General information about Testocyp in Belgium
Testocyp (Test Cypionate) by Alpha-Pharma is an injectable steroid, its active substance is Testosterone Cypionate.
Testosterone Cypionate is a long-acting formulation of testosterone which is indicated for the treatment of people who have very low or very low levels of the hormone. It is sometimes known as Testosterone Depo. Testosterone is esterified and therefore works for quite a long time. It is only available as an injection. Testosterone Cypionate is usually dissolved in sesame or cottonseed oil and injected into the buttocks area. Testosterone Cypionate is slowly released from the injection site over approximately 7-12 days.
Testosterone Cypionate is used to treat conditions where there is a failure of testosterone to be secreted such as: primary failure of the testicles to release the hormone, failure of the pituitary gland to release Gonadotropins. Testosterone Cypionate is taken primarily to improve the body and boost the psyche. Most bodybuilders who take Testosterone Cypionate claim that it causes spontaneous bursts in energy associated with increased aggression. This characteristic of testosterone cypionate is used primarily by weight lifters and professional wrestlers. Many athletes also claim that Testosterone Cypionate improves their ability to exercise at intense levels.
It is only made for intramuscular injection. Testosterone Cypionate can be injected into the buttock area once every 7-12 days. The majority of testosterone cypionate is protein bound and only 2% is free.Testosterone Cypionate is supposed to be injected once a week, but there are some bodybuilders who only inject it every other day. This is not recommended and can lead to the formation of abscesses, sores and skin infections. The injection site should be rotated if injections are to be continued for a long time. The oily suspension should not be injected into the arms or abdomen. The dose of Testosterone Cypionate ranges from 50mg-400mg/week, depending on the condition being treated. Bodybuilders tend to inject the highest amount of Testosterone Cypionate 200mg-400mg/week. Testosterone Cypionate is then slowly absorbed into the blood stream over the next few days.
Side effects in Belgium
When testosterone cypionate is injected in low doses, side effects are rare. However, long-term use is known to be associated with a varied number of side effects – all of which are reversible when the drug is stopped. For the woman who decides to take testosterone, there are virilizing side effects that are not always reversible when the drug is stopped. Like all anabolic steroids, testosterone also has a number of side effects which includes: nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, bloating, increased/decreased libido, headache, acne, oily skin, hair loss , gynecomastia
When taken by women in Belgium, the drug can definitely cause virilizing effects like: deepening of voice, hoarseness, excessive hair growth, enlarged clitoris, irregular menstrual cycles.