The Equipoise steroid is one of the more popular among performance enhancers with strong similarities to testosterone. It is often a common mistake to compare the Equipoise steroid to the popular Nandrolone Deca-Durabolin but “EQ” as it is commonly known is not similar in nature or action and carries no reciprocal action revolving around progesterone as Deca does. The Equipoise steroid is however a very versatile anabolic steroid and can be well-suited for nearly any cycle and as it is generally well-tolerated it remains high upon the list of favorites.
Equipoise or Boldenone Undecleynate as it is chemically known is a steroid developed for use in horses hence the popular trade name linked to equestrian. Often referred to as a horse steroid the Equipoise steroid is a veterinarian grade steroid and is not manufactured in a traditional human grade form. Once developed this steroid proved to be very efficient for horses in providing them lean mass and strength and what’s good for a horse proved to be just as good for a man. Originally the idea was to create a slower longer lasting Dianabol type steroid but what was developed was a steroid that is much more testosterone related than anything else.
As a versatile steroid the Equipoise steroid greatly increases nitrogen retention and protein synthesis; a trait shared by many anabolic steroids but it definitely carries other traits worthy of note. The Equipoise steroid is well-equipped in increasing the release of erythropoietin more so than many other hormones of a performance nature. This is of both an interesting and important note as erythropoietin is a hormone responsible for red-blood cell output and production and this means our red blood cell count goes dramatically up.
Only mildly androgenic yet decently anabolic the Equipoise steroid carries one potential trait that many performance enhancers find of particular interest and it is that of appetite stimulation. Many performance enhancers supplement with this anabolic steroid during their off-season in order to eat the necessary needed calories per day to grow that would otherwise be impossible to consume. Yes, absolutely, the Equipoise steroid also plays a positive role on our total metabolic function allowing for a more pleasing physique despite excess calories. This is not a license to eat but the individual who supplements with the steroid will be able to consume and process a larger amount of calories than he would be without EQ.
As stated the Equipoise steroid is well-suited for any cycle. For the bulking cycle EQ will produce nice even gains but one should not expect massive buildups in size due to the steroid yet most of the mass obtained although slowly building will be that of lean tissue as this steroid does not aromatize heavily. Men who supplement with EQ also find the strength boost to be a very welcomed trait as this greatly helps them with hard off-season training. While bulking is a fine use the Equipoise steroid is perhaps best served during a cutting cycle assuming you can control the appetite stimulation; it should be noted the appetite stimulation will affect everyone differently. During a cutting cycle EQ is very well-suited in preserving lean tissue under a calorie restricted diet and again its strength increasing effect can be very useful. While these are fine traits where the Equipoise steroid really shines is in how it affects the condition of the individual by providing a harder more vascular appearance. In any case, regardless of purpose, for vanity or athletic performance EQ is always a fine choice.