My question is if results will be seen quicker with bold cypionate compared to the "standard" equipoise with the undecylenate ester. I am just curious as to whether you could run a 12 wk cycle incorporating the bold cyp and receive its full potential. I know that it is recommended to run EQ at least 16 weeks because it takes longer to kick in because of the long undecylenate ester. Other than the time frame to experience maximum benefits, I am assuming the effects are the same since boldenone is the active steroid. Is my reasoning totally off base here or have I made correct assumptions?
Agreed! The apples and oranges argument is getting old and blanket statements can be dangerous to the uninformed.
I happen to have Gilbert's Syndrome (my body produces an excess amount of RBC) This is a hereditary condition that has no visible symptoms. The only reason I know I have it is because I believe in regular and thorough blood tests. Now someone with this particular condition who chooses a long EQ cycle runs the risk of "blood sludge" being that EQ increases RBC count. Now, as I do enjoy a good EQ cycle now and again by being well informed in compound effects and sides as well as my own physiology I have learned I can run EQ successfully by expelling a pint of blood a wk. (may sound a little creepy but I'm a solutions guy)
Now this is just an example of how the one size fits all advice and preference pushing can go wrong. Its one thing to have personal preferences, its another to be pushing this as better than that to a majority crowd of novices
Equipoise can produce androgenic side effects such as acne, accelerated hair loss in those predisposed to male pattern baldness and body hair growth. However, the overall androgenicity of this steroid is greatly reduced due to the structural nature that creates EQ in its double bond at the carbon one and two position. Such side effects of Equipoise are still possible, but they will be strongly linked to genetic predisposition, but most will find the threshold is fairly high.
When combating the possible androgenic side effects of Equipoise, it’s important to note they are brought on by the steroid being metabolized by the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. This metabolism will reduce Boldenone to an extremely potent androgen in dihydroboldenone, far more potent than dihydrotestosterone (DHT); however, the total dihydroboldenone activity has proven to be extremely low in human beings. You will further find the androgenic nature of Boldenone will not be significantly affected by 5-alpha reductase inhibitors like Finasteride that are often used to combat the reduction to DHT.
Due to the androgenic nature of Equipoise, women may potentially experience virilization symptoms. Virilization symptoms may include body hair growth, a deepening of the vocal chords and clitoral enlargement. However, the low androgenicity will make this steroid possible to use for some women without such symptoms. At the same time, the extremely slow acting nature of the compound can make it difficult to control regarding blood levels, and alternative steroids may be preferred. Without question, individual sensitivity will dictate a lot. If Equipoise is used and virilization symptoms begin to show, use should be discontinued immediately at their onset and they will fade away. If symptoms begin to show and are ignored, the symptoms may become irreversible.