Substance: Testosterone Blend
Manufacturer: Balkan Pharmaceuticals
Packing: 10 x 1 ml amps (250 mg/ml)
Sustamed (Testosterone Blend)
Sustamed is an injectable steroid manufacturer by Balkan Pharmaceuticals which is blend of 4 testosterones. It contains Testosterone propionate 30 mg/ml, Testosterone phenylpropionate 60 mg/ml, Testosterone isocaproate 60 mg/ml, Testosterone decanoate 100mg/ml. The testosteron blend was designed to provide at the same time fast and long term release of the hormone.
This can be achieved due to the combination of short and long acting esters, meaning that the propionate and phenylpropionate esters are released in the bloodstream in the next couple of days after injection while testosterone decanoate and isocproate are released much slower thus staying active in the body for about 3 weeks after the injection. Sustamed is considered by many beginners to be a better product then enanthate or cypionate and this is not due to it being a more potent steroid but simply because of the stack of different testosterones.
I have to say that this is wrong. The ester that is added to the testosterone does not influence in any way it's potency, it just affects the release period of the hormone. So honestly speaking enanthate or cypionate esters are more cost effective as the results are the same but the cost is lower. Sustamed has an advantage in the medical use however. Injections can be done once in a month since the release time is longer.
How to use Sustamed
The same as with other testosterones Sustamed is used mostly for bulking purposes. The average dosage of this compound varies from 250 to 1000 mg per week. More experienced bodybuilders use larger doses but at the same time this increases the side effects. It can be stacked with other homones such as dianabol, oxymetholone, trenbolone or winstrol in order to lower the dosage of testosterone without giving up the gains that this steroid can provide. Testosterone has the property of converting to estrogen and Sustamed in not an exemption from this rule.
This can lead to estrogen related side effects, thus adding an ancillary drug like proviron or nolvadex is advisable. It should be mention that Sustamed will promote water retention. Thus it's not a good choice for those who want to maintain a certain level of quality of their mucles. Using sustanon for a contest preparation is not a good idea as well.
Sustamed side effects
The main side effects that should be expected from using a potent androgen like Sustamed are acne, oily sking, premature baldness and facial/body hair growth. Proscar can interfere with DHT conversion and this way minimizing this effects. Besides this and estrogen related side effects Sustamed will also have an effect over endogenous testosterone production. To restore the natural testosterone production one should take some hcg or clomid/nolvadex after the cycle is finished.
But the post cycle therapy shouldn't be started immediately after the last injection due to the fact that testosterone blend will be active in the body for a couple of weeks after the cycle is finished. This will make post cycle therapy ineffective. To avoid this the administration of this ancillary drugs should be started not earlier then in 2-3 weeks after the last injection of Sustamed.
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