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An Introduction to Testosterone Cypionate
Testosterone cypionate is one of the many synthetic versions of testosterone. It is the second most popular testosterone variant after another synthetic version, Testosterone enanthate. It is usually delivered to the body in the form of an oil-soluble intramuscular injection. In powder form, Testosterone cypionate is creamy white with nearly no odor. It is stable in air and dissolves in alcohol, vegetable oil, ether, and chloroform but does not dissolve in water.
Testosterone cypionate is basically esterified testosterone, so it has increased lipid solubility. It is not recommended for individuals under 18 years of age.
Also, it should not be used by women, especially those who are pregnant, because it may cause damage to the fetus. Testosterone cypionate is used as a replacement for natural testosterone in men, who are suffering from low testosterone levels.
It is a prescription drug and legally speaking, it can be given only when testosterone deficiency has been confirmed through symptoms or blood tests. The body cannot store testosterone, which means if you are suffering from a deficiency you will have to continue taking these injections at regular intervals and in proper doses. Apart from individuals who are suffering from low levels of testosterone, it is also used by many athletes and body builders for its anabolic properties.
Testosterone cypionate can help promote fat loss, increase sex drive, help in gaining muscle mass, and increase the density of bone. Like testosterone, Testosterone cypionate also has an anabolic and androgenic rating of It has a long half-life and a slow release rate of about days. It is similar to Testosterone enanthate in its effect and you can even switch between them.
Testosterone Cypionate was first introduced as a prescription drug in the US market in the s by a company called Upjohn. It was initially marketed under the name of Depo-Testosterone and is still known by that name.
In the US, it is preferred over Testosterone enanthate, which is more of an international product. Upjohn is producing Depo-Testosterone for more than 50 years after the drug was first launched.
Many American athletes and bodybuilders from the s, the 70s, and the 80s preferred to use Testosterone cypionate over Testosterone enanthate , for no reason other than to support an American product. There is also a slight difference in the half-lives of the two types of testosterones. Testosterone cypionate has a longer half-life when compared to Testosterone enanthate. Apart from this, there is no difference between the two.
The approved medical use of Testosterone cypionate was narrowed down in the s, along with many other anabolic steroids. The FDA has indicated Depo-testosterone for use in testosterone replacement therapy only.
Its use was narrowed down even more considering that it was not suitable for women and children and there were better steroids like Primobolan and Anavar available for them. It has also been tested as a birth control drug for males, at a weekly dose of mg.
Nearly 14 million men in the US, above the age of 45 years, have testosterone deficiency. It can lead to a loss of strength and muscle mass, diminished sexual performance and libido, body fat increase, and low levels of energy.
Low testosterone levels can also lead to diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease, and more. Like all anabolic steroids, the more you take in Testosterone cypionate, the more will be the rewards, but when you do this, the incidence of side effects also increase.
It can be bought in two strengths — mg and mg. Since it is absorbed slowly, you can inject it at an interval of two or four weeks. Many factors determine how much Testosterone cypionate a person can take safely. These include body weight, medical conditions, and the intake of other medicines. Usually, an adult male can take a dose of mg of Testosterone cypionate every fourteen days. The gluteal muscle in the buttocks is the usual site of injection.
Some individuals split the intake of Testosterone cypionate into smaller but equal doses, which are then injected over a period of time.
The advantage of this method is that it keeps the level of the steroid in the blood at a peak and it also controls the side effects that may result from using large doses.
Smaller doses also mean that the body has to deal with fewer steroids at one time. Regardless of what dose you use, you will find that Testosterone cypionate is well tolerated by the body and you can use it for long cycles.
Some individuals even run Testosterone cypionate cycles of 12 weeks to 16 weeks. Note that you may need to have a Post Cycle Therapy plan in place before you end your Testosterone cypionate cycle. But again, this depends on the length of the off-period the time when you will not be taking any steroids. If this off-period is more than 10 weeks, you will need Post Cycle Therapy.
Increasing your dosage suddenly might actually slow down results. This is because the body converts any excess testosterone into estrogen, by a process called aromatase. It is a natural reaction and the body does it so that a normal hormone level can be maintained.
So, taking large doses is not a good idea. Women are advised not to take Testosterone cypionate because it has strong androgenic properties. After all, testosterone is primarily a male androgen. But on the other hand, women can also have low testosterone levels and they may benefit from taking anabolic steroids. In this case, the dosage should be very low and should be carefully watched out for.
The side effects of Testosterone cypionate can be easily controlled. It is not guaranteed that these side effects will even occur. It will all depend on the dose that you take, whether you are genetically predisposed to them, and your current health.
Here is little more about the side effects that can be expected. Testosterone cypionate is another form of testosterone, so there will be aromatase activity. As the level of estrogen in the blood rises, it can lead to water retention and gynecomastia. So, many body builders do not prefer Testosterone cypionate for gaining muscle mass. When they do take it, they will stack it with other anabolic steroids. To deal with gynecomastia, many individuals take SERMs or selective estrogen receptor modulators like Tamoxifen Citrate or aromatase inhibitors like Anastrozole.
Side effects like hair loss in men who have a predisposition to male pattern baldness , acne, and prostate enlargement have also been noticed after the dosage of Testosterone cypionate.
Availability of Testosterone Cypionate Because people are allowed to use this testosterone legally through a prescription , it is not often that you will find Testosterone cypionate in the black market. Most of the Testosterone cypionate in the US is manufactured by two companies — Watson and Upjohn — and little of it finds its way to the black market. But there are several companies outside the US that make it along with many underground labs.
It is not uncommon to find contaminated products. In fact, Testosterone cypionate is one of the most counterfeited steroids. Anavar is the closest thing to the most perfect steroid. A very mild compound with limited side effects. Great results can be achieved with Anavar. Winstrol is commonly used by athletes and bodybuilders alike to lose fat while retaining lean body mass.
It is usually used in a "cutting cycle", to help preserve lean body mass. Side effects specific to men can include testicular atrophy or the shrinking of the testicles, reduced sperm count, infertility, baldness, and the development of breasts. Sustanon is probably the most popular steroid amongst athletes. Sustanon is a testosterone compound comprised of four different ester based testosterones. Dianabol is an oral steroid that is highly effective at putting on mass quickly.
Anadrol, is by far, the most potent steroid ever made. Rapid gains can result from minimal usage. Anadrol is an oral steroid that is still being produced today.
An Introduction to Testosterone Cypionate Testosterone cypionate is one of the many synthetic versions of testosterone. History of Testosterone Cypionate Testosterone Cypionate was first introduced as a prescription drug in the US market in the s by a company called Upjohn. Administration of Testosterone Cypionate Nearly 14 million men in the US, above the age of 45 years, have testosterone deficiency.
Side Effects of Testosterone Cypionate The side effects of Testosterone cypionate can be easily controlled.