Testocyp vial (Testosterone Cypionate) is a long-acting injectable testosterone diluted in oil. The half-life of Testocyp in the body of the athlete is about 2 weeks. Testocyp is a strong androgen with good anabolic properties.
Testocyp is a drug that is one of the longest testosterone esters available to athletes to date. The half-life of the substance in the body occurs from 15 to 16 days (half-life – 6-8 days). Available in the form of an oily solution. Testocyp acts for a long time, forming a water retention more than other speakers. Most often it is used together with courses to increase the mass. In the human body, Testocyp manifests itself as a natural testosterone – the male sex hormone, responsible for virtually all sensory and physical properties of the stronger sex. It can cause anger, voice mutation, sexual desire, muscle growth. Testosterone carries out its work through anabolic sensors, giving a signal about the preservation of nitrogen, from which, in addition, proteins are formed muscle. The disadvantage of Testocyp is that it is capable of aromatization, turning into estrogens. As soon as an increased amount of estrogen appears in the body of a man, women’s features begin to appear: gynecomastia, water retention, fat deposition. In addition, sexual desire decreases and there is a risk of testicular atrophy. Most side effects can be avoided if the drug is used rationally.
Like all injectable forms of testosterone, cypionate causes a significant increase in muscle mass and strength during the cycle. Because testosterone is easily converted into estrogens, approximately 30% of the mass will be taken up by a fluid that is quickly lost after the course is over.
For the same reason, Testosterone cypionate is not suitable for a cycle. Excess estrogen levels caused by this drug can lead rather quickly to the development of gynecomastia, which manifests as tenderness, swelling, or tightness in the nipple region. To prevent this, auxiliary drugs (Nolvadex or Clomid) are used. Antiestrogens minimize the effect of estrogens, and reduce the effect of anabolic steroids in a directional way. It is best to use aromatase blockers.
Because testosterone is the main male androgen, one can also expect the development of pronounced androgenic side effects. In many ways, their severity is related to the rate at which testosterone in the body is converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This substance is a metabolite of testosterone, which is responsible for the development of known androgenic effects, which are associated with the use of testosterone cypionate. These include: increased secretion of sebum, acne, hair growth on the body and face, as well as male pattern baldness.