Testosterone Suspension is the purest form of testosterone one can obtain as its entire mass is pure testosterone and the only form that can boast such a claim. As evident by its name Testosterone Suspension is suspended in water where as other forms are suspended in oil; this is an important factor to consider as this water suspension form is far more painful than an oil-based testosterone. Although its function is the same as any testosterone form, due to its nature this is not a steroid that will be used by many individuals as we will see. In most cases only advanced and experienced anabolic steroid users will ever administer this form of testosterone. Further, again by its nature Testosterone-Suspension does not provide a lot of advantages for the everyday gym rat, those who make up the majority of anabolic steroid users and for that reason is rarely found in their cycles. Nevertheless, it is a powerful steroid and one more powerful than any testosterone form.
Testosterone Suspension 101
Testosterone Suspension is pure testosterone; while other forms such as Testosterone Enanthate, Testosterone Propionate or any other ester based form are comprised of pure testosterone as well they also contain an ester that takes up part of the total mass of the compound. For example, 100mg of Testosterone-Propionate will yield approximately 80mg of testosterone while the remaining mass will be taken up by the Propionate ester. As the Propionate ester is the smallest ester generally attached to testosterone, other larger esters attached will take up more of the total mass. For example, 100mg of Testosterone Cypionate will yield approximately 70mg of testosterone, the remainder of the mass being that of the Cypionate ester. In the case of Testosterone Suspension, because there is no ester attached the entire mass of the compound is testosterone; 100mg of Testosterone-Suspension will yield 100mg of pure testosterone.
As Testosterone Suspension has no ester attached it also possesses no half-life in the traditional sense. This steroid once administered enters the blood and becomes effective almost immediately once applied but begins to dissipate as fast as it is introduced. For this reason those who use Testosterone-Suspension must administer the hormone at least once per day but two to three times per day will always prove to be of an optimal nature.
To further understand Testosterone-Suspension we only need to understand the hormone testosterone itself as the same functions apply to all forms, ester based or ester free. Testosterone is a naturally occurring steroidal hormone produced by both men and women although in men in far higher amounts and is essential for proper bodily function. When testosterone levels become too low we suffer and men are far more susceptible to this problem as in can bring havoc to their endocrine system. Men who suffer from low testosterone levels commonly find increased body-fat, decreased muscle tissue and strength to become an increasing reality and many, no matter how hard they exercise or diet will find it is done in vain. Further, as if that were not bad enough, men who suffer from low testosterone will find they often experience a loss in sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, onsets of depression, lack of mental focus and decreased levels of energy. While these conditions are not life threatening on their surface such conditions can lead to a host of other problems not to mention the simple discomfort of these bothersome effects.
From looking at low testosterone you can easily see how important the hormone is; now take things in the opposite direction. When levels are stable and especially when they are increased beyond your normal naturally produced state the opposite effects occur. As even the simplest of us of all can see this is a more than welcomed hormone as its benefits far outweigh any negative aspect as the negative is largely associated with low levels.
By its very nature Testosterone Suspension dramatically increases nitrogen retention in the muscle allowing protein to be stored in the muscle to a larger degree; as protein is the building block of muscle and increased lean tissue improves our metabolic rate, on this basis alone we have a highly desirable hormone; however, the good news does not end there. As by its mode of action testosterone has the ability to block and reduce muscle wasting hormones known as glucocorticosteroid, most commonly cortisol. While testosterone truly has seemingly limitless properties, as it pertains to performance, of particular interest is its ability to greatly increase IGF 1 production in the body; as you understand IGF 1 is a very powerful peptide hormone of a highly anabolic nature and plays a key role alongside human growth hormone, another potent peptide based hormone.
The Benefits of Testosterone Suspension
In terms of gaining mass and strength the benefits based on its attributes are the same with Testosterone Suspension as they are with any other form of testosterone. However, because this form is ester free giving it more of a punch on a milligram for milligram basis we can expect the effects of these attributes to be increased. While this steroid can be used for either bulking or cutting cycles many who use it will only do so during a bulking phase as water retention can be a problem due to the high rate of aromatase; however, especially in the competitive bodybuilding world many competitors will use Testosterone-Suspension during a cutting cycle in preparation for a contest due to the need to reap powerfully fast effects as well as the site-injection benefits. Testosterone-Suspension can aptly increase the size of the injected muscle in the short run which can be at times a welcomed effect; assuming you can tolerate the pain associated with injecting this steroid.
An often overlooked attribute regarding Testosterone Suspension is detectability; because it is ester free it clears the system very rapidly making detection all the more difficult. In a tested athlete this proves to be very advantageous as Testosterone-Suspension can only be detected for approximately two days after an injection. This by no means gets the athlete completely out of the water but without question provides a strong advantage.
The Side Effects of Testosterone Suspension
Testosterone-Suspension is not without the possibility of negative side-effects; it is true, anabolic androgenic steroids of every nature carry with them the possibility of negative side effects. However, more often than not this is highly overstated and exaggerated as all medications of any form, steroidal and non-steroidal alike, prescription and over the counter medications all carry with them the possibility of negative side-effects; many of the daily used over the counter medications such as Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen and Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin) carry with them far worse possible side-effects than most anabolic androgenic steroids. Nevertheless, understanding the possible side-effects is important and when we do, in most cases we can largely avoid them.
The most common side-effects brought on by Testosterone-Suspension are of an aromatase effect; while this is true with all testosterone forms it is enhanced with Testosterone-Suspension use as the aromatase effect is much stronger. Testosterone will convert to estrogen through the aromatase process and can bring about such negative effects such as Gynecomastia, water retention, blood pressure and cholesterol issues to name a few. While these side-effects can be problematic they are not without solution; however, the side-effect of testicular atrophy is assured in all but in most cases inconsequential. Through the use of Testosterone-Suspension or any testosterone form, when exogenous testosterone is present natural production is no longer necessary and it will come to a halt. As testosterone is produced in the testicles in men, once productions ceases to exist the testicles shrink; however, once exogenous use is discontinued and natural production begins again the testicles return to their normal size.
As estrogenic side-effects such as the ones mentioned above can be very problematic all hope is not loss; far from it. As these effects are caused by the advent of estrogen, by supplementing with an aromatase inhibitor such as Arimidex or Letrozole we can greatly reduce such affects and many times completely eliminate them. Just as important, as it pertains to blood pressure, cholesterol and other similar actions, a healthy diet is imperative; diets that are sufficient in healthy Omega Fats as well as those who condition with regular cardiovascular training greatly reduce the chances of many negative effects commonly associated with many anabolic steroids.
Testosterone Suspension Pain
As has been mentioned an injection of Testosterone Suspension can be very painful, so painful that on this basis many will not be able to use it; sensitivity will however greatly vary from one person to the next. Many find that cutting the steroid with other oil-based steroids to greatly reduce the pain associated with Suspension as it is commonly known. For example, mixing your Suspension with your Nandrolone or Trenbolone you may be using can often ease the pain a great deal. Moreover, many find while this practice of mixing steroids works some prefer cutting their Testosterone-Suspension with injectable B-12; generally equal parts of Suspension and B-12 will take away much of the associated pain.
Testosterone Suspension Cycles & Doses
Most who use Testosterone Suspension will do so for much shorter periods than other injectable testosterone forms. Even though the attributes lead to great benefits, largely the same ones can be obtained through any other form of testosterone. Those who use Suspension for bulking purposes will generally do so in short burst, 4-8 weeks is common with 8 weeks generally being the max and daily doses of 50-100mg being common. Most who practice this method generally couple their Suspension with other testosterone forms and only add Testosterone Suspension in short burst, often to bust through a plateau. For a cutting cycle or competition cycle of any kind many athletes will use Suspension for approximately 4 weeks to give them a slight added edge in conjunction with other anabolic steroids.
Always understand the truth, testosterone carries with it a risk to reward ratio that is very real. The more Testosterone Suspension you use the greater your reward will be. However, the more Testosterone Suspension you use the greater your risk will be as well; in the end the risk you decide to take is on you and you alone.
As for your Testosterone Suspension cycle, most will find 8 weeks of use to be the bear minimum with 16 weeks being far more efficient. Regardless of your duration of use a solid post cycle therapy (PCT) plan must be in place. Because Testosterone Suspension is very fast acting, assuming your cycle ends with only fast acting gear your PCT will necessarily begin almost immediately post final steroid administration. However, most will not end a cycle with Suspension only; if your cycle ends with all fast acting gear start PCT approximately 3 days after final injection but if it includes long ester based steroids as well you will need to wait approximately 2-3 weeks.
What is Testosterone-Suspension?
Testosterone-Suspension is a powerful water base anabolic androgenic steroid of the testosterone family of steroids with immense power and potency but proves to be one of the far less commonly used forms. While it is highly effective it does not provide any distinct advantage over most commonly used forms in-terms of its direct mode of action, as all testosterone is simply testosterone. While it is powerful it is not often used due to the pain associated with administration and the frequency in-which it must be injected. When using a testosterone hormone for performance purposes blood levels must remain stable and maintaining stability at its peak can be a little more difficult when the Testosterone-Suspension form is chosen.
Even though Testosterone-Suspension is not as commonly used as many other forms it is not without purpose. A very fast acting hormonal compound Testosterone-Suspension will spike testosterone levels almost instantly once applied and is very useful for breaking through sticking points while on cycle. While we will not build our cycles around Testosterone-Suspension it can be an excellent addition. Unfortunately, like many anabolic steroids Testosterone-Suspension is largely misunderstood even by those who are fans of its use. Go to any message board or ask your big guy friend at the gym and in many cases, more than not, youâ€™ll receive information regarding the hormone that is not only incorrect but often downright ridiculous.
We have taken some of the most common misconceptions off of some of the most popular message boards that deal in the discussion of anabolic steroids and Testosterone-Suspension and left you with the truth. While youâ€™ll find there will still be much more to learn hopefully here youâ€™ll find a good starting point and erase some of the incorrect information you have in your mind.
Myth: You cannot mix Testosterone-Suspension with oil based steroids in the same syringe.
Truth: On its surface this makes sense; after all, water and oil do not mix however, we donâ€™t need them to. While it may make sense by the water and oil mixture rule in truth this assumption is quite ridiculous but very commonly assumed by many anabolic steroid users. Yes, you can mix Testosterone-Suspension in the same syringe with other oil based anabolic steroids, it wonâ€™t hurt a thing. Think about it, itâ€™s all going to the blood, sure you could inject your Testosterone-Suspension into your quad and follow it with an injection of Deca-Durabolin in your shoulder but once in the body itâ€™s all going to the same place; why not limit yourself to one injection? Think of it this way, saying you canâ€™t mix Testosterone-Suspension with other steroids is like saying you canâ€™t take a bite of a hamburger and fries in the same bite because the potato and meat donâ€™t mix; ridiculous right? Of course it is and in this scenario it is no different.
Myth: Testosterone-Suspension will cause the injected muscle to grow.
Truth: Site-injecting with anabolic steroids has always been a hot debate and while this myth is largely a myth it does hold a bit of truth but far from what many believe. When you inject Testosterone-Suspension in a particular muscle it does not sit there and perform its work on that muscle and that muscle alone; it enters the blood stream and shares its benefits with all the muscles of the body. This is the same with all anabolic steroids and on its surface the idea of site-injection enhancing with anabolic steroids is pretty ridiculous. However, Testosterone-Suspension has proven to cause a fair amount of inflammation in the area injected and it will give the muscle injected a larger appearance, a fuller look but understand this is only temporary; it does not have a site enhancing oil quality like Synthol.
Myth: Because it is so fast acting Testosterone-Suspension will not aromatize as much as other testosterone forms.
Truth: This one, while ridiculous is a little surprising to have found on so many message boards. The truth, all testosterone forms will fall prey to the aromatase effect and such effect can lead to estrogenic side-effects such as Gynecomastia. Testosterone-Suspension makes no exception and by its nature as a very fast acting compound of a highly concentrated nature it will aromatize at a much higher rate than any testosterone form you could ever find. Yes, such effects are largely controlled in the same manner as all testosterone forms through diet and aromatase inhibitors but nevertheless they exist and do so in a pronounced manner.