One of my all time favorites.
Masteron (Drostanolone) is an anabolic steroid known as a cosmetic drug due to its strong DHT (dihydrotestosterone) properties. It is most popular among those who are competing or looking for a more aesthetic physique vs. those who are strength training. It has a modest 62 anabolic ratio and just a 25 androgenic number, this compares to Testosterone which is 100:100.
In the early 1970’s the pharmaceutical company brought Syntex Masteron (Drostanolone) to market. It is no coincidence the same company produced another DHT (dihydrotestosterone) derivative during the 1960’s called Anadrol. This time around their goal was to produce something to help control breast cancer in middle and older aged females.
In the modern era, medicine has relied more on other drugs like Nolvadex, for example, to help fight these types of cancers, which have fewer side effects and are much safer for females.
DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is a sex hormone that metabolizes at a small percentage from testosterone in the body. Masteron (Drostanolone) is a straight DHT (dihydrotestosterone) derivative with a carbon 2 position methyl group add-on. This makes it more anabolic and more efficient at working in the body than the DHT we naturally produce.
It also cannot aromatize into estrogen like other anabolic steroids such as Testosterone or Dianabol for example. Another awesome trait of Masteron (Drostanolone) is that it is very good at binding to SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin). When this happens you open up more free testosterone in the body, this will make the steroids you are already taking more effective.
Finally, like all steroids, it will increase protein synthesis. In addition, it helps boost red blood cell count to give you an advantage over your peers in the gym.
All in all, when you use this steroid as part of your stack you will boost your entire steroid cycle, harden up your muscles, give yourself a dry look, and possibly even boost libido a bit. When used by itself expect to get some hardening and drying of your physique but not much else. This is why I stress you should use it as part of a steroid stack instead of solo.
The half-life of the propionate version is 2-3 days, while the enanthate version has a 10.5 day half life. It is detectable for 3 weeks if you use the shorter ester, but 3 months with the longer version.
It is strongly advised you always use it as part of a steroid stack at a dosage ranging from 300-600mgs per week. It can stack with everything and one of the more popular stacks is using it with 200-400mgs a week of Trenbolone to get hardening. Another way you can use it is alongside a wet compound like Testosterone, Dianabol, or Deca Durabolin to give the cycle a yin and yang effect.
Many, including myself prefer to run Masteron at a 1:1 ratio with Testosterone. While others like to run Mast even higher.
Because of the way Mast masks estrogen side effects many do not need to use an AI while running Mast with Test. Your mileage may vary.
Myself, I’ve been able to run Test/Mast as high as 750mg/week with no AI.
Keep your water intake up as it can really dry you out.