Pharmacological action of Testosterone Undecanoate
Undecanoate lasts longer than other testosterone esters. However, it is recommended to inject at least once a week to maintain the hormonal background.
Main effects of Testosterone Undecanoate
The peculiarity of this anabol is the long half-life of about 8 weeks. In its properties it is almost completely similar to the endogenous hormone. It is a powerful anabolic and androgenic drug. The corresponding figures are 100%. For a long time, this steroid was only used in the production of testosterone-containing composites AAS. A few years ago, however, athletes had the opportunity to order Testosterone U.
The main positive effects include:
- the process stimulates the hypertrophy of muscle tissues;
- accelerate the production of proteins;
- promotes the functioning of the hematopoietic system;
- improves joint function;
- it is a powerful anti-catabolic.
This drug has the longest half-life of all male hormone esters. Consequently, you will notice the first effects of its use only after 12-15 days from the start of the testosterone undecanoate ZPHC cycle.
Application in medicine
As a result of the classification, these substances are classified as prescription drugs, the use of which is permitted only for the treatment of diseases approved by the drug control authorities. These diseases include, but are not limited to, testosterone deficiency syndrome (TSD), which develops due to pituitary or testicular dysfunction, various forms of anemia, osteoporosis, and chronic protein deficiency disease and slow tissue healing. Testosterone is also used to treat symptoms equivalent to menopause. Prescription testosterone use has increased significantly in recent years, both in Finland and elsewhere.
Testosterone in injectable form is used as a combination of various testosterone esters (e.g. testosterone propionate, testosterone enanthate, testosterone phenylpropionate, testosterone isocaproate, testosterone decanoate, testosterone undecanoate) or orally in the form of testosterone capsules. Anabolic steroids are available in the form of injections and tablets.
Androgen receptors are present throughout the body, so anabolic steroids affect the functioning of various internal organs. Therefore, there are some potential side effects. Some are mild and transient, others are life-threatening. The risk of side effects increases with prolonged use of high doses.
Numerous factors prevent the study of the side effects of anabolic androgenic steroids and the production of scientific data. In some countries the use of anabolic steroids is prohibited and in this case it is unlikely to be reported. Due to the fact that the substance was bought on the black market, the user may not know what the doses are and what exactly he is using. For ethical reasons, the side effects of high doses in humans have not been studied. Furthermore, substances intended for animal use are abused and there are no data on human exposure to these substances. As such, the research evidence is largely speculative, often based on case studies and studies using medical doses.
According to a population-based study in Finland, the risk of premature death among anabolic steroid and testosterone users is 4.6 times higher than in the control group. In a similar study in Denmark, the death rate among anabolic steroid users was three times higher in seven years than in the control group. Consumers also seek medical help much more often.
Side Effects: Hormonal Disorders
With the introduction of testosterone and anabolic steroids in quantities exceeding the body’s needs, hormonal and reproductive disorders develop.
In men, the body’s production of hormones is reduced. Wrinkles are observed in the glands and organs that produce hormones such as the testicles. After using hormones, infertility and impaired sexual function can develop.
These changes are often reversible but can last for years. Sometimes the body doesn’t get better at all.
Men can develop gynecomastia, which grows on the mammary glands and can cause chest pain. This is because testosterone and some anabolic steroids are aromatized with estrogen.
In women, the use of testosterone and anabolic steroids causes excessive hair growth, a deepening of the voice, a reduction in the size of the mammary glands, baldness, enlarged clitoris, skin diseases and menstrual disorders.
Some of these symptoms persist even after you stop taking these substances.
In the a painful, the use of testosterone and anabolic steroids can stop growth, which can lead to low growth. In adolescence, anabolic steroid use can be more harmful than early use in adults.
Side effects: severe illness
Testosterone and anabolic steroids used in overdose can cause significant deviations of body fat to levels that are harmful to health. They also affect blood clotting and hemoglobin factors. So you can get off. Prolonged use of these hormones leads to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction and stroke. Steroids weaken the contractility of the heart and cause the heart muscle to deteriorate, which can lead to cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death.
Abuse of anabolic steroids and testosterone increases the risk of developing diabetes. The use of insulin resistance increases the risk of diabetes and can lead to prediabetes. Using different people with the same syringes increases the risk of blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis and HIV infection.
Abuse of testosterone and anabolic steroids also increases the risk of cancer and liver damage. Anabolic steroids taken orally in tablet form are more harmful to the liver than injectable steroids. Liver disease can range from mild reversible cell damage to jaundice and malignant liver tumors with poor prognosis despite treatment.