Testobolin is the brand name for Testosterone Enanthate by pharmaceutical company Alpha Pharma. Testosterone Enanthate is an esterified variant of Testosterone, that comes as an injectable compound with a slow release rate. It is the first injectable ester preparation of Testosterone. This slow release is achieved by the presence of the Enanthate ester functional group that is attached to the Testosterone molecule.
For many years, Testosterone has been used within the medical field to treat patients who suffer from low levels or non-existing levels of natural Testosterone within the body. When used to treat these patients with a Testosterone deficiency, it is known as “TRT” Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Although this had been its use for many years, it has also become majorly popular within the world of bodybuilding due to the effects and benefits that it can provide to a bodybuilder of athlete.
Testosterone Enanthate presents the same properties as its analogue Testosterone, with the advantage that this molecule has a longer release rate and half-life. Administration of ester derivatives of Testosterone such as Testosterone Enanthate, generates an increase in serum Testosterone to levels reaching 400% from the baseline within 24 hours of administration.
Testosterone Enanthate effects in bodybuilding
Testosterone is one of the body’s natural hormones that is responsible for many functions within our bodies. Although there are many functions that this hormone plays within the body including processes within our mental and physical well-being, one of the main functions that we look at when wanting to build serious muscle is the role in protein synthesis, muscle repair, food (energy) for the muscles and its ability to increase our stamina.
Testosterone Enanthate has many benefits including;
- Increasing the red blood cell count within our bodies (meaning we can carry more oxygen and energy to our muscles, for more intense workouts and repair);
- Increasing bone mineral density (meaning that your bones can become more “healthy” and be protected from waring, especially from aging);
- Improved mental health (including an increased mood and mind-set, some studies have shown a strong correlation for faster processing and less memory loss);
- The enhancement of protein synthesis (meaning with the extra intake of amino acids and a higher metabolism, comes faster muscle repair).
These are only a few of the many benefits that come with Testosterone Enanthate use, unfortunately many individuals are very different and not one person is the same as another. This is why some people can have very high Testosterone levels naturally and some suffer with low levels naturally. This is where synthetic Testosterone comes into play, with a boost of Testosterone within the body, anyone (even people with naturally low Testosterone levels) can reap these benefits. This is why this drug is very popular within the world of bodybuilding, not only for those advanced athletes and bodybuilders, but for those who want to change their physique and gain some serious muscle who cannot get past their own plateau point.
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What dosage of Test Enanthate should be taken?
For beginners looking to take Testosterone Enanthate to enhance their performance and take their physique to the next level, it is recommended that an average dose of 500mg per week is the ideal recommended dose. This is so that the user can benefit from this drug and all of the performance enhancing properties that it carries but also, this dose is small enough to not encounter some of the side effects that are associated with the drug. When taking this dosage of 500mg per week, it is recommended to split your dosages into two, meaning that you will take one injection at 250mg and the second injection at 250mg. These two dosages should be split evenly apart within the week, so for example, one dose will be taken on the Monday and the second dose will be taken on the Thursday. These days are not set in stone, a user can alter their days that this substance is taken, but the time apart is the most critical part, as this keeps the level of the drug stable within the blood stream.
For TRT use this should be taken at 250mg every two-three weeks. This can be dependent on the user and their tolerance levels. For instance, if you are taking 250mg every three weeks but are feeling depressed with symptoms of low Testosterone levels by week three, then you can change your dosage to 250mg every two weeks. Please note: If you are changing your dosages dramatically while using this as a Hormone Replacement Therapy, then is it recommended to contact your physician for more advice so that you do not run into any health issues.
More advanced bodybuilders may use this steroid at doses of 600-1,000mg per week and even use it alongside other AAS drugs within a cycle. This is not recommended for first time users, as it is best to always start low and check how you and your body tolerate this drug, before increasing any dosages or adding in any other additional drugs on top.
How to administer Test Enanthate safely
The first step to ensure the safety of your health before administering any type of steroid, is to first read up about the product that you are going to use, and secondly to ensure the quality and validity of the desired product. Here at Clerkenwell-london, we provide the highest standard of products available in today’s market. We have made it our mission to select the best manufactures to ensure that each and every product has been verified to the highest standard. You can use the unique codes provided on each product to check the validity of each product on the manufactures website.
For administration, Testosterone Enanthate injections are performed exclusively intramuscularly. Introduction of this steroid are carried out using a conventional medical syringe with a thin needle. The injections should be directed strictly into the muscle. The best place to inject is the buttock or “glute area”. This soft tissue, due to its thickness, is best suited for beginner athletes.
You must first select the dosage, then open the ampule and carefully draw it into the syringe. Before the injection takes place, it is necessary to clean the site that you are injecting into and the needle itself with alcohol for sterilisation. You should also release all of the air from the plunger, so no air bubbles are visible. As a rule, Testosterone which is oil based, is difficult to administer without pre-heating it first within your hand, this helps loosen the oil and to match the temperature to that of the body’s own temperature.
The introduction of Testosterone Enanthate should be carried out in the upper gluteus muscle. The process itself is best done slowly. Administering the oily substance, should be done smoothly and without any unnecessary movements, this is done so that damage to the blood vessels is avoided. After the introduction of this drug, it is necessary to apply a cotton swab with alcohol to ensure the site stays sterile.
For first-time users of injectable steroids, it is recommended that standing in front of a mirror to inject is the best way forward. By doing this, it allows the user to see exactly where to administer the injection and to be less nervous to actually inject into the muscle tissue. This method will also ensure that you inject the entire solution, before pulling the needle out. Once the syringe is empty and you have pulled the pin out from your glute muscle, it is recommended to take a tissue or clean hand towel and place it over the site (in case of minor bleeding).