Testosterone propionate is the oldest form of injectable testosterone and was first launched in 1937. It dominated the sports world until the 1960s until Testosterone Enanthate and Cypionate seemed to have a longer action than Propionate. It is a very popular steroid among bodybuilders even today. Testosterone propionate is active for 2-3 days, and maximum peak is reached within 24-36 hours, after which it decreases immediately. Unlike Enanthate and Cypionate, it has much lower water retention. Only 2-3 days after it was administered you can see better muscles. An increase in strength and appetite is also observed. Propionate is used more in defining periods when a low calorie diet is followed. For this reason, the water retention is lower than the other esters.
Testosterone propionate does not directly affect the burning of fats, but it does increase metabolism and has an increased property of protecting muscle mass in the catabolism phases. This is why many athletes include propionate during definition periods. The use of this testosterone ester has seen an increase in IGF-1 and an increase in protein synthesis in the body.
Its negative effects are that it is a short ester, and this means that injections should be done once every two days to maintain testosterone levels in the body. This can be a problem for those who are sensitive to injections. Due to the frequent injection, the injection site of the propionate should be changed regularly to eliminate or reduce the irritation that this steroid may cause. It is not a good idea for beginners sensitive to injections.
In bulking cycles, propionate can be used with: Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca-Durabolin), Boldenone Undecylenate (Equipoise) or Methandienone (Danabol).
In cutting cycles more commonly used with: Stanazolol (Winstrol), Methenolone (Primobolan), Drostanolone Propionate (Masteron).
TESTOSTERONE PROPIONATE DOSAGE
The recommended propionate doses are 50-100 mg / day for daily injection. If you are willing to do it every other day, the recommended doses are 100-200 mg / day. It is important to change the injection site to reduce irritation.