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Thread: Testosterone Gels? How do they work and their dosages?

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    Question Testosterone Gels? How do they work and their dosages?

    I am talking about Androgel 1%
    I have a couple of questions about it, please answer.

    How effective are they in being absorbed?
    Where does one apply them?
    How much gel would i have to apply to get the same level of testosterone levels that i would have on Testosterone Enanthate 250mg/week.



    or is it just a giant scam?

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    First, Androgel makes 1.62% now.
    They work ok for most people but over time absorption can change and thus levels can drop. There are tricks to this though.
    It also gets old slathering this stuff on. Upper arms, shoulders.
    Arguably you'd be taking a bath to obtain the same levels as 250 mgs of injected test.
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    The gel diffuses Testosterone through the dermal layer into the blood stream. I believe that the size limit for absorption is 50nm particles. There was a trial where HGH was applied dermally. Unfortunately, the HGH molecules were larger than 50nm. Good idea, poor results.

    The thing with a topical is that it's messy. You get some of that cream on the counter and your 10 year old daughter leans on it and starts menstruating. Yeah, it's a long shot but there a possibility. I stick to injections because the dosage is exact and it's quick.
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    I'm not a fan of Angrogel personally. It's not worth it having to lather that shit on everyday for the small increases in free test that it gives you. And Scotch makes a good point cause that shit CAN absorb into other people so if your wife/girl likes cuddling with you she can forget that unless you want her growing a mustache lol.

    Stick to Depot Testosterone it's cleaner and more effective IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Men in Black View Post
    I am talking about Androgel 1%
    I have a couple of questions about it, please answer.

    How effective are they in being absorbed?
    Where does one apply them?
    How much gel would i have to apply to get the same level of testosterone levels that i would have on Testosterone Enanthate 250mg/week.



    or is it just a giant scam?
    I was prescribed 1.62, 4 pumps per day (applied to upper arms)
    When going in for blood work I did not take it the day of (maybe the day before also, cant remember) my blood work (I didnt want them to reduce my dosage), and my T levels were at 860. Its half-life is less than a day.
    I got angry for no reason, lost weight easily, but those are about the only effects I noticed.


    I legit needed it for low T symptoms, even though I got greedy and tried to tank my levels by not taking it. I would not recommend it for any reason. For TRT it sucks, for bodybuilding it sucks. I threw away 3 full bottles because it just wasn't worth it. You are just going to shut down natural production and not get any real gains.
    I read a good article on it before, unfortunately I cannot find it.
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    I’ve read that there are lawsuits against Certain t gel brands with horrible sides.
    Just pin it. Yeah jabbing a needle isn’t exactly fun but it’s precise quick and simple... plus you can give the lady or guy ( if you swing your muscle that way ) the benefit of the doubt aftwards without turning them into chewbaka
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