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Testosterone

Updated: 29 August 2017

What is Testosterone?

Testosterone is a naturally occurring steroidal hormone produced in the testes of males and in the ovaries of females. Testosterone plays a vital role in both males and females, both these sexes need testosterone for a healthy functioning body. Testosterone is a highly androgenic/anabolic hormone and plays a vital role in the development of the prostate, testicles, muscle growth and strength. Low testosterone levels can lead to a number of problems such as; depression, anxiety, weight loss (loss of muscle mass), weak bones, libido problems etc…

Synthetic Testosterone

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In 1935, two chemists named Butenandt and Ruzicka were the first to successfully synthesize testosterone from cholesterol. Largely, thanks to Butenandt and Ruzicka, testosterone was now available and successfully administered in injection form. Testosterone propionate was the first testosterone available, but soon after the success of propionate, there were many other forms of testosterone being produced. These different forms of testosterone are generally all the same, the difference being the different ester attached to the testosterone which gives it a longer or shorter half life.

With synthetic versions of testosterone now being widely available, it wasn’t long before athletes started using it to enhance their performance. The Soviet Union was the first to experiment with this and throughout the 1950’s they dominated most of the Olympic events. It wasn’t long after when an American doctor named John Ziegler and his team discovered that the Soviet athletes had been using synthetic forms of testosterone to increase their strength and performance. This lead to Ziegler and his team developing a new anabolic steroid that would be more effective than testosterone at increasing their athletes performance. This steroid was methandrostenolone (dianabol) and very quickly became the most used steroid by athletes and bodybuilders.

Testosterone Side Effects

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As with all steroids, there are possible side effects that may result from using testosterone. Many side effects can be reduced or completely avoided by lowering the dosage or by using certain medications.

Possible side effects:

  • Acne
  • High blood pressure
  • Testicular atrophy
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hair loss (male pattern baldness)
  • Increased aggression
  • Increased LDL (bad cholesterol)
  • Decreased HDL (good cholesterol)

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Testosterone Dosages and Cycles

Testosterone should always be incorporated into any steroid cycle. Many steroids can give the user libido problems, this can be fixed by using testosterone. Testosterone dosages can range hugely, depending on the users goals, experience and sensitivity to this steroid.

For beginners a dosage of 300mg to 500mg a week is more than enough. Intermediate and advanced users will usually take more than this and also use other steroids in their cycle. Always remember, the higher the dosage, the higher the chances of side effects. Taking larger dosages doesn’t necessarily mean you will get better results, more is not always better when it comes to steroids.

A users first steroid cycle should always consist of low dosage of testosterone only and then followed by a proper PCT.

Sample cycle #1

 Testosterone CypionateNolvadex (*if needed)Clomid
Week 1500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 2500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 3500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 4500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 5500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 6500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 7500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 8500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 9500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 10500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 1120mg/day*
Week 1220mg/day*
Week 1320mg/day*
Week 1420mg/day50mg/day
Week 1520mg/day50mg/day
Week 1620mg/day50mg/day
Week 1720mg/day50mg/day

The above cycle is for entertainment purposes only and is not medical advise.

Sample cycle #2

 DianabolTestosterone CypionateNolvadex (*if needed)Clomid
Week 140mg/day500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 240mg/day500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 340mg/day500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 440mg/day500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 5500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 6500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 7500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 8500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 9500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 10500mg/week20mg/day*
Week 1120mg/day*
Week 1220mg/day*
Week 1320mg/day*
Week 1420mg/day50mg/day
Week 1520mg/day50mg/day
Week 1620mg/day50mg/day
Week 1720mg/day50mg/day

The above cycle is for entertainment purposes only and is not medical advise.