Testosterone is the primary androgen in the body that controls growth, development, and function of male sexual organs and characteristics.
Testosterone Cypionate is one of the most well known testosterone steroids, with a capacity to act faster in the body compared to other kinds of steroids. It is an injectable and is not available in an oral form meaning that it reaches the bloodstream faster and its effects can therefore be seen faster.
Testosterone Cypionate is a fat burner, and this is the reason it is one of the most favored by bodybuilders and athletes. Its ability to burn fat is phenomenal and you will not need much of adjustments in your diet and exercise regime to see the difference. It is also good at reducing the catabolic hormones that waste the muscles of the body. It increases the number of red blood cells in the body and this means a lot more power to the muscles of the body. You need to exercise more to benefit from the full effects of Testosterone Cypionate.
Testosterone Cypionate is effective if taken at 200mg – 1000mg per week. You can cycle it for 10 weeks to see great bodybuilding rewards.
You need to control your intake of Testosterone Cypionate to prevent the side effects of aromatization. As for the side effects of aromatization, Virilization will occur in women and gynecomastia in men. Women will develop male characteristics, like the deepening of the voice, which may go as far as the enlargement of the clitoris. As for gynecomastia, the development of breast tissue in men is permanent and can only be removed by surgery.
Most common side effects of having a lot of estrogen in the body include water retention, which may reduce your levels of endurance in sports and other physical activities. You may experience an increase in blood pressure and acne when used for a along time.
Testosterone Propionate is the most common anabolic hormone that there is and is also considered the most basic. Due to this, bodybuilders often consider it the base steroid to most all cycles. Testosterone Propionate is both anabolic and androgenic in nature. Users of this steroid will notice a dramatic gain in muscle size and strength, as well as an overall sense of well being and increases libido and sex drive.
Testosterone Propionate aromatizes very easily and therefore estrogen buildup and side effects can become an issue for users sensitive to these problems or those choosing to use a high dose of this compound. Therefore, when using Testosterone Propionate, bodybuilders often choose in incorporate an anti-estrogen such as Anastrozole, Proviron, Tamoxifen to help keep estrogen related side effects to a minimum. Extremely sensitive users, or users using very high doses (800-1200mg) might find that stronger anti-estrogens such as Letrozole or Exemestane are more suitable. Androgenic side effects such as oily skin are also possible while taking Testosterone Propionate.
Testosterone Propionate use will quickly shut down the body’s natural production of the hormone, thus making a proper PCT plan essential for restoring the body’s natural function and maintaining gains as best as possible after use of the steroid has been discontinued. At cycle’s end, bodybuilders often choose to use a combination of Clomid, Tamoxifen, and HCG for a period of 3-4wks in order to restore pituitary gland and testes operation quickly and effectively.
Woman bodybuilders often use Testosterone Propionate to build mass, although of course the dosage is significantly less than what males would use due to the possibility of masculizing side effects.
The male bodybuilder’s dosage of this steroid would typically be in 400-1200mg per week range and cycle duration would be from 8-20 weeks, depending of course on the goals of the athlete. Women typically see desirable results from doses of 50-100mgs per week.