testosterone propionate – one of the most popular bodybuilding steroids. Designed for the development of muscle mass and strength, but because of the nature of the action, often used in the drying period. Is one of the testosterone esters.testosterone propionate
Testosterone is a molecule that is attached to fibroevoy acid, it determines the pharmacological properties and peculiarities of action of this substance.
• Anabolic activity – 100% of testosterone
• Androgenic activity – 100% of testosterone (high)
• Aromatization (conversion into estrogen) – high (there is a need to antiestrogens)
• Suppression of the axis hypothalamus-pituitary-testes – expressed
• Toxicity to the liver – no
• Reception method – injection
• Duration – 2-3 days
• Detection time – 60 days
The action of testosterone propionate
Specifically initiates transcription of genes, by which modifies the nitrogen balance in a positive way. Increases the level of insulin-like growth factor in the muscles and liver. Causes cell proliferation of satellites in muscular tissue tissues, which occurs at the expense hyperplasia and muscle recovery. It should be noted that all esters have the same mechanisms of action, the difference is activity and the primary focus of the action.
• Increase muscle mass
• Burning fat
• Increase the prominence of
• Improved power performance
• Increase libido
Lowering the level of cholesterol in the blood
• Reduction of risk of cardiac ischemia and coronary disease
Is characterized by short action time. Injections are usually carried out through the day. This is one of the main drawbacks of the application of propionate, compared with its more long-lived analogs, such as enanthate. The second main disadvantage is higher cost compared with the same enanthate. Can be used both on ground and in the drying period. It should be noted that the short effect of the drug may be a plus. The fact that every body is different and responds to medication differently.
There are cases of intolerance to components of the drug (usually the so-called solvent – oil, which contains testosterone), which may be accompanied by allergic reaction. Due to the fact that the drug is rapidly absorbed, allergic reaction (if any), also can pass relatively quickly, causing no serious harm to the health of the athlete. Another feature of the drug is that when properly selected dosages, most athletes do not retains water in the body or these symptoms are minimal. Therefore, testosterone propionate does not cause a sharp increase in body weight by 5-6 kg in a couple of weeks, when using the same enanthate, but typed with the use of propionate muscle mass will be more dry and better. Once ingested, is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, so the work can feel propionate after the first injection. And just as quickly withdrawn. For the above reasons, when working on a lot of athletes prefer enanthate, and propionate is often used during drying. Suitable athletes of all skill levels, from beginners to the most experienced.
Can be the only steroid on the “course”, but the best effect is achieved when combined with other drugs. Beginners to use anabolic agents athletes can be recommended dosage of 50 mg propionate every other day. Usual dose of more experienced athletes from 100 mg propionate daily and above. Be sure to take anti-estrogen drugs such as proviron or aromatase inhibitors in the normal way, starting from the second week to avoid the development of gynecomastia, water retention and other estrogen effects. After the introduction is post-cycle therapy, Tamoxifen is most often used. The output desired reception blocker of cortisol, to keep up weight. Be sure to follow a diet to put on weight and take sports nutrition.
On the drying is well combined with stanazolol, trenbolone acetate, masteron, primobolan and some other drugs. propionate is included in the composition of mixtures of esters of the type testosterone sustanon or omnadren as a binding component that allows you to immediately feel the work steroid.
An example cycle for beginners “chemists” to dry on the basis of propionate:
• propionate 50 mg a day
• winstrol 30 mg a day, starting with 10 mg dose and bringing up to the best in
for 1 week.
• After 6 weeks should be abolished anabolic agents and in 3-4 days to start PCT.
In this course synergetic action of the drugs, meaning that the total effect of their simultaneous use of more than the simple sum of the effects if they were used individually, at the same time decreases the risk of side effects. Some experienced athletes do local injection propionate in a target muscle, e.g., biceps, deltoids, tibia when working on mass however, the effectiveness of this approach has not been proven. Any form of steroid has only resorptive effect, while the local effect on the muscle is missing. If the drugs when administered intramuscularly stimulated local data hypertrophy of muscle cells, it was possible to observe the growth of asymmetric, similar in appearance to the results obtained from the use of synthol.
The side effects of propionate
The most common complaint is pain, irritation and redness at the injection site that is even more compounded by the need for high frequency of their execution. Expressed increased aggression. Side effects of testosterone propionate related to the fact that it is easy to aromatize and turn into estrogen and dihydrotestosterone, as well as any other ester testosterone at high doses can cause:
• Alopecia of the scalp
• Hirsutism (body hair)
• Enlarged prostate (especially at elderly)
• Masculinization (women)
The drug inhibits its own production of testosterone, which is usually restored by the end of the course in 2-3 months. Prolonged courses need to introduce the gonadotropin at 500 IU, 1 time per week, starting with 2. As practice shows, in moderate doses does not affect neither the liver nor the kidneys, nor any other internal
organs. Not recommended for the admission of women, since high androgenic activity.