Although clearly not as effective as mechanical blood doping, or even the newer practice of erythropoietin injections, anabolic/androgenic steroids still do enhance Red Blood Cell concentrations. Whether or not this will consistently equate into an increase in aerobic capacity in healthy athletes remains a matter of speculation and debate, however their base effect on the process of erythropoiesis does not. Since bodybuilders are rarely concerned with things such as overall oxygen uptake capacity and optimal aerobic performance, no doubt this debate is not of tremendous interest to the average reader. Perhaps of greater interest though is the simple understanding of the mechanism involved in erythropoiesis, and how anabolic steroids interact with this process. I hope also evident through this piece is the more primary focus on the different agents, and the fact that the enhancement of red blood cell production is a trait shared by all anabolic/androgenic steroids. Certainly those mentions of the vast superiority of one agent such as Anadrol or Equipoise over all others should be ignored.
A user's lipid profile will be negatively affected, as with any steroid, but not to the same degree as with a strong androgen. Boldenone undecylenate can convert to DHN (a very mild androgen in comparison to DHT) via 5- alpha reductase, however only a small amount will actually be converted meaning that the compound it is not hard on the hair line 4,5 . However, like most other compounds if you are prone to male pattern baldness, boldenone undecylenate can speed or make the condition more pronounced. Prostate problems are also unlikely to be experienced.
Equipoise is not advised to children and is also not recommended for girls and women, who are pregnant or breastfeeding or may get pregnant while using this steroid. Boldenone is also not advised to people who are diagnosed with severe health conditions like high blood pressure, stroke, kidney damage, liver damage, prostate cancer, breast cancer, or testicular cancer. People diagnosed with high blood fats (cholesterol), bone problems (such as osteopenia, osteoporosis), stroke or blood clots, heart disease (such as chest pain, heart attack, heart failure), high blood pressure, kidney problems, and liver problems should also refrain from using Equipoise.