Androgenic side effects, although much lesser than Testosterone, are still a possibility with Equipoise. Although Equipoise interacts with the 5AR (5-alpha reductase) enzyme, which is the enzyme responsible for the conversion of Testosterone into the stronger androgen DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), it does not convert into DHT but instead converts into Dihydroboldenone (DHB). Although it converts into DHB, studies have found Equipoise to undergo this conversion at a much lower rate than the conversion of Testosterone into DHT. Androgenic side effects can include: increased oily skin (sebum secretion), increased acne formation (linked to sebum secretion), bodily and facial hair growth, and the increased risk of experiencing male pattern baldness (MPB) if the individual possesses the genetic predisposition for it.
For the blood levels to be steady, equipoise needs to be administered at least once a week. In men, the common dosage is in the range of 400-600mg while in women it is around 50-150 mg per week. Stacking with Anadrol , Diabanol , or other injectable testosterone steroids like Sustanon or Testoviron depot can contribute to mass development. This steroid is a great hit among those who are preparing for contests as it does not aromatize well at all. Combining equipoise with Winstrol or Parabolan can greatly improve muscle hardness and density.
Equipoise is most effective when stacked with other performance enhancers. It should not be used for more than 16 weeks at a stretch. Users will notice improved blood flow and better blood volume as the cycle goes on. Effects are likely to appear a few weeks after you start the cycle.