Testosterone Cypionate is one of the many esterified variants of Testosterone available, and is most likely the second most popular esterified variant, the first being Testosterone Enanthate. It is an injectable form of Testosterone with a slow rate of release and a longer half-life. There have been very minimal reports of various patients that prefer Testosterone Cypionate to Testosterone Enanthate if only because of the fact that some individuals tend to respond better at the injection site.
Testosterone Cypionate in the 1970s, like all anabolic steroids at the time, had undergone a narrowing of approved medical application in its use. The FDA had narrowed its approved medical uses down to the treatment of male androgen deficiency (hypogonadism and andropause). Testosterone Cypionate held an even stronger case for its narrowing of approved applications due to the fact that Testosterone itself is quite the strong androgen unsuitable for use in females and children.
Testosterone Cypionate Cycles and Uses
As with almost any Testosterone variant or derivative, Testosterone Cypionate cycles tend to almost always be utilized for the purpose of bulking, mass gaining, and strength gaining periods of training. Though its ideal use is for this purpose, this is not to say that it cannot be used effectively (albeit at a lower dosage) for cutting cycles where fat loss is the primary goal. For the purpose of bulking and/or gaining mass and strength, Testosterone Cypionate is usually employed at a higher dosage (approximately 500mg/week). It is usually utilized at this dosage for a period of 12 – 14 weeks due to its longer ester, and therefore longer half-life. Testosterone Cypionate possesses a half-life of around 10 – 12 days. By comparison, its close counterpart Testosterone Enanthate is almost the same, with a half-life of around 7 – 10 days.
No matter the cycle goal, whether it is cutting or bulking, Testosterone Cypionate is usually utilized with and stacked with other anabolic steroids that possess very similar characteristics for obvious reasons. It is a common companion to compounds such as Deca-Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate), which is usually run for the same 10 – 12 week length as Testosterone Cypionate, and a ‘kickstarting’ compound such as Dianabol (Methandrostenolone) is usually included from the start of the cycle until it is discontinued at around week 4 or 6.
In the event that one wishes to try to use Testosterone Cypionate in a cutting or fat loss cycle, it can be employed in the manner of a supportive compound only to maintain natural and normal levels of Testosterone in the body while a stronger compound better suited to the fat loss role does the job. This is known as using Testosterone Cypionate at a TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) dosage of around 100mg/week.
Testosterone Cypionate Dosing and Administration
Medically, Testosterone Cypionate is prescribed at 250mg once every 2 – 4 weeks, which is also dependent on the physician’s protocol, and the patient’s progress in his TRT therapy.
In the realm of bodybuilding and performance enhancement, Testosterone Cypionate is normally run at around 300 – 500mg weekly as a beginner dosage range. Intermediate Testosterone Cypionate dosages are often in the range of 500 – 750mg per week, and advanced users are known for running as high as 1,000mg or more per week of Testosterone Cypionate.
As Testosterone Cypionate possesses a half-life of around 10 – 12 days, it is recommended that Testosterone Cypionate is administered once per week at an absolute minimum. However, if one wishes to experience the best results possible, ideally Testosterone Cypionate would be administered two times per week where the dosage is split evenly between injections. For example, a Testosterone Cypionate dosing of 500mg/week should be administered as 250mg on Monday and 250mg on Thursday every week. This minimizes peaks and valleys in blood plasma levels, and thus also reduces certain unwanted side effects due to spiking blood plasma levels of the hormone.
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