has recently become very popular on the underground market, and with
good reason. It gained a cult following in the 80ís when it was
available pretty widely, but then gained even more of a cult following
when it was pulled from the market. As
with most other steroids (Trenbolone
comes to mind), when it becomes unavailable, it also becomes highly
desirable. And for the better part of two decades, it was
virtually unavailable to the average athlete; except for the times when
it was counterfeited. Back then, this stuff was available in is 50mg/ml
ampules with either 1-2mls per amp (or 2ml vial). Back then, even when
it was reasonably available, it was unreasonably expensive. Still,
expensive or not, it may
be the most effective injectable steroid in the world to use in a
cutting cycle. Only Trenbolone comes close, but the
possible side effects with Tren (Tren-cough, sexual dysfunction, etc..)
make Tren a distant second in my book.
Masteron is a
derivative of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
with an added
2a-methyl group. As with any DHT derivative, it is structurally
incapable of conversion to estrogen and progesterone. Masteron
is unique as it is one of the rare anabolic
steroids that is not clinically used for weight gain. Itís
never used for treatment of anemia or wasting diseases like Cancer or
AIDS. Masteron is clinically treating certain forms of breast cancer 
at which it is reasonably effective. It has, however, been
largely replaced by third generation Aromatase Inhibitors such as
However, in at least one study, Masteron & Tamoxifen
outperformed than Chemotherapy with regards to producing immediate
objective responses from patients 
Itís actually a weak
anti-estrogen, and thatís where a lot of its ďhardeningĒ properties
probably come from, and why itís so useful in precontest cycles. If you
arenít using a lot of aromatizable drugs (and are using them in low
doses), then Masteron may actually be the only anti-estrogen you need.
actually interact with the aromatase enzyme to inhibit aromatization
(conversion/metabolism) of other steroids into estrogen.
Additionally, Masteron seems to be able to interact with estrogen at
the receptor site.
personal level, I really like Masteron
. I have found it to
be a more potent androgen than it appears on paper. The relatively low
anabolic and androgenic ratings that it has donít really do it justice.
Androgens of this type seem to be able to produce the hard quality look
prized by competitive Bodybuilders. They also promote lipolysis (fat
loss), and aggression.
Masteron stacks well with testosterone,
and typically I like to stack it with something with a similar ester
length. One of my favorite cycles included Masteron, Nandrolone
(Phenylpropionate), and of course Testosterone
Propionate. Trenbolone and Equipoise
are popular additions to cycles including Masteron, as is Testosterone
(always a must) and Anavar. Sometimes Winstrol
is used instead of Anavar,
to keep costs down.
The minimum dose
with Masteron is typically 100mgs/EOD (Every Other Day), with a maximum
of 600mgs per week being used. Iíve found my own ideal
dose to be in the middle, at about 500mgs/week. Unfortunately, all good
things come at a cost, and Masteron is no different. On average, itís
going to run between $50-$75 per 10 ml bottle, at a typical
concentration of 100mgs/ml.