Trenbolone: Uses and Side Effects in Women
So, what is Trenbolone?
Trenbolone is one of the least talked about steroids among female bodybuilders. There is a good reason for this. Trenbolone is one of the steroids that can the harshest side effects and cause the worst symptoms of virilization.
Trenbolone is an anabolic steroid used to increase muscle mass and enhance performance, bodybuilders use Trenbolone because it is a fast way for them to increase lean muscle.
Trenbolone is mostly used by male bodybuilders, however, women who are looking for extreme muscle gains will turn to Trenbolone to gain muscle fast.
You people talk all the time about side effect or female friendly steroids, this seems to imply that some steroids actually cause no side effects. The truth is all steroids will cause side effects to some degree or another.
There is no such thing as a female friendly steroid!
In this article, I will discuss everything women should know about Trenbolone. The information provided here is from my own personal research and how I understand what Trenbolone can do you a woman's body.
History of Trenbolone
Trenbolone was originally synthesized and sold in 1963, Trenbolone acetate was sold under the names Fimaject and Finajet. In the 1970's cattle ranchers used it to increase the weight of cattle.
Injecting the Trenbolone into livestock would help them quickly gain weight and was used before the animals were sent off to the slaughterhouse.
Finajet was sold in pellets that were placed subcutaneously in the animal Finaject is an injectable substance that was also used.
Many anabolic steroids were first introduced and used by veterinarians and usually find there way into bodybuilding communities as a means of increasing muscle mass and strength.
Trenbolone was never approved for use in humans so there are no usage guidelines, Taking Trenbolone can be risky for men so you can imagine the effect it can have on women.
What is Trenbolone?
Trenbolone acetate is what is considered a 19-nortestosterone anabolic androgenic steroid. Trenbolone fits within the same category as Deca Durabolin (nandrolone). Trenbolone's 19-nor classification refers to a structural change of the testosterone hormone in simple terms it is lacking a carbon at the 19th position.
The active half life of Trenbolone is aproximately 48-73 hours (3 days), half life is the time that Trenbolone remains in your body after it is injected.
Trenbolone has been considered one of the most potent anabolic steroids ever made.
Why do bodybuilders take Trenbolone?
Like most performance enhancement drugs Trenbolone is used to give men and women superhuman strength and increase muscle. Trenbolone works by improving protein synthesis. This is the rate at which your body's cells build protein. The faster cells are built the faster you gain muscle.
Trenbolone helps increase nitrogen retention within the muscles this promotes an anabolic environment that makes it much easier to maintain incredible strength levels and increase muscle tissue.
Trenbolone increases Insulin
Trenbolone helps increase Growth factor-1, IGF-1 which is a naturally produced protein hormone which helps speed up muscle recovery time, strengthen tendons, cartilage and improve pulmonary conditioning.
Trenbolone prevents the buildup of Gucocorticoid hormones
Prevent the buildup of Glucocorticoid hormones (stress hormones) these are the complete opposite of anabaolic steroidal hormones. Glucocorticoid hormones cause you to gain body fat and destroy muscle tissue.
As you can see there are many positive benefits from using Trenbolone, and while these benefits may sound tempting for women this is one steroid you should not take.
Because, Trenbolone can have severe virilization effects on women.
What this means is that women who take Trenbolone risk taking on man like traits and some of them are not something most women are going to like.
Side effects of Trenbolone in women include:
- Enlarged clitoris
- Deepening of the voice
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Mild to severe acne
- Increase in body hair
- High blood pressure
- Increases LDL (bad cholesterol)
Recommended dose of Trenbolone for women
The reality is, there is none.
Trenbolone is one of the steroids that women should avoid at all costs due to its high virilization effects.
There are many forums where women discuss their benefits from taking Trenbolone, the truth is unless you want muscle like Nataliya Amazonka you will most likely want to avoid Trenbolone, most men will shy away from this anabolic steroid in favor of others.
Trenbolone is by far one of the most powerful steroids sold, as you can imagine Trenbolone is illegal in most countries. The only way to buy it is on the black market or underground labs. If you are a woman who is serious about gaining muscle I always recomend firts taking a close look at your diet and exercise program.
Proper diet and intense training are always the best way to transform your body, however, if you are looking into a pro bodybuilding career your best bet is to seek the advice of a professional trainer and doctor before considering steroids.
Angela is the owner and primary contributor to Crazybulkwomen.com I love writing about all things fitness and nutrition related. I studied nutrition at the University of Phoenix and currently am a full-time mom and blogger.