Finaplex (also known as trenbolone) is a synthetic steroid which was once used in the agriculture industry to fatten livestock. The drug is a potent weight stimulant agent and can increase the appetite. Finaplex is an esterified steroid which enables it to act for a longer period of time.
Even though it was used as an anabolic agent, it is also a potent androgenic drug. It is only available as an intramuscular injection. As soon as it was realized that the drug had anabolic properties, the bodybuilders and other athletes started to consume it in large amounts. The drug does increase the body weight and muscle mass as long as the diet is rich in calories.
Like many anabolic steroids, Finaplex has similar activities. Besides increasing protein synthesis and muscle mass, the drug can also increase the numbers of red blood cells. This leads to a higher hemoglobin level and a slightly increase oxygen carrying capacity. The higher the dose, the more significant the effects.
Finaplex has never been approved in the treatment of any medical disorder. In animals, Finaplex when administered at low doses is found to be pretty safe but at high doses does possess potent side effects. The drug is no longer manufactured anywhere in North America.
The drug is still widely abused by bodybuilders to increase muscle mass. The question is whether it is really Finaplex that is being injected. Since the drug is no longer manufactured by pharmaceutical companies, all the production is done in SE Asia, Mexico and Eastern Europe. There are some clandestine laboratories that do make the drug, but the quality and purity of the product is in question. The drug when injected is slowly absorbed in the body and remains in the body for 3-7 days. Finaplex has been shown to increase protein synthesis and induce positive nitrogen balance.
Most bodybuilders claim that it increases appetite, decreases muscle breakdown and also helps recovery after injury.
At low doses, it is safe. Only at the very high doses is it converted into estrogen- which causes water retention and gynecomastia.
Over the years, Finaplex injections have become available in various formulations. All of them have an ester bond attachment. The longer this aliphatic chain, the longer is the duration of action. The short action Finaplex is quickly absorbed in the body after an injection and is excreted within 2-5 days. The longer acting formulations stay in the body for 6-12 days. Most bodybuilders inject themselves 1-2 times a week for 4-6 weeks.
Finaplex is only available as an injection. The dose of Finaplex is 200mg/week and is gradually increased to 1200mg/week. Because of the ester, it accumulates in the fatty tissues and is slowly released over time.
On cyberspace there are also Finaplex pills available. However, the drug is very poorly absorbed and immediately metabolized in the liver when taken by mouth. Thus, an oral supplement is not recommended.
The injection is usually done in the buttock area. One should not inject Finaplex in the arms or the abdomen because the injections can be painful and very uncomfortable. Because the drug is dissolved in an oily suspension, it is best to give small volumes of injections. Large volumes can cause pain. The site of the injection also has to be rotated to prevent the development of abscess. The other most common site of injection is the outer thigh.
Extraction from Pellets
Many years ago, Finaplex was manufactured as pellets which were placed under the skin of the livestock. These pellets contained the steroid which was then slowly released into the blood stream. Some bodybuilders have resorted to crushing the pellets and extracting the Finaplex with an organic solvent like DMSO. Once the extraction is done, the Finaplex is dissolved in a little oil – vegetable or sesame seed and injected. One can even apply the oil on to the skin. The extraction process is crude and home made recipes have never turned out to be effective. Applying Finaplex on the skin can result in absorption of the drug but this is unpredictable and the dosage absorbed remains unknown. And one has to apply it all over the body to get sufficient amount of Finaplex to be absorbed.
Finaplex is used to build muscle; the majority of users suggest cycling it with other steroids for a period of 3-6 weeks. The most common other steroids used with trenbolone are Dianabol and Anavar. Further, one needs to eat a diet high in calories to gain the weight. Others recommend Finaplex with Growth hormone/thyroxin at low doses. The main thing to note is that one should not take Finaplex for more than 4 weeks at a time. This increases the side effects and also leads to a suppression of testosterone levels. To avoid the suppression of testosterone, some even recommend starting clomiphene after a 2 week washout period.
Unlike many other anabolic steroids, Finaplex does increase the muscle mass, but it does not provide the increased surge in performance. Many experts recommend starting on this drug at the start of the sports season and combining it with other anabolic steroids.
Like all anabolic steroids, Finaplex is associated with a number of side effects. In general, the drug is well tolerated and has minimal estrogenic effects. That is why it is preferred by the bodybuilders. The side effects include:
- high blood pressure
- increased aggression
- decreased/Increased libido
- kidney damage
- clitoral enlargement
- mood swings
- deep voice
The majority of these side effects reverse once the drug is stopped. Some virilizing effects in females are not irreversible.
One annoying side effect of Finaplex reported by many users is that of a dry cough. The cough starts 2 weeks after the injection and is persistent. It is not associated with any fever or sputum production but occurs all the time. The cause of the cough is not known but believed to be due to a contaminant in the product or some type of reaction with the oily suspension. In a few cases, the cough does persist for a few months even after the drug has been stopped. Since many of these anabolic steroids are prepared in unsterile environments, the quality and purity of the products remain questionable.
There are reports that Finaplex can degrade with time. A few cases of kidney damage have been reported after the use of this steroid. The major problem is that because the bodybuilders take so many other drugs it is difficult to pinpoint the cause of the renal damage. Whether renal damage occurs or not, always make sure you inject a fresh product. If the oily suspension you have looks brownish and clumped, get yourself a new vial.
The drug can also alter the cholesterol levels in the body and lead to a future risk of heart damage.
There are a lot of sites on the internet who claim to have the real Finaplex. The drug is not manufactured by any pharmaceutical company and is presently being made in home made laboratories. While the product may be available, the scale, purity and quality are in question. There have been many reports of fake and contaminated Finaplex products on the market. One of the chief reasons why anabolic steroids fail to work is because the real steroid is not present as an ingredient. Many products bought from these internet sites have been examined and found to contain other products or contaminants. Since it is illegal to sell anabolic steroids online, it is doubtful that the real “Finaplex” is available. The only sure way to know is to analyze the steroid in a laboratory.
Even in the field of veterinary medicine, the drug is under strict control.
The exact cost of Finaplex is quite variable and depends on whom you buy it from. Both the injection and oral formulations are available. A 10cc vial can cost as much as $150-200 and the purity and quality remains suspect. There are also tablets of Finaplex on sell on the market. These tablets cost anywhere from $50-$75 for 45 tablets (300mg).
Like all anabolic steroids, Finaplex is banned for use in sports. Every major sports organization now checks for the levels of this hormone in the urine. The tests available today can easily detect Finaplex or its metabolites in urine 7-30 days after stopping the drug.
The chemical structure of Trenbolone Enanthate is 17ß-Hydroxyestra-4, 9, 11-trien-3-one.Its other names and terms are Tren, Tren Acne, Tren E, Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate Cyclohexylmethylcarbonate, and Fina. Trenbolone Enanthate is produced by underground labs to replace Parabolan and its obscure ester. This is an oil based steroid and is basically used for veterinary purposes and for bodybuilding & powerlifting.
Trenbolone Enanthate is exclusively used to build up strength and mass. It is a viable compound for those who want to make minimal injections and at the same time use a nice lean-mass providing, non-aromatizing anabolic.
Warnings And Precautions
Trenbolone Enanthate is a steroid which possesses strong androgenic properties. Sweating and a decrease in cardiovascular capability are often widely reported with Trenbolone Enanthate usage. Trenbolone Enanthate is not suitable for one who plays any kind of sports that require cardiovascular fitness. Sweating has been reported greatly at night time, with insomnia and even strange dreams might take place. It is recommended that water intake should be efficient while consuming Trenbolone Enanthate because it tend to causes loss of water.
However, it is said that Trenbolone Enanthate does not aromatise, but since the estrogen manifests progesterone related side effects, such as gynecomastia, it should be seriously kept in mind while stacking it with other androgenic anabolic steroids, such as testosterone. Trenbolone Enanthate is also reported to be very harsh on the HTPA function. Moreover, its recovery is also said to be harsher than steroids and because of this, the use of HCG is often advised.
Trenbolone Enanthate (Tren) users widely experience side effect though they can expect rapid gains in muscle size and strength. The steroid is often used in cutting cycles due to its ability to cause hardening of the muscles, and positively changing a person’s body composition. Trenbolone Enanthate is also said to be responsible for some level of fat loss, but we should not rely on the compound for this benefit. Due to its high androgenic characteristics, Trenbolone Enanthate is not really a suitable steroid to be taken by women. It is generally used by athletes and bodyguards. It can also improve feed efficiency and mineral absorption in animals. A sports person is advised to take Trenbolone Enanthate in the beginning of the sports season and gradually stack it with other anabolic steroids.
Trenbolone Enanthate tends to bond to the Androgen Receptor very strongly and this is the cause of its fat-burning ability and muscle building abilities. Trenbolone Enanthate usage produces new muscle fibers in a considerable amount.This can be done partly by increasing IGF-1 within the muscle tissues and then by increasing the total amount of DNA per muscle cell.along with an increase in the sensitivity of the muscle satellite to IGF-1 and some other growth factors).Trenbolone Enanthate also increases both protein synthesis as well as nitrogen retention in muscle tissue and can bind with the (anti-anabolic) glucocorticoid receptor (6-7), hence it aids the muscle building process.
Trenbolone Enanthate strongly impacts on the endogenous testosterone and because of this, use of a stimulating drug like Clomid/Nolvadex and HCG is highly advised while ending a steroid therapy. Other wise, there might be a hormonal imbalance, for example testes may not be able to respond normally to the resumed output of endogenous gonadotropins due to an atrophied state.
Some of the other common side effects of Trenbolone Enanthate are Oily skin, aggressive behavior, hair loss and high water retention. An aggressive behavior is also reported with a higher dosage of Trenbolone Enanthate. Many athletes have reported that acnes tend to appear on their lower arm, upper arm, shoulder, chest, back, and also in their face during early stages of this drug’s consumption.Women should strictly resist it, under every circumstance.
The most common dose of Trenbolone Enanthate prescribed is 200 to 600 mg/ weekly. The dose can be changed according to medical advice. It may be dependent on the physical activity and strata of a person. This need not to be continued for around 10 week as it acts quite rapidly.
This item was produced by Negma in France, and for some time was the last remaining injectable worldwide that contained the extremely potent steroid trenbolone. It was discontinued in 1997 however, and currently no real Parabolan can be found on the black market. This profile is still included for interest value, plus to help you understand the variety of Parabolan fakes that are still out there.
You may associate trenbolone with the long deceased Finajet, a veterinary steroid that was popular in the United States during the 1980’s. Finajet contained trenbolone acetate, which was a very fast acting form of this drug (see: trenbolone acetate). Parabolan contains a much different ester, trenbolone hexahydrobenzylcarbonate. This ester extends the activity of the drug for more than two weeks, a more suitable design for human use. Parabolan is packaged only in ampules of l.5ml, one ampule per a box. Each ampule contains 76 mg of trenbolone hexahydrobenzylcarbonate, equivalent to 50 mg of trenbolone base (French drugs commonly make this calculation).
Trenbotone is a very potent androgen with strong anabolic activity. It is well suited for the rapid buildup of strength and muscle mass, usually providing the user exceptional results in a relatively short time period. The anabolic effect of this drug is often compared to popular bulking agents such as testosterone or Dianabol, with one very important difference. Trenbolone does not convert to estrogen. This is indeed a very unique compound since mass drugs, almost as a rule, will aromatize (or cause other estrogen related troubles) heavily. When we think of taking milder (regarding estrogen) steroids we usually expect much weaker muscle growth, but not so with Parabolan. Here we do not have to worry about estrogen related side effects, yet still have an extremely potent mass/strength drug. There is no noticeable water retention, so the mass gained during a cycle of Parabolan will be very hard and defined (providing fat levels are low enough). Gynecomastia is also not much of a concern, so there shouldn’t be any need to addition an antiestrogen if trenbolone is the only steroid administered.
The high androgen level resulting from this steroid, in the absence is excess estrogen, can also accelerate the burning of body fat. The result should be a much tighter physique, hopefully without the need for extreme dieting. Parabolan can therefore help bring about an incredibly hard, ripped physique and is an ideal product for competitive bodybuilders. This is of course no secret, and when available on the market, Parabolan was the most sought after contest preparation drug. Now this it is no longer produced, acceptable substitutes for this purpose include of course veterinary trenbolone acetate preparations, as well as Halotestin®, Proviron® and Masteron (also recently discontinued).
Trenbolone is notably more potent than testosterone, and has an effect that is as much as three times as strong on a milligram for milligram basis. Likewise we can expect to see some level of androgenic side effects with use of this compound. Oily skin, aggressive behavior, acne and hair loss are therefore not uncommon during a cycle with this steroid. The androgenic nature of this drug of course makes it a very risky item for women to use, the chance for virilization symptoms extremely high with such a potent androgen. And since the hexahydrobenzylcarbonate ester will extend the activity of this drug for weeks, blood levels can be very difficult to control. Since many of the masculinizing side effects associated with steroid use can be permanent, women considering the use of this compound should take extreme caution. It can be weeks before blood levels decline should a problem become evident.
Trenbolone is also much more potent than testosterone at suppressing endogenous androgen production. This makes clear the fact that estrogen is not the only culprit with negative feedback inhibition, as here there is no buildup of this hormone to report here. There is however some activity as a progestin inherent in this compound, as trenbolone is a 19-nortestosterone (nandrolone) derivative (a trait characteristic of these compounds). However it seems likely that much of its suppressive nature still stems from its powerful androgen action. With the strong impact trenbolone has on endogenous testosterone, of course the use of a stimulating drug such as HCG and/or Clomid®/Nolvadex® is recommended when concluding steroid therapy (a combination is preferred). Without their use it may take a prolonged period of time for the hormonal balance to resume, as the testes may at first not be able to normally respond to the resumed output of endogenous gonadotropins due to an atrophied state. Those who have used Parabolan regularly would often claim it to be indispensable. A weekly dosage of 3 ampules (228mg) was the most popular range when running a cycle, however many did find it highly effective in lesser amounts. Although a weekly administration schedule would prove sufficient, athletes usually injected a single ampule per application, the total amount spread evenly throughout the week. While Parabolan is quite potent when used alone, it was generally combined with other steroids for an even greater effect. Leading up to a show one could successfully add a non-aromatizing anabolic such as Winstrol® or Primobolan®. Such combinations will elicit a greater level density and hardness to the build, often proving dramatic to a stage appearance. We could also look for bulk with this drug, and addition stronger compounds like Dianabol or Testosterone. While the mass gain would be quite formidable with such a stack, some level of water retention would probably also accompany it. Moderately effective anabolics such Deca-Durabolin® or Equipoise® would be somewhat of a halfway point, providing extra strength and mass but without the same level of water bloat we see with more readily aromatized steroids.
The main problem with Parabolan historically was that it had always been extremely difficult to obtain. While it was manufactured the demand for this drug was huge. On top of that it was also often scarcely available because it was made only in limited lots in France. Now even in the former country of production, none can be found. Some counterfeits still circulate today, so it is important to stress the fact that you can no longer find legitimate Parabolan on the black market.