Testosterone Propionate (Testosterone Propionate) is an esterified form of the hormone, with the shortest period of action. It is mainly used during the “drying” period to preserve the muscular mass gained. But it can be used by representatives of cyclical sports associated with endurance. The propionate-based drug contains a testosterone molecule with a propionic acid ester attached to it, which determines the pharmacological properties and characteristics of the substance.
Testosterone Propionate has a specific androgenic effect on the body. Its influence on the body ensures the stimulation of the development and function of the external genitalia, prostate, seminal vesicles, secondary male sexual characteristics. Testosterone takes part in the formation of male sexual behavior, and also participates in the construction of the constitution of the body, it provides stimulation of spermatogenesis. Under the influence of testosterone, the production of luteotropic and follicle-stimulating hormones decreases.
The hormone testosterone is an antagonist of estrogens, female sex hormones. It provides the development of an antitumor effect in tumors of the mammary glands in women. Also, the substance provides an anabolic effect, as a result of which protein synthesis is stimulated, the amount of fat deposits is reduced, the body retains a number of elements that are necessary for protein synthesis. Under the influence of this hormone, the degree of fixation of calcium in bones increases, muscle mass increases.
The severity of the therapeutic effect depends both on the dosage and on the individual characteristics of the athlete’s body. The pharmacological action of testosterone propionate does not differ from other forms of testosterone. In the body, the nitrogen balance increases, which indicates an increase in protein concentration, an increase in growth hormone mediated peptides, and an improvement in the recovery of muscle fibers. Testosterone propionate stimulates: increased muscle mass, increased strength, severity of relief, and sexual desire. The duration of the therapeutic effect of propionate is only 2 days.
Dosing and Administration
Since the action of propionate is short, it is recommended to take the drug every other day. The optimal single dose is 50 mg. Experienced athletes who have previously taken this drug can increase the total single dose and take 100 mg every other day. The duration of the course is 6-8 weeks.