Testosterone acts on muscles and induces changes in the shape, size, appearance, and number of muscle fibers.
Androgens like testosterone can protect your prized muscles from catabolism (natural muscle atrophy) caused by glucocorticoid hormones, by inhibiting their ability to send a message to muscle cells to release stored protein.
Remember that testosterone sends a message to muscle cells to store more contractile proteins (also called actin and myosin) while glucocorticoid hormones send the opposite message. Testosterone enanthate can also increase erythropoiesis (production of red blood cells) in the kidneys. More red blood cells help improve your endurance through better blood oxygenation.
Red blood cells can also help you recover better after intense physical activity. Of course, individual aggression can also increase dramatically while using exogenous testosterone. But it is important to remember that aggression in itself is not a bad thing, it is what you do with it that makes it good or bad. This can become a powerful stimulant for your weight training.
In any case, testosterone enanthate is not a psychotropic product at all. All of these benefits can be achieved with the use of only Testosterone Enanthate, but in most cases Enanthate is part of a cycle with one or more anabolic steroids. The administration of this medicine must be carried out by a health professional and the doses must be individually adapted to each person according to hormonal needs.
Possible side effects of Testosterone
The most frequent side effects that can occur while using testosterone injections are pain, swelling, and itching at the injection site, cough, and shortness of breath.
However, for people who use these medications improperly and frequently, more serious side effects may occur, such as:
The probable cause of acne as a side effect is related to an increase in fat production, due to the action of testosterone in the sebaceous glands. The most affected parts of the body are the face and back.
2. Stretch marks
Stretch marks on the arms and legs are associated with rapid muscle growth, induced by steroids.
3. Alterations in the joints
The abusive and indiscriminate use of anabolic steroids can increase the risk of injury to the tendons, since the osteoarticular structure fails to accompany the growth of muscles, inhibiting the synthesis of collagen in ligaments and tendons.
4. Atrophy of the testicles and decreased sperm
When testosterone levels are very high, the body will inhibit the production of this hormone. This phenomenon, called negative feedback or negative feedback, consists of the inhibition of gonadotropin secretion by excess testosterone. Gonadotrophins, or gonadotropins, are hormones secreted in the brain, which stimulate the production of sperm in the testicles, therefore, if testosterone inhibits them, it stops stimulating the production of sperm by the testicles, which can cause testicular atrophy and infertility.
5. Masculinization of women
In women, the use of anabolic steroids can cause clitoral hypertrophy, increased facial and body hair, and a change in tone of voice, which are testosterone-induced male sexual characteristics.