Testosterone propionate has the propionate ester and this is the only feature that makes it different from other Testosterone steroids in the same family. Propionate is one of the short esters that have been combined with Testosterone.
Testosterone is considered to be the most important of the male sex hormones or androgens. Testosterone is known as the hormone that makes a man “manly”. It is responsible for the development and maintenance of the male secondary sexual characteristics – development of penis, prostate and the scrotum; hair growth in the face, arms, legs, and in between; and promotion of sexual drive. The fact that testosterone is produced by the testicles is the reason why many are prone to believe that this hormone is only for the promotion of sexual and reproductive functions in men. The thing is testosterone does have extragenital functions, fulfilling vital roles in the maintenance of the overall well being of males. In fact, testosterone – despite it being tagged as a male hormone – also improves the health and appearance of women. Yes, even women have this hormone. Testosterone propionate is anabolic and androgenic, meaning that is can be used for bulking and fat loss at the same time. This is a double advantage since everyone wants to lose fat weight and gain muscle weight at the same time. This is a special steroid that increases the rate of protein synthesis, which also means that you will need a lot more proteins in your diets to keep this rate up. Testosterone propionate also increases the activities of satellite cells that promote the healing of scars and wasted muscles. It is a bulking steroid, which comes in handy when used among patients with muscle wasting diseases. With muscle replenishment comes an increased energy level and with energy comes good health for people suffering from the side effects of muscle wasting. It increases the red blood cells count in the body and anyone who has suffered from anemia can benefit. It also reduces the level of bad cholesterol and saves the user from diseases of the heart. Testosterone propionate increases the aggression among its users too. Testosterone propionate is for gaining cycles as it aromatizes. However, testosterone propionate does not cause water retention as much as that observed with other testosterone esters. Thus, it is one of the most popular testosterone compounds today because of this asset. It is also one the most expensive due to its high demand. Testosterone propionate effective dose starts at 300mg to 2000mg per week for men. For women, the dosage is 50mg – 100mg per week. Some of the side effects of Testosterone propionate include gynecomastia, Virilization and water retention. The latter side effect is due to the fact that the rate of aromatization of Testosterone propionate is pretty high.