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Brief History of Synthetic Testosterone
The December 1945 edition of Business Week didn’t miss the mark –
“….of all the sex hormones, testosterone is said to have the greatest market potential.”
The prospects must have had the erstwhile entrepreneurs of the day exited, maybe doing-the-Jive in their Victory Suits..
The world has changed in some ways since then, one thing you can bank on being there for eternity though, is the confidently presenting Health-oligist Entrepreneur. Whatever the ailment or need, they’ve got the solution in a pill and the protein shake to activate it. As it turned out, those pioneering “healh-ologists” couldn’t have been more wrong though. From a commercial standpoint, early favourite testosterone was completely eclipsed by the comparatively unheard of (back then at least) estrogenic hormones over the next 80 odd years.
For a century now, Big Pharma and low end entrepreneurs have exploited the natural power of testosterone to separate Men from their ‘hard earned’. The tighter the authority’s grip on the legal sale of steroids, the more established the Black Trade becomes. History can and does repeat as we know all to well. To say we have seen many brands come and go would be an understatement.
The Archive of Discontinued Anabolic Steroids, is deeper than most. And it took some time to compile this one.
If you don’t see the what you’re looking for in the main lists, check out these two lists further down:
- Rarely seen Testosterone esters / brand
- Super rarely seen Testosterone esters
No point staring at the Chin-up Bar, let’s get to it:
Discontinued Testosterone Oil Solutions / Brands
Prolonged news reporting of the damage caused by their use to Sport, along with the physical and mental toll they took on many sporting heroes, finally brought about change.
The following testosterone intramuscular injection brands have been discontinued:
Discontinued Testosterone propionate oil Brands
Discontinued Testosterone cypionate oil Brands
- Dep Andro®
- Dep Test®
- Testadiate Depo®
- Virilon IM®
Testosterone undecanoate Brands
- Undecanoate 250®
Testosterone enanthate/estradiol valerate oil Brand
Discontinued doesn’t mean impossible to obtain, as compounding chemists are able to provide them with the right prescription. What this means is that for a reason, usually some form of pressure, patent owners of the Testosterone Oil Solutions took the decision to shelve them.
Next up, these anabolic steroids remain available in at least one formulation, but the Brand Names are history:
Discontinued oral & buccal Testosterone esters & Brands
Androgen type Testosterone esters (see below) including oral, buccal, and/or sublingual (delivery) testosterone are no longer available in the United States or Australia. Copy-Cats are rife, especially in Thailand, India and now Pakistan. But also France, Belgium, England, Estonia, you get the idea…
These are not testosterone treatments most of us have even heard of. In some cases it was the ester type which was discontinued, and of course when that happens, the brands which contained that ester have to fold. Yes, people can still get them legitimately. Compounding pharmacists still have the power to create these generic testosterone types on prescription.
Many of the Brand Names we saw marketing them are now part of gymnasium folklore.
Testosterone Ester > Discontinued Brand Name
- Maxibolin Elixir®
Stanozolol’s too hot to touch. It’s reputation impacted negatively by the Sports Doping scandals of the past. Anyone remember Biogenesis?
Androstanolone is thought to be only effective as injection. Now trading under the Brand name ‘Andractim®’. Previously known as:
- AndroGel-DHT® in France, Belgium, Luxembourg
- Androlone®, Apeton®, Gelovit® in Estonia
- Neodrol®, Ophtovital® in Denmark
- Pesomax® in Italy
- Stanaprol® somewhere.
What is a Synthetic Testosterone Ester?
In simple speak, it’s all about enhanced absorption and increased power. Esters are a mechanism used for improving drug delivery to the body. Esters create the right environment for optimal drug absorption into the tissues making them more efficient.
The theory behind the use of synthetic esters is sound, that is that when delivery is optimized, the user requires less amount of a drug, resulting in fewer or reduced negative side effects. Synthetic testosterone esters are also known as Anabolic-androgenic steroids. People fighting breast cancer benefit from the additional power of testosterone esters, as do those suffering from osteoporosis and anemia.
But we’re not here to discuss that, let’s look at the lesser known Brands of Anabolic Steroids that are discontinued.
Rarely seen Anabolic Steroids / brands
- Brand name
Testosterone acetate –
- Androtest A®
Testosterone cyclohexyl propionate –
- Telipex Retard®
- component of Trioestrine Retard®
Testosterone enanthate benzilic acid hydrazone –
- component of Climacteron®
- Testosterone furoate –
Testosterone hexahydro benzoate –
- Sterandryl Retard®
- component of Trinestril AP®
- Testosterone hexahydro benzyl carbonate –
Testosterone hexyloxy phenyl propionate –
Testosterone ketolaurate –
- component of Testosid-Depot®
- component of Klimanosid R-Depot®
Testosterone nicotinate –
Testosterone phenylacetate –
Testosterone phosphate –
- Telipex Aquosum®
Testosterone undecylenate –
- component of Durasteron®
- component of Triolandren®
Testosterone valerate –
- component of Deposterona®
- component of Triolandren®
Super rarely seen Anabolic Steroids
These poor dudes don’t have a Brand, but they have been licensed for intended use of some kind:
- Poly Testosterone phloretin phosphate
- Testosterone 17β
- Testosterone acetate butyrate
- Testosterone acetate propionate
- Testosterone benzoate
- Testosterone butyrate
- Testosterone diacetate
- Testosterone dipropionate
- Testosterone formate
- Testosterone isovalerate
- Testosterone palmitate
- Testosterone phenylbutyrate
- Testosterone stearate
- Testosterone sulfate
The Testosterone ester that’s too hot to touch: (Pending)
There seems to be ‘no-taker’ when it comes to development of this mysterious testosterone type. Is it because it’s too powerful? Too controversial? Too hot to touch?
Would any Pharma Co game enough to take it forward, be damned by a public tired of cheats? Maybe. But what would be the point anyway if it’s going to be snuffed out like the Testosterone Oil Injectables mentioned up top?
You can bet we’ll be watching.
Sometime writer, full time manager @TestoChecker Hormone Test Kits, Gordon, NSW, Australia.