Equipoise (Boldenone Undecylenate)
Equipoise is the trade name for the androgenic anabolic steroid Boldenone Undecylenate. This is a testosterone based injectable steroid with the Undecylenate ester attached to prolong its release time. Equipoise is officially a veterinary product, intended for use in animals, therefore the steroid is only available through veterinarians and on the black market. Boldenone became popular among bodybuilders and even more among athletes as a less androgenic form of Testosterone.
Some users compare Boldenone to Deca Durabolin and even think that one can replace the other in any cycle, however those steroids don’t have lots in common. Boldenone can rather be compared to Dianabol or Testosterone, however the differences between those steroids are significant.
As previously mentioned, Equipoise is a structurally altered form of testosterone with a very slight modification in an added double bond at the carbon one and two positions. This double bond significantly reduces the hormone’s androgenic activity. The second change is an attached Undecylenate easter, which is responsible for the release of the hormone once injected. The Undecylenate ester is a long lasting ester, the peak of release is approximately 3-4 days after administration, with a slow continuous release of the hormone for up to 20 days.
Effects of Equipoise
Most frequently Equipoise is used with a performance enhancement goal. The anabolic activity of Boldenone is identical to testosterone, but its androgenic activity is two times less, therefore the steroid has almost no androgenic side effects. Thanks to those features, the steroid can enhance performance (speed, strength, endurance etc) without increasing mass. Also, recovery should be enhanced as well.
Some bodybuilders use Boldenone to gain mass in combination with other steroids. However, some of them reported great results, while others weren’t satisfied with this steroid in a gaining cycle and prefer to use other steroids like: Deca Durabolin, Anadrol, Dianabol, and Sustanon. Equipoise can also be used solo in gaining cycles for novice steroid users. It can provide great results without any side effects, in most cases.
Boldenone can be used in a cutting cycle. The steroid protects lean muscle mass during caloric deficit. Therefore, you can burn fat and maintain muscles. Equipoise does not aromatase heavily, however estrogenic side effects, including water retention, are possible. That particular side effect can’t be tolerated during a cutting cycle. So, some bodybuilders who have detected water retention use Boldenone only during the first half of the cycle.
Side effects of Boldenone
Boldenone is a relatively safe androgenic anabolic steroid. It can be used by men, and even by women in low doses. Side effects from Boldenone use are possible, but for most healthy people they are insignificant or manageable. Side effects of Equipoise can be divided into 4 groups:
Estrogenic side effects of Boldenone: The steroid has almost the same estrogenic side effects as testosterone. Equipoise aromatases into estrogen though it’s not so strong for most individuals that the estrogen level could lead to gynecomastia or severe water retention. In order to decrease the estrogen level you can use Aromatase Inhibitors (AI’s) like Anastrozole or Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERM”s) like Clomid.
Androgenic side effects of Equipoise: The steroid can produce androgenic side effects such as hair loss, acne, deepening of voice, and hair growth all over the body. However, the androgenic activity of this steroid is two times lower than that of testosterone and therefore, the possibility of those side effects is very rare and is usually linked to genetic predisposition. As with all other steroids, the androgenic side effects can be combated by 5-alpha reductase inhibitors like Finasteride.
Cardiovascular side effects of Boldenone: The steroid negatively impacts on cholesterol ratios, though its impact is less than from any other oral steroid. So, it should not be extremely bad for healthy men. If you are going to use Anastrozole to decrease your estrogen level you probably should pay attention to your cholesterol levels during the cycle. If your cholesterol levels are bad before the cycle you probably should improve them before the cycle by adopting a healthy lifestyle and cholesterol friendly diet.
Testosterone side effects will definitely show up with the use of Equipoise. The natural testosterone production will be suppressed both during and after the cycle. During the cycle, you can remain in a low testosterone condition and still get benefits from the steroid, or just add testosterone in small doses. After the cycle is over, you should recover your natural testosterone level as soon as possible. In order to recover your testosterone level faster, you should use Clomid or Nolvadex.
The most common doses for men are between 300 to 500 mg per week. This dosage range is well-tolerated and allows you to get the desired results. Professional bodybuilders use higher doses, however such doses increase their estrogen level. You can administer it once or twice per week due to the long duration of the steroid. The average duration of the cycle falls between 8 and 12 weeks.
The most common dosage for women is between 50 and 75 mg per week. It’s better to divide the administration into 2 times per week in order to make side effects less likely. The average duration of the cycle for women is between 6 and 8 weeks.
How to buy Equipoise
Equipoise is a widely distributed steroid on the veterinarian and black markets. Unfortunately, there is a lot of counterfeited and low quality Boldenone on the market. Almost all big brands are highly counterfeited so, you have to be sure of your source if you are going to purchase Equipoise from the black market.
The price of Boldenone is relatively affordable. Buying Equipoise online is the simplest and most affordable way. But, this method comes with numerous potential risks. As I mentioned before, you can be outright scammed. You can get counterfeit production, you can get low quality production, and even if you are absolutely sure about your supplier, there still the risk connected with the law. In the US, buying Boldenone online is a violation of the law. The US law regarding steroids is the strictest in the world, and even for possession of steroids you can get real prison time. However, most likely, if you don’t have a record you will probably get away with only a big fine for the first offense. To reduce your risk with the law you should follow simple precaution rules.
Boldenone can also be purchased from local dealers. Usually, they sell good quality products but their prices are typically higher than on the Internet and it’s not very easy to find one.