(Testosterone-Enanthate/Testosterone-Propionate-Enanthate)Testoviron is a line of anabolic steroids made by Schering Pharmaceuticals comprised of Testoviron, a mixture of Testosterone-Enanthate and Testosterone-Propionate and Testoviron Depot a single ester Testosterone-Enanthate compound. Both forms of Testoviron are highly popular with the Depot version being much more highly available. With either form you are receiving some of the absolute best testosterone hormones money can buy as Schering is considered top of the line; in many circles Testoviron Depot is considered the crème de la crème in Testosterone-Enanthate, so much so it is the only one many athletes will use.
As there are two forms and as both are highly popular due to the extreme level of quality, as is common in the anabolic steroid world both Testoviron and Testoviron Depot are regularly counterfeited by unscrupulous underground labs. Nevertheless, true Testoviron Depot will come in a 1ml ampule dosed at 250mg/ml, however, Testoviron, the Propionate/Enanthate mixture can be found in 4 distinct doses, 50mg/ml, 100mg/ml, 135mg/ml and 250mg/ml. While there are 4 distinct forms 100mg/ml and 135mg/ml are often more commonly found, the total dosing of each is as follows:
- 50mg/ml: Testosterone-Propionate 20mg, Testosterone-Enanthate 30mg
- 100mg/ml: Testosterone-Propionate 25mg, Testosterone-Enanthate 75mg
- 135mg/ml: Testosterone-Propionate 25mg, Testosterone-Enanthate 110mg
- 250mg/ml: Testosterone-Propionate 50mg, Testosterone-Enanthate 200mg
Testoviron 101:Regardless of the form you have, to understand Testoviron you only need understand the hormone testosterone and then how the ester or various esters affect it. Testosterone is a hormone essential to both men and women although to a far greater degree in men. Highly and equally anabolic as it is androgenic, as is such by its nature testosterone is responsible for a host of functions in the body revolving around muscular structure, growth, metabolism and sexual characteristics. Those who suffer from low levels of the hormone will see each aspect diminished greatly, while those who increase their levels of testosterone will enhance everyone to a great degree.
When looking at a particular synthetic testosterone, which is exactly what Testoviron is, to fully understand its function in-terms of mode of action you must understand the ester(s) attached. The ester attached to the testosterone or any hormone for that matter is not a hormone, it is not what brings about the desired action; in the case of Testoviron, regardless of the form it is the testosterone itself that does the work, not the Enanthate or Propionate. Esters are defined by their size; the larger the ester the more mass it takes up in the compound; the shorter the ester the faster the hormone becomes active but the larger the ester the longer its effects will last post administration. As Testoviron Depot is comprised of Testosterone-Enanthate it is a long ester based testosterone with a half-life of approximately 10.5 days, however, Testoviron, which is comprised of both Testosterone-Enanthate and Propionate forms, due to the Propionate being a short ester it will carry a much shorter overall half-life in total form but the same half-life as Testoviron Depot in terms of active testosterone.
The Benefits of Testoviron:The benefits of Testoviron are the same as any other testosterone and the benefits are tremendous; however, because Testoviron is such a quality form you can rest assured each and every benefit will be to the greatest extent possible. Perfect for bulking and cutting Testoviron and Testoviron Depot both have the ability to provide every benefit an athlete would be after, as testosterone itself is the ultimate hormone. Generally well-tolerated by healthy adult men, even in large doses, those who supplement with Testoviron can expect to create an internal environment apt towards growth, a lean physique and greater physical strength.
While the traits it can enhance are truly great it gets even better. Testoviron, as it is testosterone, when testosterone levels are increased so are our IGF 1 levels. IGF 1 is a very powerful anabolic hormone in its own right and correlates with human growth hormone to a great degree, another essential hormone with phenomenal qualities. As is such, by increasing testosterone levels, in-turn increasing the efficiency of other naturally occurring hormones we thereby increase our level of positive productivity in the body; increasing metabolic efficiency, muscle tissue stimulation and regeneration and in short bringing forth a physique far greater than could otherwise be obtained.
The Side-Effects of Testoviron:Regardless of the form you use, Testoviron or Testoviron Depot there are possible negative side-effects to use and they are identical with each form and identical to every form or brand of testosterone. As Testoviron is a medication, like all medications it carries with it possible side-effects; this is the case with all steroidal and non-steroidal medications, even those sold over the counter, such as common cough syrup and headache medication; many of which carry far worse possible side-effects than testosterone or any anabolic steroid. However, as it pertains to testosterone, when we use Testoviron or any other form, when we use responsibly and take necessary precautions in most cases the side-effects can be controlled and often non-existent.
The most common side-effects brought on by Testoviron are of an aromatase effect. 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 Testoviron 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.
Testoviron or Testoviron Depot?With either form you’re receiving the same active testosterone hormone and you can receive the same exact dose with either form depending on how you administer it. In terms of benefits and risk they are the same regardless of the form you use, assuming doses, training and nutrition remain constant with either form. For example, if you supplement with Testoviron, train hard and eat well you will benefit greatly. Conversely, your next go around if you choose Testoviron Depot and supplement with the same dose as before but slack in your training and eat poorly your results will not be as good; it’s not rocket science but it must be mentioned as many fail to recognize this truth. In the end, those that choose Testoviron will experience a more rapid buildup of testosterone in the body due to the Propionate form being attached; however, through long-term use that stretches over an extended period of time dosed in regular intervals there is truly no advantage to one over the other in this regard.
Testoviron Cycles & Doses:As Testoviron is a fantastic choice regardless of the goal it is the perfect choice for any cycle or stack. Testosterone is often the foundation of an anabolic steroid cycle, as it should be and many times if only one steroid is going to be used the only one really needed in this instance. Regardless if you’re using one steroid or stacking Testoviron with others long term use is needed if results are going to be not only obtained but held onto in a more permanent nature once use is discontinued. In most cases 8 weeks will prove to be the minimal time frame for quality use with 12-16 weeks being far more optimal.
Most beginners will find 500mg per week to be the perfect starting point and generally very well-tolerated in-terms of side-effects. As 500mg per week is a good beginners dose it is also a fine dose for many experienced steroid users and often all the testosterone many individuals will ever need. However, greater doses can be used and done so safely; 1,000mg per week is very common place among veteran performance enhancing athletes and even beyond in many bodybuilding and power lifting circles.
Always understand the truth, testosterone carries with it a risk to reward ratio that is very real. The more Testoviron you use the greater your reward will be. However, the more Testoviron 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 Testoviron 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 Testoviron is a long ester based testosterone you will necessarily begin PCT 3 weeks after your final injection, which may include hCG, Nolva and/or Clomid. Those who use hCG are advised to begin use approximately ten days before Nolva/Comid for approximately ten days of use.