Methenolone is an anabolic androgenic steroid first marketed by Squibb in 1962 under the trade names Nibal (oral) and Nibal Depot (injectable). It was a short-lived product in the US market, and by the mid-1960s German pharmaceutical company Schering owned all rights to the hormone methenolone.
Primobolan Depot is one of the most popular anabolic steroids in performance circles, especially in bodybuilding, due to the Arnold Schwarzenegger stigma surrounding it. It is often cited as his favorite anabolic steroid and although he has used it, this stigma has led some to misunderstand the steroid. There’s nothing surprising about that, put Arnold’s name on something like that and you’ll sell it.
Along with some unique stigmas, Primobolan Depot has one of the highest safety ratings of any anabolic steroid. This steroid is relatively mild and safe for both men and women. In fact, the steroid has even been successfully used in premature infants and children for certain therapeutic purposes. The hormone is also known for its proven use in the treatment of muscle wasting disorders, osteoporosis and sarcopenia and is an excellent steroid for the treatment of long term corticosteroid exposure. Primobolan is also used effectively in the treatment of carcinoma and, in some cases, hepatitis.
In terms of performance, Primobolan Depot is not what we would call a potent traditional steroid. For the male athlete, it’s not even what we might call a basic steroid. However, a man or woman will find Primobolan Depot far more potent and beneficial than its oral counterpart. Although this steroid is a relatively low mass gainer, it certainly has its place in performance enhancement, but the key to reaping the benefits is understanding the correct points of application. This is where many steroid users fail. They often expect certain things from certain steroids that they cannot do, and they wonder.
Functions and properties of Primobolan Depot:
Methenolone is a derivative of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), or more specifically its structurally modified version. The composition of the hormone includes DHT with an additional double bond in the first and second carbon positions. This greatly increases the anabolic nature of the steroid. It also carries an additional 1-methyl group, which in turn protects the hormone from liver breakdown. In the case of Primobolan Depot we have the hormone Methenolone with the enanthate ester added or attached. This ester is added to control the release time of the hormone, essentially slowing it down.
Important Note: Injectable Methenolone Acetate was previously available. However, this product was discontinued in 1993. Currently, the only way to obtain Methenolone Acetate is through oral Primobolan or an underground lab that produces an injectable version. However, injectable methenolone acetate is a rather rare product. If you are using the Methenolone hormone in injectable form, which is the preferred recommended form, Primobolan Depot is the only version most will have access to.
Primobolan Depot is a relatively mild anabolic steroid with an anabolic score of 88 and an androgenic score of 44-57.
In its direct functional capacity, Primobolan Depot offers several properties commonly found in anabolic steroids. The hormone has the ability to improve protein synthesis and increase the number of red blood cells, as well as suppress glucocorticoid hormones in the body. These properties are not as strong in Primobolan Depot as in many steroids, but in part they make it a valuable anabolic steroid. This steroid really excels in its ability to retain nitrogen in the muscles and its high binding affinity for the androgen receptor.
Side effects of Primobolan Depot:
The possible side effects of Primobolan Depot are certainly present, but we can confidently call it one of the safest anabolic steroids for an adult to use. The possible side effects of Primobolan Depot will be much less extensive than many anabolic steroids. While it still has possible side effects, we will also note that in many ways they are much milder than many anabolic steroids. In fact, adding this steroid with no side effects is a very doable reality. In order to understand the side effects of Primobolan Depot, we have divided them into separate categories with all the necessary information.
The side effects of Primobolan Depot are not estrogenic in nature. This anabolic steroid does not aromatize and does not have a progestational character. For this reason, gynecomastia and water retention are not possible when using Primobolan Depot. It also reduces the likelihood of blood pressure problems. High blood pressure is often associated with excessive water retention, which is not possible with Primobolan Depot.
Despite being a mild anabolic steroid, the side effects of Primobolan Depot can include an androgenic nature. These effects can include acne, accelerated hair loss in people prone to male pattern baldness, and body hair. Very few will experience acne problems while using this steroid. There are exceptions, the most common exception being those who are already prone to acne. When it comes to hair loss, this can be one of the unfriendliest steroids out there in that regard. If you are not predisposed to male pattern baldness there is no risk, but those who are predisposed to male pattern baldness are more likely to notice accelerated thinning.
Primobolan Depot should not significantly affect blood pressure. There is a possibility of high blood pressure, especially if there is a current underlying problem; However, this is unlikely in most cases. When it comes to the cardiovascular side effects of Primobolan Depot, the side effects of cholesterol nature are the most pronounced. This steroid can have a more pronounced negative effect on cholesterol levels than testosterone, but it should be much less than most oral steroids. However, the negative potential certainly exists and may include a reduction in HDL (good) cholesterol and an increase in LDL (bad) cholesterol.
All anabolic steroids suppress natural testosterone production, but the rate of suppression often varies greatly from steroid to steroid. The methenolone hormone has a much lower inhibitory effect than many anabolic steroid hormones. Testosterone, Nandrolone and Trenbolone will be much more overwhelming than Methenolone. While the suppression is much milder than the steroids above, it is still sufficiently evident to justify the use of exogenous testosterone when using Primobolan Depot. Men who do not include exogenous testosterone therapy in their regimen end up in a state of low testosterone.
Primobolan Depot is non-toxic to the liver and does not cause liver stress or damage.
Primobolan Depot application:
In therapeutic conditions, the standard dose of Primobolan for men is 100-200 mg per week. Initial treatment often starts at 200 mg per week and decreases to 100 mg per week over time. In some cases, the dose can be reduced to 100 mg every 2 weeks. The minimum dose for a male athlete is generally 300 mg per week. However, 200mg per week provides catabolic protection during the cutting phase, while 300mg per week is much more effective. Being a relatively mild anabolic steroid, most men will find that they tolerate 400-500 mg per week well. Even 600mg per week is enough for most men.
Doses over 600 mg per week are not uncommon. Note, however, that doses in the range of 600mg or more can potentially worsen the steroid’s androgenic activity. Regardless of the total dose, a total intake of 8-12 weeks is generally recommended. In terms of stacking, Primobolan Depot pairs well with most anabolic steroids. As it will be used more frequently during the cutting phase, steroids such as Anavar, Masteron, Trenbolone and Winstrol are commonly used.