As I’ve mentioned here before, I plan on trying a little testosterone optimization experiment that relies less on actual testosterone and more on trestolone, aka MENT (7a-methyl-19nortestosterone). Based on a lot of clinical data I can extrapolate out what sort of dose to take, what side effects to expect, and what kind of impact it will theoretically have on various things. So here’s my official(ish) log. Probably won’t update daily, but I’ll keep track of what I’m doing, what’s changing, and what adjustments I’m making. This is mostly for my own study purposes and I do not endorse anyone else doing what I’m doing. I have been on trt for 3.5yrs now and I know my body very well. I know what I can and cannot do, and I know my limitations as far as my understanding of the science. The way to avoid hurting yourself is to never believe that you know more than you do. Anyway, on with the show…
Brewed my MENT at 50mg/ml, since that makes microdosing easier. I made enough to last me over a year, but it’s likely I’ll up the dose at some point, for science of course.
Starting very low to assess reaction and tolerance. Last night and again this am at 2.5mg, injected IM using a 29g 1/2” insulin pin, lateral deltoid. Tomorrow will go up to 5mg, which will be my set point for at least four weeks, probably longer.
Test 100mg/w, MENT 5mg/d
Diet and training will remain the same. The goal is to assess any changes that are caused by the MENT rather than calorie intake or added training/cardio.
Test 60mg/w, MENT 5mg/d
Here I’ll be looking to see if I can function comfortably with a very low test dose. I know how 70mg/w feels (shitty) so I set a number even lower. I actually lived at 70/w for almost a month to establish a baseline of misery in order to be able to conduct this experiment. Yes, I’m that much of an asshole that I’d volunteer for discomfort in order to make my study more accurate.
Test 60mg/w, MENT 5mg/d, methenolone enanthate 200mg/w
Here I’ll be monitoring any improvement in DHT-related things. See, MENT doesn’t convert to DHT, so you either get it from elsewhere or you go without it. The majority of the men in the studies did just fine without DHT, so it makes one wonder if we actually need it at all. Not needing it—or only needing small amounts from a low dose of test—would be welcome news to my prostate.
Test at ?mg/w, MENT 5mg/d, methenolone enanthate 600mg/w
This will be my recomp. Last time I tried to run primo the gyms closed, so if they close again three months from now you can blame me.
After that it’ll be back to test 60mg/w and MENT 5mg/d, assuming that I don’t find a need to go higher with the test.
5’7” (doubt that changes )
BF 20%, calipers (guh, fucking Halloween candy; damn you M&M Mars)
Noticeable effects at 2.5mg
Only effect was how much hotter I was at the gym this am. Otherwise it was a normal workout.