Everything about Testosterone
Testosterone is an essential part of men and women to maintain a healthy body important hormones, one of the men demand for much higher than women, testosterone hormone can say is the most effective to improve athletic performance, lack of testosterone levels in the body will not be able to achieve very high competitive level, and this is why you need to use more than the natural secretion dose.
What is testosterone?
Testosterone is one of the most important male sex hormone, responsible for the development of testicles and the prostate gland and muscle, bone mineral density and strength, in addition to these basic functions, testosterone may also affect our overall health level, low testosterone not only has a negative impact on musculoskeletal, also can cause all kinds of psychological problems.
As the male hormone, testosterone, there are both anabolic properties and masculine character, like all other steroid hormone, testosterone, cholesterol is derivative, its secretion by luteinizing hormones luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormones follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) of adjustment. The pituitary gland is stimulated by the release of luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone, stimulating testicular secretion of testosterone, pituitary and testis are important in the process of testosterone secretion.
The appearance of exogenous testosterone:
In 1935, when Adolf Butenandt and Leopold Ruzicka (both chemists were awarded the Nobel Prize) for artificial testicles, athletes used testicular extracts to improve performance. The separation and synthesis of testosterone has made it possible for the injection of testosterone propionate.
All kinds of synthetic testosterone are essentially the same, and the difference is in determining the release time of the drug and the active ester chain in the body.
Benefits of using exogenous testosterone:
Testosterone is used for different purposes, and the dosage is different. Some people are for the treatment of low testosterone. Others are to improve their performance, regardless of the dosage.
Resilience: training actually destroys muscle tissue, and muscle growth occurs during recovery. Testosterone increases the rate of recovery.
Anti-catabolism: some hormones cause muscle breakdown and fat accumulation, such as cortisol. Testosterone can prevent or delay its effects, protect muscle tissue and prevent increased fat.
Red blood cells increase: testosterone increases red blood cells, increases oxygen uptake and utilization, and significantly improves endurance and muscle activity.
Protein synthesis efficiency: testosterone can enhance the body’s ability to synthesize protein, increase muscle surrounded degree or in the strict control calorie intake to maintain muscle tissue, high levels of testosterone promotes positive nitrogen balance, make the body to retain more muscles.
Different kinds of testosterone products have these effects.
Types of testosterone:
There are many types and USES of testosterone, the most common and most effective of which is the injection, and the other is gel, oral capsules and tablets.
We mentioned that the ester chain is the difference between different types of testosterone. The most common types of testosterone products are:
Sustanon-250 four testosterone mixture (30mg propionate, 60mg phenylpropionate, 60mg isocaproate, 100mg decanoate)
Omnadren iv testosterone (30mg propionate, 60mg phenylpropionate, 60mg isocaproate, 100mg decanoate) looks like sustanon-250 but with a slight difference.
Testosterone propionate :(the first two stages have been introduced in detail with propionate, a friend who has not seen it can go to see the history)
Propionate is one of the earliest and best-selling testosterone products in the world. It is named after its rapid separation of propionate. The effect of testosterone propionate with other testosterone, 48 hours but it short half-life decision must use it frequently, most athletes to maintain the stability of blood drug concentration injection once every one day will be.
It is reported that the same dose of propionate is more effective than other types, but there is little difference. There are also some long-term users of testosterone who say that the water retention caused by testosterone propionate is lighter than that of other types.
Hormone testosterone propionate as a simple but very effective, a large number of athletes are using, but some people because of propionate too sensitive and feeling unwell, this problem can be solved by switching to other drugs.
Testosterone, like propionate, is very popular, and its esters are longer than propionate and have a half-life of about 15 days without frequent injections, especially for hormone therapy. Most athletes chose amount injected twice a week, and more frequent, more and more economic bodybuilders injection, every other day while in terms of heptanoic acid testosterone long half-life to do so is not necessary, but these athletes said the blood drug concentration is more stable, high levels of testosterone is better.
There are a number of companies that produce testosterone, and the most popular are Meditech and Alpha pharm.
It’s almost the same as testosterone, and the difference is that the half-life is only about 24 hours longer than that of testosterone, which is almost negligible, and the frequency of use is not very different, and the effect is just as strong.
Testosterone and cyclopentonate are almost identical twins, and the difference between propionate and propionate is only short, with a short half-life. The difference between testosterone suspension and their greatest difference is that it does not have an ester chain, so the conversion rate and utilization rate of injection is 100%, while the other types are about 75%.
Sustanon without ester chain also caused it must use it frequently, the chain determines the steroid maintain effect of time, for example, injecting 100 mg half-life testosterone propionate for 48 hours, 24 hours after injection in vivo left half, or 50 mg testosterone, 48 hours before the rest 25 mg, and so on until it is depleted. In less than 24 hours after injections of 100 mg of testosterone suspension, athletes must be injected daily, even twice a day.
Testosterone Sustanon is water injection, and almost every other testosterone is oil-based injection, water injection work faster and more strong, but the pain of injections more intense, but say what injection pain, each person’s pain is different also.
Sustanon-250 four testosterone mixture:
Tetratestosterone mixture is a mixture of four different types of testosterone, and its different half-life gives the mixture stable and sustained release properties. Its components are as follows:
Propionate: 30 mg Propionate.
Testosterone- Phenylpropionate: 60 mg of Phenylpropionate.
Testosterone-isocaproate: 60 mg of Isocaproate.
Testosterone-Decanoate: 100 milligrams of Testosterone.
The purpose of Organon’s development is to make it available only once every few weeks. But the frequency of the athletes is still high. The testosterone propionate and benzene testosterone propionate shortest half-life, alien acid testosterone center, decanoic acid ester of testosterone has the longest chain, most of the athletes in order to maintain stable and testosterone leels peak every three days or the next day.
Omnadren iv testosterone mixture:
The only slight difference between it and sustanon-250 is that the long chain ester is caproate, and sustanon-250 is isocaproate.
Side effects of steroid use:
Testosterone, like all other anabolic steroids, has side effects. In fact, any drug has side effects, and common side effects of testosterone are:
Testicular Atrophy of Testicular Atrophy.
Water Retention response.
Gynecomastia bitch milk
High Blood Pressure.
Adverse Cholesterol problem.
In the only one of the side effects will appear is smaller balls, as long as the men used exogenous testosterone can appear this problem, the reason is that exogenous testosterone into the body, testicular, there is no need to secrete testosterone, will naturally become smaller, the problem with after discontinuation of testosterone to begin to secrete and solve.
Other side effects are also largely avoidable or reversible:
Water reaction: testosterone do save more water body, but the problems have been exaggerated, in most cases are related to diet, carbohydrate gao will cause swelling and water reaction, testosterone magnify this, use of aromatase inhibitors can basically solve the problem.
Whore: this is due to the aromatization of testosterone, which can be avoided by using aromatase inhibitors such as Anastrozole Anastrozole (Arimidex) or Femara Letrozole. It would be nice to have a more serious operation.
Blood pressure and cholesterol problems: if you already have, or have a potential problem and testosterone may lead to more serious, you have to take measures to prevent, pay attention to diet and lifestyle, healthy intake of Omega fatty acids is very helpful.
Acne: this is a problem we’re worried about, and we’re all covered with acne scars. It’s not good to be in shape. Although most steroids can cause this problem, it’s exaggerated. Almost all cases are due to overuse or poor hygiene conditions.
Doses of testosterone and C:
For patients with low testosterone, the doctor may decide to take the dosage, generally not too high. Athletes use a much larger amount, 250 milligrams a week, but the so-called gold standard is 500 milligrams per week, 1,000 milligrams a week is not uncommon, and even people get 1,500 milligrams of testosterone per week. It is believed that the larger the dose, the better, but not the fact that 500 milligrams a week is enough to meet the vast majority of life’s needs. The higher the dose, the greater the risk, whether or not the drug is used and how much medicine is your own choice, to be responsible for yourself.
Using testosterone for C, generally at least 8 weeks, 12 weeks is more common, and the effect is better. Some old hands do 16 weeks or more, which greatly increases the risk reward ratio. For most athletes, 12 weeks to 16 weeks of testosterone C is more effective and long-term health benefits.
Use testosterone at least as adults, while C should ensure a balanced diet and adequate strength training.