Are you getting the most out of your Testosterone injections?
As of late, I have received many e-mails on this from customers trying to understand the best way to administer their Testosterone doses. I will review some basic principles of using both Testosterone Cypionate and Enanthate. This would be pretty much the same for Sustanon injections as well.
I am the first to admit that I don’t care for doing more frequent injections; actually, I hate it! I have been guilty of slacking on this from time to time and trying to do my injects 1x a week to save myself from feeling like a pin cushion. I know I need to be reminded of this often so I wanted to take a moment to explain how these esters work in the blood stream and why you may be experiencing less of the ‘desired effect’ and more of the ‘side effect’ when using these drugs. Testosterone Enanthate and Cypionate and to a certain degree Sustanon have a half life of 10-days or so, but you have to understand what that means exactly.
If you take a look at the image you can see the peak blood concentrations after injection. You can see that after one day you have a significantly elevated Testosterone level in the body, now this is exactly what we want! As you look at the next 2-3 days, the blood level is elevated as well, but after day 4-5 it begins to drop off quickly. I know many guys do injections 1x a week out of convenience, but this is stifling their gains and causing more side effects to occur. You get side effects when your Test levels are going low and high, back and forth every week, not to mention your missing out on half of the time you could have elevated Testosterone levels! Your body is in a constant stage trying to figure out if it should try and restart its natural test in between getting the synthetic test you are injecting; furthermore, you have your estrogen levels that are being elevated from the injections, then your test levels are dropping off after 4 days but the estrogen is still elevated. This is not an ideal atmosphere for growth.
So, what is the ideal way to dose your Testosterone?
By looking at the image you can see that after day 4 it begins to drop off a lot. In order to maintain high blood concentrations you want to inject every 3-4 days. I have seen so many guys start doing this and come back to me with a huge smile and another 10lbs of muscle on their frame. Yes, it does mean splitting up your injections more often; however, it will help tremendously in keeping your blood levels elevated and your gains consistent.
Ideally, Testosterone Enanthate and Cypionate should be dosed like this. If you are using Test Propionate, you will want to inject every 2-3 days.
Other drugs like Deca and EQ have longer half lives and don’t need as frequent of injections. You can find research on these on the net, or email me and I will be happy to review some of this with you.
I hope this information is helpful. I am not an expert in this area, but I have a significant amount of personal experience and a ton of people we have worked with over the years.