Among anabolic steroids, Primobolan (Methenolone) has the least androgenic effect. It belongs to the category of long-acting steroids. This drug is a derivative of dihydroboldenone.
Methenolone is absorbed from the injection site for a long time due to the inclusion of ether (enanthate) in the composition. Due to this, the duration of action of the drug increases up to 16 days.
The drug is available both in the form of tablets and in the form of ampoules (injections). In this case, the purchase of vials is preferable. Primobolan injections cost less than tablets and are much more effective.
Tablets are a more expensive and less prolonged version of Methenolone. Their duration is less than 5 hours. Taking the tablets does not cause toxic effects on the liver. This is their main advantage.
Methenolone injections are sold under the following names: Primobol, Primobolan Depot and Primover. The duration of their activity is 16 days. Despite the intense pain during administration, the vast majority of athletes prefer the injectable form for its effectiveness.
Effects of Primobolan:
The anabolic effects of Primobolan are quite mild and comparable to Deca, so this drug is most commonly used during cutting cycles when the main goal is not to gain muscle mass, but to maintain it. Methenolone has a minimal recoil phenomenon, however many athletes are dissatisfied with the results obtained after a solo course of Primobolan when the goal was to gain muscle mass.
Effects of taking Primobolan:
- Weak anabolic effect with a weak androgenic effect
- Low risk of adverse side effects.
- The possibility of gynecomastia is excluded, since methenolone is not converted into estrogen.
- Low recoil phenomenon.
Primobolan does not raise cholesterol levels. There is not even an increase in blood pressure.
- It is possible to significantly increase the anabolic effect. For this it is necessary to exceed the weekly dose of 500 mg. This matches Primobolan to many mid-range steroids.
Primobolan increases and firms the muscle mass of athletes. With all this, this drug is considered a very mild steroid, it does not aromatize in the body (it does not turn into estrogen), it is not toxic to the liver and has a low risk of side effects . However, according to reviews of athletes who used Primobolan, in some cases there may be side effects such as a decrease in the secretion of their own testosterone, aggressiveness, insomnia and an increase in blood pressure. However, if the recommended doses are not exceeded, the risk of them occurring is extremely low.
How to take Primobolan?
Before ordering Primobolan, you should carefully study the recommendations for use. Despite the high level of safety of the drug, it is necessary to consult a doctor before taking it.
Primobolan injections are administered intramuscularly. The dosage is 50-100 mg per day, the maximum is no more than 150 mg. The duration of the reception reaches 6-8 weeks. For women, the recommended daily dose does not exceed 50 mg when taken for up to 6 weeks.
Post cycle therapy is prescribed three weeks after the end of taking the drug. Their goal is to normalize the hormonal background and minimize the loss of acquired muscle mass. Post cycle therapy also helps prevent many side effects such as testicular atrophy.
The Primobolan cycle is best used during the cutting cycle to maintain muscle and get relief. The mild effect of the drug requires longer treatment (up to 8 weeks), however, as the Primobolan cycle length increases, the risk of side effects increases.
The oral dosage of Primobolan is 50-100mg per day. Follow-up treatment begins 2-3 days after the end of ingestion.
Primobolan Depot dosage is 400-800mg once a week. Post cycle therapy begins 3 weeks after the last injection.
Given the rather weak anabolic effect of methenolone (its ability to increase mass is slightly less than that of nandrolone), it is often combined with other drugs.
Primobolan is best combined with:
- Testosterone – to build muscle mass
- Anadrol – to build muscle mass
- Methandrostenolone – to build muscle mass
- Winstrol – for drying
Do not include more than one drug in the combined course. Use both steroids at half doses (among those recommended) – this will reduce the frequency of side effects from each drug and increase the effectiveness of the cycle.
Interactions with other steroids
Since Primobolan has a slight anabolic effect, it is combined with other drugs: nandrolone, anadrol, testosterone. This combination contributes to more intensive muscle development. The combination of Primobolan with Winstrol speeds up the drying process. The combined course should include no more than two drugs.
Primobolan – side effects:
Primobolan (both forms) does not convert to estrogen, which is one of the main advantages of the drug. Accordingly, you can take Primobolan without the risk of gynecomastia and edema.
- Reduced testosterone production.
- Water retention occurs, which does not allow the use of the drug before the competition.
- High doses increase liver function.
- With individual immunity, athletes have side effects: there is a decrease in the timbre of the voice and increased hair growth.
Primobolan slightly reduces the production of your own testosterone. Its overwhelming effect is weaker than testosterone and nandralone. Studies show that treatment with Primobolan at a dose of 40 mg (oral) reduces testosterone levels by an average of 50%. A significant decrease in endogenous testosterone production is observed only with long courses with large doses of the drug. In such cases, during the course, the use of gonadotropin is necessary, otherwise testicular atrophy may develop.
Methenolone causes practically no increase in bad cholesterol. The drug does not have a significant effect on blood pressure.
Due to the low androgenic effect, Primobolan practically does not cause baldness. Most often, methenolone causes side effects such as: aggression, excitability, insomnia and increased liver enzymes when high doses are used.