Chemical Names: 4-androsten-3-one-17beta-ol 17beta-hydroxy-a ndrost-4-en-3-one
Estrogenic Activity: moderate
Progestational Activity : low
Half-life: 7-8 days
Testosterone enanthate is an oil based injectable steroid, designed to slowly release testosterone from the injection site. Serum concentrations of this hormone will rise for several days and remain elevated for about two weeks. It may take up to three weeks for the action of this drug to fully leave your system. Testosterone enanthate is the most popular prescribed testosterone for treating Hypogonadism and many other disorders that relate to androgen deficiency. Patients enjoy that fact that this drug is long lasting as it cuts down on the number of injections that have to receive.
Testosterone is very powerful and it comes with many harsh side effects that are the result of testosterone converting into estrogen. These side effects can make it hard to stay with testosterone enanthate throughout an entire cycle. Water retention can be very noticeable with this drug, affecting the definition of the muscles. It can also cause the body to store excess fat which makes the muscles appear smaller than they are.
To help offset these and other side effects, consider using an ancillary drug such as Nolvadex or Proviron. Some better options include Arimidex, Fermara, or Aromasin. These drugs will help lower the anabolic effect of androgen cycles. If you see puffiness under the nipples, then you may be developing Gynecomastia. You need to take care of it immediately or it will result in small lumps growing under the nipples that are swollen and sore.
You can expect to find all the usual testosterone side effects with this drug as well including oily skin, acne, aggressive behaviors, unwanted body hair, and male pattern baldness. Older individuals often skip testosterone products altogether and use a mild anabolic such as Deca-Durabolin or Equipoise because they offer fewer side effects.
The usual dosage of testosterone enanthate is 250 mg to 750 mg per week. This amount will provide you with a very rapid gain of both strength and body weight. Your muscles will become very pronounced but again, those side effects can hinder the effects. You may decide a better option is to add an oral drug such as Anadrol or Dianabol. The combinations work very well. Ancillary drugs such as Nolva or Clomid are used after the cycle period to help the muscle mass be retained.