Active substance: testosterone enanthate
Tradenames: Androtardyl, Depot-testosteron, Delatestryl, Cidoteston, Primoteston-depot, Testen-250, Testo-Enant, Testosterona E, Testosteronum Prolongatum, Testobolin, Testofort, Testoviron Depot, Testover E
Testosterone enanthate is an anabolic steroid similar to testosterone cypionate from U.S.A.
Is an injectable steroid in the form of a oily solution, designed to release testosterone slowly. It has a long lasting action; the drug is designed to provide a sustained release of testosterone into the bloodstream for approximately 2 to 3 weeks. This is achieved by attaching the molecule of testosterone to the enanthate ester. After injection, testosterone does not become active until the ester begins to fall of the testosterone molecule. This separation does not happen all at once, but gradually, allowing slowly release of the hormone into the bloodstream. After the injection will be a spike in testosterone concentrations after 24-48 hours, and hence testosterone is released slowly up until will dissipate completely.
In order to maintain normal physiological levels of testosterone during androgen replacement therapies, injections of testosterone enanthate are usually required at least every two weeks. The best effects are obtained when testosterone enanthateis administerd every 10th day.
In the medical field is the most precribed form of testosterone. Among bodybuilders and athletes is the most sed anabolic steroid, being cheap, easy to procure and effficent.
Like any steroid based on testosterone (regardless of the attached ester) testosterone enanthate has an anabolic value of 100 and an androgenic value also of 100. This values are benchmarks when measuring the androgenicity and anabolism of other anabolic steroids. When measuring androgenicity and anabolism of other anabolic steroids the testosterone hormone is the basis by-which all ratings are measured.
For the treatment of low testosterone levels, testosterone enanthate is the best option. Millions of men worldwide suffer from low testosterone levels. It is well tolerated by many(although it can have side effects), because it has the same structure as the hormone secreted by the body, despite the fact that it is synthetic.
Athletes use it well above the therapeutic dose to increase their muscle mass and strength, but also for better sports performance. Testosterone enanthate increases the rate of protein synthesis, which is what trainees call anabolism. Another mechanism of action of testosterone enanthate is increasing the number of red blood cells, which increases muscular endurance and helps recovery after exercise. This is why endurance athletes such as cyclists use testosterone enanthate, but in much lower doses compared to bodybuilders or weightlifters. Other mechanism by which testosterone enanthate increases muscle mass and performance is by increasing IGF-1, a hormone through which growth hormone exerts his action, and by inhibiting glucocorticoids, such as cortisol, who are hormones with a strong catabolic effect (which destroys muscle tissue).
It is considered by many a bulking steroid, but testosterone enanthate nis highly versatile and will stretch across all aspects of performance. It can be used both for bulking or cutting.
When you want as much muscle mass as possible you need to eat more, and this will increase the probability of fat retention through the use of testosterone. When you want muscle definition you need to be in a caloric deficit and testosterone will help you retain muscle mass and burn fat by seriously increasing the metabolism. It's all about the diet. Yes, there will be water retetion, but it will go away short after you finish the testosterone cycle.
Beginners belive that if you use a powerful steroid like testosterone enanthate cand avoid hard training and a good diet, and the steroid will do everything for them. This is very, very wrong! To have results you still need a spot-on diet, a good training program and to be consistent. There are no magical pills (or injections)! And such an approach (good diet,good training, healthy lifestyle) reduces the required doses to see results, which reduces the risk of side effects.
Side effects of testosterone enanthate
Testosterone is a powerful hormone with many potential side effects, most of them caused by the fact that testosterone tends to convert almost entirely into estrogen. Water retention will be visible fairly quickly and can lead to the accumulation of fat, but this is very dependent on the diet. There is a possible risk of gynecomastia. Therefore it is recommended adding Nolvadex and/or Proviron during the cycle. An even better choice is Arimidex, but it is more expensive.
It is believed that the use of anti-estrogens during a cycle that seeks to accumulate as much mass as possible can slow the process. Therefore they will be added only if it the is a real need. A little puffiness under the nipple followed by pain and knots in the same area are signs of gynecomastia. Is the signs apera you must discontinue the use of testosterone or administer Nolavdex (or both). Arimidex is used only for prevention, if you show signs of gynecomastia Nolvadex should be the first choice.
Unwanted androgenic side effects can appear: acne, facial and body hair growth, oily skin, hair loss (in those genetically predisposed), enlarged prostate. Proscar can reduce this adverse effects. Testosterone can alter in a negative way the lipidic profile (increases bad cholesterol and it lowers the good cholesterol). It is adviced to take long epriods of brake between cycles and during the cycle to supplement with omega-3 and have a clean and healthy diet. The main concern for those who use anabolic steroids for a long time (years) is a HDL (good cholesterol) close to zero and increased LDL (bad cholesterol). This is why many athletes and especially bodybuilders end up doing heart surgeries at a young age.
But for many testosterone enanthate is well tolerated, especialy when comparing the end results with the side effects; this can be seen in the great popularity of these steroids. Most side effects described above occurs, but can be kept under control relatively easily with antiestrogens, especially if you do not use excessive doses. Synthetic testosterone it has the same structure as the testosterone produce by the body, so in general it is well tolerated.
Testosterone enanthate administration
The typical dose is 250 mg - 750 mg per week. Beyond these doses estrogenic side effects will be more pronounced, but gains will not be more spectacular. Along testosterone enanthate you cand also use steroids like Anadrol 50 or Dianabol, which will lead to huge gains. For those who want to stay relativly lean a better choice to add to testosterone are Deca-durabolin or Equipoise. The weekly total dose of testosterone enanthate is divided into two, eg Monday and Thursday!
It is likely that testosterone production after a cycle will be suppressed so it is strongly recomanded to follow apost cycle therapy. A weight loss is inevitable due to loss of the water retained, but the main purpose is to keep the quality muscle mass you gained. I recommend using HCG during the testosterone enanthate cycle, in doses of 250 IU - 500 IU to prevent testicular atrophy and the excessive supression secretion of your own testosterone. After two weeks from the last testosterone enanthate injection the PCT must be started.
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