Testosterone Enanthate is one of the oldest forms of testosterone ever made available and is further by-in-large the most popular and commonly used testosterone of all time. Very powerful, equally androgenic as it is anabolic Testosterone Enanthate is one of the most versatile anabolic androgenic steroids ever synthesized and well-suited for almost any purpose. Athletes from all walks of life regularly supplement with Testosterone Enanthate as this is a steroid that will bring about all the attributes commonly associated with and desired through anabolic steroid use. Moreover, even though it is very popular and in high demand, as most steroids that are highly sought after are generally high priced Testosterone Enanthate is both fairly cheap and in high supply across the board.
Testosterone Enanthate is a single large ester base testosterone compound. This is a pure synthetic testosterone hormone that has a carboxylic acid ester attached in Enanthate (enanthoic acid). The ester itself is attached to the hormone at the 17-beta hydroxyl group. By attaching the Enanthate ester, this allows for a control of the hormones active duration and total release time. Once injected, the testosterone does not become active until the ester begins to detach from the hormone. The total detachment does not happen all at once but allows for a slow, steady release of the active hormone into the body. Once injected, there will be a sharp spike in testosterone within the first 24-48 hours post injection. From here the hormone will continually separate and dissipate through the body. By its time frame, Testosterone Enanthate carries a half-life of approximately 8 days, which will allow for as little as one injection every 2 weeks in a therapeutic setting. However, every 7-10 days will prove far more effective in maintaining stability.
Testosterone Enanthate Injection Dosage
Most people will find that 500-1000 mg of this form of testosterone is going to be more than enough to build tons of new muscle. My own personal anabolic routine (doctor prescribed) rarely has me going over 500mgs of testosterone, and I typically feel that 750 mg is the upper limit of the acceptable risk/reward ratio, unless the user is in a profession where it’s necessary to do more (i.e. is a professional bodybuilder, etc.)
Testosterone Enanthate Injection Side Effects
Testosterone is a very powerful steroid with pronounced effects. Testosterone has a high habit to aromatise and convert into oestrogen, and therefore side effects such as water retention and gynecomstia could be experienced by those who are prone to such side effects.
Water retention can cause loss of definition due to the increase subcutaneous fluids, sudden increase in bodyweight, and related issues such as increased blood pressure and back and shin pumps may be experienced. The excess water bloat can become quite noticeable to other people too.
Gynecomstia is possible whilst on cycle and also once you cease the cycle due to excess oestrogen levels. Gynecomstia (also referred to as ‘gyno’, or ‘gyne’) is the formation of breast tissue, and is usually characterised by puffy or sore nipples in its early stages. If left untreated lumps can develop under the nipple which may require surgery to remove.