What is Testosterone Cypionate (TC)?
Synthetic testosterone was developed in the early 1930’s and has since become one of the most commonly used anabolic steroids to primarily treat low testosterone in males. Testosterone Cypionate is a slightly altered, synthetic form of natural testosterone and is very similar to Testosterone Enanthate. The major difference between TC and TE is in the structure, in which TC carries an additional carbon atom, resulting in a slightly longer half-life; The differences in effects between the two esters are negligible. Some users have reported a slightly higher tolerance to Testosterone Cypionate over other steroids.
Testosterone Cypionate is commonly used by all levels of bodybuilders to improve strength and to gain lean muscle mass. It is perfect for the first-time steroid user due to its long acting ester and low side effects when used correctly. This means that the ester is designed to allow for a slow, steady release of the active hormone into the body, and needs to be injected into the muscle less frequently. TC has the potential of keeping a sufficient testosterone level in the body for up to two weeks. TC promotes glycogen synthesis, thereby providing more fuel for those intense workouts. As a result, users generally find an increase in their endurance, strength. Testosterone Cypionate carries an anabolic an androgenic rating of 100/100, respectively, resulting in greater nitrogen retention and recovery. It is not recommended for use in females.
Further health benefits of Testosterone Cypionate include: enhanced protein synthesis, increased red blood cell count, increased IGF-1 output, increased bone density, and reduced cortisol levels. Results from TC are generally experienced within the first two weeks of use, however, it is recommended that a full cycle of at least 8-12 weeks is obtained.
What is the recommended dosage?
The recommended dosage of TC varies widely depending on who you talk to. In our opinion, a sensible dosage for most athletes is between 250-1000mg per week. For doses higher than 500mg/week, it is recommended that that the dosage be divided into two injections.
A typical cycle will last 8-12 weeks, with a maximum of 20 weeks at higher dosages.
What does TC stack well with?
It is recommended that Testosterone Cypionate be added to any stack due to its considerable benefits. It stacks well with just about any injectable, oral, or combination thereof. It is highly recommended to use an estrogen blocker/aromatase inhibitor with all testosterone varieties.
For mass, size, and strength gains, try adding TC to another injectable such as: Deca Durabolin, Equipoise, Masteron Enanthate, NPP, Primobolan, or Trenbolone Enanthate.
For extreme results, try supplementing TC with an injectable listed above, as well as an oral steroid such as: Dianabol, Turinabol, Anadrol, Anavar, or Winstrol.