Substance: Testosterone Cypionate
Testosterone Cypionate is an oil based injectable form of testosterone. Testosterone Cypionate is high in androgens and very highly anabolic. Cypionate aromatizes easily, like other testosterones do, making water retention a problem for many users. Testosterone Cypionate is only moderately toxic to the liver but can cause a marked disturbance in the body’s endogenous production of testosterone. Athletes claim that this drug produces dramatic size and strength increases. Testosterone Cypionate can be stacked with a number of different steroids and yield even greater results. Cypionate is the most popular testosterone used by athletes and is still produced domestically under the brand name Depo-Testosterone and under numerous manufacturers labels with the generic name. Testosterone Cypionate effective dosages for men are in the range of 1-3 ccs per week. Normally found in 200 mg/cc, 10 cc vials. Cypionate is active in your body for about 7 days at a time.
Testosterone Cypionate Effective Dose: 200 – 600 mgs. / week
Testosterone Cypionate Street Price: $150 – 200 / 10 cc. vial (200 mgs. / cc.)
Testosterone Cypionate Stacking Info: Regularly stacked with just about everything.
Substance: Testosterone Enanthate
Testosterone Enanthate is currently the most popular ester of Testosterone available to athletes. Unlike Cypionate, Enanthate is manufactured by various companies all over the world. Ampules of Testoviron from Schering are probably the most popular although many others exist. Enanthate is a long acting Testosterone similar to Cypionate. Injections are taken once weekly, with a dosage ranging from 500-1000 mgs.
Testosterone Enanthate Effective Dose: 200 – 600 mgs. / week
Testosterone Enanthate Street Price: $150 – 200 / 10 cc. vial (200 mgs. / cc.)
Testosterone Enanthate Stacking Info: Regularly stacked with just about everything.
Substance: Testosterone Heptylate
Testosterone heptylate is a long acting, oil based injectable testosterone produced in France. In action, heptylate is very similar to testosterone Heptylate, producing dramatic size and strength gains along with the usual androgenic side effects which come with a testosterone product. Compared to Heptylate however, heptylate is slightly shorter acting, although not by much. A weekly injection of this product (250-500mg) is quite sufficient, as is with Heptylate. Users sometimes claim heptylate produced less pronounced side effects than Heptylate and this may be attributed to it’s slightly shorter action. Since this is still a testosterone however, any difference would probably not be negligible. In France, this product is comparatively cheap and relatively easy to obtain. In the U.S., other testosterone products seem to dominate and heptylate is rarely seen. It should probably be considered legitimate when found, especially if the ampules are properly packaged. A legitimate box contains 2 ampules, both concealed in one foil covered plastic tray. The ampules are clear glass with red printing directly on the surface. Firmly rubbing the writing will not remove it. As of yet, fakes of this product do not seem to be a problem.
Substance: Testosterone Propionate
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 Propionate 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.
Testosterone Propionate Effective Dose: 200 – 600 mgs. / week
Testosterone Propionate Street Price: $150 – 200 / 10 cc. vial (200 mgs. / cc.)
Testosterone Propionate Stacking Info: Regularly stacked with just about everything
Substance: Testosterone Suspension
Testosterone Suspension is an injectable testosterone suspended in a water solvent – usually 100mg/ml . Testosterone Suspension is one of the oldest androgens available; it was originally developed some 40 years ago. Testosterone Suspension has been used by athletes for decades and still has quite a following who like the fast action of the drug. Since it is in a water base, it gets in the blood in a matter of hours and has a life of around a day. This requires that the compound be administered frequently. The worst thing about this is that shots are often painful which can lead to a very uncomfortable cycle. Still, hundreds of athletes sacrifice comfort to reap its rewards which often include dramatic gains in size and strength. I know for a fact that hundreds of powerlifting records have been obtained with the help of testosterone suspension. Many championship physiques were aided by the long term use of this drug as well. Unfortunately, this drug is very hard on the system. It is high in androgens, aromatizes easily and it is hard on the liver. The prolonged use of testosterone suspension will severely suppress the natural pituitary hormone axis, resulting in serious atrophy of the testicles and infertility. Although these symptoms are reversible, many athletes find them unacceptable. Due to the large percentage of exogenous testosterone that is converted to DHT in the system, acne and male pattern baldness can result. As with other testosterones, users often find that the rapid gains increased aggression is another common side effect associated with the use for some users that it is grounds for avoiding this item altogether. Another very noticeable effect from this drug is that it can dramatically increase the sex drive when it is used in the short term, but, as with other testosterones, the long term use can lead to impotence and sexual dysfunction. It is still very popular for powerlifters to use testosterone suspension every day for the last couple weeks before a contest. This has reportedly yielded some unbelievable last minute strength increases. A few bodybuilders find that this fast-acting androgen helps harden them up proir to a bodybuilding competition. Some even take the drug the morning of a contest and claim it makes their muscles look harder and fuller. I consider this product to be in the same class as Anadrol – It yields dramatic gains in size and strength yet it has so many potential side effects that it does not fall into an aceptable range in terms of risk-to-benefit. (Just because I see it as an unacceptable risk, does not mean that athletes are going to stop using it.)
Average dosages of testosterone suspension have been in the range of 100mg every other day.
Substance: Testosterone DC 1 Heptylat
Testosterone Teramex is a French testosterone which is used by some European bodybuilders. Testosterone Teramex comes in 50mg, 100mg, or 250mg/ml strengths. The latter is the most popular amongst bodybuilders who claim to get fantastic results off of a single 250mg injection a week.