The androgenic:anabolic ratio of an AAS is an important factor when determining the clinical application of these compounds. Initial steroid research sought to synthesize a compound which retained a high degree of anabolic activity coupled with a diminished androgenic activity, the goal being to produce a compound with a high anabolic yet low androgenic effect, or a high A/A ratio. Since steroids were intended for medical treatment patients could include men and women, and even children. It was therefore important to avoid any androgenic effects when providing anabolic treatment. ( Edited by WUMEITECH . )
Regardless of your purpose be it performance enhancement, TRT or a full blown HRT program you will be very hard pressed to find a better testosterone than Testosterone-Cypionate. In the world of TRT most will find 200mg every 7-10 days to be fairly common place and generally speaking about as high as you’ll ever go but of course in performance enhancing doses will necessarily be much higher. For the performance enhancer minimal dosing will generally be in the 400mg-500mg per week range and most commonly split into two even doses twice per week; for example, for 400mg total per wee k you might administer the hormone at 200mg on Monday and 200mg on Thursday continuing such a schedule until your total duration is complete.
For many 500mg per week will be as high as they ever need to go but in more hardcore circles it is not uncommon for doses to reach levels of 1,000mg per week and at extreme elite levels, especially in competitive bodybuilding they can go much higher. Keep in mind, while the benefits of use will increase as the dose does so will the potential and probability of adverse effects. There is a strong risk to reward ratio at play and in the end you are the only one who can determine how far you want to go with that. Yes, absolutely anabolic steroids and especially those of a pure testosterone nature such as Testosterone-Cypionate can be used safely and effectively but responsible use will always prove to be the ultimate key.
Part of responsible use will always include what is known as a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) plan in order to normalize the body after use has been discontinued. Recall, the use of such hormones as Testosterone-Cypionate will suppress natural testosterone production but natural production will begin again once use is discontinued; however, such production will not begin instantly and there are things we can do to speed up the process. The sooner we get our natural production back up and running the more progress we made through our anabolic steroid use will be kept but most importantly our overall health will be protected; recall yet again, testosterone is essential to our health. This is where a good PCT plan comes in and it is by this plan we can stimulate natural production to begin; common supplemental items often include SERM’s such as Nolvadex and Clomid as well as the hormone hCG .
The use of anabolic steroids will suppress natural testosterone. The rate of suppression is dependent on the steroid in question, but in the case of Oxymetholone it is enough to warrant the use of exogenous testosterone. This will actually hold true with most anabolic steroids. Those who supplement with Anadrol and forgo exogenous testosterone therapy will fall into a low testosterone condition. Not only is this a condition that comes with numerous bothersome symptoms, it is an extremely unhealthy state. The form of testosterone you choose when using Anadrol is of no consequence, however, you should ensure you are applying enough to provide what the body needs.
Once the use of Anadrol and all anabolic steroids has come to an end and all the exogenous hormones have cleared your system natural testosterone production will begin again. This is assuming there was no prior existing low level state. It also assumes no damage was done to the HPTA during supplementation due to improper practices. While natural testosterone production will begin again on its own, it will not be fast. It is generally recommended that the individual begin a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) treatment plan following anabolic steroid use . This will encourage natural testosterone production and speed the healing process up. It will not automatically return you to your previous natural high level on its own; that will take some time. However, it will ensure you have enough testosterone in your body to function properly while your levels continue to naturally rise.