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Topical anti-androgens protect against Trenbolone?

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2011/03/18 12:34:54 (permalink)

Topical anti-androgens protect against Trenbolone?

Do you guys think topical anti-androgens e.g. spironolactone protect against Trenbolone?  I read that spiro and other topical anti-androgens block conversion of testosterone to DHT at the scalp which- if my understanding is correct- would render them useless against tren since tren doesn't convert to DHT (but itself still binds to the receptor causing hair loss)?
 
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    Re:Topical anti-androgens protect against Trenbolone? 2011/03/18 16:12:25 (permalink)
    I didn't find tren bad on my hair at all mate, if i'm honest proviron is the worst thing for me for shedding but luckily it usually stops as soon as i stop the proviron and it's not at all noticeable to anybody but me.

    Nothing else really touches me.

    If your hair means that much to you then fork out for finasteride or proscar, whatever they're called. Play it safe, if it's not a major issue then run the gauntlet.
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    Re:Topical anti-androgens protect against Trenbolone? 2011/03/19 09:08:04 (permalink)
    Thanks for the thoughts, doink. As for finasteride, I do use propecia but from what I understand, it wouldn't protect against DHT derivatives because finasteride blocks conversion of test to DHT. So if the drug is already DHT (or derivative), then finasteride wouldn't help. So I was hoping a topical might have a different mechanism of action, but I think the same principle would apply to spiro and other topicals(?)
     
    Anyway, it's interesting that Tren didn't affect your hair. Concern about losing hair is the only thing that's kept me from using it all these years.  I've always used test enanthate, and it never caused me to lose hair. But deca caused me some hair loss. go figure..  
    post edited by ChrisM - 2011/03/19 09:49:46
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    Re:Topical anti-androgens protect against Trenbolone? 2011/03/21 01:16:07 (permalink)
    You're right, a 5AR inhibitor wouldn't stop tren affecting your hair. You'd need an actual anti-androgen. Not a good idea unless one exists which only blocks androgens from receptors in the scalp.
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