Boldenone is a strong anabolic that also shows moderate androgenic and estrogenic effects. Kind of like weak testosterone. In structure it is not so different from testosterone, the main difference is the double bond in the first and fourth position. It is, however, quite good at causing gains, but mainly through combinations of androgenic potential and media other than the androgen and estrogen receptors.
Like most anabolic steroids, it increases muscle mass by increasing nitrogen retention and has a positive effect on protein synthesis and re-synthesis (re-synthesis). This is an action that is not necessarily induced by androgenic intermediaries as is the case with nandrolone. What causes boldenone that other steroids do not give? It ensures, in some way, the supply of the necessary ingredients for protein synthesis by increasing the appetite.
In this way, it helps to provide the large amount of food (especially protein) needed to achieve good gains when using AAS. This is a bigger advantage than you might think, as many people say that this factor is largely responsible for very good gains when using boldenone. This theory may stand up for itself as there is virtually no evidence of anabolic activity that would produce such gains.
Its estrogenic activity is low but present. This has more positive than negative effects. The aromatization of boldenone is too small to create real problems in normal doses (300 – 400 mg / week), and problems such as gynecomastia or excess fat are unlikely to occur. However, a slight aromatization is desirable as estrogen also mediates anabolic activity. May be responsible for better glucose utilization (restoring glycogen levels after exercise) and increasing growth hormone production. But most importantly, estrogen is responsible for upgrading androgen receptors by allowing the hormones that act on them to produce a powerful anabolic effect. This is the reason why hormones, which are strong androgens, but also aromatize strongly, allow you to get the best gains. In this case, boldenone is perhaps the most suitable steroid due to the moderate levels of estrogen which allow you to reap the benefits and avoid the side effects of aromatization. And undoubtedly, this proportion is responsible for increasing the appetite.
People involved in sports other than bodybuilding and strength sports will also benefit from boldenone as it stimulates the release of erythropoeitin in the kidneys. Erythropoeitin is a hormone known as EPO and is used massively by endurance athletes as it signals the body to increase the production of red blood cells (erythrocytes). Red blood cells are responsible for the transport of oxygen, which means that more oxygen will be transported which will allow you to improve your endurance over time before lactic acid is formed (causing pain and decreased activity). Briefly – it increases your efficiency. For bodybuilders this can be useful during the period of sculpting.
In this case, boldenone combined with a non-aromatizing steroid like Winstrol or Primobolan can be very useful for sculpting. The only problem may be the constant struggle with increased appetite. Therefore, it is a better idea to combine increased doses of boldenone with a mass steroid like testosterone or anadrol in order to achieve very large gains.
Good for cutting and power.
Side effects of boldenone
The side effects of boldenone are limited. At normal doses, 300 – 400 mg / week, the estrogenic effects are almost imperceptible, only in those who are hypersensitive to estrogen. In terms of androgenic side effects, long-term or very intensive use of boldenone may cause slight virilization, e.g. acne or hair growth on the body.
Connection and use
Boldenone needs to be injected weekly (staying active for over 4 weeks) but since it comes in 25mg / ml ampoules, users often choose to inject 25-50mg ED or EOD. Using 300-400 mg / week seems to be a good recommendation. It is not hepatoxic to any degree and therefore can be used in a long cycle. The appearance of underground (specially for doping) forms of boldenone in higher concentrations (200 mg / ml) made it easier to inject only once a week. Which is so much better that the release is faster and the cumulative (peak) effect much earlier. Speaking of the cumulative effect, it should be noted that the best results with boldenone are achieved when used with the charging phase. This usually means a high dose (600-800 mg / week) for the first two weeks and then the normal dose (300-400 mg / week) for the remaining 8-10 weeks.
Boldenone is most often used for making sculpture. For this purpose, it is combined with trenbolone, stanozolol and testosterone propionate. I am not a supporter of testosterone during the cutting cycle, although propate has been used by many with good results. Still, I do not recommend testosterone for cutting to beginners. Stanozolol is helpful in increasing muscle hardness and strength, while boldenone greatly enhances muscle features without over-aromatizing. The use of 50 mg / day of stanozolol in combination with 300-400 mg / week of boldenone should aim to maintain gains while increasing definition while helping to lose fat. Trenbolone would be a better choice for those looking for smaller, but drier, gains. For example, parabolan in doses of 76 mg EOD in combination with boldenone will provide very good gains in lean muscle mass without compromising the proportion or definition. Of course, any combination of the above will also be fine. Another example: 300 mg / week equipoise in combination with 76 mg / EOD parabolan and 50 mg / day Winstrol, optionally additionally 50 mg / day testosterone propianate.
Even though it is less talked about, I personally recommend boldenone in the bulking cycle. Due to its impact on muscle definition, it is most often used in sculpting, but if you had an agent that increases your appetite as much as boldenone, would you really use it for weight loss? It seems reasonable to combine it with testosterone esters such as enanthate or cypionate, instead of nandrolone, for good gains. It aromatizes less than nandrolone and doesn’t have that nasty progesterone effect, and because it increases your appetite, it would help you get the right amount of nutrients to build muscle. 300-400 mg / week of boldenone combined with 500 mg of sustanon or 500 mg of testosterone enanthate would create an amazing combination. Even for those who prefer dece, adding a small amount of boldenone will help boost your appetite. Boldenone is more powerful than Deca (mg to mg), but also safer and less suppressive (natural testosterone).
Boldenone is good for comparing to nandrolone and methenolone as it is very similar in action. The advantage of boldenone is that it can be an alternative to nandrolone when gaining mass, mainly due to drier results and greater anabolic potential, and it can also be an alternative to methenolone because with very little aromatization it is more powerful than Primabolan (mg to mg).
The use of auxiliaries (such as Clomid or Nolvadex) is rarely needed. It does not aromatize to a large extent, therefore the use of agents such as Clomid or Nolvadex is recommended only when combined with strongly aromatizing steroids such as testosterone. The aforementioned agents may be useful in restoring natural testosterone production (with PCT) due to the long-acting ester and moderate estrogen component. It usually takes about 4 weeks of PCT, starting 1.5 to 2 weeks after the last shot.