Equipoise Boldenone Undecylenate
Boldenone Undecylenate is a testosterone derived anabolic androgenic steroid that is best known by the trade name Equipoise given to it by Squibb in the 1970’s.
For decades, it has been assumed that Equipoise was very similar to Deca Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate). This assumption was in part based on comments the late Deca Duchaine made about the steroid. However, the two compounds are not similar in any way; in fact, Duchaine would recant the statement, but the initial statement has been enough to keep the rumor alive. If Equipoise shares anything in common with another anabolic steroidal hormone, it would be testosterone, but EQ as it’s commonly known is unique in its own right. An important note regarding the differences in these two steroidal hormones; Nandrolone carries a strong progestin nature, while Boldenone carries no progestin characteristics.
Equipoise Functions & Traits
Equipoise (Boldenone Undecylenate) shares many similarities regarding direct enhancement properties with testosterone. Common shared properties include its ability to enhance protein synthesis, nitrogen retention in the muscles, inhibit glucocorticoid hormones and increase IGF-1 output. Equipoise is also well known for increasing red blood cell count, a trait shared by most all anabolic steroids. However, issues of concern have been noted regarding how much Equipoise can increase red blood cell count. But available data tends to support this only being a concern with extremely high dose use for extremely long periods of time. In many ways, the increase in red blood cells provided by Equipoise can be fast and rapid, but may not present a significant advantage or disadvantage compared to most anabolic steroids when used responsibly. Without question, a moderate increase in cell production would be very advantageous for most any athlete.
Standard Equipoise doses will normally fall in the 200-400mg per week range. Most men will find 400mg to be very well-tolerated and generally the minimal amount of EQ they’ll want to use. Many will also find 600mg per week to be extremely well-tolerated with side effects being extremely easy to control. However, such doses will increase estrogenic potential. Due to the long activity of the steroid, most men could easily get by with one injection per week, but splitting the weekly dose into 2-3 smaller injections will cut down on total injection volume. Further, some have reported side effects are even easier to control with a smaller more frequent injection schedule despite an extremely long half-life.
Regardless of the total dose, Equipoise should be used for a minimum of 8 weeks. This is a very common duration of use in cutting cycles. Many cutting plans will begin with 8 weeks of Equipoise with an additional 4-8 weeks without the hormone opting for non-aromatizing agents. During the off-season period of use, 8 weeks will again be the minimum, but most will find 12 weeks to be far more efficient. Bulking or cutting, you will find Equipoise to be an extremely versatile anabolic steroid that stacks well with all anabolic steroids.
For female use, 50mg of Equipoise per week is a standard dose. Virilization is avoidable with this dose but will be highly dependent on sensitivity. Some women may be able to tolerate 75-100mg per week, but should not attempt such a dose until they have become comfortable with 50mg per week. Most women will also find 6 week cycles of Equipoise to be as far as they want to take it, with occasional 8 week runs by those who tolerate the hormone well.