absorption rate for SC would likely be slower. Look at pharmacokinetics of sub q test or deca, absorption rate AND HL is longer, the two are obviously directly correlated though.
I’ll give you an example in the most humorous way I can think of
Say I’m an opiate addict (I get the feeling I’m going to get in trouble for this one) and decide to take 0.1mg/kg oxycodone… orally
30 minutes later my blood concentration of oxycodone is… um… lets say 40 micrograms/L, four hours later (half life dependent on individual enzymatic metabolism… levels, so if I’m like an ultra rapid cyp3a metaboliser (or opposite) half life will differentiate but that’s not important). So four hours later my blood concentration is 20 micrograms/l.
Lets say instead I use an extended release formulation of the same drug at the SAME dose! Peak 30 mins later is 30 micrograms, and time to reach 20 is 6 hours instead of 4, see what I’m getting at here, sub q shots of hormone (even esterified) MAY (we don’t have quite enough literature out yet) be the equiv of like an “extended release version” then again we simply have longer entered hormones for that (like mast E)