Equipoise is a popular anabolic steroid that is considered generally mild due to its high level of toleration among most men. In fact, this steroid’s mild nature makes it possible for some women to use without virilization effects; however, possible side effects of Equipoise do exist. While possible side effects of Equipoise exist, we will also find they are often easy to avoid. Overall, we will find the side effects of Equipoise to be very similar to testosterone, which isn’t surprising as this steroid is simply a modified version of the testosterone hormone. Nevertheless, with proper use we will find the side effects of Equipoise are very easy to avoid for most healthy adult men, and even some women.
*Estrogenic Side Effects of Equipoise:
The estrogenic side effects of Equipoise include gynecomastia and excess water retention. This steroid does aromatize; however, it only aromatizes at approximately 50% the rate of testosterone. This is enough to promote estrogenic activity, but it should be very easy to control. In fact, many men won’t have to do anything to control this factor, but some will need to use an anti-estrogen medication.
The estrogenic nature of Equipoise, although mild, is due to the testosterone hormone’s interaction with the aromatase enzyme. This leads the testosterone hormone to being converted to estrogen, and as estrogen levels rise this can promote the aforementioned effects. By including an anti-estrogen, such as an Aromatase Inhibitor (AI) or Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM) we can protect from these side effects of Equipoise. AI’s will be the most powerful as they directly inhibit aromatization, and as a result, lower serum estrogen levels. SERM’s do not inhibit aromatization or lower estrogen levels, but they do bind to the estrogen receptors preventing the hormone from binding. While AI’s are the most effective, many will find SERM’s are all they need, and this will be important to remember when we dive into the possible cardiovascular side effects of Equipoise.More: