time a large number of articles were written about the benefits of the drug. However, it should be remembered that Sustanon was not developed as a drug for increasing muscle mass, and its main advantage lies in ease of use. Sustanon is more expensive than individual testosterone esters (in equivalent amounts), while its anabolic properties do not differ from isolated forms of testosterone, which makes its use in bodybuilding not entirely justified.
Sustanon is widely available on the black market and easy to buy. Unfortunately, most of these preparations are more or less well-made counterfeits. If you are offered ampoules without a paper label, but simply with an imprint, most often made in red, these are definitely fakes. Most often, we are talking about Omnadren, where the corresponding inscription is erased and replaced by an imprint – “Sustanon” (see also Omnadren). Original Sustanon, which is produced almost exclusively by Organon, always has a paper label. The original “Susta” is now more and more difficult to find, it is becoming rarer. On the black market, only Portuguese Sustanon 250, Dutch Sustanon 250 and especially Russian, as well as Indian Sustanon 250 are most often found. All three drugs are from Organon, the ampoules have a paper label.
Recently, the Russian Sustanon 250 can be increasingly found on the black market, which is produced in Calcutta (India) by Organon and is officially intended only for export to Russia. And yet, through Czechoslovakia, large quantities of this original drug Sustanon 250 are smuggled to Germany. It seems to be a high quality drug, because. those who use it speak of positive results and good tolerance, so that uncleanliness in its manufacture is excluded. Russian Sustanon 250 is sold in plastic packaging, on the back of which the name of the drug, the name of the manufacturer and the chemicals contained are written in blue print. The text is written either on silver foil or on white paper. 5 ampoules are arranged together in a row, and each ampoule is additionally individually packaged. The original Sustanon 250 is on the black market, judging by experience, 12 – 18 DM per ampoule and it’s worth it.
Effects of Sustanon
Sustanon works just like any other form of testosterone. This means that the main effects of Sustanon are:
- increase in muscle mass (on average by 6 kg per month);
- anti-catabolic action;
- increased Appetite;
- increased blood formation – an increase in the number of red blood cells in the blood provides better oxygen transport, thereby increasing endurance;
- increased libido (during the period of taking Sustanon).
Sustanon – side effects
Like any other form of testosterone, Sustanon converts to estrogen. For this reason, Sustanon causes side effects such as gynecomastia, edema, female-type fat deposition and inhibition of the production of one’s own testosterone. These side effects can be prevented by using antiestrogen such as Nolvadex or Clomid.
As a result of a decrease in the production of endogenous testosterone, the development of such a serious side effect of Sustanon as testicular atrophy is possible. This side effect can be prevented by not taking a course of Sustanon longer than 8 weeks and taking antiestrogen. Longer courses require the use of gonadotropin.
In the body, testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone, which causes the following side effects: prostate hypertrophy, baldness, acne, and others. These are the so-called androgenic side effects of Sustanon.
Also, athletes often report a fever and flu-like condition during the course of Sustanon. Like most steroids, Sustanon increases the level of bad cholesterol in the blood (it is prevented by taking Omega-3 throughout the course).
After the injection, infiltrates (seals or “bumps” in the gluteal region or other injection site) are sometimes formed. As a rule, infiltrates resolve in 2-5 weeks.
The course of Sustanon is recommended only for men who have reached the age of 21 to gain muscle mass, without contraindications to the use of anabolic steroids.
The course of Sustanon lasts 6 weeks (only 5-6 injections per course). With a longer duration, the introduction of gonadotropin is required.
Injections of the drug are performed once a week at a dose of 250-500 mg intramuscularly (it is desirable to inject Sustanon into the gluteal muscles).
From the second week of the course, start taking Nolvadex at a dose of 10 mg per day, every day. Stop taking Nolvadex 4 weeks after your last injection.
3 weeks after the last injection, start taking testosterone boosters for 3-4 weeks to restore your own testosterone production.
For maximum effectiveness of the course, take a complex of sports nutrition for gaining muscle mass and follow a diet for gaining muscle mass.
Be sure to consult with a specialist before taking Sustanon.
Sustanon can be combined with drugs such as:
Nandrolone – for a set of muscle mass. Winstrol – for drying and relief.
The combination allows you to reduce the frequency of side effects and improve the effectiveness of the course.