Masteron Drostanolone in Review
Drostanolone, also known as Masteron, is an androgenic anabolic steroid. It is derived from dihydrotestosterone. It was introduced in the ‘60s, for medical use. Like many other steroids out there, Drostanolone was first used to treat advanced cases of breast cancer.
These days, this compound is used by many as a drug to enhance their performance. Gym rats, fitness buffs, and bodybuilders alike prefer drostanolone to help them improve their lift game.
It appears that there are 2 different drostanolone esters – Masteron Enanthate, and Masteron Propionate. Today, we will be talking about both of these esters in detail so that you’re better informed about everything you need to know.
First, let us talk about the Propionate ester. There are two major differences between the two esters – basically, the half-life of these compounds, and the administration of the doses. The propionate ester’s half-life is about two and a half days. Because of these, most users of Masteron Propionate will choose to take it daily, or every other day. Daily seems a bit overkill considering the compound remains in your body for over two days, but it all depends on the types of results you are looking for.
Out of the two esters, it looks as though the most popular among enthusiasts is this one. Propionate seems as though it’s favored out of the two.
This compound is administered intravenously, via injection with a syringe.
It’s also worth noting, by the way, that the same company that created Anadrol was also the company that created Masteron Propionate!
Now let’s talk about Masteron Enanthate. Enanthate, or Mast E as many users and enthusiasts might call it, is the longer-lasting ester. The half-life of Mast E is TEN days – yes, ten whole days. Because of how long it lasts in your body, you can pretty much get away with using it only once or twice every week.
This compound is also administered via injections. However, it only needs to be taken twice a week, so if you are not a huge fan of needles, this might be a better option for you.
Other than the fact that it needs to be used less often, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of difference between the 2 options. Nevertheless, most of the bodybuilders still seem to prefer Mast P over Mast E.
Cycle Info for Masteron
This steroid compound is usually considered to be a steroid for cutting (trying to drop body fat percentage, basically). It’s usually stacked with other compounds like Trenbolone, Winstrol, and Testosterone. Most of the users are already rather lean before they begin their cycle on Masteron. This is because this compound truly begins to shine once you’re already at a lower body fat percentage.
Because of this, a lot of the people who have had experience with Masteron suggest that you should get yourself down to about 12% in body fat or else you won’t be noticing much of a result.
Masteron has very strong and effective hardening effects on the muscles. This gives you that grainy look. Once you’re sub 10% in body fat, this is when Drostanolone begins to give you the great results you are looking for.
If you’re looking for a compound to help you with putting on mass instead, Drostanolone is not your best bet. We suggest going with a different compound instead, like Equipoise or even Deca Durabolin. This is because Drostanolone essentially sucks (it’s not efficient) at building mass – its purpose is for chiseling your physique instead. You’ll also see many reviews saying that this compound helps in getting rid of water weight. It’s for this reason that this compound is often seen while bodybuilders are in contest prep mode. In combination with other cutting drugs, Clenbuterol included, people can truly get an insanely shredded physique. Some competitors or bodybuilders who like doing blast and cruises will also through Drostanolone in sometimes.
Masteron Cycles are usually about 1-10 weeks long. Most users will go for about 8-10 weeks at a time. Masteron Propionate is usually dosed at around 500mg per week, with Testosterone Propionate combined with it at 350mg per week. Other users will go for longer than 8-10 weeks, it depends on what their goals are. Some may even add other oral steroids like Turinabol, to kickstart their cycle.
Please note that once you finish your cycle on Masteron, you will need PCT or post cycle therapy.
Dosage of Masteron
When you take Masteron, the typical dosage is around 300mg a week, to 700mg a week. If you’re just starting out using this compound (or any steroid for the matter), we suggest that you start with the dosage on the lower end of the spectrum (300mg/wk).
For many users of this compound, it appears as though the sweet spot sits at roughly 500mg every week.
If people are running Mast P at higher dosages, they’re usually combining it with some other compounds too – like Testosterone or Trenbolone.
Because the most popular option is the Propionate ester, you will need to use it everyday or every 2 days. But if you want to inject only every 3 and a half days, choose Mast E instead.
If your Mast P dosage is 350mg every week, you should be injecting 50mg daily. Otherwise, you can choose to do 100mg every 2 days instead.
Benefits of Masteron
Drostanolone Propionate or Masteron has an androgenic: anabolic ratio of 25:65. It works well if you’re looking for that muscle hardening result. As you take this steroid, your muscle density will also increase.
Masteron will give you a fuller look, which is why it’s so often used for bodybuilding comp preps. On top of that, users of Masteron get a certain look for their muscles. Users also claim Masteron will also give them high energy when they’re in the gym, allowing them to get great pumps that last.
The effects of Masteron are also amplified when used in combination with other compounds for cutting.
However, when it comes to growing lean muscles, you shouldn’t be expecting any miracles from Drostanolone. If this is what you’re looking to do, you can try Testosterone or Dianobol instead.
What Are Masteron’s Side Effects?
Masteron is a compound that does not aromatize. What does this mean? Using Masteron you won’t get any gynecomastia (male breast growth) or water retention. This is another reason why many bodybuilders like using it in a cutting cycle.
Another thing that’s so awesome about Drostanolone is the fact that it also has some anti-estrogenic properties. Because of this, you most likely won’t need any ancillaries too.
On top of that, Masteron also won’t be so toxic to your liver. However, we still advice running a support product when you cycle any type of compound/steroid.
Unfortunately, just like all other anabolic steroids that are androgenic, Masteron still does cause some side effects. After all, it is derived from DHT. With Drostanolone you can expect some side effects like increased aggression, hair loss, and acne. If you’re already prone to losing your hair, then we advise that you be careful when it comes to using this compound. However, your mileage may still vary – it’s really hard to tell whether anyone will experience the side effects that we have mentioned above.
It’s worth noting that female users of Drostanolone may experience virilization. As a result, most women prefer Primobolan or Anavar instead.
Masteron is a mild compound but its effects can be quite amazing. It’s available in Mast E or Mast P esters, but out of these two most people will prefer Mast P. Drostanolone is most commonly used while cutting, or during preparation for competitions. However, we would like to stress the importance of already being at a lower body fat percentage before you use it. Waiting for a lower body fat percentage before you use Drostanolone will allow you to truly experience its full potential.
One more thing is that this steroid has effects that are anti-estrogen – a feature that many bodybuilders look for. Overall, we think that Drostanolone has earned its place in the bodybuilding world for being such an effective steroid.