Sustanon was developed and manufactured by Organon and it was in the early 1970s that it entered the market. The idea behind it was to provide a preparation of Testosterone that would have an advantage over single esterified Testosterone products in a medical and clinical setting. The idea here was also that of convenience, as Sustanon 250 requires more infrequent injections than does Testosterone Propionate or Testosterone Suspension, for example. What is interesting to note is that Sustanon 250 was never approved for use or sale in the United States, but Sustanon 250 remains a very popular drug on the international market. Sustanon 250 is most likely one of the most popular Testosterone preparations in use by bodybuilders and athletes. It was commonly thought that this was the case due to misconception that its more potent than single esterified forms of Testosterone, but this is not true. Esters attached to different anabolic steroids only affect the half-life and release time of whatever anabolic steroid they are bound to. In the case of Sustanon 250, there are four different esterified types of Testosterone to be considered – but Sustanon 250 is no more ‘potent’ of a Testosterone product than a straight Testosterone Enanthate preparation, for example.
The real true and primary reason for its popularity among athletes and bodybuilders is instead the amount of steroid one is getting for the money spent. A blend of four different esterified Testosterone variants is considered a great value for the money spent in comparison to the purchase of a single esterified Testosterone variant. However, over the years this price difference has not proven to be extremely advantageous over other forms of Testosterone. The sheer truth of the matter is that Sust 250 was not developed for athletes and bodybuilders, but instead with medical application in mind, and it is therefore an optimized product for those requiring medical treatment from it. The idea with this product was to provide patients with a far more convenient and comfortable dosing schedule where administration of the drug is concerned. Many patients prescribed it need only to worry about an injection every 3 – 4 weeks. As a bodybuilder or athlete, this is very unrealistic seeing as though athletes and bodybuilders would require injections of this product weekly, and blood plasma levels of Testosterone as a result would end up peaking to the same levels in the same amount of time that any other type of Testosterone product would end up doing. Therefore, the perceived benefits of Sustanon really do not apply to bodybuilders or athletes, or to individuals looking to use it for the purpose of performance/physique enhancement.
The properties of Sust 250 is what one would expect from any Testosterone preparation. It is important to remember that Sustanon 250 is simply only Testosterone with a mixture of different release times. Therefore, the typical properties and effects are exactly what any expectations would be from Testosterone.
Testosterone is literally the original anabolic steroid, produced naturally within all humans and most animal species. It is considered the safest anabolic steroid one could use, due to the fact that it is the hormone that each individual’s body already produces, already uses, and is already accustomed to. Therefore, the use of Testosterone for the purpose of performance and physique enhancement is simply the equivalent of introducing more of a hormone into the human body that it already manufactures and uses.