Boldenone: How strong is this anabolic steroid?

How to gain mass with Boldenone

To obtain meta-human levels of muscularity, bodybuilders, athletes, and seasoned gym rats will often turn towards anabolic steroids for that purpose.

Anabolic steroids are one of the most potent muscle-building compounds known to man. This is because they are often derivatives of testosterone, which is a naturally-occurring hormone that plays a vital of crucial role in the male body, including triggering muscle and bone growth, as well as enhancing libido.

By mimicking the effects of testosterone, but at a greater level, anabolic steroids allow an individual to reach levels of muscularity that they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to achieve naturally.

Nonetheless, there are very numerous brands of anabolic steroids, with each serving a specific function.

Boldenone Undecylenate is one of the most popular anabolic steroids for building lean muscle mass. Are you interested in this particular compound? This article will fill you in on everything you need to know about Boldenone Undecylenate.

What is Boldenone?

This popular anabolic steroid also goes by the name of Equipoise and has been around since the 1940s.

Initially, Boldenone was designed to help horses build lean muscle mass, but in the 1950s, it found use in the human realm and became quite popular among athletes and bodybuilders.

One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding Boldenone is that it is almost a replica of Deca Durabolin. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth as Boldenone is quite unique from other types of anabolic steroids in that it does not have any progestin characteristics.

You see, Boldenone is an altered version of testosterone where it possesses an additional double bond.  This reduces the androgenic and estrogenic effects of the resulting compound. 

Androgenic/Estrogenic effects are some of the appalling side effects of anabolic steroids. When an anabolic compound has these effects, it means that it can be easily aromatized into estrogen, which is the female hormone responsible feminine characteristics, including enhanced breast tissue development (gyno) and improved storage of body fat.

Boldenone, on the other hand, aromatizes at half the rate of testosterone. As such, it is half as likely to result in the side effects of aromatization as compared to other testosterone-based anabolic steroids.

Therefore, even though Boldenone might not be the most powerful muscle building steroid out there, the fact that it is less likely to result in estrogenic effects makes it quite appealing to athletes and bodybuilders as you can be assured of ‘cleaner’ gains. Additionally, Boldenone is also one of the few steroids that do not have a strong effect on the liver.

What are the Benefits of Using Boldenone?

Boldenone is quite helpful for the following purposes:

  • Increasing Lean Muscle Mass

Quite a number of bodybuilders and athletes use Boldenone as a bulking steroid during the offseason. Boldenone is quite effective at increasing lean muscle mass. However, it tends to take longer than other bulking steroids.

As such, the gains won’t come to you at the rate of potent mass builders such as Anadrol and Deca Durabolin. However, the fact that Boldenone does not promote retention the way other mass builders do makes it a great choice for individuals who want to see overall results.

Boldenone is often stacked with other anabolic steroids so that it can supplement the effects of those other compounds. For example, it is known to increase appetite and, therefore, if there is a steroid in your stack that suppresses appetite, you can use Boldenone to counteract that effect.

  • Increasing Strength Levels

Boldenone has also been shown to enhance strength, stamina, and performance significantly. This makes it an ideal steroid for athletes as it allows them to train more often without the risk of injury, which is what makes an athlete stellar at what they do.

Nevertheless, Boldenone stays detectable in the body for a long time. In fact, it can be detected for up to 5 months after its last administration. And since you do not want to be caught using a performance enhancer, you will have to be smart about how and when you use it.

  • Cutting

Boldenone is one of the most popular cutting steroids. This is because it helps you conserve lean muscle mass during the cutting phase, which is not an easy thing to pull off.

You see, cutting water and fat from your body to reveal muscle definition involves eating at a caloric deficit to force your body to burn fat for energy. This puts your body in a catabolic state where it has to feed on its ‘extras’ to obtain the calories it needs.

Unfortunately, in addition to consuming fat for energy, the body may also start trying to obtain the glycogen that is stored in your muscle tissues. When that happens, you may start losing all the precious lean muscle that you worked so hard for.

Boldenone has been shown to prevent that from occurring, thus allowing you to hold on to your lean muscle mass even as you lose fat.

This is why experts recommend using Boldenone during the cutting cycle.

What are the Side Effects of Using Boldenone?

Boldenone is, after all, an anabolic steroid. This means that it can cause a host of adverse reactions upon use. As stated earlier, most guys can tolerate it well. Women can also tolerate the steroid but at low doses.

The general idea, however, is that the side effects are more likely to occur when you use Boldenone at high doses and for longer cycles.

Some of the potential side effects include:

  • Androgenic Side Effects

An increase in androgen levels can result in side effects such as

  • Male Pattern Baldness

If you are genetically predisposed to balding, using Boldenone will only accelerate the rate at which you lose your hair. Additionally, even if you are not genetically predisposed, this compound is considered to be quite harsh on the hairline.

  • Virilization Symptoms

An increase in androgen levels in the body of a woman can result in the manifestation of virilization symptoms, which are characterized by the exaggeration of masculine characteristics.

For example, a woman who abuses Boldenone may develop excessive growth of facial and body hair, a deeper voice, and an enlarged clitoris.

Women on Boldenone are advised to cease using the steroid immediately if they notice any of those symptoms.

  • Increasing the Levels of Bad Cholesterol

Boldenone has been shown to increase the levels of bad cholesterol in the body. When that happens, your arteries may clog due to the accumulation of cholesterol deposits along their walls.

This increases your susceptibility to dangerous heart conditions such as a stroke or heart attack.

Therefore, ensure that you are regularly monitoring your cholesterol levels in addition to increasing the amount of Omega 3 in your diet.

  • Estrogenic Effects

Even though we mentioned that Boldenone use is less likely to result in estrogenic effects, this compound will still result in those effects if abused.

With increased estrogen levels in your body, you may develop problems such as:

  • Enhanced breast tissue development (gynecomastia)
  • Increased rate of water retention
  • High blood pressure

Keeping your dosage low and taking long breaks from Boldenone should help prevent these effects from manifesting.

  • Suppressing Natural Testosterone

Just like any other anabolic steroid, using Boldenone can inhibit the production of natural testosterone in your body. This is because Boldenone primarily feeds your body with testosterone and, thus, in a bid to prevent testosterone levels from getting out of hand, the body may suppress its own production of testosterone, and that’s a problem.

This means that you may have to rely on external sources for testosterone for the rest of your life, which only increases your susceptibility to the side effects of using anabolic steroids.

This is why you are advised to go through a post cycle therapy after you are done with a Boldenone cycle to return your natural testosterone levels back to normal.

Boldenone Dosage

A typical dose of Boldenone during a cycle is between 200 and 400mg per week. Advanced users such as pro-bodybuilders can use up to 600mg per week. However, you have to remember that the higher the dose, the more you put yourself at risk of unwanted effects.

Those taking low doses are advised to administer one injection per week while those taking over 400mg are advised to inject half that dose every 3 – 4 days rather than injecting it all at once.

A boldenone cycle should last between 8 and 12 weeks.

Final Thoughts

Anabolic steroids allow you to take your physical performance or muscle development to the next level.

However, regardless of how mild a steroid is, it can still trigger a host of deadly side effects. Therefore, we do not advocate for the use of anabolic steroids, especially for cosmetic purposes.

Nonetheless, if your livelihood relies on how good you look or how well you perform, then ensure that you first consult the advice of a licensed physician.

Boldenone is a relatively mild anabolic steroid that can come in handy when you are looking to add the finishing touches to an already incredible physique.