About Testosterone Enanthate

Testosterone Enanthate is a medication that is applied to men who don’t make enough of the natural substance called testosterone. Testosterone fuels many normal bodily functions in men, including growth and development of the genitals, muscles, seminal vesicles, scrotum, prostate and bones. Testosterone also boosts normal sexual development in boys during the years of puberty and maintains secondary sex characteristics. The development of male hair distribution, such as beard, pubic, chest and axillary hair solely depends on testosterone. It is responsible for vocal chord thickening, alterations in body musculature and fat distribution in men. Testosterone influences many body systems so that the body can develop and function seamlessly.

Testosterone can also be used in certain adolescent boys with delayed puberty to leverage the process. Testosterone is also used for treating certain types of breast cancer in women.



Testosterone has served as a key component in many medical procedures since the 1950s. Testosterone Enanthate is sold under countless brand names that include Androfil, Andropository, Cernos, Delatestryl, Depandro, Durathate, Everone, Sustrone, Testanon, Testanova, Testrin, Testostroval, Testoviron, and Testro.

The World Anti-Doping Agency has deemed Testosterone Enanthate as a prohibited substance hence this schedule-III drug is only available by prescription. It was classified as a schedule-III control substance in the United States under the Control Substance Act and a schedule IV controlled substance in Canada under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.


A brief description of Testosterone Enanthate

Testosterone Enanthate Injection, USP is a derivative of the primary endogenous testosterone which is designed for intramuscular administration. Androgens have a 17-beta-hydroxy group in their active form. When esterified, the 17-beta-hydroxy group accelerates the longevity of action of testosterone.

Androgens are responsible for the safekeeping of nitrogen, sodium, potassium, phosphorus and decreased urinary excretion of calcium. Reportedly, Androgens have increased protein anabolism and decrease protein catabolism. It is said that Nitrogen balance is revamped only when there is sufficient intake of calories and protein.


Brief history of Testosterone Enanthate

Testosterone Enanthate, a testosterone derivative was developed by Watson Pharms Inc and FDA has given it the nod on October 12, 1980. However, Testosterone Enanthate was described as early as 1952. It was made available for medical use for the first time in the United States in the year 1954 under the brand name Delatestryl.


How to store Testosterone Enanthate?

You are advised to store this medication at 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C) and away from heat, moisture and light.


Some useful information regarding Testosterone Enanthate:

You will need to keep Testosterone enanthate out of the reach of children. You are also suggested to not share your medicine with others and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed. Always consult your healthcare provider before taking this drug and make sure the information provided in this article complies with your personal circumstances.




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    Frank - Reply

    What is testosterone enanthate?

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      Jeremy Van Dijk, athlet, bodybuilder:

      Testosterone enanthate is an anabolic steroid often used for treating low testosterone levels in males. Apart from that, it is also used to build muscle mass, increase strength and lose fat. It is often recommended as part of the hormone therapy for many transgender men.It is also found to be effective in treating breast cancer in women and delayed puberty in young boys. It is given to the user in the form of an intramuscular injection.

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    Victor - Reply

    How to inject testosterone enanthate?

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      Jeremy Van Dijk, athlet, bodybuilder:

      Since testosterone enanthate is oily and thicker in consistency, you need to use a thicker needle of 40-50mm to draw out the solution. Once you have filled in the required dosage, replace the needle with a thinner needle of 25-30mm thickness, since inserting the thick needle into the muscle will cause pain. Wipe the area to be injected with alcohol, hold the syringe at 90 degree angle and inject. Once you are done, pull the needle out and apply a cotton ball to soak up any bleeding.

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    What does testosterone enanthate do?

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      Jeremy Van Dijk, athlet, bodybuilder:

      Testosterone enanthate is given to male patients to treat conditions caused due to lack of testosterone hormone in the body, suhc as impotence, hormonal imbalance and delayed puberty. It is also given to some women whose breast cancer has spread to other body parts as well. However, many bodybuilders and athletes, and even young individuals also use this product to build muscle and increase stamina.

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