Testosterone Propionate is a single ester testosterone compound and represents one of the most important testosterone compounds every manufactured. When synthetic testosterone was first created it was in its pure form. Simply put there was no ester attached, thereby providing a fast acting compound that would necessarily require a very frequent administration schedule. In 1937 the pharmaceutical giant Schering out of Germany would release the first ester base testosterone in Testosterone Propionate under the trade name Testoviron. The same trade name it would eventually give to its Testosterone Enanthate product. By attaching the Propionate ester to the hormone, this would allow for the hormone’s release time to be controlled and provided a more efficient means in maintaining stable blood levels. Although this was not the first synthetic testosterone preparation created, Testosterone Propionate would become the first commercially available testosterone product. It would also dominate the medical community until the 1960’s and much of the newly born performance enhancing community.
Testosterone Propionate has a 3.5 half life,One of the most interesting things I found with my personal research on Testosterone Propionate is that when I was using it at a 100 mgs Every-Other-Day, my testosterone levels were still at the high end of normal. This would seem to indicate that drug tested athletes could probably use this same dose and still pass a doping test.
Many users of testosterone propionate in bodybuilding and the fitness industry alike find testosterone propionate a very effective product. The propionate ester results in a situation where blood concentrations can be controlled effectively and cease of its use will bring about a quicker decrease in blood concentrations for the user. This makes the detection time of this steroid much lesser than of the other esters. Also, this is what makes testosterone propionate popular among female athletes and bodybuilders. Many users also report that testosterone propionate brings about less side effects and gives a harder look to the body.
This is a great starter Testosterone to use, and it gets outta your system pretty quick.