The idea that test decreases collagen synthesis seems widespread among bbs. But I haven't found any scientific references to support this idea, just some articles by bb writers. Does anyone have references on this topic?
I can't quote any studies on this, as most evidence of this seems to be empirical and not as a result of scientific studies.
Most would say this is true, though, due to the number of people who take massive amounts of test, yet still develop joint pain. Joint pain that goes away when adding EQ or Deca to the mix.
Deca COULD be simply a result of more water retention; however, EQ doesn't really make you retain as much water and still helps with joint pain so it isn't fair to say Deca's effect is soley because of water retention based simply on observation alone.
I have used both these compounds and I can say both had positive effects on my joints that did not disappear when I stopped taking these compounds; once again, suggesting that niether of these chemicals' positive effects on joints could be attributed as simply retaining water, as that condition certainly ceases when the drugs' use is discontinued.
Not exactly scientific, but strong personal experience that leads me in the direction that Deca and EQ promote collagen synthesis to a much greater degree than Test.