FACTS ABOUT DHB
Dihydroboldenone (DHB) boasts an impressive anabolic-to-androgenic ratio of 200/100, which is twice as anabolic as testosterone. However, caution should be exercised when interpreting these ratios for anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), as they can be misleading. Despite its high anabolic ratio, DHB is minimally androgenic, resulting in lower side effects such as aggression and blood pressure than other steroids. Additionally, DHB is mild compared to other compounds and exerts minimal stress on the kidneys.
DHB’s anabolic properties promote lean muscle gains more effectively than testosterone, equipoise, and deca-durabolin, without the aromatization that causes estrogenic side effects. Therefore, DHB is an excellent pre-contest hormone, but not ideal for those seeking water weight gains. However, post-injection pain (PIP) is a common negative aspect of DHB use, which can last up to several days. To alleviate PIP, users can dilute the oil with another compound or use sterilized grapeseed oil, as well as heat up the oil beforehand and inject it slowly in small amounts.
DHB has some thermogenic properties that cause sweating and insomnia at night, similar to trenbolone. However, DHB also yields impressive strength gains without diminishing appetite, making it a desirable bulker. Users regard DHB as trenbolone’s baby brother, but it is still suppressive like all steroids, so thorough post-cycle therapy (PCT) and support supplements are necessary during use.
Users usually begin with an oral and stack around 500-600mg per week of DHB with long-lasting testosterone. To offset testosterone’s estrogen increases, an aromatase inhibitor (AI) is recommended. A typical cycle consists of 500-800mg of DHB, 40-50mg of oral Winstrol daily, and 250-400mg of testosterone per week.
Females should be cautious when using androgenic compounds to avoid virilization symptoms such as deepening voice, enlarged clitoris, and facial/body hair. Although DHB is as androgenic as testosterone, it is less likely to yield androgenic symptoms. Additionally, DHB is structurally similar to Primobolan and equipoise, lowering the risk of virilization. Female users should begin with 25mg per week and gradually increase to a maximum of 75mg per week.
DHB’s lack of aromatization makes it unlikely to cause prominent estrogenic side effects. However, stacking with testosterone is recommended as males require estrogen for proper functioning, and testosterone provides an androgenic kick. Compared to trenbolone, DHB’s side effects are mild and should be manageable with responsible use. Blood work, support supplements, and thorough post-cycle therapy are necessary.
DHB is typically tied to the cypionate ester, with a half-life of 8-10 days. Injection frequency should be every 4-6 days, and it takes about 4-5 weeks to clear the system once DHB use has ceased. The necessary injection frequency and clearance time depend on the ester used.