Testosterone-Propionate is a small ester based testosterone, and is the most popular and generally the only small ester based testosterone used by most performance enhancers. Carrying an active half-life of approximately 3.5-4 days, Testosterone-Propionate must be injected quite frequently to maintain stable blood levels; however, of all the testosterone forms this is one of the easiest in-which to maintain such stability. Perfect for any cycle, Testosterone-Propionate is a favorite of many performance enhancers during cutting cycles, as many report far less water retention with the Propionate form versus other ester based testosterones. In any case, regardless of the cycle this hormone will stack well with any anabolic steroid, and more importantly, regardless of experience Testosterone-Propionate is always an excellent choice.
When it comes to the testosterone hormone, we have the foundation of all anabolic steroids, and of all the various testosterone forms all are simply that; testosterone. In that, there is no difference, and the testosterone hormone itself will perform and provide the same action in the body regardless of the precise form at hand. Of course, this begs the question, if all testosterone forms are the same why are their different forms? To understand a testosterone form, we largely only need to understand the ester; in the case of Testosterone-Propionate, we have the small Propionate ester. The smaller the ester, the shorter its active duration, but conversely the faster the initial testosterone activity will be.
While initial activity and total duration are a concern, another note is the smaller the ester the less weight or mass it takes up in the total compound. In regards to Testosterone-Propionate, because it's such a small ester based form the ester takes up very little mass leaving a larger portion of the mass to be that of pure testosterone. To provide you an understanding, let's look at three common testosterone forms; Testosterone-Suspension, which has no ester attached, Testosterone-Cypionate, a large ester form and of course our small ester form in Testosterone-Propionate. Supplementing with 100mg of each form, because the ester or lack thereof, in the case of Suspension, affects the total mass of the compound, the amount of usable testosterone it yields will vary. Of course, dosing can be adjusted with any form to receive an identical amount of testosterone, but it's still useful to have an understanding of this principle.
• Testosterone-Cypionate – 100mg = approximately 70mg of testosterone
• Testosterone-Propionate – 100mg = approximately 80mg of testosterone
• Testosterone-Suspension -100mg = exactly 100mg of testosterone
Because Testosterone-Propionate carries such a short half-life, it must be administered far more often than any of the other common single ester forms of testosterone. The only testosterone form that will be administered more frequently than the Propionate version is the ester free Testosterone-Suspension which must be administered at least every day, with twice daily often being optimal. In the case of Testosterone-Propionate, every other day injections split into equal doses will yield the best results. Some may find an extra day of spacing may be sufficient, but to maximize use you will need to inject on an every other day basis regardless of your total dose.
When you supplement with Testosterone-Propionate, you can expect all the benefits of the testosterone hormone in an exceptionally stable manner, and one that is very well-tolerated. Your individual goals will dictate quite a bit; for example, you can cut or bulk with equal success with this hormone, but your overall diet and supplementation plan will determine which way you go. In any case, with the use of the Propionate based testosterone, we can add lead mass and strength, we can lean out and improve our conditioning, and in either case, we can greatly promote recovery. The recovery aspect makes Testosterone-Propionate a perfect steroid, as off-season training can be very brutal, and cutting periods can cause a lot of tissue loss which Testosterone-Propionate can dramatically protect.
Regardless of your purpose, possible side-effects may occur, but with responsible use, they are very easy to avoid. First and foremost, if you are a healthy adult male who supplements with responsible doses you will in most all cases be completely fine. To add protection, supplementing with an Aromatase Inhibitor can be extremely useful, as many of the testosterone based side-effects are aromatase based. Of course, if your dose goes to an extreme level, the higher it goes the greater the risk of adverse side-effects, and this is something you must keep in mind. If you're a healthy adult male and supplement with a dosing of 100mg every other day, you will rarely have a problem. If you are a healthy adult male looking for a really big cycle, if you supplement with 200mg every other day along with the use of an Aromatase Inhibitor such as Arimidex of Letrozole, and live a lifestyle that promotes health, you will be in the clear almost each and every time. The only reason we cannot say each and every time and must add the word "almost" is because individual genetic response is impossible to predict. For example, some people cannot take Aspirin, but most can. In any case, smaller or larger doses Aromatase Inhibitors are advised, as for with this alongside responsible use you can enjoy all the benefits of Testosterone-Propionate.