proprime (testosterone propionate)
Packing: 10 ampoules
This product (Testosterone Propionate) is sold under different names:
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone. It is the responsible for producing mainly male-specific sexual traits. When synthesized, it is usually attached to an ester to delay its release into the body. Testosterone Propionate is the shortest commonly ester attached to the Testosterone hormone. This means it takes your body the least amount of time to rid itself of the ester and release the parent hormone into the body. Due to its short active life, testosterone propionate typically needs to be injected every other day at a minimum. Anecdotally, testosterone propionate causes the least side effects and the least bloating; these side effects usually subside very quickly when use is ceased.
Testosterone was the first anabolic steroid (after tren steroid) developed, in the 1930’s. It has been used as the most potent mass builder for decades. Brand names of testosterone propionate include “Testovis” and “Virormone.”
Testosterone is responsible for promoting health and well-being through enhanced libido, energy, immunity, increased fat loss, gaining and maintaining lean muscle mass, preventing Osteoporosis (loss of bone density) and possible protection against heart disease. Testosterone is also responsible for normal growth and development of male sex organs and maintenance of secondary sex characteristics. Secondary sex characteristics are specific traits that separate the two sexes, but are not directly part of the reproductive system, for example: chest and facial hair, a distinguished jaw line, broad shoulders and increased muscle mass. Testosterone binds to the Androgen Receptors (AR), which thus causes accelerated muscle gain, fat loss, and muscle repair and growth. These mechanisms are stimulated by activation of the Androgen Receptors (either directly or indirectly as DHT).
There are many possible side-effects associated with Testosterone Propionate use. This product has a high level of aromatization into estrogen and coverts to DHT (dihydrotestosterone) as well. Testosterone can convert to estrogen, the female sex hormone, creating a high risk of gynecomastia (formation of breast tissue in males). Also, supplementing Testosterone to your body will result in the shutting down of the body’s natural production of the hormone. The severity of side effects depend mostly on the dose and duration of circulating free testosterone and it’s conversion to estrogen and DHT. Testosterone’s anabolic/androgenic effects are dependant upon also dosage; the higher the dose the higher the muscle building effect. Testosterone typically promotes aggressive and dominant behavior.
Testosterone is the best mass builder known to man and recommended as the base of any mass building cycle.
All anabolic steroids carry with them possible negative and adverse side-effects; in that Testosterone-Propionate makes no exception. However, often the effects are highly exaggerated and it is important to note that through responsible use in healthy adult men such side-effects can largely be controlled and often of little concern at all. The most common side-effects of Testosterone-Propionate use will be estrogenic related due to the aromatase process. As testosterone will convert to estrogen via the aromatase enzyme common side-effects include but are not limited to:
- Water Retention
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
These are the most common side-effects but all hope is not lost. We can greatly reduce these side-effects by taking two precautions; ensuring our diets are full of healthy omega fatty acids and through the use of quality aromatase inhibitors such as Arimidex or Letrozole. However, there is one side-effect that will occur in all men who supplement with Testosterone-Propionate and that is testicular atrophy. Exogenous testosterone use will suppress your natural production; however, once use is discontinued normal production will begin again and testicular size will return to normal.
Testosterone Propionate Cycles
What stacks well with Testosterone Propionate? Everything! Many peoples favorites are Equipoise (Boldenone Undeclyenate) or Deca Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate), but really, anything will stack well with Testosterone Propionate. Trenbolone (Trenbolone Acetate), Masteron (Drostanolone), and Winstrol (Stanozolol) are also favorites for many on a cutting cycle. Its important to remember that since Testosterone Propionate has such a short ester, most people stack it with other short estered drugs, the rational being that they need to endure frequent injections for the Testosterone Propionate to be effective, so they may as well be using other drugs requiring the same dosing protocol.
Finally, its worth noting that sometimes a strategy known as “frontloading” is employed with Testosterone Propionate, this is where double or triple the intended dose for the cycle is injected for the first two weeks, then the user switches to a longer ester. The reasoning behind this is presumably to get the blood levels of the hormone up quickly in the hopes of seeing results more rapidly.