Testosterone Propionate ranks first on the list of the most popular and sought-after steroids in the bodybuilding industry. The drug is designed for the rapid development of power indicators, as well as for gains in muscle mass. This Testosterone’s ester is highly active and causes a number of positive effects for the athlete.
Main effects when using:
Propionate specifically affects the athlete’s body much faster than all the other esters of Testosterone. Injections of the drug can increase the level of insulin-like growth factors that are present in the liver and muscles.
Also, the Propionate ester has the following positive effects:
- Fat burning;
- Clean set of muscles;
- Increased endurance;
- Quickly increases strength;
- Short half-life time;
- Increased sexual desire.
Side effects are due to misuse of this steroid. With large doses, it may cause acne, excessive hair growth in unusual places, as well as Gynecomastia. In adulthood, an increase in the Prostate is observed. Also, with the poorly designed cycle, water retention in the body may appear, which negatively affects the overall appearance of the body. Excessive amounts of this steroid may lead to loss of hair or baldness. In practice, large dosages affect the liver and kidneys. Therefore, any technique should be accompanied by recommendations of specialists who will take into account the specifics of the athlete’s body.
Test Propionate can provide gains in strength and mass along with promoting a hardening effect when stacked with cutting steroids. This steroid is so versatile you can stack it with virtually all other Anabolic steroids. It is considered one of the most famous and common Anabolic steroids designed to increase muscle mass.
So…What is Testosterone Propionate?
Testosterone Propionate, commonly referred to as “Test Prop” to those in the fitness industry, is one of the esterfied variants of Testosterone. Information about Test Prop was first released way back in 1935 as a result of different ways to figure out the best possible way to maximize the use of Testosterone itself. The German company, Schering AG, was the first to market this product under the name Testoviron. Because the product dates back to the 1930s, large amounts were available in the United States and this soon became the most widely used form of Testosterone up until the 1960s. A good piece of information for those who like interesting facts is that, Test Prop was developed into a sublingual format but was discontinued in the 1980s since it wasn’t very popular. Testosterone Propionate was one of three available steroids that existed back in the day, but now there are hundreds of Anabolics that are available. For those of you who are wondering, Test Propionate comes in injectable form. Although other esters were developed, Testosterone Propionate remains one of the most popular forms of the steroid in the bodybuilding community. The reason for this is because, its far simpler to achieve and keep peak serum levels up while using the steroid.
What is Testosterone Propionate good for in bodybuilding?
Many users of Testosterone Propionate in bodybuilding and the fitness industry alike find Testosterone Propionate a very effective product. The Propionate ester results in a situation where blood concentrations can be controlled effectively and cease of its use will bring about a quicker decrease in blood concentrations for the user. This makes the detection time of this steroid much lesser than that of the other esters. Also, this is what makes Testosterone Propionate popular among female athletes and bodybuilders. Many users also report that Testosterone Propionate brings about less side effects and gives a harder look to the body.
Testosterone Propionate (Test-P): SHOKING FACTS YOU MUST READ!
Known and used by most, if not all bodybuilders and athletes at some point in their career. The famous and popular steroid we call Testosterone Propionate. This is a worldwide drug that has been around for what seems like an eternity. It’s no secret that Testosterone itself can work wonders, not only for performance enhancement but also for the overall health of men (and women). Here we will dive deep into the world of Testosterone Propionate and familiarize you with what it can do for you……
Why should I use Test Prop?
Testosterone Propionate is one of the best single ester Testosterone compounds. It was considered an amazing creation and found its way in both the medical industry as well as the fitness industry. One of the positive benefits of this steroid is that it does not need to be injected ALL of the time. Instead, the body is known to time the release of Testosterone into your body. Because this steroid is so beneficial, it was also used to treat cystic mastitis, endometriosis, lactation, and menopause symptoms in women. The main benefit of Test Prop is to boost the amount of Testosterone within the body. For people with naturally low Testosterone levels, it can help them both physically and mentally, by providing energy, which in turn can promote an overall better state of mind. When used by athletes, this steroid can provide not only a boost of energy but can also produce greater endurance, through workouts and help to maintain the lean muscle mass they have worked hard to achieve. When eating a well-balanced diet and working out consistently, the implementation of Testosterone Propionate is said to help speed up the individual’s metabolism which will help to burn more fat. Users of Test Prop have indicated this is great for experiencing muscle pumps. This happens when blood and water are forced into the muscles, causing them to expand, making them look and feel much fuller.
We’ve listed a few of the benefits of Testosterone Propionate but, can you believe there are more? In addition to the information above, other benefits include enhanced nitrogen being retained, enhanced protein synthesis, increased IGF-1 production, increased red blood cell production and the reduction of Glucocorticoid hormones.
Only the best Bulking and Cutting Cycles with Propionate!
Testosterone itself, is the most flexible steroid when it comes to the variety of uses. Testosterone Propionate can be used by a bodybuilder or athlete for any given purpose or goal. It can be run on its own in a cycle but can also be stacked with other Anabolic steroids to maximize its effects. This steroid can be stacked with other forms of Testosterone or other slower-acting steroids, as a way to kick-start the cycle. Because it acts so quickly it can be useful to begin seeing results before the other steroids in your cycle take effect.
When considering a bulking cycle, bodybuilders and athletes will stack Testosterone Propionate with Deca Durabolin, Anadrol or Dianabol. Adding the Test Prop for the first 4-6 weeks of this cycle can really maximize the gains one can achieve. For a more advanced steroid user, Testosterone Propionate cycles will produce tremendous rates of growth when taken properly and stacked with the right steroids.
For cutting cycles, Testosterone Propionate is an excellent choice to make sure that muscle won’t be lost while on a calorie restricted diet. This steroid will also enhance fat loss and help the individual achieve a stronger, more defined physique. Testosterone Propionate when used correctly in a cutting cycle along with a clean diet, cardiovascular exercise and weight training will provide amazing results.
Awesome Cycles with Testosterone Propionate!
Because Testosterone Propionate is a slower releasing Anabolic steroid with a shorter half-life (as we described above), it has the capability of allowing the individual to run cycles for 8-10 weeks or even shorter (sometimes as short as 6 weeks). Most who use Test Prop, indicate the kick-in time is between 2-4 weeks of the cycle. Many ask the question then is it more beneficial to run a shorter cycle of Testosterone Propionate. When speaking in terms of negative side effects, the answer is yes. The shorter the cycle, the less risk the user has of getting any side effects. But many people choose to run the cycle for the 8-10 week period to get the most out of the Test Prop in addition to any other steroids being stacked in their cycle. The length of cycle depends solely on the individual. Some will run shorter cycles at one point and then use the same steroid in another cycle but run the cycle for a longer period of time. There is no rule as to how long a steroid cycle should last. You can read all the information online, but it depends on your goal and how you plan your cycle.
What about Half-Life and Detection Time?
Testosterone alone with no ester bonded to it has a half-life of around two to four hours. However, when the Propionate ester is bonded to it, Testosterone Propionate has a half-life of about four days. If an athlete or bodybuilder is subject to Anabolic steroid testing, via urinalysis tests, the detection time for Testosterone Propionate is two weeks.
How to choose Dosage and Administration of Propionate?
It has been said that Testosterone Propionate is not commonly used as a first-time Anabolic steroid by beginners to the steroid world. This steroid should be injected every other day (at the very least) which is why many newbies should stay away from Testosterone Propionate.
With that being said, let’s get into the dosage for beginners, intermediates and those advanced users of steroids. For the purpose of the individual’s physique and for performance enhancement, Test Prop doses are just like the total cumulative weekly doses of every form of Testosterone. For the beginner, typical dosages of 300-500mg per week are most common. Even at the low end of 300mg per week, the individual will see results as long as thier diet and training are on point. Intermediate steroid users may bump up the weekly dosage to 500-700mg per week to see great results. And finally, for those advanced in the world of fitness, as well as with steroid use, they may use dosages of 700-1,000mg per week of Testosterone Propionate. These are only examples of dosages for each level and are not set in stone. The dosage really depends on the individual, their tolerance level, other steroids being used in the cycle, his or her goal as well as their diet plan and training routine. Excessive dosages may provide the user with exceptional results, but may also greatly increase the risk of negative side effects. What works for one person may not work for another. Stick to the recommended dosage and plan a cycle that works best for you. It’s all trial and error.
Women are no exception to the above information. Although we always advise women to use lower dosages than men, it is up to the individual female to assess her tolerance level and decide what to take and how much.
Possible Side Effects of Testosterone Propionate. Recommendations on how to avoid it all!
Even though Testosterone itself may have some side effects that other derivatives have avoided, Testosterone overall is said to be the safest Anabolic steroid. The reason is because it is the Anabolic hormone that the human body produces naturally. That being said, we still need to present you with the possible side effects that can occur with the use of Testosterone Propionate. We will point out that the side effects that may occur in both men and women are easy to deal with and well tolerated.
Estrogenic side effects
Testosterone itself does produce a mild level of Estrogenic activity, therefore, the possibility of side effects such as; Gynecomastia, some water retention and an increase in blood pressure may occur. These are not likely, but we want you to be aware just in case you notice the onset of any of the above. When cycling with Test Prop it is best to have inhibitors on hand such as Clomid or Nolvadex.
Androgenic side effects
Since Testosterone is the prime male Androgen, the possibility of Androgenic side effects does exist. Bouts of acne, oily skin and hair loss (with a history of male pattern baldness) may occur with those who inject Testosterone Propionate. Ancillary drugs can be taken to minimize or combat these effects. The most common ancillary drugs include; Proscar or Dutasteride. Other uses have reported body and facial hair growth. This includes both male and female users of the steroid.
Cardiovascular side effects
Cardiovascular strain and negative cholesterol are also things to be on the lookout for when injecting Testosterone Propionate. Healthy individuals who use this steroid are less likely to have these side effects. The length of cycle will also play a key role in whether the individual is at risk for these effects. Try to avoid foods high in saturated fats and make cardiovascular activates a daily part of your routine, to keep your heart healthy and your cholesterol levels down.
Testosterone side effects
The use of Testosterone Propionate is no exception to the rule when we say that steroids suppress the body’s natural production of Testosterone. A complete shutdown is possible, but this will depend greatly on the length of the steroid cycle in addition to how long the user has been taking steroids for. Failure to properly run Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) after a steroid cycle will also hinder the body’s natural production of Testosterone. This could lead to more serious health conditions down the road for the user.
Hepatotoxicity side effects
Testosterone Propionate does not exhibit any measure of toxicity on the liver. This is because the steroid comes in injectable form and does not have to pass through the liver.
Post Cycle Therapy: Why do you need it?
We always recommend Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) after any steroid cycle although there are some who never choose to use PCT. Just remember that when you opt out of PCT, you put your body at a greater risk of side effects from the use of Test Prop and other steroids. PCT drugs will help get your body back to where it was (not physically of course) and get you ready for when you want to run your next cycle. Both Clomid and Nolvadex are good options for PCT but you only need to choose one. Some try one after one cycle and then try the other after a different cycle to see which they prefer. Depending on the cycle you’ve just completed, PCT can last anywhere from four weeks up to twelve weeks. Twelve weeks of PCT may be excessive for most people, unless you have been running your cycle with a lot of different steroids and for a longer period of time.
Testosterone Propionate: My personal experience
The Propionate ester of Testosterone is a good ester to use if you want the drug in and out of your system very quickly. From a woman’s point of view, after using a Cut Mix which includes Test Prop, I did not experience any water retention, but it actually had the opposite effect. The other compounds in the mix are Masteron and Trenbolone. These three together provided a more hardened, defined look with pronounced vascularity, especially in my upper body. For those that are worried, especially women, about using Test Prop, as long as you are eating clean and working out regularly, the benefits of this steroid can work wonders for your physique.
YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT TEST PROPIONATE – OUR PROFESSIONAL REPLIES
What is Testosterone propionate?
Testosterone propionate is a fast-acting, short-ester, oil based injectable testosterone compound that is commonly prescribed for the treatment of hypogonadism. Hypogonadism is a condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough testosterone. So, along with testosterone cypionate and testosterone enanthate, the propionate ester can be of use in testosterone replacement therapy too.
How long does it take for Testosterone propionate to start working or kick in?
The Propionate ester of this drug work very fast. This is different then the likes of testosterone enanthate and cypionate. Testosterone propionate users see results in as little as just 2 weeks. Keep in mind though that the propionate ester requires much more frequent injections. This is to make sure blood concentrations remain stable.
How much does Testosterone propionate cost?
Testosterone Propionate is the cheaper of all the testosterone esters per 10ml bottle and 1ml ampoules. It is available in both generic and brand name versions. The average cost of this steroid is between $15 – $25 per 10ml bottle. Keep in mind though that because of the rate of injection that the user has to implement, which is injections every day or every other day, this will make the cost of it rise. That being said, the cost will vary depending on the individual goals and the amount injected along with the duration of the cycle.
Does Testosterone propionate burn fat?
This all depends on what you are using it for. Testosterone in any of its esters promotes muscle growth and at the same time suppresses fat gain. If an individual is using testosterone propionate for TRT treatment due to the fact he is testosterone deficient than this individual tends to gain fat more easily. Bodybuilders and athletes that have a lot of muscle mass and stick to a clean, strict diet and training program will gain solid muscle. This is due to the fact that muscles burn far more calories than fat tissue. But of all testosterone esters, propionate will definitely give the individual a harder, more defined look with less water retention than any other ester.
I’ve used Testosterone propionate in the past and noticed pain at the injection site. Is this common and is there anything I could to avoid painful injections in the future?
With injections of Testosterone propionate, it is common to experience pain at the injection site. There are a number of reasons users get pain after injecting. Testosterone propionate or for that matter any short ester being propionate or acetate users experience pain because the crystals are harder and when oil/solvents are absorbed by the body some crystals are left behind. The short esters have crystals with higher melting points. Pain is also caused by purchasing low-grade gear from an unreputable source or lab. Tip: Pain in the first five to fifteen hours is usually caused by heavy solvents (meaning more alcohol used to break it down). Pain after the first day into the second day is caused by crystallization. A good way to avoid painful injections of propionate is to inject less milligrams. For example, let’s say your taking 100mg of propionate EOD, the injection will hurt more if the 100mg is given in one injection. It’s better to take break it into two injections at 50mg each. Also, mix it with another oil-based gear to thin out the propionate. This should help lessen the pain. Either way, if you are going to run this, getting used to the pain is your best option.
What dosage strength do Testosterone propionate injections come in?
Testosterone propionate injections come in 10ml bottles at 100mg/ml. There are also crack top ampoules of testosterone propionate that are 100mg/ml. Meaning one single crack top ampoule contains 1ml of propionate at 100mg. You’ll also find out there in the market or someone’s basement a 10ml bottle that has 200mg/ml. Stay away from this for two reasons. One, if you think propionate hurts at the normal mg/ml, you won’t be able to bear this. And two, you don’t know what you’re getting because there is no reputable place that makes propionate this high.
For TRT treatment what would be the way to implement Testosterone propionate?
We recommend 30 – 50mg of Testosterone propionate injected EOD (every other day) as an option for TRT administration.
What other AAS will work well in combination with Testosterone propionate?
Honestly, all of them. We’ll give you a quick couple of cycles though, one for cutting and one for building mass. If your goal is to cut, testosterone propionate stacked with oral Winstrol is a good choice. After the first four weeks drop the Winstrol and add in Masteron. Continue this for six more weeks. The total cycle length is ten weeks. If you are looking to build mass, testosterone propionate stacked with trenbolone enanthate and anadrol is worth checking out. Run this cycle for a total of eight weeks. After the fourth week drop the anadrol. As an option you can switch to another oral steroid such as anavar or turinabol. When we talk about building mass, we mean clean solid muscle gains without the water bloat.
Which Testosterone ester is the best for women to take?
Testosterone propionate should be the choice for any woman who chooses to use testosterone. Propionate is in and out of the system quickly so if any unwanted side effects are seen or felt, all the woman needs to do is stop using propionate and it will be cleared from her system fast.
How often does one need to inject Test- Prop in order to get the most from it?
We recommend injecting the Propionate ester every other day (eod) due to the ester having short half-life.
Can testosterone propionate be used alone for muscle building purposes?
Yes. Alone in short cycles Propionate is used. Most times though its run along with another ester of testosterone or entirely different compounds.
If a female were to take testosterone, which would be best to take? I was already thinking test-prop. Can you give your opinion on this please?
Yes, we can. Your thinking that the propionate ester of Testosterone would be best for a woman to use, is correct. Female dosage is 25mg to 50mg every 5 – 7 days. Most females in bodybuilding prefer propionate due to the half-life since this results in fast clearance from the body in a matter of just days. Less side-effects to be had in end result.
Will you guys explain the differences in Test-Prop vs. Test-E?
– Half-life / 4 ½ days (shortest)
– Fastest acting
– Injections are painful & more frequent
– Less side-effects
– Used more in cutting cycles & as kickstarter
– Less water retention
– For the more experienced
– Out of system fast (few days)
– Half-life / 12 – 14 days (longest)
– Good for beginners
– Non-painful injections
– Less injections
– Takes longer to notice results
– More side-effect
– Long time clearing the system
Why after injecting test prop does it hurt? At times I get swelling and redness, feeling sick when its worst. Can I get some help?
Propionate is less soluble and has more alcohol content to break up the crystals. Harder the crystals the more pain seems to be the case. Try stretching it with another compound or taking less of a dose.
How do I kickstart Test cypionate by using propionate?
We’ll break it down:
• Propionate – 1st thru 4th week / 100mg eod
• Cypionate – 1st thru 12th week / 200mg twice per week – Mondays & Thursday Doing this will kickstart the cycle because of the fast acting ester.
Need opinion on my quick six week cutting cycle. What do you think?
• 100mg test – prop / eod
• 100mg masteron / eod
• 50mg winstrol tabs / ed
Can I mix the propionate and masteron in same injection?
We think your cycle is awesome, as long as bodyfat is 10% or lower. Don’t waste the Masteron if your not there yet. Yes, same injection is fine. Stretching the propionate is good idea that ends up helping with injection pain. Remember, get to 10% before adding masteron.
I’m 6’0, 180lbs. and want to add some mass to my frame. Never have I used anything before except creatine. Will you let me know if testosterone propionate is a good choice for me? I want to get it cause of how fast leaves the body.
The propionate ester of Testosterone is not recommended for a first cycle. Propionate’s for the more advanced person. We recommend Sustanon-250 as a good injectable for first cycles.
Why do people say to use propionate at every other day intervals if it has a half life of 4.5 days? Would it be right taking it every fourth day?
For bodybuilding or fitness purposes the best method of taking this compound is eod. This method keeps levels from jumping. If taking Propionate at intervals of 4 days the user will have highs and lows, making them feel, all over the place really.
Is testosterone propionate like testosterone suspension?
No, it isn’t. Testosterone Suspension is water based and raw without ester, and half-life of only 2 – 4 hours. Only used by the very advanced circles to bust through a plateau.