Steroid profile for Testosterone Cypionate
Anabolic Rating: 100
Androgenic Rating: 100
Half Life: 8 days
Liver toxicity – None
Detection Time: upto 3 months
Method of administration: Intramuscular
About Test C
Testosterone Cypionate is one of the many ester variants of Testosterone available, and is most likely the second most popular esterified variant (the first being Testosterone Enanthate). It is an injectable form of Testosterone with a slow rate of release and a longer half-life. However, the release rates and half-life of both Testosterone Cypionate and Testosterone Enanthate are very much identical and the two compounds are easily interchangeable (for example, an individual can easily run a 10 week cycle of Testosterone and switch between Testosterone Enanthate and Testosterone Cypionate seamlessly). Testosterone Cypionate possesses a half-life of approximately 12 days while Testosterone Enanthate possesses a half-life of approximately 10 days – hardly much difference. The interesting fact about Testosterone Cypionate, however, is that it seems to have a distinct favor of popularity among American bodybuilders and athletes over the Enanthate variant. These distinctions are not extreme, however, and the commonality of use and availability of both variants is almost equal with Testosterone Enanthate ever so slightly more popular. Neither variant possesses any advantages over the other.
Testosterone Cypionate is a synthetic version of the naturally produced testosterone hormone. This hormone is responsible for many different physical and mental characteristics in males. It promotes sex drive, fat loss, helps with gaining and maintaining lean muscle mass, increases bone density, and may even protect against heart disease.
Many athletes display massive strength gains while using Testosterone Cypionate as the hormone improves muscle contraction by increasing the number of motor neutrons in muscle and improves neuromuscular transmission. It also promotes glycogen synthesis providing more fuel for intense workouts thereby increasing endurance and strength.
Testosterone Cypionate also promotes fat loss through an enhancement of metabolic activity. Testosterone binds to the androgen receptor fairly well resulting in fat breakdown, and further prevents new fat cell formation.
For the off-season athlete, more lean muscle mass can be built with less body fat gain. In-order to grow, you must consume enough calories and fat gain will occur, but Testosterone Cypionate will ensure the gains you receive are those you want.
While off-season bulking use is the most common, the effects of Testosterone Cypionate can be tremendously beneficial during the cutting phase too. During this period of use, you are able to preserve far more lean muscle tissue that would otherwise be lost. In-order to lose body fat, you must burn more calories than you consume and this can, and often does lead, to muscle and strength loss. Further, the longer and harder you diet the more muscle and strength will be at risk, but with Testosterone Cypionate, muscle tissue and strength would be protected.
Finally, the effects of Testosterone Cypionate result in greater muscular endurance. You will do more work, won’t tire out as fast yet recover faster. This also includes the recovery of tore down muscle tissue (after training). Endurance and recovery are two of the key elements to successful athletic performance. As an added bonus, high testosterone levels will increase the individual’s strength. This is obviously an advantage to an athlete and is very welcomed in an off-season cycle designed for physique enhancement.
Test C administration
Although active in the body for a longer time, Testosterone Cypionate is usually injected on a weekly basis for physique- or performance- enhancing purposes. The usual dosage is in the range of 250-750 mg per week, taken in cycles 6 to 12 weeks in length.This level is sufficient for most users to notice exceptional gains in muscle size and strength.
For performance enhancement, one injection per week is often enough; however, in many cases two smaller yet equal sized injections will prove to be far more efficient. As for the actual performance doses, this can range anywhere from 250mg per week all the way to 1,000mg per week depending on needs and desires
Test C side effects
Testosterone is readily aromatized in the body to estradiol (estrogen). Elevated estrogen levels can cause side effects such as increased water retention, body fat gain, and gynecomastia. To counter this it is recommended to run an aromatase inhibitor such as Aromasin or Arimidex. Proviron is also an effective way to maintain steady estrogen levels.
Elevated levels of testosterone are likely to produce androgenic side effects including oily skin, acne, and body and facial hair growth. Men with a genetic predisposition for hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) may notice accelerated male pattern balding.