Sustanon 250® is an oil-based injectable testosterone blend, developed by the
international drug firm Organon. It typically contains four different
testosterone esters: Testosterone propionate (30 mg); testosterone
phenylpropionate (60 mg); testosterone isocaproate (60mg); and testosterone
decanoate (100 mg), although a lower dosed version is also produced. An
intelligently "engineered" testosterone, Sustanon is designed to provide a fast
yet extended release of testosterone. The propionate and phenylpropionate
esters in this product are quickly utilized, releasing into circulation within
the first four days. The remaining esters are much slower to release, staying
active in the body for about two and three weeks (respectively). This is a big
improvement from standard testosterones such as cypionate or enanthate, which
provide a much shorter duration of activity, and a more variable blood level.
As with all testosterone products, Sustanon is a strong anabolic with pronounced
androgenic activity. It is most commonly used as a bulking drug, providing
exceptional gains in strength and muscle mass. Although it does convert to
estrogen, as is the nature of testosterone, this injectable is noted as being
slightly more tolerable than cypionate or enanthate. As stated throughout this
book, such observations are only issues of timing however. With Sustanon, blood
levels of testosterone are building more slowly, so side effects do not set in
as fast. For equal blood hormone levels however, testosterone will break down
equally without regard to ester. Many individuals may likewise find it
necessary to use an antiestrogen, in which case a low dosage of
Nolvadex®(tamoxifen citrate) or Proviron®(mesterolone)
would be appropriate. Also correlating with estrogen, water retention should be
noticeable with Sustanon. This is not desirable when the athlete is looking to
maintain a quality look to the physique, so this is certainly not an idea drug
for contest preparation.
Being a strong androgen, we can expect the typical side effects. This includes
oily skin, acne body/facial hair growth and premature balding. The addition of
Proscar®/Propecia® should be able to minimize such side effects, as it will
limit the testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone) conversion process.
Sustanon will also suppress natural testosterone production rather quickly. The
use of HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) and/or Clomid® (clomiphene
citrate)/Nolvadex® (tamoxifen citrate) may be necessary at the conclusion of a
cycle in order to avoid a hormonal crash. Remember though, Sustanon will remain
active in the body for up to a month after your last injection was given.
Beginning you ancillary drug therapy immediately after the steroid has been
discontinued will not be very effective. Instead, HCG or
Clomid® (clomiphene citrate)/Nolvadex®
should be delayed two or three weeks, until you are near the point where blood
androgen levels are dropping significantly.
Although Sustanon remains active in the body for approximately three weeks,
injections are taken at least every 10 days. An effective dosage ranges from
250mg (one ampule) every 10 days, to 1000mg (four ampules) weekly. Some
athletes do use more extreme dosages of this steroid, but this is really not a
recommended practice. When the dosage rises above 750-1000mg per week,
increased side effects will no doubt be outweighing additional An benefits.
Basically you will receive a poor return on your investment, which with
Sustanon can be substantial. Instead of taking unnecessarily large amounts,
athletes interested in rapid size and strength will usually opt to addition
another compound. For this purpose we find that Sustanon stacks extremely well
with the potent orals Anadrol 50® (oxymetholone) and Dianabol
(methandrostenolone). On the other hand, Sustanon may work better with
trenbolone or Winstrol® (stanozolol) if the athlete
were seeking to maintain a harder, more defined look to his physique.
Sustanon 250 is probably the most sought after injectable testosterone. I must
however emphasize that this is not due to an unusual potency of this
testosterone combination however (remember esters only effect the release of
testosterone), but simply because a "stack" of four different esters is a very
good selling point. In many instances you will get a lot more for your money
with enanthate, so don't let the fancy stack fool you. Sustanon is however
still very abundant on the U.S. black market, and doesn't stay long on dealer's
shelves. In fact the high demand for this steroid has stirred new interest in
its manufacture, particularly by veterinary companies in Mexico. As a result,
we now have two new clones coming out this country. The first is Ttokkyo's
Testonon 250. This item comes packaged in 5 ml multi-dose vials, and obviously
provides much more steroid per container than the single-dose ampules. Soon
after we started to notice Loeffler's Testosterona IV UA. This contains the
same steroid but in a l0ml vial, doubling the volume of Ttokkyo's product. Also
found recently is clone from Qualityvet in Costa Rica called Testosterona 250,
which is in a l0ml vial as well. These are the first multi-dosed versions of
this steroid ever to be developed, and provide a much more economical way to
use this testosterone product in most cases than single dose ampules.
Russian Sustanon, manufactured under license by Infar in India (for export to
Russia) is still found in the U.S. with some frequency. This product comes
packaged in plastic strips that hold five ampules, sealed on the face with
white paper label. Each ampule is sealed in a separate compartment and the
packaging is scored so as to break off individual ampule sections. One standout
characteristic is that ampule labels and packaging bear a big green "250"
imprint under the lettering. The old ampules, some of which might still be in
circulation, have a white paper label and are imprinted with blue ink.
Sostenon 250 redi-jects manufactured by Organon in Mexico are also still found,
although much less commonly in light of the less expensive products now coming
out of this country. The problem is that the price for a Sostenon redi-ject is
about $7-8 in Mexico, $10 in some more expensive tourist areas, and in the
United States they can sell for as high as $25 each. The new veterinary clones
are far cheaper in comparison, and therefore much more popular now. Regardless,
redi-jects are still sold, and can be trusted when found. Each one comes
packaged in a plastic tray, sealed with a foil covering.
Less common but still seen on the US black market are the European versions of
Sustanon from countries like Italy, Portugal, and England. All of these amps
are scored and have a white paper label that is somewhat difficult to peel off.
The amps and boxes should have the lot number and expiration dated stamped on
it. Durateston, the brand name Organon uses in Brazil, and Polysteron from
Venezuela are also seen in the U.S., and should be reliable buys.