Testosterone is the ultimate grandfather of all anabolic steroids, and although its basic chemical structure and properties remain unchanged among all of the different variants of it, it is available in a variety of different forms and preparations that alter its half-life and rate of release in the body. Testosterone Enanthate is one of those variants. It is an injectable variant of Testosterone with what is considered a slower release rate in the body as a result of the Enanthate ester that is affixed to the Testosterone molecule, with the Enanthate ester being considered a long ester. Some Testosterone products contain a blend or mix of different esterified Testosterone variants – Sustanon 250 is a good example, which contains approximately 4 different Testosterone esters. In this case, we are talking about a single esterified type.
When Testosterone is not affixed to an ester of any sort, it exhibits a very short half-life in the body, which results in limitations and inconveniences in regards to its use. Testosterone Suspension is an example of a Testosterone product that is literally Testosterone on its own with no ester affixed to it, making it essentially pure Testosterone. What affixing the Enanthate ester to Testosterone does is allows Testosterone to obtain a half-life that extends to about 7 – 10 days in most people. By comparison, Testosterone Suspension has a half-life of mere hours. What Testosterone Enanthate allows is for blood plasma levels of Testosterone to elevate slowly, and remain at its peak levels for approximately 2 – 3 weeks. As Testosterone is the original anabolic steroid (and the most natural, being that it is manufactured by the human body), it is considered the safest anabolic steroid that almost any person can utilize. The versatility and how it can be used is also unmatched in order to further the individual’s goals and cycles.