Boldenone acetate is one form of Boldenone. It’s an anabolic androgenic steroid modified by the acetate ester. Esters influence a drug’s absorption rate and half-life or the length of time the drug provides its intended function or activity in the body. Usage trends, dosage and possible side effects should always be carefully reviewed by a bodybuilder prior to using the steroid.
In order to understand how this particular acetate version of boldenone differs from the normal one with the undecylenate ester, we must first understand what esters and half lives mean. The most popular version of Equipoise (EQ) is the undecylenate version with a half life of 14 days, whilst the acetate ester’s half life is just 3 days. Obviously, this is a huge disparity.
Contrary to popular belief promoted on most steroid forums, half life does not refer to how long a compound will be active in the body, and it actually takes several half lives before the compound’s esters totally clear your system. Furthermore, this is also dependent on how much time you have given the compound to ‘build up,’ since one or two injections is not the same as 10 injections. Once the compound reaches peak levels in your system, it will take approximately 3-4 half lives for it to clear out in most cases. Therefore, with the “Undecylenate” ester of Equipoise, it will take 5-6 weeks to leave the system compared to 1-2 weeks with the acetate version.
Hence, half life simply refers to the period of time needed for the concentration of the drug to be reduced by 1/2 of the given amount. Thus, in the case of the acetate ester, if you inject 100 milligrams (mgs) of acetate then after 3 days (length of time of half life) you will have 50mgs still present in the body; then after 3 more days only 25mg, and so on.
The beautiful part of anabolic steroids are the long lasting effects that reduce the frequency of necessary injections, which would be the main advantage of using long esters. After all, wouldn’t it be hard if you had to inject every couple hours? However, once you stop injecting the long ester it will take weeks to clear out. This is a very important issue because until the esters are completely gone, your HPTA will not be able to recover and produce hormones on its own again.
On the flip side, the advantage of short esters is that they are in and out of the body much faster, making a huge difference if you want to run numerous cycles per year, as the required time off would be decreased. Moreover, the short ester can be very beneficial if you are concerned with side effects bothering you.