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(Boldenone and Methandriol)

Drive is a steroid that got a lot of press time about a decade ago when MuscleMedia2000 printed their now infamous interview with "Bodybuilder X."

In that article, BodybuilderX referred to Drive as a steroid that increases the effective of any other steroids you may be using in a cycle. This isnt really true, and Drive is simply a combination of Boldenone and Methandriol. Lets review Equipoise first; First of all, it act to slow aromatization (conversion into estrogen), and the best estimate is that it does so at roughly half the rate of testosterone. Athletes almost never report estrogenic side effects with Eq, even when the dose is up to a gram per week. In women Virilization (development of male sexual characteristics) is not common, and is actually almost never seen with this compound, when reasonable doses are used by female athletes. This is one of the few injectable compounds which could be successfully be used by female athletes and bodybuilders, and isnt often faked. Primo, Anavar, etc.. are usually faked on the black market.

The 5-AR enzyme converts a small amount of Boldenone into Dihydroboldenone (DHB), which is a very potent androgen. This is one of the rare cases I wish it were... you see, DHB (sold under the name 1-Testosterone for awhile) turned out to be a very effective anabolic while it was legally available on the market. As I said though, such a small amount of it is converted that its really of no concern or benefit to most athletes taking Eq.

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One of the most pronounced effects in Eq is its ability to raise your RBCs (red blood cells). This is very typical of anabolics, however, Eq would appear to do it to a slightly greater degree than mostIts probably the most versatile injectable compound, next to testosterone.

Athletes taking Eq often report a slow and constant buildup of quality muscle, due to the very long ester attached to the Boldenone; Undeclynate is a longer ester than the decanoate ester by one carbon. The accumulation of muscle from Eq to actually occur at a slightly slower rate than that found with Deca (nandrolone decanoate). This leads me to advise that if you are considering the use of Eq, you should consider using it for no less than 12 weeks. Since Eq is the prime muscle builder in this compound, you are looking at a very large dose of Drive in order to get a sufficient level of it. There are 25mgs of Boldenone and 30mgs of Methandriol per milligram of Drive. Can you say "2 bottles per week"?

Methandriol (MAD), as you know from its profile, is 5-androstenediol (5AD) that has had its chemical structure modified by adding a methyl group so the compound can resist being broken-down by the liver when taken orally. It has an anabolic (muscle building) effect of 20-60 (compared testosterone which has an anabolic rating of 100), so not much muscle gain can be expected from MAD use. It is also slightly androgenic, again when compared to testosterone which has an androgenic effect of 100 MAD only rates 30-60. Methandriol low androgenic properties may be a blessing and a curse, on one hand with its low androgenic effects the drug can be used without worries by prone individuals who suffer from prostate problems, hair loss and acne. It may also be used by female bodybuilders who wish to avoid the virilizing side effects of androgens once they stick to a reasonable dosage and cycle duration. On the other hand the benefits of using an androgenic steroid are lost, there is a direct correlation between a drugs androgenic levels and strength gains, highly androgenic steroids also tend to aid in fat loss by binding strongly to the androgen receptor (A.R). So not much muscle or strength gain from this one. So what the hell is it good for? Allegedly it is very synergistic with other drugs, notably, Nandrolone and Boldenone. Is it? Who knows? But Methandriol has been shown to have an affinity for glucocorticoid-binding sites so this may result in an anti-catabolic (muscle destroying) effect by inhibiting the muscle wasting effects of glucocorticoid hormones also the parent hormone of methandriol, 5-androstenediol (5AD) has been shown to promote favorable immune function . MAD is said to process a unique trait that no other steroid has, the ability to sensitize the androgen receptor (A.R) to other hormones or the ability to "unblock" the AR, but thats highly doubtful.

Due to the very low doses of actual steroid hormone in Drive, its place in a cycle is very negligible and I cant really recommend it too highly.

Methandriol (Methylandrostenediol)
    [17a-Methyl-5-androstene-3B,17B-diol.]
    Formula: C20 H32 O2
    Molecular Weight: 304.4716
    Molecular Weight (base): 304.4716
    Molecular Weight (ester): nil
    Formula (base): C20 H32 O2
    Formula (ester): N/A
    Manufacturer: Various
    Effective Dose (Men):30-50mg orally (daily)/ 300-500mg injectable (weekly)
    Effective Dose (Women):
    Active life: 2-3 days
    Detection Time: 6 weeks
    Anabolic/Androgenic ratio: 30-60/20-60

Boldenone Undeclynate
    (1,4-androstadiene-3-one,17b-ol)
    Molecular Weight(base): 286.4132
    Molecular Weight (ester): 186.2936
    Formula (base): C19H26O2
    Manufacturer: Various
    Effective Dose (Men): 200-600mgs/week
    Effective Dose (Women): 50-100mgs/week
    Active life: 15 days
    Detection Time: Up to 5 months
    Anabolic/ Androgenic ratio: 100:50



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