Testopro is a strong anabolic steroid produced by Phoenix Remedies as a synthetic analog of endogenous testosterone. The main active ingredient of this drug is specifically Testosterone Propionate. Testosterone is a hormone that serves as the main molecule for most hormonal (androgen) drugs. By changing the testosterone molecule (by adding or removing atoms), a particular drug is synthesized. So, for example, Testosterone Propionate is a testosterone molecule to which the propionic acid ester is attached, and it determines the pharmacological properties and features of the action of this substance.
The action of Testosterone Propionate
It should be noted that all Testosterone esters have the same mechanisms of action, the difference lies in the activity and the predominant direction of action.
On the one hand, Testosterone Propionate improves the metabolism, which helps to get rid of fat. On the other hand, this steroid is very fast acting, which leads to rapid muscle growth. It is important to note that Testosterone Propionate shows a lower level of water retention compared to other steroids. It specifically initiates the transcription of genes, thereby changing the nitrogen balance in a positive direction.
It also increases the level of insulin-like growth factor in the muscles and liver. Plus, it causes the proliferation of satellite cells in the muscle tissue, due to which hyperplasia and muscle recovery occur.
Test Prop Effects:
- Increased muscle mass
- Fat burning
- Improving definition
- Increase in power indicators
- Increased libido
- Lowering the level of cholesterol in the blood
- Reduced risk of coronary artery disease
- It is characterized by a short action time
Side effects of Testosterone Propionate
The most common complaint from the of Testosterone Propionate is pain, irritation and redness at the injection site, which is further exacerbated by the need for a high frequency of their execution. And also a pronounced increase in aggression is manifested.
The side effects of Testosterone Propionate are due to the fact that it is easily aromatized and converted to estrogens and dihydrotestosterone, like any other testosterone ester, at high dosages it can cause:
- Baldness of the scalp
- Hirsutism (body hair growth)
- Enlarged prostate (especially in the elderly)
- Masculinization (in women)
The drug suppresses its own production of testosterone, which, as a rule, is restored at the end of the cycle in 2-3 months. For long-term cycles, it is necessary to administer gonadotropin 500 IU, 1 time a week, starting from week 2. As practice shows, in moderate doses, it does not affect either the liver, kidneys, or any other internal organs. It is not recommended for use by women, due to high androgenic activity.
Recommendations for use
Testosterone Propionate is typically taken in a dose of 50-100mg every other day. The cycle should last for 4-6 weeks, depending on the goal. Dosages and cycle lengths within these ranges are adequate for receiving the beneficial effects that this steroid can provide.
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