Equipoise has anti-estrogen properties through an enzymatic process. this process takes time to build up.. but the longer your on EQ the more anti-estrogenic effects you get.
However, it depends on your goals you may not want or desire these anti-estrogen effects (as estrogen in the presence of elevated androgens is extremely anabolic, increases IGF production, HGH output, and hepatic HDL production). It is hard to put on muscle when your E levels are low. sometimes adding a compound like Dbol or Ment just to get additional estrogen conversion can be beneficial to a cycle, let alone thinking of taking an AI and hindering estrogen from the start.
It’s all person and context dependent. There are a time and a place to keep estrogen in the normal range. There are time and place to let it skyrocket and enhance muscle growth. It really depends on the situation.
But AI’s are not generally “needed” by any means. And in fact, some people will go so far as to say they are dangerous and unhealthy and shouldn’t even be part of a TRT protocol let alone a cycle.
Even if your estrogen sensitive and prone to gyno. There is a whole heck of a lot of ways to run AAS with no need for an AI as 80% of the steroids available for us to use don’t even convert to estrogen in the first place, and as previously stated some of them are anti-estrogenic.
Its generally only the “test only cycles ” crowd that see a need for AI’s. But for guys that run mainly anabolics, AI’s are never generally needed.
Equipoise reviews from customers
(1) I’m on Equipoise myself atm and I’m loving the effect it’s having on my physique as I’m harder and fuller, though some of that fullness is because I’ve been eating a lot more food. I’m already up 8 lbs in just a few weeks. Some of that is def water but I feel great on it and it’s never been so easy to eat this much as EQ has a very positive impact on appetite.
(2) I did consider the 19nor route but thought that starting with EQ would be a better path with my appetite. I have had experience with Tren and Deca, and both are great (With Tren I hit ~220, the most I’ve ever weighed). Given the onset of Fall and Winter and my planned Dr visits, I have the opportunity to run a cycle and I need to take advantage of it. I’m still working on finding good supplies, so that can be a bit of a hindrance. I can run the EQ at 600/wk. If I can move my Dr appt back a bit, I’ll try to get the length to 14 or 15 weeks, but I’d like at least 6 weeks to get back to the TRT baseline (yes I know more time to establish this would be ideal) before my Dr visit.
All of this is still a plan and nothing has started other than the preliminary gathering. I will consider the 19nor. Perhaps I should just run the EQ @ 600 and keep TRT at 150/wk and shoot for 14 to 16 weeks. Furthermore, I don’t need all the androgenic effects other than to keep me healthy and gaining muscle. I have enough kids, and no desire to screw everything that moves.
I’ll hold the Anastrazole @ 0.25mg per shot day.
Suggestions on Testosterone Enanthate and Equipoise cycle
If you’re on TRT, you don’t need PCT so when a cycle ends, it just ends. If you are not on TRT you need to do PCT. To run two cycles practically back to back is not a great idea. Even if you’re on TRT, it’s a good idea to give your body some time to recover before you run the second cycle.