If you possess any understanding of the performance enhancing world, on it's surface the idea of testosterone replacement therapy may bring you a sigh of relief but more than likely it probably irritates you at the same time. After all, for years we’ve been told anabolic steroids are brewed in the bowels of hell but if you receive testosterone replacement therapy this same hormone from which all anabolic steroids are derived from, now it’s a welcomed beacon of hope.
Let’s from this point on be clear and precise, these advertisements for “Low-T” treatment and things of this nature are nothing more than advertisements and promotions for anabolic steroids. When you inquire about testosterone replacement therapy understand you’re inquiring regarding anabolic steroids; let’s call a spade a spade. We are still a long way off from anabolic steroids being generally accepted by the whole of society but it is within testosterone replacement therapy this acceptance holds its most promising form.
Testosterone Injection for HRT:
For the individual who has been prescribed hormone replacement therapy (HRT) if he receives a regular testosterone injection as part of this treatment, generally 250mg will be the max dose given, although a dose of 100mg-200mg every 7-14 days is a far more common testosterone injection for the HRT patient. In the U.S. users will generally be prescribed Testosterone Cypionate or Testosterone Propionate and the total injection dose will be based on the milligrams provided by the particular testosterone being used taking into account the half-life and then determining total dosing levels to meet this person’s needs. For example, if an individual is prescribed a dose of 200mg every two weeks one testosterone injection of Cypionate every two weeks is all that is needed. If the individual is prescribed Testosterone Propionate at the same dosing level, 200mg every two weeks, he would need to inject approximately 50mg every 3-4 days. You and your physician will determine what is best for you. Although one bi-weekly injection is far more appealing some individuals will be able to maintain a more stable level with frequent doses of testosterone at a lower level making more frequent injections needed. For the performance enhancer a testosterone injection will need to far surpass HRT levels if we are to reach performance enhancing levels. The idea behind HRT is to simply increase testosterone levels in a manner that returns them to normal. For the performance enhancer the idea is to go beyond normal, to give our body an amount of testosterone it is incapable of producing beyond natural levels. This type of testosterone dosing is commonly referred to as a Supra physiological dose and for most this will fall in the 400mg-500mg per week range at a minimum. Much less and you won’t see any true gains or benefit.