Testosterone Cypionate Powder
Testosterone Cypionate Powder is undoubtedly a great compound to run; Some might concern its initial cost per gram. IMO its a large upfront cost to bare when comparing it to a similar compound such as equipoise, however, what you must realize is that it is completely worth it if you are an experienced bodybuilder/athlete – which means that we won’t be recommending this compound for any third cycle options.
Data of Testosterone Cypionate:
Names: Dihydroboldenone, 1-test cyp, 1 test, DHB, 1-test
Chemical Names: 17beta-hydroxyandrost-1-en-3-one, 5alpha-androst-1-en-3-one, 17beta-ol.
Active Life: depends on the ester utilized
Anabolic/Androgenic Ratio: 200/100.
Dosage: 300-400 mg/week to 1000 mg/week.
Melting point: 192~196 °C.
Description: Pale yellow crystalline powder.
Testosterone Cypionate is the longest-estered testosterone available today. It has a half-life in the body of 15 to 16 days and is found as injectable oil. Because it reacts in the body for so long, it can cause more water retention than other steroids and is best used as bulking compound in a stack.
It is also important to remember that the use of an injectable testosterone will quickly suppress endogenous testosterone production. It is therefore mandatory to complete a proper post cycle therapy, constisting of HCG and Clomid or Nolvadex at the conclusion of a cycle. This should help the user avoid a strong “crash” due to hormonal imbalance, which can strip away much of the new muscle mass and strength. This is no doubt the reason why many athletes claim to be very disappointed with the final result of steroid use, as there is often only a slight permanent gain if anabolics are discontinued incorrectly. Of course we cannot expect to retain every pound of new bodyweight after a cycle. This is especially true whenever we are withdrawing a strong (aromatizing) androgen like testosterone, as a considerable drop in weight (and strength) is to be expected as retained water is excreted. This should not be of much concern; instead the user should focus on ancillary drug therapy so as to preserve the solid mass underneath.
Another way athletes have found to lessen the “crash”, is to first replace the testosterone with a milder anabolic like Deca-Durabolin. This steroid is administered alone, at a typical dosage (200-400mg per week), for the following month or two. In this “stepping down” procedure the user is attempting to turn the watery bulk of a strong testosterone into the more solid muscularity we see with nandrolone preparations. In many instances this practice proves to be very effective.