Substance: Testosterone Enanthate
Manufacturer: Alchemia Labs
Pack: 10 ml 1 vial (250 mg/ml)
Average Dose: 250-1000 mg/week
Half Life: 14 - 16 days
Water Retention: high
DHT Conversion: high
Testosterone Enanthate injection, for intramuscular injection, contains testosterone enanthate which is insoluble in water, very soluble in ether and soluble in vegetable oils.
Androgens are derivatives of cyclopentano-perhydrophenanthrene. Endogenous androgens are C-19 steroids with a side chain at C-17, and with two angular methyl groups. Testosterone is the primary endogenous androgen.
In their active form, all drugs in the class have a 17-beta-hydroxy group. Esterification of the 17-beta-hydroxy group produces compounds (testosterone enanthate and testosterone propionate) which have a longer duration of action and are hydrolyzed in vivo to free testosterone.
Androgens are steroids that develop and maintain primary and secondary male sex characteristics.
Endogenous androgens are responsible for the normal growth and development of the male sex organs and for maintenance of secondary sex characteristics. These effects include the growth and maturation of prostate, seminal vesicles, penis, and scrotum; the development of male hair distribution, such as beard, pubic, chest and axillary hair; laryngeal enlargement, vocal chord thickening, alterations in body musculature, and fat distribution. Drugs in this class also cause retention of nitrogen, sodium, potassium, phosphorous, and decreased urinary excretion of calcium. Androgens have been reported to increase protein anabolism and decrease protein catabolism. Nitrogen balance is improved only when there is sufficient intake of calories and protein.
Androgens are responsible for the growth spurt of adolescence and for the eventual termination of linear growth which is brought about by fusion of the epiphyseal growth centers. In children, exogenous androgens accelerate linear growth rates, but may cause a disproportionate advancement in bone maturation. Use over long periods may result in fusion of the epiphyseal growth center and termination of growth process.
Androgens have been reported to stimulate the production of red blood cells by enhancing the production of erythropoietic stimulating factor.
During exogenous administration of androgens, endogenous testosterone release is inhibited through feedback inhibition of pituitary luteinizing hormone (LH). At large doses of exogenous androgens, spermatogenesis may also be suppressed through feedback inhibition of pituitary follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).
Testosterone Enanthate is probably the most commonly used form of testosterone by both athletes and bodybuilders alike. Although I dont have any hard statistics on this, Id be willing to bet that this form of testosterone is the most commonly used form of testosterone on the black market today. It's very effective for building muscle and strength, losing fat, and is cheap & readily available.
To understand exactly how Testosterone Enanthate (a.k.a. "test enth" or just "enth") builds muscle and burns fat, first well take a look at androgens and what they do in the body. You see, hormones are substances secreted by one cell, that has an effect on the functions of another cell. Testosterone is manufactured in the Leydigs cells of the testes (in men). The adult male produces between 2.5 and 11mgs of Test per day.
Testosterone Enanthate Testosterone induces changes in shape, size and also can change the appearance and the number of muscle fibres. Androgens like testosterone can protect your hard earned muscle from the catabolic (muscle wasting) glucocorticoid hormones, thus inhibiting their ability to send a message to muscle cells to release stored protein. Remember, Testosterone sends a message to muscle cells to store more contractile protein (called actin and myosin); glucocorticoid hormones send the opposite message. In addition, Testosterone has the ability to increase erythropoiesis (red blood cell production) in your kidneys, and a higher Red Blood Cell (RBC) count may improve endurance via better oxygenated blood. More RBCs can also improve recovery from strenuous physical activity. Agression levels often rise dramatically with the use of exogenous testosterone.
All of these great benefits are to be had with the use of test enth alone, but realistically, it will be part of a cycle containing one or more other drugs. People who are bulking will probably choose Deca or Equipoise (possibly with Dbol as well) and those who are cutting will probably steer towards Equipoise and perhaps Trenbolone. Very often users will shoot this drug once or twice a week, but blood levels are still above baseline with this drug at around day eight.Common wisdom holds that the testosterone portion of any such cycle should be equal to or greater than any other injectable drug(s) portion (on a mg basis)... I believe that you can get away with less, but in general, this is a good guideline.