- Feb 22, 2016
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is the key male hormone - It is an Androgen Meaning That is responsible for the development of male sexual characteristics.
Testosterone is a type of Androgen produced by Leydig cells primarily by the testes/testicles in men and in the ovaries by women.
Small quantities are also produced by the adrenal glands in both sexes.
During puberty, testosterone helps build a young man's muscles, Deepens his voice, grow hair on his body, grow the size of his penis and testicles.
In men testosterone helps regulate a number of functions in the body, below is just a few.
Bone MASS and Density
Fat Regulation and Distribution
Muscle Size and Strength
As we become older our testosterone levels begin to drop.
By about 40 years of age our circulating testosterone levels will begin to drop 1- 2% per year.
Low testosterone levels have been associated with,
Higher Estrogen Levels
Mood instabilities such as,
Decrease in MUSCLE MASS and STRENGTH
Decrease in Bone MASS and Mineral Density
Increase in fat Mass
High blood pressure
Here is Bloodwork that will be required from your dr. To initially diagnose you to see if you qualify for TRT.
(Testosterone Replacement Therapy)
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel-
Testosterone Free and Total-
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin-
There are many forms of injectable testosterone
Here are a few .
(Sustanon) a combination of different ester
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 in the body once injected.
Even though the testosterone molecule remains the
same regardless of the ester. Each one can yield different results depending on how they are metabolized By the individual.
By adding and ester, injections can be taken as frequently as once a day, EOD, twice per week, or as infrequent as once a week or longer. Without the use of an ester maintaining/stable constant blood levels would be much more difficult to achieve.
Approximate Testosterone Half Life
Testosterone Undecanoate. 16-17 days
Sustanon or Omnadren. 15-18 days
Testosterone Cypionate. 12-14 days
Testosterone Enanthate. 10-12 days
Test Phenylpropionate. 4 - 5. days
Testosterone Propionate. . 2 - 3. days
Testosterone Suspension. 1/2 - 1 day
WHAT is your favorite testosterone to run ?
What are the reasons some of you prefer cyp over enanthate and vice versa?
Or do you prefer a short ester even thou pinning frequency is much greater?
or Do you prefer Long esters for Less Pinning?
Whats your reasoning? Better results, Faster results, less bloat?