TC-200 is made by Global Anabolic. This drug contains 250 mg of hormone Testosterone Cypionate per ml.
Testosterone Cypionate is a white or creamy white crystalline powder, odorless or nearly so and stable in air. It is insoluble in water, freely soluble in alcohol, chloroform, dioxane, ether, and soluble in vegetable oils.
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone, and is largely responsible for some of the physical and psychological development of men. TC-200 promotes sex drive, as well as both muscle gain and fat loss. Testosterone Cypionate is simply testosterone which has undergone 17beta-estrification, to allow for a steady release over the course of about a week. Besides this difference (the ester), this form of testosterone will do what all others do.
Testosterone Cypionate is very similar to tesosterone enanthate. Although half lives and active life periods are different, they are similar. Injections are normally less frequent for cypionate. TC-200 is the king of all mass builders and for this purpose is also fairly cost effective. It works well either alone or stacked to create a great bulking cycle. It has a high risk of side effects due to its conversion to DHT and has the potential to form estrogen, causing gynecomastia. These characteristics also cause it to have such excellent mass building tendencies. Due to some other side effects, such as water retention, it may not be the best used alone for lean mass gains, but with bulking comes the addition of a lot of muscle as well as some gains in fat and water weight. This is typical and a natural part of the enhanced bodybuilder’s bulking regiment.
TC-200 is a long acting, single ester testosterone product. It has a length of 8 carbons, and is stored mostly in the adipose tissue when injected intra-muscularly. It is slowly and steadily released in the body after it is injected. The blood levels of cypionate peak 24-48 hours after injection and then decline slowly. The blood levels reach a steady point 12 days after initial injection and stay there for over three weeks. Cypionate is normally injected once a week, which makes the very lowest dose higher than half the peak dose at any given time. Any testosterone, as the king of mass builders, are cost effective products and important for any steroid stack. Used alone, the user can expect to see some significant gains. The long acting nature of cypionate allows the user to inject less frequently while maintaining stable blood levels.
TC-200 is a good choice for the first time steroid user. A simple cycle consisting of 500 mg of cypionate weekly for 10 weeks, with ancillaries on hand, and standard post cycle therapy makes a good first cycle and can create some excellent gains in muscle mass. Along with those gains will come some gains in fat as well as water rentention, but that is a standard part of bulking up and should be expected. Enanthate or Cypionate are also normally preferred over sustanon for a first cycle, due to the inability to maintain stable blood levels of Sustanon while at the same time minimizing injection frequency. For maximum efficiency, every day or every other day injections of sustanon are normally administered. This is unnecessary while using cypionate due to its extreme length of action.
Doses of 200 – 100 mg a week are common using TC-200, with excellent results found midway at about 500 mg or less for the first time user and between 500 – 1000 mg weekly for the more advanced athlete. Testosterone stacks well with anything and is also great when used alone. When stacked with another anabolic-androgenic steroid, distinct androgenic effects may be seen. Using TC-200 will improve regenerative capacity as well as training aggressiveness which results in significant increases in overall strength during the course of the cycle.
A long acting testosterone ester will be very helpful for your bulking needs, and TC-200 is a product which is more simple than some of the other steroids out there. Not to say it is without its share of complications, but it’s a good choice, especially for those new to enhanced bodybuilding. Discontinuing the product is not an option in case side effects occur, because it will continue to aggravate these side effects over extended periods of time due to the long length of action of this steroid. Ancillary drugs such as Nolvadex, Proviron, Clomid and HCG may help, both during cycle and post cycle to help restore natural testosterone production. TC-200 does aromatize slightly more than Sustanon, but when using either drug, one should be familiar with anti-estrogens such as Nolvadex or Clomid and use one of them when symptoms of gyno occur.
Any form of testosterone will be longer acting and at times difficult to control. Having ancillary drugs on hand is considered very important due to the possibility of side effects. However, these potential side effect risks do not come without a benefit – and that benefit is that testosterone is the most powerful mass builder there is and stacks well with just about anything. The added benefit of TC-200 is that the long acting ester only requires a single weekly injection to elicit great gains. This makes TC-200 especially attractive for the first time user, who will likely have no prior experience with self administrations of intra-muscular agents and will want to minimize those injections.
Weekly totals of 250 – 1000 mg weekly are frequently used, and sometimes more for the highly advanced athlete. Due to the relatively long half life of TC-200, injections are usually administered once per week. This will allow stable blood levels to be maintained. When the level of steroid tapers down, a new injection is made, keeping everything fairly level. This is unlike Sustanon, which requires more frequent injections for the same effect. For a first cycle, 500 mg alone of TC-200, shot once weekly (Monday and Thursday for example), for 10 weeks along with standard post cycle therapy would be very sufficient for good gains.
Testosterone being the most effective mass builder there is, stacks well with virtually everything and can be used alone for significant increases in both muscle mass and strength. If used in combination with other anabolic-androgenic steroids, items of choice include Dianabol, Primobolan, Equipoise and Deca Durabolin. The testosterone using athlete should be familiar with a variety of ancillary drugs in case estrogen related side effects such as gyno take place. Nolvadex, Clomid, and HCG are items which you will likely want to keep on hand, either to use during your cycle, or for post cycle therapy.
The downside of a long acting ester like Cypionate is that it can lead to more water retention (although this can be somewhat alleviated by ensuring adequate water consumption and keeping a check on your intake of carbohydrates). Testosterone is also metabolized in the body to the female hormone estrogen by the aromatize enzyme. This can result in gynecomastia (the growth of breast tissue in men) some fat gain, testicular shrinkage and an increase in blood pressure. Hair loss and possible swelling of the prostate are also potential side effects.