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What is testosterone cypionate?

If you are suffering from hypogonadism or another condition that leads to low testosterone, you may have heard of testosterone cypionate as a possible remedy for your low testosterone. Testosterone cypionate is a solution that is available in different types of forms and it is used to increase the levels of testosterone in your body.

If you are considering testosterone cypionate as a possible treatment option, you undoubtedly want to know more about this solution so that you can decide whether it is right for you or not. This guide will help to walk you through various procedures and information that you need to know about this injection before you start to use it.

By the conclusion of this guide, you should know more about this injection and whether it is the right solution for you and your symptoms of low testosterone.

Where and how to get testosterone cypionate?

  • Speak to one of our consultants about your health symptoms.
  • Undergo a full testosterone blood test to check for health issues.
  • Upon successful diagnosis of low testosterone we will offer you a variety of treatment options.
  • Depending on your preference and what we think will work best for you we may prescribe you testosterone cypionate.
  • Testosterone cypionate prescriptions will be issued and your health and testosterone levels will be monitored on an ongoing basis.
  • Symptoms and prescribed treatment of testosterone cypionate will be monitored on an ongoing basis.

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What does testosterone cypionate do to your body?

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Testosterone cypionate is a testosterone injection that is designed to have positive side effects on men who suffer from low testosterone and the symptoms that come along with low testosterone. Most commonly, this injection is used as a way to directly treat a condition known as hypogonadism. Hypogonadism is a condition that ultimately results in the body not having enough testosterone but is caused by the testicles not being able to produce enough testosterone for the body to function.

There are many symptoms of low testosterone that are less than ideal for men who suffer from the condition. These can include mood changes, poor concentration, erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, and several other essential functions within the body that are crucial to the comfort and function of the male body.

So, with those effects in mind, the main goal of testosterone cypionate is to help cure low testosterone and help mitigate the potential side effects of hypogonadism and similar conditions.

What are the benefits of testosterone cypionate?

  • Single ester of testosterone with very similar half-life to testosterone enanthate allowing stable levels.
  • Testosterone cypionate usually contains Olive oil (in UK and European formulations) allowing peanut allergy suffers to have the option of testosterone cypionate instead of Sustanon (that contains arachis oil).
  • Testosterone cypionate containing Olive Oil is usually very easy to inject, as less viscous (thick), making administration more comfortable.
  • Does not have to be injected every day or every other day like propionate but can be injected at a frequency of 3-7 days.
  • Testosterone cypionate comes in 1000mg/10ml or 2000mg/10ml ampoules.
  • Testosterone cypionate comes in single use ampoules which allows for lower infection risk in comparison to multi-dose vials.

How long does it take for testosterone cypionate to work?

One of the most common questions that men have when learning more about testosterone cypionate injections is how long they take to work. This is understandable–you will want an idea of how fast the injections can be effective before you decide on using them as a treatment method. The answer is not concrete, as the results may vary from individual to individual. Most commonly, you can expect testosterone cypionate injections to start taking effect starting at anywhere around 3 to 6 weeks. After this period, you would likely experience a plateauing of benefits.

If you are not experiencing the benefits that you thought you might in the assumed timeframe, you should consult your medical professional and inquire about the possibility of increasing your dose or frequency of the injections.

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What is testosterone cypionate made from?

If you are going to be taking testosterone cypionate injections, you will want to know what they are made from and what ingredients you will be putting into your body. Luckily, the ingredients of this injection treatment are very simple to follow and understand. Testosterone cypionate is a synthetic liquid that is a form of testosterone and is more formally known as an androgen ester. The injection form of this treatment contains a large amount of testosterone and other hormones and chemicals that are important for the function of the male body and other factors within the male physique.

Is testosterone cypionate legal?

Testosterone cypionate is not licensed in the UK and can only be prescribed if other licensed testosterone is not suitable due to allergy or reactions to excipients.

For any athlete or anyone who competes in professional and high-level sports leagues, the concern of legality is an important one. Each year, we observe thousands of athletes, whether intentionally or unintentionally, be reprimanded for the use of chemicals and substances that are deemed illegal in their respective sport.

If you are an athlete, you will want to carefully screen anything that you put in your body for any of these substances that could be considered illegal or banned in particular sports or leagues. Luckily, you won’t have to look far to figure out the main ingredient that could be an infraction in almost any competitive sports league–testosterone.

Testosterone is the male hormone and it is largely banned in almost every sports league. In many competitive sports with a governing body, you are not able to take testosterone injections, even if it is to treat medical conditions such as hypogonadism. If you are an athlete who is in a professional league or you have aspirations of being a professional athlete, it would likely stall your progress to try and engage in testosterone cypionate injections.

From a federal and state law perspective, you should face no obstacles or boundaries in getting the testosterone cypionate injections that you need to treat a medical condition.

What is testosterone cypionate used for?

Though testosterone cypionate might sound like a simple injection that only has one purpose, the effects of it are broad and potentially life-changing for some individuals. It is true that the sole purpose of a testosterone cypionate injection and the ongoing treatment using the injection is to increase the amount of testosterone in the bloodstream of an adult male who is suffering from low testosterone and the associated symptoms.

However, testosterone cypionate can be, in the long run, responsible for easing a broad range of symptoms that stem from low testosterone, including the mental health of the individual. If you are suffering from the symptoms of low testosterone, you know well the negative symptoms that can occur as a result.

Testosterone cypionate is used to increase the amount of testosterone in the body and help the adult male enjoy the benefits of having regular hormone levels.

Side effects of testosterone cypionate

There are many potential side effects of testosterone cypionate injections, and if you are experiencing any of them, you should make your doctor aware. Many of the symptoms are considered very common and only slight inconveniences, but you should certainly monitor any side effects that you begin feeling as a result of your treatment to ensure they don’t lead to anything more severe.

Here are some of the more common side effects of testosterone cypionate injection treatments:

  • Acne
  • Pain and swelling
  • Hair growth
  • Enlargement of breasts
  • Increased frequency of erections
  • Longer-lasting erections
  • Mood swings
  • Headaches
  • Decrease in sperm count

If you experience any of these side effects, you should consult your medical professional to inquire about the next steps and potential changes in dosage.

Testosterone cypionate and other medications

Another potential factor to be aware of when you are thinking of using testosterone cypionate to combat the side effects of low testosterone and low testosterone in the body is the way that they may interact with other medications that you are currently taking.

The best way to combat any potential negative interactions between testosterone injections and the medications that you are taking is to simply make your doctor aware of every medication that you are on so that they can determine whether you are still a good candidate for testosterone injections.

Be sure to monitor any side effects carefully, especially if you feel that they are being caused as a result of the interaction between your testosterone injections and any other medications that you might be taking.

Who is testosterone cypionate wrong for?

While testosterone cypionate injections are a great choice for thousands of men annually who suffer from the side effects of low testosterone, there are also individuals for which testosterone cypionate injections are considered the wrong choice. There are certain medical conditions that could make you a bad candidate for testosterone cypionate injections and the side effects that could potentially come along with them.

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If you suffer from any of the following:

  • Liver problems
  • Heart problems
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Polycythemia
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Blood clots

Then you may not be a good candidate for testosterone cypionate injections. You should consult your doctor or medical professional to inquire about other potential treatment options for the symptoms of low testosterone.

How to take testosterone cypionate

As for the delivery method of testosterone cypionate, there is really only one delivery option–injection. Injection is by far the best way to increase the amount of testosterone in your body because it goes right into the bloodstream and starts working faster as well as more effectively.

The factor that will differ from one individual to another is the dosage and frequency that you take your injections in. These factors will depend on your age, the condition that you are trying to treat, how severe the condition is, any other medical conditions you have, and how you react to your early-stage treatment.

Two common places you can inject testosterone cypionate are illustrated below:

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Testosterone cypionate dosages

We’ve outlined dosages in another blog post, check out our guidelines in the correct testosterone cypionate dosages for more information. Currently testosterone cypionate comes in 1000mg/10ml or 2000mg/10ml.

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Testosterone cypionate costs UK

TRT treatment packages for testosterone cypionate costs between £115 and £150 per month, depending on the dose and frequency of use. Multi-dose vials and ampoules are available, please contact us for more information.

Conclusion

Testosterone can be one of the most effective ways to treat low testosterone and the many side effects that come along with it. If you are interested in testosterone cypionate injections as a treatment for low testosterone, you should contact your medical professional to see if you are a good candidate for testosterone injection treatments.

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About the Author: Mike Kocsis

Mike Kocsis has an MBA with a focus on healthcare administration and is an entrepreneur and medical case manager for Balance My Hormones Ltd which offers medical services in the UK and Europe. Mike has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector, much of that working with people who have hormone imbalances. Mike has appeared on podcasts and radio and is an expert speaker on the subject of hormone imbalance. He specialises in Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and has helped thousands of people suffering from hormone imbalances recover and regain control of their lives. You can follow him on LinkedIn and on the Balance My Hormones YouTube Channel.

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Last update: September 29th, 2021

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