This product (Boldenone Undecylenate) is sold under different names in Belgium:
Features Bold-One in Belgium
Equipoise was actually created when trying to make a product that would be a long-acting injectable d-bol (Methandrostenolone). What was actually created was a product that in the real world does not act like D-bol, despite its chemical similarity. A simple way to think of Equipoise, chemically at least, is simply like Dianabol without the 17-alpha-methyl group (that's the thing that makes D-bol ingestable orally and not be destroyed by your liver). However, having had first-hand experience with Equipoise as well as D-bol, I can tell you that the results for each are very different.
To form Equipoise, a double bond was added between carbon atoms 1 and 2 of the Steran Core of Testosterone. What does it mean? Well, first of all, since Equipoise was created by a simple modification of the testosterone molecule, you might rightly suspect that it shares many similarities with it. Equipoise is just as anabolic as testosterone (as you can tell by its anabolic rating above), but only half as androgenic. These ratings can be quite misleading though, as I don't know of anyone who would claim that you can gain as much weight on Equipoise as you can on an equal amount of testosterone (even though the strength gains of the two compounds are very similar).
It is not very common to compare Equipoise to testosterone, however a much more common comparison is between Equipoise and Deca. I think it's because when Dan Duchaine introduced this compound to the steroid using community, he made an immediate comparison to Deca, speculating that it would act similarly to Deca, but a much stronger version of this one. Equipoise doesn't really act like deca at all, Deca is actually a progestin and a 19-nor derivative steroid whereas Equipoise is more closely related to testosterone (being only a different double bond rent). Duchaine then reversed his original statement on Equipoise and said it was disappointing as a mass builder compared to deca, but a far better drug for strength and vascularity gains. Unfortunately, the myth that Equipoises action is similar to Deca has persisted for nearly two decades after he revised his opinion. It's most evident on bulletin boards today, where many people advise not to include both in a cycle because 'they act the same way.'
Side effects in Belgium
The 1-2 double link that Equiliceise has is responsible for many of its characteristics. First, it works to slow aromatization (conversion to estrogen). The best guess is that it does this at around half the testosterone level (1). This is the best number found in studies. Athletes almost never report estrogenic side effects with Equipoise, even though the dose is one gram per week. Side effects caused by estrogen include oily skin, acne, and gynocomastia, and as I said, these are not usually found from Equipoise.Virilization (development of male sex characteristics in women) is almost never seen with this compound, when reasonable doses are used by female athletes. It is one of the few injectable compounds that could be successfully used by athletes and bodybuilders, and is not often adulterated.