Usage and Effects of DHB:
DHB, dihydroboldenone, or 1-testosterone, is a powerful anabolic steroid that has been a preferred choice among bodybuilders. It is a 5-alpha reduced form of boldenone (Equipoise) that works quite differently, often perceived as a DHT adaptation of equipoise.
Know about DHB:
In theory, DHB has a 200:100 ratio of anabolic to androgenic, as compared to testosterone’s ratio which is 100:100. So, we can see that testosterone is 50% less anabolic than DHB. However, the written ratio can be deceptive. In reality, DHB is very less androgenic, and as compared to other steroids, it does not lead to side effects like blood pressure and aggression. Apart from that, it is milder than other steroids due to which it does not put the burden on the kidneys as well. That being said, since DHB has a high anabolic level, it leads to a good gain in the lean muscle. As compared to equipoise, Deca Durabolin, and testosterone, DHB has the more anabolic level, that too without causing any aromatizing effects. As a result, you don’t need to worry about any estrogenic after effects like water retention, gynecomastia etc. However, if you wish to accumulate water weight overnight and gain pounds immediately, then DHB would not be able to give you the desired results.
One undesirable side effect of DHB is the pain you have to bear after the injection. The pain starts immediately after the injection and your muscle feels sore for several days continuously. However, you should not avoid taking DHB due to this side effect, as there are several ways to manage this kind of pain. For example, you can dilute a compound with the oil. Experienced users may also user sterilized grapeseed oil to manage the pain. Another way is to heat up the oil and then inject it slowly in little amounts one muscle at a time.
How to Use:
Typically, a DHB cycle starts with an oral dose of 400-500mg per week in conjunction with some long-estered testosterone. Usually, an aromatase inhibitor is also used to counter the increase in estrogen levels from testosterone. Supplements like N2Guard are also taken for added support.
How Users React:
Just like trenbolone, DHB also shows thermogenic effects that lead to insomnia and sweating at night. It does not affect your appetite and can lead to bulking and strength gain. Although its name seems similar to testosterone and equipoise, it has properties similar to trenbolone. Since DHB has suppressive properties like most steroids, it needs a post-cycle therapy to be followed, along with taking support supplement during the cycle.
Use by Women:
Androgenic compounds are known to cause virilization symptoms in women, such as enlarged clitoris, men-like hair on body and face, deeper voice, etc. Theoretically, DHB and testosterone have the same androgenic properties, but androgenic symptoms displayed by both are not the same, due to which females often avoid testosterone over DHB. Apart from that, its structure is much closer to equipoise and Primobolan than that of testosterone, due to which it displays lower risk of virilization.
To conclude, DHB is a strong steroid and only experienced women who know the risks involved with its use should take it. For females, the cycle starts at a low dose of 25mg per week, and it gradually increases until it reaches a maximum dose of 75mg per week.
Aromatization effects are often not experienced with DHB use, either used alone or with non-aromatizing compounds. It also does not cause any noticeable estrogenic effects, like decreased sex drive, lethargy, depression, etc. Since males require estrogen to function properly, it is often recommended to couple up testosterone with DHB. Addition of testosterone is also effective in giving an androgenic effect on your cycle.
Apart from that, the side effects of DHB are milder than trenbolone and are much similar to those of equipoise. If you are taking DHB in moderate amounts as per prescription, the side effects can be easily managed. Blood work, full post-cycle therapy, and support supplements should always be complemented with DHB.
Since DHB is often related to cypionate ester, its half-life is around 8 to 10 days. You need to take an injection every 4 to 6 days. After stopping taking DHB, it traces will still stay in your system for 4-5 weeks. However, it is also available in other ester and propionate forms, and the frequency of your injections and its half-life largely depends on the ester you are using.