Testosterone Cypionate is a highly anabolic and androgenic hormone
making it a great steroid to use if one is in pursuit of more size
and strength. Testosterone Cypionate promotes nitrogen retention in
the muscle and the more nitrogen the muscles hold the more protein
the muscles store. Testosterone Cypionate can also increase the
levels of another anabolic hormone, IGF-1 in muscle tissue
providing even more anabolic activity. Testosterone Cypionate also
has the amazing ability to increase the activity of satellite
cells. These cells play an active role in repairing damaged muscle.
Testosterone also binds to the androgen receptor to promote
androgen receptor dependent mechanisms for muscle gain and fat
Testosterone Cypionate induces changes in shape, size and can also
change the appearance and the number of muscle fibers. Androgens
like testosterone can protect your hard earned muscle from the
catabolic (muscle wasting) glucocorticoid hormones, in-turn
inhibiting the related adverse reactions. In addition, Testosterone
Cypionate has the ability to increase red blood cell production and
a higher red blood cell count will improve endurance through
increased oxygenation in the blood. More red blood cells can also
improve recovery from strenuous physical activity. Even so,
Testosterones anabolic/androgenic effects are dose dependent; the
higher the dose the higher the muscle building effect.
Testosterone Cypionate will also play a crucial role revolving
around creatine. Creatine is essential to adenosine triphosphate
(ATP), the source of energy for our muscles and when the muscles
are stimulated ATP is broken down into adenosine diphosphate (ADP)
and this is what releases energy. Unfortunately, the process is
often too slow during strenuous activity but through the use of
Testosterone Cypionate, this demand is met as ATP is replenished at
a much faster rate.
As an extremely well-tolerated hormone for most men, the side
effects of Testosterone Cypionate are in many ways easy to control.
As for the side effects themselves, Testosterone Cypionate like all
testosterone compounds carries a high level of aromatase activity;
aromatization referring to the conversion of testosterone into
estrogen. As estrogen levels rise, this can lead to gynecomastia
(male breast enlargement) and excess water retention. This excess
water retention can even negatively affect blood pressure. In-order
to combat such effects, especially gynecomastia, many turn to
Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs) such as Tamoxifen
Citrate (Nolvadex) and for more serious protection Aromatase
Inhibitors (AIs) such as Anastrozole (Arimidex). Without question,
AIs are the most effective; however, they can also prove to be
problematic when it comes to cholesterol and caution is advised.
Beyond these effects, Testosterone Cypionate can promote
dihydrotestosterone (DHT) related side effects such as acne, hair
loss and prostate enlargement; however, it should go without saying
DHT steroids will be the prime culprits. In-order to provide
protection, a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor such as Finasteride can
be useful as it is an androgen suppressor and the androgen DHT is
causing the problem. It must be noted; hair loss is only possible
in men predisposed to male pattern baldness.
The suggested dosage for Testosterone Cypionate injection varies
depending on the age, sex, and diagnosis of the individual patient.
Dosage is adjusted according to the patient‘s response and the
appearance of adverse reactions.
Various dosage regimens have been used to induce pubertal changes
in hypogonadal males; some experts have advocated lower dosages
initially, gradually increasing the dose as puberty progresses,
with or without a decrease to maintenance levels. Other experts
emphasize that higher dosages are needed to induce pubertal changes
and lower dosages can be used for maintenance after puberty. The
chronological and skeletal ages must be taken into consideration,
both in determining the initial dose and in adjusting the dose.
For replacement in the hypogonadal male, 50 to 400 mg should be
administered every two to four weeks.