Trenbolone Enanthate is an extremely powerful anabolic steroid that is practically interchangeable with Parabolan (Trenbolone Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate). All Trenbolone compounds contain the same identical Trenbolone hormone. The only difference from the compounds is the attached ester, which helps control the release of the hormone. In this regard, there will not be much difference between Trenbolone Enanthate and Parabolan.
Characteristics of Trenbolone Enanthate
Trenbolone enanthate is a 19-nortestosterone (19-nor) anabolic androgenic steroid. The 19-nor designation refers to a structural change in the hormone testosterone, as it lacks a carbon atom at level 19. This is the same classification as the popular hormone nandrolone that makes up the popular anabolic steroid Deca Durabolin. In fact, Trenbolone is just a modified form of Nandrolone, which itself is just a structurally altered form of Testosterone. When we break down different steroids, very small changes make a big difference, but the overall relationships are often much more closely related than we think. Trenbolone is a nandrolone hormone with an additional double bond at carbon 9 and 11. This structural change slows down its metabolism, greatly increases its affinity for the androgen receptor, and prevents it from aromatizing. While it is actually a minor modification, it creates a different hormone that is much more powerful than Nandrolone.
In addition to the structural nature of trenbolone, trenbolone enanthate contains the enanthate ester (enanthoic acid). Ether does not affect the hormone trenbolone. This version does not create a more or less strong Tren compound, nor does it alter any property of the hormone. However, this affects the release time of the hormone after injection, which is much slower than the acetate version. It has a longer half-life similar to Testosterone Enanthate. The attached enanthate ester also influences the concentrated activity of the compounds. On a milligram for milligram basis, Trenbolone Acetate is more potent than Trenbolone Enanthate because the enanthate ester occupies more weight in the compound. In the acetate version, the acetate ester is small in size, thus weighing less in the overall formulation. However, the total dosage can be adjusted to each form, so you get the same amount of active Trenbolone in either form.
Trenbolone Enanthate has several key anabolic steroid properties that make it one of the most versatile and potent anabolic steroids of all time. Many of the properties are very similar to many anabolic steroids. However, the Trenbolone hormone transports them much faster than most. When we consider this level of performance in conjunction with the lack of aromatase activity, which we will talk about in the side effects section, makes it an even more valuable hormone. Overall, Trenbolone Enanthate has seven main functional characteristics worth mentioning that largely determine the hormone’s mechanism of action. These features include:
1. Increased protein synthesis
Protein is the main component of muscles. This is not the only important factor, but it is the most important. Protein synthesis is the rate at which cells produce protein, and as synthesis increases it becomes more available for work and production. This increases the anabolic atmosphere in the body and also greatly improves overall recovery which is essential for overall progress. This is not only important during periods of growth, but also during periods of weight loss to maintain performance. We will see that all the important functional properties of Trenbolone Enanthate are equally important and valuable in the building and drying phase.
2. Increased nitrogen retention
All lean muscle tissue contains 16% nitrogen. Low nitrogen levels can lead to a catabolic state (muscle wasting). The more nitrogen we store, the more anabolic we remain. Again, the anabolic environment improves, recovery improves, and progress occurs.
3. Increased red blood cell count
Red blood cells are responsible for transporting oxygen to and through the bloodstream. Increasing the number of red blood cells increases the oxygen supply to the blood. With higher blood oxygenation, it greatly improves muscular endurance. It will also contribute to more effective muscle recovery and even directly shape the visual experience.
4. Increased IGF-1 Production
Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is a potent peptide-class protein hormone produced primarily in the liver. The hormone plays an important role in regulating human growth hormone (HGH) and is highly anabolic. It is also important to our body’s ability to regenerate and rejuvenate. Most importantly, IGF-1 actually affects almost every cell in the human body, including muscle tissue, ligaments and tendons, cartilage, bone, the central nervous system, and even our lungs to some extent.
5. Inhibition of glucocorticoids
Glucocorticoid hormones are essential to our health, but only in trace amounts. These are hormones that weaken muscles and create fat, and while they are important for our immune system, they can be harmful to the body when present in excess. Heavy training, and even more so in combination with a strict diet, can increase the amount significantly, with cortisol being the most important and well-known. Trenbolone Enanthate ensures levels are kept to a minimum whilst maintaining a strong anabolic vibe.
6. Strong binding affinity to androgen receptor
Most anabolic androgenic steroids promote an increasingly powerful metabolism. However, steroids that bind strongly to the androgen receptor have been implicated in promoting direct lipolysis (fat breakdown). Trenbolone Enanthate can really help you burn fat straight away. As we will see later, this is very useful during the slow growing seasons as well as during the pruning season.
7. Increased feed efficiency
The above six functional properties of Trenbolone Enanthate are enough to make it a very powerful and useful anabolic steroid. However, its ability to boost or increase feed efficiency, often referred to as nutrient efficiency, really makes the hormone Trenbolone the greatest anabolic steroid of all time. Thanks to the addition of Trenbolone Enanthate, all the nutrients we consume become more valuable. Now we can make better use of every gram of fat, protein and carbohydrates we consume. Without a hormone like Tren, the body can only partially use each nutrient. This varies from food to food, but each nutrient is never fully utilized. Thanks to Tren, digestibility is increased, the total amount of calories consumed is more valuable, and more progress is made. For the same reason Trenbolone is given to cattle before slaughter. In this case, it is Trenbolone Acetate, which actually comes in the form of granules for subcutaneous implants known as Finaplix.
Trenbolone Enanthate Side Effects
Trenbolone enanthate is not the most side effect friendly anabolic steroid out there. There are many possible side effects from Trenbolone Enanthate use, but the key word is that it is possible. Trenbolone enanthate side effects are not guaranteed with one exception. Many of the possible side effects are very similar to many other anabolic steroids, and most should find them very manageable. However, there are some Trenbolone enanthate side effects that discourage many from taking this hormone. There will be more people who will not be able to use the Trenbolone hormone, possibly more than any anabolic steroid. However, most men should still be able to tolerate the hormone well, although more men are unable to use it compared to most steroids.
Trenbolone Enanthate is non-estrogenic as it does not aromatize. This hormone does not convert testosterone into estrogen, so its use prevents water retention. However, this hormone has a strong progestin nature that can cause gynecomastia, especially in sensitive people. When combined with the use of flavoring steroids, the risk is increased. Progesterone has the ability to stimulate the estrogenic mechanism in breast tissue, which in turn can contribute to gynecomastia. Some men need an antiestrogen to combat this problem.
When it comes to Threnium-induced gynecomastia, there is a common myth that has been circulating on forums for years. The myth simply says that a possible buildup of prolactin caused by trenbolone leads to gynecomastia, but that is simply not true. William Llewellyn largely dispelled this myth by showing an internal link between estrogen and progesterone imbalances and their effects on breast tissue. In his series on anabolic steroids, he will find that he explains this topic in great detail.
Trenbolone enanthate has high androgenic activity which can lead to acne, accelerated hair loss in people prone to male pattern baldness, and body hair growth. However, the androgenic side effects of Trenbolone are highly dependent on genetic predisposition. If you are not predisposed to male pattern baldness, hair loss is not an option. If you are not usually sensitive to acne, it is unlikely that you will experience any problems while using it.
Those who are sensitive to the androgenic side effects of trenbolone enanthate often try to combat them with a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. It is very common and also a waste of time. Such inhibitors, primarily finasteride, are commonly used to reduce the androgenicity of a steroid due to the reduction of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This is all because the hormone is metabolized by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, while trenbolone is not metabolized by this enzyme. As a result, the use of the related inhibitor has little or no effect on the androgenicity of the hormone.
3. Cardiovascular system
The possible cardiovascular side effects of trenbolone enanthate are of great importance. At this time, many people are usually much more concerned about gynecomastia, but this is only an optical problem. Cardiovascular diseases can have a direct and negative impact on your health. The main problem will be with cholesterol. Tren can increase LDL (bad) cholesterol and suppress/lower HDL (good) cholesterol. This cholesterol strain should not be as strong as many oral steroids, but potentially heavier than most injectable steroids.
To control your cholesterol levels, you need to lead a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle should include a cholesterol-friendly diet, low in saturated fats and simple sugars, and high in omega fatty acids. In general, it is recommended that you consume plenty of fish oil every day. A person should also ensure that they regularly engage in high cardiovascular activity, even in the off-season. Don’t be fooled by the idea that cardio is hurting your off-season performance. You don’t need to do high-performance cardio programs in the off-season, but it’s recommended that you do them regularly for your health. However, out of season it will really help you. Thanks to this, your metabolism will be even stronger, you will minimize off-season obesity and improve your figure.
Trenbolone enanthate can also have a negative effect on blood pressure. The odds are good for most men, especially since water retention, the primary stimulant of high blood pressure, is not an option with this steroid. However, high blood pressure is possible and should be controlled. Most healthy adult men do well as long as they lead a healthy lifestyle.
All anabolic steroids suppress the natural production of testosterone; However, the rate of suppression varies greatly from steroid to steroid. With Trenbolone Enanthate the suppression will be dramatic and independent of genetics. Due to the high rate of suppression, all men taking Trenbolone are strongly advised to include exogenous testosterone in their diet. Those who do not contain exogenous testosterone will fall into a low testosterone state. Low testosterone levels are associated with many possible symptoms. Sexual symptoms such as erectile dysfunction and suppressed libido are the most common, but not the only ones. In fact, it’s possible to experience low testosterone without any gender-specific symptoms, and while these symptoms aren’t directly life-threatening, the condition is highly unhealthy. The form of testosterone you choose doesn’t matter. It is crucial that you supply your body with this important hormone.
Once all anabolic steroids are depleted, natural testosterone production will start on its own. However, you will have low testosterone levels for a while. This can lead to symptoms of low testosterone levels, which can include loss of muscle mass and strength. Cortisol becomes dominant very easily at this stage. For this reason, most men are advised to follow a post cycle therapy (PCT) plan whenever they are off cycle for a reasonable amount of time.
The PCT plan stimulates the natural production of testosterone and significantly reduces overall recovery time. However, there is no PCT plan on earth that will restore normality on its own, it will take time anyway. However, such a plan ensures that you have enough testosterone to keep your body functioning properly while your levels continue to rise naturally.
Important Considerations for Natural Testosterone Recovery; Natural recovery suggests that low testosterone levels didn’t exist before. It also suggests that there was no serious damage to the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular (HPTA) axis due to inappropriate anabolic steroid use.
Trenbolone Enanthate is not what we traditionally think of as a hepatotoxic anabolic steroid. However, there does appear to be some level of toxicity associated with extremely high doses, but such doses are extremely high and far exceed what even the most hardcore bodybuilder would attempt. The average Trenbolone user should not experience stress or liver damage.