Testosterone Acetate is a fast acting form of the male hormone testosterone. After an application the acetate ester is separated from the testosterone generating a release of testosterone in less time compared to other types of testosterone. Due to having such a short half life, low dose applications are required every 2-3 days maximum to maintain the hormone levels and avoid fluctuations. In comparison to other testosterones, testosterone acetate when injected can be painful causing swelling and discomfort in the injection site. Inexperienced users may feel general discomfort related to the pain caused by the testosterone.
Testosterone Acetate is a modified form of the male hormone testosterone. It is an este of a carboxylic acid-acetic acid bound to the 17-beta hydroxy group. These modified forms of testosterone are not as polarized as the free testosterone which generates a slow absorption from the injection site. Once the testosterone acetate is in the bloodstream, the acetate ester bond is separated from the testosterone making it free and active. This type of esterified steroid is designed to prolong the effect of the hormone in the body, requiring less applications compared to other steroids that are not esterified. Testosterone Acetate has a half life of approximately 2-3 days
All types of testosterone have the ability to aromatize in the body due to the action of an enzyme called aromatase, this is also responsible for converting testosterone into estrogen. In comparison to other testosterone types that poses a longer half life, testosterone acetate does not cause hormone levels to fluctuate; although the application is more frequent there is less risk for adverse side effects. It is essential to use antiestrogens to control estrogen levels in the bloodstream decreasing the risk of gynecomastia, water retention and body fat gain. These type of products have no hepatotoxic effects in comparison to oral substances. Like all androgenic anabolic steroids, testosterone has the ability to reduce the production of endogenous testosterone, prolonged use could cause hypogonadism which could cause an excessive loss of muscle mass and an imbalance in anabolic and catabolic hormones at the termination of testosterone treatment. It is important to complete a proper post cycle therapy to stimulate the production of endogenous testosterone to avoid losing significant muscle mass in a short period of time.
Testosterone Acetate is a fine white solid powder,easy to compress, stable under normal environmental conditions and has a very low melting point compared to other substances.
Testosterone Acetate is an oil base that is generally a very light yellow to transparent in colour. In high concentrations testosterone acetate does not crystallize within the vial.