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Trestolone (MENT): What Is It?

By November 28, 2017 No Comments

Those serious about bodybuilding tend to do things that those who are recreational about it don’t do. One of those things, as you can imagine, is use anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids have been shown to increase muscle mass with users. A oldie, but goodie, anabolic steroid seems to be making it’s way back onto the bodybuilding scene. That anabolic steroid would be Trestolone aka MENT (7alpha-methyl-10-nortestostrone). With studies indicating that Trestolone is 10x more effective than Testosterone [source: Iron Magazine], it isn’t surprising to see this making a comeback on the bodybuilding scene.

History of Trestolone

Trestolone, developed in the 1960s, was not developed initially to treat muscle wasting. The research-based pharmaceutical company known as Schering had interest into Trestolone for the purpose of male birth control and hormone replacement therapy (HRT). During their investigation of METN, it was discovered that it was ideally suited for the muscle building process.

Trestolone (MENT) Makeup

Trestolone belongs to the 19-nor family of anabolic steroids. The formal name for MENT is 7-alpha-methly-nortestosterone. Typically the 19-nor family of steroids causes sexual dysfunction in males. This is where MENT differs. MENT does not contain the same negative side effects you get from Nandrolone or Trenbolone in terms of erectile disfunction.

MENT is the only steroid today that is capable of maintaining normal male sexual behavior. This is the main reason MENT was looked at for male birth control. It limits the production of sperm by suppressing spermatogenesis, but does not limit the sexual functionality of a man.

MENT has a very strong binding affinity to the AR receptor. Research shows that it is far greater than that of Testosterone. With that, it does have a strong ability to aromatize which can be detrimental to your muscle gains (estrogen can be nasty when trying to gain size).

A unique factor about MENT, according to TigerFitness.com, is that it does not bind to the sex hormone binding globulin (which means if it did bind to SHBG it could not bind to the AR receptor). MENT is free to bind to the androgen receptor and elicit the benefits you’d want from an anabolic steroid.

Another unique factor about MENT is it is incapable of binding to 5-alpha-reductase and cannot convert into DHT. The reason for this is the makeup of Trestolone on the carbon 7 of the molecule.

A concern for many steroid users is the effect on the male prostate. MENT is favorable in this area as research has shown that it has a lesser effect on the prostate as compared to Testosterone. This reduces the potential risk of prostate issues later in life.

Trestolone (MENT) and Muscle Gains

According to a research study conducted in 1992, “the ability of 7 alpha-methyl-19-nortestosterone acetate (MENT) to increase the weights of the ventral prostate and seminal vesicles of castrated rats was 4x higher than that of testosterone, while its effect on the weights of bulbocavernosus plus levator ani muscles, was 10x that of testosterone.” (Endocrinology. 1992 Jun; 130(6):3677-83.) In other words, it is more effective than Testosterone.

We wouldn’t agree that MENT is 10x stronger than Testosterone. We would not expect those results in humans. We actually know two subjects who tested MENT, and here are their results:

MENT bottleSubject A
Cycle: Trestolone Acetate MENT 10mL 50mg/mL
Dosage: 50mg EOD (every other day)
Weight Gain: 6lbs
Strength Gains: Noticeable

Subject B
Cycle: Trestolone Acetate MENT 10mL 50mg/mL x2
Dosage: 50mg EOD (every other day)
Weight Gain: 9lbs
Strength Gains: Noticeable

Both Subject A and Subject B noticed lean weight gains. Their appetite increased. Their libido increased. Their ability to perform the sexual functionality of a man did not diminish. Due to the ability of Trestolone to aromatize, both subjects used an aromatase inhibitor every other day.

Trestolone (MENT) Dosage

There has not been a lot of studies done on Trestolone. Trestolone Acetate is an injectable anabolic steroid. Below you will find the dosage of Subject A and Subject B:

Trestolone Acetate (MENT): 50mg every other day
Anastrozole (AI): .75mL every other day
PCT: end of cycle

Final Takeaways

It is no longer a secret that Trestolone works, and it works well. More and more people within the bodybuilding community are electing to use Trestolone over the likes of Testosterone due to it doesn’t not bind to the SHBG, it is free to bind to the AR receptor and provide great gains (more-so than Testosterone). They also use it because it does not limit sexual functionality and is safer for the prostate.

Another reason more and more people within the bodybuilding community are using Trestolone (MENT) is because of the availability of the substance through research companies. The vast majority of these research companies do not require you to prove that you are a researcher. Thus, almost anyone can get it.

Finally, we do not recommend the use of illegal anabolic steroids. Steroids do have a place in this world to help prevent muscle wasting, fight disease, HRT, etc, but we cannot stand here and tell you everyone should race out to buy steroids and get as huge as possible.

We wrote this article to help educate you on Trestolone, one of the “safer” anabolic steroids. If you do experiment with steroids, we recommend you be safe about it. Get blood work, use an AI and always, ALWAYS use a PCT.

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