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Testosterone Only Cycle of Steroids

How did your body change (every week) when you were on the first testosterone-only cycle of steroids?

Testosterone is one of the most commonly used anabolic steroids. It has proven to be both safe and effective when properly administered. Testosterone for medical use comes in two forms: cypionate or enanthate esters, which are slowly released into the body, and a more rapidly acting testosterone propionate product. The injectable testosterone is oil-based and acts as a carrier agent for the steroid hormones once they enter the body. Testosterone can be administered intramuscularly (IM) or subcutaneously (SQ). When injected IM, effects begin in 5-7 days while SQ injections show effect within 24hrs. Both IM and SQ injections provide a relatively equal release rate; however, IM injections are more painful and will cause more localized irritation.

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Testosterone dosage for an average male is about 250-1000mgs/week. However, testosterone use over 500mgs per week will significantly accelerate the probability of side effects occurring due to its aromatization (conversion) into estrogen by the aromatase enzyme. The principal worry with high testosterone levels is suppressing endogenous production; if you are already producing normal or high levels of testosterone, there is little risk with supplementing additional quantities provided total dosing does not significantly exceed recommended guidelines. It should be noted that users who run heavier cycles may want to include compounds that act as natural testosterone stabilizers such as HCG or Clomid just in case; this is primarily to compensate for the suppression of natural hormone production.

Though testosterone is an excellent bulking agent, many athletes opt to stack it with other compounds to reap more benefits than they would on their own by using it solo. Testosterone’s effectiveness varies depending on what other products are run with it; for example, certain steroidal compounds may reduce its effectiveness or cancel it out entirely, while others might augment the results obtained. As one of the most versatile drugs, testosterone can be combined with just about any other product available successfully. There are several examples of stacks that show some significant effects. Still, some must be used strategically and not all at once due to potentially harmful feedback mechanisms from high concentrations of aromatizing hormones such as testosterone.

Testosterone can be run in conjunction with almost any oral or injectable compound. However, when stacking it, keep in mind that testosterone’s half-life is relatively short. This means you must space your doses throughout the day to maintain stable blood levels; most users opt for an every other day injection pattern which may vary depending on the specific product being utilized. It should also be noted that dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived compounds are often stacked with testosterone due to DHT’s inability to convert into estrogen at a rate comparable to testosterone.

Effect of Testosterone: Best used as a bulking agent. Testosterone is highly effective for increasing lean body mass while simultaneously promoting fat loss if enough cardio is performed. It is a highly potent mass-building agent that provides very few, if any, side effects. In addition, testosterone can bind with the androgen receptor, which promotes increases in muscle size by dramatically increasing nitrogen retention in muscle tissue; this allows for faster recovery after workouts due to increased protein production. The steroid will also decrease subcutaneous water retention by promoting a more positive nitrogen balance. This effect diminishes during post cycle therapy (PCT), but to a much lesser degree than many steroids.

Effect of Stacking: When stacking testosterone, it becomes even more effective because there’s not enough circulating estrogen to promote fat gain; therefore, blood sugar levels remain more stable. It also doesn’t interfere as much with insulin binding or sensitivity. Put simply; testosterone doesn’t pose the risk of aromatizing into estrogen-like many other compounds, which can cause water retention and fat gain; this allows it to be beneficial when cutting as well.

Testosterone Propionate:

  • Length: 3 days (1-2 injection intervals)
  • Effective Dose: 100mgs every 1-3 days (anywhere from 25-100mgs/day)
  • Half-Life: Approx. 48 hours
  • Liver Toxic: Yes, very high amounts in excess of 500mgs per week; should not exceed 200mgs/wk
  • Aromatization Rate: Moderate to High, conversion rate is approx—6% with a correspondingly low level of aromatase activity.

Many consider testosterone propionate to be the best cutting steroid of all time, and it’s easy to understand why; pure testosterone carries a tremendous ability to pack on and preserve lean tissue while simultaneously shredding fat with little water retention. The properties above make it an excellent choice for cutting; however, most users will find that they need to inject the compound every other day in order to maintain stable blood levels throughout the therapy period because its short ester base allows for fast clearance from the system.

Testosterone Undeconate:

  1. Length: 12 days (2-3 injection interval)
  2. Effective Dose: 200mgs every 3 days (75-200mgs/day)
  3. Half-Life: Approx. 15 days
  4. Liver Toxic: Yes, very high amounts in excess of 500mgs per week; should not exceed 200mgs/wk
  5. Aromatization Rate: Low to none; conversion rate is approx. 7% with a correspondingly low level of aromatase activity.

Similar to testosterone enanthate, the testosterone undecanoate version will carry a longer half-life and provide a more even release pattern over time. This means it won’t clear from the system as quickly after injection, but this does come at the expense of slightly increased liver toxicity because large esters such as these take much longer to break down in comparison to short ester forms. Nevertheless, many consider testosterone undecanoate to be the best bulking steroid of all time, and it’s easy to understand why; pure testosterone carries a tremendous ability to pack on and preserve lean tissue while simultaneously shredding fat with little water retention. The properties above make it an excellent choice for cutting; however, most users will find that they need to inject the compound every three days in order to maintain stable blood levels throughout the therapy period because its long ester base allows for slow clearance from the system.

Testosterone Cypionate:

  • Length: 8-10 days (2 injection intervals)
  • Effective Dose: 100mgs every week (25-100mgs/day)
  • Half-Life: Approx. 14 days
  • Liver Toxic: Yes, very high amounts in excess of 500mgs per week; should not exceed 200mgs/wk
  • Aromatization Rate: Low to none; conversion rate is approx. 7% with a correspondingly low level of aromatase activity.

Testosterone cypionate can be an excellent choice for use during cutting cycles because the long ester base allows a much longer acting time, which means it lasts long enough to keep blood levels stable throughout therapy. This will also aid in bloat reduction due to its minimal impact on sub-q water retention. Further adding to its beneficial nature is the fact that it remains highly effective at promoting protein synthesis, making this one of the few steroids able to provide lean tissue preservation without excessive body-fat accumulation.

Testosterone Enanthate:

  1. Length: 8-10 days (2 injection intervals)
  2. Effective Dose: 200mgs every 2 weeks or 300-400mgs/week (100-150mgs/day)
  3. Half-Life: Approx. 14 days
  4. Liver Toxic: Yes, very high amounts in excess of 500mgs per week; should not exceed 300mgs/wk
  5. Aromatization Rate: Low to none; conversion rate is approx. 7% with a correspondingly low level of aromatase activity.

Testosterone enanthate can be an excellent choice for use during bulking cycles because the long ester base allows a much longer acting time, which means it lasts long enough to keep blood levels stable throughout therapy. This will also aid in bloat reduction due to its minimal impact on sub-q water retention. Further adding to its beneficial nature is the fact that it remains highly effective at promoting protein synthesis, making this one of the few steroids able to provide lean tissue preservation without excessive body-fat accumulation.

Testosterone Suspension:

  • Length: 3 days (continuous use)
  • Effective Dose: 100mgs/day or 200mgs every other day.
  • Half-life: Approx. 2 days
  • Liver Toxic: Yes, very high amounts in excess of 500mgs per week; should not exceed 200mgs/wk
  • Aromatization Rate: No aromatization

Testosterone suspension is a highly effective injectable testosterone because it acts very quickly, and its short ester base allows for much more frequent injections. Further adding to this compound’s beneficial nature is the fact that it remains highly effective at promoting protein synthesis, making this one of the few steroids able to provide lean tissue preservation without excessive body-fat accumulation. For these reasons, testosterone suspension would be a good choice during cutting cycles; however, more prominent fast-acting steroids such as Anadrol will be far superior for strength and more significant muscle gains. But when used in smaller doses, testosterone propionate or enanthate could form a good bridge between the two cycles. On a side note, I have injected up to 150mgs/day for extended periods of time with no liver toxicity whatsoever.

Drostanolone propionate:

  1. Length: 2-3 days (2 injection intervals)
  2. Effective Dose: 100mgs every other day or 200mgs/week
  3. Half-Life: Approx. 6 days
  4. Liver Toxic: Low, but still should not exceed 100mgs per week.
  5. Aromatization Rate: No aromatization

Drostanolone propionate is an excellent choice for use during cutting cycles because the short ester base allows much shorter-acting time, which means it does not remain in the system very long, yet its efficiency at promoting protein synthesis makes it one of the few steroids able to provide tissue preservation without excessive body-fat accumulation. When the total weekly dose is kept within 100mgs, this compound’s low liver toxicity can make it an excellent bridging choice between cycles or during PCT. However, because it remains highly effective at promoting protein synthesis, its use should be limited to short periods of time.

Nandrolone Decanoate:

  • Length: 8-10 days (2 injection intervals)
  • Effective Dose: 100mgs every other day or 200mgsa week; not recommended for daily therapy.
  • Half-Life: Approx. 15 days (3 injection interval)
  • Liver Toxic: Low, but still should not exceed 400mgs per week. Prolonged use should be complemented by the addition of 20-30mgs/day of Nolvadex.
  • Aromatization Rate: Does not aromatize.

Nandrolone decanoate is an excellent steroid for use during bulking cycles. When the total weekly dose is kept within 400-600mgs, it can be used similarly to testosterone enanthate, i.e., relatively long-acting, yet able to keep blood levels high enough for efficient protein synthesis throughout therapy. It is also highly effective at promoting tissue preservation and preserving endogenous Testosterone production. Thus, like with most steroids, nandrolone decanoate will suppress natural testicular function, and this suppression may last several months after discontinuance; therefore, we generally recommend the inclusion of exogenous testosterone during therapy. The half-life of nandrolone decanoate is also one of the longest for all steroids, which can make it a problematic steroid to control because blood levels will remain elevated for several weeks following each injection during therapy; therefore, close attention must be given to injection intervals accordingly.

Dianabol:

  1. Length: 3-4 days (2 injection intervals)
  2. Effective Dose: 30mgs every other day or 50mgs/day max.; not recommended as daily therapy.
  3. Half-Life: Hours.
  4. Liver Toxic: Low if used alone, but moderate when stacked with other highly liver toxic compounds such as oxymetholone.
  5. Aromatization Rate: Low.
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Dianabol is one of the few oral steroids with a shorter half-life than other oral steroids. It provides a rapid and profound increase in nitrogen retention and protein synthesis, with the threshold dose being as low as 20mgs per day. Because it has such a short active life, Dianabol is more suitable for use during bulking phases where multiple daily doses can be taken over the course of therapy. Dianabol is quite effective at promoting muscle tissue preservation, but this effect may not be seen to its fullest extent if stacked with other highly liver toxic compounds such as oxymetholone, which itself will be very effective at lowering SHBG levels allowing free testosterone to remain in circulation for more extended periods of time. In addition, because Dianabol has a relatively short half-life, it can also be used with testosterone enanthate in both bulking and cutting cycles. However, the conjugated ester base of testosterone enanthate limits its stacking potential with other compounds to a certain degree.

EQ:

  • Length: 1-2 days (1 injection interval)
  • Effective Dose: 200mgs/week max.; 100mgs/week recommended as maximum dosing for this shorter-acting compound.
  • Half-Life : 3-5 hours.
  • Liver Toxic: Low if used alone, but moderate when stacked with other highly liver toxic compounds such as oxymetholone.
  • Aromatization Rate: Does not aromatize, meaning it does not convert to estrogen.

Equipoise is a unique anabolic steroid. Without question, it is the most versatile injectable AAS available today. It has proven successful in treating severe burn victims, aids patients suffering from muscle wasting diseases, and is currently being studied for its efficacy in treating osteoporosis in women after menopause. However, Equipoise is perhaps best known among athletes for its ability to promote significant increases in strength without unwanted water retention that most other injectable steroids are so well known for producing. Because of this unique characteristic, many athletes use it during cutting cycles when they do not want to deal with excess subcutaneous water retention, which may be present with certain compounds such as testosterone cypionate or boldenone. Equipoise does not aromatize in any dosage and, therefore, will not convert to estrogen in the body. It is also popular among powerlifters because it has proven successful at promoting strength gains without unwanted water retention, making it an excellent choice for raw lifters looking to increase strength without sacrificing dryness during their contest preparation.

EQ:

  1. Length: 2-3 days (2 injection intervals)
  2. Effective Dose: 250mgs each week.
  3. Half-Life : 3-5 hours.
  4. Liver Toxic: Low if used alone, but moderate when stacked with other highly liver toxic compounds such as oxymetholone.
  5. Aromatization Rate: Does not aromatize, meaning it does not convert to estrogen.

Equipoise is a unique anabolic steroid. Without question, it is the most versatile injectable AAS available today. It has proven successful in treating severe burn victims, aids patients suffering from muscle wasting diseases, and is currently being studied for its efficacy in treating osteoporosis in women after menopause. However, Equipoise is perhaps best known among athletes for its ability to promote significant increases in strength without unwanted water retention that most other injectable steroids are so well known for producing. Because of this unique characteristic, many athletes use it during cutting cycles when they do not want to deal with excess subcutaneous water retention, which may be present with certain compounds such as testosterone cypionate or boldenone. Equipoise does not aromatize in any dosage and, therefore, will not convert to estrogen in the body. It is also popular among powerlifters because it has proven successful at promoting strength gains without unwanted water retention, making it an excellent choice for raw lifters looking to increase strength without sacrificing dryness during their contest preparation.

EQ:

  • Length: 3-4 days (3 injection intervals)
  • Effective Dose: 300mgs each week.
  • Half-Life: 10-12 hours.
  • Liver Toxic: Average; may experience a slight elevation of liver values during use which should return to normal once use is discontinued. Maybe more harsh on the liver than Equipoise.
  • Aromatization Rate: Does not aromatize, meaning it does not convert to estrogen.

Trenbolone is without question the most powerful and the most popular steroid used by performance-enhancing athletes. It is a favorite among powerlifters and other strength athletes who use it during contest preparation as its ability to promote dramatic increases in strength enables them to draw out immense power from even their slow-twitch fibers. This characteristic of trenbolone makes it an excellent steroid for improving athletic performance, especially when one’s goal is to become more robust or more powerful. In addition, trenbolone is incredibly versatile as it can be effectively used both as an anti-catabolic agent and as a growth-promoting drug. Athletes looking for rapid size and strength often stack trenbolone with other steroids such as testosterone and methandrostenolone.

Trenbolone:

  • Length: 3-5 days (3 injection intervals)
  • Effective Dose : 75mgs/day (male), 50mgs/day (female).
  • Half-Life: 9 hours.
  • Liver Toxic: Low. May experience mild rise in blood pressure during use which can be negated with regular consumption of high-quality salt. In sporadic cases may cause acne breakouts for a select few sensitive individuals. However, this is highly individualistic and should not prevent anyone from enjoying the benefits of trenbolone’s incredible power.
  • Aromatization Rate: Does not aromatize, meaning it does not convert to estrogen.

Masteron is perhaps the most popular cutting steroid on the market. It has a perfect balance of anabolic and androgenic properties, making it an excellent steroid for developing muscle tissue without the added weight gain which is commonly associated with testosterone. Athletes who are particularly sensitive to water retention may find that Masteron works well as a solo drug during contest preparation. Others will often stack it with other steroids such as trenbolone, boldenone, or even testosterone cypionate. During bulking phases, athletes sometimes use Masteron in addition to testosterone since both are highly active drugs. However, many athletes choose to keep Masteron as exclusively a cutting agent due to its fantastic ability to promote hardness while simultaneously reducing subcutaneous water retention.

Masteron:

  1. Length: 4 days (2 injection intervals)
  2. Effective Dose : 100mgs/day (male), 25-50mgs/day (female).
  3. Half-Life: 6 hours.
  4. Liver Toxic: Low. No liver concerns during use. May cause a slight rise in blood pressure which may be negated with regular consumption of high-quality salt tablets.
  5. Aromatization Rate: High; Masteron is known for being aromatized by the body at a very high rate, which can produce some mild estrogenic side effects such as gynecomastia and water retention. However, these are extremely rare among men who maintain low doses of this steroid and keep estrogen levels under control.

Methyltestosterone is a highly androgenic drug with pronounced anabolic effects. Many athletes in their off-season once used it to promote rapid and significant increases in size and strength (along with a diet, of course). However, due to its hepatotoxic nature, it has fallen out of favor among performance-enhancing athletes. Today, male athletes primarily use methyltestosterone for physique enhancement purposes; it is among the most popular steroids used for this purpose. Methandrostenolone ( Dianabol ) may be more common among women bodybuilders, but it is often too strong for beginners or those sensitive to estrogenic side effects. Thus the milder impact of methyltestosterone makes it a much more popular steroid among women looking for muscle without bulk.

Methyltestosterone:

  • Length: 5 days (2 injection intervals).
  • Effective Dose : 20mgs/day (male), 25-50mgs/day (female).
  • Liver Toxic: High. Methyltestosterone is the only oral steroid that produces significant damage to the liver during use. Therefore, whilst it can be used at any level, it should only ever be run during a cycle of moderate length and preferably not at all if other anabolic steroids or medications already elevate liver values. Proper post-cycle therapy will help to keep this mechanism in check following administration, though.
  • Aromatization Rate: Low; no estrogenic effects are likely or related to this steroid.

Oxymetholone (Anadrol) is perhaps the most potent oral anabolic steroid available. It is also one of the few that remains largely non-methylated, thus making it less toxic to the liver than many other anabolic steroids. Despite being a DHT-derived compound, oxymetholone does not have any affinity for 5AR, hence its relative resistance to inhibition by Finasteride and dutasteride. This makes it unique among oral steroids as well. However, due to its robust nature, bodybuilders often find their gains are not optimal when compared with nandrolone-based compounds, which are generally safer in terms of side effects.

Oxymetholone:

  1. Length: 4-5 weeks.
  2. Effective Dose : 50mgs/day (male), 25-100mgs/day (female).
  3. Half-Life: 8 hours.
  4. Liver Toxic: Low. Oxymetholone does not have a methylated group for liver stress and is generally considered to be the least toxic oral steroid. However, caution should still be taken as elevated liver values are possible during use. This drug is well known for promoting high blood pressure, and it can significantly exacerbate this condition if users already suffer from hypertension or other cardiovascular issues. Many female athletes will run anastrozole in addition to their cycle of oxymetholone to help offset the risk of gynecomastia.
  5. Aromatization Rate: Moderate, although the rate of aromatization is difficult to ascertain with this steroid. Some users claim it converts at about half the rate of testosterone, while others say much more minor. Regardless of individual experience, there are many who report estrogenic side effects when using oxymetholone, even at low doses, so that aromatase inhibitors would be advisable for female use in particular.

Methandienone (Dianabol) is perhaps one of the most popular anabolic steroids ever made. It has been sold under more names than any other drug and remains extremely popular among performance-enhancing athletes worldwide due to its versatile nature and ability to produce rapid increases in strength and size whether used alone or as part of a stack. However, it is not without adverse side effects and can cause painful upset stomachs even at low doses.

Methandienone:

  • Length: 6-8 weeks.
  • Effective Dose : 20mgs/day (male), 5-30mgs/day (female).
  • Liver Toxic: Moderate; although this steroid does cause stress to the liver, many users will be fine as long as they keep dosages within recommended levels. However, liver values should always be checked before use, especially if on other hepatotoxic or orals drugs. Strict post-cycle therapy is absolutely essential with methyltestosterone to avoid severe hepatic damage once service has stopped. Androgenic Side Effects: Strong; this is a potent androgen with a pronounced anabolic effect. Elevated blood pressure, acne, hair loss, and aggression can all be side effects of methyltestosterone administration.
  • Aromatization Rate: Moderate; aromatization is still possible with methyltestosterone but will not be as significant as other steroids. This makes it particularly suitable for female athletes during cutting phases when water retention must be avoided.

Methyltestosterone (Android) is perhaps the oldest steroid on the market today. It was first synthesized in 1935 by German scientists who were looking to create a synthetic form of testosterone that could safely enhance athletic performance without any of the nasty side effects associated with excess levels produced naturally by the body. Methyltestosterone is a 19-nortestosterone (19-nor) anabolic steroid and thus can be classed as such.

Methyltestosterone:

Length: 4-6 weeks. Effective Dose : 50mgs/day (male), 25-100mgs/day (female). Liver Toxic: Moderate; although liver values should always be checked during the use of methyltestosterone, the risk of damage appears to be relatively minimal even at higher doses. However, many female athletes claim they see better results on this drug than with other similar steroids and so will often run it alone without stacking it with another anabolic steroid. Androgenic Side Effects: Strong; this is a very potent androgen with a strong anabolic effect which also causes pronounced androgenic side effects such as oily skin, acne, hair loss, and increased aggression.

Aromatization Rate: Moderate; although this steroid does aromatize at greater than testosterone levels, it will not be anywhere near as problematic for female users. However, caution should still be used if stacking this drug with others that are known to cause high estrogenic activity.

Deca-Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate) is one of the most popular injectable steroids on the market today. It has been manufactured in many different forms since its inception over fifty years ago. It has become renowned in recent times due to its use by many high-profile athletes, especially in the field of bodybuilding, where it is often taken by those looking to build mass and strength. It has no estrogenic activity, so side effects are generally minimal compared to steroids that do have this property. This low level of side effects also makes Deca ideal for female use as well as male despite being one of the few anabolic steroids with pronounced androgenic properties.

Deca-Durabolin:

Length: 12-16 weeks. Effective Dose : 200mgs/week (male), 100-400mgs/week (female). Liver Toxic: None. Androgenic Side Effects: High; although Deca carries a lower virilization ratio than many other steroids, it can still produce noticeable effects such as oily skin and acne. Aromatization Rate: Low; estrogenic side effects are minimal with Deca, so gynecomastia is rare.

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As mentioned previously, Nandrolone-Decanoate is often used in conjunction with other steroids to reduce high levels of estrogenic activity these hormones may create. It also has a long history of use on its own, particularly in females, for promoting significant gains in strength while minimizing the side effects that could accompany stronger, more virilizing compounds. However, Deca should always be used cautiously, especially if stacking with testosterone or potent oral anabolics, which will result in liver enzyme values rising faster than usual during this period. Also, if an athlete is known to have low HDL (the good cholesterol) before use of the drug, Deca should not be used as it can exacerbate this condition.

Anavar is one of the mildest anabolic steroids available today. It was developed in 1964 to serve as a very gentle replacement for testosterone. Anavar binds only weakly to the androgen receptor, making it far less likely than most other drugs to produce unwanted side effects. This makes it highly useful during cutting cycles when estrogenic activity needs to be minimized while retaining more than enough anabolic effect for promoting muscles hardness and density. Despite its many positive features, Anavar boasts impressive stats in strength gain despite its meager androgenic nature.

Anvarol: Length: 8-12 weeks. Effective dose: 40-60 mg/day (males) 20-30mg/day (females). Liver Toxic: Moderate; Anavar is a C17aa steroid. This designates it as having the potential to put added stress on the liver, especially when higher doses are used or combined with other C17aa steroids such as Dianabol. Androgenic Side Effects: Low; Anavar is one of the most androgenically mild steroids available today; even with therapeutic doses, low levels of androgenic activity should be noticeable in most users. Aromat Rate: None; no aromatization should occur with this steroid.

Anavar is one of the mildest anabolic steroids available today. It was developed in 1964 to serve as a very gentle replacement for testosterone. Anavar binds only weakly to the androgen receptor, making it far less likely than other drugs to produce unwanted side effects. This makes it highly useful during cutting cycles when estrogenic activity needs to be minimized while retaining more than enough anabolic effect for promoting muscles hardness and density. Despite its many positive features, Anavar boasts impressive stats in strength gain despite its meager androgenic nature.

Anvarol: Length: 8-12 weeks. Effective dose: 40-60 mg/day (males) 20-30mg/day (females). Liver Toxic: Moderate; Anavar is a C17aa steroid. This designates it as having the potential to put added stress on the liver, especially when higher doses are used or combined with other C17aa steroids such as Dianabol. Androgenic Side Effects: Low; Anavar is one of the most androgenically mild steroids available today; even with therapeutic doses, low levels of androgenic activity should be noticeable in most users. Aromat Rate: None; no aromatization should occur with this steroid.

It would require 10+ Testosterone injections per day, which is unheard of for any man outside of competitive bodybuilding circles who is looking to develop muscle mass or improve athletic performance. For the average individual, even 5 Testosterone injections per day would be an impossible feat without spending all day in a doctor’s office due to the fact that most physicians are simply unwilling to provide this amount of testosterone for any one man.

The problem with these prescription drugs is why they are not available at your local pharmacy. However, it does mean that there is no legitimate medical purpose for them, and since many people do abuse this medication by using more than prescribed, they are controlled substances just like other similar steroids. These medications can be hazardous if misused because they will cause changes in your body chemistry that may lead to severe problems, including heart, stroke, liver problems, kidney problems, and blood problems such as changes to the count of red and white blood cells.

The large esters make Testosterone-Enanthate injectable dosage forms cumbersome for many individuals. For example, one cannot simply walk into a clinic or hospital and ask for an injection of Testosterone Enanthate due to the fact that it requires a highly long needle. The length of the medication may also be problematic for people who do not have a great deal of body fat since the subcutaneous layer offers no padding to help guide the needle through muscle tissue, skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle fascia, tendons, bones, etc. There are no convenient options for this type of individual who wants to take their performance therapy protocols seriously.

Testosterone-Propionate is the shortest ester available today, which makes it desirable for many who are competing in any type of athletic event where athletes feel there may be a possible requirement to provide proof of administration prior to their competition. This includes professional, amateur, and even high school competitions. While this medication is viral amongst bodybuilders, its primary purpose has always been to improve strength and performance so it can be used by almost anyone regardless of age or gender.

There are few side effects associated with Testosterone-Propionate injections when compared to other testosterone forms, including Testosterone Enanthate, Cypionate, Propionate, etc. The reason for this is that because an individual can obtain several weeks’ worth of therapeutic blood plasma levels of testosterone, the liver is spared from processing large quantities of this hormone.

Another advantage to Testosterone-Propionate injections is that they are fast-acting and can be broken down rapidly by the body, so hormones begin working within hours after being injected. This makes it very easy for athletes who desire quick gains during a specific training cycle or phase to use this medication with other steroids, which may not need weeks to reach peak blood plasma levels. This allows athletes to receive faster benefits, especially when using solid anabolic compounds.

Testosterone- Propionate is one of the most popular prescription forms used today for legitimate medical purposes because it has among the shortest half-lives available at only around 36 hours. Individuals who need testosterone therapy but find daily injections difficult can achieve therapeutic blood plasma levels with this medication because it never reaches peak blood plasma levels, which should always be understood when using any anabolic steroid.

There are few esters used in the world of testosterone therapy today that are shorter than Testosterone-Propionate. However, there are other options many might consider viable for their specific needs. One example would be Testosterone- Phenylpropionate, which, while having a longer half-life than Testosterone-Propionate at around 48 hours, has gained popularity due to the fact that it will provide significantly elevated testosterone levels for almost two full days after injection.

Another advantage to Testosterone-Phenylpropionate injections over propionate is that it is made with the longest ester possible, so only one injection per week will be needed to achieve steady therapeutic levels. Testosterone-Cypionate is another example of an affordable testosterone form that comes in long and short esters, has a half-life of around 12 days, and can provide steady therapeutic levels for up to 14 days after injection.

It should also be noted that some doctors routinely prescribe high dosages of Testosterone-Propionate injections to patients who require additional testosterone therapy but are unable to keep up with daily injections. Should severe testicular atrophy occur, this medication might prove invaluable as substantial dosages are most likely required with this particular ester even though they cause extensive liver stress? Athletes might use high doses of Testosterone-Propionate prior to competition for this very reason, but its primary purpose should always be understood as an aid in therapy rather than a means of performance enhancement.

Testosterone-Propionate is not one of the best testosterone forms available because it carries specific characteristics which act against its use. It has among the shortest half life’s possible, meaning it will spread through the body quickly and begin to dissipate just hours after administration. This can result in fast-acting benefits that may lead to rapid gains. However, users will need to inject multiple times per week if they are looking for continuous increases throughout their cycle. Because it is injected so frequently, individuals often find themselves with fewer time weekends due to injections taking place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It is possible to inject twice daily with Testosterone-Propionate, but this might be cost-prohibitive and time-consuming for some who may require multiple injections daily throughout their cycle.

Testosterone-Propionate carries a high risk of estrogenic side effects due to the propionate ester being very similar in structure to the female hormone progesterone. Because it is not known as a potent anabolic steroid, gaining significant mass can be difficult, but lean mass gains are indeed possible, meaning most athletes will find they hold onto more water under the skin than they would like. This particular testosterone form often produces extremely high blood plasma levels after just a few injections, which means athletes need to monitor their health status closely during use.

Positive aspects of Testosterone-Propionate are elementary to control in the sense that it does not aromatize or convert into estrogen, so aromatase inhibitors are not needed. This makes it even more desirable, especially when other options are required during an off-cycle period, but many athletes will find themselves chasing their injecting schedule during heavy PCT while coming off this form. Because of its strength and ability to promote gains faster than most testosterone forms, very high dosages are often seen followed by a long period of time being suppressed prior to use. It is possible for some athletes to get away with using these very high doses due only to one weekly injection per week. However, they run the of continually suppressing their natural testosterone levels.

· Meager price per dosage

· A rapid beginning to action with a short half-life

· A rapid return to homeostasis after administration

Negative aspects of Testosterone-Propionate include:

· Frequent injections needed throughout the week, including weekends

· Higher chance of estrogenic side effects due to propionate ester

· A rapid decline in blood plasma levels once the ester begins breaking down, which may lead to a “roller coaster” effect.