For the full positive effects of Masteron Enanthate to be seen a lean physique will show them best. This means the prime time for this steroid will be during a cutting cycle, and the leaner the individual is the more pronounced the effects will be. For the competitive bodybuilder undergoing a 12-16 week prep, you will find Masteron most commonly shows up in the latter half of prep once a significant amount of fat has been removed. The addition of the Drostanolone hormone may help him lose a little bit of the fat that’s still hanging on but more importantly it will ensure his physique possess the hard look that’s desired.
For the recreational bodybuilder or steroid user, one that’s not going to be as lean as a competitive bodybuilder, Masteron Enanthate is still a good choice for a cutting cycle. You may not end up as hard as the competitive bodybuilder due to not being quite as lean but hardness will appear nonetheless. However, if there is a significant layer of fat coving the body it may be very hard to find any noticeable benefit in terms of hardness and definition. This truly is a steroid that works best when already lean in regards to hardness.
While lean use is the best use for hardening it is not the only use for this anabolic steroid. Masteron Enanthate is a good choice for the athlete looking for a boost in strength and more so than often given credit for. Most steroid users only use Masteron when cutting, when calories are low and strength is necessarily diminished. But for an athlete looking for a boost in strength with little to no weight gain, this can be a solid choice. The athlete should also find improvements in recovery and muscular endurance, and regardless of the end goal recovery and endurance are both invaluable.
We’re then left with bulking use and while any anabolic steroid can be used for bulking Masteron Enanthate is perhaps one of the worst choices. The Drostanolone hormone doesn’t pack the punch needed for significant growth. Some growth may occur especially with a very high dose but there are far better options. There are those that will include low to moderate amounts of Masteron Enanthate in their cycle for the anti-estrogen benefits during the bulking phase, but when we’re talking about a bulking cycle that often includes high doses of testosterone this will not be enough to combat the aromatase induced estrogenic activity.
Masteron Enanthate is a relatively side effect friendly anabolic steroid. There are numerous possible side effects of Masteron Enanthate, but compared to many anabolic steroids it falls into the semi-mild category. Most men will find this steroid to be well tolerated and even with some females. Virilization symptoms can be strong but controllable with the right plan. A female athlete can make good use of the Drostanolone hormone, but she will need to be careful. In order to understand the side effects of Masteron Enanthate and what can be done we have broken them down into their respective categories below.
Masteron Enanthate does not carry or possess any estrogenic related side effects. Gynecomastia and water retention are impossible with this anabolic steroid. Anti-estrogens are not needed due to this steroid’s use but that does not mean they won’t be needed at all depending on the other steroids that may or may not be used with it. In some cases, those who implement a stack that’s not full of heavy aromatizers and who aren’t sensitive to estrogenic side effects may find the anti-estrogenic effect of Masteron Enanthate to be enough.
The side effects of Masteron Enanthate can and primarily surround those of an androgenic nature. The androgenic side effects of Masteron Enanthate may include acne, hair loss in men predisposed to male pattern baldness and body hair growth. Despite a potent binding relationship to the androgen receptor the total androgenic activity should not be extreme and such side effects should not be extreme. If you are predisposed to male pattern baldness this steroid is well known for speeding up hair loss and should be avoided if that is a concern. If you are not predisposed hair loss is impossible.
Important Note: the 5-alpha reductase enzyme, the enzyme that reduces testosterone to DHT, does not metabolize Drostanolone. There is no reduction; it’s already DHT. Because no reduction exists there is nothing to inhibit or block and this means 5-alpha reductase inhibitors like Finasteride will do nothing to combat androgenic effects.
Masteron Enanthate can also promote virilization symptoms in women. Virilization refers to the promotion of male characteristics in women, specifically body hair growth, a deepening of the vocal chords and clitoral enlargement. It is very possible to use this steroid without these issues, although genetic sensitivity will play a role. If symptoms begin to show simply discontinue use and they will rapidly go away. It is when virilization symptoms are allowed to set in that they become a problem and in some cases irreversible.
Important note: Female users of Drostanolone will be best served by choosing Drostanolone Propionate as it will clear the body faster should issues arise.
The Drostanolone hormone can have a significant negative impact on cholesterol. Masteron Enanthate may increase LDL (bad cholesterol) and decrease HDL (good cholesterol). The impact on HDL is often much greater than the impact on LDL. The impact on LDL may or may not be significant. The total impact on cholesterol will not be as strong as it is with C17-alpha alkylated steroids (most oral steroids). However, the total impact can be much greater than compared to steroids like Testosterone or Nandrolone. Elevated blood pressure is also possible but not common.
Cholesterol management is very important when using the Drostanolone hormone. If you suffer from high cholesterol you will want to avoid this anabolic steroid. If you are healthy enough for use, maintaining a cholesterol friendly lifestyle is very important. A healthy diet with plenty of omega fatty acids and one that is low in simple sugars and saturated fats is a good place to start. Regular cardiovascular activity is also important, even if it’s simply taking a walk.
Masteron Enanthate will suppress natural testosterone production. The use of exogenous testosterone in all male Drostanolone users is imperative if they are to avoid a low testosterone condition. A low testosterone condition will carry numerous symptoms as well as it is extremely unhealthy. A standard TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) dose of testosterone is enough to remedy the suppression problem. This does not mean more cannot be used, but at minimum 100mg per week will be needed in most cases.
Once the use of Masteron Enanthate has ended and the hormone along with any and all other steroidal compounds has cleared the body, natural testosterone production will begin again. Pre-use levels will not return overnight; it will take several months for this to occur. Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) plans are generally recommended in order to boost production and increase the odds of recovery.
Important note: Natural testosterone recovery assumes no preexisting low testosterone condition existed before the use of anabolic steroids. It also assumes no damage was done to the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular-Axis (HPTA) due to improper or irresponsible anabolic steroid use.
Masteron Enanthate is not toxic to the liver and cannot cause damage or stress to this primary organ.