Equipoise is an anabolic steroid that could be categorized as a moderately popular anabolic steroid. It is not quite as popular as the top three (Dianabol, Deca Durabolin, and Winstrol) but happens to still retain a fairly reasonable amount of common use and popularity. For those looking to buy Equipoise on the anabolic steroid market, there will be no disappointment as to its availability, as it is a very widely purchased and sold anabolic steroid. It should not be excluded on any list of product a source or anabolic steroid vendor should be carrying. Being that it is also primarily a veterinary product, a large degree of veterinary grade Equipoise will be found in circulation. Many counterfeit Equipoise products are also very common, and this should be made clear first before anything else. As far as veterinary and/or pharmaceutical grade products are concerned, there is not as wide of a selection as compared to a far more popular anabolic steroid, such as Nandrolone or Testosterone.
Pharmaceutical Grade, Underground Labs, and Veterinary Grade
Those looking to buy Equipoise of either type will always be confronted with two primary categories or grades of product. These are: Pharmaceutical grade products, underground lab (UGL) products, and veterinary products.
1. Pharmaceutical grade: These are pharmaceutical products manufactured and marketed by FDA (or any equivalent organization) approved pharmaceutical companies. The products resulting from these companies are of very high quality, accurately dosed, guaranteed sterility, and purity. This is due to the vast amount of oversight by the FDA and tight quality control. The downside to such high quality products is, of course higher prices due to the manufacturing costs and the costs often required to cover R&D.
2. Underground lab (UGL) grade: Undergound labs are non-FDA approved laboratories that are set up (often illegally depending on which country) to produce anabolic steroids. The conditions under which these labs are run can range from pharmaceutical grade facilities to labs set up in a house basement, which of course translates to widely varying ranges of quality in the products (due to no FDA or similar oversight and quality control). The benefit to such products is, of course, lower cost compared to pharmaceutical grade anabolic steroids.
3. Veterinary grade: This is a third entry in the inclusion of the types/grades of products where Equipoise is concerned. This is a category of product grade that is not normally included or described for most other anabolic steroids. However, being that Equipoise is currently only approved and manufactured for veterinary use, it is important to discern between this type and the others. Veterinary products are considered to be of the same grade, quality, sterility, and purity as pharmaceutical grade, only intended for use in animals. These products, depending on the region in which they come from may be tightly regulated or loosely regulated in terms of distribution. Price-wise, veterinary grade is usually considered slightly cheaper than pharmaceutical grade but are most usually similarly priced.
Unfortunately the only products to be covered in detail here will be either pharmaceutical grade or veterinary grade Equipoise products, and unfortunately as mentioned above, pharmaceutical grade equipoise is considered to be nonexistent, as Equipoise is marketed as a veterinary product not intended for human use. The only other abundance of Equipoise product is that of underground quality. However, there exist literally thousands of different underground Equipoise products, and it would therefore become a never-ending and futile effort to list every single UGL product and cover all of them in detail in this section of the profile. The concern here is that thousands of underground laboratories exist across the world, and many of them set up and shut down so frequently that one UGL product on the market today may not be around tomorrow, while a brand new UGL that has been set up tomorrow will be marketing a new product just as the previous lab has shut down.
Pharmaceutical and Veterinary Grade
In the United States, Equipoise is manufactured by the Fort Dodge Company primarily. This company manufactures anabolic steroids for sale in Mexico, where many anabolic steroid vendors, sources, and even individual users will purchase Equipoise in Mexico only to have them smuggled into the United States. Equipoise by Fort Dodge is contained in glass vials with a label that contains a chrome type of metallic surface underneath. Counterfeits of this product are a large concern, so every individual must take care to ensure that the product was originally obtained from Mexican pharmacies.
South America is home to the Equipoise product brand named Ganabol. Ganabol is a well-known name of Equipoise product among anabolic steroid users in the United States. It is manufactured in two different concentrations: a 25mg/ml product and a stronger 50mg/ml product. These two concentrations are also known to be contained in five different sized vials (10ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, and 500ml vials). Counterfeits of Ganabol are also known to be a problem.
Also in South America is the brand name Equipoise product known as Legacy, manufactured by Tecnoquimicas, which finds its home in Argentina. Legacy is contained in 50ml vials and contains 50mg/ml concentrations. Legacy is a fairly new product of the last 4 – 5 years and counterfeits have not known to be an issue as of yet with this particular Equipoise product.
Additionally located in South America are Boldenona and Boldegan manufactured by Gen-Far. These are very popular in South America, and have been seen on the American anabolic steroid black market. Boldenone and Boldegan are provided as 50mg/ml concentrations and are contained in a variety of differently sized vials (much like Ganabol). Counterfeit products have not yet become a problem with these brands.
Typical Pricing of Boldenone
Anabolic steroid prices of any type ultimately lands under three distinct categories of vendors/sources:
– ‘In-person’, ‘personally known’, or ‘gym floor’ sources
– Internet website sources that limit buyers to a minimum order amount
– Internet website sources that do not limit buyers to minimum order amounts and instead allow small single-bottle orders
In-person sources and internet sources that limit buyers to minimum order limits normally possess the same types of pricing. However, those attempting to buy Equipoise on the internet should at all times be aware of the distinct pricing differences between websites that set minimum order limits compared to those that do not do so (if not made aware prior, individuals will usually notice this on their own accord). Websites that do not set minimum order limits allow individuals to buy Equipoise in very small quantities (1 – 2 bottle orders, for example), and because these types of vendors tend to make small sales as opposed to large quantity sales, prices are frequently inflated to make up for the logistical costs of small orders. Sources/vendors that do restrict buyers to minimum order limits will typically set a minimum limit of between $200 – $400 worth of total product purchased before allowing an order to be processed. This allows ‘minimum order limit’ sources to justify lower prices per item due to the larger sales amounts.
Typical pricing of Equipoise originating from sources that do not set minimum order limits will generally find underground product ranging from $150 – $170 for a single 10ml vial containing 200mg/ml. If any individuals happen to locate any veterinary grade Equipoise product from the same source types, they will typically encounter veterinary Equipoise in the range of $17 – $20 per 1ml glass ampoule containing 50mg/ml.
Sources that do set minimum order limits as well as in-person sources can be found selling pharmaceutical Equipoise (underground product) in the range of $60 – $100 for a single 10ml vial containing 200mg/ml. If any individuals happen to locate any pharmaceutical Equipoise product from the same source types, they will typically encounter Schering-Plough manufactured Equipoise in the range of $12 – $15 per 1ml glass ampoule containing 50mg/ml.
Finally, every individual must be aware of the laws concerning anabolic steroid use in their respective country. Below are the main counters of usage:
USA: In the United States, Equipoise is classified as a Schedule III drug in the Controlled Substances Act whereby possession and use of Equipoise would be considered a felony. Needless to say, trafficking, importation, and the purchase of Equipoise or any anabolic steroid is a criminal act.
UK/England: In the United Kingdom, Equipoise falls under Schedule IV, whereby possession and use of Equipoise is legal for personal use. Importing Equipoise for personal use is also not a felony.
Canada: In Canada, a similar law to that of the UK runs true where it is a Schedule IV drug, whereby possession and use of Equipoise is not a felony and is legal. However, trafficking of the substance is a felony. As stated in the Canadian CDSA (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act), trafficking penalties range from a maximum $1000 fine for a first offence and/or maximum 6 months imprisonment to a maximum $2000 fine for subsequent offences and/or maximum 1 year imprisonment.