Since Testosterone occurs naturally in both the male and female body, and this particular version of testosterone clears the body relatively quickly, it’s often the testosterone of choice for drug tested athletes. Drug-test-passing levels of testosterone can often be had relatively quickly upon cessation of this product
As with any form of testosterone, Testosterone Propionate (often just called “prop”), once in the body, is partially converted to both estrogen as well as Dihydrotestosterone. These are often the cause of many side effects such as gynocomastia, water retention, hair loss and prostate enlargement. Also, as with most steroids, injected testosterone propionate will inhibit your natural testosterone levels and HPTA (Hypothalamic Pituitary Testicular Axis). The advantage with testosterone propionate, in this respect, is that it will clear your system more quickly than other versions, and allow you to begin recovery more rapidly.
Typically, testosterone propionate is stacked with other quick acting injectables, and is usually reserved for cutting cycles, where short esters are preferred. Trenbolone Acetate and Masteron are typically used in such cycles.
Sometimes experienced users will actually employ a strategy known as “frontloading” with testosterone propionate. They usually use the rapid onset time of testosterone propionate to gain quick results in strength and weight, while also using a longer estered testosterone concurrently, and allowing the longer ester to “kick in” a few weeks into the cycle.
Unfortunately, Testosterone Propionate is the most expensive testosterone to use, due to the injection frequency and high demand on the black market- where it is readily available. Currently, it runs about $40-60 for a 10-20ml bottle dosed at 100mgs/ml, which will only last a couple of weeks for the average user