What Is Testosterone Enanthate?
Testosterone enanthate is a slow-acting injectable form of the androgen testosterone. Following deep intramuscular injection, the drug is designed to provide sustained release of testosterone into the bloodstream for approximately 2 to 3 weeks. In order to maintain normal physiological levels of testosterone during androgen replacement therapies, injections of testosterone enanthate are usually required at least every two weeks, although more meticulous physicians will administer the drug weekly. As with all testosterone injectables, testosterone enanthate is highly favored by athletes for its ability to promote strong increases in muscle mass and strength.
What Are Testosterone Enanthate’s Effects?
When comparing Testosterone Enanthate to other testosterone forms, everything that can be said of the Enanthate version can be said of every other single ester based form, and for that matter any mixture. Testosterone is simply testosterone, and will provide the same benefits regardless of the form. What defines a particular form is the ester attached, and in this case, we have a fairly large ester in Enanthate. This gives us a testosterone compound that carries an active half-life of 10.5 days, providing a slow initial activity rate, but one that last for an extended period of time. Bulking or cutting, the purpose does not matter as Testosterone Enanthate is perfect for any cycle and stacks well with any and absolutely every anabolic steroid. The advantages of this large ester testosterone are identical to Testosterone-Cypionate in every single way, and truly the same as other forms with the exception of injection protocols and possible water retention. Some performance enhancers report less water retention with smaller ester forms such as Testosterone-Propionate, but truly water can be controlled with either form with the use of an Aromatase Inhibitor (AI). This brings us to possible side-effects, and the possible side-effects of Testosterone Enanthate are the same as all testosterone forms. By-and-large, the possible side-effects of all testosterone use surround estrogen due to the hormones ability to aromatize. While this is true, through the use of an AI such issues become meaningless, and we can supplement with confidence. Of course, total dosing and individual response will play a role, and what works for one may not work for another, but once you find your comfortable dosing level you will find this is the most well-tolerated anabolic steroid of all.