Introduction to Equipoise
A lot of people don’t really know just how difficult it is to use anabolic steroids successfully. You see, there are so many of these compounds out there which makes choosing one of them almost impossible. And then each of these compounds is formulated for specific bodybuilding purposes. Some of these anabolic steroids are remarkable for building muscles, but they don’t do a decent job when it comes to cutting down on fat. Then we have steroids that do the opposite.
It gets even worse. Certain anabolic steroids will help you with building muscles, but then they’ll leave you with significant amounts of fat. With all of that fat, all the muscles you’ve put up will be covered, and hence you really won’t get the sort of definition most bodybuilders desire. On the other hand, we have cutting substances, but then a few of them will shred the fat and then go a step further to attack your muscle mass, and that’s unacceptable.
Getting the perfect anabolic steroid that can achieve this is, therefore, a very tricky affair. And even when you finally get such a compound, there will be a hefty price to pay for it. There’s always a price to pay when you are dealing with anabolic steroids.
Equipoise is one of such decent steroids. This anabolic androgenic steroid has been formulated to achieve incredible cutting benefits while keeping protecting your muscles. The steroid will even go as far as promoting minimal muscle growth as you continue to burn fat. From this description, you almost get the feeling that Equipoise is the holy grail of anabolic androgenic steroids but here is the deal: This steroid comes with several unpleasant and life-threatening adverse reactions that I wouldn’t wish on anyone.
There is also the fact that Equipoise just like many other anabolic steroids is illegal in most countries. Therefore, it can only be obtained from the black market. This means that you not only need to worry about the side effects of this compound but also on whether you are even taking the right substance, to begin with! There are so many fakes in the black market, and the last thing you’d want is to inject yourself with a highly contaminated steroid. Even worse, you might end up serving jail term or pay a hefty fee for possessing these drugs!
What is Equipoise?
Equipoise is a popular anabolic steroid also known as Boldenone Undecylenate or Parenabol. The steroid has a chemical structure similar to another equally popular steroid known as Dianabol. The difference is that unlike Dbol, Equipoise has a big undecylenate ester chain and it’s not 17AA. It is this difference that makes Equipoise an injectable oil-soluble substance that’s less harmful.
The unique structure of Equipoise is also the reason behind its ability to provide excellent anabolic benefits while keeping the risk of androgenic side effects as low as possible. It doesn’t stop there. Equipoise is also one of the few steroids with limited estrogenic adverse reactions. This allows both beginners and advanced bodybuilders to focus on transforming their bodies without worrying too much about medical complications. There is still a risk of adverse reactions though, and we will discuss them later on.
History of Equipoise
Records show that Equipoise is the oldest testosterone derivative out there. It opened the door and laid the foundation upon which many other anabolic androgenic steroids will come to thrive upon.
This compound was developed in 1949 by a company known as Ciba! It took several years before scientists came up with the final structure and composition that will make it usable to athletes. In the early 1960s, the chemical was being used on animals like horses. Scientists had also uncovered its potential in the medical sector where it was used to treat muscle wasting disorders and weight loss issues.
Ciba sold the patents of this steroid to another company known as Squibb. The company rebranded Equipoise to Boldenone and started selling it to horse breeders and veterinarians.
The highly anabolic nature of the compound made it very popular in the bodybuilding industry. Athletes picked it up and continued using it even after its approved pharmaceutical production was discontinued.
Benefits of Using Equipoise
Equipoise remains relevant to date due to various fitness benefits:
- Fat Loss
Equipoise is an incredible cutting steroid for simple reasons. First, is its incredible ability to promote fat loss. Using this steroid stimulates your body into burning adipose stored in different parts of your body. This gives you the lean appearance that you desperately need especially if you want to showcase your muscles.
The steroid will then go a step further to make sure that your cutting does not affect the muscle mass you’ve worked so hard to gain. Equipoise is so good at doing this, and that’s why a lot of fitness experts consider it as the best cutting steroid.
While all the fat is getting burnt away, the muscles will remain intact. You can imagine just how tone you’ll look at the end of all this.
- Muscle Growth
Equipoise is a derivative of testosterone with an anabolic rating of 100. Just like testosterone, this compound will create the perfect anabolic atmosphere that enhances muscle growth.
From the rating above, you can already tell that Equipoise is not the most potent bulking steroid. Yes, other anabolic androgenic steroids are better suited for you if what you need is massive muscle growth. But if all you need is a subtle increase in muscle and a bit of fat shredding to get that ideal shredded look, then Equipoise is perhaps the best option for you.
- Suppresses Estrogen
Estrogen is an enemy of every bodybuilder. This female sex hormone is crucial for specific functions in the brain, for healthy bones and to promote sex drive but at certain levels, estrogen becomes messy. When you have too much of this hormone, you start noticing fat gain, and this is a big problem. Gynecomastia (man-boobs) will develop, and that’s the last thing any man would want.
The discouraging thing is that a lot of anabolic steroids cause an increase in estrogen. When it comes to Equipoise, estrogen activities will be suppressed significantly. Yes, the steroid is aromatizable, but the rate of the conversion of testosterone to estrogen is very low compared to other anabolic steroids. As a result, Equipoise ensures that the risk of fat gain and “man-boobs” is kept as low as possible.
What are the side effects of using Equipoise?
Equipoise may not be the most powerful anabolic androgenic steroid there is, but it still comes with a couple of adverse reactions. Overdosing the steroid will increase the risk of these effects and may even make some of them permanent. You must also watch how long your cycles are when using this steroid.
Here are some of the adverse reactions of using this compound:
- Increase in bad cholesterol and a decrease in good cholesterol
- Cardiovascular diseases resulting from the poor LDL-HDL cholesterol balance
- High blood pressure
- Water retention
- Acne breakout
- Hair loss
- Oily skin
- Irregular hair growth
- Gynecomastia. The risk of developing man-boobs is reduced, but you can still experience the issue
- Production of natural testosterone will be suppressed. This is caused by a negative feedback loop created by this steroid
To deal with testosterone suppression and most of the other issues, the user must take a break after each cycle and go through PCT.
How to use Equipoise?
For beginners who are using this steroid for cutting, a dose of between 300 to 500mg per week is usually enough to yield the needed results while keeping the risk of side effects low. For best results, Equipoise should be used for 12 weeks before taking a break. It’s also best to employ the time on/time off approach when using this steroid.
Equipoise is not very effective for bulking, but it can be stacked with other substances to deliver remarkable results. In such a stack, most people use 600mg per week of Equipoise for 12 weeks and 30mg per day of Dianabol for 8 weeks.
Equipoise has a lot of problems surrounding it. You will have to deal with the side effects, and there is also the issue on legality. Possession and distribution of this compound is a criminal offence, and you can end up spending as much as 5 years in jail or pay up to $250,000! It is that serious.
If you are looking for excellent cutting results and you’re willing to risk it all, then Equipoise remains a decent option.