Drostanolone Propionate (Masteron)
Drostanolone Propionate (Masteron)
Formula: C23H36O3 (CAS-57-85-2, ATC-G03BA03)
Molecular Weight: 360.5356 gm/mol
Active life: 2-3 days
Detection time: 3 weeks
Anabolic/Androgenic ratio: 62:25
Originally Dromostanolone (abbreviated to Drostanolone) known by trade name Masteron is an injectable oil-based anabolic steroid, derived from Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is a member of the DHT-derived family of anabolic steroids. Other known DHT-derivatives include: Winstrol, Anadrol, Anavar, Primobolan, and a few more.
There are two different variants of Masteron: Drostanolone Propionate and Drostanolone Enanthate
Masteron is a modified form of Dihydrotestosterone, with a methyl group at the 2nd carbon (carbon alpha) atom. This modification is responsible for the anabolic strength increase. This methyl group makes it harder for the enzyme 3-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase to metabolize Masteron. This enzyme is abundantly present in muscle tissue, and is responsible for degrading any DHT into two inactive metabolites: 3-Alpha Androstanediol and 3-Beta Androstanediol. Because of this enzyme DHT is not anabolic in muscle tissue at all. It is believed that if the enzyme 3-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase was neutralized, DHT would actually be a very powerful anabolic steroid. Drostanolone’s methyl group addition makes it imune to this enzyme.
Drostanolone is injected into the body as an ester (bonded to either Propionate or Enanthate). Enzymes cleave off the ester from the Masteron molecule – which takes varying amount of time depending on which ester was used. This process causes the gradual release rate and extended half-life of the steroid. Drostanolone Propionate has a half-life of 2.5 days, while Drostanolone Enanthate has a half-life of 10 days.
Masteron was initially marketed as a treatment of female breast cancer. Because it pronounced male characteristics in women and because more effective breast cancer treatments were invented, Drostanolone was gradually phased out.
Nowadays Drostanolone is a very popular anabolic steroid used mainly by athletes and bodybuilders.
Like other steroids Masteron can be injected into any muscle (if the muscle is big enough). The most popular being buttocks, shoulders and triceps.
There are principally two desirable effects of Testosterone: physical / athletic performance enhancement (endurance, strength, faster regeneration) and physique enhancement (muscle buildup, fat loss)
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.
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.
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