The History and Use of Masteron Masteron has quite an interesting history, and it’s unfortunate that it is no longer “officially” produced by any pharmaceutical companies as it saw a notable degree of success within the medical field as an anticarcinogenic…though as you’ll soon discover, it did have setbacks within this capacity. Its “blueprint” was first released in 1959 by the company Syntex. You may already be aware of Syntex as they actually produced the infamous anadrol steroid (and superdrol) – they were fairly well known for this product during that era too. Despite its details being released in 1959, this product wasn’t actually put into commercial circulation or widespread medical practice for another ten years. During this era, Lilly (another pharmaceutical giant) and Syntex both had an effective partnership in place. This partnership saw them sharing the research and development costs for many compounds.
Many have called Masteron a “weak” steroid, but this definitely is not the case. What often has been weak has been the doses! Doses of this drug have historically been low because of rarity, price, and low concentration of the preparations (100 mg/mL.)
Being that there was such an enormous “anti-steroid” movement taking place in this era anyway, it’s reasonable to assume that pharmaceutical companies were keen to avoid promoting any compound that could be used within an aesthetic / athletic capacity, which masteron certainly could.
It’s probably a combination of the two elements that effectively served to “finish” masteron off. At least, it was finished off “officially” – once production stopped, underground labs then took over and continued the work Syntex had started.
Where one does not wish to use a large amount of injectable testosterone and wishes to use either no trenbolone or only a modest amount of that drug, Masteron is often an ideal choice for inclusion in a steroid stack, or in some cases for use as the sole injectable for a steroid cycle. Masteron undergoes no aromatization (conversion to estrogen), no conversion to DHT or potentiation by the 5-AR enzyme, and as an unalkylated steroid it poses no liver issues. In these regards and also in overall side effects, Masteron is best compared with Primobolan Depot.In terms of positive effects in an anabolic steroid cycle, Masteron is at least as effective as Primobolan per milligram for mass gain and for fat loss, and appears better for hardening. Masteron as an Anti-Estrogen has some reputation for anti-estrogenic activity, but in actuality this effect is fairly subtle. If due to use of aromatizing steroids a steroid cycle would produce substantially excessive levels of estrogen, adding Masteron to the cycle will not fix that. Instead, an anti-aromatase such as letrozole or anastrozole should be used. However, where only a moderate amount of aromatizing steroid is being used, Masteron can in many instances be sufficient as the sole anti-estrogenic agent.
Many have called Masteron a “weak” steroid, but this definitely is not the case. What often has been weak has been the doses! Doses of this drug have historically been low because of rarity, price, and low concentration of the preparations (100 mg/mL.) However, both availability and price have improved markedly in recent years.
When included as part of a steroid stack, Masteron’s contribution per milligram is at least as great as that of testosterone, boldenone (Equipoise), nandrolone (Deca), or methenolone (Primobolan.) But of course, if only 100 or 200 mg is added per week, there will be no large change seen from such a small addition.
Masteron can be used as the sole injectable: in this case, I prefer to see dosing of 500-700 mg/week. A Masteron/Dianabol stack is more effective however, as is a Masteron/Anadrol stack. Testosterone also combines well with Masteron. Another use of Masteron which has become more common lately is combination with trenbolone. Unlike combination with Dianabol or Anadrol, there is only an additive effect, not a synergistic effect. However, including Masteron allows a lower trenbolone dosage while achieving very similar or equal physique benefit with less potential for trenbolone-specific side effects of night-sweats, increased tendency to aggression, and/or insomnia.Masteron also is useful in combination with testosterone for self-prescribed hormone-replacement therapy (HRT.) For example, 100 mg/week each of Masteron and testosterone can be superior for physique benefits to 200 mg/week testosterone alone, while being milder in side effects due to lower resulting levels of estradiol (estrogen) and DHT.The timing of your Masteron doses is going to fully depend on which variant you are using. If you’ve been able to obtain the Enanthate variant it’s possible to inject just twice weekly where your weekly dosage will be split into the two injections. If your weekly dosage is set to 400mg, split it to 200mg per injection twice each week. Great for contest-preparation regimen.