Test-Enanthate is hands down the most popular testosterone form used by performance enhancers from bodybuilders to power lifters to gym rats and everything in-between. As is with all testosterones, Test-Enanthate exists in its state due to the ester attached. The steroidal hormone which is testosterone does not change because of a particular ester, only its mode of activity varies from one form to the next. When we understand this we can largely understand why Test-Enanthate is so wildly popular because it is one of the simplest forms we can ever use and is highly effective and efficient.
For as long as they have been produced there has been a never ending debate surrounding Test-Enanthate and Testosterone-Cypionate and the argument is simple; which one is best? To be honest it’s one of the dumbest arguments ever made but go to any gym or log on to any message board and you’ll find those who adamantly swear one is better than the other when the truth is for all intense purposes they are the same. An equal dose of Test-Enanthate will provide the same benefits as an equal dose of Testosterone-Cypionate; the two testosterones are almost mirror images of one another. As all steroids are defined in-part by the ester or lack thereof, as it pertains to the Cypionate and Enanthate ester they are so closely related any differences prove to be meaningless. Both esters are long as is the half-life due to the long ester. However, there is a slight difference in the half-life but when the total half-life of each goes beyond a week, again, this is meaningless. Test-Enanthate carries a half-life of approximately 11 days while Testosterone-Cypionate has a half like of approximately 12 days.
As a long ester testosterone, Test-Enanthate should be injected once per week at minimum; one injection per week will keep your blood levels high above their baseline. However, once injected and made active in the body blood levels will start to fall rapidly around the four to five day mark. Due to this fact most Test-Enanthate users will necessarily need to inject the hormone two times per week in order to maintain peak levels.
As with all steroids the most desired knowledge is simply the benefits of use and the benefits of Test-Enanthate use are nothing short of amazing:
The next question is how does all this work and while the overall explanation is very long we can begin to understand it by a brief overview.
The testosterone hormone is both a highly anabolic and androgenic hormone; Test-Enanthate greatly increases nitrogen retention in the muscle tissue in-turn allowing more protein to be absorbed; a building block of muscle tissue. Further, Test-Enanthate will keep at bay glucocorticoid hormones; these hormones destroy muscle tissue and promote body-fat accumulation. Moreover, with extreme binding abilities to the androgen receptors which promote muscle gain it also promotes fat reduction and tissue repair; as you understand, vigorous training is harsh on the muscles, it is when at rest that we grow and improve; Test-Enanthate speeds the process up.
As is the case with any medication on earth, even Aspirin, Test-Enanthate carries with it the possibility of negative side-effects, especially estrogenic related. As testosterone can convert to estrogen via aromatase such related side-effects can become a problem; such effects include:
These are the most common side-effects but there is good news. We can greatly reduce these side-effects by eating diets high in omega fatty acids as well as supplementing with a quality aromatase inhibitor. An aromatase inhibitor will reduce the amount of estrogen that binds thereby reducing the onset of negative symptoms.