Propionate is the most “short-lived” of testosterone esters, Before we talk about the specifics of using the drug, let’s remember this. As you probably haven’t forgotten yet, in order to activate the testosterone ester, it is necessary to remove the ether chain from position 17 and put a hydroxyl group in its place. That is, to turn testosterone ether into regular testosterone. This transformation, in fact, occurs when testosterone molecules enter the aqueous medium, which is our blood. The conclusion from this, it would seem, is obvious: for our body it does not matter at all which of the testosterone esters was injected into it – it still turns into ordinary testosterone and only then begins to act. In fact, this is not quite true. But about everything in order. Testosterone propionate is not particularly readily used in “mass-gathering” cycles. The main reason is psychological, the use of this drug when working “on the mass” requires daily and at the same time very voluminous, following the low concentration of the active substance in the solution, injections. The low concentration of the active substance in the solution leads to another nuisance – such a drug turns out to be less effective than its more “concentrated” counterparts. In the case of testosterone propionate, mainly produced at a concentration of 50 mg/ml, its effectiveness will be 1.5-1.7 times lower than the effectiveness of, say, testosterone enanthate, whose concentration is 250 mg/ml. There is a significant difference, although recently a veterinary drug has appeared on our market – Testolic100, containing testosterone propionate as an active substance at a concentration of 100 mg/ml. It is worth using it when working “for the mass” – judging by the first reviews of its use, Testolic100 can be called a “breakthrough”, just an outstanding drug. Another reason is the higher cost of testosterone propionate (if you take the same amounts of the drug) compared to testosterone enanthate, sustanon, or, especially, omnadren, And in fact, during the period of weight gain, as a rule, increased doses of AAS are required. And finally, the pharmacokinetics of the drug, A sharp release of testosterone propionate into the blood leads to increased synthesis of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). As a result, in the case of the use of a propionate ester, free testosterone in the blood turns out to be somewhat less than when using more “long-lived” esters. Testosterone propionate, unlike testosterone enanthate, can also be used during the “drying” period, however, here you need to have some experience in order to use the drug correctly. It is necessary not to drop the dosage of the drug below a certain level, in order not to reduce its effectiveness, both in maintaining dry body weight and in burning fat deposits. But it is also impossible to exceed a certain level – after it, the accumulation of water under the skin immediately begins. What should be the dosage? No one will tell you this, no one will replace your own experience for you. Therefore, it is believed that the use of testosterone propionate “on drying” is the lot of only experienced athletes.
For the reasons given above, the side effects of testosterone propionate are less pronounced than those of testosterone enanthate. Although, in general, these are all the same traditional “side effects” of testosterone.
The usual dosage of testosterone propionate is 50-100 mg daily. Daily injections are more preferable than injections every other day. Anyone who wants to use the drug when working on the mass can increase the volume of daily injections to 200-300 mg. It is better to use veterinary drugs in which the concentration of the active substance reaches 200 mg / ml.
Combination with other drugs
When working “on the mass” testosterone propionate should be combined with the same drugs as testosterone enanthate. During the “drying” period, testosterone propionate partners can be stanozolol, drostanolone, trenbolone, with some reservations – oxandrolone or fluoxymesterone.
Application by women
Testosterone Propionate can, with some reservations, be recommended for use by women. Unlike men, the fair sex should be injected much less often – once every 4-6 days. The usual volume of one injection is 25-50 mg of the drug. If virilization phenomena occur, injections should be stopped immediately.