4 Types of Injectable Testosterone
There’s almost always a right and a wrong way to do something if you want to get results, especially when it comes to your health, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is no exception. When seeking HRT treatments, like testosterone replacement therapy, it is important to employ a skilled professional to help you determine the best treatment plan and pick out the best form of testosterone to maximize your health goals and the benefits to your quality of life.
Get to know four of the forms of injectable testosterone replacement therapy, then talk to a health professional about which type is right for you:
1. Enanthate is a testosterone ester that is metabolized over four to five days. In some cases, low levels may remain in the body for up to two weeks. To maintain levels, injections should be administered every five days. This form of testosterone is commonly administered via intramuscular injection (IM) at the approximate starting dose of 100 to 200 mg every five to seven days. This should bring a patient within optimal ranges (800 ng to 1000 ng) is 100 mg to 200 mg IM every five to seven days; however, every patient is different. Baseline testosterone levels and other factors may influence initial dose and maintenance plan.
2. Cypionate is considered a “long acting” testosterone, being metabolized in approximately seven to eight days. Cypionate is often begun with a starting dose similar to enanthate (100 mg to 200 mg), but only administered every seven days.
3. Propionate is a fast-acting ester. This testosterone ester can peak in the blood within hours of being administered and be metabolized over three days. Injections should be administered every two to three days. You must weigh the “positives” with the “negatives” before using propionate. This is only prescribed in special cases, as it has to be administered frequently. However, it quickly stabilizes testosterone levels, but risks aromatization into estrogen, which can lead to negative side effects.
4. Aqueous testosterone suspension is also known as “no ester.” This form of testosterone requires frequent intramuscular injections, as it remains in the body for a short, limited number of hours. The injection is often very painful and experience has shown that the risks outweigh the benefits. This particular form does not come highly recommended.
The team at the biostation™ can help you determine which of the four different types of injectable testosterone is best for your health goals and lifestyle. the biostation even offers custom blends for maximum results. In some cases, utilizing multiple esters improves the body’s response, further enhancing outcomes.
Call the biostation™ today at 561-257-2511 or contact us online to schedule your private, personal consultation.
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