Testosterone Enanthate is very similar to Testosterone with the Cypionate ester, and really, in most respects, the two are interchangeable. They differ by a slightly different ester length, which is really too Before going any further, I’m going to quote from my profile on Cypionate, since it’s 100% applicable here:
“Testosterone is a highly anabolic and androgenic hormone, it has an anabolic (muscle building) as well as anabolic rating of 100 each, respectively. Testosterone exerts the majority of its effects by promoting increased nitrogen retention in the muscle. Testosterone is also known to increases levels of the growth factor IGF-1 in both the muscle tissue as well as the liver. Testosterone also increases the activity of satellite cells, which are cells that play an active role in repairing exercise-damaged muscle. Testosterone exerts these effects primarily by genomic mechanisms, meaning that it binds to the androgen receptor (AR) thus initiating gene transcription. This stimulation of the AR promotes various of the AR dependant mechanisms for both muscle gain and fat loss , as well as reducing catabolic glucocorticoid hormones , and increasing red blood cell production . Testosterone may even aid in protecting the heart against coronary disease. Testosterone binds to the AR on fat cells resulting in fat break-down and also prevents new fat formation. “
One of the most interesting things I’ve read about this particular version of testosterone is that a study was actually done on different doses of it. This is particularly interesting because we (athletes and bodybuilders) have known for decades that Testosterones’ anabolic/androgenic effects are dose dependant- in other words, the higher the dose the higher the muscle building effect . In the study I read, up to 600mgs produced better results than any other (lower) dose. I know you can get good results with less, but honestly, you’ll get more results with the more you use. This is pretty typical with all steroids, actually. In that study, HDL cholesterol was lowered (but not total cholesterol or triglyceride levels), and two guys also experienced acne.
Of course, Testosterone Enanthate will cause the usual array of side effects as well: acne, hair loss, prostate enlargement, and the eventual shut down of your body’s own natural hormonal system.
A large percentage of those side effects occur from the body’s ability to turn testosterone into estrogen via the aromatase enzyme, or conversion to Dihydrotestosterone via the 5alpha-reductase enzyme.
From price lists I’ve seen, this is a very widely available form of testosterone, and you won’t pay more than around $50-75 for a 10cc bottle of it, dosed at 200-250mgs/ml. Of course, if Testosterone Cypionate is available for less cost, then you can simply use that. I recommend buying whichever of the two is cheaper at any given point