Heavy consumption of the essential amino acid lysine (as indicated in the treatment of cold sores) has allegedly shown false positives in some and was cited by American shotputter C. J. Hunter as the reason for his positive test, though in 2004 he admitted to a federal grand jury that he had injected nandrolone.  A possible cause of incorrect urine test results is the presence of metabolites from other AAS, though modern urinalysis can usually determine the exact steroid used by analyzing the ratio of the two remaining nandrolone metabolites. As a result of the numerous overturned verdicts, the testing procedure was reviewed by UK Sport . On October 5, 2007, three-time Olympic gold medalist for track and field Marion Jones admitted to use of the drug, and was sentenced to six months in jail for lying to a federal grand jury in 2000. 
For the blood levels to be steady, equipoise needs to be administered at least once a week. In men, the common dosage is in the range of 400-600mg while in women it is around 50-150 mg per week. Stacking with Anadrol , Diabanol , or other injectable testosterone steroids like Sustanon or Testoviron depot can contribute to mass development. This steroid is a great hit among those who are preparing for contests as it does not aromatize well at all. Combining equipoise with Winstrol or Parabolan can greatly improve muscle hardness and density.
Equipoise is most effective when stacked with other performance enhancers. It should not be used for more than 16 weeks at a stretch. Users will notice improved blood flow and better blood volume as the cycle goes on. Effects are likely to appear a few weeks after you start the cycle.
Anabolic steroids can cause the development of acne. However, the extent to which it is experienced can be due to a number of varying factors, with the particular steroids and exact dosages used being primary. The skin´s sebaceous glands have a particularly high affinity to Dihydrotestosterone, which is an androgen the body naturally produces from testosterone via the enzyme 5-alpha Reductase. Increased sebaceous gland activity promotes oily skin which can combine with bacteria and dead skin (normal wear and tear) eventually causing pores to become clogged more quickly than the body can cleanse them. This of course, is preventable by using only particular steroids, cleansing the skin regularly, and perhaps using a topical anti-androgen.