Testosterone decanoate injections are often recommended as a part of testosterone replacement therapy.
It’s used for men diagnosed with hypogonadism that affects quality of life.
Bodybuilders and athletes also use steroid injections to enhance muscle, muscle strength, and endurance.
The medical community at large discourages using these injections for anything other than medical reasons, and taking injections without the supervision and guidance of a physician is not recommended.
This applies to all forms, including testosterone decanoate. Buy Testo-Max online here.
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Testosterone decanoate is a product manufactured in China, but it’s also manufactured by Sigma-Aldrich (for mainly testing purposes).
However, the product manufactured by Sigma-Aldrich is not available to buy in Canada, nor is it recommended for bodybuilding, or in most cases, for testosterone therapy, as other products on the market are more common.
It is also known as Neotest 250, which is a brand of the ester compound mainly used by veterinarians.
This is another reason why the medical community generally discourages non-prescription injections.
Testosterone injections are not only classified as Schedule III controlled substances due to their potential for misuse and abuse, but when using a product for one thing when it’s designed for something else can result in a number of unexpected side effects and adverse reactions.
Testosterone decanoate is an injectable hormone product that is attached to the decanoate ester. The ester is combined with the testosterone to lengthen and slow the release time of the hormone.
It’s a slow acting version of the drug and carries a moderate half-life just slightly over that of other forms commonly prescribed for those with hypogonadism known as testosterone cypionate or testosterone enanthate, but only by a few days.
Neotest 250 is no longer available, but it was mainly used by athletes wishing to increase performance, stamina, and endurance. The product was marketed to:
What exactly does that mean? For a while, Neotest 250 was not only for athletic performance, but many also used it as a form of androgen replacement for low testosterone levels (low T).
Low T levels are often experienced by symptoms that include:
It should be noted however, the testosterone decanoate was not commonly prescribed in the treatment of hypogonadism. However, Sustanon and Omnadren are.
As with any form of testosterone, a number of side effects are possible.
Some of the most common side effects can be mild, but it depends on individual cases, age, general health, and the presence of any medical condition. Common side effects include:
Estrogenic – Water retention and gynecomastia (development of breasts in men) is a possible estrogenic nature because of the ability of the hormone decanoate to affect the conversion of estrogen with the aromatase enzyme.
Water retention can eventually contribute to high blood pressure.
Cardiovascular – The drug can mess with lipid profiles, which include cholesterol and blood pressure. Exogenous testosterone can have a negative influence on the levels of good cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein or HDL cholesterol).
Suppression of HDL cholesterol can contribute to build up of bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein or LDL cholesterol) which contributes to build up of fatty plaques in artery vessels, contributing to atherosclerosis as well as increasing the risk for heart attack or stroke.
Androgenic – In men already predisposed to male pattern baldness, testosterone decanoate, and other forms of the drug, may contribute to hair loss as well as development of acne and other skin conditions.
Neotest 250 is no longer available, but forms of the drug are available from underground or less than legal sources.
This is strongly discouraged, as you never know what you’re going to get, or whether the product actually contains what you expect it to.
Manufacturing standards, ingredients, age of the product, and so forth can have an impact not only the effectiveness of the drug, but ultimately, on your safety and health.
Talk to a healthcare professional regarding any form of steroid before taking it, especially older forms of the injectable solutions like testosterone undecanoate or testosterone decanoate.
Your safety should always come first!