September 23, 2022
1. Trenbolone is an anabolic steroid that's three times more powerful than testosterone.
2. The main reason bodybuilders take trenbolone is that it works synergistically with testosterone and other steroids to increase muscle building, fat loss, and strength gains.
3. The side effects of trenbolone are a shutdown of natural testosterone production, a decrease in testicle size, breast growth, "tren cough," acne, and an increased risk of a number of diseases.
Plug "trenbolone," into any search engine, and you're likely to find a lot of images like this:
You know that many people-including the gents in those pictures-inject themselves with testosterone to get bigger, leaner, and stronger.
You've also heard that many people use a cornucopia of other drugs to reach and maintain levels of muscularity, leanness, and strength that even testosterone can't deliver.
Dig a little further, and one of the first drugs you'll hear about is trenbolone, aka "tren."
It's regarded as a high risk, high reward steroid - a drug used by top-level bodybuilders, powerlifters, and athletes to put the finishing touches on an already impressive physique.
If regular 'ol testosterone is jet fuel for muscle gains, tren is the afterburner.
Fans of trenbolone claim it will help you...
ㆍBuild muscle and gain strength faster than any other steroid
ㆍAvoid many of the normal side effects associated with taking large amounts of testosterone (man boobs, bloating, etc.)
ㆍLose fat and "harden up" better than any other drug
...with the end result being a jacked, lean, dry, and strong version of your former self.
This prize comes at a cost, though.
Although it's true that trenbolone's side effects are different than testosterone, in many respects it's more dangerous and damaging.
Trenbolone is a powerful anabolic steroid invented in the 1960s.
Here's what it looks like in powder form:
The name trenbolone comes from the scientific name for the molecule: tri-en, 17b-ol, 3-one.
Here's what it looks like next to a testosterone molecule:
Trenbolone was originally created to increase the appetite and muscle mass of cattle, while reducing their body fat, and it's still used for this purpose today under the brand name Finaplix-H.
In 1980, a French pharmaceutical company released a form of trenbolone for humans called Parabolan. The drug was intended for people suffering from muscle wasting, AIDs, or osteoporosis, but was eventually pulled from the market in 1997 due to the side effects.
Since then, all of the trenbolone produced for humans has been made illegally in underground labs around the world.
Chemically, trenbolone is a modified form of another well-known anabolic steroid: nandrolone. Also known as Durabolin or Deca-Durabolin, nandrolone has similar effects in the body as testosterone with slightly milder side effects, making it one of the most popular steroids in the world.
In fact, one of the most popular steroid combinations or "stacks" in the world is testosterone and nandrolone.
We don't need to get into the exact structure of trenbolone, but the short story is that by fiddling with the structure of nandrolone, scientists created a steroid that's three times more powerful than testosterone-trenbolone.
Trenbolone also produces different side effects than testosterone, which is the primary reason bodybuilders have taken to it so enthusiastically. You'll learn more about why in a minute.
You'll often see the names trenbolone acetate, trenbolone enanthate, and trenbolone hexahydrobenzylcarbonate (aka trenbolone hexa) thrown around instead of just trenbolone.
This is because trenbolone is always combined with other chemicals to reduce the speed at which it's absorbed into the blood.
If pure trenbolone is injected into an animal or person, it's absorbed from the blood too quickly to exert its full muscle-building effects. To slow the absorption of trenbolone, scientists combine it with other chemicals such as acetic acid, which slows its release and prolongs its effects