Someone wise (and probably huge) once said that, ‘You can train and be scrawny for life. Or you can Tren and be the beast’
Did we ruffle some scrawny Natty feathers there?
This best sums up what Trenbolone can do to you.
It can turn you into that 800 lbs. gorilla that you always wanted to be but didn’t know how to.
And it can do it faster than any other AAS compound can.
It’s called the ‘King of Steroids’ for a reason.
This insanely powerful compound allows users to pack on pound after pound of lean, hard muscle mass in very short time.
It can increase the uptake of nitrogen, improve protein synthesis, skyrocket your strength and keep you looking ribbed even when you are cutting.
Did we catch you drooling? Hold on to your guns.
Buying Tren though is a different ball game altogether.
It isn’t as simple as ordering a vial of Anavar from your favorite underground lab.
That’s because Tren isn’t available for human consumption anymore. To add to it, there are various Tren esters which can be a tad overwhelming for any rank newbie.
Today, we decode Tren and talk about the two most popular Esters, Tren E & Tren A.
Trenbolone is an Anabolic Androgenic Steroid that was first created by German Lifesciences brand ‘Hoechst-Roussel’ as part of their veterinary product range.
It was sold under the brand names ‘Finajet and Finaject’, only to be discontinued in the late 80s.
There’s another theory that goes that Tren was created for preventing muscle wasting in humans.
Either ways, we aren’t complaining.
Just as the veterinary range of products went out of production, a company in France started to manufacture Trenbolone for human use under the brand name Negma.
But like all other good things, that too was discontinued in 1997, pushing Tren into the category of drugs being churned out in shady underground labs.
Today, it is available under many different names like Tren, Tren 75, Parabolan, Trenabolic & Trenoid.
If you wish to understand the scientific part of it, it is a 19-nortestosterone (19-nor) anabolic androgenic steroid.
This means, that it lacks the carbon atom at the 19th position, much like its sibling, Deca Durabolin.
However, what separates Tren from the rest is a unique double carbon bond at the 9th and 11th position.
This structural change makes it ten times more anabolic and androgenic than Deca.
Chapter 2. The Two Esters: Tren A vs. Tren E
In its simplest form, Trenbolone base has no esters. It still happens to be one of the most powerful steroids ever. However, there are two commonly used variants that differ in their potency and the duration of time that they remain in your system.
Section 1. Trenbolone enanthate:
Trenbolone enanthate or Tren E or TE is the longer Ester version of Trenbolone base that has a slow absorption rate and a half-life of about 10-12 days. This translates into a reduced peaking time and a longer time to be excreted from the system. While most athletes would prefer and opt for the faster absorbing Tren Acetate, it is Tren E that causes fewer sides and requires fewer needle pricks. For this reason, seasoned athletes looking for the optimum benefits of Trenbolone without the sides, often choose Tren E over Tren A during a cutting cycle. Availability and maintaining stable blood levels might be a concern though, especially for an inexperienced user.
Section 2. Trenbolone Acetate:
Trenbolone Acetate or Tren A is the shorter Ester version that has an active half-life of up to 3 days. It is absorbed faster and subsequently, gets excreted from the system sooner. On a positive note, that translates into faster results. But to maintain stable levels of the compound in your blood, you need to prick a needle every other day. Also, Tren A is generally considered to be more potent as compared to Tren E. Users experience ribbed, hard muscles on Tren A and it is the preferred compound to add to a bulking cycle if you are looking for some crazy results.
Chapter 3. How to use Trenbolone?
Both the variants of Trenbolone are available in the form of intramuscular injections.
Tren Acetate is available in doses ranging from 50-150mg and you should take it every other day. That amounts to an average of 400mg Tren in a week.
Tren Ethanate is available in 200mg doses and should be taken thrice a week as well. That amounts to an average of 600mg in a week.
So, while you take a smaller dose of Tren A, you can experience faster results making it an ideal bulking compound as opposed to Tren E which is typically used to maintain muscle mass during a cutting cycle.
Chapter 4. What are the effects of Trenbolone?
Trenbolone was administered to cattle to improve their feed efficiency. In simple terms, the cattle were able to better absorb nutrients from whatever food they consumed.
And the result was a lot of jacked up cows.
In humans though, Tren has a plethora of beneficial effects.
Section 1. Improved Protein Synthesis:
Trenbolone inceases protein synthetis and nitrogen retention in muscle cells. This combination creates the perfect anabolic environment that allows you to build muscle continually while you are on the compound, even if you are on a calorie deficit. It also promotes faster recovery by the way.
Section 2. More IGF-1:
IGF-1 or Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 is an extremely anabolic, naturally occurring hormone that has a positive influence on muscle recovery. More IGF-1 means that your tissues, ligaments and tendons get rejuvenated faster, keeping you primed to lift more iron every day.
Section 3. Increased RBC:
Like most other anabolic androgenic compounds, Tren improves the red blood cell count in the body which results in improved oxygenation. This once again, improves endurance and boosts your rate of recovery.
Section 4. Reduced Cortisol:
During a cutting diet or during any phase of your workout really, glucocorticoids like cortisol can hamper progress by cannibalizing hard earned muscle and boosting fat gain. Tren-A is one of the best steroids for suppressing glucocorticoids while you are on a cutting cycle.
Section 5. Improved Nutrient Efficiency:
Tren A allows your body to maximize the potential of the nutrients in the food you eat. For example, you might still be consuming the same food as before. But your body will be able to utilize the proteins, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients better.
Chapter 5. What are the side effects of Trenbolone?
With great power comes great responsibility. Trenbolone is a beast that you must learn to use responsibly or else it can cause some serious damage.
Section 1. The Androgenic Sides:
If you are genetically predisposed to male pattern hair loss, acne or accelerated body hair growth, then Trenbolone is your shortcut ticket to it. Tren-A has an anabolic, androgenic rating of 500:500. That means it is five times more androgenic than Testosterone. This means that women should avoid it like the plague.
Section 2. Blood Pressure:
Trenbolone will cause your blood pressure to spike. That’s hardly a surprise though and you should always keep a tab on your blood pressure levels.
Section 3. Increased sweating:
Trenbolone can cause you to sweat profusely, especially at night. Increase your water intake to ensure that you don’t end up getting dehydrated.
Section 4. Insomnia:
Trenbolone is notorious for causing sleep disturbances and even insomnia. While sleep deprivation itself is counterproductive to bodybuilding, it is the mental disturbance that can be detrimental to the individual’s performance.
Section 5. Prolactin related sides:
While the general consensus is that Tren doesn’t cause Estrogen related sides since it does not get converted into Estrogen, the fact is that it is a Progestin that can increase your risk of developing Gynecomastia. It also increases your risk of developing low libido and erectile dysfunction.
Section 6. Tren Cough:
This is a common condition in which there’s an intense fit of cough immediately after you take a Trenbolone injection. It is believed to be caused due to a wrongly administered injection which can cause a small amount of the oily solution to enter a capillary or a vein. The body then tries to get rid of this, resulting in a fit.
Section 7. Supression:
Tren will shut you down. And it will do it fast. Always have a detailed PCT in place before you start your cycle. You might need HCG to kickstart your body’s natural test production after a cycle.
Section 8. Inflammation:
Tren users often experience bronchial constriction which makes it impossible to do HIIT or cardio sessions.
Learn how to use Cardarine to combat the side effects of Tren here.
Chapter 6. To sum it up
Tren is an excellent compound and you need to treat it with a fair amount of respect to get the results you desire.
Ensure that you buy quality Trenbolone from a reputed source, keep an eye on your system, watch out for the sides and experience results like you’ve never experienced earlier.