Sustanon 250, as previously mentioned, is simply a Testosterone product whereby it is a blend of different esterified Testosterone variants in a specific proportion. It has also been previously determined that Sustanon 250, as a Testosterone product, really conveys no major advantage over other single Testosterone ester types and may in fact be less than optimal for bodybuilding and athletic performance/physique enhancing purposes. Testosterone itself is a highly versatile anabolic steroid in the manner in which it can be used both in terms of Sustanon 250 doses as well as the cycles it is run in.
It is important to remember that Testosterone is an aromatizable anabolic steroid, and so it stands to reason that Sustanon 250 dosages for the purpose of physique and performance enhancement are always without a doubt high enough to undergo various rates of aromatization into Estrogen. The higher the Sustanon 250 doses become, the greater the amount and rate of aromatization results. Therefore, it is highly advised that Sustanon 250 users utilize at the very least mild/moderate doses (depending on individual sensitivity) of an aromatase inhibitor while on cycle. This will be further explained in detail later on, but it must be mentioned early enough in order to establish awareness for the potential user.
Testosterone is always considered to be the base compound of any anabolic steroid cycle, for several different reasons:
1. The use of Testosterone in every single cycle is always absolutely necessary. During anabolic steroid cycles, endogenous production of natural Testosterone is almost always suppressed and/or shut down. The use of exogenous Testosterone is always necessary to maintain normal physiological function in the absence of proper endogenous Testosterone levels.
2. Testosterone is the only anabolic steroid that without a doubt can be used on its own, and it frequently is used solitarily by many athletes and bodybuilders. The reason for the ability of solitary use is related to the first point made above.
3. Testosterone is one of the most versatile anabolic steroids in terms of its dosing schemes and its manner of use in cycles. It acts as an excellent bulking and strength agent, an excellent mass building compound, and can also be utilized effectively for cutting cycles and fat loss phases.
Medical Sustanon 250 Dosage
It has been mentioned already that Sustanon 250 was originally designed and intended for use in medical application, specifically for the treatment of Testosterone deficient hypogonadal males. For the treatment of hypogonadism (or any condition resulting in Testosterone deficiency), the original medically advised Sustanon 250 doses called for a 250mg administration every 3 weeks. The very infrequent administration protocol is due to the previously explained property of Sustanon 250 whereby it will provide varying release rates and half-lives due to the blend of four different Testosterone ester types. Recall that Sustanon 250 will provide an immediate release of Testosterone over a 24 – 48 hour period (due to the short estered Testosterone variants in the mixture, such as Testosterone Propionate and Testosterone Phenylpropionate). Following this immediate release, the rest of the Testosterone is to be elevated for a period of approximately 21 days.
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Sustanon 250 Dosages
There unfortunately exists very little flexibility for Sustanon 250 doses between the three tiers of users (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). Beginner Sustanon 250 doses are in the range of 300 – 500mg weekly, which is also the standard beginner dose of any and all Testosterone cycles and this dose range should be sufficient enough to provide some dramatic gains even on the lowest number in the range given. Intermediate users will generally make excellent progress from 500 – 750mg weekly of Sustanon 250. Advanced users will make excellent progress from the same dose range as intermediate users, and should rarely find the need to rise above this range (especially considering advanced users tend to utilize other anabolic steroids stacked with Sustanon 250). In any case, advanced Sustanon 250 doses tend to be in the range of 500 – 1000mg weekly, but it is important to be aware that higher doses of any anabolic steroid is not the definition of an advanced user. Often times, excessive anabolic steroid doses will lead to increased incidence of side effects and bodily harm. Very high and excessive doses are quite plainly abuse and not responsible use.
Being a Testosterone product, Sustanon 250 use as a primary anabolic in a cycle is not always necessary, and this has been touched upon lightly earlier in this profile. Often times, users (mostly intermediate and advanced users) will stack other compounds with Sustanon 250 (or any Testosterone product) and desire that only those other compounds exhibit the primary anabolic effects in the cycle. As a result, Sustanon 250 doses in this case are relegated to what is known as TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) dosing schemes. The idea with running Sustanon 250 or any Testosterone product at TRT doses is to simply mimic the level of Testosterone that the body endogenously produces naturally, so as to maintain the proper normal physiological function that Testosterone provides while the user’s natural Testosterone production is shut down as a result of the anabolic steroid use in the cycle. The acceptable TRT dose range for Sustanon 250 or any Testosterone product is 100mg per week.
Female Sustanon 250 Dosage
Sustanon 250 is not recommended for females due to the strong androgenic nature of Testosterone. Instead, female athletes looking to use anabolic steroids should look elsewhere to the less potent androgenic anabolic steroids in existence. Sustanon 250 is used medically for females for the purpose of facilitating female-to-male transgender transformations. Sustanon 250 is the compound of choice for this purpose because of its strong ability to produce virilization and masculinizing effects in women. The very slow and varying release times of Sustanon 250 are also unsuitable for female athletes seeking to use anabolic steroids without a large risk of virilization.
Proper Administration and Timing of Sustanon 250 Dosage
For the athlete and bodybuilder, Sustanon 250’s disadvantages in comparison to other single Testosterone ester type has been outlined several times now. This disadvantage is due in large part to the fact that there is very little control over the varying release rates of the different Testosterone esters within the Sustanon 250 blend. Therefore, any user willing to utilize Sustanon 250 will find they are disposed to having far less control and management of half-lives, and proper dosing. Nevertheless, for the purpose of physique and performance enhancement, Sustanon 250 doses must be administered approximately every 7 – 10 days instead of the medical guidelines of once every three weeks. Some have even favored administration of Sustanon 250 dosages once every 3 days, as the reasoning behind this is that of the use of short-estered Testosterone variants in the blend. This applies to all tiers of users, and it is necessary to administer Sustanon 250 dosages 1 – 2 times weekly with the administrations evenly spaced apart in order to ensure the most stable blood plasma levels, and that there are little to no rapid peaks and valleys in blood plasma levels.
Because the majority of the Testosterone esters in the Sustanon blend are of a long-estered nature, all Sustanon 250 cycles must be run longer, in the range of 10 – 12 weeks. This is due to the longer esters affecting the half-life and release rate of the drug to favor slower blood plasma level increases, resulting in a longer period of time required for optimal blood plasma levels to be achieved.
Expectations and Results From Sustanon 250 Dosages
Sustanon 250, being a Testosterone product, suffers from the issue of aromatization which has already been discussed (and will be further expanded upon when Sustanon 250 side effects are covered). Therefore, without the use of an aromatase inhibitor, one can expect a large amount of mass gains accompanied with water retention. This is usually preferable to those who do not mind the additional water gain, and this is usually associated with those who wish to utilize Sustanon 250 in bulking and strength gaining cycles. Sustanon 250 can also be utilized for lean mass and cutting cycles, but only with the use of an aromatase inhibitor in order to control Estrogen production as a result of aromatization. Without the addition of an AI, water retention and possible fat retention/gain will present itself.