Testosterone is the main male sex hormone, androgen, has pronounced anabolic properties: increases muscle mass, accelerates protein synthesis. It is secreted by the Leydig cells of the testes in men, as well as in small quantities by the ovaries in women and the adrenal cortex in both sexes. Is a product of peripheral metabolism. In bodybuilding, artificial testosterone preparations are very often used.
This form is similar to the PHARMA 100 test. It also does not contain esters and is used as a stimulant for training. The only difference with PHARMA TEST 100 is in the support: here we use grape seed oil (as in all our injectable products) instead of an aqueous suspension. For this reason, the oil-based PHARMA TEST 100 effect can be slightly increased compared to the original PHARMA TEST 100, but not much.
Effects of testosterone
- Testosterone levels decrease with age
- Increased muscle mass;
- Testosterone is involved in the development of male genital organs, secondary sexual characteristics: low voice, male facial features, hair according to the male type, etc.;
- Provides spermatogenesis and sexual behavior;
- Stimulation of erythropoiesis and Android distribution of subcutaneous adipose tissue;
- Has an effect on nitrogen and phosphorus metabolism;
Testosterone is very popular with athletes for its ability to stimulate a sharp increase in muscle mass and strength. As a natural hormone, it remains the most popular anabolic steroid and is generally used as the basis for all cycles.
For use in bodybuilding, testosterone is almost always used as an injectable ester or suspension due to the low oral bioavailability and impracticality of a high dose of transdermal or sublingual administration. All forms of testosterone in the broad sense are the same: the active agent testosterone + ester is attached, which determines the release time and duration of active action of the compounds. In a word: long esters slowly release the active agent into the blood, but provide stable hormone levels for a long time (depending on the ester) without creating peaks.
It should be noted that in men, about 5% of testosterone undergoes 5α recovery to form a more potent androgen, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), also known as androstanolone. On the other hand, about 0.3% of testosterone is converted to estradiol (primary female sex hormone) by aromatase, an enzyme expressed in the brain, liver and adipose tissue. Therefore, do not forget to take precautions to avoid appropriate side effects. In this case, we recommend taking blood tests and taking aromatase inhibitors in the cycle (if necessary, preferably anastrozole) and SERM (clomiphene, toremifene) during postoperative treatment (PCT).
- Increased blood pressure
- Water accumulation (swelling)
- Aggression, irritability, excitement
- Alopecia (baldness of the scalp)
- Acne (acne)