Drostanolone-Propionate or better known by its trade name “Masteron” is a Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived anabolic steroid with the Propionate ester attached made existing by the addition of the 2a-methyl group (2a-methyl-dihydro-testosterone propionate.) Developed to treat breast cancer Masteron-Propionate is one of the more effective medications for this purpose, especially when coupled with Tamoxifen-Citrate (Nolvadex) and this alone gives the steroid a bit of a unique nature. Most anabolic steroids that were developed with medical intent are generally done so in an effort to fight muscle wasting diseases but as you can see this is not the case with Masteron. Masteron-Propionate appears to have the ability to reduce estrogen in the body to a degree and as estrogen is the enemy of a breast cancer patient it is very easy to see how this would benefit the individual. While this is a good form of breast cancer treatment it has begun to fall out of popularity in recent years as aromatase inhibitors (AI’s) such as Arimidex have proven to be more effective. While AI’s are definitely more powerful in-terms of overall estrogen control Masteron-Propionate appears to have a way of combating the estrogen conversion of other steroids in the system to a degree and as you may have easily guessed this can prove to be very beneficial as well.
Both mildly anabolic and androgenic and on the low side of mild, its natural makeup does not appear to matchup with its actual functionality; this is not completely uncommon in anabolic steroids, Halotestin comes to mind as it is a steroid that is highly anabolic and androgenic but displays no androgenic effects. In the case of Masteron-Propionate, while very mildly androgenic on paper it can have a dramatic hardening effect on a lean physique and promote greater metabolic activity to a fairly strong degree; not to the degree of Trenbolone in either regard but still fairly decent.
As an anabolic androgenic steroid in the performance enhancing world, while most steroids have a primary role and several secondary natures that can be useful for any cycle (some can serve a primary role for any cycle) Masteron-Propionate appears to be of a more singular purpose anabolic steroid. There is very little use for this steroid in a bulking cycle as it will not add on a lot of size and it will be far from the best choice one could make in-terms of increasing strength and performance; however, for the individual who is looking to get lean and ripped this is one of the better steroids on the market.
The basic benefits of Masteron-Propionate are relatively simple; a leaner and harder physique. It is important to note this level of hardness in-which it can provide will not be of a significant nature if a physique has a thick layer of fat covering it; yes, this steroid will promote fat loss to a degree but it will not on its own make a fat physique ripped to the bone. Masteron is most beneficial when we are already in a lean state, when body-fat is already low; not only will it help unburden you from some of that last hard to lose fat but make the physique harder in appearance than without. To be specific, when speaking of low body-fat and the use of this steroid we’re speaking of 8% or lower with 6% or lower being far more optimal.
While hardness and the bit of fat loss it can promote are two fantastic traits in their own right it is by far hardly the most interesting benefit. By its nature Masteron-Propionate actively inhibits the aromatase process to a degree. No, Masteron does not aromatize in the first place but it appears to weaken the aromatase effect of many other anabolic steroids, such as testosterone. As we have discussed Masteron hardens on its own but it is the anti-aromatase effect that really brings out this trait, for it is the aromatase effect that causes estrogen buildup and it is a buildup of estrogen that can often make a physique soft.
Cycles & Doses:
As Masteron-Propionate is an excellent bodybuilding contest anabolic steroid the majority of who supplement will do so during this period and generally towards the latter half of the contest prep when they are already lean; remember, the leaner you already are the more pronounced the benefits will be. As a Propionate based anabolic steroid there is a very short half-life associated with Masteron-Propionate and to be effective we must administer it on an every other day basis.
Most will find 50mg every other day to be the minimal dosage if the desired effects are to be obtained with 100mg every other day being far more optimal. Yes, you can use more than this but you will rarely find anyone using more than 600mg-700mg per week and more often than not such doses are overkill. For those who choose to use Masteron-Propionate you’ll find it stacks well with most anabolic steroids and common stacks often include items such as Trenbolone, Testosterone and Winstrol.