Ripped is both anabolic and androgenic injectable steroid, that will promote the increase of strength and musculature, increasing libido in men.
Estrogenic Side Effects
Testosterone Propionate is readily aromatized in the body to estradiol (estrogen). The aromatase (estrogen synthetase) enzyme is responsible for this metabolism of testosterone. Elevated estrogen levels can cause side effects such as increased water retention, body fat gain, and gynecomastia. Testosterone Propionate is considered a moderately estrogenic steroid. An anti-estrogen may be necessary to prevent estrogenic side effects. One may alternately use an aromatase inhibitor which more efficiently controls estrogen by preventing its synthesis. Estrogenic side effects will occur in a dose-dependant manner, with higher doses (above normal therapeutic levels) more likely to require the concurrent use of an anti-estrogen or aromatase inhibitor.
Trenbolone Acetate is not aromatized by the body, and is not measurably estrogenic. This steroid displays significant binding affinity for the progesterone receptor.The side effects associated with progesterone including negative feedback inhibition of testosterone production, body fat gain and gynecomastia can occur. The use of an anti-estrogen is often sufficient to mitigate gynecomastia caused by progestational anabolic/androgenic steroids.
Drostanolone Propionate is not aromatized by the body, and is not measurably estrogenic. An anti-estrogen is not necessary when using this steroid, as gynecomastia is very rare even among sensitive individuals. Drostanolone Propionate as a non-aromatizable DHT derivative, may impart an anti-estrogenic effect, the drug competing with other (aromatizable) substrates for binding to the aromatase enzyme.
Androgenic Side Effects
Although classified as both anabolic and androgenic steroid, androgenic side effects are still common with this substance, especially with higher doses. This may include bouts of oily skin, acne, and body/facial hair growth.
Anabolic/androgenic steroids may also aggravate male pattern hair loss.
Women are warned of the potential virilizing effects of anabolic/androgenic steroids, especially with a strong androgen such as testosterone. These may include deepening of the voice, menstrual irregularities, changes in skin texture, facial hair growth, and clitoral enlargement.
Hepatotoxic Side Effects
Ripped does not have hepatotoxic effects and therefore, liver toxicity is unlikely.
Cardiovascular Side Effects
Anabolic/androgenic steroids can have deleterious effects on serum cholesterol. This includes a tendency to reduce HDL (good) cholesterol values and increase LDL (bad) cholesterol values, which may shift the HDL to LDL balance in a direction that favors greater risk of arteriosclerosis.
The relative impact of an anabolic/androgenic steroid on serum lipids is dependant on the dose, route of administration (oral vs. injectable), type of steroid (aromatizable or non-aromatizable), and level of resistance to hepatic metabolism. Anabolic/androgenic steroids may also adversely affect blood pressure and triglycerides, reduce endothelial relaxation, and support left ventricular hypertrophy, all potentially increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and myocardial infarction.
To help reduce cardiovascular strain, it is advised to maintain an active cardiovascular exercise program and minimize the intake of saturated fats, cholesterol, and simple carbohydrates at all times during active steroid administration. Supplementing with fish oils and a natural cholesterol/antioxidant formula is also recommended.
All anabolic/androgenic steroids are expected to suppress endogenous testosterone production. Testosterone is the primary male androgen, and offers strong negative feedback on endogenous testosterone production.
Testosterone-based drugs will, likewise, have a strong effect on the hypothalamic regulation of natural steroid hormones. Without the intervention of testosterone-stimulating substances, testosterone levels should return to normal within 1-4 months of drug secession.
Note that prolonged hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism can develop secondary to steroid abuse, necessitating medical intervention.
Administration for Men
It is most commonly used at a dosage of 150 – 450 mg (1-3ml) daily. One should also take caution to rotate injection sites regularly, so as to avoid irritation or infection. Injection should be administered intra-muscularly (deep into the buttock or arm) with the insertion angle of 90 degrees.
The positive effects of this drug become most apparent when it is used for longer cycles, usually lasting 5-8 weeks in duration.
Administration for Women
Ripped is not recommended for women for performance enhancing purposes due to its strong androgenic nature and tendency to produce virilizing side effects.