What is BB(Benzyl Benzoate), BA(Benzyl Alcohol),GSO and EO?: An Introduction to Steroid Solvent and Liquid Accessories:
Common steroid solvent and Accessories:
- Ethyl Oleate(EO)
- Benzyl Alcohol(BA)
- Benzyl Benzoate(BB)
- Grape Seed Oil(GSO)
- Polyethylene glycol
- Tween 80
What is Benzyl- Benzoate and what Benzyl Benzoate does do?
Benzyl- Benzoate is a solvent. This means solutes such as Hormone Powders dissolve easily in it, and that is the main purpose of its use in Steroids. The Benzyl-Benzoate is used to dissolve and suspend the Hormone Powder. If the correct amount of this solvent is not used the Hormone powder will ‘undissolve’ from the solution causing the Steroids to ‘Crash’ (get cloudy/less effective).
Some Hormone Powder dissolve more easily than others and therefore less Benzyl Benzoate is required. The fact that varying amount of the solvent are required for the Hormone Powders is why having this page as a resource is so vital.
What is Benzyl-Alcohol and what does Benzyl Alcohol do?
Benzyl-Alcohol is just a form of alcohol. Its use in Steroids is to preserve the suspension for months, even years, without any reduction in sterility. Alcohol is an anti-bacterial disinfectant and is used as such in many industries. As aforementioned Benzyl-Alcohol ensures the Steroid maintains its sterility when used in the right concentration, however, if too much is used the Steroid will be painful to inject and will cause post injection soreness.
What is Ethyl Oleate and what does Ethyl Oleate do?
Ethyl oleate is a fatty acid ester formed by the condensation of oleic acid and ethanol.
It is a colorless to light yellow liquid. Ethyl oleate is produced by the body during
ethanol intoxication. Ethyl oleate is used as a solvent for pharmaceutical drug
preparations involving lipophilic substances such as steroids.
Ethyl Oleate is a carrier. It is great for short esters like Acetate, Propionate and
Phenylpropionate for increasing concentrations of these esters without crashing.
Many people feel that Ethyl Oleate creates painless injections while others don’t feel the
same. I only would suggest Ethyl Oleate for short esters for reducing pain and increasing
You can use a 50/50 concentration of Ethyl Oleate and oil such as Cottonseed or Grapeseed to increase concentration of NPP to 200mg/ml without crashing
Some people feel that isn’t all that it is cracked up to be as many long ester formula’s
seem to crash. Also the other con is the cost of Ethyl Oleate.