Trenbolone Enanthate is a19-nor steroid, very similar to Nandrolone. The primary difference between Trenbolone is that there is a double carbon bond present at the 9 and 11 position on the steran nucleus. Trenbolone can not aromatize to estrogen nor be 5a-reduced.
It bonds very tightly to the Androgen Receptor, and for this reason it is thought that much of its fat-burning and muscle building abilities are receptor mediated.
You have probably noticed that there is no “Technical Data” for Trenbolone Enanthate per se (all of the studies cited are actually on Trenbolone with a different ester)
Well…there’s a very good reason for that. As noted previously, trenbolone enanthate is a strictly underground product…so while you will easily be able to find it available from GA Labs or DL Pharmaceuticals INC., you will not find it available from UpJohn or Steris. In fact, at this point, you will only find Trenbolone (Acetate) available in the veterinary industry.
In my experience with Trenbolone Enanthate, it is a very potent cutting agent, and will even help keep you lean while on a bulking cycle (it did for me, anyway). However, it will also cause some undesirable effects as well. It can cause insomnia and night sweats, as well as possible anxiety. It seems to not cause “tren cough” (coughing associated with Trenbolone Acetate) but still seems to reduce cardiovascular ability.
All in all, though, Trenbolone (any ester) is a really great drug for both building muscle as well as burning fat. It’s probably most people’s favorite behind testosterone, side effects be damned…and for good reason.
If you’re not a competitive athlete, this is a really great drug. Bodybuilders love the stuff, and we see it in many pre-contest cycles now-a-days. Athletes need to avoid it, however, because it simply reduces cardiovascular output too greatly, probably due to prostaglandin induced bronchial constriction.
Dose ranges for trenbolone vary greatly depending on the ester preparation being used and the desired effects of the user. Trenbolone acetate is injected every day or every other day, in dosages ranging from 50mg per injection to, as high as, 200mg per injection.
Steroid users who inject the enanthate or hexahydrobenzylcarbonate version will usually inject the product weekly. The longer ester allows for a slower release of the hormone; thus, the steroid can be injected less often and in higher amounts. Athletes that use the longer ester versions of this product will usually inject between 200mg to 600mg of the product per week.
The oral version of trenbolone 17alpha-methyl-trenbolone, is so powerful and toxic, that only 0.5mg to 2mg of the product are needed daily to see and feel noticeable results.
Side Effects of Trenbolone Enanthate:
Trenbolone Enanthate is not what we’d call the most side effect friendly anabolic steroid of all time. There are many possible side effects of Trenbolone Enanthate use, but possible is the key word. The side effects of Trenbolone Enanthate with one exception are not guaranteed. Many of the possible side effects are very similar to many other anabolic steroids and most should find they are very easy to control. However, there are certain response side effects of Trenbolone Enanthate that will keep many from being able to use this hormone. There will be more who cannot use the Trenbolone hormone perhaps more so than any anabolic steroid. However, the majority of men should still tolerate the hormone well despite a stronger number not being able to use it compared to most steroids. In order to help you understand the possible side effects of Trenbolone Enanthate, we have broken them down into their separate categories along with all the information you’ll need.
Out of all the injectable steroids available, Tren-E 200 is the one that should be used with extreme caution and only after plenty of research into its side effects and common cycles have been carried out. Trenbolone side effects can be very bad to many users, so much so that they will not use it despite its very positive effects on the body and strength. Firstly, as Tren-E 200 is so androgenic, all side effects that are seen with strong androgens can be expected with Tren-E 200. If one is prone to male pattern baldness (MPB) than trenbolone will likely speed this up. Some users find acne on trenbolone worse than when on any other steroid. Certainly Tren-E 200 is not recommended for female users due to its strong androgenic properties and the common side effects that manifest themselves in females who use strong androgens.
The Side Effects of Tren-E 200 are similar to those of other testosterone compounds. Next to the high water retention other negative effects that are noticed are a sometimes strong acne and a distinctly increased aggressiveness in some users. An aggressive behavior can mostly be explained by the fact that athletes simply use too high a dosage of Tren-E 200 and too low a dosage of the other testosterones. The very severe acne, however, is only caused by Tren-E 200. Often no purulent pustules but many small pimples appear so that the athlete looks as if he has an allergy. This is not intended to discourage anyone but it is a fact that many athletes after a brief time develop an acne on their lower arm, upper arm, shoulder, chest, back, and also in their face which, during an earlier intake of Sustanon or Testosterone Enanthate, did not manifest itself.
Trenbolone Enanthate is not estrogenic in that it does not aromatize. There is no testosterone to estrogen conversion with this hormone making water retention impossible due to use. However, the hormone does carry a strong progestin nature, which can make gynecomastia a concern, especially in sensitive individuals. When combined with the use of an aromatizing steroid, this appears to increase the risk. Progesterone has the ability to stimulate the estrogenic mechanism in the mammary tissue, which in turn can promote gynecomastia. In order to combat this issue, some men will need an anti-estrogen.
When it comes to Tren produced gynecomastia, there has been a prevailing myth that has been passed around message boards for years. The myth simply states that it’s the possible prolactin buildup caused by Trenbolone that leads to gynecomastia, but this simply isn’t true. William Llewellyn has largely dispelled this myth showing the intrinsic relationship between estrogen and progesterone imbalances and their effects on the mammary tissue. In his Anabolics series, you will find he goes into great detail explaining this issue.
Trenbolone Enanthate is highly androgenic, which can lead to acne, accelerated hair loss in those predisposed to male pattern baldness and body hair growth. The androgenic side effects of Trenbolone are, however, highly dependent on genetic predispositions. If you are not predisposed to male pattern baldness, losing any hair will be impossible. If you are not normally acne sensitive, the odds of any related problem during use is unlikely.
Those who are sensitive to the androgenic side effects of Trenbolone Enanthate will often attempt to combat them with a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. This is very common and is also a waste of time. Such inhibitors, Finasteride being primary, are commonly used to reduce the androgenicity of a steroid that is brought on by a reduction of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This is all caused by the hormone being metabolized by the 5-alpha reductase enzyme, but Trenbolone is not metabolized by this enzyme. As a result, the use of any related inhibitor will have very little to no affect on the hormone’s androgenicity.
The possible cardiovascular side effects of Trenbolone Enanthate are by far the most concerning. In the present moment of use many are often far more concerned with gynecomastia, but this is merely a visual issue. Cardiovascular issues can directly and negatively affect your health. The primary area of concern will surround cholesterol. Tren can increased LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) levels and suppress/reduce HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) levels. This cholesterol strain should not be as strong as many oral steroids, but potentially more severe than most injectable steroids.
In order to control your cholesterol, living a healthy lifestyle is imperative. A healthy lifestyle should include a cholesterol friendly diet that is low in saturated fats and simple sugars and abundant in omega fatty acids. Supplementing daily with large amounts of fish oils is normally advised. The individual should also ensure he implements plenty of cardiovascular activity on a regular basis and this includes off-season periods of growth. Do not buy into the idea that cardio is damaging to your off-season gains. You do not have to implement contest style cardio programs during your off-season but a regular amount for your health is recommended. This will, however, actually help you with off-season growth. It will keep your metabolism even stronger, minimize off-season fat gain and lead to a better physique. If you already have high cholesterol or cannot maintain a healthy cholesterol level during use you should not use this anabolic steroid.
Trenbolone Enanthate can also have a negative impact on blood pressure. The odds are in most men’s favor, especially since water retention, a primary promoter of high blood pressure is impossible with this steroid. However, high blood pressure is possible and you should keep an eye on it. Most healthy adult men will be fine if they live a healthy lifestyle.
All anabolic steroids will suppress natural testosterone production; however, the rate of suppression varies greatly from one steroid to the next. In the case of Trenbolone Enanthate, suppression will be dramatic and will not be affected by genetics. Due to the powerful rate of suppression all men who supplement with Trenbolone are strongly encouraged to include exogenous testosterone into their plan. Those who do not include exogenous testosterone will fall into a low testosterone state. Low testosterone comes with numerous possible symptoms. Sexually related symptoms are the most common, such as erectile dysfunction and suppressed libido, but they are far from the only ones. It is actually possible to suffer from low testosterone without sexually related symptoms and while the symptoms are not directly life threatening the condition is extremely unhealthy. The form of testosterone you choose is inconsequential. All that matters is you provide your body with this essential hormone.
Once the use of all anabolic steroids comes to an end natural testosterone production will begin again on its own. However, you will be at a low testosterone level for quite sometime. This can begin to produce low testosterone symptoms, which can include a loss of muscle mass and strength. It is very easy for cortisol to become dominant during this phase. For this reason, most men are encouraged to implement a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) plan if they are going to be off-cycle for any decent length of time.
A PCT plan will stimulate natural testosterone production and greatly reduce the total recovery time. There is, however, no PCT plan on earth that will get you back to normal on its own, this will still take time. However, such a plan will ensure you have enough testosterone for proper bodily function while your levels continue to naturally rise.
Important notes on natural testosterone recovery; natural recovery assumes no prior low testosterone condition existed. It also assumes there was no severe damage done to the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular-Axis (HPTA) due to the improper use of anabolic steroids.
Trenbolone Enanthate is not what we’d traditionally consider a hepatotoxic anabolic steroid. However, there does appear to be a level of toxicity associated with extremely high doses, but such doses are extremely high and far beyond what even most hardcore bodybuilders would attempt. The average Trenbolone user should not experience any hepatic stress or damage.
There are four possible side effects of Trenbolone Enanthate that are 100% based on individual response and the subject of numerous myths surrounding the hormone. The effects have become such a topic of debate on many message boards that some believe if you don’t experience them your Tren must be no good. Not only is this ridiculous but it’s a borderline insane way of thinking. Successful use of any anabolic steroid not only refers to progress made but progress made without side effects or issues of concern. However, it will be the response based side effects of Trenbolone Enanthate that will keep some men from being able to use this hormone. In some cases, lowering the dose can fix the problem, but many who suffer will find that such effects occur even at low doses. The response effects include anxiety, insomnia, night sweats and rapid heart rate. They can also be so strong that they become unbearable. If a low dose of Tren causes such effects in you the hormone is probably not for you. If such effects occur, the best course of action is to discontinue use and try again later on at a lower dose. If problems still occur, this hormone is in no way for you. That may seem unfair but it’s life. Everyone has varying reactions to various hormones, medicines and even foods.
Because of the possible response side effects of Trenbolone, Trenbolone Enanthate is not recommended for first time users. Your first go with the hormone should always be Trenbolone Acetate, which most will prefer anyway. However, if you choose the Enanthate version your first time, run into problems and discontinue use you will still have to wait every bit of three weeks or more for the effects to dissipate. If you choose the Acetate version and run into problems, you can discontinue use and see them fade in a few days.
Why Choose Trenbolone-Enanthate?
The Trenbolone hormone is perfect for any cycle, for other than testosterone there is no anabolic steroid that is as versatile. Tren can provide excellent buildups in mass and strength, lean your physique out, enhance conditioning, preserve tissue and promote recovery quite unlike any anabolic steroid. All Trenbolone forms can do the same, so the question it hand is why choose Trenbolone-Enanthate? Right off the bat we can tell you if you’ve never supplemented with Tren before you need to start with the Acetate ester. If you’ve never supplemented before, there’s no way to know how well you’ll respond to the hormone, and if you respond poorly you don’t want to be supplementing with Trenbolone-Enanthate. If harsh side-effects occur and you’re supplementing with the Enanthate version, you will have to wait several weeks for them to dissipate after use is discontinued. Conversely, if you’re supplementing with the small ester Acetate, if side-effects become problematic you can discontinue use and see them dissipate in only a few days.
Again, it begs the question, why supplement with Trenbolone-Enanthate over other Tren forms? The only reason one would choose the Enanthate version over any other Tren form is based on injection frequency. If you supplement with Trenbolone-Acetate, you’re going to have to inject on an every other day basis. Some will even inject on a daily basis due to the short half-life, but every other day is more than sufficient. If you supplement with Parabolan, you’re going to find a 2-3 times per week schedule to be warranted, with 3 times per week being optimal. However, Parabolan is extremely expensive, the original is no longer made, and this form is commonly counterfeited and simply not as available as the Acetate version. At any rate, if you choose Trenbolone-Enanthate you’ll be able to limit yourself to two injections per week. In truth, you might be able to get by with one injection every five days, but two times per week will be optimal. In any case, there is truly no true advantage over this version of Tren in-terms of direct performance, and anyone who claims there is has suffered from some placebo type effect, or simply doesn’t know what they’re talking about.
Tren Enanthate PCT
After you run a Trenbolone Enanthate cycle, you will definitely want to start a post-cycle therapy (PCT). Post-cycle therapies seek to restore the body’s hormone balance by allowing the natural production of testosterone to return to normal levels. In PCT, the use of aromatase inhibitors and Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERM) accomplishes this goal.
Clomid and Novaldex are two examples of the drugs you’ll take. How much and for how long depends on the length of your Trenbolone Enanthate cycle and the size of the dosage of Tren E.
Trenbolone Enanthate was never prescribed clinically for use in humans, though a French pharmaceutical company developed a different ester of Trenbolone for use in humans, which is no longer produced. The existing use is strictly in veterinary uses, which should alert you to be extremely cautious in using the drug to avoid Trenbolone Enanthate side effects. When you finally buy your Trenbolone pills or injection, ask the supplier to provide safety instructions for using their product.
On it’s own, the base trenbolone hormone has a half-life of about 6-8 hours. Although not many bodybuilders use the base hormone. Most athlete are injecting a version of trenbolone that has an ester chain attached to it, and it is not until plasma lipases in the blood stream cleave off the ester chain that trenbolone is free to interact with androgen receptors in muscle cells. The active half-life of the acetate ester version is of about 48 hours, while the enanthate version is about 5-7 days. The Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate (Cyclohexylmethylcarbonate) ester chain being the longest at 8-10 days. Though, due to the lack of scientific consensus, some of these figures can be off by about 10-20%.