Testosterone is a hormone produced predominantly in the testes of males. It is responsible for nearly all of the sexual traits in males. This specific version is Testosterone with the Phenylpropionate ester attached. Testosterone Phenylpropionate has an active life of 4-5 day. Release time-wise, it is directly in the middle of the Propionate (short) and Cypionate (long) versions of Testosterone. It is recommended to inject Testosterone Phenylpropionate two times per week, although many prefer every third day.
Where Test Prop has to be taken every second day and at a stretch every third day to keep blood serum levels constant, Testosterone Phenyl Propionate can be taken twice a week or every fourth day. TPP is slightly longer in its actions than Test Propionate.
Another huge advantage of this substance is the fact that it does not cause pain on the injection site like Test Prop. Getting feedback from the athletes we found many people prefer this to Test Prop because it works very similar without the discomfort at the injection site. Because of availability Test Prop became very popular amongst users and Testosterone Phenyl Propionate is not very well known. But in theory and in practice Testosterone Phenyl Propionate is as effective as Test Propionate with greater advantages on administration difficulties.
Recently we also found Nandrolone Phenylpropionate (NPP), to be one of the best well rounded anabolics. It helps with joint and ligament strengthening while at the same time giving solid muscle and size gains. Including it in your stacking regime for overall good gains and joint wellness is a successful combo.
When combining Testosterone Propionate (also a short ester) it is close to Nandrolone Phenylpropionate on release time but not optimal because it releases a day or two faster than the Testosterone Phenyl Propionate. When you combine your Testosterone Phenyl Propionate with Testosterone Cypionate it is also not optimum because the Cypionate is longer than the Testosterone Phenyl Propionate ester and the Cypionate will become elevate the blood serum levels after the NPP.
The availability of a perfect testosterone to use with Testosterone Phenyl Propionate was always an issue. What was needed was a testosterone that you can draw in the same syringe as NPP that releases minute for minute and day for day the same as the NPP. This is one of the biggest reasons we developed Testosterone Phenylpropionate (TPP). TPP is slightly longer than Test Propionate but shorter than Testosterone Cypionate. TPP has the same ester as NPP and will elevate blood serum levels at exactly the same time.
All that is left to do for the athlete is decide if he wants his stack to be more androgenic or more anabolic. By mixing more test than Deca you will have all the strength and size gains but still have the joint protection from the Deca. If you want a small androgenic effect just to keep the sex drive up and more of anabolic effect you increases the deca ratio and decrease the testosterone. In other words you can play with the mix until it suits you best and have the best of both worlds from the two compounds that are exactly the same in release time but total opposites on anabolic androgenic effects.
Both these products are relatively cheap and a perfect combo. It gives you (the athlete) the opportunity to mix according to your needs. You can have size and strength or hard and lean depending on your ratio mixed. You can adjust your combo as you go along for precise results and it can be done in one single syringe.
The side effects of testosterone is usually dose dependent and the time period you stay on for. The side effects are well known and documented by now and we can discuss this at great length. Its become a bit of a boring topic to discuss and repeated in every article you read on testosterones. But lets mention them in summery. The list is as follows - aromatizing in the body to estradiol (estrogen) that can cause water retention, body fat gain and gynocomastia. You can combine an anti-estrogen like Nolvadex or Clomid to generally take care of most of these side effects. These anti estrogens can be alternated with a more effective aromatize inhibitor like Arimadex but only as an alternative and not for continues use. Oily Skin, acne and body/facial hair growth in men and woman is evident but also dose related and varies from individual to individual. Males who have a genetic predisposition to hair loss may experience accelerated male pattern balding. Testosterone does not have hepatotoxic effects and liver toxicity is unlikely.
I recently had the opportunity to try Testosterone Phenylpropionate in one of my cycles. I think that the primary advantage of this stuff is that underground manufacturers are not scared to dose it at 200 mg/ml, unlike other short(ish) esters like propionate...where 100 mg/ml is the typical dose.
I was using it at 200 mg every other day, and found that was enough to raise my testosterone levels to roughly 1.5x the high end of normal.
My gains on Testosterone Phenylpropionate were typical of any kind of testosterone I have ever used (regardless of ester) although the water retention was similar to propionate (low).
Although it wasn't necessary, I chose to inject every other day although the active life of this compound would have allowed me to inject once every third or even fourth day. It's a natural match in a cycle with Nandrolone Phenylpropionate, as both can be injected on the same day with the same frequency.
Since water retention is low with this compound, it is probably the most versatile form of esterified testosterone available on the market...it builds mass like the long esters, doesn't require very frequent injections, and doesn't cause water retention like cypionate or enanthate.