Testosterone Cypionate is virtually identical to Enanthate, save the slightly longer half life. Cypionate is what is typically prescribed by healthcare providers and anti-aging clinics. Cypionate requires the same injection schedule as Enanthate, and can be used interchangeably with no noticeable difference. If you took an unmarked bottle of Cypionate, and ran an unmarked bottle of Enanthate, you would think you're running the same exact compound. Again, there is virtually no difference when it comes to using Cypionate versus Enanthate.
Testosterone Cypionate is an injectable hormone with a tremendous metabolic enhancer used by bodybuilders to increase mass, strength, conditioning, as well as promoting recovery and rejuvenation.
Testosterone is a hormone produced by all human-beings and is the primary male sex hormone. This hormone is responsible for the many different physical and mental characteristics in males including; sex drive, fat loss, gaining and maintaining lean muscle mass, deepening of the voice and increases bone density. These traits do not change, whether testosterone is produced naturally or synthetically.
Testosterone promotes nitrogen retention in the muscle and the more nitrogen the muscles hold the more protein the muscles store. Testosterone also increases levels of IGF-1 providing even more anabolic activity and muscle growth, and has the ability to increase the activity of satellite cells which play an active role in repairing damaged muscle tissue.
Testosterone is the father of all anabolic steroids used by bodybuilders today and all testosterone compounds carry an anabolic / androgenic score of 100; a rating used to measure all other steroids by. Testosterones promotes massive muscle gains and is dosage dependent - the higher the dose the higher the muscle building effect. As well as off-season mass and muscle building, Testosterone Cypionate can be hugely beneficial during the cutting and dieting phase too, as it preserves lean muscle tissue that could otherwise be lost with a restricted diet and intense training and cardio.
To keep blood levels peaked, bodybuilders have found it more effective to take two smaller injections a week, rather than just one larger dose once a week. Dosages can range anywhere from 250mg to 2000mg per week, depending on needs and goals and contest preparation schedule.
Testosterone Cypionate can be used for long periods, with 16 to 22 week cycles not uncommon, however, many bodybuilders never come off testosterone but Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) will be needed for those bodybuilders coming off testosterone after an extended period.
As with almost all testosterone compounds, Testosterone Cypionate carries a high level of aromatase activity, which can lead to gynecomastia and excess water retention, as well as other androgen related side effects including acne, hair loss and prostate enlargement. Testosterone Cypionate for women is not recommended.
The active life of the compound is 8 days and it can be detected in the system for up to 3 months.