Boldenone Undecylenate (Equipoise)
Boldenone is a anabolic steroid originally developed for veterinary purposes. It has moderate androgenic properties and strong anabolic ones. Equipoise was created by Ciba in the fifties and had a clinical application. Its main effect is to improve the appetite in animals. Undecylenate ether was designed for a peak release of a substance within 15-25 days.
Pharmacological action of Boldenone Undecylenate
Boldenone is a modified form of testosterone. It is characterized by the introduction of a double bond between carbon atoms. Interesting fact, Equipoise and Methandienone (Dianabol) is structurally almost similar. Boldenone uses Undecylenate ester in 17 beta position while Methandienone has the same effect with methyl group at position 17 alpha position. Equipoise does not increase muscle mass as fast as testosterone, but it gives a slow and gradual increase in quality muscular tissues. Therefore, the cycle of Boldenone should be long, at least 8-10 weeks, moreover it does not have strong side effects.
Boldenone Undecylenate Steroid profile
Active life: 14-22 days
Drug Class: Anabolic/Androgenic Steroid (injectable)
Recommended Dose: Men 200-1000mg/week, Females 50-100mg/week
Liver Toxic: None
Water Retention: Rare
High Blood Pressure: No
Aromatization: Moderate, about 50% of testosterone
Decrease HPTA function: Moderate
DHT Conversion: Low
Detection time: 6-18 months
Cycle: Bulking and Cutting
The effects of Boldenone Undecylenate
Bodybuilders who use Boldenone report that this drug provides lean muscle gains, increase in appetite, overall strength and endurance increase and fat burning. Equipoise usage allows the body to produce more red blood cells by stimulating the release of erythropoietin by the kidneys (EPO -hormone that activates red blood cell production in bone marrow). As a consequence it increases endurance by enabling the blood to deliver more oxygen to tissues. Taking 800mg/week of Boldenone, users may expect following effects:
- Rapid increase of red blood cells
- Excessive appetite
- High-quality and lean muscle growth
- Enhancement of the delivery of oxygen to the muscle tissues
- Muscles hardness and increase of vascularity
Boldenone Undecylenate Dosage
The usual dosage of Boldenone for male athletes ranges from 200mg to 800mg each week. In order to provide better results, the first two weeks bodybuilders take the drug in higher doses and keep using it for 8-10 weeks. Recommended Equipoise dosage for women is 100mg per week. 50mg of Equipoise is considered relatively safe dose and does not lead to virilization and other undesirable side effects in women. Boldenone is multipurpose anabolic steroid, like a testosterone it may be applied during bulking and cutting periods, and stacked with almost all other injectable and oral steroids.
Side effects of Boldenone Undecylenate
- Has weak estrogenic side effects
- Water Retention
- Suppression of natural testosterone production
Talking about Equipoise side effects, we can safely say that though this drug refers to androgens, but almost does not have any serious estrogenic side reactions. Practically, Boldenone does not cause acne, alopecia, increased hair growth, skin greasiness, or other negative effects that are connected with the process of aromatization.
Boldenone Undecylenate common brand names
Equipoise (Boldenona-E) manufactured by SP Laboratories
Boldesten-100 manufactured by British Dragon Pharmaceuticals (Hong Kong)
Bolde 250 manufactured by Genesis (Europe)
Boldever manufactured by Vermodje SRL (Moldova)
Ganabol manufactured by Laboratorios V.M (Colombia)
Equipoise manufactured by Squibb (Mexico, USA)
Venobol manufactured by Ciba – Geigy (Germany, Switzerland)
Equipoise Dosage Recommendations
As the half-life of Boldenone Undecylenate is 14-16 days, there is no need to inject Equipoise (or EQ for short) more than once a week. The most common weekly Boldenone dosage is 50-150 mg for women and 400-800 mg for men. Doses higher than 1000 mg per week do not show additional benefits.
The longer the cycle of Equipoise is, the more positive effects of the drug are seen. However, the recommended cycle length is 2-2.5 months. Short courses do not bring sufficient results.
Boldenone Undecylenate is very similar to testosterone and sometimes it is considered as side-effect-free version of primary male hormone. Anabolic characteristics of Equipoise are equal to endogenous testosterone, while its androgenic activity is half as much.
Boldenone side effects are usually mild and not pronounced compared to other anabolic steroids. But the common side effects may still occur. They include: acne; oily skin; hair loss; water retention; high blood pressure. Other rare and untypical side effects are insomnia, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue and renal insufficiency. Discontinuation of drug can lead to mood changes such as aggression, rage, paranoia, and depression.