Trenbolone is a powerful steroid that can cause dangerous side effects.
Tren Cough is one of the most talked about side effects.
It comes from the release of lipids that can force constriction in the cardiovascular system and wreak other kinds of havoc.
Many users report experiencing a vicious, persistent cough and it can last up to a minute per attack. Online, those familiar with the matter call it “Tren cough.”
No one has a cogent theory as to what causes Tren cough, though there are several plausible theories floating around.
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Pharmacists developed Trenbolone for experimental purposes; however, the producers intended Trenbolone for veterinary use.
In the 1970s, the cattle industry started administering Finaplix.
Finaplix is a brand name for Trenbolone Acetate, for livestock with the intention of having animals to keep their appetite while they are on their way to the slaughterhouse.
A French pharmaceutical company introduced a Trenbolone version for human use in the 1990s, but quickly removed it from the market.
The US government included Trenbolone on the list of illegal drugs and international sports organizations banned its use.
One of the reasons for Tren Cough is that Trenbolone is extremely potent. It’s 5-times as androgenic as Testosterone, is a wonder at improving protein synthesis and increases the body’s sensitivity to vital growth factors.
It’s a mass-builder; it’s a strength enhancer and it’s actions on growth factors help the body improve collagen synthesis. There is even evidence that Trenbolone can prevent fat deposits from forming (in animal studies).
With this kind of versatility, it’s clear why athletes risk side effects like Tren cough. Federal investigators linked Trenbolone use to BALCO, the sports training organization at the center of so many steroid investigations in professional sports.
It’s likely that BALCO trainers gave baseball players a homebrew version of Trenbolone Acetate that is created by dissolving Finaplix in DMSO.
The Tren cough side effects aren’t the only side effects users may experience when taking the substance. Trenbolone users may experience the common steroid side effects like declining interest in sex and erectile dysfunction.
Men may experience male pattern baldness earlier than usual if they are predisposed to the condition.
Trenbolone Acetate may also cause an unhealthy increase in blood pressure and may raise the levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood stream of consumers.
The combination of these two side effects make Trenbolone a threat to long-term health as well as short-term difficulties.
Some are concerned that Trenbolone causes liver problems, and the cause of these problems may be at the root cause of Tren cough.
Whether it is the homebrew Tren A or the lab produced Tren E, the benzyl molecules used to act as solvents on Trenbolone or to create the Trenbolone that survives in the liver.
There is established evidence that these benzyls and alkyls are hepatotoxic; however, do these substances cause Trenbolone cough?
Trenbolone Acetate is not the only one that causes Tren cough, but it is the most common cause. Other Trenbolone variants (Trenbolone Enanthate and Parabolan) do not usually cause Tren cough though.
Trenbolone Acetate is prepared differently from those other two, using more solvent to break bonds of the veterinary version in the homebrew Trenbolone.
Some surmise that these solvents cause the coughing.
Speculation on the root cause of Tren cough runs rampant in the bodybuilding forums. Some dismiss the benzyl solvent explanation because they experience the cough with other steroids that don’t have the solvent.
Others say that only Trenbolone, and only Trenbolone Acetate, causes the cough because they’ve never experienced it with any other steroid.
Some users report experiencing Tren cough after injection of the steroid.
They describe the cough as a strong, hacking cough that lasts for several minutes, and may continue throughout the day.
Some believe this is a sure sign that the benzyls in Trenbolone Acetate hit the lungs and forces the cough.
That theory makes a bit of sense except that benzyl alcohol is a muscle relaxer and used in some cough suppressants.
Is the Trenbolone molecule itself the cause of Tren cough? Some do report experiencing Tren cough with Tren E as well as Tren A.
However, if you look over several forums that discuss performance-enhancing drugs, you’ll notice that very few report experiencing Tren cough while using Tren E.
Perhaps the answer to the Tren cough mystery lies in the function of Trenbolone Acetate. Trenbolone Acetate increases the activity of a group of lipids called prostaglandins.
These lipids play a role in preventing fat deposits among other things.
While the fat prevention is a bonus for the steroid, prostaglandins also play a role in vasoconstriction and inflammation.
An anonymous steroid expert going by the name Pheedno theorizes that prostaglandins metabolize in pathways that invoke the coughing response, not as an irritant but as a triggering mechanism.
Another theory involves a substance called bradykinin, important to blood pressure regulation and is involved in various circulatory and respiratory functions.
Trenbolone is considered an Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, substances that help with the regulation of blood pressure and is an ingredient in the treatment of many ailments
ACE inhibitors can cause the throat to swell up, too.
The theory espoused says ACE inhibitors and Trenbolone combine to cause Tren cough. None of the other anabolic steroids cause it though, there is not Clen cough, just Tren cough.
Tren cough is a dreaded side effect from taking Trenbolone, and many users report feeling as if they might die.
The cough that is sometimes associated with taking Trenbolone can be quite severe and concerning. The good news though is that Tren cough is not life threatening.
Most people report the cough subsiding within a matter of 30-60 seconds, with particularly bad episodes of Tren cough lasting 90 seconds.
Some residual coughing may occur after the initial coughing fit has concluded. This coughing is not considered life threatening.
All of these theories make sense, but don’t provide any clues on how to prevent Tren cough. Suggestions abound, from holding your breath when you inject, to chewing on ice cubes just before you plunge in the needle.
When taking Trenbolone, there is no way to completely avoid the chance that Tren cough can occur with a particular injection. There are however ways that you can mitigate the symptoms of Tren cough, should it occur.
One recommendation is to add both cardarine and ostarine into your cycle of Trenbolone. While both of these chemicals aid in fat loss and muscle gains themselves, their combination has been found to reduce the Tren cough side effect.
Cardarine should be taken in conjunction with Trenbolone for an 8 week cycle. Furthermore, it has been noted that Tren cough occurs more often when taking Trenbolone Acetate instead of Trenbolone Enanthate.
It is also recommended that you should take a smaller dose of Trenbolone to help avoid Tren cough. Anything below 50 mg/ml is considered acceptable.
A large dose of Trenbolone would be in the 50-75 mg/ml range. At these higher doses, many people report a higher frequency of Tren cough occurring.
If you’re struggling with Tren cough, check the internet for a Tren cough video so you know if you’re suffering from the same thing, they often are good for tips and tricks as well.
No pharmacological researcher is going to take time to research the potential causes of Tren cough since Tren is forbidden for human consumption and there’s no money to be made finding a cause and/or cure.
Is there a cure for Tren cough? Ultimately, the reason why Tren cough occurs is because it is an irritant substance. If you should happen to get Tren in your mouth, it has a spicy burning sensation.
Injecting Tren into your lungs is no different and the chemical produces the same irritant reaction to your lungs which can sometimes cause the extreme coughing episode.
It seems like the chances of getting Tren cough from an injection are purely random and up to chance. Sometimes though with injections, a tiny amount of the oil in the injection is inserted directly into the blood vessel.
Or, it is also possible that the Trenbolone acetate is injected directly into the lymphatic system causing the reaction.
When the body experiences these high levels of Trenbolone in such a quick amount of time, the coughing fit usually occurs.
While there is no cure for Tren cough, it is comforting to know that if the cough occurs on one cycle or injection of the Trenbolone, it does not guarantee that the cough will happen on the next, or even ever again.
The occurrence of Tren cough is completely by chance.
Tren cough is a side effect that is unique to taking Trenbolone. Some theorize this could be because the body is accepting very high doses in a short amount of time.
While it is painfully uncomfortable when and if the cough occurs, generally it is short in duration and has no adverse consequences after the coughing fit has subsided.
What alternative steroids or supplements can I use instead of Tren?
If you are looking for an alternative steroid or supplement to Trenbolone, there is a product on the market now called Trenorol.
This is a safe and legal supplement that is regularly available for purchase. It is marketed as a Trenbolone alternative.
You take this supplement in three easy to swallow capsules before your workout. Because of the method for taking this supplement, Tren cough is not a side effect associated with Trenorol.
The manufacturers suggest that a person taking Trenorol stays on the supplement for 2 months and then takes a week and a half off of the supplement.
Trenorol works by allowing the muscles in the body to hold more nitrogen. When creating proteins, nitrogen is one of the key components. Because of the increased nitrogen, and through it increased protein, you are able to make bigger muscle gains.
Furthermore, Trenorol increases the red blood cell production and allows your muscles to have an increased amount of oxygen in them. This means that you will be able to make gains that are pure muscle without excess water retention.
No one is experiencing Tren cough death or suicide. For now, Tren users will have to consider Tren cough one of the many prices they have to pay for achieving their physique or athletic training goals through chemistry.