How To Use Sustanon, Dosage, Side Effects
By: Mark Henry
Sustanon is a very popular steroid which is highly appreciated by its users since it offers several advantages when compared to other testosterone compounds. Sustanon is a mixture of four different testosterones which, based on the well timed composition, have a synergetic effect. This special feature has two positive characteristics for the athlete. First, based on the special combination effect of the compounds, Sustanon, milligram for milligram, has a better effect than Testosterone enanthate, cypionate, and propionate alone. Second, the effect of the four testosterones is time-released so that Sustanon goes rapidly into the system and remains effective in the body for several weeks. Sustanon is effective after one day and, based on the mixed in decanoates, remains active for 3-4 weeks. Sustanon has a distinct androgenic effect which is coupled with a strong anabolic effect. Therefore it is well suited to build up strength and mass.
Sustanon250 is an oil-based injectable containing four different testosterone compounds: testosterone propionate, 30 mg; testosterone phenylpropionate, 60 mg; testosterone isocaproate, 60mg; and testosterone decanoate, 100 mg. The mixture of the testosterones are time-released to provide an immediate effect while still remaining active in the body for up to a month. As with other testosterones, Sustanon is an androgenic steroid with a pronounced anabolic effect. Therefore, athletes commonly use Sustanon to put on mass and size while increasing strength. However, unlike other testosterone compounds such as cypionate and enanthate, the use of Sustanon leads to less water retention and estrogenic side effects. This characteristic is extremely beneficial to bodybuilders who suffer from gynecomastia yet still seek the powerful anabolic effect of an injectable testosterone. The decreased water retention also makes Sustanon a desirable steroid for bodybuilders and athletes interested in cutting up or building a solid foundation of quality mass.
HOW TO USE SUSTANON: It is further noticed that Sustanon is also effective when relatively low doses are given to well advanced athletes. It is interesting to note that when Sustanon is given to athletes who have already used this compound in the same or lower doses, it leads to similar good results as during the previous intake.
SUSTANON DOSAGE: Sustanon is usually injected at least once a week, which can be stretched up to 10 days. The dosage in bodybuilding and powerlifting ranges from 250 mg every 14 days up to 1000 mg or more per day. Since such high dosages are not recommended - and fortunately are also not taken in most cases - the rule is 250-1000 mg/week. A dosage of 500 mg/week is completely sufficient for most, and can often be reduced to 250 mg/ week by combining Sustanon with an oral steroid. In order to gain mass fast Sustanon is often combined with Deca-Durabolin, Dianabol or Anadrol while athletes who are more into quality prefer combining it with Winstrol, Oxandrolone or Primobolan.
Side Effects of Sustanon: The side effects of Sustanon are similar to those of Testosterone enanthate only that they are usually less frequent and less severe. Depending on the predisposition and dosage, the user can experience the usual androgenic linked side effects such as acne, aggressiveness, sexual overstimulation, oily skin, accelerated hair loss, and reduced production of the body's own hormones. Water retention and gynecomastia are usually within limits with the "Sustas" or are not as massive as with enanthate and cypionate. Liver damage is unlikely with Sustanon however, in very high dosages, elevated liver values can occur which, after discontinuing use of the compound, usually go back to normal.
Sustanon 250 redi-jects manufactured by Organon in Mexico are also still found, although much less commonly in light of the less expensive products now coming out of this country. The problem is that the price for a Sostenon redi-ject is about $7-8 in Mexico, $10 in some more expensive tourist areas, and in the United States they can sell for as high as $25 each. The new veterinary clones are far cheaper in comparison, and therefore much more popular now. Regardless, redi-jects are still sold, and can be trusted when found. Each one comes packaged in a plastic tray, sealed with a foil covering.
Less common but still seen on the US black market are the European versions of Sustanon from countries like Italy, Portugal, and England. All of these amps are scored and have a white paper label that is somewhat difficult to peel off. The amps and boxes should have the lot number and expiration dated stamped on it. Durateston, the brand name Organon uses in Brazil, and Polysteron from Venezuela are also seen in the U.S., and should be reliable buys.