Course and dosage of Equipoise
Equipoise was developed by Ciba, the pharmaceutical company that developed Dianabol. Boldenone undesylenate (the chemical name of Equipoise) was intended as a type of longer-acting dibol injected into horses and cattle every six weeks. In these animals, Equipoise significantly improved appetite and net weight gain as well as general behaviour.
It is widely believed that no government agency has ever approved boldenone undeselenate for use in humans. In fact, Ciba has been manufacturing EQ for humans for nearly two decades, sold under the brand name Parenabol. Because of its ability to maintain connective tissue and bone mass, it is very commonly used in the treatment of osteoporosis and other similar conditions. However, this was the only reason why boldenone was manufactured and approved for use in humans.
Boldenone undeselenate is, however, very common among athletes who appreciate its anabolic properties and purchase either veterinary drugs or black market equipment.
When looking at boldenone undeselenate in terms of chemical structure, it is almost identical to methandrostenolone (Dianabol). There is only one structural difference between the two anabolic steroids – Dianabol is taken orally, so it is 17-alpha alkylated (17aa) for safety during processing in the liver. Equipoise, on the other hand, is not taken orally. Therefore, its structure lacks the 17a group. Instead, it contains an insoluble ester which ensures that the active substance dissolves very slowly in the body after injection.
For unknown reasons, Equipoise appears to be a very underrated steroid. Of course, one can agree that it does not cause extreme weight gain and is not fast. However, many forget that apart from its anabolic properties, the main benefit of Equipoise is weight maintenance. As a result, in its role as a combination steroid, it can be very useful in both the weight gain and the dry phase, as it helps to preserve most of the lean muscle mass.
In addition, Equipoise has very few side effects, so it can be used for long periods of time, which is necessary due to the slow rate of weight gain. Even if the weight gain is not immediately noticeable, you can be sure of a very rapid and significant increase in strength and endurance.
Dosage and use
Normally, bodybuilders inject 400-600 mg of boldenone undesilenate per week. On the other hand, experienced lifters try higher doses, sometimes up to 800 mg per week. In fact, this steroid is active in the body for 4 weeks, but a weekly injection schedule helps maintain more stable levels and higher concentrations of the active ingredient in the body.
In addition to endurance and strength, Equipoise also provides very high quality muscle mass. However, it is not a fast-acting steroid, so weight gain is slow and steady. Due to mild side effects, the time to recovery can be very long. The average Equipoise course lasts 14-18 weeks. Some bodybuilders extend courses up to 20 weeks, but such long courses require extra precautions and experience.
In combination with steroids such as Anadrol or Sustanon 250, Equipoise can be used successfully for weight gain. Such a course leads to significant muscle gain and good stiffness. The average dose for weight gain is 600 mg per week. For weight loss, it can either be combined with Winstrol and/or trenbolone or used alone. Incredible vein definition and relief is guaranteed. The average dose for dehydration is 400 mg per week.
The side effects of Boldenone undesilenate are very mild, and most of them are observed when very high doses are administered. Despite the fact that homogeneity is very poorly seasoned and estrogenic manifestations are rare, gynecomastia can theoretically occur if such a predisposition exists. The rare estrogenic effects that may occur are easily controlled by the use of supportive drugs such as Nolvadex and/or Proviron.
Some androgenic side effects may also occur. These include oily skin, acne and hair loss. However, these side effects are usually associated with the use of large amounts of boldenone undesylenate and rarely occur when this steroid is used in moderate doses.
Equipoise has features
Equipoise (Boldenone Undecylenate) is a structurally modified form of testosterone. It has a very slightly modified double bond at the first and second carbon positions. This double bond greatly reduces the androgenicity of the hormone and its estrogenic nature. It is then bound to a very large or long undeselenate ester which is responsible for regulating the release of the hormone after uptake into the body. The unescylene ester provides the maximum release of boldenone approximately 3 to 4 days after injection, followed by a slow and steady release of the hormone for approximately 21 days.
Due to structural changes, Equipoise aromatises approximately 50% faster than testosterone. Side effects of estrogens are possible but less likely than with testosterone. It is not as potent at building mass as testosterone, not even close, but the reduced estrogenic activity should allow a man to get cleaner benefits through supplementation.
Because of its direct testosterone-enhancing properties, Equipoise has a lot in common with testosterone. Common properties include: the ability to increase protein synthesis, preserve nitrogen in the muscles, inhibit glucocorticoid hormones and increase IGF-1 production. Equipoise is also known for increasing red blood cell counts, which is typical of most anabolic steroids. However, there are concerns about the extent to which Equipoise can increase red blood cell counts.
However, the available data confirm that this is only dangerous if very high doses are used for a very long time. The increase in red blood cell count provided by Equipoise may be rapid and sudden in many respects, but with responsible use it may not have a significant advantage or disadvantage over many anabolic steroids.