It is also important to remember that the use of an injectable testosterone will quickly suppress endogenous testosterone production. It may therefore be good advice to use a testosterone stimulating drug like HCG and/or Clomid®/Nolvadex® at the conclusion of a cycle. This should help the user avoid a strong “crash” due to hormonal imbalance, which can strip away much of the new muscle mass and strength. This is no doubt the reason why many athletes claim to be very disappointed with the final result of steroid use, as there is often only a slight permanent gain if anabolics are discontinued incorrectly. Of course we cannot expect to retain every pound of new bodyweight after a cycle. This is especially true whenever we are withdrawing a strong (aromatizing) androgen like testosterone, as a considerable drop in weight (and strength) is to be expected as retained water is excreted. This should not be of much concern; instead the user should focus on ancillary drug therapy so as to preserve the solid mass underneath. Another way athletes have found to lessen the “crash”, is to first replace the testosterone with a milder anabolic like Deca-Durabolin®. This steroid is administered alone, at a typical dosage (200-400mg per week), for the following month or two. In this “stepping down” procedure the user is attempting to turn the watery bulk of a strong testosterone into the more solid muscularity we see with nandrolone preparations. In many instances this practice proves to be very effective. Of course we must remember to still administer ancillary drugs at the conclusion, as endogenous testosterone production will not be rebounding during the Deca therapy. Cypionate can still be found on the black market in good volume. The . generics such as Steris, Schein Geneva are long gone, but have been replaced with several new products. One of the most popular items to surface in the last two years is the Ttokkyo generic from Mexico. First available in 100mg/ml strength, and more recently 200mg/ml, this l0ml multi-dose provides an inexpensive replacement for the . generics of yesterday. Seemingly in an effort to top Ttokkyo, Loeffler recently released its Cypriotest UA product. This comes in a dosage of 250 mg/ml, in a 10 ml vial. This is the highest dosage of cypionate ever to be developed, and has been getting a lot of attention in recent months as a result. Although not manufactured there, the Australian product Testo LA has been a popular import in Mexico lately as well. This boasts a dosage of only 100 mg/ml in a similarly sized vial. Also located on the black market are products that have been around for much longer, including Testex from Spain (100mg/2m1, 250mg/2ml), Deposteron (200mg/2ml) from Brazil, Miro Depo from Korea and Testosterona Ultra (200mg/ml, 5ml amp and 20m1 multi-dose vials) from Uruguay.