The History of Testosterone Enanthate
Testosterone Enanthate is sold under two major brand names called Xyosted and Delatestryl. It is an androgen and anabolic steroid used to cure diminished testosterone levels in males or as a part of their hormone therapy for men who are transgender.
Usually, using this substance for aesthetic reasons is banned since it is considered to be a controlled substance in various countries.
In 1954, testosterone enanthate was brought in for medical use for the first time in the United States of America, however, the substance has been known since 1952. Besides testosterone undecanoate, testosterone propionate and testosterone cypionate, this hormone medication is one of the most commonly used testosterone esters.
The Uses of Testosterone Enanthate
Testosterone enanthate is prescribed to men who do not produce enough testosterone naturally.
You may not be aware that testosterone is vital for the male body in generating proper development of not only the genitals but also the muscles and bones. Plus, it allows boys to hit puberty “correctly” and progress into the transition of becoming a man.
It is classed as an androgen drug and it affects numerous systems within the body to allow it to function and grow normally.
Testosterone enanthate can be administered to boys who are delayed with hitting puberty, as well as in women who have some variations of breast cancer.
How to Administer Testosterone Enanthate
This drug is given to the patient through an injection into the muscle of the buttock. It can be administered every week, up to once a month. Remember that you must make sure you do not put it into any of your veins. The dosage (which we will discuss in more detail later) depends on your overall health, the levels of testosterone in your blood and how you react to the treatment.
Your doctor will tell you all about how to prepare the vials, how to dispose of them and exactly how to use them when you have your first discussion with them. Be sure to inspect the liquid before you inject it because you should never use testosterone enanthate if you can see particles or discoloration within it.
It is essential that you take this medication as regularly as your healthcare professional has prescribed so you reap the most rewards from it.
Never increase or decrease your dosage without speaking to your general practitioner first, nor should you take it for longer than it has been prescribed for you.
The Benefits of Testosterone Enanthate
There are surprisingly more benefits to testosterone enanthate than the obvious development and growth in males, such as:
Improving Heart and Blood Health
Testosterone improves the production of red blood cells through the bone marrow so it is essential in decreasing your risk of cardiovascular diseases.
A large study was conducted on men which showed that those with average testosterone levels were 24 percent less likely to suffer from a heart attack. The results also stated that they were 36 percent less likely to have a stroke when compared with the control.
Leaner Body Mass
This hormone naturally boosts muscle mass and, therefore, it helps keep your weight and energy at a normal level.
Studies have found that men who are receiving treatment for low testosterone will benefit from fat loss and bigger, stronger muscles.
Of course, you will see bigger improvements in this area if you add exercising and weight lifting into your routine too.
Improving Bone Strength
The density of your bones is boosted when testosterone is administered. Healthy bones are crucial for maintaining overall wellbeing as you age and reducing the risk of osteoporosis and other conditions.
Better Memory, Spatial Abilities and Math Skills
According to research, men who have higher levels of the testosterone hormone, benefit from a decreased risk in Alzheimer’s disease. Not to mention the correlation that has been found between cognitive function and testosterone levels.
This is probably the most obvious benefit. Testosterone levels raise your libido and can aid you in bettering your performance, as well as your sexual health in general.
Although, if you are not suffering from low testosterone levels, adding more into your system will not have any effect on your libido.
If you are an aging male, then the natural decline in testosterone does not induce depression but, if you suffer from hypogonadism then depression and irritability could come along with it. So, if you receive testosterone therapy then you should benefit from feeling better within yourself, but this does vary from person to person.
The Side Effects of Testosterone Enanthate
The side effects that come with using testosterone can be quite significant, like:
- Changes in skin color
- Increased/decreased libido
- Oily skin (promoting acne and blackheads)
- Hair loss
- Pain in the injection site
- Redness in the injection site
You must make sure to let your doctor know if these side effects won’t go away or get any worse. They have prescribed testosterone enanthate to you because they believe that it will benefit you more than hinder, so if this isn’t the case, you have to tell them.
There are some more serious and very dangerous side effects that are rare, but still can occur, such as:
- Increased anger
- Trouble sleeping
- Symptoms of liver disease
- Dark urine
- Joint swelling
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Extreme dizziness
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Jaw pain
- Left-arm pain
- Pain in the groin
- Sudden and chronic headaches
- Finding it hard to speak
- Extreme vision changes
- Weakness on only one side of the body
Ensure you seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of these.
The Dosage of Testosterone Enanthate
The doses come in 5-milliliter vials which each contain 200 mg of testosterone enanthate, along with 5 mg of chlorobutanol which is used to preserve the liquid.
For your personal dose, you will have to check the packet insert which your doctor will note how much you should be taking.