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Testosterone propionate is one of the most popular steroids in bodybuilding. Testosterone propionate is used for the development of muscle mass and strength, but due to its specific action, it is often used during the drying period. It is one of the esters of testosterone.
Testosterone propionate action
- Specifically initiates gene transcription, by which it changes the nitrogen balance in a positive direction.
- Increases insulin-like growth factor levels in muscle and liver
- Causes the proliferation of satellite cells in muscle tissue, through which muscle hyperplasia and repair occurs
Effects of Testosterone Propionate
- Increases in muscle mass.
- Increases relief
- Improvement of power performance
- Enhancement of libido
- Reduces the risk of heart ischemia and coronary disease
Characterized by a short duration of action. Injections are usually performed every other day.
It is worth noting that the short action of the drug can be a plus. The fact is that each body is individual and reacts differently to the drug. There are cases of intolerance to the ingredients of the drug (usually to the so-called solvent - oil containing testosterone), which may be accompanied by an allergic reaction. Since this preparation is quickly absorbed, the allergic reaction (if any) may also pass relatively quickly, without causing serious harm to the health of the athlete
Another peculiarity of the drug is that with properly selected dosages most athletes do not retain water in the body or these manifestations are minimal. Therefore testosterone propionate does not cause a sharp increase in body weight by 5-6 kg in a couple of weeks, as when using the same enanthate, but gained with the use of propionate muscle mass will be drier and of higher quality. Once in the body, it is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, so the work of propionate can be felt after the first injection. And it is just as quickly eliminated. For the above reasons, athletes prefer enanthate when working on the mass, and propionate is more often used for drying. It is suitable for athletes of all skill levels, from beginners to the most experienced.
Side Effects of Propionate
The most common complaint is pain, irritation, and redness at the injection site, which is further exacerbated by the need for a high frequency of them. A pronounced increase in aggression.
The side effects of testosterone propionate are due to the fact that it is easily aromatized and converted to estrogens and dihydrotestosterone, like any other testosterone ester, can cause at high doses:
- Alopecia of the scalp
- Hirsutism (body hairiness)
- Prostate enlargement (especially in the elderly)
- Masculinization (in women).
The drug inhibits own production of testosterone, which usually recovers at the end of the course after 2-3 months.
Self-medication can be dangerous for your health. Information about the active substance is provided solely to familiarize themselves, so before use, refer to your doctor.
Do not engage in self-medication! It may be dangerous for your health!