The testosterone cipion is one of the longest ether of testosterone available today. Its half-life in the body is approximately 15 to 16 days (half-life 6-8 days). The drug is produced as an oil solution. Because it works for such a long period of time, it can cause water retention to a greater extent than other anabolic steroids. It is most often used in combination courses for building muscle mass.
In the body, testosterone acts as the natural hormone testosterone - the male sex hormone, which is responsible for many of the physical and emotional qualities of men. It causes voice coarsening, sexual desire, aggression and muscle growth. Testosterone works through anabolic receptors, causing muscles to store more nitrogen, from which muscle proteins are in turn created.
The disadvantage of cyponate testosterone is that it is aromatized, or in other words, it turns into estrogen. When too much estrogen is formed in the male body, feminine traits begin to manifest themselves: gynaecomastia, water retention, fat deposits of the female type, and a decrease in sexual desire and testicular atrophy. Most unwanted consequences can be prevented if the drug is used correctly.
The rate of excretion is comparable to that of the enantate.Testosterone cipion is particularly common in the USA. Although testosterone enantate is being produced at an increasing rate worldwide, the cyponate is mainly made in America. It is not surprising, therefore, that American athletes most often use it in their practice.
Many claim that the preferences of American athletes are not so much related to the greater availability of the cyponate compared to other esters, but rather to its greater anabolic effect. Shortcomings in the drug, including fluid retention, can be eliminated with antiestrogens.
If we compare testosterone cipionate and enantate objectively, we can conclude that the two steroids are interchangeable and that cipionate is essentially no better. Both are long-acting and oil-based, and are injected. This makes it possible to maintain high levels of testosterone for about two weeks. Enanthate may be preferable in terms of freeing up free form testosterone, as one atom less carbon in this ether (the longer the duration of the testosterone ether the longer the ether chain). Despite the tumultuous discussion in the forums, there is very little difference in practice, so the choice can be dictated more by accessibility than by pharmacological properties.
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Like all injection forms of testosterone, the cipion causes significant increases in muscle mass and strength during the cycle. Since testosterone is easily converted into estrogens, approximately 30% of its mass will be liquid, which is quickly lost after completing the course.
For the same reason, testosterone cipionate is poorly suited to the cycle. Excess estrogen levels caused by this drug can lead to the development of gynaecomastia quite quickly, which manifests itself as soreness, swelling or thickening in the nipple area. Auxiliary drugs (Nolvadex or Clomid) are used to prevent this. Antiestrogens minimize the effects of estrogens, and reduce the effects of anabolic steroids in a directed direction. It is best to use aromatherapy blockers.
Since testosterone is the main male androgene, you can also expect the development of pronounced androgenic side effects. Much of their severity is due to the speed at which testosterone in the body turns into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This substance is a testosterone metabolite, which is responsible for the development of known androgenic side effects that are associated with the use of cyponate testosterone. These include: increased secretion of sebum, acne, growth of body and face hair, and male baldness.
Loss of hair on the head is not pronounced by everyone. Those who have a genetic predisposition (in the case of baldness in the family) have to worry about this first and foremost. To prevent this side effect, you can use Propecia (Proscar), which blocks the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. Propecia significantly reduces the risk of allopecia as well as the likelihood of other androgenic effects.