Formula concentration: 250mg/ml - 10ml per vial
Affinity for conversion to estrogen: Moderate to high
History and basic information:
The creation and rise to prominence of this drug is the same as other esterified forms of this hormone. The primary differentiating factor for this form of the chemical is the addition of a more gradual and longer-lasting chemical delivery agent, known more commonly as an ester. The primary chemical is similar in form to that of its endogenous counterpart.
The addition of the cypionate chemical delivery agent means Testosterone Cypionate has an active life of around 15 to 16 days, as opposed to only a few hours or days with shorter delivery agents. This is, in part, due to the more stable and complex, 8-carbon long, delivery agent, which allows it to be stored in fat cells and slowly release once administered. This means less administrations and a potentially more comfortable period of use.
Below, we discuss the details of how this agent is administered, how long it is often taken for, why it's taken for, and how much of it, in order to obtain the results you’re looking for. All of this should give new and experienced users alike a keen insight into the most common and most efficient ways to use this product.
This drug started out its use in the 20th century as a medical treatment for a number of illnesses that impacted growth and development, as well as muscle development and loss. However, it became popular as an agent used to boost muscle mass and sporting prowess in athletes since the middle of the 1900’s.
As such, the most common use of this product is through a combination of recreational use to improve the aesthetic and competitive use to boost performance and placing in competitive events.
Regardless of its intended use, the administration will be the same. Namely, an intramuscular injection of the solution with a sterile needle and syringe. There are a number of preferred sites where users most commonly administer the agent due to its ease of injection at these sites. These include the lateral deltoid muscle at the side of the shoulder, and the gluteal muscles in the buttocks. This will normally be done once to twice weekly, with sites rotated to avoid excessive soreness or site infection.
The doses, unlike the method of administration though, does differ according to the goals being set out by the user, as well as the user’s experience and gender. Firstly, it should be noted that this drug is not recommended for females.
For the remainder of recreational and competitive users, it will depend on their past experience of using such chemicals, as previous experience can cause an increase in androgen receptors in the body, which the chemical binds to, in order to exert its effects. This greater number of receptors means more of the Testosterone Cypionate is needed to continue progress.
For novice users, amounts of 200 to 500 milligrams each week are commonly used. Meanwhile, experienced users can take around 1,000 to 2,000 milligrams weekly.
The most common length of time this drug is used for is 8 to 12 weeks, but with some users employing it for substantially longer than that. Both the period of use and dose are kept within these ranges in order to obtain the perks of the agent, while minimizing the risk of drawbacks, all of which are reviewed below.
Positive and negative outcomes:
As with any agent on the market, there are both benefits and drawbacks to the use of these products. Understanding both can help you make an informed decision regarding its use and allow you to weight the cost-benefit of their inclusion into your program.
The perks of this formula include:
● Accelerated muscle growth and mass, more so than would be possible from training and high quality nutritional practices alone
● Accentuated recovery from training and competition
● Greater force and power production capacity and work capacity
● Greater red blood cell count
● Greater bone density
Potential drawbacks of this Testosterone Cypionate agent include:
● Estrogen-mediated effects, such as fluid buildup and fat gain with muscle accrual, as well as the possible development of excessive tissue around the breasts, known as gynecomastia
● Increase in heart size and lower blood vessel plasticity, as well as higher blood pressure, all increasing the risk of cardiovascular events
● Androgenic-related events, such as skin problems like oily skin, acne, and faster balding in at-risk users, and virilizing effects in women
● The reduction and eventual cessation of endogenous testosterone production, which will take a while to recover after use of the drug has ceased
While it is important for users to take all of the above-mentioned issues into account, the estrogen-mediated and some of the androgen-related issues can be managed or possibly even prevented with the use of aromatase inhibitors or Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs), and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, respectively.
The final issue listed above will mean there's a need for a Post-cycle therapy regime, in order to accelerate the rate of recovery towards sufficient and adequate levels of endogenous hormone production and help maintain the strides in progress you made from previous cycles, as well as lay a foundation for better outcomes in further phases down the road.
Especially with more seasoned users, Testosterone Cypionate is rarely used on its own. It's not just accompanied with ancillary agents like Tamoxifen, Cookie, Finasteride, or Arimidex(or HCG in the post-cycle therapy regimes alluded to above).
It is also combined with items such as Dianabol, Deca Durabolin, or Equipoise, when the overall goal of use is maximal mass accrual. Although, it should be noted that the combination of these drugs may magnify the risk of some of the above-mentioned adverse effects.
It may also sometimes be combined with Testosterone Cypionate agents like Primobolan or even Trenbolone for more seasoned practitioners, when the goal is more gradual and efficient gains in lean tissue.
|Package||1 vial (10 ml/vial)|
|Substance||Testosterone Cypionate 250 mg/ml|
|Common name||Testosterone Cypionate|