Methenolone (more commonly known as Primobolan, as well as Primobol, Nibal) is an anabolic steroid, a dihydrotestosterone derivative with a weak androgenic activity and moderate anabolic effect. Available in tablets (Primobolan) and in injection form (Primobolan Depot). Many athletes compare the effectiveness of Primobolan and Masteron.
Primobolan Depot is an injectable form of the drug, which is an ester of methenolone enanthate. The injection form has a long period of action (due to the gradual transition of the drug from the muscles to the blood), about two weeks. According to the duration of the action, Primobolan Depot is similar to Testosterone enanthate. The main disadvantage of this form is painful injections. Less common is injectable acetate with a short half-life, up to about two days.
Primobolan Oral - a form of methenolone in tablets (methenolone acetate), has a much shorter period of action (about 5 hours). Primobolan in tablets has a higher price. A distinctive feature of the tablet form is the absence of toxic action on the liver, in contrast to most other oral forms of steroids.
Estimating in general two forms of methenolone, most prefer the injection form, due to the lower cost and more even flow of the active substance into the blood. In addition, some part of Primobolan in tablets is destroyed in the liver.
Effects of Primobolan
The anabolic effect of primobolan is rather mild and comparable to Deco, therefore this drug is more often used during drying cycles, when the main purpose is not to set muscle mass, but to preserve it. Methenolone has a minimal phenomenon of recoil, however, many athletes are unhappy with the results obtained after the course of primobolana solo, if the target was a set of muscle mass.
Primobolan - side effects
Primobolan (both forms) are not converted into estrogens, which is one of the main advantages of the drug. As a result, it is possible to take primobolan without the risk of developing gynecomastia and edema. Although gynecomastia may be indicated in some instructions.
Primobolan slightly reduces the level of production of its own testosterone. Its suppressive effect is weaker than testosterone and nandrolone. Studies show that a course of primobolan in a dose of 40 mg (orally) inhibits testosterone levels by an average of 50%. A significant decrease in the production of endogenous testosterone is observed only with long courses with large doses of the drug. In these cases, the course requires the use of gonadotropin, otherwise the development of testicular atrophy is possible.
Methenolone practically doesn’t cause a rise in harmful cholesterol. The drug has no significant effect on blood pressure.
Due to the low androgenic effect, primobolan practically doesn't cause baldness. Most often, methenolone causes such side effects as: aggression, excitability, insomnia, and lifting of liver enzymes in the event that large doses are used.
Thus, primobolan can be considered one of the safest anabolic steroids available on the market today.
Given the rather weak anabolic effect of methenolone (its ability to increase the mass slightly less than nandrolone) it is often combined with other drugs. Best Primobolan is combined with:
Do not include more than one preparation in the combined course. Use both steroid in half doses (from recommended) - this will reduce the incidence of side effects of each drug and increase the effectiveness of the course.