Manufacturer: Pharmacom Labs
Category: Injectable steroids
Substance: boldenone undecylenate
Package: 10ml vial (300mg/ml)
Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are synthetic derivatives of the male testosterone hormone that have been modified to improve their anabolic rather than androgenic activity (Shahidi 2001 ). The anabolic effects of AAS promote protein synthesis, muscle growth and erythropoiesis (Mottram & George 2000 ). Hence, AAS are used to enhance strength and durability of canine, equine and human athletes (Teale & Houghton 1991 ; Schänzer & Donike 1992 ; Schänzer 1996 ). Boldenone (Pharma Bold 300) is an anabolic steroid that differs from testosterone only by one double bond at the 1- position (Stolker et al. 2007 ) ( Figure 1 ). It is used mainly as undecylenate ester by bodybuilders and is administered illegally to racing horses. However, it is used as a growth promotor on farms improving the growth and feed conversion of cattle; it may be abused to achieve more efficient meat production (Gryglik et al. 2010 ). In developing countries with rapid growth of population, like Egypt, the demand for edible protein exceeds the supply and the gap is expanded. Meat from animals, including from rabbits, provides a valuable and palatable source of protein. We found Pharma Bold 300 to be used heavily in Egypt, not only in the field of animal production, but also by athletes and bodybuilders. Pharma Bold 300 increases muscle size owing to promotion of positive nitrogen balance by stimulating protein production and reducing protein destruction, as well as causing retention of body water, nitrogen, sodium, potassium and calcium ions (Forbes 1985 ; Mooradian et al. 1987 ).
· high cholesterol – while less of a threat than with some steroids, Pharma Bold 300 can sometimes suppress HDL cholesterol ( good cholesterol), which is needed to regulate LDL cholesterol ( bad cholesterol). Careful dietary regulation should be employed, avoiding saturated fats and limiting sugar intake.