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Knowing more about Injectable Testosterone

Before buying injectable steroids, it is very important for you to do your research first. It is better to be safe than sorry and it is for your own safety why you have to know the substance from where it came from and if other buyers have nice experience with them.

Injectable steroids or testosterone have been preferred over oral steroids by steroid users for its characteristic of being effective for a long duration of time and being less harmful to the liver. Injectable steroids do not pass through the digestive system and the liver in order to get into bloodstream as oral ones. This makes it less likely to have a stressful effect on the liver.

What is an Injectable Testosterone?

There are many forms of legal injectable testosterone. In order for you to make sure that what you are injecting is safe, please educate yourself first.

·         Enanthate: This is metabolized in roughly 4-5 days. It can even remain in the body (in very small amounts) for 2 weeks. 100mg of Testosterone Enanthate yields ~73mg of actual testosterone, the rest is ester weight. Injections can be administered every 5 days. As we all know everyone is unique in their response to drugs but from what I have seen in my experience the approximate starting doses which may bring a patient within optimal ranges (650ng-1100ng) is 100mg-200mg IM every 5-7 days. Of course many factors come into play including the patient’s baseline levels and biology.

 

Injectable Testosterone

 

·         Cypionate is considered a “long acting” testosterone, being metabolized in approximately seven to eight days. Cypionate is often begun with a starting dose similar to enanthate (100 mg to 200 mg), but only administered every seven days.

 

·         Propionate: This is a faster acting ester which can peak in the blood within hours and metabolized over 3 days. Injections should be administered every 2-3 days. You must weigh the ‘positives’ with the ‘negatives’ before prescribing propionate. Since it metabolizes so quickly, and needs to be administered frequently, it is easy to stabilize levels and optimizes blood-testosterone-levels quickly. On the downside IM injections must be given frequently which can keep patients from remaining compliant. Also, since the levels peak faster there is also an increased chance of aromatizing the testosterone into estrogen and increased DHT conversion which can cause side effects. 100mg of Propionate yields ~93mg of testosterone.

 

·         Aqueous testosterone suspension is also known as “no ester.” This form of testosterone requires frequent intramuscular injections, as it remains in the body for a short, limited number of hours. The injection is often very painful and experience has shown that the risks outweigh the benefits. This particular form does not come highly recommended.

The most common legal forms of injectable testosterone in the US include Testosterone Cypionate, Testosterone Propionate, Testosterone Enanthate, or a combination of different ester types (ester blend). An ‘ester’ is basically a chain composed of Hydrogen, Carbon, and Oxygen atoms which are attached to the testosterone molecule which must be broken down creating a ‘timed release” in the body once injected. Even though the testosterone molecule remains the same no matter the ester, each one can yield different results by the way they are metabolised in the body once injected. For testosterone replacement therapy the ester does not matter as much as the timing and frequency of injections. The ultimate goal should be to restore total testosterone to a good range, or ‘optimal’ range, with about 2%-4% free testosterone. You can acheive this using any ester if the injection is timed correctly. 

Janice J. Robinson

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