Drostanolone and its derivatives. What is Masteron and how to use it?

Jason Williams

Drostanolone is an anabolic steroid drug that is a white powder with tiny crystals. To put it simply, Drostanolone, otherwise known as Masteron by most, is an injectable steroid.  It is considered to be very poorly soluble in water, but perfectly soluble in ethyl alcohol. It is available in the form of two types of esters: propionate and enanthate. The most common trade name is Masteron. It is very popular with men and women, professional athletes and amateurs.  Something that most overlook when considering this steroid is that Masteron won’t do anything to the body unless one already exhibits a lower body fat percentage with a lean body type.  That’s why you will hear it referred to by many as a “cosmetic” drug.

All steroids are compared to their progenitor, the hormone testosterone, which is produced naturally in the body. Masteron differs from Testosterone by an additional methyl group, which increases its anabolic strength and resistance to metabolism.

How did Drostanolone appear on the pharmacological market?

Drostanolone was first synthesized in 1970. The natural hormone testosterone was taken as a sample. On the pharmacological market, the steroid was released as a drug that was actively used for the treatment of breast cancer. Only 10 years later, athletes paid attention to Drostanolone, and 20 years later, more effective drugs for the treatment of breast cancer were synthesized and Drostanolone was no longer used in medicine, although Masteron still appears in some treatment protocols.  Take notice that many anabolic steroids were used in the medical field to treat a list of medical conditions and/or diseases.

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What happens in the body after taking Drostanolone?

Masteron occurs in two types: Enanthate and Propionate. Drostanolone propionate is the more popular form of this steroid. The difference between propionate and enanthate is that propanoic acid is added to the propionate, which binds to Masteron by a complex ester bond. By adding propanoic acid, the period of elimination of the steroid from the body is increased. Once in the blood, the body’s own enzymes break the connection between the hormone and the ether, and the release of pure Masteron occurs. The rate of excretion of Drostanolone enanthate from the body is about 2-3 days, and enanthate is about 10 days.

Masteron is used both to achieve specific goals and to consolidate results. Drostanolone does not react with the enzyme aromatase (does not aromatize) and does not cause edema and gynecomastia. What we mean is that Masteron will not cause the water to hold any excess water and will not cause man boobs (also known as gynecomastia).  What Masteron will do is actually make the skin appear thinner by promoting a lean, tight physique.

According to some reports, Masteron even slightly inhibits the action of the aromatase hormone. The effect of this steroid on the body is quite mild and moderate. It does not help to achieve a sharp and large increase in muscle tissue. Taking Masteron solo, the athlete will not succeed, but it will help to consolidate the existing results. If the dosage is met, you won’t notice any or significant muscle mass.  You will hold the muscle the body developed over time but you won’t get any gains.  This is a good steroid for females to consider, especially those who are into competing in bikini, figure, physique or bodybuilding.  This steroid will literally add the final touches of polish and shine in a pre-contest cycle. In addition, Drostanolone helps in achieving beautiful muscle definition by providing density to muscle tissues.  Drostanolone helps burn fat, increases the overall strength of the body and significantly reduces the processes of catabolism (cell breakdown).

Athletes who took Drostanolone reported improved mood, increased endurance, and decreased appetite.

What you need to know before you start using Drostanolone?

Masteron releases only in injectable form. Athletes show the best results with the minimum number of side effects at a dosage of 400-500 mg per week. Increasing the dosage does not lead to an increase in positive effects, but on the contrary, leads to side effects.  This will not occur with everyone because not all are sensitive to unwanted side effects.  Doses can and typically are increased by those considered to be at the more advanced or experienced level of steroid use.

Before you start taking the anabolic steroid Masteron, we always recommend or suggest that users consult a specialist, especially if underlying medical conditions or diseases are present.  Your physician may be able to recommend an appropriate dose with your goal and level of training in mind. In addition, the specialist will recommend. During the cycle of steroids, it is necessary to periodically take tests to monitor your health condition and adjust the dose accordingly.

Instructions and recommendations for injections of Masteron

Masteron enanthate injections are recommended once a week but are more effective when done two times per week (Mondays and Thursdays or Tuesdays and Fridays).  Drostanolone propionate is injected typically once every three days. The reason for this is the rate of excretion from the body. The faster the steroid is removed from the body, the more often it is necessary to make injections to maintain the necessary level of anabolic in the blood.

Before injecting the steroid Masteron, some recommend warming the ampoule in your hands to body temperature and stir the contents. It is not recommended to shake an ampoule of oil steroids, so as not to create air bubbles that can cause pain during injection. To mix the drug, rub the ampoule between your palms.

The remaining unused steroid in the ampoule cannot be reused. The open ampoule and the remaining anabolic should be disposed of.

Drostanolone injections are recommended to be made into the gluteal muscle, with a sterile syringe having previously treated the injection site.  When injecting, make sure to rotate injection sites.  Make sure to stand in front of a mirror if you are new to self injections and watch carefully as you inject the syringe/solution into your muscle.  It is important to continuously push the steroid all the way in and not pause, go too fast or too slow.  Ask a friend or someone you trust if you are too nervous to do the shot yourself.  There are professional bodybuilders that ask another person to inject them.  Better safe than sorry!

Are there any differences in the dosage of Drostanolone enanthate and propionate?

Drostanolone propionate is available in a dosage of 50 mg to 150 mg. Drostanolone enanthate is available in a dosage of 200 mg. for beginners in sports and for the fair sex, a dosage of 200 mg per week will be sufficient. Athletes who have previously taken anabolic steroids may be able to increase the dosage to 400 mg per week. Professional athletes increase the dosage to 1000 mg per week. It is recommended to divide the dosage into several doses in order to balance the hormonal background of the body. Due to Masteron’s ability to enhance the positive effects of other anabolics, the best option is to use Drostanolone in combination with other anabolic steroids.

Recommended optimal dosage:

  • Drostanolone Propionate from 300 to 500 mg per week every other day.
  • Drostanolone enanthate from 400 to 600 mg per week at intervals of two times in seven days

The information we provide regarding doses can be used as an outline or guideline to follow or to consider.  Trial and error is your best bet when it comes to finding your own perfect dose.

The most effective cycles of Masteron and other anabolic steroids

It is worth considering that Drostanolone is a steroid with moderate anabolic activity, so it is usually not used alone.

The cycle Drostanolone solo:

The cycle duration is 9 weeks. From the first to the last but one week take 100 mg per day. From the ninth week, post-cycle therapy begins with 300 mg per week. This cycle is effective for beginners. In this cycle don’t expect a large increase in muscle mass. But you can gain strength and endurance.  We don’t typically recommend taking this steroid by itself.  Since Masteron is more for individuals that are lean and very in shape, most users will stack Masteron with other powerful compounds.

Effective cycle for beginners:

Popular Masteron cycle dosage. Masteron 100 mg every other day + Methane 40 mg every day.

Cycles of steroids are not effective when only run for about 6 weeks.  Don’t get us wrong, some users will see results from short cycles but as you become more knowledgeable about the world of anabolics, you’ll realize that longer cycles (8, 10, 12 weeks, sometimes more) will provide much more explosive results. A Masteron cycle will activate the body’s strength indicators, and also contributes to a small increase in dry muscle mass.

Cycle for bodybuilders:

Masteron cycle dosage for bodybuilders 100 mg every other day + Testosterone Propionate 100 mg every other day + Turinabol 40 mg every day. The cycle duration is 8-10 weeks. During this cycle you can build beautiful definition without extra water. In addition, this stack increases the body’s strength indicators. During the cycle period, you can throw up to 40lbs (or more) of weight on the bar, in addition to the working weight. A huge Masteron advantages of this cycle is its low cost.  A definite plus for those with a tight budget.

Cycle for professionals:

Tren acetate 400 mg / week + Masteron 100 mg / week + Stanozolol 50 mg every day. The cycle duration is 6 weeks. With a properly formulated diet with a low carbohydrate content, it can give an increase of up to 10lbs of high-quality dry muscle. This option should be used under the strict supervision of specialists.

Cycle for those who want to increase muscle mass:

Sustanon-250 500 mg per week, Decanoate 250 mg once a week, Masteron 300 mg per day. The cycle duration is 10 weeks.

From the eighth week, Sustanon 250 mg, Drostanolone 300 mg per week. Post cycle therapy begins upon completion of the cycle.

Cycle for women and athletes weighing up to 140lbs:

Masteron 100mg every other day for 8 weeks. With this cycle, you can achieve drawing muscle relief and burning subcutaneous fat.

Inexpensive but effective mass-building cycle:

Masteron 100 mg every other day + Methane 40 mg every day + Test Prop at 300mg per week. The cycle duration is 10 weeks.

The reaction of the female body to receiving Masteron

Drostanolone is a fairly weak or mild, yet effective steroid that is most optimal for women.  But, despite this, do not underestimate its insidiousness and independently exceed the dosage or duration of administration. In this case, side effects in the form of voice coarsening, male-type hair loss and cycle disruption will not take long.

The most optimal female dosage of Drostanolone is 100 mg 3 times a week. For visible results, you should take the steroid for at least 8 weeks.

Masteron and its influence on men

Drostanolone is very rarely used in solo cycles by men.  These are usually stacked cycles with other steroid medications. Masteron is very often used by men because of its ability to suppress aromatase, which leads to the removal of excess fluid from the body and minimizes the possibility of gynecomastia.

What effects can be achieved by taking Drostanolone?

With a balanced diet and well-chosen training, taking Drostanolone can help with:

  • Increasing lean muscle mass;
  • Drawing beautiful muscle definition;
  • Appetite suppression;
  • Removal of fluid from tissues;
  • Increasing the body’s endurance;
  • Rapid recovery of the body after heavy physical exertion;
  • Elasticity of muscles;
  • Reducing the catabolic processes and increase the processes of anabolism;
  • Mood stabilization;
  • Improved reaction and speed.

Cycle for effective cutting

Duration from 8 to 10 weeks.

Testosterone propionate 150 mg every other day plus Trenbolone acetate 50 mg every day plus Drostanolone propionate 150 mg every day plus Winstrol 50 mg in the last four weeks of the cycle.

The most experienced athletes add T3, IGF, growth hormone, and clenbuterol to this cycle.

Cutting cycle for beginners and women:

Testosterone propionate at a dosage of 100 mg every other day and Drostanolone propionate at a dosage of 100 mg every other day. The duration of the cycle is from 8-10 weeks.

A powerful cycle to gain muscle mass:

Testosterone enanthate 500 mg per week plus Masteron 300 mg per week. The cycle duration is ten weeks. On the ninth and tenth week, Propionate 100 mg every other day plus Masteron 50 mg every other day.

Masteron’s side effects

Like any drug, Drostanolone has a second side of the coin, which is where the unwanted and/or negative side effects exist. It should be noted in advance that side effects occur most often when you do not follow the recommendations of a specialist or, at all, ignore the visits to the doctor. If the cycle, dosage, or duration of administration is chosen incorrectly, it will not be possible to avoid side effects.

  • Acne and/or oily skin;
  • Fat content of the skin;
  • Greasy hair or scalp;
  • Loss of libido;
  • Aggressiveness (very rare and minimal or nonexistent);
  • Coarsening of the voice in women;
  • Menstrual irregularity or interruption;
  • Male-type hair loss in women or facial hair growth in women;
  • Suppression of the natural production of testosterone in the body.

What should I do to avoid side effects?

The dosage and duration of the cycle should be selected by a professional (when underlying medical conditions exist)

Hormone testing and periodic monitoring of tests

Strict adherence to the specialist’s instructions

Do not use before the age of 18

Don’t ignore post-cycle therapy

Post-cycle therapy. What is a PCT and why is it necessary?

Whatever the sparing effect of taking anabolic steroids, the natural production of the hormone testosterone is in any case disrupted. To get the body back on track, you need to start taking stimulant medications. This is called post-cycle therapy. Usually, post-cycle therapy (PCT) begins on the penultimate or last week of taking anabolic steroids.  So is PCT really that necessary?  If you want to avoid medical problems or issues down the road or in the years to come, then yes we highly recommend PCT.

PCT after taking Masteron:

Clomed for 14 days, 50 mg of the drug per day, then 25 mg of Clomed for 12 days.

How to achieve the maximum positive effect with Drostanolone? Training, nutrition, and other tricks

During the period of taking anabolic steroids, including Masteron, it is recommended to train under the strict guidance of an experienced trainer who is familiar with the effects of steroids on the body.  Once a person becomes familiar with his/her own tolerance level and gains expertise in lifting and/or weight training, choosing a cycle, dose, length and training/diet regimen/program becomes easier to plan without the help of a trainer.

It is necessary to train gradually increasing the weight and increasing the number of sets and repetitions. To avoid a sharp pullback, you need the same smooth weight reduction and sets to the end of the cycle. The optimal training duration is 1.5-2 hours.   But some train for only 30-45 minutes and see explosive results.  The time you spend at the gym is for you to determine.  Do what works for you and not what everyone else tells you is the right thing to do.  Based on the desired result, a special balanced diet is necessary to improve the result. An important role in achieving the goal is played by sleep in the amount of at least eight or nine hours a day.

A short summary as a conclusion

The anabolic steroid Masteron can be called a universal steroid because it can be used in different categories of athletes’ training. In addition, Drostanolone has proven itself well in combination with other steroid drugs. The disadvantage of using the drug is a large number of fakes, the use of which is fraught with a large number of side effects.

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