Testosterone Propionate has a specific androgenic effect on the body. Its influence on the body ensures the stimulation of the development and function of the external genitalia, prostate, seminal vesicles, secondary male sexual characteristics. Testosterone takes part in the formation of male sexual behavior, and also participates in the construction of the constitution of the body, it provides stimulation of spermatogenesis. Under the influence of testosterone, the production of luteotropic and follicle-stimulating hormones decreases.
The hormone testosterone is an antagonist of estrogens, female sex hormones. It provides the development of an antitumor effect in tumors of the mammary glands in women. Also, the substance provides an anabolic effect, as a result of which protein synthesis is stimulated, the amount of fat deposits is reduced, the body retains a number of elements that are necessary for protein synthesis. Under the influence of this hormone, the degree of fixation of calcium in bones increases, muscle mass increases.
Very often athletes take this drug during the period of preparatory training before the competition. Since testosterone propionate is rapidly removed from the body and has a low concentration of active substance in solution, it is much more likely to take it than is, say, testosterone enanthate (a more concentrated drug). That’s why some athletes do not like taking it, frequent injections, of course, are less convenient. They are shown once every two days, and sometimes even more often. Usually 25 mg daily, 50 mg once every two days. Of course, it is necessary to consult a doctor and carefully study the instructions for use. For women, the use of testosterone propionate is preferable, because relatively rare injections and small doses do not cause side effects: the body does not accumulate androgens, which could cause the development and development of secondary masculine traits.
Testosterone propionate has the side effect of the same as other drugs of this series, but less unpleasant. At the injection site, redness and light pain, allergies may appear. There may be seborrhea, acne, swelling, frequent erections, increased libido, nausea, dizziness. If women continue to use the drug for a long time, the voice may become coarse, masculine-type hair loss or head hair loss, increased development of muscular muscles, atrophy of the mammary glands.