Testosterone Propionate is a fast-acting anabolic androgenic steroid, an ester of natural testosterone. It is widely used as sports doping, connecting not only to power and mass gain, but also to drying courses.
Description of testosterone propionate
Like most sports pharmacology in demand today, testosterone propionate was originally produced not for doping, but for medicinal use. Before entering the attention of athletes, it was prescribed by doctors for the treatment of weak and sick patients: according to indications from muscular dystrophy to sexual underdevelopment. The relevance of the drug “prop” (slang abbreviation) has not lost until today.
As a sports doping, testosterone propionate contributes to:
High quality muscle growth;
Increased muscle density;
Improve muscle relief;
Increased physical performance;
The growth of strength indicators;
Speed up recovery processes.
From extended analogues, such as the esters of cypionate and enanthate, “prop” (testosterone propionate) differs mainly in the speed of action: its effect develops and reaches a maximum in a short period of time ≈ 1-3 days from the moment of ‘injection. Furthermore, the advantages over slow testosterones include low aromatization (conversion to estrogen), consequently, minimal fluid retention (water retention).
Due to the specific effect in bodybuilding, testosterone propionate is mainly used in drying courses, when the main task of athletes is to build relief muscles and not to maximize them. Use in strength and mass gain courses is situational: for example, to maintain results after heavy androgenic anabolic steroids.
Side effects due to testosterone propionate: complications rarely related to androgens (from aggression to prostatic hypertrophy) and estrogens (from headache to gynecomastia). “Prop” is considered to be one of the safest testosterone products available on the market.