What is Parabolan?

Trenbolone Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate 

Parabolan is probably known as one of, if not, the most potent muscle building steroid on the market. Yet, you may never have heard of it. If you have heard of it, it is likely to be more of a myth then being able to get your hands on it.

The hexahydrobenzylcarbonate ester is similar to Test E in terms of its release. There is an initial spike within the first few days which then starts to decline over a couple of weeks. Most users will inject Parabolan twice per week to keep levels stable.

Parabolan is an ester of tren, so it has an androgenic and anabolic rating which is 5x higher than testosterone. Even so, users rarely report estrogenic side effects while on cycle. However, managing progesterone can be a whole other issue. 

Parabolan is rarely found on the steroid market, even if manufactured by UGLs. It is the only form of trenbolone which has ever been available as a pharmaceutical-grade medicine and actually used in a medical setting.

Dating back to the 1960s, Parabolan has had a brief stint in being prescribed for medical purposes. Bought to the market by Negma, France. Negma stopped producing Parabolan in 1997 and it would be very rare to find any other companies manufacturing pharmaceutical Parabolan.

New users can expect to see significant gains in strength across all lifts and huge increases in lean muscle mass, hardness and definition.

Parabolan does have its downsides, though. It can have negative impacts on mental state and many people report little to no appetite while on cycle.

Androgenic Rating: 500

Anabolic Rating: 500

Negma Parabolan Steroid
Parabolan by Negma

Parabolan

Parabolan is often supplied in vials of 76mg per ml, replication the pharmaceutical dose. 

It is rarely available, yet batches manufactured by UGLs do often filter their way through.

How much does Parabolan cost?

Parabolan is one of the most expensive esters on the market. Thanks to its rarity and cost of raws it is even unlikely what you are buying is Parabolan and not just tren enanthate in a fancy Parabolan package.

An average price range for purchasing from an underground lab can be from £55 per 10ml vial up to £80.

What Does a Parabolan Cycle Look Like?

Parabolan is usually used by athletes who are after gaining strength or lean muscle. The effects Para has on the muscle and ‘look’ of a person make it the perfect drug of choice for someone in a cutting phase or pre-competition.

Para is usually run for around 12 weeks, maximum. It should be noted, though, not many people can tolerate the negative impact on appetite and mental health tren users often report. 

Typically, Parabolan cycles run at around 150mg to 210mg per week. This is enough to see significant gains in strength and size.

As already mentioned, Parabolan is rare to come across, yet people who have run it do often compare it to the likes of Trenbolone Enanthate. So, any cycle suggestions can be identical to that of tren e.

As with anything to do with performance-enhancing drugs, not everything works for everyone. It is important to listen to your body and see what works for you. 

Beginner Parabolan Cycle

Weeks 1 – 12

  • Monday 1 x 250mg test / 1 x 76mg Parabolan
  • Thursday 1 x 250mg test / 1 x 76mg Parabolan
  • AI (Aromatise inhibitor)
  • Weeks 12 – 14 PCT

More Experienced Parabolan Cycle

Weeks 1 – 12

  • Monday Monday 1 x 500mg test / 1 x 100mg Parabolan
  • Thursday 1 x 500mg test / 1 x 100mg Parabolan
  • AI (Aromatise inhibitor)
  • Weeks 12 – 14 PCT

Advanced Parabolan Cycle

Weeks 1 – 12

  • Monday Monday 1 x 500mg test / 1 x 150mg Parabolan
  • Thursday 1 x 500mg test / 1 x 150mg Parabolan
  • AI (Aromatise inhibitor)
  • Weeks 12 – 14 PCT

How To Inject Parabolan

For a step by step guide on how to safely inject Para please see this article ‘How to inject steroids safely’.

Parabolan tren cycle
Parabolan by Genesis

What Are The Side Effects of Parabolan

Any drug can have side effects and steroids are no different. Side effects of Para can come in various forms and are usually more prevalent for people who run continued length cycles or use more substantial doses.

Side effects from steroids can affect the cardiovascular system, estrogenic and androgenic.

When using anabolic/androgenic steroids, it is essential to understand the risks associated with the use and also how to minimise the chances of them occurring. 

It is important to note that not everyone will experience side effects from steroids. It is essential to know and understand the risk associated with them, though. 

We can break down the side effects of Parabolan into the following subjects;

  • Estrogenic side effects
  • Androgenic side effects
  • Cardiovascular side effects
  • Hepatotoxicity
  • Natural testosterone shutdown
  • Mental

Androgenic Side Effects Of Parabolan

Parabolan, even though it is an anabolic steroid, also has a strong androgenic rating. As such, side effects can be more pronounced on cycle than many other steroids.

Parabolan, much like tren, can cause large breakouts of acne, especially on the back, oily skin and increased growth in body and facial hair. There is also the possibility of progesterone increasing which can cause gynecomastia.

Parabolan is also notorious for effecting sexual intimacy in men. Many users report softer erections or the inability to climax while on cycle.

Estrogenic Side Effects

Technically speaking, Parabolan isn’t aromatized by the body and doesn’t raise estrogen levels. However, when running alongside testosterone or another compound which can aromatize progestional side effects can become much more pronounced, which can lead to similar side effects.

Progestional side effects of trenbolone can include water retention, an increase in body fat and gynecomastia. The rise in progesterone is also related to the inability to climax and softer, or weaker erections.

If you suffer from these effects using compounds such as Cabergoline can help to reduce and stop them.

Cardiovascular Side Effects

Although using tren users do not often report much water weight. The additional weight gained in short spaces of time and can result in added strain on the heart and organs.

Tren hexahydrobenzylcarbonate can be considered to be notorious for affecting cholesterol levels by reducing HDL or ‘good cholesterol’ and increasing LDL ‘bad cholesterol’. This shift, over time, can result in the hardening of the artery walls and higher levels of fat in the bloodstream leading to strokes, or heart attacks if left unchecked and untreated.

The increase in muscle mass and weight can also lead to higher blood pressure which can again, affect the heart and kidneys.

Running tren hydro can also affect your blood ‘thickness’. 

It is highly recommended for anyone thinking about running a cycle, or who has already run one to get blood tests done at least every three months. This not only allows you to know what is going in regards to your health but also make any necessary adjustments before starting.

Does Parabolan affect the liver?

Trenbolone of any ester is generally unlikely to cause liver damage. It is important to note, though, with its strong androgenic and anabolic rating it has been noted that trenbolone esters do have a stronger resistance to being broken down in the liver.

High dose cycles or prolonged cycles could push liver markers beyond normal levels.

Natural Testosterone Shutdown 

Using any form of steroid will lead to the suppression of your natural test production. This often returns after the cycle has stopped. In rare cases or when users have been on cycle for prolonged periods, people can be shut down permanently or suffer from low testosterone levels for many years.

PCT ancillaries such as HCG can help keep the testes stimulated and producing natural testosterone. It is usually taken as a part of a PCT (post cycle therapy).

Parabolan Mental Side Effects

Many users report the side effects of using trenbolone esters, Parabolan included. Feeling depressed, anxious and on edge. It has been noted that users can feel quite ‘emotionless’ and ‘distant’, with people reporting feeling back to ‘normal’ after stopping the cycle.

If you suffer from pre-existing mental health conditions it may not be a good idea for you to use any ester of tren. If you decide to use it any way you should monitor your day to day thoughts and state of mind to judge whether you should continue to use or stop. 

Benefits of using Parabolan

  • Notorious mass and strength builder
  • Unbeatable lean muscle gain
  • The only pharmaceutically manufactured form of Tren ever created
  • Increase in muscle density and hardness
  • 5x more potent than testosterone

Conclusion

Trenbolone is often referred to as the ‘king’ of steroids and it has earned that reputation over and over again. Nothing comes close to the strength gains and levels of muscle density, hardness and lean growth.

A lot of people assume because Parabolan was manufactured, firstly, by a pharmaceutical-grade that the quality and power of it would be much more suited for use, with fewer side effects occurring.

Unfortunately, anyone running it is still likely to see side effects associated with tren esters. Furthermore, it is unlikely any UGL would actually be manufacturing Parabolan due to the costs involved, you are fare more likely to have Trenbolone Enanthate labelled up as Parabolan.

 

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