This injectable steroid is a mix of three different testosterone esters and a smaller portion of estradiol, a female sex hormone. The testosterone composition of Estandron is similar to that found in Sustanon but contains one less testosterone substance (Testosterone decanoate). Like all other injectable testosterone compounds Estandr6n is also extremely suitable for a rapid build up of strength and muscle mass. It is highly androgenic and has a distinct protein -improving and anti-catabolic effect.
Estandr6n also improves the body's ability to regenerate; it lubricates joints by storing fluid in the connective tissue, and it increases the glycogen level n the muscle cells. Why in the world are estrogens included in a steroid compound whose main component is the male sex hormone testosterone? The answer is simple: Estandron's target group is not men but women. The steroid developed by Organon Company is a combination of androgens/estrogens which in school medicine is used in the treatment of climacteric disorders (various physical conditions occurring in women in menopause) and of osteoporosis. The antagonistic (contrasting) sexual effects are distinct.
To get the facts straight: the estradiol included in Estandron neutralizes the androgenic effect of the three testosterone esters, thereby reducing or avoiding androgenic-caused masculinization symptoms in women. This is a combination which offers bodybuilders advantages and disadvantages. The advantage consists of the fact that women who do not want to give up the performance-enhancing characteristics of testosterone but, at the same time, who show a sensitive reaction to the androgenic component, can achieve good gains without too much worry about virilization symptoms. The same is true for men who may experience acne, hair loss or a prostate condition when taking additional testosterone. In these cases the estradiol in the com-pound is able to counteract these conditions.
Since small amounts of estrogens are also anabolic and in particular stimulate blood circulation, this could also be one of the reasons why Estandr6n gives its users an enormous pump and a considerable increase in mass. Another positive aspect is also the fact that estrogens reinforce the storage of calcium in bones.
Unfortunately, the estradiol mixture can lead to the formation of edemas and weight gain in both sexes. This results in excessive water retention and the risk of formation of subcutaneous fat deposits with increases in the dosage. A considerable risk of gynecomastia in male bodybuilders is also present. Competing bodybuilders and athletes who, because of testosterone injections, grow very rapidly should stay away from Estandron. Further, the endogenous testosterone production is reduced considerably and the blood pressure often rises as well.
The dosage for male bodybuilders usually lies between 3 and 5 ml/ week. In order to minimize androgenic-caused side effects some "delicate" men combine Estandron with the milder and predominantly anabolic steroids and achieve quite satisfying results. An example might be an intake of 3 ml Estandr6n/week and 200 mg Primobolan Depot/week or 200 mg Deca-Durabolin/week. Those who would like to gain body mass as quickly as possible and who do not care about its consistency or quality, will be satisfied by taking 5 ml Estandr6n/week, 200 mg Deca-Durabolin/week, and 30 mg Dianabol/day. Women are usually content with 1-2 ml Estandron/ week. Most female bodybuilders achieve good gains and losing their femininity while taking 20 mg Winstrol tablets/day and 1-2 Estandron/week. One ampule sells for $10 - 12.