I decided to post information that I gathered from the web for those wanting to start researching DHB, 1-Test cyp because it has become such a popular choice of compound to run and I figured I could help get the information search going.
4-Dihydroboldenone is a metabolite of boldenone. Boldenone is an androgenic anabolic steroid (AAS) intensively used for growth promoting purposes in animals destined for meat production and as a performance enhancer in athletics. Therefore its use is officially banned either in animals intended for consumption or in humans. Because most anabolic steroids are completely metabolized and usually no parent steroid is excreted, metabolite identification is crucial to detect the illegal use of anabolic steroids either in humans or in livestock. Androgenic anabolic steroids are defined as natural, synthetic or semi-synthetic drugs chemicals derived from testosterone, used with the aim to improve physical performance by increasing both muscle strength and mass. Despite their reported toxicological effects on the cardiovascular, hepatic and neuro-endocrine systems, the AAS have been extensively used in sports activities. (PMID: 2663904, 16195040, 16292586, 1663826, 16799097, 16888758, 16923823, 9249887).
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1-testosterone (dihydroboldenone), or DHB for short, is an anabolic steroid that has some unique properties of interest to bodybuilders. Interestingly, in spite of the fact that the name can be confusing, in no way is DHB testosterone. In fact, it is simply the 5alpha reduced form of Equipoise (boldenone), which acts in a completely different way. Therefore, you can think of it as a dihydrotestosterone (DHT) version of equipoise.
Chemical name: 17beta-hydroxyandrost-1-en-3-one, 5alpha-androst-1-en-3-one, 17beta-ol
Table of Contents
1 Facts about DHB
2 User experiences
3 Typical cycle
4 Female use
5 Side effects
6 Half life
*Facts about DHB
On paper, DHB has an anabolic to androgenic ratio of 200/100. If these figures don’t tell you much, we can remind you that testosterone’s ratio is exactly 100 (1[00:10]0), so DHB is twice as anabolic as testosterone. However, lets not forget that ratios given to anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) can be misleading. Hence, DHB is actually very minimally androgenic, so such side effects as aggression and blood pressure are going to be lower than with other steroids. Moreover, compared to other compounds, DHB is very mild, so it does not cause major stress on the kidneys.
As mentioned above, DHB is very anabolic, which means it should give you some nice lean muscle gains. Interestingly, DHB is more anabolic than testosterone, equipoise, and deca durabolin. Furthermore, to put icing on the cake, it does not aromatize. Therefore, there is no need to worry about estrogenic side effects like gynecomastia or water retention. All in all, it is a great pre-contest hormone, and if you are looking for a compound that will give you slobs of water weight gains, and move the scale, then DHB isn’t for you.
Unfortunately, one of the negative aspects with DHB is the prominent post injection pain (PIP) that some users report experiencing. This occurs after injection and can feel like your muscle is very sore for up to several days. However, the PIP is no reason to avoid DHB, since there are ways to combat this. For instance, I recommend diluting the oil with another compound of your choice, or if you are experienced, use grapeseed oil (sterilized). Meanwhile, some users are well off by heating up the oil beforehand as well, and injecting slowly small amounts at a time per muscle.
Many users claim that DHB has some thermogenic properties, similar to trenbolone, in terms of sweating and insomnia at night. On the flipside, DHB gives very nice strength gains without hurting appetite, so it can be a very nice bulker. Although it may share its name with equipoise or testosterone, users consider DHB more as trenbolone’s baby brother. Just like all steroids, DHB is suppressive, so a thorough post cycle therapy (PCT) should be implemented, and support supplements should be taken on cycle.
Users will usually kickstart their cycle off with an oral and then stack around 400-500 milligrams (mg) per week of DHB with some long estered testosterone. When you do this, you should also run an aromatase inhibitor (AI) to offset the estrogen increases from testosterone, and you should also use such support supplements as N2Guard.
Virilization symptoms such as deepening voice, enlarged clitoris, and facial/body hair can occur when females intentionally, or accidentally, run androgenic compounds. As stated above, although DHB on paper is as androgenic as testosterone, that doesn’t mean that it will yield as much androgenic symptoms as testosterone, so females usually chose DHB over testosterone. What’s more, DHB is structurally more similar to primobolan and equipoise than to testosterone, so the virilization risk is lower.
In the end I would only recommend DHB to very experienced females who are aware of the risks, as DHB is in no way a weak steroid. Female users should start low at 25 milligrams (mg) per week, and work their way up to 75mg per week at the most.
Since DHB does not aromatize, if used by itself or stacked with other non-aromatizing compounds, it will not cause prominent estrogenic side effects, such as lethargy, low libido, and depressed mood. For this reason it is a good idea to stack some testosterone with it, as males also need estrogen to function correctly, plus the testosterone will give the cycle an androgenic kick as well.
Other than that, the side effects are not bad compared to trenbolone, and are probably more in line with equipoise, and should be easy to deal with as long you are using and not abusing. As stated above, support supplements, blood work, and a full post cycle therapy (PCT) should be used at all times.
DHB is usually tied to the cypionate ester, hence the half life in that case would be of approximately 8-10 days. It is wise to inject every 4-6 days, and once you stop using DHB, it will take about 4-5 weeks to completely clear your system.
However, DHB is also found in propionate and other ester forms as well. Therefore, the frequency of the necessary injections and the clearance time will greatly depend on the ester you use.
Dihydroboldenone or DHB is an anabolic steroid having unique properties that are beneficial to the bodybuilders. It’s anabolic to androgenic ratio is 200:100 in comparison to testosterone’s anabolic to androgenic ratio of 100:100. This means that it is two times more anabolic than testosterone. This anabolic compound is minimally androgenic; therefore the side effects such as blood pressure and aggression are much lower than other steroids. Further, in comparison to other compounds, it is pretty mild in nature and does not cause stress to the kidneys. This medication is highly anabolic but does not aromatize because of which it does not cause estrogenic side effects.
Most of the users claim that 1-testosterone or dihydroboldenone possesses thermogenic properties like Trenbolone, such as sweating. It gives strength gains without disturbing the appetite. It shares its name with Equipoise but the users consider DHB as the baby brother of Trenbolone. It is suppressive in nature so a post cycle therapy should be implemented along with the support supplements. Though this compound is same androgenic like testosterone, yet it does not yield the same androgenic symptoms like testosterone and therefore, the females choose it over testosterone. The virilization symptoms that occur in females when they run androgenic compounds are quite less with this medication.
*Proper dosage recommendations
In a typical dosage, the users start their cycles orally and then stack with 400-500 mg of this medication in a week with a long estered testosterone. When this is done, it is recommended to run an AI or aromatase inhibitor to offset the estrogen effects from testosterone use. This compound is recommended only for the experienced female users because it is not a weak steroid. Structurally, it is quite similar to Primobolan than testosterone that lowers the virilization risks. Still, to be on the safe side, female users should start with a low dosage of 25 mg per week with 75 mg dosage per week as the highest dosage.
On an average, the male bodybuilders typically take dosages of 200-400 mg per week. The half-life of this drug is approximately 8-10 days. It is injected in every 4-6 days and once it is stopped, it takes 4-5 weeks to clear the system completely. The medically recommended dosages for this drug are not available as it is not a medically prescribed one for athletic performance. It is not a highly rated anabolic steroid but is very potent. Women should use it cautiously because there are possibilities of virilization symptoms. Pregnant women or intending to become pregnant should completely avoid its use.
*Availability of this medication
1 testosterone or dihydroboldenone is available in the black market as injectables. It is also available online. When these anabolic steroids are bought online, the buyers must be aware of the background of the seller. There are numerous vendors who sell anabolic steroids. All the drugs that are sold are not equally effective therefore, it is imperative to do some research about the seller before buying the product. You will find this medication in different esters; Cypionate, Ethyl carbonate, Propionate, and Propyl Carbonate. The users should choose according to the injection frequency and the versions made available.
These are just a couple of the many reads online that you can find. I hope that this can get you started and of course real life experience trumps reading articles anytime so if any members have experience with DHB. Please let us know about your experience.