Once you understand the manner in-which best suits your needs in-terms of injection frequency you can then enjoy the benefits of this powerful testosterone hormone. Like all testosterone's, regardless of the form, Sustanon-250 will greatly increase nitrogen retention in the muscles as well as protein synthesis; key factors in both growth and preservation.
Sustanon 250 is the brand name for the four part testosterone mixture originally created by Organon but as is common, as it was the first form of the compound the trade name Sustanon-250 is largely associated with all brands. Sust, as it is commonly known is comprised of only testosterone but it has four various esters attached; two short, one moderate and one long ester.
The composition of the compound is as follows:
Testosterone Propionate: 30mg
Testosterone Phenylpropionate: 60mg
Testosterone Isocaproate: 60mg
Testosterone Decanoate: 100mg
To understand Sustanon 250 we only need to understand testosterone and the manner in-which esters work. Once we understand the hormone testosterone and once we understand the esters attached are not hormones then we can understand how this particular steroidal compound is supposed to work.
The idea behind it was to provide a preparation of Testosterone that would have an advantage over single esterified Testosterone products in a medical and clinical setting. The idea here was also that of convenience, as Sustanon 250 requires more infrequent injections than does Testosterone Propionate or Testosterone Suspension, for example. What is interesting to note is that Sustanon 250 was never approved for use or sale in the United States, but Sustanon 250 remains a very popular drug on the international market. Sustanon 250 is most likely one of the most popular Testosterone preparations in use by bodybuilders and athletes. It was commonly thought that this was the case due to misconception that its more potent than single esterified forms of Testosterone, but this is not true. Esters attached to different anabolic steroids only affect the half-life and release time of whatever anabolic steroid they are bound to. In the case of Sustanon 250, there are four different esterified types of Testosterone to be considered – but Sustanon 250 is no more ‘potent’ of a Testosterone product than a straight Testosterone Enanthate preparation, for example.
The real true and primary reason for its popularity among athletes and bodybuilders is instead the amount of steroid one is getting for the money spent. A blend of four different esterified Testosterone variants is considered a great value for the money spent in comparison to the purchase of a single esterified Testosterone variant. However, over the years this price difference has not proven to be extremely advantageous over other forms of Testosterone. The sheer truth of the matter is that Sust 250 was not developed for athletes and bodybuilders, but instead with medical application in mind, and it is therefore an optimized product for those requiring medical treatment from it. The idea with this product was to provide patients with a far more convenient and comfortable dosing schedule where administration of the drug is concerned. Many patients prescribed it need only to worry about an injection every 3 – 4 weeks. As a bodybuilder or athlete, this is very unrealistic seeing as though athletes and bodybuilders would require injections of this product weekly, and blood plasma levels of Testosterone as a result would end up peaking to the same levels in the same amount of time that any other type of Testosterone product would end up doing. Therefore, the perceived benefits of Sustanon really do not apply to bodybuilders or athletes, or to individuals looking to use it for the purpose of performance/physique enhancement.
Sustanon 250, as previously mentioned is a precise blend of four different types of esterified Testosterone variants. Each of these Testosterone variants are molecules of Testosterone with esters chemically bonded to them at the 17th carbon position of the Testosterone structure (these esters are Propionate, Phenylpropionate, Isocaproate, and Decanoate). The addition of these esters slows down the rate of release of Testosterone into the bloodstream, which results in augmented half-lives of the different esterified forms of Testosterone. For example, Testosterone itself with no ester attached to it possesses a half-life of approximately 2 – 4 hours. When the Propionate ester is attached to it, for example, creating Testosterone Propionate, the half-life of Testosterone is now extended to 4.5 days, providing a slower release and activity of the hormone. Once in the body, enzymes work to cleave off and remove the attached ester from the Testosterone molecule, of which the end result is pure Testosterone free to do its job in the body. The process of enzymes removing the ester is what is responsible for the varying half-lives and release times of the different esterified variants.
Sustanon 250 itself with all of its Testosterone variants as a whole is designed to provide an initial fast peak of blood plasma Testosterone levels in approximately 24 – 48 hours following administration. After this, blood plasma levels of Testosterone are to remain elevated for a 21 day period due to the longer esterified Testosterone variants in the mix.
Cycles and Doses of Sustanone 250:
Sustanon-250 can be used for any cycle be it bulking or cutting and as most steroid users will build their cycles around testosterone Sust can be a fine choice. Testosterone is generally well-tolerated by healthy adult men who use it; as it is a hormone naturally found in our body it is not one we are unaccustomed to and in healthy adult men increased levels are often well received. Further, when stacking various anabolic androgenic steroids together, because our natural production of testosterone will cease it is important to keep some testosterone in the body for proper physical function and when you add in the beneficial anabolic characteristics it simply makes sense. Regardless of how you plan your cycles testosterone will in most cases necessarily be a part of them all and in many cases the only steroid you’ll ever need.
For the individual who uses Sustanon 250 as part of a testosterone replacement plan 250mg every 2-4 weeks is a common dose but this will be determined by your doctor. For the performance enhancer, as a general rule of thumb 500mg of testosterone is often considered the base dosing level and is perfect for any beginner. While this is a perfect beginners dose many will find it is all they ever need no matter how advanced they become. For the hardcore, doses of 1,000mg per week are fairly common place and even beyond in bodybuilding circles, particularly those who fall in the realm of competition. Understand, when the dose increases, while the rewards may as well so do the risks associated.
Many will find 12-16 week cycles of Sustanon 250 to be perfect and very well-tolerated in most cases, however, a solid post cycle therapy (PCT) plan is necessary once discontinued. Because Sustanon-250 carries long esters you will necessarily begin PCT 3 weeks after your final Sust administration which may include hCG, Nolva and/or Clomid. Those who use hCG are advised to begin use approximately ten days before Nolva/Comid for approximately ten days of use.