Trenbolone and long-term health.

Trenbolone is touted as one of, if not the strongest, steroid in the world of bodybuilding. It is talked about on social media by every athlete on steroids, and many bodybuilders worship it for its ability to deliver results.

Dollars to milligrams, Trenbolone is one of the best deals out there. While safer steroids like Anavar and Primobolan tend to be expensive, Trenbolone is pretty cheap in comparison. The benefits obtained from using Trenbolone, including significant muscle gains and fat loss, offer considerable value for the money spent. Dianabol is more affordable, and I guess it can put more watery pounds on you. Still, the quality of the muscle you can build on Trenbolone and the look it gives you makes it one of the best deals in the black market today...

In this article, I'm going to share with you some of my own personal stories using Trenbolone, why I loved it, hated it, why I stopped using it, why I used it again, and why I do not include Trenbolone as part one of my current safer use protocols. I'll also add snippets of some of the clinical research I've studied about Trenbolone that made me finally decide to stop using it.

In late 1999, when I finally started dabbling with steroids after years of research, Trenbolone was just not available, so there was no way to buy it. I had heard stories from older bodybuilders about the wonders of Trenbolone. Still, as far as everyone knew, the last time the black market had seen Trenbolone was in the form of Parabolan, the brand name for Trenbolone hexahydrobenzylcarbonate, it was produced by the French pharmaceutical company Negma Laboratories. It was introduced in the 1960s for medical use, specifically for treating weight loss, muscle wasting, and osteoporosis. Parabolan was discontinued by Negma in late 1991 due to various factors, including its potential for misuse and the emergence of other therapeutic alternatives. 

The discontinuation of Parabolan was the end of Trenbolone as a human-use drug anywhere in the world. However, it was still available for the cattle industry in the form of Finaplx-H pellets. Finaplix-H came in a cartridge full of pellets containing trenbolone acetate; using a special implant gun, farmers would embed the pellet in the ear of the cattle, slowly releasing the hormone into the bloodstream. The pellet allowed for slow absorption into the bloodstream. Once in the cow, the acetate ester’s short action ensured the drug was out of the cattle system before slaughter.  

 It wasn’t until about 2001 that a guy from the steroid forums user name “Animal” developed a process to extract the trenbolone acetate from the Finaplix-H pellets. He would sell you a kit with everything you needed. Since, at the time, you could easily order a Finaplix-H cartridge from any veterinarian store, getting your hands on the required items to homebrew your own Trenbolone was easy. In essence, you would order the conversion kit from Animal’s website and the Finaplix-H cartridge, both items legal to buy over the counter. You could then use them to produce illegal Trenbolone Acetate oil you could inject, but I know now I shouldn’t have been. 

When the kits became available around 2001, I was one of the first in line to bake my own Trenbolone Acetate. The process wasn’t very complex at all, my best grades in school were in the science lab, so I’ve always had an affinity for this kind of stuff. After letting the pellets sit overnight in the solvent provided in the kit, it only took a couple of hours to make them into an injectable oil. Each batch would yield about 100ml at 75mg per ml, and the final product was cloudy and left a knot at the injection site. I suspect some of the fillers in the pellets were still in the oil even after running it through the provided Watman filter twice. 

While I loved the results, I got on that first batch of Trenbolone, the strength, the size, hard look. The side effects were profound and affected my day-to-day life. I had trouble sleeping, got into a couple of fights, cheated on my girl, wanted sex all the time but had difficulty reaching orgasm, I felt warm all day, my body fluids smelled of the solvents used during extraction, and I had my first hair shedding event that really scared me. One day after a bout of nasty Tren cough in 2003, I finally decided I should stop using it altogether. 

The acetate version of Trenbolone needed to be injected every other day, so about 3 times per week. It kind of forced me to use 75mg three times per week, so about 225mg per week, minimum. Once the Trenbolone Enanthate version became available from Mexican Veterinarian labs around 2005, I used Trenbolone again. I was enticed by reading everyone on the forums reporting great results, and I wanted back in; I guess you could call it peer pressure. Still, every time the side effects would make me want to not use it again. I was doing 400mg per week, as all “knowledgeable vets” suggested we all should. Eventually, after years of experimenting and journaling my process, I settled on using only about 100mg of Trenbolone Enanthate per week in my cycles, as this was my best dosage to gain all of the benefits I wanted without the side effects I got from the higher dosing.  

This was also my first time realizing that the same “knowledgeable vets” that suggested everyone on the forums should use no less than 400mg to 600mg of Trenbolone Enanthate per week to get results were, at the same time, the ones selling the steroids themselves. So their advice was always swayed by their own self-interest. Through my own trial and error, I decided to do my own research and figure out the best dosing protocols. By this time, I was beginning to get sour on the advice on the forums, but I kept my mouth shut since I felt I was young and nobody would truly listen.     

 “17β-trenbolone, an anabolic-androgenic steroid as well as an environmental hormone, contributes to neurodegeneration” 

Ma F, Liu D. 17β-trenbolone, an anabolic-androgenic steroid as well as an environmental hormone, contributes to neurodegeneration. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2015 Jan 1;282(1):68-76. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2014.11.007. Epub 2014 Nov 25. PMID: 25461682

This study looks at how both our genes and our environment can play a role in causing diseases that damage our brains, like Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers focused on Trenbolone, which is now found in the environment from all those cows excreting it. Tren is a very stable hormone, so it doesn’t break down easily in the environment. The researchers found that Tren can build up in the brain, particularly in the hippocampus, which is important for memory. They also discovered that it can change how a damaging protein (Aβ42) builds up in the body and brain.

The researchers discovered that Trenbolone could cause cells in the hippocampus to die and also blocked your natural testosterone’s protective effects on the brain. Additionally, it decreased the expression of a protein called presenilin-1 and increased the production of the damaging Aβ42 protein and the activity of caspase-3, which is involved in cell death.

The study’s results suggest that Trenbolone plays a key role in causing damage to the brain. Both people who inject the substance and those who are exposed to it in the environment could be affected over time. Obviously, if you shoot 400mg to 600mg of Trenbolone per week, over several weeks, and over the years, you will be affected even if you cycle off. You are taking in more of this hormone via injection than you ever could from the environment.

This is a fascinating and eye-opening study, so click here if you want to read my full breakdown of this study.

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