Masteron or ”Drostanolone Propionate” is a very popular synthetic steroid, famous for its ability to enhance cutting cycles. For an already somewhat lean physique, Masteron has the incredible ability to push the physique past the point its able to get to naturally. Like all steroids, this can really come in handy when prepping for bodybuilding competitions.

It really shines in its ability to shed those stubborn body fat areas, and has the added benefit of givng you a cut and dry, ”chisled” look. Its able to do this because Masteron doesn’t casue fluid retention, which sets it apart from most other steroids.

Competive bodybuilders, otherwise very displined lifters are going to get the most benefit out of a compound like Masteron. A strict diet, and concrete cutting goal are what lead to the most satisfied users of Masteron.

In other words: know firmly what it is you’re wanting to acheive, and you’ll get much more out of Masteron than you will simply tacking it onto a stack for the hell of it.

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What is Masteron

Masteron (Drostanolone Propionate) is an exotic androgenic steroid that was initially used as an anti-estrogen.

It works by attaching itself to your body’s androgen receptors, causing them to interact with the other cell parts responsible for producing proteins. This internal process, translates to the after effect of it increasing your anabolic strength quite significantly. Its derived from dihydrotestosterone (DHT) but it has a chemical modification which gives Masteron a higher anabolic rating than DHT has.

These days, bodybuilders and athletes use Masteron for muscle gain, and cutting cycles.

In the early days, this product was developed under the ”Masteril” brand and was popularly used as anti-estrogen. The original prescription was to help cure breast cancer in conjunction with other drugs. Today, since the product influences hormonal systems in the body, this product has become popular among bodybuilders and athletes.

There are two different types of forms of Masteron/Drostanolone Propionate:

  • Masteron Enanthate (Drostanolone Enanthate)
  • Masteron Propionate (Drostanolone Propionate)

Enanthate is more difficult to aquire, despite it having the advantage of needing less frequent injections, due to its longer half-life. Although Propionate is more common, neither of them are easy to get your hands on these days, as United States pharmacuetical labs stopped manufacturing them in years ago. This leaves only underground labs and the black market as the remaining options.

Most who are familiar with steroids are no stranger to this problem, just be aware if you’re inexperienced that care must be taken on your part to ensure the product you’re buying isn’t bad quality (or counterfeit).

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Drostanolone propionate

This is the original form of Masteron, and it is very popular among serious lifters. It’s effective when used as anti-estrogen and anabolic, but when compared to other steroids, it’s not as strong. Regardless, this form of Masteron is effective in helping improve muscle strength. It’s a DHT derivative with an additional methyl group to carbon two positions and a carboxylic acid ester added to the 17beta group.

As a result, the drug is strong and has a slow metabolic effect on the body. it carries a half life of about 2.5 days, far shorter than its counterpart Enanthate. Propionate’s shorter half life/ester, means its cycles are shorter than Enanthate’s are as well. Ideally, you have enough to complete an 8-10 week cycle, and can stack it with something like Testosterone Propionate (this being its most compatible Testoserone ester). Masteron Propionate is also commonly stacked with Trenbolone and Stanzolol (Winstrol)

Drostanolone enanthate

This type of Masteron is of a longer ester and therefore takes a longer time to clear from the body (10 days) than M. Propionate does. With the addition of the Enanthate ester, you don’t have to dose as frequently, but rather take slightly larger doses. This is often soley the reason why many decide on this version.

Typical cycle lengths are 12 weeks with Enanthate. Just like Masteron Propionate is compatible with Testosterone Propionate, so is Masteron Enanthate compatible to Testosterone Enanthate. Add on to these two Trenbolone Enanthate, and these 3 are are VERY effective when stacked together in a cycle

This form also stacks well with Winstrol.

At am absolute bare minimum, Masteron Enanthate should be combined with Testosterone (Enanthate).

Masteron dosage benefits:

Masteron can at times be considered one of the weaker steroids, since it doesn’t pack on mass to the degree that other types of gear do. Just keep in mind however that Masteron wasn’t designed to give you mas, its primary objective is to give you top-tier cutting results. When taken correctly, as outlined in this article, it is extrodinary in helping you acheive this.

To be more specific, here are some of the most popular results and benefits of Masteron reported by its users:

Fat loss

Masteron helps in reducing your body fat percentage, hence allowing your muscles have the 3-Demensional ”pop” look to them. It increases your metabolic rate, which burns more fat for energy use. In doing this, it often gives you an absolute shredded and ripped physique.

Hard & dry look

Drostanolone is effective for hardening your muscles, giving its users a hard and dry look. Most athletes run a cycle to harden their muscles and increase muscle density. With this boost to your muscles, your overall physique is vastly improved upon. Besides muscle hardening, this steroid also stimulates muscle growth by hindering the conversion of testosterone into estrogen.

As a result, your body gathers enough testosterone and uses it to grow muscles.


Athletes and bodybuilders use Drostanolone because it helps boost energy levels and strength sprecially, hence increasing their overall performance. This is true even if they’re not actually working out. Many steroids that increase strength also pack on additional mass. This makes Masteron perfect for those who alredy feel they’ve attained sufficient mass, but would still welcome a burst in strength.

It increases the effects of other steroids

When Masteron is used in conjunction with other types of gear, their combined strength can make them all extremely effective. An example of this is the fact many steroid users prefer stacking Masteron Enanthate with Testosterone Enanthate. Again, these two are VERY effective together.

Masteron has excellent anti-aromatase and anti-estrogen properties. It also is very effective at limitng the binding of Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), which allows the other steroids in your stack to function at their most optimum potential possible. This one feature alone makes Masteron one the best steroids to use alongside other steroids. It would basically be a waste to not take advantage of this built-in side effect.

Lastly, since Masteron is often used as a breast cancer treatment drug, you should know it doesnt come with any dreaded estrogenic side effectss (it doesjnt aromatize). It actually has anti-estrogen components. This being said, combining it with other steroids that do carry estrogenic effects is often a good move, because more often than not it blocks these unwanted effects (from the other compounds).

Masteron dosage

The dosage of this steroid depends on factors such as the type you’re using (see above), the other compounds you’re combining it with, your diet, the length of your cycle and your dosage amount. For the best results, you’ll want to have a specific plan going into the cycle. This of course will rely heavily on your level of experience.

Drostanolone Enanthate is given in moderate doses of usually about 300-400mg./ml.. On the other hand, the Drostanolone Propionate can also be given at lower doses of 50 to 150mg/ml.

Beginners will want to keep their doses to no lower than 200 mgs. per week to see results. Unlike other steroids, even beginners taking Masteron can quickly up their intake dosage up to 400 mgs. a week. 400 mgs. is where you REALLY see the most bang for your buck as far as Masteron’s hardening effect is concerned.

The gap between experienced and inexperienced user is probably smallest with Masteron than with any other steroid (insofar as increasing your dosage is concerned).

Masteron doses generally fall between 300 to 400mg. weekly doses. Masteron is not and should not be considered the ”primary” anabolic steroid in a cycle, as its just not anabolically strong enough to qualify for this title. This is one reason its never necessary to exceed 400mgs. a week, as that’s about where the ceiling is on the dose-to-results ratio.

Female dosage

For athletes and bodybuilders who are women, a dose of 50 to 100mg. weekly is enough to be effective for as long as 4 to 6 weeks. 4 weeks is often even enough, and 6 weeks should rarely if ever be exceeded. Higher dosages and time lengths than these ranges, have previously shown evidence of virilization.

Dosage size and cycle length, in general, are almost always crucial factors for females to consider when it comes to anabolic steroids.

Proper timing & administration of Masteron dosage:

As mentioned earlier, Masteron steroid is in two forms:

• Drostanolone Propionate
• Drostanolone Enanthate

One further distinction between these two is that Masteron Propionate is the only form that’s medically approved, while Masteron Enanthate is only an underground laboratory product.

The specific timing of your Masteron doses, will of course depend on which form you have access to, or have decided to purchase. For example, Masteron Enanthate has a longer half-life ester, and therefore only needs to be injected twice a week. A 400 mg. weekly dose then, should be split between these two weekly doses. While you could choose to just inject once per week at a larger dose, this usually translates to uneven levels of it in your bloodstream. To maintain the most consistent levels one week to the next, its better to split the total weekly dose among 2 injections (ex. Mon. and Thurs.).

On the other hand, Masteron Propionate has a much shorter half life ester. It get in and out of your system much quicker. So much so that most people taking Propionate inject once a day. Dosing once a day is considered normal and optimal for Masteron Propionate, so that adquate levels of the compound will be maintained in your body. Without this, you won’t be getting the intended results from Masteron. If injecting once a day is too much for you, either seek out Masteron Enanthate, or go with another steroid.

Typical Masteron cycles

Using a Testosterone steroid as part of your Masteron cutting cycle, will help towards maintaining your body’s testosterone levels. Without this addition of Testosterone to your cycle, your body’s natural testosterone levels will plummet. This has been proven, more than once. Don’t try to test it. Be smart about this.

You should never just take Masteron alone by itself, without also adding a Testosterone. This is regardless of your experience level, even if its your 1st or 2nd cycle. Always stack Masteron with Testoserone. If you have Masteron Propionate, then take Testosterone Propionate, if you have Masteron Enanthate, then stack it with Testosterone Enanthate. Its very simple.

Beginner cycle

As was just mentioned, even as a beginner you’ll want to be adding the same testoserone ester as the ester you have for the Masteron. Its important that they be the same so that their rate of relase in your bloodtstream is the same. You want the timing/administration of these to be aligned. If you’re new to steroids, just remember that that will almost always be the case by the way (with other steroid esters as well).

How much testosterone? That will come down to 2 prefrences: do you want to utilize the testosterone to get more mass and strength? Or do you just want to take enough so that your natural levels don’t plummet? This part is up to you. With testoserone you always have to keep in mind that high doses of it can bring about aromatization risks, cheif among them being gynocemastia.

Usually those taking testosterone on cycle will have a post cycle therapy regimine lined up (like an AI).
While Masteron’s built-in aromatization effect will help, it might not be strong enough to compete with a gynocemastia onset. If this is a concern, and/or you don’t have access to a post cycle therapy AI, then go with a lower on cycle testosterone dose in the range of 200-275 mgs./week.

The Testosterone and Masteron can be combine into the same syringe and taken together. Beginners should aim for a 12-week cycle of both of these.

Beginners can start the Masteron in low doses of 200-300mgs. in a week. The cycle runs through 12 weeks giving the new users a chance to evaluate how effective this steroid is.

Intermediate cycle

This cycle is tolerable and can deliver much more noticeable results. Intermediates usually start including a 3rd compound, with the most common being Oxandrolone (Anavar). Anavar compliments Masteron’s ability to help you cut very well as its almost always used for this very purpose.

When combing these 3 you can also consider lowering the testoserone dose (ex.100 mg.) as its often used only for support purposes at this point (with the additon of Anavar).

  • Masteron: 400 mg./week
  • Anavar: 50-70 mg./week.
  • Testosterone: 100-200 mgs./week.

This cycle goes for 10 weeks.

Advanced cycle

Since advanced users aim to get the ultimate shredded physique, this advanced cycle example will help them with a more anabolic steroid.

Advanced users usually add Trenbolone to this mix, which allows room for adding a mass or bulking goal to the cycle. Trenbolone and Masteron combine together can transform your physique in ways you never thought possible. The testosterone is still often taken at a support dosage in this advance cycle example (ex. 100 mg.).

Trenbolone, like Masteron, also does not aromatize, but having an AI on hand is still a very wise idea as Trenbolone can often bind itself to your progesterone receptor. If this happens, its possible it could still lead to gynocemastia.

This 10 week cycle breaks down like this:

  • Masteron Propionate: 400 mg./week
  • Testosterone Propionate: 100 mg./week.
  • Trenbolone Acetate: 400 mg./week.

Stacking Masteron

This steroid is a more effective stacking steroid when used with other steroids. Testosterone should be used in a Masteron cycle to help retain natural levels, as Masteron hinders the body’s natural production of it. For best cutting cycle results, Masteron is best can stacked with other powerful cutting steroids like Winstrol and/or Anavar.

What results can I expect using Masteron?

Masteron really shines when it comes to the following 3 areas:

-Overall fat loss.
-Physique enhancement.
-Lack of aromatization = no bloating effects or water retention.

This is asssuming as you supplement the cycle with a proper diet and training regimine.

It must be restated that Masteron works best on those who’ve already acheived low body fat levels, and are just looking to round out an already physically fit physique. An example of this could be a bodybuilder looking to really shred and cut up in the weeks leading up to a competetion. Masteron will not make an otherwise overweight, out of shape person who has poor eating habits, into the opposite. Like many steroids, its best used when putting the finishing touches on an otherwise lean physique. The Masteron will really make it ”pop” more by giving it a more 3-Dimensional look.

To top this all all, its anti-estrogen properties can also rid you of unwanted fluid retention, which is what gives you that dry, cut ”body-hardening” effect.

Side Effects from Masteron Cycle:

Drostanolone doesn’t carry what many consider to be the worst side effects of most steroids, which are related to estrogenic activity (water retention, gynocemastia, to name a couple). This changes however, when additional compounds that do arouse estrogen activity are added. If so, then prepare in advance and know ahead of time what to expect from each steroid.

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A bloated looking face and/or body is often enough to mean the difference betwene a desirable physique and an undesirable one. Masteron rids you of this worry.

Despite this, its still possible to encounter negative side effects as well. Masteron is one of the milder steroids when it comes to these, especially when measured up against more intense steroids, nevertheless please know you may still encounter the following:

Androgenic side effects

This includes effects of the steroid such as baldness and hair loss. This will only be a concern to those with a genetic pre-disposition to baldness and/or hair loss. Other side effects include the onset of acne and oily skin.


Masteron can result in the rise of your bad cholesterol (LDL), while decreasing your good cholesterol (HDL) levels. While on Masteron, it’s essential to keep an eye on your cholesterol levels to be on the safe side.

There are measures you can take that will help with this cholesterol effect:

  • Add or increase your Cardio work in the gym.
  • Avoid Masteron if you have already issues with Cholesterol.
  • Add Omega 3 Fatty Acids to your diet. Keep cholesterol in mind when it comes to your diet.

It suppresses testosterone

This is the case with several types of steroids. Continuous and excessive use of Masteron can even further suppress the ability of your body to produce testosterone naturally. After you stop taking it, it can take even up to a month before your body can start naturally producing testosterone again.

This is why it was stressed up above that Testosterone be added to your Masteron cycle. It does not need to be taken at a high enough dose that you experience additonal side effects (normally seen with higher doses of Test), you only need to include enough that it replaces what your body will stop producing. Unless you just want to take a higher Test dose, it isnt necessary. A low dose of 100-150 mgs. should be enough to serve this purpose.

Any dosage over that is up to you.

Of course, eventually your body will start producing testosterone again, however its a process that typically takes weeks or even months. In the meantime, you’ll want to avoid typical symptoms of low T (physical and mental energy loss, low sex drive, muscle loss, easy weight gain, etc.). A pre-planned PCT protocol (like I discuss throughout this site) will allow you to avoid these undesirable low-T effects.

Masteron is DHT based, and DHT is quite a bit more androgenic than Testosterone. For this reason, its virilization risks are more pronounced, making it among one of the lesser go-to choices for women looking to take steroids. Women taking Drostanolone should keep their doses lower, and keep a close eye on potential virilization effects like growth of body hair, deepened voice, and acne.

Masteron post cycle therapy:

This step is important as it ensures your body’s natural testosterone production is stimulated. You can try out drugs such as Clomid and Nolvadex, which will help testosterone stimulation.

Any PCT regimine you decide to go with, should be based almost entirely around what steroids you used on the cycle. More suppresive steroids will call for a more aggresive PCT regimine.

The number of days at which you start the PCT, shouild also directly correllate with the ester length (half life) of the steroids. As discussed above, the 2 forms of Masteron each carry very different half-lives (Propionate is 2.5 days, and Enanthate is 10 days).

Again the most common choices are usally Clomid or Nolvadex, however if you’re stacking more intense steroids, then it might be worth adding hCg to your post cycle therapy. If so, 2500iu’s weekly, split between 2 doses per week is what’s usually administered (starting the day after your last Masteron dose).

Of course, you’ll want to keep in mind hCg can come with its own side effects (gynocemastia, for example), so also having an AI on hand would be wise.

Common FAQ Related to Masteron:

What are the Benefits of Masteron?

The benefits of Masteron are among some of the most sharply pronounced. Its a drug that’s mostly used as a contest prep compound, since its ability to shred fat and water weight is incredible. A cut, dry, shredded body is usually what poeple are going for when they decide to use Masteron, and very often this is exactly what they acheive when all other aspects are also dialed-in (diet, gym schedule, etc.). The drug’s lack of water retention also greatly contributes to these acheiving these goals.

Can Masteron Be Stacked With Other Steroids?

Absolutley, Masteron is one of the most commonly stacked steroids in existence. The main reason for this being that it has a built-in component of being able to enhance the power of the other steroids you’re also taking (stacking) with it. Its able to do this because it interferes with your body’s ability to bind Sex Hormone Binding Globulin. Its anti-estrogenic effect also contributes to this.

Can A Woman Use Masteron?

Yes they can, however remember women must understand going in that Masteron carries with it higher virilization risks. Short cycles and doses should be strongly considered, with six weeks being the maximum. Even a short cycle of six weeks can result in development of a deeper voice, and growth of body hair. If these effects rear their head, then Masteron should be halted entirely, or at a minimum drastically reduced.

Do I need A PCT with Masteron?

Yes. This is the case with almost every anabolic steroid. Its especially important with Masteron due to its suppression of natural testoserone production. Often its also stacked with addional steroids, several of which have their own ability to suppress natural testosterone. Most PCT protocols following a Masteron cycle include Nolvadex, Clomid, and/or hCg. hCg is generally only added if a particulary strong anabolic steroid is taken on cycle.

What is Masteron used for?

Initially, this steroid was created to help in breast cancer treatment due to its anti-estrogen properties. Today, bodybuilders and athletes use it for cycles and getting that hard, cut and dry look.

Where do you inject Masteron?

It is an intramuscular injection that aims at getting the solution deep into the tissues so that it quickly enters the bloodstream. Larger and stronger muscles such as those in the deltoid, buttocks and thigh are recommended for injection.


The Masteron steroid might not be a strong steroid (relative to some others), however when taken it in conjunction with others, it can REALLY help reduce fat gain and harden your muscles. This and the mild side effects tend to be why most people choose Drostanolone over other options.

If you liked this post, and would like a real, NO-BS info-packed guide on cycling steroids, then grab your digital E-Book copy of ”Straight From The Underground” by John Doe Bodybuilding. This is my #1 recommended underground handbook on EVERYTHING related to steroids. Everything in this book is based on real first-hand experience.

-Mad Max

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