Equipoise has come a long way to become one of the most popular and recommended body building drugs after being initially developed as a veterinary anabolic steroid. Equipoise (also known as Ganabol, Boldenone, and Ultragan) is a highly anabolic and moderately androgenic steroid.
The chemical formula of Equipoise is C19H26Oand its chemical name is 1,4-androstadiene-3-one,1 7b-ol). It has the molecular weight of 286.4132 g/mol at base and provides an exceptional anabolic/androgenic ratio of 100:50. It has the chemical structure of 1,4-androstadiene-3-one,17b-o. Equipoise can be detected over a period of four to five months and has an active life of nearly 14-16 days.
Equipoise is generally cheaper than Deca Durabolin and is commonly used to replace Deca without losing on the benefits that may have been offered by Deca in most cycles. One of the biggest benefits of Equipoise is that its use is associated with very little amount of water retention and aromatization. Moreover, use of this performance enhancing drug is associated with an ensuing increase in appetite and this is a good enough reason for sportsmen and others to include Boldenone in a bulking steroid cycle. This anabolic steroid is as anabolic as testosterone and is half androgenic as testosterone. Budding as well as professional sportsmen admire this performance enhancing drug as it helps them gain solid and hard muscles and is a perfect pre-contest drug. Equipoise can be effectively used for both cutting and bulking cycles because of its well-balanced effects. This steroid is not hard on the hair line as it gets converted to DHN (a very mild androgen in comparison to DHT) via 5- alpha reductase though only a small amount is actually converted.
The mild nature and steady gains produced by Equipoise are complemented with an increase in appetite and the ability to eat more food while making efforts to gain weight in the offseason makes it an instant hit with sportsmen. In addition to these advantages, Equipoise use is also linked with enhancements in terms of the number of red blood cells and the percentage of red blood cells (hemoglobin and Hematocrit), which further translates into greater “pumps” during intense workouts. Furthermore, body strength and muscle mass gains made with this steroid are more pronounced with Equipoise than with any other steroid or performance enhancing drug. Since Boldenone stimulates the release of EPO (erythropoietin) in the kidneys, sportsmen using the steroid can expect an increase in count of red blood cells (production of erythrocytes). Since erythrocytes are oxygen carriers in the body, a higher maximal oxygen capacity is produced with an increase in their concentration that leads to improved performances because of a delay in the onset of fatigue, which results in buildup of lactic acid. Use of this performance enhancing drug is also associated with moderate reductions of HPTA function and promotion of solid, meaty muscle fiber when complemented with strength exercises and healthy lifestyle.
It can be stacked with Winstrol (Stanozolol), Oxandrolone, Testosterone enanthate, Testosterone cypionate, and Testosterone propionate in an anabolic steroid cycle of six to eight weeks for promoting anabolic activity while keeping estrogenic side effects. The reason why boldenone is commonly stacked with testosterone is because this would negate any libido changes that may be experienced by a user and a combination of Equipoise and Testosterone is second to none for experiencing dramatic increases in terms of lean body mass. Boldenone can be used for long periods of time during extensive cycles since Boldenone is not hepatoxic to any serious extent. It is also stacked by some sportsmen with trenbolone acetate, Halotestin, or Winstrol during a cutting cycle to experience solid muscle density and hardness gains. The steroid may even be stacked with Oxymetholone (Anadrol) or an injectable testosterone like Sustanon 250.
If that was not all, anabolic steroids and performance enhancing drugs that tend to raise liver values like 17 alpha alkylated steroids can be stacked with Boldenone as liver toxicity is not or rarely associated with the compound. Male bodybuilders often use Equipoise in doses of 200-600 mg every week for about twelve to twenty weeks as per their objectives and female bodybuilders use it in doses of 50-125 mg every week for eight to twelve weeks. The minimum dose is between 300-400 mg per week for males and women can experience results of Boldenone at doses ranging from 50-150 mg per week for less experienced users. A proper post cycle therapy (PCT) with HCG and Clomid/Nolvadex is highly recommended after a waiting time of around two or three weeks before the PCT can be started so that Equipoise can be cleared from the body to make the cycle therapy more effective. An anti-aromatase such as Cytadren or Arimidex may even be used to make the cycle more tolerable.
In order to get the best out of Boldenone, users should emphasize on a diet high in protein and calories, along with a proper training regimen and must use the anabolic steroid as directed. The use of this steroid should always be made for legal purposes and under medical supervision. By doing this, users can expect to add quality lean muscle on a consistent basis throughout an anabolic steroid cycle.
The abuse or use of low grade Equipoise can cause side effects such as negatively-affected lipid profile, virilizing effects in women, high degree of water/salt retention, gynecomastia, increased hair growth, acne, aggravation of male pattern baldness, and sexual side effects. Equipoise users can expect the drug producing detectable metabolites in the urine several months after use because of the characteristics of high oil solubility of long chain esterified injectable steroids. When used in an injectable form, users should make it a point to rotate injection sites on a regular basis and follow healthy administration practices so as to avoid irritation or infection and staying away from abscess formation and sharing of needles.
Equipoise must be stored at a controlled room temperature of 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) with excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F) and kept away from unauthorized use, pets, sunlight, moisture, and children.