Testosterone Enanthate: Testosterone is a long acting injectable testosterone that is widely used amongst athletes. It is currently the most popular testosterone ester available to athletes.
Unlike Cypionate, enanthate is manufactured by various companies worldwide. Ampules of Testoviron depot from Schering are probably the most popular although many others exist. Enanthate is a long acting testosterone similar to cypionate.
Injections of testosterone are taken once weekly, with a dosage of 200-600 mg being most common for athletes. It has very strong anabolic effects as well as strong androgenic side effects.
Gynocomastia and water retention are the most common side effects and should be watched for. Being an injectable testosterone, liver values are generally not elevated much by this product. It only needs to be administered once every 7 days as opposed to cypionate’s weekly injections. This yields greater convenience and cost effectiveness. Effective dosages of Testoviron depot range from 1 to 3 ccs every 10 days. Testosterone is a powerful hormone with notably prominent side effects. Much of which stem from the fact that testosterone exhibits a high tendency to convert into estrogen.
Related side effects may therefore become a problem during a cycle. For starters, water retention can become quite noticeable. This can produce a clear loss of muscle definition, as subcutaneous fluids begin to build. The storage of excess body fat may further reduce the visibility of muscle features, another common problem with aromatizing steroids. The excess estrogen level during/after your cycle also has the potential to lead up to gynecomastia. Adding an ancillary drug like Nolvadex and/or Proviron is therefore advisable to those with a known sensitivity to this side effect. It is believed that the use of an antiestrogen can slightly lower the anabolic effect of most androgen cycles (estrogen and water weight are often thought to facilitate strength and muscle gain), so one might want to see if such drugs are actually necessary before committing to use.
A little puffiness under the nipple is a sign that gynecomastia is developing. If this is left to further develop into pronounced swelling, soreness and the growth of small lumps under the nipples, some form of action should be taken immediately to treat it (obviously quitting the drug or adding ancillaries).