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Is there any differences between using Testosterone Enanthate compare to Cypionate [Feb. 10th, 2010|07:29 pm]
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My pharmacy has ordered my T (which is Testosterone Enanthate) and I see a lot of people take Cypionate, other than Cypionate being cheaper what is the difference between the two?

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[User Picture]From: savethewabbit
2010-02-11 02:36 am (UTC)
nothing major really. just different chemical structures. i've read that some people are more responsive to one type or the other, but i've tried pretty much every kind of t there is out there and have seen no differences between them all. one of the differences is that they give you different "peaks"; that is, for example, testosterone undecanoate (like reandron or nebido) gives you virtually no peak in T levels but has got a slow release - enanthate would be, if i remember correctly, the best one on that between the short-term acting testosterones... but generally speaking, you will likely not feel/see any difference between any of these, so don't worry about it!
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[User Picture]From: gymx
2010-02-11 03:04 am (UTC)
It's an individual process, and wherever you found the quoted information, you should not take it as any sort of guideline for what you will experience and when.
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[User Picture]From: taylor00725
2010-02-11 03:07 am (UTC)
Ok thanks, and thats very true that everyone's individual process is different for when they exp. changes. I took down the quote, as I feel like I don't need it.
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[User Picture]From: xftranny
2010-02-11 03:22 am (UTC)
An important thing to know is Enanthate is suspended in sesame seed oil and cypionate is suspended in cotton seed. Depending on allergies, a person could be allergic to either. People who aren't allergic to sesame seeds, it has been argued, have a better reaction to that oil instead of cotton seed because you don't put cotton seed oil into your body normally. Alas, plenty of people exist very happily on either with no problems at all.

In terms of one being 3mg off from the other, I mean 3mg is nothing when what you're injecting is typically in 50mgs or 100mg. I've been on Cyp and I've been on Enth, no difference but I went back to Enth because it's what I was started on and my endo kept switching the brands and I'd rather pick one.

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[User Picture]From: xftranny
2010-02-11 03:25 am (UTC)
oh PS, google strohecker's ... it's a compounding pharmacy, I'm just realizing you're not ordering from there and I think strohecker's is going to be much much cheaper. When I priced vials of T, Enth was about 120 bucks a vial. I get mine covered by insurance, but my friend gets his from strohecker's and pays not more than 60. Eventually it might be a move you wanna make.

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[User Picture]From: kidorhi
2010-02-14 05:39 pm (UTC)
Actually, I'm taking cypionate, suspended in sesame oil, from Stroheckers. This has been the case since I began using Strohecker's back in 2006. Got out my current and past vials to double-check. It's my understanding that one of many things a compounding pharmacy can do is something like change the carrier oil without changing the type of testosterone (cypionate v. enanthate), so your rule doesn't necessarily hold regarding compounded T.

I've never been on any T produced by large pharmaceutical companies, though, so maybe your rule is true there?
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[User Picture]From: xftranny
2010-02-14 06:11 pm (UTC)
Interesting, I've never even heard of that happening. I am on T covered by my insurance so it's from the big pharmaceutical company, dunno which one. When I was on Cyp for a few months, it was in cotton seed.

Who knows!

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