Boldenone undecylenate is a synthetic steroid which has a similar effect as the natural steroid testosterone. It is frequently used in veterinary medicine, though it is also used in humans. The effects of this steroid are more subtle than that of many other steroids.
One of the most common uses for boldenone undecylenate is in the treatment of horses. When the drug is administered, horses show improvement in temperament and appetite. The increased appetite helps them put on additional weight which is easily converted into muscle tissue with the help of the steroid. Generally, a veterinarian administers one injection of the medication every three or four weeks.
Though boldenone undecylenate aids in the creation of muscle tissue, the effects of this steroid are relatively mild. It may take a few weeks to notice any results. Muscle growth is slow, but the muscle tissue that develops tends to remain for a while after steroid use is stopped. Of course, without regular maintenance and exercise, the new muscles will eventually atrophy.
In humans, boldenone undecylenate is also used to help build small amounts of muscle slowly. The effects, as in veterinary medicine, are not extreme and generally not much more pronounced than the effects of a rigorous workout routine. This steroid remains in the body for a long time which means that it is easily picked up by routine drug tests, even if a person has not taken a dose for weeks.
There are mild side effects associated with the use of boldenone undecylenate in humans. As with other steroids, boldenone undecylenate can have an effect on physical appearance. It has been known to increase the production of oil in the skin cells which can lead to severe break outs. Additionally, it can increase the growth of hair, both on the face and on the body, an effect that can occur in both men and women. These effects are generally milder than those seen with other steroids.
Boldenone undecylenate is often prescribed for patients that have lost muscle mass due to certain medical conditions. Extended periods of bed rest, or long bouts with illness may leave a patient with a significantly diminished muscle mass. Improving muscle growth through the use of a mild steroid, such as boldenone undecylenate can help a patient make a full recovery more quickly.