Testosterone Enanthate is the most commonly used testosterone compound in the world due to its high level of effectiveness, massive availability and overall affordable price. A large ester based steroid brought to the market in the 1950ís, it would be Enanthate that would largely replace the original small ester Propionate and no ester Suspension versions. Known as Delatestryl under its original U.S. name, Enanthate is best known by the trade name Testoviron or specifically Testoviron Depot. Testoviron is one of the only brands of Enanthate that has survived since the beginning; manufactured by Schering AG out of Germany it is considered by many to be the ultimate in testosterone compounds.
Structurally identical to Testosterone Cypionate, Enanthate can provide nearly every last benefit a steroid user could ever be after. Further, as Enanthate is simply testosterone it is perfect for treating androgen deficiencies like low testosterone and as a bonus with rather infrequent administration. Of course many people have great misunderstandings about this steroid due to massive amounts of gym gossip and steroid message board insanity, but weíll do our best to separate fact from fiction once and for all.
What is Enanthate?
Testosterone Enanthate is a large single ester testosterone compound and as a large ester compound it is rather slow acting. Due to the large Enanthate ester being attached to the testosterone hormone, this provides a slow yet steady release of testosterone over an extended period of time. Carrying a half-life of 8 days, at the 8 day mark you still have 50% of the testosterone left in your body after the injection.
A highly anabolic and potent androgenic hormone, Enanthate carries an anabolic rating of 100 and an androgenic rating of 100 as well. Further, it is by this hormoneís ratings that all other steroids are measured against. Through this highly anabolic and androgenic nature, Enanthate will provide some of the most basic yet most powerful steroidal traits known to man. First and foremost is this steroidís ability to promote nitrogen retention and protein synthesis. Through these traits, we are able to utilize protein at a higher level, and as protein is the foundation of all lean muscle tissue we find we now rest in a far more powerful anabolic state.
Enanthate also has the ability to promote the release of IGF-1, a potent and highly anabolic hormone. Further, this steroid will see your red blood cell count increased leading to far greater blood oxygenation and as a result greater muscular endurance. An anabolic steroid that binds fairly well to the androgen receptor, this increases its anabolic power and further enhances the metabolic rate tremendously when enough testosterone is applied. Of course it gets even better as Enanthate will also greatly inhibit the release of glucocorticoid hormones or muscle wasting hormones such as cortisol. These muscle wasting hormones are in many ways the precise opposite of anabolic steroids as they destroy muscle tissue and promote fat gain and take you in the opposite direction you want to go.
There are many benefits that can be obtained with Testosterone Enanthate and in-order to fully understand them we must look at Enanthate in a therapeutic and performance sense. In-order to achieve this understanding, we must first understand low testosterone or more precisely its effects. When we suffer from low testosterone, we find our sexual function and even desire is diminished, our physique suffers through a loss of muscle tissue and strength and we often gain body fat despite diet and exercise. Further, those who suffer from low testosterone will find their energy levels drained, their ability to concentrate and focus to be lacking and often insomnia will be present and their immune system can suffer. If thatís not enough, while low testosterone itself is not life-threatening, it can be a gateway to many far more serious conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis and even Alzheimerís disease. As you can see, testosterone is extremely important, and if you suffer from low testosterone and provide yourself with the Enanthate compound you will no longer have such a concern. It truly is that simple.
As low testosterone promotes many things no man would desire, by treating low testosterone itís not too hard to see how even higher doses of the compound might benefit the individual. With proper testosterone levels, we can maintain our muscle mass and strength and even increase it a little with diet and exercise, but there is a sharp cutoff point. By supplementing with performance level doses of Enanthate this cutoff point no longer exist; in-fact, we can take it as far as weíd like. If youíre looking for a slight increase in size, a massive one or anything in-between Enanthate can take you there.
Without question, off-season mass promotion is the number one reason most will use Enanthate and such individuals will increase in quality size. As we try to gain new lean muscle tissue, we must eat enough to meet this demand, and as a result excess body fat will start to pile on; it is inevitable. When it comes to successful off-season bulking the idea is to minimize this fat gain while simultaneously increasing lean mass, and itís not an easy process. Thankfully by its metabolic increasing traits, we can grow larger with less body fat accumulation all thanks to Enanthate.
While the off-season is a great period of use, Enanthate is also extremely valuable during cutting cycles; anabolic steroid cycles that are implemented for the purposes of leaning out and ripping up. In-order to achieve this ripped look, we must burn more calories than we consume, and if we donít we will fail. It does not matter how hard you train or big your steroid cycle is, if youíre consuming more calories than you burn you wonít burn body fat. Further, when we diet, when weíre in a caloric deficit we risk losing lean muscle tissue as the body will burn it up in-order to meet its energy needs. As fat gain in the off-season is inevitable so is muscle and strength loss when cutting. When it comes to a successful cutting cycle, the key is to lose as much fat as possible while maintaining as much lean mass as we can and once again Enanthate can take you there. Testosterone Enanthate will ensure your hard earned muscle tissue is protected, and further by its metabolic power ensure you lose more body fat than you would otherwise.
Beyond the above benefits, many athletes love Enanthate for its ability to promote muscular endurance and increase the overall rate of recovery. Through supplementation, we do not tire out as fast, we recover from strenuous activity much faster than we would otherwise and we simply thrive. By such actions, our body is enabled to do more work internally, more work is done and as more work is done more progress is made.
The Side Effects of Enanthate:
Like all testosterone compounds, Enanthate will aromatize to a fairly large degree. By aromatization, this causes a testosterone to estrogen conversion and as estrogen levels increase side effects can become problematic. The most common side effects of Enanthate due to aromatization include gynecomastia and water retention, but both are largely avoidable. Further, due to the possible excess water retention, if it gets out of control this can have a negative impact on your blood pressure, but once again it can be avoided. In-order to combat aromatization, aromatase inhibitors (AIís) are your best bet, and while you may or may not need them itís always good to keep one on hand just in case.
Beyond the aromatizing nature, Enanthate can convert into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and lead to DHT related side effects; however, such effects are rarer than those of an estrogenic nature. DHT related side effects that may occur include hair loss, prostate enlargement and acne most commonly. Keeping your skin clean can greatly protect you from acne and Finasteride can do wonders for protecting your prostate if needed. As for hair loss, once again Finasteride can provide protection, but thereís no guarantee. Even so, the only way hair loss is possible is if you are predisposed to male pattern baldness.
The above largely represents the primary side effects of Enanthate, but thereís something else we must mention. If you already suffer from high blood pressure, you should not touch this or any anabolic steroid. Further, if you already suffer from prostate enlargement, you should not touch this or any anabolic steroid. Last but certainly not least, if you suffer from high cholesterol you should not touch this or any anabolic steroid. Enanthate can have a slight effect on cholesterol and AIís that may very well be needed can have an extremely pronounced effect. For these reasons, itís imperative youíre healthy before use ever begins and that you live in a way that promotes the continuation of such good health.
Applying your Enanthate:
Available only as an injectable steroid, if youíre using Enanthate to treat low testosterone you will normally need one injection once every week at a 100mg to 250mg dosing. As for performance, most will find 400mg per week to be optimal split into 2 equal doses of 200mg each week with 600mg total per week being an excellent and easily controlled dosing. Of course, there will always be those who want more, and total dosing can increase to as much as 1,000mg per week; however, extreme caution is advised. Such a dose will make aromatization a true concern as well as DHT buildups and you will need to keep a close eye on your health if you are to attempt such a dosing.