Testosterone propionate is a common oil-based injectable testosterone. The added propionate extends the activity of the testosterone but it is still comparatively much faster acting than other testosterone esters such as cypionate and enanthate. While cypionate and enanthate are injected weekly, propionate is most commonly injected at least every third day to keep blood levels steady. For strength and muscle mass gains, this drug is quite effective. With propionate, androgenic side effects seem somewhat less pronounced than with the other testosterones, probably due to the fact that blood levels do not build up as high. Users often report less gyno trouble, lower water retention and commonly claim to be harder on prop than with the others. This however is still a testosterone and, as with all testosterone products, androgenic side effects are unavoidable. It should also be noted that propionate is often a very painful injection. Users very regularly report swelling and noticeable pain for days after a shot
Course of testosterone propionate
Propionate 200 solo course is used for frequent on the eve of the competition to further increase the body’s physical capabilities. For a more significant effect, propionate is often combined with other anabolic steroids depending on the target directions of the athlete.
Beginners, as a rule, begin with a minimum dose of 50 mg every other day. Rapid half-life requires frequent injections. The optimal dosage is in the range of 50 to 100 mg daily or every other day.
For prevention, anti-estrogens are used during the course, in the form of Clomid. As post-uric therapy, Tamoxifen and Tribulus are taken.
The course of propionate lasts no more than 6 weeks, without taking gonadotropin.
Side effects Testosterone Propionate
Most often, users complain of pain and irritation in the area of the injection. Often this is the reaction of the body to benzyl alcohol, which some manufacturers have a diluting agent. It is recommended to inject propionate every time into a new place.
Of the other side effects, it can be noted androgenic. With excessive doses, it can provoke:
– Acne rash.
– Hair loss of the head according to the male type.
– Increased aggression, body temperature, aches, blood pressure.
Testosterone Propionate in any form, actively suppresses the work of the axis of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testicles. In large doses, this can provoke temporary testicular atrophy, and a fall in libido after the course.
With long courses and high doses of testosterone, it is strongly recommended to use Gonadotropin in a dosage of 500 units per week. And also, the use of testosterone boosters according to the standard scheme, after the course, regardless of its duration.