In the eyes of many performance enhancing athletes, the Trenbolone hormone is considered the single greatest anabolic steroid of all time. With Trenbolone, we have one of the most versatile steroids of all time, an anabolic steroid that can be used for nearly any purpose, and moreover at a rate of power that is unmatched. Of course, as you know most Trenbolone comes with the Acetate ester attached, but here we want to talk about Trenbolone Enanthate. Trenbolone Enanthate is the largest ester based version of the hormone; much larger than the Acetate version, and even larger than the once very popular Parabolan (Trenbolone Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate).
By its direct mode of action, Trenbolone Enanthate is the same as all other forms; the properties and traits remain the same; however, the large ester attached will affect its mode of action based on time release, duration of activity and even potency will vary. A very powerful steroid indeed, often considered the ultimate steroid for cutting purposes, the Trenbolone hormone is also a fantastic bulking agent and a tremendous strength increasing steroid, but unfortunately Trenbolone Enanthate can be extremely harsh in some individuals. For reasons that may not seem fair, some people will not be able to use Trenbolone Enanthate, and while this is a principle that holds true with all steroids there will be more who cannot touch the Trenbolone hormone than just about any steroid; the majority will be fine, but there will be a larger number that cannot touch it compared to other steroids.
With the above in mind, lets take a direct look at Trenbolone Enanthate and the powerful properties it holds. We want to look at its direct mode of action, its traits and benefits as well as possible side effects, and of course, what we can do in-order to prevent them. Well even look at comparisons between this form and other Trenbolone forms, and in doing so determine if Trenbolone Enanthate is for you.
Trenbolone Enanthate Nature & Traits:
Trenbolone Enanthate is a 19-nortestosterone (19-nor) anabolic androgenic steroid that carries massive anabolic and androgenic ratings of 500 in both categories; this is five times greater than testosterone in both categories. More importantly than the rating, its translating anabolic and androgenic power corresponds perfectly to its ratings; this is important because thats not always the case. For example, steroids like Halotestin and Proviron among others can be misleading based on ratings; Halotestin carries a massive androgenic rating based on its structure but displays no androgenic activity whereas Proviron carries a pretty decent anabolic rating but very low translating anabolic activity; Trenbolone Enanthate translates perfectly.
Carrying an active half-life of approximately 8 days, Trenbolone Enanthate carries the longest active half-life of any Trenbolone form; Trenbolone Acetate carries an active half-life of approximately 3 days with Parabolan carrying an active half-life of approximately 6 days. With an 8 day half-life, you could manage with one injection per week; however, in-order to maintain stable levels, an important performance enhancement factor two injections per week or one injection every 4 days will prove to be far more efficient.
Carrying a strong progestin nature with absolutely no aromatizing activity, Trenbolone Enanthate carries almost every positive anabolic steroidal trait known to man. While many other steroids carry some of the same properties, Trenbolone Enanthate does so at a rate of power that is second to none. Without question, the most valuable of all these traits is this steroids ability to enhance nutrient efficiency; in short, each and every gram of carbohydrates, fats and proteins you consume becomes more valuable; you utilize each one to a larger degree. For example, and this is probably the best way to look at it, if you have $1 you are able to purchase $1 of goods and services. With the Trenbolone Enanthate steroid present, this is like being able to purchase $10 worth of goods and services with the same $1. This trait is so important, its the very reason the hormonal compound first came to the market; Trenbolone came to the market in the form of Finaplix pellets; small subcutaneous implant pellets used to beef cattle up by increasing their feed efficiency.
Beyond nutrient efficiency, Trenbolone Enanthate is one of the best steroids on earth for promoting two of the most common anabolic steroid traits known to man; enhancing protein synthesis and nitrogen retention. Protein synthesis refers to the rate by-which cells build proteins, where nitrogen retention becomes important because the more we retain the more anabolic we remain. All muscle tissue is comprised of approximately 16% nitrogen, and while that may sound like a small amount, if we fall below an optimal state we will enter into a catabolic atmosphere. Its not to hard to see how enhanced nitrogen retention can be beneficial; as for protein synthesis, protein is the building block of muscle, necessary for growth and preservation, once again we have an easy concept to understand.
Then we have another big one as Trenbolone Enanthate will increase the release rate of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) better than just about any anabolic steroid on earth. IGF-1 is a potent protein based peptide hormone produced by all human beings that carries tremendous anabolic power and is essential to healing and rejuvenation. So powerful, not only does IGF-1 affect our muscle tissue, but also affects nearly every cell in the body and plays an important role revolving around our ligaments and tendons, central nervous system and even our lungs among other areas.
Another common steroidal trait Trenbolone Enanthate carries, although at an unbelievable rate is the increase in red blood cell production. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to and through the blood, and the more red blood cells we carry the greater our blood oxygenation levels; this will be extremely important in the benefits section based on muscular endurance. Then theres another common steroidal trait once again at a tremendous rate of power and it surrounds the reduction of glucocorticoid hormones; glucocorticoids are commonly referred to as stress hormones. While necessary to our immune system to a degree, it is very easy for stress, mental and physical to increase these muscle wasting and fat promoting hormones to an unsatisfactory level. When abundant amounts of glucocorticoids are present, especially cortisol, this can make fat loss extremely difficult as well as lean tissue building; in-fact, it can work against you in the opposite fashion. While perhaps a little simplistic, in many ways glucocorticoids are the direct opposite of anabolic androgenic steroids, but thankfully Trenbolone Enanthate can remedy this problem.
As you can see, Trenbolone Enanthate carries numerous traits, but were not done yet. As is with most anabolic steroids, Trenbolone Enanthate will enhance your overall metabolic rate; however, it will go a step further. This is a steroid that binds firmly to the androgen receptor, and as a result directly promotes lipolysis; thats correct, Trenbolone Enanthate will directly promote fat loss. While its not the only steroid that carries this trait, when it comes to a fat burning steroid the Trenbolone hormone is king.
The Benefits of Trenbolone Enanthate:
In the eyes of many, the Trenbolone hormone is considered the ultimate in cutting cycles; thats not surprising with its strong metabolic increasing and fat burning properties. While those are tremendous benefits, where Trenbolone Enanthate truly shines is in its ability to greatly preserve lean muscle tissue; perhaps better than any anabolic steroid on earth. When we diet, in-order to lose body fat, not weight but body fat we must be in a caloric deficit; we must burn more calories than we consume. As a result, as the body fights change with a desire to hang onto stored body fat due to its survival nature lean muscle tissue is often sacrificed in-order to meet its energy needs. As we lose more lean muscle tissue, this slows down the metabolic rate, and of course, it makes the physique look worse; Trenbolone Enanthate will prevent this. Of course, it gets even better; through its traits, Trenbolone Enanthate will provide the ultimate in visual conditioning effects; were talking about the promotion of a dry, hard physique, and no steroid does it better.
Beyond cutting, the benefits of Trenbolone Enanthate are tremendous when it comes to off-season bulking plans; with nutrient efficiency being promoted to such a strong degree along with all its other anabolic promoting effects this isnt hard to see. It is true, Trenbolone Enanthate is not going to pile weight on your frame at the rate of Anadrol or Dianabol; however, this non-aromatizing steroid will pile on nothing but lean tissue with no water weight due to its use, and with adequate calories it will be a significant gain. Further, and this is the big one, due to its metabolic increasing nature, Trenbolone Enanthate will enable you to gain more lean mass with less body fat accumulation that often accompanies off-season bulking phases, and this is invaluable. In-order to gain new lean tissue, unlike dieting you must be in a caloric surplus; your daily caloric intake must be slightly above maintenance. Of course, this will promote fat gain as well; however, Trenbolone Enanthate will minimize it.
When it comes to the benefits of Trenbolone Enanthate, we could easily end our discussion with the above and youd already have a fantastic anabolic steroid, but Trenbolone continues to not disappoint. This is a steroid that will greatly increase muscular endurance, more work can be done and you will not tire out as fast. Of course, it will also play an important role in recovery and healing, but there is an interesting note. Some studies have shown the raw power of Trenbolone to be so great and extreme this enhanced rate actually weakens the tendons; however, more studies have shown the opposite affect; real life evidence shows only the positive. It should also be noted; some may find cardiovascular endurance to be slightly decreased with this steroids presence; however, it appears to be a little hit or miss meaning it doesnt appear to affect everyone in this way.
The Side Effects of Trenbolone Enanthate:
Theres no way to deny it; when it comes to the side effects of Trenbolone Enanthate we have one of the potentially harshest steroids on earth. As well see, this is a steroid that carries many traditional possible anabolic steroid side effects; however, it carries a group that is largely unique unto its own, and unfortunately that is very difficult to predict. As a non-aromatizing steroid, and as a result one that carries no testosterone to estrogen conversion many assume gynecomastia is of no concern; they would be wrong. As a 19-nor anabolic steroid, Trenbolone Enanthate carries a strong progestin nature, and progesterone can induce gynecomastia; however, it is typically only a problem in men who are sensitive to the condition. While a non-aromatizing steroid, Aromatase Inhibitors will protect against progesterone induced gynecomastia, and as youll more than likely be supplementing with testosterone too an Aromatase Inhibitor is a pretty good idea.
This leads to another important point; Trenbolone Enanthate, as with all Trenbolone and 19-nor anabolic steroids is as suppressive to natural testosterone as a steroid can be. For this reason, exogenous testosterone supplementation is necessary in-order to prevent not only a potentially bothersome but extremely unhealthy low testosterone condition. The form of testosterone you choose does not matter; all that matters is you provide enough testosterone for your body for proper and healthy function.
Beyond gynecomastia, Trenbolone Enanthate can promote high blood pressure; however, this one appears to be largely dose dependent. If you already suffer from high blood pressure, you should not touch this or any anabolic steroid, but if youre healthy and supplement with responsible doses and continue to live in a way that promotes the continuation of healthy levels you should be fine. The same can be said of cholesterol; however, to a lesser degree.
Despite lacking no direct dihydrotestosterone (DHT) nature, Trenbolone Enanthate can be very unfriendly to the scalp; men who are predisposed to male pattern baldness will more than likely lose some of their hair; men who are not predisposed have no concern. Further, due to its extreme androgenic activity, the Trenbolone hormone can have a negative impact on the prostate by way of causing prostate enlargement; however, it can be dose dependent as well as surround other anabolic steroids being used such as those with a strong DHT nature. At any rate, it is imperative you do not supplement if you already suffer from prostate issues, and just as important you supplement with responsible doses for responsible periods of time; you must not supplement with the Trenbolone hormone indefinitely or you will greatly risk damage to your prostate. It should also be noted; the Trenbolone hormone appears to be one of the few anabolic steroids that do not carry the C17-alpha alkylated (C17-aa) nature that can increase liver enzymes, and as a result it should be treated as if it were a C17-aa anabolic steroid. Further, in some men it can cause undue stress to the kidneys; use must be of a responsible nature or you can easily get into trouble.
The above largely represents the side effects of Trenbolone Enanthate most will need to concern themselves with; however, as mentioned there is a grouping that is a bit unique to this compound. There are four specific side effects of Trenbolone Enanthate that while they can be dose dependent they are in most cases dependent on your individualistic nature; in short, your personal response. In some ways, these side effects will not seem like much, they include anxiety, insomnia, night sweats and rapid heart rate. Such effects can be so harsh, they will display themselves in ways you cannot imagine, and far beyond what any man can tolerate. If such effects occur, you can try lowering your dose, but more than likely youll need to discontinue supplementation altogether. If your dose is of a responsible nature and such effects occur, unfortunately, this probably means the Trenbolone hormone is not for you. It may not seem fair, and maybe its not, but thats life; its not always fair.
With many Trenbolone forms available, three common forms, a common question is which form of Trenbolone should you choose? Of the three common forms, Trenbolone Acetate is the most powerful on a per milligram basis as its ester takes up less mass in the compound than any other form; more of the mass is actual Trenbolone. Further, it is much easier to maintain stable and peaked blood levels with the Acetate form, and this raises a question; why would we ever consider Trenbolone Enanthate? The only reason you might choose Trenbolone Enanthate over the often viewed superior Acetate version is based on injection frequency; Trenbolone Enanthate only has to be injected twice a week or once every four days, whereas the Acetate version must be injected every other day. Even so, while this is the largest difference, many report the benefits of the Acetate version are more effective and efficient than the Enanthate version; you may have to find out for yourself. It should be noted; theres really no distinct benefit when it comes to Parabolan; however, its the most expensive due to myths and legends that surround it, and one of the most expensive steroids out there in many cases.
When deciding on a Trenbolone form, there is an important note; if you have never supplemented with Trenbolone before your first time must not be with Trenbolone Enanthate. If you end up being a poor responder and you have Trenbolone Enanthate in your system, even after you discontinue use you will have to wait weeks before the side effects dissipate due to the large ester. If its your first time, only choose the Acetate version, and if you run into trouble you can discontinue and the side effects will fade away in a few days. If you supplement with the Acetate version and enjoy a positive response, your next go around and then and only then can you consider Trenbolone Enanthate
(Trenbolone without Ester shown)
- (Trenbolone Base + Enanthate Ester)
- Formula (base): C18 H22 O2
- Formula (ester): C7 H12 O
- Molecular Weight (base): 270.3706
- Molecular Weight (ester): 130.1864
- Melting Point (base): 183-186C
- Manufacturer: Stark, Dpharm, Various
- Effective Dose (Men): 300-600mgs/wk
- Effective Dose (Women): Not recommended
- Active life: 8 days
- Detection Time: 5 months
- Anabolic/Androgenic ratio: 500/500