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Estrogen Conversion Sub Q vs IM?


#1

Wondering what the consensus is for IM vs SQ which is superior for reducing estrogen conversion? There is much conflicting data out there on the interweb, Ksman? your thoughts?


#2

I believe the prevailing wisdom is that sq allows for a slower, more steady release of T which leads to less T–>E2


#3

Thanks…any truth that SQ results in lower overall T levels? or is it a case of taking longer to build up to the level you had with IM due to slower release?


#4

I have gone to SQ these last 6 weeks and am getting new blood work tomorrow. Not that one guy proves much, but the subject is interesting to me.


#5

Nothing but broscience on that subject. Move on… Assume same results


#6

I inject sq and my TT and FT were both thru the roof. I had to decrease my T cyp dose by 60%. There is no doubt that sq is 100% absorbed. Also painless and without putting thousands of holes in your muscles!


#7

Amen to the painless part. I do not enjoy pain


#8

I read Crisler’s book and he had a chapter for SubQ injections, he said that the subQ route leads to less T–>E, this is due to the slower release and therefore absorption when injected subQ. He also wrote that 100mg a week SubQ leads to higher TT,FT and lower E2 than the same dose IM. Combined with less painful injections and need to inject frequently, SubQ seems optimal as a choice. I have started straight with SubQ, first set of labs showed good numbers.


#9

Check Crislers forum and this is not being contradicted. No proof in actual research here. It is less painful though.