I don't suppose that many people reading this remember the glory days of 1-testosterone. (I feel old now.) Very briefly, 1-test was an amazing supplement which suffered from bioavailability issues. Taken orally, 99% of what's in the capsule would break down into biologically-inactive 17-keto-1-testosterone.
To make it more effective, Molecular
Nutrition and William Lewellyn (of X-Factor
fame) dissolved 1-test into fatty-acid gelcaps in order to increase bioavailability -- like Andriol gelcaps. Ergopharm
and Patrick Arnold (of THG fame, and much more) developed 1-AD, a very biologically-active 1-test precursor. Avant Labs, lastly, developed a 1-test transdermal lotion, which greatly increased bioavailability...
...All three solutions worked very well, but the general consensus was that the transdermal solution was the most effective. Having tried all three for myself (I was 17 and stupid) I can say the same: 1AD was great and all, but transdermal 1-test was a knockout product. Transdermal delivery systems are probably the best way possible to take non-17aa compounds. (I'm a big fan of transdermal products in general, such as Eviscerate
...Fast forward about 10 years...
Now 17aa designer steroids are very widely available. I'm a big fan. Let's be honest, who doesn't like Superdrol
/Pheraplex/Epistane? But I also like my liver, and I don't want to take too many 17aa steroids for too long. I also like a beer every now and then. So a good non-methylated option would be nice...
...I was then pretty happy to see Trena
zone on the market: It's a transdermal, non-17aa dienolone supplement. (Like tren-xtreme, etc.) I bought a bottle as soon as I heard about it, and just finished it. My thoughts are as follows:
--It is easier to apply than Avant Lab's ONE, RPN's Eviscerate
, etc. It's a clear spray, and dries very quickly. It can irritate mucous membranes and leave a tingly/burning sensation for 30 minutes after application, though.
--Weight gain occurred almost immediately. I gained roughly 10lbs over the course of the bottle.
--Strength gains took about 2 weeks to really kick in, but I came near a lot of AAS-assisted personal records.
--Shoulder pumps were intense - perhaps a bit too much at times. Not as intense as the ones I would get with Dianabol
, but pretty close...
--No androgenic sides that I noticed. No acne, hair growth, hair loss, etc. (But I'm not very prone to androgenic side effects.)
--Libido dropped like a stone. Have a good PCT
--No rash or long-duration skin irritation.
The only other supplement I was taking at the time was ON Pro Complex
-- which is more of a 'food' than a 'supplement', in my opinion.
Diet was rather good -- lots of animal-source protein, fruits and veggies, whole grains. Training was a 5x/week split, mid-volume bodybuilding routine.
All in all, the results are comparable to those you'd get with a decent Superdrol
or Pheraplex cycle -- but without the liver stress. I will say that although I was using it for bulking, and eating a ton, I really feel that this compound might be better for cutting...
This is a VERY solid and versatile product.