Testosterone Propionate is a pure testosterone hormone. Although synthetic it is a perfect replica of the primary naturally produced male androgen testosterone. By design, the hormone is attached to the Propionate (propionic acid) ester, a small/short ester that enables the hormone’s release time to be controlled. Without an ester, the hormone would disperse and dissipate rapidly post administration. By attaching the ester, this promotes a controlled release and allows the individual to inject the hormone less frequently. Once Testosterone Propionate is injected, the ester slowly begins to detach from the hormone. As the ester is detached the testosterone hormone begins to release into the blood. The half-life of Testosterone Propionate is approximately two days, which is substantially longer than ester free testosterone, which carries a half-life a little less than 24 hours.
Outside of performance enhancement, Testosterone Propionate has found a number of therapeutic uses. Testosterone Propionate has found other points of interesting use over the years in treating menopausal issues, chronic cystic mastitis, excessive lactation and endometriosis. This was for a decent amount of time the most commonly used testosterone for female medical treatment, but it has largely been removed from U.S. FDA approval in female patients. It is still approved for male use in the U.S. but it will be found in medicinal circles more commonly in other parts of the world. However, Cypionate and Enanthate remain the dominate forms worldwide leaving Propionate to be primarily use in performance circles.
Dosages and Uses:
TRT Testosterone Propionate Doses:
In TRT plans, standard male Testosterone Propionate doses will normally be 25-50mg 2-3 times per week. However, 2 times per week can prove very inefficient due to the steroid’s very short activity time. Regardless of your Testosterone Propionate doses prescribed, you will find 3 days per week or an every other day schedule to be the most beneficial if stable peak levels are to be maintained.
Performance Testosterone Propionate Doses:
For a true anabolic benefit, standard male Testosterone Propionate doses will normally begin at 100mg every other day giving the individual a 350mg per week average. Most healthy adult men should find this to be a very comfortable dosing that is very well-tolerated.
Generally, most men will find 8 weeks of use to be the shortest amount of time for use, with 12 weeks being very commonplace. Hardcore cycles may call for periods of 16 weeks of use; however, more common would be a large ester base compound used for 8-12 weeks and then switching to Testosterone Propionate the final weeks.