Steroids For Women:
Steroids for women have a wide range of application both therapeutically and cosmetically. Anabolic steroid with the name of Masteron was used in the 70’s for the treatment of breast cancer as it has the ability to inhibit the estrogen production so it was very beneficial in breast cancer treatment. However some more promising drugs have appeared over the years so now Masteron has been restricted only to use for cutting and maintaining a toned physique both by men and women.
Masteron is a derivative of DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Hence, it is an anabolic steroid. There are two different versions available in the market and they are as given below:
- Masteron enanthate: it is the version of Masteron with a higher half-life of about 10 days, it is less commonly used. It is recommended for longer cycles for up to 12 weeks or longer. Works best if combined with the compounds having same ester linkages such as trenbolone enanthate.
- Masteron propionate: it is the most common type and easily found steroid. It has a short half-life as compared to the enanthate version and it is of 2.5 days. Recommended for short cycles that last up to 6 to 8 weeks. Cycles become more efficacious if stacked with other strong steroids such as trenbolone and Winstrol.
The only difference is of the ester attached that alter the rate of release and half-life of the steroid, otherwise they both are the compounds of Drostanolone.
Effects Of Masteron:
Masteron is considered as one of the best steroids for cutting cycles, it does not aid in muscle gain so also labelled as a weak steroid by some. It is helpful in achieving the following features:
- Fat loss: helps in fat loss without any gain in muscle mass, but it helps in hardening the present muscles hence helping n achieving a toned and lean body.
- Ripped physique: as it does not cause any retention of body fluids so it does not cause any bloating. It gives a very dry and hardened look. It is highly recommended as a late-stage physique enhancing cutting steroid as it can target the most stubborn fat deposits. Works best if combined with calorie control diet and work-out plans.
- Strength and endurance: enhancement of the strength of the body and allows a bodybuilder to spend more time in strength trainings.
- Effect enhancer when stacked with other steroids: as it is anti-estrogenic and anti-aromatase so highly beneficial if combined with other steroids who lack this characteristic. It also prevents the binding of steroids to the globular protein called SHBG hence rendering freer steroid in the system and they can have more potent effects.
Indications Of Masteron:
Indications of Masteron are as follows:
- For fat loss by bodybuilders
- By performance athletes
- Therapeutically known to treat women with breast cancers.
- Women planning to shed some weight for example models.
Masteron is available in the injectable form and administered intra-muscularly.
Masteron dosage can be divided generally into three types depending on the dosage and cycle length and the stages of dosage are as follows:
- Beginner Masteron dose:
Minimum dose is administered, the recommended dose for beginners is 200 milligrams per week and it can safely be increased up to 400 milligrams per week and mostly taken singly without any stacking.
- Intermediate Masteron dose:
Intermediate level users usually take 400 milligrams of Masteron and at this dose it is considered as the sweet spot of Masteron as the physique enhancement and muscle hardening effects just start to happen. Intermediate users generally stack it with another strong anabolic steroid. Used mostly for short cycles that last for maximum 8 weeks.
- Advance Masteron dose:
400 milligram is also the recommended dose for using for the advanced levels. It is to be noted that Masteron cannot be the main or the primary steroid in any cycle as it does not have the strong potential effect of muscle gaining. Hence, it is stacked with other strong androgenic anabolic steroids. Advanced users usually take in for long cyclic process that lasts up to 12 weeks or longer.
- Female dosage:
Overall dosage and duration of consumption is less in females than male to avoid the virilization effects. Short cycle of 4 weeks can show promising results however, should not be used for more than 6 weeks. 50 milligrams to 100 milligram per week is the recommended female dose. If dose increased it can cause masculinization which is a side effect.
Masteron cycle is also of three different types just like the dosage levels and the cycles can be divided as follows:
- Beginner Masteron cycle: Two esters are used usually similar in nature to ensure same rate of release and same half-life will help in giving more time between injections. Masteron helps in fat loss and the testosterone is used either maintaining the levels of testosterone or gaining muscles. Beginner cycle can last for 12 weeks with the Masteron dose of 400 milligrams per week.
- Intermediate Masteron cycle: Usually Anavar is combined in this cycle as along with Masteron for its ability to burn fat and giving a ripped physique. Testosterone is added but only to maintain levels not for the anabolic properties. Cycle is usually of 10 weeks with the recommended dosage of Masteron to be 400 mg per week, Anavar 50 to 70 mg per week for best results.
- Advanced Masteron cycle: Masteron is combined with a strong anabolic compound to facilitate some moderate muscle gain alongside fat loss. Usually, trenbolone acetate is the recommended one. Testosterone ester is used to cover the suppression caused by Masteron and 100 mg weekly is advised. 10 weeks cycle with 400 mg per week of Masteron and trenbolone respectively ensures best results.
Masteron Side Effects:
Masteron side effects are as follows:
- High cholesterol levels (increase in LDL levels)
- Increased libido
- Coarseness of voice
- Suppression of pituitary gland
- Dry joints
- Nerve suppression
It is a very safe steroid but if abused or used for longer than recommended durations can cause already mentioned complications.
As it is termed as a weak steroid and it also has a relative safer profile in terms of adverse effects still it should be used with care specially in women as can cause virilization that can lead to masculinization and other complications. If necessary, should be used in small doses and short cycles.