Testosterone enantate is an ester of the naturally occurring androgen, testosterone. It is responsible for the normal development of the male sex characteristics. In the event of insufficient testosterone production an almost complete balance of the functional, anatomic, and psychic deficiency symptoms can be achieved by substituting testosterone
These lines clearly describe what an important and effective hormone testosterone is. One of the many testosterone substances is the Testosterone enanthate. In a man it is normally used to treat hypogonadism resulting from androgen deficiency and anemia. Surprisingly, in medical schools testosterone enanthate is also used in women and children. Boys and male youth take it as growth therapy and women take Testosterone enanthate as an “additive treatment for certain growth forms of the nipples during post-menopause”. In bodybuilding, however, Testosterone enanthate is THE “mass building steroid”. No matter what you think of Dianabol (D-bol), Anadrol, Deca Durabolin and others, when it comes to strength, muscle mass, and rapid weight gains, testosterone is still the “King of the Road”. Testosterone enanthate is a long-acting depot steroid. Depending on the metabolism and the body’s initial hormone level Testosterone enanthate has a duration of effect of two to three weeks so that theoretically very long intervals between injections are possible. Although Testosterone enanthate is effective for several weeks, it is injected at least once a week in body-building, powerlifting, and weightlifting. This, by all means, makes sense since Testosterone enanthate has a plasma half-life time in the blood of only one week.
oThe decisive advantage of Testosterone enanthate, however, is that this substance has a very strong androgenic effect and is coupled with an intense anabolic component. This allows almost everyone, within a short time, to build up a lot of strength and mass. The rapid and strong weight gain is combined with distinct water retention since a retention of electrolytes and water occurs. A pleasant effect is that the enormous strength gain goes hand in hand with the water retention. Weightlifters and powerlifters, especially in the higher weight classes, appreciate this characteristic.
For the bodybuilder, the water retention that goes hand in hand with Testosterone enanthate cuts both ways. Certainly, one gets rapidly massive and strong; however, one’s reflected image after a few weeks often shows completely flat, watery, and puffy muscles. The muscles appear as if they have been pumped up with air’ to new dimensions, yet during flexing nothing happens. An additional problem when taking Testosterone enanthate is that the conversion rate to estrogen is very high. This, on one hand, leads the body to store more fat; on the other hand, feminization symptoms (gynecomastia) are not unusual. However, it must be clearly stated that this depends on the athlete’s predisposition. By all means, there are athletes who even with 1000 mg +/week do not show feminization symptoms or fat deposits and who suffer very low water retention. Others, however, develop pain in their nipples by simply looking at a Testosterone enanthate ampule. Yet the additional intake of Nolvadex and Proviron should be considered. As already mentioned, Testosterone enanthate is effective for everyone, whether a beginner or Mr. Olympia. Testosterone enanthate also strongly promotes the regeneration process. This leads to distinctly shorter overcompensation phases, an increased feeling of well-being, and a distinct energy increase. Athletes who take Testosterone enanthate report an excessively strong pump effect during training. This “steroid pump” is attributed to an increased blood volume with a higher oxygen supply and a higher quantity of red blood cells. Those who take megadoses of Testosterone enanthate will already feel an enormous pump in their upper thighs and calves when climbing stairs. Despite this we recommend that steroid novices stay away from all testosterone compounds. To make it very clear: Those who have never taken steroids do not yet need any testosterone and should wait until later when the “weaker” steroids begin to have little effect. For the more advanced, Testosterone enanthate can either be taken alone or in combination with other compounds.
Testosterone enanthate can be combined with any steroid in order to gain mass. For adding mass Testosterone enanthate combines very well with Anadrol, Dianabol (D-bol) and Deca Durabolin.
Testosterone enanthate has a strong influence on the hypothalamohypophysial testicular axis. The hypophysis is inhibited by a positive feedback. This leads to a negative influence on the endogenic testosterone production. Consequently additional intake of HCG should be considered. At the end of the testosterone treatment the administration of HCG, Clomid, Nolvadex and Clenbuterol is now quite common. The side effects of Testosterone enanthate are mostly the distinct androgenic effect and the increased water retention. Many athletes experience a strong acne vulgaris with Testosterone enanthate which manifests itself on the back, chest, shoulders, and arms more than on the face. The already discussed feminization symptoms, especially gynecomastia, require the intake of an antiestrogen. Sexual overstimulation with frequent erections at the beginning of intake is normal. Other possible side effects are testicular atrophy, reduced spermatogenesis, and especially an increased aggressiveness. Although Testosterone enanthate is broken down through the liver, this compound is only slightly toxic when taken in a reasonable dose. Further potential side effects can be deep voice and accelerated hair loss.
Women should normally avoid its intake since it could result in unpleasant androgen-linked side effects. The use of testosterone in women may cause symptoms of virilization such as acne vulgaris, hirsutism, androgenetic alopecia, voice changes, and occasional clitorial hypertrophy and an unnaturally perceived increase in libido.