Methenolone is a derivative of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) or more specifically a structurally altered form of DHT. A double bond at carbon one and two is added to the DHT hormone, which in turn greatly increases the hormone’s anabolic nature. It also carries an added 1-methyl group that protects it from hepatic breakdown. The addition of the Acetate ester further protects it from hepatic metabolism.
As an oral steroid, Primobolan is one of the only oral steroids that is not a C17-alpha alkylated (C17-aa) steroid. Lacking the standard C17-aa structure, this also means oral Primobolan is not toxic to the liver. However, while this is a bonus, most will find oral Primobolan to be a relatively mild or even a week steroid compared to many others in a performance enhancing capacity. Men will not experience the same level of anabolic activity compared to many anabolic steroids. Make no mistake, Primobolan has its place in a performance capacity, but most men will find the Depot version to be a better call. As for women, this mild nature is in part what makes it a fantastic choice.
The Methenolone hormone carries several traits similar to many other anabolic steroids. This hormone will enhance protein synthesis (to a degree) and can have a moderate affect on increasing red blood cell count. However, the steroid carries three important traits that distinguish it more than anything else. Primobolan will dramatically improve nitrogen retention. This ensures a catabolic state is avoided and is also fantastic for building lean tissue. However, as mentioned this steroid won’t pack on a lot of size, keep that in mind. The hormone has also been shown to have an extremely strong binding affinity for the androgen receptor. Strong binding to the androgen receptor has been linked to direct lipolysis. Most all anabolic steroids enhance the metabolic rate, but Primo as it’s often known seems to support direct fat loss. When we consider this along with the dramatic enhancement in nitrogen retention, we can begin to see this is going to be a strong anabolic steroid for the cutting phase.
The final important trait of Primobolan is its affect on the immune system. The Methenolone hormone has been shown to significantly enhance the immune system. In fact, it has been successfully used in treating those with AIDS. For such an individual, he not only gets an immune boost but direct protection from what is a muscle wasting disease. This same immune boost will greatly benefit the performance enhancing athlete during the cutting phase.
In a therapeutic setting, standard male Primobolan doses will fall in the 100-150mg per day range. Performance level doses will also fall in the same range. However, many men have reported decent results with as little as 50-75mg per day. Higher doses can be tolerated fairly well, but most will keep it in the listed ranges. Most men will find this dosing range is perfect when it is coupled with other anabolic steroids. Common stacks may include Trenbolone, Masteron, Anavar or Winstrol. Regardless of the dose, an 8 week run of Primo is standard. This does not mean the entire cycle is necessarily 8 weeks long but this is the standard Primo portion of the cycle.
Although it has been successful in female treatment plans, Schering has not released a standard dosing guide for females. In performance circles, the standard female Primobolan dosing range will be at 25-50mg per day. Most women should be able to tolerate such a dose fairly well. However, most women will find a better plan will be a lower dose of Primo along with a steroid like Anavar. If Anavar or another anabolic steroid is added you will want to keep the Primo dose low or you will enhance virilization probability. Regardless of stacking, a first Primobolan cycle should start with 25mg per day and no higher. Total use should not extend beyond 6 weeks. Most will find 4-6 week increments to be perfect.
Primobolan is one of those anabolic steroids that has a lot of myth and legend surrounding it, especially on internet message boards. Many claim on such message boards that the hormone does not suppress natural testosterone production making it perfect for a bridge between cycles. However, we discovered this isn’t true while its rate of suppression is less than many steroids it’s still fairly strong. Many also make inaccurate assumptions based on the steroid’s ability. This is largely due to the Arnold stigma that surrounds it and when the results don’t match up to the image in their head they develop a poor, inaccurate view of Primobolan.
When using an anabolic steroid, it’s always important to understand the principle points of the steroid. One of the primary purposes of anabolic steroid use is building large amounts of muscle mass; however, it’s not the only purpose. If a steroid doesn’t have the ability to build a lot of mass, this does not make it worthless. Understand large buildups in mass do not represent the only point of supplementation. This is hard for some to understand, but once you do it will give you a better appreciation for Primobolan.
Primobolan is a very worthwhile steroid to consider in a cutting cycle as part of a stack. It is not a foundational steroid for men, but rather an anabolic steroid to add to an already well-planned stack. While it’s not a foundational steroid for men, it can most certainly represent the foundation for women. Regardless, man or woman, while oral Primo has its place most will be far more satisfied with injectable forms of Methenolone.