Drostanolone Propionate or Masteron is probably one of the most interesting steroids used by athletes. It is primarily for the treatment of breast cancer patients to inhibit estrogen production. Estrogen is the hormone secreted by female that gives them their distinct sexual characteristics. Maseril, the trademark of Drostanolone Propionate when used in breast cancer therapy is combined with SERM (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator). There was a drop in estrogen levels among women who had gone through treatment using this hormone. Masteron had become a favorite steroid among athletes and competitive bodybuilders. It is a pretty popular anabolic steroid.
Masteron is a derivative of dihydrotestosterone or DHT which restrains the conversion to estrogen through aromatization. It could be that its ability to inhibit estrogen from interacting with the aromatase enzyme or it blocks the receptor that binds the estrogen that causes this phenomena. Whatever the reason, because of its anti-estrogenic properties it blocks the conversion of free testosterones to estrogen through aromatization. This makes Masteron a common inclusion in a high anabolic cycle. Since compounds used in cycles to achieve mass gains and strengths have very potent testosterone content, Masteron is used to prevent the estrogenic side effects to take place. The side effects include bloating or water retention and gynecomastia.
Even though Masteron inhibits testosterone conversion to estrogen it still has anabolic and androgenic properties, simply because it is still a derivative of DHT. While some think that there is low aromatization with Masteron it still has a significant androgenic side-effects that one should expect when using this steroid. It could shut down the production of testosterone, so users should be careful to use this in post cycle therapy because it could actually slowdown recovery.
Masteron come in two forms – Drostanolone Propionate and Drostanolone Enanthate. The recommended dosage for propionate, which is the more fast acting version, is around 50-150mg/ml. This version needs to be injected everyday. While the Enanthate version’s recommended dosage is at 200mg/ml.
Most users of Masteron are athletes and competitive body builders. The anti-estrogenic properties make it a very effective cutting agent. When Masteron becomes part of their regular cycle it gives the muscles a more defined look. Muscle lines will be more distinct since it has lower water retention. When testosterone aromatase to estrogen there is a higher tendency to retain water that could cause bloating. Masteron will also draw out the water from between the muscles. Without the excess water weight and low body fat your muscles will be enhanced and you will see the finer details as your skin wraps tighter around them. Masteron could produce side effects such as decreased sex drive so to balance your body’s reactions to the steroid it is advised that you use stack it with other steroids.