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The Top 9 Testosterone Esters

Now that you know a little more about testosterone and its general effects, we are going to go into detail on the different testosterone esters available on the market. Different esters each have an individual purpose; this enables you to plan your treatments with greater precision. An ester influences the duration of a steroid’s effects.

The ester more or less allows the substance to remain active in the long term.

 

Testosterone Propionate

  • Testosterone 

  • Average dose
  • Half-life
  • Water retention
  • Aromatization
  • Action
  • Positive effects
  • Probable side effects
  • Protection
  • Recovery
  •  Propionate

  • 50 to 100 mg/day
  • 1 to 2 days
  • minimal
  • yes
  • fast
  • - better vascularization
    - increased energy
    - hard, dense mass and strength gains
  • - gynecomastia
    - hair loss
    - acne
    - testicular atrophy
  • Nolvadex + Proviron
    Take 1 tab of each per day throughout the treatment
  • Clomid
    Take 1 tab per day for 20 days after the last day of your cycle.

Its effects have a very short duration: only 1 or 2 days.
Testosterone Propionate provides substantial mass and strength gains but with the advantage of minimal water retention, guaranteeing dense, high quality musculation.

Due to its rapid action, this ester causes significantly increased energy during workouts as well as better vascularization starting from the first days of the cycle.

It’s not unusual for users to start a cycle with Testosterone Propionate and continue with Testosterone Enanthate, which is a more durable ester.

 

Testosterone Enanthate and Testosterone Cypionate

  • Testosterone Enanthate 

  • Average dose
  • Half-life
  • Water retention
  • Aromatization
  • Action
  • Positive effects
  • Probable side effects
  • Protection
  • Recovery
  •  and Testosterone Cypionate

  • 250 to 750mg per week
  • 2 to 3 weeks
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Delayed effects
  • - better vascularization
    - increased energy
    - rapid bulking and strength gains
  • - gynecomastia
    - significant water retention
    - hair loss
    - acne
    - testicular atrophy
  • Nolvadex + Proviron
    Take 1 tab of each per day throughout the treatment
  • Clomid
    Take 1 tab per day for 20 days after the final day of your cycle.

Testosterone Enanthate is one of the most widely used forms of slow-acting testosterone.

It is active in the body for 2 to 3 weeks. One 250 mg injection per week is enough to maintain a high level of testosterone.

It produces rapid strength and weight gains, however with substantial water retention and gynecomastia. Therefore your protection and recovery will be essential.

Testosterone Cypionate’s effects and properties are identical to those of Enanthate. The difference is that the Cypionate ester and its effects are longer lasting.
Enanthate’s effects are slightly shorter but they contain more testosterone per gram of weight.

 

Testosterone Heptylate

  • Testosterone 

  • Average dose
  • Half-life
  • Water retention
  • Aromatization
  • Action
  • Positive effects
  • Probable side effects
  • Protection
  • Recovery
  •  Heptylate

  • 250 to 750mg per week
  • 2 weeks
  • Moderate
  • Yes
  • Fast
  • - better vascularization
    - better recovery
    - increased energy
    - rapid bulking and strength gains
  • - gynecomastia
    - hair loss
    - acne
    - testicular atrophy
  • Nolvadex + Proviron
    Take 1 tab of each per day throughout the treatment.
  • Clomid
    Take 1 tab per day for 20 days after the last day of your cycle.
    HCG
    Take between 2500 and 5000 IU per week for 20 days after the last day of your cycle.

Testosterone Heptylate offers more rapid and sizable gains than Enanthate or Cypionate.

This ester is not used as much and is not as well-known as Enanthate and Cypionate.

 

Testosterone Undecanoate Tablets

  • Testosterone 

  • Average dose
  • Half-life
  • Water retention
  • Aromatization
  • Action
  • Positive effects
  • Probable side effects
  • Protection
  • Recovery
  •   Undecanoate (oral)

  • 6 to 16 capsules per day (240 to 640mg/day)
  • A few hours
  • From 200mg/day
  • From 200mg/day
  • Quick but ineffective below 200mg/day
  • - better vascularization
    - better recovery
    - increased energy
    - dense, hard mass and strength gains
  • - gynecomastia
    - hair loss
    - acne
    - testicular atrophy
  • Nolvadex + Proviron
    Take 1 tab of each per day throughout the treatment.
  • Clomid
    Take 1 tab per day for 20 days after the last day of your cycle.
    HCG
    Take between 2500 and 5000 IU per week for 20 days after the last day of your cycle.

This is one of the only oral forms of testosterone.
It is not hepatotoxic because it is absorbed by the lymphatic system and does not pass through the liver.

It is often combined with Oxandrolone in order to obtain mass gains as well as strength.

When combined with Parabolan and a low-salt diet, it helps you acquire good muscle density while minimizing water retention.

 

Injectable Testosterone Undecanoate

  • Testosterone 

  • Average dose
  • Half-life
  • Water retention
  • Aromatization
  • Action
  • Positive effects
  • Probable side effects
  • Protection
  • Recovery
  •   Undecanoate (injectable)

  • 1000mg every 14 weeks
  • VERY LONG
  • yes
  • yes
  • VERY LONG
  • - better vascularization
    - better recovery
    - increased energy
    - hard, dense mass and strength gains
  • - gynecomastia
    - hair loss
    - acne
    - testicular atrophy
  • Nolvadex + Proviron
    Take 1 tab of each per day throughout the cycle.
  • Clomid
    Take 1 tab per day for 20 days after the last day of your cycle.

Unless this product is prescribed by a doctor, I do not recommend it for bodybuilding because it is extremely long-lasting.

This medication is truly for medical use, for example to replace testosterone in men older than 40.

If you are leaning toward Undecanoate, opt for the oral version rather than injectable.

 

Testosterone Isohexanoate

  • Testosterone 

  • Average dose
  • Half-life
  • Water retention
  • Aromatization
  • Action
  • Positive effects
  • Probable side effects
  • Protection
  • Recovery
  •  Isohexanoate

  • 50 to 100 mg/day
  • 1 week
  • minimal
  • yes
  • Fast
  • - better vascularization
    - increased energy
    - hard, dense mass and strength gains
  • - gynecomastia
    - hair loss
    - acne
    - testicular atrophy
  • Nolvadex + Proviron
    Take 1 tab of each per day throughout the treatment.
  • Clomid
    Take 1 tab per day for 20 days after the last day of the cycle.
    HCG
    Take between 2500 and 5000 IU per week for 20 days after the last day of your cycle.

This ester has the same advantages and disadvantages as Testosterone Propionate; the difference is the half-life.

This ester is currently found in all Testosterone Mixes.

 

Testosterone Phenylpropionate

  • Testosterone 

  • Average dose
  • Half-life
  • Water retention
  • Aromatization
  • Action
  • Positive effects
  • Probable side effects
  • Protection
  • Recovery
  •  Phenylpropionate

  • 250mg per week
  • 1 to 3 weeks
  • yes
  • yes
  • Fast but short
  • - better vascularization
    - better recovery
    - increased energy
    - mass and strength gains
  • - gynecomastia
    - hair loss
    - acne
    - testicular atrophy
  • Nolvadex + Proviron
    Take 1 tab of each per day throughout the treatment.
  • Clomid
    Take 1 tab per day for 20 days after the last day of your cycle.
    HCG
    Take betwee 2500 and 5000 IU per week for 20 days after the last day of your cycle.

This is a fast-acting ester (4 to 5 days) with strong androgenic effects.

Its effects are similar to many other forms of testosterone: increased appetite, strength, aggression, etc.

 

Testosterone Decanoate and Testosterone Isocaproate

  • Testosterone Decanoate 

  • Average dose
  • Half-life
  • Water retention
  • Aromatization
  • Action
  • Positive effects
  • Probable side effects
  • Protection
  • Recovery
  •  and Testosterone Isocaproate

  • 50 to 100 mg/day
  • Decanoate: 3 to 4 weeks
    Isocaproate: 2 weeks
  • minimal
  • yes
  • Decanoate : delayed
    Isocaproate: slow
  • - better vascularization
    - increased energy
    - dense, hard mass and strength gains
  • - gynecomastia
    - hair loss
    - acne
    - testicular atrophy
  • Nolvadex + Proviron
    Take 1 tab of each per day throughout the treatment.
  • Clomid
    Take 1 tab per day for 20 days after the last day of the cycle.
    HCG
    Take between 2500 and 5000 IU per week for 20 days after the last day of the cycle.

These two esters provide the same advantages and disadvantages as Testosterone Propionate; the difference is the duration of their activity.

Testosterone Isocaproate is an ester with a medium duration (approximately 2 weeks) while Testosterone Decanoate is a long-lasting ester (3 to 4 weeks).

These 2 esters are found in all Testosterone Mixes, such as Sustanon or all of MaxPro and Thaiger Pharma’s Testosterone Mixes.

 

Conclusion

The list of testosterone esters is very long. Now you have all of the knowledge you need to choose which esters will help you achieve your goals, so you can perfect your treatment plans before making a purchase.

Now I invite you to learn more about Testosterone Mixes, fantastic products composed of several esters for very long-lasting effects.

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