Masteron, despite its attractive qualities, is actually quite limited in terms of its use and what it may provide in terms of Masteron dosages and cycles. It is limited in part due to its higher average price than the majority of anabolic steroids, and also due to the fact that it possesses a moderate anabolic strength rating at best. This is a compound that tends to provide benefits and specialize in a select several areas, such as its use in pre-contest cycles, cutting cycles, and more rarely, lean mass cycles. But there is nothing to say that it cannot be utilized for bulking cycles as well, though this is very uncommon due to its limitations.
Masteron also suffers from a lack of data in the area of its efficiency in the promotion of protein synthesis in the body and its effects on the preservation and addition of lean mass. The majority of clinical medical data involves its use and efficacy in the treatment of breast cancers, and not on Masteron’s efficiency in the areas of weight gain, strength gain, or lean mass gain. Hence this is why Masteron had been reserved primarily and almost exclusively as a breast cancer treatment option in the field of medicine with almost no other applications. Therefore, the judgement calls on which Masteron dosages are appropriate for the different goals of athletes and bodybuilders are based almost solely on the anecdotal evidence provided by the many users and observations of Masteron’s effects in athletes over the 50 or so years of its existence.
Masteron dosages in particular must be on a higher starting point than most other anabolic steroids. This is due to its moderate anabolic strength in comparison to Testosterone and the higher the Masteron dosage, the greater its aesthetic physique hardening its effects will become. This is due in large part to its nature as an aromatase inhibitor and as an anti-estrogen of sorts – higher Masteron dosages will tend to exhibit a greater inhibitive effect on a greater total amount of blood plasma levels of aromatase.
Medical Masteron Dosage
Seeing as though Masteron was an anabolic steroid designed specifically for use in female breast cancer patients, all medical prescription guidelines and data on Masteron is exclusively aimed towards females. Prescription guidelines for the treatment of breast cancer called for Masteron doses of 100mg administered three times weekly for a total of 300mg per week. Duration of administration was outlined as a minimum of 8 weeks of use. At the 8 – 12 week point, medical professionals would then assess the patient’s progress, and depending on the situation at hand and the progress made, Master on would then be utilized indefinitely for as long as required to treat the cancer. Because of these suggested prescription Masteron dosages as well as the length of use, virilization had become a frequent problem for many patients who were prescribed the drug.
Masteron was never approved by the FDA for use in males and therefore medical prescription guidelines are nonexistent where males are concerned.
For the purpose of physique and performance enhancement, Masteron dosages will generally fall into the range of 200 – 400mg weekly as a general guideline where the lowest end of the range (200mg weekly) would typically be utilized for pre-contest preparation cycles. However, the uppermost range of 400mg weekly is generally regarded as the ideal dose that even beginners should start with. It must be understood that Masteron’s purpose is primarily for that of aesthetic enhancement by removing the majority of subcutaneous water retention so as to bring about a ‘hard’ and ‘chiseled’ look to the physique. The dose required to elicit this effect is not normally need to be increased between each of the three tiers of users (beginners, intermediates, and advanced). Specifically, beginners to Masteron will often find acceptable starting Masteron doses to be at exactly 400mg weekly. Intermediate users will find the exact same Masteron dose to be acceptable, and equally so for advanced users considering that once again, the desired effect from Masteron is that of its aesthetic effects, of which there is no requirement to be venturing below or above the effective dose (400mg weekly). The majority of anabolic steroid users will never select Masteron to hold the job of acting as one of the primary anabolic compounds in a cycle, as it just does not possess the degree of strength that other more cost effective anabolic steroids would. Higher Masteron doses can be utilized in order to elicit a stronger anabolic effect, but this is regarded as a very expensive practice and, for the most part, outside of Masteron’s specific specialties and benefits.
Female Masteron Dosage
For female athletes and bodybuilders, Masteron dosages found to be in the range of 50 – 100mg weekly are very sufficient for a period of no longer than 4 – 6 weeks in order to avoid the incidence of virilization. Where female use is concerned, the lowest of this range (50mg weekly) should be utilized first, as virilization can become an issue. This is evidenced by the fact that the medical prescription Masteron dosages had called for even higher doses (300mg weekly) than the performance/physique enhancing doses recommended here. At such high doses, virilization had become a very big problem for the majority of female patients and this should be understood by all potential female Masteron users.
Proper Administration and Timing of Masteron Dosages
Masteron is primarily available in two different esterified formats:
1. Drostanolone Propionate
2. Drostanolone Enanthate
The Propionate variant of Masteron is the only officially developed format of Masteron approved for use in medicine, and it just so happens to be the most widely used and most popular format amongst anabolic steroid users. The Enanthate variant was never developed by the medical establishment, and is at this point in time, exclusively an underground laboratory product. Drostanolone Propionate holds a half-life of 2.5 days, while Drostanolone Enanthate holds a half-life of 10 days.
Drostanolone Propionate: Must be administered every other day at the very least, in order to maintain proper stable blood plasma levels of the hormone. Daily injections are regarded as even more favorable.
Drostanolone Enanthate: With a half-life of 10 days the Enanthate variant of Masteron must be administered twice weekly, with each injection spaced evenly apart from one another. For example, a total weekly dose of 400mg per week would be separated into a 200mg injection on Monday, followed by another 200mg injection on Thursday. Although individuals can still ‘get by’ with a single weekly injection, twice weekly injections are ideal in order to maintain stable and steady peak blood plasma levels.
Expectations and Results From Masteron Dosages
Masteron is a Dihydrotestosterone derivative, which prevents it from being aromatized into Estrogen by the aromatase enzyme. This is the enzyme responsible for the conversion of androgens into Estrogen. Furthermore, Masteron has been found to be a proven moderate aromatase inhibitor, serving to disable the aromatase enzyme and reduce Estrogen levels as a result. Therefore, one can expect very solid lean muscle gains without any water retention, and minimal fat gain/retention (provided the user has accompanied their cycle with an appropriate diet). The primary purpose of Masteron among athletes and bodybuilders is to exert its aesthetic e enhancing effects of the removal of subcutaneous water retention (due to its anti-aromatase and anti-estrogen activity). Masteron serves as a very poor mass builder with its moderate anabolic strength rating. It is best utilized stacked with other compounds, as Masteron itself is not that much stronger than Testosterone, and in some cases may be weaker. However, when stacked with Testosterone or any other anabolic steroids, it serves to contribute a couple of amazing features to any cycle that makes the other compounds it is stacked with more powerful.