Testosterone suspension is a more advanced steroid to use since the frequency of injections is greater to maximize its potential benefits. This is much like propionate, and it is also similar in the way that injections hurt more than other steroids. If a first cycle is what you are looking for, a superior choice would be a long acting, single ester steroid such as testosterone enanthate or testosterone cypionate. With these drugs, a less frequent injection schedule can be used while keeping blood levels stable and seeing excellent results. Injections of those drugs are also generally less painful, which is another reason the first time user would find either of them to be a more attractive choice.
Testosterone suspension is unlike the other forms of testosterone because it has no ester attached. As a result, the total weight is pure free based testosterone because ester weight does not need to be taken into consideration. Under normal circumstances, ester weight needs to be subtracted from total weight to get the weight of the free based testosterone in the agent. For example, sustanon 250 contains 188 mg of free based testosterone per 250 mg solution. Since suspension is pure testosterone, it is the most powerful testosterone gram for gram (since ester weight is not a factor). As a result, suspension is very powerful steroid.
Suspension does not go directly into the blood. However, when it does go into the blood it releases quickly and delivers very high peak doses. Since it is a short acting agent, it must be injected every day or at the least every other day for maximum effect. If an injection schedule less frequent than that is performed, the user risks not maximizing the effects of the steroid which will naturally result in less overall muscle mass and strength gains. Certainly not desirable for the enhanced athlete.
Since suspension is solely free based testosterone, it can be used in lower quantities than its esterified counterparts since there is no need to compensate for ester weight. However, generally speaking, suspension is used in the same quantities as other esterified testosterones and as a result yields very dramatic results. If used in this manner or stacked with an oral steroid such as dianabol, the user should not be surprised with dramatic gains in muscle mass over the duration of the cycle.
Along with gains in muscle mass, increased levels of water retention and bloat can be seen while using testosterone suspension. Risks of estrogen related side effects such as gynecomastia are certainly a real possibility, and the suspension using athlete should be familiar with ancillary drugs such as nolvadex and clomid in case symptoms of gyno arise. Suspension is highly androgenic as well as being highly anabolic and as a result, prostate hypertrophy (size increase), facial and body hair increases and deepening of the voice are possible side effects from its use. Suspension is normally used for bulking, but like any testosterone can be used for cutting if stacked with the appropriate agents. Spot injections are popular with suspension (as well as winstrol since it is said to cause localized growth. For example, a biceps site injection using suspension is said to increase the overall size. It is slightly less painful to inject than winstrol or propionate but is still somewhat painful and the user should be prepared for some discomfort. Site injections are sometimes painful and whether or not they actually work is still a heatly debated topic. Regardless of where you inject the suspension, you will make gains off it, even if not the localized type (providing a good diet and training regiment are utilized).
Like propionate, suspension must be injected every day or every other day to maximize its effectiveness. As mentioned above, site injections of suspension are said to increase levels of localized growth at that site, but this is still widely debated in bodybuilding circles. In any case, injections are slightly more painful than injections of enanthate or cypionate, but less painful than winstrol or propionate.
High rates of acne, water retention, and aromatization are possible while using testosterone suspension. Increased blood pressure and liver toxicity are normally not an issue unless dosages are very high. The reason for that being because the liver is already accustomed to processing testosterone. Testosterone suspension readily converts to DHT and significantly suppresses HPTA function. As a result, the user should be familiar with a host of ancillary drugs included anti-estrogens such as nolvadex and clomid as well as HCG which may be beneficial to run during cycle to prevent the suppression of HPTA and decrease the length of time required to achieve normalization post cycle. Generally speaking, natural testosterone production should return to normal post cycle whether or not HCG is used, but HCG is known to dramatically decrease the length of time required to see this normalization take place.
STACKING AND USE
Suspension is generally used for bulking, and as such is an incredibly potent agent. Beginners will likely want to avoid suspension due to the frequency in which injections are necessary and the accompanying pain of such injections (although suspension is certainly not the worst culprit and far more painful injectable steroids exist). Since 100% of the suspension solution is free based testosterone, anabolic / androgenic side effects will likely be more pronounced than with its esterified testosterone counterparts. Suspension is best when injected daily at around 50-100 mg. Stacking suspension with compounds which have a lower ocurrence of androgenic side effects such as deca-durabolin, or equipose in dosages of 300-400 mg per week would create an excellent mass building stack. To jump start gains from suspension, using an oral steroid such as dianabol or anadrol for the first 4-6 weeks is a possibility, but the user should be aware of the potency of suspension before considering such stacks. Also, if the first time user does choose to use suspension, no stacking should be necessary. For one, this is good advice even when less potent esterified testosterones such as enanthate and cypionate are used, and is especially important with suspension since it is entirely free based testosterone and as a result, far more potent. Suspension is best used for 10-12 weeks given the length of time in which it takes for levels to peak, but with daily injections, many opt for shorter cycles.
As with any other testosterone, having ancillary drugs on hand is very important. Anti-estrogens such as nolvadex or its weaker counterpart, clomid, should be kept on hand and used in the case estrogenic side effects rear their head. proviron or arimidex (both aromatase blockers) can be used with suspension to prevent estrogen from building up. Suspension is a very potent compound, but the user should be made aware that the concurrent use of aromatase blockers will reduce gains. This is not a very attractive for the athlete bulking, but if side effects can be minimized or eliminated it may be worth it. Appropriate COST-BENEFIT analysis’ should be performed before using any steroid or deciding what to include in the stack as well as post cycle. Proviron should be the aromatase blocker of choice when using suspension. However, for individuals prone to male pattern baldness, an investment in arimidex would be wise (although it is normally more expensive). The reason for this is because proviron can increase androgen related side effects.
Suspension significantly decreases HPTA and proper diet, training and use of ancillary drugs post cycle are vastly important when suspension has been cycled. The use of HCG and nolvadex or clomid should be considered a priority for post cycle therapy.