Stenbolone is an anabolic steroid of the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) class, which you will hardly find on the market because pharmaceutical companies have officially marketed the product.
Stenbolone is an injectable anabolic steroid developed in Germany in the 1960s. Bayer Schering first introduced it, and two years later, Syntex bought the rights to the drug under the registered name Anatrofin. After the rights were moved from the UK to Mexico, it was finally bought by a Spanish pharmaceutical company and officially named Stenbolone. Like many other anabolic steroids used for medical purposes, Stenbolone was very effective in treating pernicious anemia, and at the time, it had far fewer side effects than Oxymetholone, which was also used to treat anemia.
What is Stenbolone?
Stenbolone is an anabolic steroid very similar to drostanolone and Oxymetholone. Stenbolone has a double bond at the 1,2 position and a methyl group attached to the two positions; this methyl group prevents Stenbolone from being affected by [aromatase] aromatization and protects it to some extent from [3-alpha hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase] oxidation-reduction in the muscle.
Stenbolone is considered to be a milder version of Oxymetholone; structurally, it is very similar to Oxymetholone except that it does not have 17aa, which makes stenbolone non-hepatotoxic; stenbolone produces more hemoglobin as well as Oxymetholonelon.
Effects of Stenbolone
Stenbolone is non-transgender and has a mild androgenic effect without any hepatotoxicity. It also has the same effect as Oxymetholone in boosting red blood cell counts in the treatment of anemic patients. Therefore, Stenbolone is very suitable for competitive bodybuilders at any time of the year. It can help the body recover faster on a controlled diet during the preparation period, and in the last weeks before a competition, the body often tends to enter a catabolic environment due to overtraining, and Stenbolone is well suited to this, while its non-transferable and non-hydrophobic properties make its use during the season even more comfortable.
In the off-season, as mentioned above, it is a milder version of Rehab, with a slightly lower protein synthesis and masculinity index than Rehab, so what does this mean? More than Oxymetholone, Stenbolone helps with relatively slower lean weight gain while helping with strong growth; and it has far fewer side effects than Oxymetholone in terms of water storage and increased blood pressure. This means that at low doses, it is equally useful for female athletes and those looking for low side effects.
Side effects and dosing options for Stenbolone
Due to its unique structure, Stenbolone is not aromatized by the enzyme aromatase, so it does not have estrogen-related side effects such as water retention, insomnia, and estrogenization.
However, Stenbolone is slightly androgenic, so potential side effects are related to androgenicity, such as acne, oily skin, increased hair, etc. Female athletes still need to consider the use and dosage carefully.
Stenbolone is generally available in two forms, acetate, and enanthate. The choice of form determines the speed of onset of action and the speed of reaching peak blood levels of Stenbolone but does not affect the choice of dose. Stenbuterolone acetate is injected much more frequently than clenbuterol enanthate, which would be a major factor in choosing one of the two.
The recommended dose of Stenbuterolone is 200-600 mg per week, which varies depending on the individual user, and it is recommended to seek professional help in determining the dose.