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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Tren

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If you have never cycled Trenbolone (Tren) before, but you are keen on trying this androgenic-anabolic steroid (AAS) out, you might want to learn a thing or two about what you are getting into.

First off, Tren is a very powerful anabolic steroid and not one for beginners, so if you have never used steroids before, you might want to consider other options first instead of jumping straight into cycling Tren.

In this post, we explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of Tren use, just so that you make an informed decision on whether or not to run a Tren cycle or stack today. Note that the information here is strictly anecdotal evidence provided by a host of intermediate and advanced level bodybuilders from around the world.


The Good Side of Trenbolone

We start by highlighting the good points of a Tren cycle as experienced by bodybuilders.

Lean Muscle Mass

The first thing you need to know is that Tren promotes lean muscle mass which is a big plus for any bodybuilder.

Trenbolone increases your exogenous testosterone levels which starts off a chain of anabolic events that leads to you gaining muscle mass, but without the problem of water retention.

Tren will stimulate IGF-1 and HGH hormone production while increasing nitrogen retention which then stimulates protein synthesis in your skeletal muscle tissues to boost muscle growth.

Increased Bone Density

Another reason why you might be open to cycling Tren is that it is capable of increasing your bone density by stimulating collagen production.

Collagen is essential to your bone density and with the boost in collagen production due to your use of Trenbolone, you can expect to encounter fewer incidents of bone-related injuries, especially during your weight training sessions.

Collagen also strengthens your bone and muscle cartilage, ligaments, and tissues, so in addition to not being susceptible to bone injuries, you will also be less vulnerable to major muscle injuries.

However, it is advisable that you eat right and maintain proper form whenever you execute any strength training routine.

Fat Burning Benefits

Fat burning is something that you can gain from cycling Tren. Trenbolone is known to stimulate the central nervous system (CNS) and boost adrenaline production in the process which leads to a heightened metabolic rate.

As your metabolism goes through-the-roof, you will experience a rise in your core body temperature, a state known as thermogenesis.

When this occurs, your body reacts by stimulating your sweat glands to produce more sweat as a way of cooling-off and reducing your core body temperature.

The result of the continual rise and drop in body temperature is lipolysis or fat burning.

Performance enhancing Gains

Tren can boost your overall athletic performance by stimulating your red blood cell production and in effect boosting the volume of oxygenated blood that flows through your skeletal muscle tissues.

The benefit of this is that the build-up of fatigue causing lactic acid in your muscle tissues will be sluggish, allowing you to lift more repetitions of weights or even lift heavy if you want to.

But apart from increased stamina, Tren can also boost your strength and energy while also enhancing your cardiovascular fitness and conditioning.



The Bad Side of Trenbolone

Before we proceed, it is important for you to note that Tren, like any other AAS, has side effects, but the degree of severity or otherwise of these side effects will differ from person to person.

There are several reasons why the side effects you experience while you are on a Tren cycle may differ from that of another user, and this is mainly due to the following;

#1. Physiological Makeup:

Our genetic makeup differs and some people may be more genetically predisposed to experiencing Tren side effects than others.

#2. Cycle Length:

The longer your Tren cycle lasts, the more susceptible you are to side effects.

#3. Dosage Plan:

Bodybuilders that run a Tren cycle with a high dosage plan are more likely to experience harsh side effects in comparison to bodybuilders on a low to moderate Tren dosage plan.

#4. PCT Protocol:

Post-cycle therapy is essential to helping kick-start your endogenous testosterone production which is suppressed when you are on a Tren cycle.

Your PCT protocol will also help in providing hormonal balance while preventing and/or resolving the side effects of hormonal imbalance like the estrogenic side effects of gynecomastia.

You should use anti-estrogens like Nolvadex and Clomid during PCT to help restore your endogenous testosterone production and reduce the level of estrogen hormone in your body.

Elevated Heart Rate and Heart Palpitations

Trenbolone is known to stimulate the CNS into producing more adrenaline which in turn can cause you to experience an elevated heart rate and/or heart palpitations.

This may not be anything serious for the average bodybuilder, but if you have a history of heart issues like ventricular hypertrophy, then cycling Tren may be bad for your heart and overall health. Adding a high Tren dosage plan to the mix could potentially be cardiotoxic and lead to fatal consequences.

High Blood Pressure

If you suffer from high blood pressure, you should know that Tren can adversely affect your blood lipids.

In this situation, you have two options, you could either avoid using Tren or you could take steps to regulate your blood pressure while on a Tren cycle.

For the latter, you could boost vasodilation by engaging in moderate-intensity cardio workouts 3 to 4 times a week while maintaining a ketogenic (keto) diet to help reduce your blood sugar levels.

You can also improve your cholesterol ratio by supplementing on 4 grams of fish oil daily while you cycle Tren.

If you implement the steps mentioned while you are on a Tren cycle, you should be able to normalize your blood pressure.


There is an erroneous belief even amongst experienced bodybuilders that Tren is not hepatotoxic in nature because it is an injectable steroid.

The reality is, your liver plays a vital role in the elimination of Tren from your body. From experience, Tren is known to raise both the AST and ALT enzymes in the liver, but the level of such a rise will differ from person to person.

Injectable Tren can increase the workload on your organs (liver and kidneys) in eliminating the compound from your body. Overtime, this could cause a strain on your organs since they could be overworked.

Also, if you suffer from a liver condition, then the rise in your AST and ALT enzymes could potentially be dangerous to your health.

On the other hand, Metribolone (methyltrienolone) which is the oral form of Trenbolone can be highly hepatotoxic and can have a direct impact on the liver.

However, you can reduce the hepatic strain from your oral Tren cycle by implementing an intermittent fast while also taking liver protection medication like TUDCA, Samarin, and LIV-52 during your Tren cycle.




The effect of Trenbolone use on your kidneys should not be underestimated. Many bodybuilders on a Tren cycle have claimed to experience a rise in their blood pressure along with diuretic effects which causes them to experience symptoms of dehydration including dry/cotton mouth.

So even though Tren is an injectable steroid, its impact on your organs can be felt. To mitigate against dehydration, it is necessary for you to consume lots of water when you run your Tren cycle.

You should drink a minimum of 2.5 liters of water daily should suffice in order to maximize your renal health. It is so advisable that you watch your sodium intake limiting it to less than 2,300 mg daily.


The Ugly Side of Trenbolone

For the ugly side of Tren, we have to point out the effects that it has on your respiratory system, sleep quality and mental health.

Tren Cough

Have you ever heard of Tren Cough?

Well, this is a condition that affects roughly about 20% of bodybuilders on a Tren cycle. These bodybuilders experience a rather violent, dry coughing sensation when on a Tren cycle.

Tren Cough is a condition that arises from the vasoconstriction of a person’s bronchus muscular wall. While this condition is not life-threatening, it can raise some concerns, as many bodybuilders say that they tend to panic and their anxiety levels rise whenever they experience a tightness in their chest due to their Tren Cough.

Apart from the discomfort that comes with a Tren Cough, the condition can be quite embarrassing to the average bodybuilder, especially when they are out in public space.

Poor Sleep Quality

By stimulating your CNS and raising your adrenaline levels, Tren is capable of adversely affecting your sleep quality leading to insomnia in some users.
This is especially true when a bodybuilder takes his Tren dose in the evening.
The domino effects of poor sleep quality and insomnia to your overall health cannot be overemphasized, as it can adversely affect your immune system leaving you susceptible to a host of opportunistic infections and diseases.

Mental Health Concerns

Many bodybuilders have claimed that their mental health takes a turn for the worse when they use Tren. Some bodybuilders experience irritability, a high sense of insecurity, paranoia, and roid rage when they cycle on Trenbolone.

In extreme cases, there are bodybuilders that experience suicidal and homicidal thoughts.
However, it must be emphasized that bodybuilders with no history of mental illness can cope better with the possible mental health challenges that could be brought about by a Tren cycle.

But for those individuals with a history of mental health issues, using Trenbolone could prove to be a big mistake, as their mental health symptoms could be aggravated with serious consequences.




It must be said that Trenbolone is a versatile, potent AAS for intermediate and advanced level bodybuilders looking to gain lean muscle mass and burn body fat in the process. Tren will also boost your performance enhancing gains by raising your stamina, and strength levels.

However, it must be mentioned that Tren use can cause testosterone suppression which left unresolved can lead to a series of health issues.

Also, Tren can have a negative impact on your sleep quality and mental health while Tren Cough is something that most bodybuilders say they dislike about Trenbolone.

But all-in-all, the good of Trenbolone outweighs the bad and ugly, especially if you are physically and mentally healthy before trying out a Tren cycle, and you implement a PCT protocol that helps to restore your natural testosterone production while also bringing stability to your hormonal functions.

If you want more information about Trenbolone and how a Trenbolone cycle or stack can be useful to your bodybuilding goals, feel free to contact our free coach for tailored advice today.

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