Enanthate is very similar to Testosterone with the Cypionate
really, in most respects, the two are interchangeable. They differ by a
slightly different ester length, which is really too Before
going any further, Iím going to quote from my profile on Cypionate,
since itís 100% applicable here:
ďTestosterone 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.
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
as well as reducing catabolic glucocorticoid hormones 
and increasing red blood cell production 
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 Iíve 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, youíll
get more results with the more you use. This is pretty typical with all
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 bodyís own natural hormonal system.
A large percentage of those side effects occur from the bodyís ability
to turn testosterone
into estrogen via the aromatase enzyme, or
conversion to Dihydrotestosterone
via the 5alpha-reductase enzyme.
From price lists Iíve seen, this is a very widely available form of
testosterone, and you wonít pay more than around
$50-75 for a 10cc bottle of it, dosed at 200-250mgs/ml. Of course, if
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.