1-Testosterone (dihydroboldenone), or DHB for short, is an anabolic steroid that has some unique properties of interest to bodybuilders. Interestingly, in spite of the fact that the name can be confusing, in no way is DHB testosterone. In fact, it is simply the 5alpha reduced form of Equipoise (boldenone), which acts in a completely different way. Therefore, you can think of it as a dihydrotestosterone (DHT) version of equipoise.
Users will usually kickstart their cycle off with an oral and then stack around 400-500 milligrams (mg) per week of DHB with some long estered testosterone. When you do this, you should also run an aromatase inhibitor (AI) to offset the estrogen increases from testosterone, and you should also use such support supplements as N2Guard.
Virilization symptoms such as deepening voice, enlarged clitoris, and facial/body hair can occur when females intentionally, or accidentally, run androgenic compounds. As stated above, although DHB on paper is as androgenic as testosterone, that doesn’t mean that it will yield as much androgenic symptoms as testosterone, so females usually chose DHB over testosterone. What’s more, DHB is structurally more similar to primobolan and equipoise than to testosterone, so the virilization risk is lower.
In the end I would only recommend DHB to very experienced females who are aware of the risks, as DHB is in no way a weak steroid. Female users should start low at 25 milligrams (mg) per week, and work their way up to 75mg per week at the most.
DHB is usually tied to the cypionate ester, hence the half life in that case would be of approximately 8-10 days. It is wise to inject every 4-6 days, and once you stop using DHB, it will take about 4-5 weeks to completely clear your system.
However, DHB is also found in propionate and other ester forms as well. Therefore, the frequency of the necessary injections and the clearance time will greatly depend on the ester you use.