What is Trenbolone Acetate (Tren Ace)?
Trenbolone is an extremely powerful anabolic steroid that was originally developed in the 1960’s to increase the appetite and muscle mass of cattle, while reducing their body fat. Trenbolone Acetate is classified as a veterinarian-grade anabolic androgenic steroid and is still commonly used in veterinary medicine today. The trains of the trenbolone hormone are the same with all of the trenbolone compounds; the main difference between them is in the ester attached to the hormone which controls the speed at which the hormone is released. Tren Ace contains a short acetate ester attached to the steroid hormone, leaving it with a half-life of approximately 2 days. This makes it the fastest acting of all the trenbolone compounds, requiring more frequent injections. It has not been approved for use in humans, however, it still remains to be one of the most common steroids used by the most elite athletes, bodybuilders, and powerlifters due it its immense ability to build lean muscle, lose fat, and gain strength incredibly quickly. It is, however, considered a “high risk, high reward” steroid due to the risk of potentially dangerous side effects. Many users of Tren Ace report that they are able to build muscle and gain strength faster than with any other steroid, with the end result being a lean, hard, defined, vascular, and stronger version of your former self.
The trenbolone hormone is a slightly altered Nandrolone-based compound with an added double bond at carbons 9 and 11. These chemical modifications allow for a stronger resistance to metabolism in the body, allowing maximum anabolic performance in muscle tissue. It also greatly increases the binding affinity to the androgen receptor, inhibiting it from aromatizing. It carries an anabolic/androgenic rating of 500/500 and is not recommended for use in women.
The side effects from trenbolone differ widely from those of testosterone since trenbolone is not estrogenic in any way; however, trenbolone is highly androgenic and the side effects can be more dangerous and damaging if not dealt with through proper supplementation with other steroids. Some users may experience no negative effects from Tren Ace, whereas, others may experience acne, accelerated hair loss for those with male pattern baldness, testosterone suppression, high blood pressure, excess body hair growth, and irritability. Thankfully, the common side effects that come with taking high levels of testosterone (gyno, bloating, etc.) are strongly reduced since there are no estrogenic side effects associated with trenbolone.
What is the recommended dosage?
The recommended dosage of Tren Ace varies widely depending on who you talk to. In our opinion, a sensible dosage for most athletes is between 200-800mg per week, divided into equal injections every second day. A typical cycle will last 8-12 weeks, with a maximum of 20 weeks at higher dosages. It is not recommended for female use.
What does Trenbolone Acetate stack well with?
Tren Ace stacks well with just about any anabolic steroid due to its versatility in all aspects of steroid use. Tren Ace is commonly used alongside a testosterone compound, as the two steroids work synergistically to increase muscle building, fat loss, and strength gains. It would be recommended that Tren Ace be used alongside Test Prop as the two steroids have a similar half-life. The quick effects and non-estrogenic nature of trenbolone make it highly desirable in many stacks. It is not usually recommended to mix Tren Ace with Nandrolone as they are both progesterone-based and can cause a buildup of prolactin in the body; however, it may be beneficial in more advanced/long-term cycles. Additions of oral anabolic such as Dianabol, Turinabol, Anavar, or Winstrol with result in extreme size gains. Please note that Tren Ace does not stack well with Anadrol.
In the off season, users generally find a simple stack of Tren Ace and Test Prop extremely beneficial.
During the cutting phase, Tren Ace and Test Prop are again very beneficial, often with a lower dose of testosterone. Additions of Masteron Propionate, Equipoise, Winstrol, and Anavar are also welcomed during this phase.