What is Trenbolone Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate?
Parabolan is a Nandrolone-based anabolic steroid and it is very similar to the famous steroid Trenbolone Acetate. It is in fact the same steroid with a different ester attached to it, which gives it the chemical name of Trenbolone hexahydrobenzylcarbonate or simply Tren Hex. Hexabolan is another brand name of this steroid, but Parabolan is the most widely known and used name.
Compared with the more commonly used form of Trenbolone, Parabolan is a longer-lasting and slower releasing ester which can have some benefits for users who do not like the more frequent injections required of Trenbolone acetate. Besides this difference in the attached ester, the steroid structure itself is exactly the same with both forms of Trenbolone which results in them both having the same effects on the body.
This is a steroid with a number of benefits and some of the disadvantages that you would be familiar with when it comes to steroids. But even if some side effects with Tren Hex can be concerning, it is less likely to cause issues in some of the most familiar steroid-induced impacts with the main one being its lack of estrogenic activity.
This immediately raises the interest not only of bodybuilders with bulking goals, but also physique competitors who are looking for a powerful steroid that will still provide results needed for the competition where using a steroid that induces bloating or any sort of fluid retention is out of the question. So like all forms of Trenbolone, Parabolan is considered to be a steroid with versatile uses and one worth looking at even if gaining huge mass isn’t your primary goal.
Tren Hex was discontinued by its manufacturer over 20 years ago so is now only available to buy through underground labs, which sometimes sell it under varying names. It is generally harder to find and more expensive than the more popular Acetate version of Trenbolone. Like all anabolic steroids, it is not legal to purchase or use Tren Hex in the USA or most other countries.
Parabolan Benefits (Tren Hex Effects)
If you’re familiar with what Trenbolone can do then you can expect very similar results to come from Tren Hex. This is a potent steroid that is significantly more anabolic and androgenic than testosterone itself which comes with both positive and negative effects. Let’s look at the best benefits and effects of Tren Hex:
With anabolic properties measuring five times testosterone, which itself is an excellent promoter of muscle gain, we can expect Parabolan to have exceptional ability to promote gains in lean muscle mass. Because there’s no aromatizing activity, these gains come without water retention so there’s no masking of the weight you’ve gained. Because of the equally high androgenic nature of Parabolan, your gains will contribute to the hard and vascular physique that this steroid is well known for producing.
A lesser-known benefit of this steroid is that it will increase your muscular endurance, which is going to supercharge your workouts. By boosting red blood cell count and IGF-1, more oxygen can get to the muscles allowing them to work for longer and at a higher intensity. This can be thought of as the underlying mechanism in propelling the muscle gains you’ll get with Parabolan.
Parabolan can boost the metabolic rate by inhibiting stress hormones which themselves result in a less anabolic state of the body, moving towards catabolism where muscle is lost and fat is gained. When the metabolism is optimized with suppression of stress hormones, your anabolic level is heightened and this leads to faster and more efficient fat loss. Additionally, because Parabolan binds powerfully to androgen receptors it directly promotes lipolysis – the breakdown of fats. This allows Parabolan to have a direct impact on fat loss, making this a highly useful cutting steroid.
Parabolan is a powerful steroid with a long-lasting, slow-release ester that is very effective at delivering results at moderate doses. The majority of male users will not want the associated risks and severe side effects that can come with using very high doses of this Trenbolone steroid. Rarely will a dose of more than 300mg per week be desirable or useful, with superb results possible at even half that dosage.
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Parabolan Dosage
Most beginner steroid users are unlikely to choose Tren Hex or any Trenbolone steroid as their first choice because this is a steroid that’s much more suited to more experienced users. However if as a beginner you choose to give Tren Hex ago, it’s vital to start at a low dose and evaluate its effects; ideally in the range of 100mg to 150mg weekly.
Intermediate users will be looking at the dosage of 150-200mg weekly, while advanced users can also still achieve exceptional results at 200mg. Some of the most hardcore bodybuilders are known to up their dose of Parabolan beyond 300mg, and even up to 500mg per week in extreme cases but this comes with a significant risk of side effects.
Proper Parabolan Administration and Timing
The long half-life of Parabolan makes this a more convenient steroid to use compared to many others which can require daily injections. The ideal administration is for a twice-weekly injection where you split your weekly dose in half. Some guys will choose to take just one injection per week but you’re more likely to have a drop in blood levels in that case, while a twice-weekly administration gives you the certainty that you can maintain optimal levels without any dip. The most common cycle length is between 10 and 14 weeks.
Female Parabolan Dosage
Like all Trenbolone steroids, Parabolan is powerfully androgenic and even the lowest doses are very likely to result in the development of male traits in female users. Most women therefore will choose not to use this steroid at all. Those who do proceed with a Parabolan cycle need to stop using it completely if any virilization starts occurring, otherwise, the effects can be impossible to reverse.