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.
Nandrolone Decanoate – Deca Durabolin – Norma
Deca Durabolin is widely regarded as one of the safest and effective steroids. Nandrolone is commonly used as a base in a steroid cycle. Nandrolone is an anabolic steroid that is both present in the human body and also made synthetic. The levels in the human body are very low to account for any significant effects. It is a byproduct when other hormones breakdown in our body. Of all the anabolic steroids, it is one of the most widely abused steroids by athletes and bodybuilders.
It is often sold under several names including DECA Durabolin or Durabolin. Both the synthetic forms are long acting drugs. The drug possesses both androgenic and anabolic activities. When taken at low doses, it is a powerful anabolic drug but at high doses, it also possesses significant androgenic effects.
Nandrolone was once used for the treatment of osteoporosis and aplastic anemias. In the 80s it was used to treat severely emaciated patients in hospitals. However, since the 80s and 90s, the widespread abuse of the drug has led to it removal from the clinical market. No clinical condition in medicine is treated with nandrolone.
When the drug is taken on orally, it is rapidly absorbed from the stomach. However, the oral pills are no longer available on the market. The synthetic formulations are longer acting and have to be injected intramuscularly. When the drug is injected intramuscularly, it should only be administered once a week. Nandrolone is a potent anabolic steroid and is known to cause an increase in muscle mass, stimulate appetite and increase red blood cell production.
This ability of nandrolone to increase red cells has been widely quoted as a cause of the improved exercise performance after taking the drug.
Nandrolone is slowly broken down by the liver and is also converted to estrogen by the enzyme aromatase. The levels of estrogen are responsible for causing the gynecomastia and water retention. However, this conversion to estrogen only occurs when high doses of nandrolone are used.
Nandrolone is often used in combination with many other hormones, like Clomiphene, Anavar and growth hormone. Most people cycle the drug every month. This avoids the side effects and maintains the body weight.
Nandrolone does have a wide range of side effects when it is used for a long time. When used at low doses, the side effects are rare and minor. Infact, except for bloating and nausea, most people do not notice anything significant. However, at high doses, the most common side effects include:
- fatigue, tiredness
- weight gain
- water retention
- oily skin
- decreased libido
- testicular atrophy
- mood swings- depression, anger, aggressiveness
- loss of hair
- decrease HDL
- increase LDL
- jawbone growth
The majority of these side effects reverse when the drug is stopped. Some of the side effects like oily skin and acne do persist for a few months after the drug is stopped. In females, the virilizing effects are not always reversible.
Nandrolone is available as a pill and also a liquid for injection. The pill formulations appear to have disappeared from the market and many bodybuilders had difficulty putting on weight with the drug. The longer acting nandrolone in injection form is used today by all bodybuilders. The oily liquid formulation should only be injected into the buttock area and this site should be frequently rotated to prevent abscess formation. When large volumes are injected in the buttocks, there may be pain and a constant ache. The recommended dose of nandrolone decanoate is 200-1000mg/week. If no effects are seen after 6 months of use, the drug must be discontinued. One should be aware that when no effects are seen after long term use of the steroid, one must suspect a fake formulation- which is not unheard of.
Nandrolone liquid preparations do often breakdown and if the product is discolored or appears clumped it should not be used.
Because nandrolone can cause virilization with signs like deepening of voice, excessive hair growth, acne, enlargement of the clitoris and menstrual irregularities, this drug should be avoided. Many of the side effects of nandrolone disappear once the drug is stopped, but the masculanizing features are not always reversible. The dose in females is about 50mg/per week. Females should stay with the low dose to avoid the development of virilizing effects.
Like all anabolic steroids, nandrolone should not be taken by individuals who have:
- breast cancer (either male or female)
- prostate cancer
- those who allergies to steroids
- individuals with cancer and high levels of calcium
Nandrolone is classified under the Controlled Substance Act as a Schedule 3 drug. The drug is hard to find and at present all the nandrolone available is illegal. While many sellers claim to have it smuggled in from Europe, Asia and Mexico, the authenticity of the product should be in question. No pharmaceutical company makes nandrolone for medical use. Currently possession, selling or using nandrolone is considered a crime in the USA.
Nandrolone is easily detected in the urine. The testing done today is sophisticated and widely accepted in the scientific community. However, because nandrolone is also made by the body tiny amounts are always found in the urine. Baseline studies on thousands of individuals have shown that nandrolone levels in the urine are less than 0.4 ng/ml. Further, it is also known that false positives can occur with the test.
In any case anyone with a level of more than 2 nanogram/ml of urine is suspected of doping or has some explaining to do. Excess consumption of the essential amino acid lysine sometimes does cause false elevated levels of nandrolone. Metabolites of other anabolic drugs can also interfere with the test. The testing has now become more refined and a wide variety of metabolites are checked to diminish the incidence of false positives.
All sports organizations check for nandrolone in the urine. Nandrolone has been found in the urine months after stopping the drug. Further, the testing today is now very sophisticated and traces of nandrolone can even be detected in hair.
Deca Durabolin (nandrolone) is somewhat difficult to obtain. There are many sites on the internet who claim to be selling the anabolic steroid nandrolone, but the quality of the product remains questionable. Many of these so called nandrolone formulations have been found to be fake or counterfeit. The lure of easy money has created a market of selling sham products which are harmless- and that is perhaps one major reason why the majority of anabolic steroids bought in cyberspace have no real effect on the body.
The cost is also quite variable since everyone is claiming to having the real Nandrolone. On average the cost of a 100 mg/ml 2 cc vial costs about $ 20, others charge about $75 for 1 vial containing 10 cc.
Despite all the sellers claiming that nandrolone is available, in reality, the product does not exist. Even if you go to a reliable source to buy your nandrolone, the actual ingredient in the bottle remains unknown. Governments all over the world have shut down illicit production of nandrolone, so the product is not manufactured anymore. There are a few laboratories that do make their own nandrolone, but the product is not for commercial use. Plus, nandrolone made in home made laboratories using kitchen supplies and unsterile chemicals is more likely to be full of contaminants. The DEA frequently raids homes and businesses making synthetic steroids and the penalties are not frivolous.
Nandrolone is generally a safe drug when used at low doses. However, it still has the potential to cause liver damage and all users must get their liver enzymes checked out regularly. One other serious complication of nandrolone is that it can cause blood clots in the legs which can travel to your lungs. Many cases of pulmonary embolism have been reported. So if you take nandrolone, you should be aware of the clot forming potential of this drug. The two ways to prevent clot formation are to remain active or stop taking the drug.
Like all anabolic steroid, there is great concern that long term use of nandrolone can lead to development of liver cancers. There are isolated case reports of liver masses developing in patients who have abused this drug. Further, the lowering of the protective HDL cholesterol may lead to an increase in heart problems later in life.
It is highly recommended that all individuals who taken nandrolone, be supervised by someone in health care. The liver enzymes, lipid levels and red blood cell levels should be monitored to prevent complications.
Keep away from nandrolone and try something else. The real product simply is not available.
Testosterone Mix (Sustanon)
is being referred to Testosterone Blend and is an amazing anabolic steroid that is made out of 4 different testosterone esters. For this reason, you could use testosterone cypionate, testosterone propionate or testosterone enanthate and you would receive pretty much the exact same, identical benefits and effects that you would receive by using Testosterone Mix (Sustanon) 250. The reason is because the active substance in Testosterone Mix (Sustanon) 250 is Testosterone Propionate, Testosterone Phenylpropionate, Testosterone Isocaproate and Testosterone Decanoate.
What is Testosterone Mix (Sustanon, Sust 250)?
Sustanon is an anabolic and androgenic steroid containing 4 different testosterone esters and this compound got very popular both in medical settings as well as for physique and performance enhancement purposes for bodybuilders, competitive athletes and powerlifters.
The number 250 in Testosterone Mix (Sustanon) 250 stands for the amount of testosterone in mg found in each ml of this compound – the product comes in an oil based solution. You can find Testosterone propionate 30 mg; testosterone phenylpropionate 60 mg, testosterone isocaproate 60 mg and testosterone decanoate 100 mg all per ml. What’s the difference between each testosterone form? None if assuming only its effectiveness.
The only difference, as we can see, is the attached ester that is responding for a different time release of the compound in the body as soon as it reaches the body. Testosterone Propionate has a half life of 1-3 days; Testosterone Phenylpropionate has a half life of 2-5 days; Testosterone Isocaproate has a half life of 4-9 days and Testosterone Decanoate a half life of 8 – 33 days. In short, you receive one injection of Testosterone Mix (Sustanon) and the testosterone is release in your body slowly at different speeds ensuring a peak testosterone level and maintaining stable levels.
In medical settings, this is considered one of the best products for men who need testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). But this type of testosterone is very popular among bodybuilders and athletes used as a steroid for physique and performance enhancement purposes.
What Does Testosterone Mix (Sustanon) Do?
Testosterone Mix (Sustanon) is doing the exact same thing as any other esterified form of testosterone – working like a testosterone booster. You receive 4 different testosterone esters but in the end you receive synthetic testosterone that is working absolutely same way as naturally produced testosterone.
Pretty much as any other anabolic and androgenic steroid, synthetic testosterone is an agonist of the androgen receptor and by binding to it, it displays the properties. But in the end, it does nothing different than natural testosterone – as the body cannot even see a difference between synthetic and natural one. In short, we can say that Testosterone Mix (Sustanon) 250 – is working by boosting testosterone levels.
Why would you need Testosterone Mix (Sustanon) instead of using a single esterified testosterone? Because having 4 different esters, you maintain stable blood levels and they are always at peak levels as there are different elimination half lives in the body.
Ultimately, when you receive synthetic testosterone – the main and essential hormone for a proper bodily development and function, as well as growing muscles, your body is going through a number of positive changes when it comes to physique and performance enhancement, which is obvious, as you boost the levels of testosterone.
Protein synthesis, cortisol reductase, nitrogen retention are only a few of the positive processes that your body is going through allowing for an anabolic environment which you therefore grow muscles and strength, lose body fat, have a better performance etc.
This is the moment why Testosterone Mix (Sustanon) – is such a famous and widely used choice of anabolic steroid among bodybuilders, powerlifters and athletes. As mentioned, with any given esterified testosterone, you receive testosterone, but with Testosterone Mix (Sustanon), you’re allowed to use it less frequently and maintain higher blood levels and more stable.
Testosterone Mix (Sustanon) should be used as an intramuscular injection and while some people use it as frequent as every 3 days, there are other using it every 7 days (once a week) without issues. We would recommend a dosing frequency as every 5 days. Testosterone Mix (Sustanon) can be used as a TRT medication; for cutting and hardening cycles as well as for bulking cycles too.
Dosage of Testosterone Mix (Sustanon) – is anywhere in the range of 250 mg up to approximately 1000 mg a week. There are people using more, but that’s not recommended. Sweet stop for most men is 500 mg weekly. Testosterone Mix (Sustanon) can be stacked with nearly any given steroid of your choice.
Side effects of Testosterone Mix (Sustanon) – are exactly the same side effects as if you’re simply going to have way too much testosterone levels in the body. That’s why it doesn’t matter if you use Testosterone Mix (Sustanon), short based testosterone, long based testosterone or if you have abnormal high levels of testosterone naturally – the side effects would be the same.
This is the reason why using abusive dosages is never a good idea – you would get more testosterone and this may result in more side effects. Use aromatase inhibitors, supplements, have a good PCT plan and a good diet and healthy lifestyle as well as avoid this compound if you have some health issues that may result in worsening those health issues. All of this would be helpful against the side effects of synthetic testosterone.
Since some testosterone is converted into estrogen through aromatization, some side effects like gynecomastia, water retention etc. are possible. Also, some testosterone is converted into DHT and androgen related side effects like:
- oily skin, acne
- hair loss
- and others are possible to occur too
Females might experience virilizing side effects which would transform them into males.
Negative effects on natural testosterone production, cholesterol numbers as well cardiovascular health are all possible too.