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Trenbolone Review: Amazing or Dangerous Steroid?

Updated June 24, 2020
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The following is my trenbolone review, based on what I’ve experienced talking to tren-users and consulting some of the best doctors in the world regarding this powerful steroid.. I’ll list all the pros and cons I’ve noticed (as well as other possible interactions) from taking this steroid.

Trenbolone in the bodybuilding world is regarded as one of (if not the most) powerful steroid on the market today.

Trenbolone can be used when bulking to build huge amounts of muscle and strength. And it can be used on a cut, to increase fat burning and help keep you looking BIG.

Trenbolone is known to be 5x more anabolic than testosterone.

Trenbolone is a controversial, with some people complaining that it’s a harsh steroid, whereas others say this is just a myth…and it actually isn’t any worse than other compounds.

After doing much research reading about people’s experiences/reviews on trenbolone, I’m going to list the common effects a user will face when taking tren…both the good and the bad!

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Here we go, my ultimate trenbolone review:

Trenbolone Pros

  • Insane Strength
  • Huge Muscle Gains
  • Full/Pumped Muscles
  • More Ripped

Insane Strength

By this I don’t mean ‘Oh, your strength will go up a lot’.


I always become as strong as an ox when I’m on tren.

Another user said he added 90lbs to his bench press on tren, and fast! (1).

The reason why tren is one of the best steroids for rapid strength increases, is because it’s super anabolic (high test) and it’s super androgenic (high DHT). Both of these male hormones have a dramatic impact on how much metal you can lift.

Huge Muscle Gains

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This ones pretty straightforward. If you use trenbolone whilst bulking you’re going to have ridiculous gains.

One user said he was taking trenbolone and testosterone together and was wiping the floor with his buddy in the gains department who was taking testosterone and deca.

…and deca is a pretty nifty bulking steroid.

Rich Piana also described trenbolone as an “amazing steroid, that changed (his) body enormously. Harder, leaner, vascular and grainy”.

Full/Pumped Muscles

Trenbolone removes water retention located outside the muscle cell and draws it inside, making your muscles become fuller and look constantly pumped (in and out of the gym).

Ps. if you’re planning on doing supersets whilst on tren…

  1. You’re a brave man.
  2. Get ready for some crazy-ass pumps!

More Ripped

Because tren shifts water from outside the muscle and relocates it INSIDE the muscle cell, your muscle tone and definition will increase A LOT.

You’ll also become noticeably more vascular as there is less water inbetween your veins and skin.

This is pretty nifty if you want to look ridiculously aesthetic on a bulk…and you happen to hate water retention (the bad kind).

Also if you’re bulking and plan on overeating, but want to keep your six pack abs visible, tren could make this happen.

…Assuming you’re mildly overeating, instead of adopting a Super Size Me diet.

Trenbolone Cons

  • Increased Blood Pressure
  • Hair loss
  • Insomnia/paranoia/anxiety
  • Less endurance (affects cardio)
  • Tren cough, affects the lungs.

Increased Blood Pressure

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Like other steroids, trenbolone will spike your blood pressure. So if you ARE going to use trenbolone, make sure you have healthy bloods before you start your cycle.

The reason why blood pressure increases on tren is because it raises testosterone levels A LOT. As a result, your LDL cholesterol levels will rise…yep, the bad kind.

…Which then causes your BP to shoot up.

As a result of this change, your actual body temperature may also increase. This is why you can feel warmer and begin to sweat more than usual (particularly in the night).

Aka tren sweats.

Because your blood pressure rises on tren, it also makes endurance-based exercise/cardio more difficult, as your blood isn’t flowing as efficiently.

Hair Loss

Some tren users report some form of hair loss whilst taking trenbolone. I didn’t notice anything personally. However one user (who did) claimed that 80% of it came back after his cycle finished, so this is mostly a temporary side effect.

If you’re very protective of your hair and would hate to see your hair recede or thin; get your hands on a DHT blocker like. However, this may reduce your gains somewhat as your DHT levels won’t be as high.


It is likely you’ll experience some form of insomnia, anxiety or paranoia at some stage on tren. To understand how negatively this will affect you all depends on what you’re like normally.

If you’re an anxious wreck or have bipolar disorder – stay away from tren.

If you’re a pretty normal dude, these mental effects are only likely to be mild; making tren very manageable.

Insomnia can also happen on trenbolone due to the steroid stimulating the nervous system, causing you to be more alert and have racing thoughts in the evening.

Tren cough

And last but not least, the most famous trenbolone side effect of all – tren cough.

This is common when you inject tren acetate and it hits a blood vessel, causing you to uncontrollably cough for around a minute. This is only a temporary side effect and soon passes.

Trenbolone Review Summary

The main 2 side effects of trenbolone are high blood pressure and negative thoughts (mental).

If you can manage both of these potential implications, you’re likely to be one of those guys who loves and swears by tren.

However, if you’ve got mental issues or have had a heart attack in the past, don’t kid yourselves – as your experience is likely to be a negative one.

This is a hugely powerful steroid that can get you ripped AND jacked…it’s just whether you can handle the side effects or not. From my own experience, tren’s side effects do seem a little over-exaggerated in general. However, tren affects each person differently, so extreme caution must still be used.

I think if the wrong person takes tren, life can become an almost living hell. But if you’re a pretty healthy/mentally stable guy, side effects aren’t much worse than other AAS (assuming you’re not overdosing or abusing).








O’Connor M.D, Thomas (2018), America on Steroids: A Time to Heal. Cheshire, CT: Metabolic Promotion LLC. pp. 103-106.

Llewellyn, William (2011), Anabolics. Jupiter, FL: Molecular Nutrition. pp. 525-533.

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