What is Testosterone?

what is testosterone

Testosterone is one of the primary male hormones, responsible for the development of masculine characteristics. Ultimately, whether a person is a man or a woman is determined solely by their testosterone count.

The average woman has approximately 10% of a man’s testosterone (1).

If a man’s testosterone levels were to drop significantly, these masculine attributes would diminish and they’d begin to look and behave more like a woman.

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…In fact, modern day men have much lower testosterone counts compared to previous generations, with guys losing approximately 1% of testosterone each year due to increased pollution and chemicals in our diets (2). This could explain why men today are more camp than ever and why homosexuality is currently rife.

Thus it’s never been more critical for men to maximize their testosterone levels (especially those interested in bodybuilding), as this male hormone is directly responsible for how much muscle mass you’ll have.

You know those guys who do a few sets of bicep curls without breaking sweat then go home and eat junk food…yet their muscles grow like weeds? You could say these guys have awesome genetics for building muscle.

The scientifical explanation for this is that they have higher serum levels of testosterone in the blood.

More testosterone = more muscle

However, there’s only so much testosterone your testicles can produce naturally which is why so many bodybuilders are turning to steroids.

Steroids are so powerful, even if you took them and didn’t go to the gym, you’d gain more muscle than a natty dude who regularly lifted weights (3). Steroids will enable you to build muscle that surpasses your genetic potential because your testosterone levels will reach abnormally high levels.

What is Testosterone Sustanon/Cypionate/Enanthate?

Testosterone can also be taken artificially in steroid form, which will skyrocket your T levels and help you pack on muscle FAST.

There are 3 main types of testosterone which are:

  • Testosterone cypionate
  • Testosterone enanthate
  • Testosterone sustanon 250

The difference between all these different forms of test is the esters they possess.

Testosterone cypionate has a short ester which means that it enters the blood stream quickly, resulting in fast gains. However, it also leaves the body quicker, meaning you’ll have to inject it more frequently to keep on gaining.

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Testosterone enanthate is made up of long esters, meaning it’s more slow-acting. As a result gains don’t come as fast compared to cypionate; but you will continue making awesome muscle/strength gains long into your cycle. It will also take longer for enanthate to leave the body post-cycle, giving it an extended half life.

Testosterone sustanon 250 is considered the most effective form of testosterone because it has a combination of both long and short esters. This makes it extremely versatile, giving you the best of both worlds. You can make fast gains due to the short esters, but you also won’t plateau fast because the long esters will help you continue getting jacked into the latter stages of your cycle.

Other Steroids That Boost Testosterone

Although testosterone is a steroid itself, other bulking steroids will also turbocharge your testosterone levels to incredible heights.

Here’s some of the most powerful anabolic steroids for doing this (excluding testosterone):

  • Anadrol
  • Dianabol
  • Trenbolone
  • Deca durabolin

As you can imagine, taking these compounds, alongside testosterone, will result in huge muscle gains and monster-like strength. Combine several of these steroids in a stack together for best results when bulking.

Note: Because anabolic steroids send testosterone levels surging, you’re likely to experience low testosterone symptoms once your cycle finishes. This is a temporary effect and just one of the side effects of taking anabolics.

Summary

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is what makes you a man. Increased testosterone means more confidence, dominance, a higher sex-drive and most importantly…more MUSCLE.

Testosterone has a way of enhancing your overall mood and well-being so you feel on top of the world. Low levels of testosterone can result in the exact opposite – depressed mood, low energy, low libido and a lack of confidence.

Testosterone is used in steroid form to spike testosterone levels in bodybuilders looking to build large amounts of muscle. It also has fat-burning effects which can help a person reduce their body fat percentage and get lean.

Random/related fact: the leaner you are, the more testosterone you’ll produce due to less estrogen conversion.

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References:

(1) http://www.livestrong.com/article/239396-what-is-the-normal-range-of-testosterone-for-a-woman/

(2) http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/NewScience/reproduction/2006/2006-1210travisonetal.html

(3) http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199607043350101

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