Trenbolone is one of the hottest steroids on the market but also one of the most dangerous. Before you consider using this substance it is absolutely crucial that you know everything there is to know about it. And that means understanding the half-life and how it differs for different types…
Read on to find out more…
What is Trenbolone?
Trenbolone is one of the most popular PEDs and steroids among bodybuilders and athletes. Why? Because it is one of the most potent by far. That’s due to several reasons – for starters, Trenbolone has five times the binding affinity for the androgen receptors as testosterone. In plain English, that means that it is five times as strong as testosterone when it comes to triggering anabolic changes in the body.
Meanwhile, Trenbolone also has a number of other interesting effects that also help to enhance muscle growth. Trenbolone boosts protein synthesis for example, helping the muscles to make more use of the amino acids in the diet and thereby grow in response to what you eat. Meanwhile, it also encourages an increased appetite which makes it easier for athletes to eat more carbs and proteins resulting in more growth.
Perhaps most interestingly of all though, Tren is able to suppress the production of the muscle catabolizing substance ‘myostatin’. This has been shown in studies to do incredible things for hypertrophy and so it is no wonder that people are interested in the steroid.
Trenbolone comes in three different types. These are Trenbolone acetate, Trenbolone enanthate and Trenbolone hexyhdrobenzylcarbonate. That last name isn’t so catchy, so people tend to call it ‘parabolan’. The first two are the most common, seeing as parabolan is not officially manufactured any more (and although you can find it from some sources, it is actually more expensive).
So what is the difference?
Simple: the half-life. Other than some minor differences regarding the side effects (resulting from the way the formulations are mixed), the only real difference is how long they last in the blood. This is determined by the which ester is bonded to the hormone structure. So the question becomes: do you want a ‘fast acting’ steroid with a short half-life (thus needing more frequent injections), or a longer lasting steroid with longer half-lives leadings to more time between injections.
The base Trenbolone has a half-life of about 6-8 hours, while the acetate ester lasts 48 hours and the enanthate lasts 5-7 days.
So which should you use? Well, the best advice for a new user would be to start with acetate (so you can alter the dosage should you notice unwanted side effects) and then to move on to enanthate subsequently.
But really? Both are dangerous and both involve lots of painful and scarring injections. By far the better option is to avoid both these types of steroid and to instead use the legal and natural Trenerol from Crazy Bulk. This has a much longer half-life because it works by stimulating the body to produce more of its own testosterone. But because there are no side effects, you don’t need to worry about clearing anything out of your system!