Form & Quantity: Oral - 10ml vials
Anabolic/AndrogenicRatio: 100 / 100
EstrogenConversion: Yes, moderate
Testosterone Enanthate: Chemistry
Testosterone has a rich history in bothmedical and recreational uses. The item was originally extracted from animaltests and used in research settings, this then evolved into medical uses afterscientists found out how to synthesize it in a lab. It then slowly found itsway into the programs of athletes and bodybuilders during the 20th century.
Structurally, the main build of the drug isno different than the testosterone hormone, that is endogenously produced inyour body. The main difference is in the attached chemical delivery agent,known as an ester, which influences how quickly it’s released into the bodyand, therefore, how rapidly the effects of it take place.
For example, testosterone on its own wouldonly last a few hours in the body. However, with the enanthate ester joinedonto its structure, this is extended to an active life of approximately 9 days.This makes a big difference in how often the drug needs to be administered,which is discussed in further detail below. First, we’ll take a look at how itis processed in the body to obtain this effect.
Mechanisms Of Action
Once administered into the body, exogenoustestosterone acts in much the same way as its endogenous counterpart. Namely,it acts on the body by combining with androgen receptors at select cells, inorder to change the molecular signaling within them.
This happens globally all over the bodyand, over time, leads to a substantial and consistent rise in protein synthesisand a concurrent reduction in breakdown. It also causes an overall retention innitrogen, bone mineral absorption, and a rise in red blood cell production.
Meanwhile, it is also partially processedinto estrogen by enzymes known as aromatase enzymes. It’s also broken down by5-alpha-reductive enzymes to help exert its effect. These all lead to theeffects, both positive and negative, that make it such a popular addition tomedical treatments and the programs of athletes and bodybuilders, the latter ofwhich is discussed in detail below.
Testosterone enanthate is both a moderatelypaced and moderately efficient steroid for athletic purposes. That is to say,it is neither the fastest nor the slowest in terms of acting in the body, andit will cause some inefficient side effects in terms of lean mass accrual.
Because of this, it is mainly used duringprograms where the overall goal is either the relatively lean and gradualaccrual of mass and fitness attributes like strength and power, or during morerapid, and more inefficient, programs of muscle and strength gain.
These periods can vary in terms of how longthey last, with some lasting from 12 weeks all the way up to a year ofcontinuous use. However, it should be noted that longer periods of use, whileresulting in greater gains, will also drastically increase the risk ofincurring side effects.
Another consideration around the type ofuse testosterone will get, and the results it will provide, is its dosage, atopic we look at below.
Dosing And Administration
As with almost any drug on the market, thedosage that is used with testosterone enanthate will vary depending on a numberof factors. These would include the purpose of its use, the user’s gender, his/herprior experience with anabolics, and the user’s sensitivity to its effects,which can vary substantially. Not to mention any other anabolic it may bepaired with.
Common dosages for male users includeanywhere from 250 to 500 milligrams weekly, and all the way up to 1000milligrams weekly, administered through intramuscular injection twice weekly.This would normally be administered in sites like the lateral deltoid muscle inthe side of the shoulder, or in the buttocks in the gluteal muscles.
The testosterone hormone has a range ofboth desirable and undesirable effects when used in any setting. However, thehigher doses and more prolonged use means this is especially the case withrecreational or competitive users. Below, we take a look at both to determinethe full impact its use will have on the body.
As indicated above, there are a range ofpositive results from the use of this drug, including:
- Accelerated and accentuatedlean tissue growth and development
- Greater bone mineral absorptionand density
- Higher red blood cell count andwork capacity
- Greater levels of strength andpower output
While there is a range of beneficialeffects of testosterone enanthate 250, it also has its fair share ofundesirable effects, including:
- Cardiovascular issues, such asreduced blood vessel wall flexibility, increased LDL cholesterol, higher bloodpressure, and an enlarged heart.
- Androgenic issues, likeincreased bouts of oily skin and acne, increased risk of balding, andvirilizing effects in female users.
- A reduction or cessation ofendogenous testosterone manufacturing, which will persist for a time afterexogenous use has stopped.
- Estrogen-mediated issues likeincreased water and fat gain with lean mass increases, as well as the risk ofgynecomastia development in men.
It should be noted that some of the above-mentionedissues can be managed. The estrogen-mediated issues for example, can bemitigated with the use of either Aromatase Inhibitors or SERMs. Meanwhile,androgenic issues can be managed with the use of a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor.A Post-Cycle Therapy program is also recommended after its use, in order tohelp recover natural testosterone production back to normal levels as fast aspossible.
|Package||1 vial (10 ml/vial)|
|Substance||Testosterone Enanthate 250 mg/ml|
|Common name||Testosterone Enanthate|