Active life: 15-16 days Drug class: Anabolic/Androgenic steroid (for injection) Average dose: 250-1000mg per week (for men). American athletes have a deep and long relation with Testosterone cypionate as it’s manufactured widely throughout the world and it seems to be almost absolutely an American item. Therefore, it is natural that the testosterone ester is highly favored by American athletes. Although many people claim and swear cypionate to be superior to enanhate, but when it is seen with objective approach, cypionate is not superior to the other said steroid at all and these are mutually interchangeable. Both of these steroids are oil-based injectables, which can keep testosterone levels sufficiently high for approximately more than two weeks. Enanhate is one carbon lighter than cypionate and it may be slightly better than the latter in terms of testosterone release. The difference between the two is highly insignificant and unnoticeable in spite of the popularity of cypionate as the more effective steroid on the black market of U.S for a long time. One can expect a positive experience of muscle gain and body strength with all the testosterone inject able during the cycle. As testosterone readily is converted to estrogen, water retention always occurs along with the mass gain. This result makes the cypionate a poor choice for dieting or cutting phases. The increased level of estrogen as a result of this drug can make any one indulge in gynedomastia rather quickly. The user of this drug may feel an uncomfortable soreness, swelling or lump under the nipple. In order to make it tolerable, an additionally drug like Nolvadex should be added immediately. It will make the steroid tolerable by decreasing the effect of estorogens in the body. The powerful anti-aromatizes like Armidex, Femera, or Aromasin are yet a better choice to use in this case. The people, who are more sensitive to estrogens, may found more beneficial to use additional drugs like Novadex and proviron from the start of the cycle to avoid the side effects related to estrogens. Testesteron being the male androgen, we should also expect to see pronounced androgenic side effects with this drug. The intensity of the side effects is much related to the fact how speedily body converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This devious metabolite is responsible for the most of the androgenic side effects, including the development of oily skin, acne, body or facial hair growth and male balding. The people of having the fear of genetic predisposition towards male pattern baldness may desire to avoid testosterone totally. Others who wish to who want to keep themselves away from the side effects, they can avail the other option of adding the ancillary drug proscar/propecia that will prevent the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. It can greatly reduce the threat of hair loss problem. It probably, lowers the intensity of other androgenic side effects. As cypionate has a long active life, some injected amount of the drug weekly or biweekly remain the blood levels stable. Dramatic results can be achieved by increasing the dosage from 250mg-800mg/week. Although a large number of other steroidal compounds are available everywhere, it is interesting that testosterone injectables are still considered to be the more dominant bulking agents among the athletes and bodybuilders. The position of these among the most powerful, there is slight argument over it. Besides this, the increase of the dosage above800-100mg per week brings water retention as the primary gain, far out weighting a new mass accumulation.The thing to remember in this case is that the use of an injectable testosterone will quickly repress the production of testosterone and a proper post cycle therapy must be completed consisting of HCG and clomid or Nolvadex at the end of the cycle. It should enable the user to avoid strong “crash” due to hormonal imbalance, which can strip away much of the strength and muscle gain. Many athletes come to point of disappointment, of the final result of steroid use. The reason of this disappointment is, when they discontinue the use of steroid incorrectly, there is often only a slight permanent gain. Of course, it is difficult preserve every pound of new bodyweight after a cycle. A considerable drop in weight is expected when are withdrawing a strong (aromatizing) androgen like testosterone due to excretion of retained water. To minimize this situation, the user should focus on ancillary drug therapy so as to preserve the solid mass underneath. Another way to lessen the crash many athletes use is that they replace the testosterone with a milder anabolic like Deca-Durabolin. This steroid is administered alone with the typical dose of 200-400 mg per week for the following one or two months. This stepping down process allows the user to make an effort to turn the watery bulk of a strong testosterone into the more solid muscularity. The practice of administering ancillary drugs at the conclusion proves the most effective.