Primobolan – the best cutting steroid
Primobolan (primo), chemical name Methenolone, is by far the most popular injectable anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) for cutting cycles. The only steroid that’s more popular in cutting cycles is trenbolone. There are a myriad of primobolan and dianabol, anavar cycles, which keeps lending credibility to primo as an all around steroid.
Primobolan is considered a fairly weak steroid. Its anabolic/androgenic ratings are low and it’s one of the weakest steroids on paper; though, it is stronger than masteron. Since masteron is always related to cutting cycles, on paper primo should gain credibility as a cutting steroid.
Do I inject primobolan or take it orally?
Currently, there are two forms of primo on the market. The first, and most popular, version is enanthate, which is an injectable form. It comes in an oil based solution in ampules or multi-use vials. The second version is acetate, which is an oral 1-methylated version. Both esters have benefits and drawbacks.
How to use Methenolone? And at what dosages?
The problem with primobolan is the price vs. results value. You need to use fairly high doses to get good results.
For men, injectable dosages should be 600-800mgs per week or higher, and oral dosages should be around 75-100mgs per day.
For women, I suggest using only oral primobolan. Around 10mgs per day seems to be a good amount to start with. You should play with the dosage but never go over 20mgs per day.
What is the half-life of primobolan?
For the injectable version, Primobolan Enanthate, the half-life is around 10 days. The oral version has conflicting evidence about half-life. There are some studies that claim Primobolan Acetate has a 4 hour half-life, while others claim 6 hours. Therefore, to be safe, oral primo has a 4 to 6 hour half-life
Side Effects of Primobolan:
Primobolan does carry possible side effects, but its mild nature makes it one of the friendliest anabolic steroids at our disposal. This steroid will not carry many side effects commonly associated with many anabolic steroids. Of the ones it does carry, we will find they are often very mild and easy to control with responsible use. In order to understand the side effects of Primobolan, we have broken them down into their separate categories along with everything you need to know.
The side effects of Primobolan do not include those of an estrogenic nature. The Methenolone hormone does not aromatize and carries no progestin nature. This makes side effects like gynecomastia and water retention impossible with this steroid. The side effects of Primobolan will also rarely include any blood pressure related issues. High blood pressure is most commonly associated with excess water retention, which again is impossible with Primo. There is no need for an anti-estrogen medication due to Primobolan use. However, one may still be needed if estrogenic steroids are included in the stack.
Although a mild steroid, the side effects of Primobolan can include strong, adverse androgenic reactions. Androgenic side effects include acne, accelerated hair loss in those predisposed to male pattern baldness and body hair growth. Very few should have a problem with acne unless they are very sensitive to acne to begin with. However, hair loss is a different story. If you are not predisposed to male pattern baldness there is no risk of hair loss. If you are predisposed, Primo is well-known for speeding up the process dramatically in many men. It is also important to note that 5-alpha reductase inhibitors like Finasteride that are often used to combat androgenic side effects will have little effect here. 5-alpha reductase inhibitors are used to inhibit the conversion of testosterone to DHT, which is brought on by testosterone’s reduction to DHT through interaction with the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. Primobolan is not metabolized by the 5-alpha reductase enzyme, there is no reduction to inhibit, it’s already DHT causing related inhibitors to have very little effect.
Although it carries a mild nature, the androgenic nature of Primobolan is strong enough to promote virilization symptoms in women. Such effects may include body hair growth, a deepening of the vocal chords and clitoral enlargement. While possible, such effects are strongly tied to individual sensitivity. Most women should be able to avoid virilization if they supplement responsibly. This will mean keeping the total dose and duration of use in a proper range. Please see the Primobolan administration section. Regardless of the dose, if virilization symptoms begin to occur you are strongly encouraged to discontinue use. If use is discontinued at the onset of symptoms, they will fade away rapidly. If the symptoms appear, are ignored and use continues they may very well become irreversible.
Primobolan should have little to no affect on blood pressure in most healthy adults unless an underlying issue exists. Although high blood pressure is unlikely, it will always be a good idea to keep an eye on it.
The side effects of Primobolan can include cholesterol issues, especially HDL cholesterol suppression or reduction. It can also include increases in LDL cholesterol. Primo’s affect on cholesterol will be stronger than testosterone. It will also be stronger than the Nandrolone and Trenbolone hormone. However, it should be much less than most oral steroids. Healthy cholesterol levels can be maintained with this steroid, but it’s important that you give it a little effort. Ensure your diet is cholesterol friendly, high in omega fatty acids and low in saturated fats and simple sugars. Ensuring you implement plenty of cardiovascular activity into your routine is also important. As most will be using Primobolan during a cutting cycle this shouldn’t be too hard to do.
All anabolic steroids suppress natural testosterone production. However, the rate of suppression often varies greatly from one steroid to the next. Although it does suppress natural testosterone production, Primobolan’s rate of suppression is much less dramatic than many anabolic steroids. In a therapeutic plan, it is actually possible to keep the total rate of suppression below 50%. This could be low enough to keep some from falling into a low level condition despite the reduction. However, performance level doses will be another story. Dramatic suppression is all but assured with such doses making the inclusion of exogenous testosterone extremely important. Men who do not include exogenous testosterone will more than likely fall into a low testosterone condition. Not only does this carry numerous possible bothersome symptoms, it is extremely unhealthy. Women, despite needing testosterone will not have a need for exogenous therapy when using Primobolan.
Once the use of Primo and all anabolic steroids has come to an end, natural testosterone production will begin again. You will find this is one of the easiest steroids to recover from when it comes to testosterone production. Most men are encouraged to implement a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) plan once use is discontinued. This will speed the recovery process up. It will, however, not return you to normal on its own. This will still take time. However, a PCT plan will ensure you have enough testosterone for proper bodily function while your levels continue to naturally rise. Those who do not implement a PCT plan, while they may recover it will take far longer. There’s really no reason to forgo the PCT process if you’re going to be off cycle for any decent length of time.
An important note on natural testosterone recovery. Natural recovery assumes no prior low testosterone condition existed. It also assumes severe damage was not done to the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular-Axis (HPTA) through improper steroidal supplementation practices.
Oral Primobolan is not considered a hepatotoxic anabolic steroid. There is no data to support increases in hepatic stress or liver damage. In his Anabolics series, William Llewellyn notes that there has been one report of an elderly man who suffered from liver toxicity, failure and death. However, this is the only reported case for this steroid in more than 50 years. For this reason hepatotoxicity cannot be ruled out completely but it appears to be highly unlikely.