What is Testosterone
and Why is it Important?
Testosterone is the primary androgen
associated with male physical development. Don't let this fool you
though; Testosterone plays a crucial role in both male and female
health, it's just that Testosterone is produced in much higher
quantities in the male body, just as Estrogen is produced at much
higher rates by the female body. Testosterone is secreted by the
Testes and Adrenal Glands in males and the Ovaries and Adrenal Glands
Testosterone: The Formula for
Testosterone is literally the magic
formula which creates a man. Without Testosterone, males develop
androgynously, and actually develop some feminine characteristics
both as a result of the dominance of Estrogen in lieu of
Testosterone, as well as because of the development of base female
characteristics that are the result of sex-hormone neutral processes
in the human body.
Upon puberty, increased Testosterone
Levels influence numerous changes in the body: Testosterone creates
the masculine voice associated with adulthood, as well as the
vociferous libido associated with the teens and twenties.
Testosterone also causes changes to occur in an individual's
personality, increasing the appearance of dominant traits such as
assertiveness, aggression, and competitiveness, while also serving as
a natural anti-depressant which helps men retain their confidence in
the wake of uncertainty.
Testosterone encourages the increased
physical development of the muscles as well. Testosterone is a
natural steroid which bolsters the development of muscle tissue,
helping the muscles utilize nitrogen more efficiently in order to
foster muscle development. Increased muscle tone and size also helps
burn additional fat, and Testosterone contributes to increased
metabolism which helps keep men lean, fit, and trim.
The problem with Testosterone is that
eventually it starts to go away! Testosterone levels max out during
the teens and twenties and then plateau and decline in the late
twenties and early thirties. Testosterone Deficiency contributes to
declines in every aspect of male development which maintains a man in
peak condition. The muscles slowly begin to lose their mass, and
metabolism slows to a crawl as a result. When metabolism slows, this
causes the body to start storing more and more fat, greatly
increasing the risk of obesity. Men also start to lose their touch in
the bedroom, and if their deficiency becomes too severe, they may not
even be able to "get it up."
What Can I Do To Reverse
There are a number of different
treatment options available which can restore normal and healthy
Testosterone Creams -
Testosterone Gels and Creams are topical medications which are
applied daily in order to increase Testosterone Levels in the blood
stream. These are easy to use, but you must apply them daily.
Testosterone Sprays -
Testosterone Aerosol Sprays are the newest form of Testosterone
Replacement Therapy. Generally, these treatments are applied to the
armpit on a daily basis. These treatments are also generally applied
once each day.
Testosterone Injections -
Testosterone Shots are the oldest stand-by in relation to Low-T
Treatment. All of the most effective Testosterone Injections are
administered Intramuscularly, meaning that they are delivered to the
body by injecting the medication directly into muscle tissue. Unlike
Testosterone Sprays and Creams, the most common Testosterone
Injections only require weekly or biweekly T-Shots.
Testosterone Patches - This
is a relatively new form of treatment related to testosterone creams.
In this form of Testosterone Administration, an adhesive patch is
placed on the body, usually on the upper arm, which delivers a slow
and constant supply of Testosterone over a predetermined period of
Testosterone Dermal Implants -
This is a Testosterone Surgical Implant which places beads of
Testosterone just below the skin. These beads degrade slowly over
time, releasing the Testosterone contained within them to the body
over an extended period of weeks and even months.
Testosterone Injection Information
Although there are multiple means of
administering Testosterone Hormone Injection Treatments, the
remainder of this article will be written in regard to Testosterone
Cypionate and the similarities and differences among other forms of
The goal of this article is to
outline the benefits of Testosterone Cypionate, and how this form of
Testosterone compares to other forms of Testosterone Hormone Therapy.
Testosterone Esters Explained
In the United States, there two
dominant forms of Testosterone Injection: Testosterone Cypionate and
Testosterone Enanthate. Both Testosterone Enanthate and Cypionate are
medicinal compounds known as esters. A large portion of Testosterone
Medications available in the United States are ester formulations. An
ester is any molecular compound which is the result of a reaction
which combines an alcohol and a carboxylic acid.
The process of esterization is
important in order to produce a medically effective Testosterone
Treatment, because Testosterone is not naturally soluble in oil,
although it is soluble in water. Ester compounds allow the
Testosterone Treatment to remain in the body for a longer period of
time, and ester compounds also break down slowly, releasing a very
small amount of alcohol while also releasing a potent dose of
Testosterone over time.
Many Testosterone injections are
designed to be injected on either a weekly or bi-weekly basis,
whereas other Testosterone Shots are delivered multiple times per
week. By attaching Testosterone to an Ester compound, this allows the
Testosterone to slowly be released into its active form over the
course of multiple days, which reduces the need for frequent
treatment while providing a steady inflow of Free Testosterone for
the body to utilize as it sees fit.
Esters Deliver Slow and Steady
These forms of Low-T Treatment
release Testosterone at a rate slow enough to prevent overdose (when
used appropriately) while also supplying a medicinal dose of the
vital male hormone. If Testosterone is delivered directly into the
blood stream via saline injection, then the Testosterone is rapidly
consumed by the body, vastly diminishing the potential benefits.
Testosterone Enanthate and Cypionate
should only be injected directly into muscle tissue via intramuscular
injection, because oil compounds are dangerous when injected into the
blood stream and can cause a number of different medical
complications, as oil bubbles can cause blockages throughout the
Aquaviron Water-Based Testosterone
There is also a form of Testosterone
that is directly injected into the body in a water-based solution,
which is known as Aquaviron. Testosterone delivered in this manner is
only active for a brief number of hours before it is either processed
by the body or evacuated.
Water Soluble Vs. Fat Soluble
Aquaviron is not as useful for
Testosterone Hormone Injection Therapy because the human body has the
capacity to store oil-based compounds, but has no means to store
compounds which are water soluble. This is why high levels of
Vitamin-A consumption can be very dangerous, but it takes incredibly
high doses of Vitamin-C to cause anything more than minor issues.
Vitamin-A is a fat soluble vitamin
and is stored in our fat cells. This means that the body can easily
store inappropriate levels of the otherwise necessary and vital
nutrient. There have even been cases of people getting very ill from
Vitamin-A Overdose. Vitamin-C, on the other hand, flows freely
through the body, and after a short period of time, Vitamin-C that
the body has available but doesn't need is released from the body in
the process of evacuation.
Testosterone is developed into a
medicinal compound via a number of different ester formulas. In
addition to the two most common forms of Testosterone Injections,
Testosterone Enanthate and Cypionate. other forms of Testosterone
Testosterone Acetate - This
form of Testosterone Injection is delivered on a daily basis or every
other day. The half life of Acetate Testosterone is about three days.
This means that injections are administered every 1-2 days,
generally. Most Acetate Treatments deliver medication to the body
relatively quickly. Sermorelin Acetate also utilizes this ester and
daily injections are required for Sermorelin Therapy. Testosterone
Acetate has very low risk of water retention. Individuals that
utilize this form of Testosterone also claim that it is arguably the
most painless form of Testosterone Injection.
Testosterone Proprionate - This
type is Testosterone functions in the body in a similar manner as
Testosterone Acetate. Proprionate Testosterone has a slightly longer
active life, generally between four and five days. Injections are
taken about every two to three days. Many Testosterone formulations
contain both Testosterone Proprionate and Acetate acting as a unit.
Testosterone Proprionate is often chosen because it produces a
limited amount of water retention as well. Some individuals that
utilize Testosterone Proprionate claim that it has a slightly higher
risk of injection site irritation.
Testosterone Phenylproprionate -
This form of Testosterone is an intermediary form which stays in the
body longer than Testosterone Acetate and Proprionate, but leaves the
body quicker than Testosterone Enanthate and Cypionate. Individuals
that utilize this therapy claim that it is much less painful than
Proprionate Testosterone while acting much longer than Testosterone
Acetate. Testosterone Phenylproprionate injections are generally
administered two to three times a week to maximize benefits and
This formulation of Testosterone also
produces few negative issues due to its frequent and relatively
low-dose administration, but this is generally only a concern for
individuals that abuse the drug for Performance Enhancement or
Bodybuilding, because Testosterone Cypionate and Enanthate are
administered in therapeutic and restorative doses to patients with
Low Testosterone, rather than high doses intended for
extra-curricular physiological enhancement.
The higher doses associated with the
abuse of Testosterone can produce certain side-effects, but
Testosterone Hormone Replacement Therapy has minimal risk of
side-effects, making the longer-acting forms of the hormone both safe
and incredibly effective.
Testosterone Isocaproate -
This variety of Testosterone is different than the types listed above
because it has a much longer half-life. This form of Testosterone is
generally on injected once per week to maintain effectiveness over
time. This Testosterone Ester shares many characteristics with
Testosterone Enanthate. Although they are similar, only a couple of
Testosterone formulations contain this form of Testosterone, making
it rare in comparison.
Testosterone Decanoate -
This sort of Testosterone Shot is another that has a relatively long
half life, only needing to be administered once per week. Generally,
this form of Testosterone is used in combination with other forms of
Testosterone in order to promote a constant level of Testosterone
Release during the week. Testosterone Decanoate releases Testosterone
at a rate which rises and falls significantly through the course of
therapy, which is why it is often partnered with other forms.
Testosterone Undecanoate -
This variation of Testosterone Injection has the longest half-life of
any form of Testosterone HRT. As a result, Injections are only
required once every two weeks, or slightly longer. Some individuals
only inject Undecanoate Testosterone once every three weeks. Because
of the extended half-life, it can take a bit of trial and error to
provide the perfect dose for Hormone Replacement Therapy, which is
why Testosterone Enanthate and Cypionate tend to be used more often.
Cypionate Vs. Testosterone Enanthate
these forms of Testosterone are very similar. Both of these
formulations of Test Injection deliver their dose over the course of
a period of ten to fourteen days. One primary difference is largely
anecdotal. Many people who use Testosterone for Body Building stand
by Testosterone Cypionate, claiming that it provides a greater
benefit during work out sessions. Although Testosterone for
Performance Enhancement is illegal, it can be beneficial to listen to
their opinions, as they are very experienced with the hormone
difference is that Testosterone Cypionate is administered within a
cottonseed oil suspension, whereas Testosterone Enanthate is
delivered via a sesame oil suspension. If you have a particular
allergy to either of these compounds, your choice should be easy.
Testosterone Cypionate is an ester compound that contains eight
carbons, whereas Testosterone Enanthate contains seven carbons. The
number of carbons in an ester directly correlates with the half-life
of the Testosterone Treatment, meaning that Testosterone Cypionate
takes slightly longer to fully release into the system, while
Testosterone Enanthate provides slightly more Testosterone per
milligram of solution.
difference between the two Testosterone Compounds is availability.
Testosterone Cypionate is the most widely available form of
Injectable Testosterone in the United States, but is much less common
globally. Testosterone Enanthate is the most common form of
Testosterone Internationally, but is less widespread in the United
States. Both forms of Testosterone Shot are excellent sources of
Testosterone for Low-T.
are more concerned with your physical appearance, Testosterone
Cypionate may be slightly more desirable to you, but if you are cost
conscious, you may prefer to go for Testosterone Enanthate. This form
of Testosterone is slightly cheaper, by about ten dollars per bottle.
General Benefits of
Testosterone Injections Vs. Other Forms of Testosterone Therapy
If you are over the age of thirty,
Testosterone Cypionate or another form of Testosterone Injection may
be right for you. Testosterone Cypionate represents a "set it and
forget it" philosophy regarding Testosterone Androgen Replacement
Therapy. Although the initial injection may take a bit longer than
other forms of therapy after you administer your Testosterone Shot,
you can go about your life as normal for the rest of the week, not
having to worry about remembering to apply a cream or spray every day
of the week.
Also, if you have a family,
Testosterone Injections such as Testosterone Cypionate may be the
most appropriate option for you because Testosterone Gels, Patches,
and Sprays are very potent and absorb into the body on contact. This
means that you have to be very careful not to expose family members
to Testosterone that they can come in contact either by accidentally
handling the medication or by touching the area of your body which
you applied the medication before it totally absorbs into the skin.
Testosterone Injections are also
generally the most affordable form of Testosterone. Although the
price of each individual compound may vary, Testosterone Cypionate
and Enanthate are priced in a manner which appeals to patients due to
the level of effectiveness in comparison to the value. Although other
forms of Testosterone offer their own distinct advantages,
Testosterone Injections remain the cheapest and most trusted means of
If you are nervous about needles, you
may prefer to choose another form of Testosterone over Testosterone
Injections. Although Testosterone Cypionate injections are relatively
painless, many people prefer the ease of use offered by other forms
of Testosterone Treatment. Unlike HGH Hormone Replacement Therapy or
Sermorelin Acetate Therapy, you have a number of choices regarding
Testosterone HRT which cater to your particular needs.
Deficiency Signs and Symptoms
If you are experiencing any of the
following symptoms, we encourage you to think long and hard about
what Testosterone Replacement Therapy can do for you:
Low libido, leading to an
unsatisfying sex life
Trouble maintaining an erection,
leaving you unable to perform at an appropriate level
Fertility issues such as low
sperm count, inability to ejaculate, or low fluid levels
Mild Depression in combination
with other factors
Mild to moderate anxiety that
has increased as a factor of age
Decreased muscle tone and size
even though you have not changed your activity level
Inability to develop muscle
efficiently in spite of the fact that you are working out more often
Increased abdominal fat without
changes in lifestyle or activity level
High levels of fatigue which
leave you drained and exhausted
Decreased endurance which causes
you to experience reduced exercise capacity
If you are suffering from any of the
above symptoms as a result of aging, you may be experiencing the
effects of Testosterone Deficiency. If so, you would likely benefit
greatly from Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
If you suffer from Low-T or any other
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