Testosterone Propionate also converts to both Estrogen (through Aromatization) and Dihydrotestosterone (through 5a-reduction). Most of the side effects people experience with testosterone use is actually from it’s conversion to these two substrates. Thus, hair loss , water retention, acne, and other side effects are possible with use of this drug. Conversion to these hormones is also responsible for some of testosterone’s ability to build muscle; therefore when many side effects are avoided with the use of ancillary compounds, some of the muscle building properties are also stunted.
As a result, Trenbolone Acetate now functions as the primary anabolic compound (aka the ‘workhorse’ compound) that will function to provide the muscle growth throughout the cycle. Trenbolone is strictly an advanced level anabolic steroid, unfit for use by beginners of any type. In this cycle, the Acetate variant of Trenbolone is utilized simply due to its seamless compatibility with Testosterone Propionate. This is because the Propionate and Acetate esters as, previously mentioned early on in this section of the profile, both possess almost identical half-lives (3 days for Trenbolone Acetate and days for Testosterone Propionate). This therefore provides an ease of convenience for the user, as well as smoother injection and administration frequencies. The fact that Testosterone is being utilized at a low enough doses to avoid aromatization, combined with the fact that Trenbolone’s inability to convert into Estrogen at any dose should result in the total elimination of any potential water retention, bloating, gynecomastia or any side effects associated with Estrogen . It is important to note that this cycle in particular is strong enough to be utilized as a bulking cycle, lean mass cycle, or cutting cycle – all without the inflated potential for water retention or other Estrogenic side effects .