Methenolone Acetate (Primobolan)
Methenolone Acetate, a.k.a. as Primo or Primobolan tablets, is a synthetic derivative of testosterone. The Methenolone hormone was first released in 1962 by Squibb in both oral Acetate and injectable Enanthate forms. In the 60’s, the German pharmaceutical company Schering obtained the rights to the Methenolone hormone introducing it in the market with the name of Primobolan. Methenolone Acetate was at the beginning available only as an oral steroid, but Schering manufactured also an injectable version, discontinued in 1993. Any injectable Primobolan now is produced only by underground labs and goes by the commercial name of Primobolan Depot. The majority of users prefer the injectable form, also because the oral form is the most counterfeited steroid ever made.
What is Primobolan used for in bodybuilding?
Primobolan is widely known as a cutting steroid. It carries a few benefits that explain why it has always been in great demand. For instance, it is very female-friendly, as it carries low virilization side effects. Also it helps in strengthening the immune system, which comes very helpful during a cutting cycle, when the body is forced to go through intense training with fewer calories than normal. Primobolan also delivers a moderate bump in strength and is particularly useful during recovery.
What are Primbobolan side effects?
Primobolan does have side effects, but they are often very mild and easy to control. The Methenolone Acethate hormone does not aromatize and doesn’t create side effects like gynecomastia, water retention and high blood pressure. Common side effects are androgenic and include acne, hair loss) and body hair growth. Primobolan only accelerate existing conditions such acne and hair loss.
It is a well know fact that all steroids suppress natural testosterone production. However, the rate of suppression often varies greatly from one steroid to another. Primobolan’s rate of suppression is not high and once the use is discontinued natural testosterone production will begin again. However, a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) is recommended after a Primobolan cycle. Without it, testosterone recovery will just take longer.
Primobolan cycle for beginners
A Primobolan-only cycle is not often implemented by beginners. Primobolan works way better if paired with other steroids, especially Testosterone Enathate. A typical beginner cycle lasts 10 weeks.
Week 1-10: Primobolan 400mg/week + Testosterone Enanthate 300 mg/week
Another option is to stack Primobolan with Anavar on a 12 weeks cycle
Week 1-8: Primobolan 800 mg/week + Anavar 80 mg/day everyday
Primobolan cycle for intermediate users
Week 1-12: Primobolan 400mg/week + Testosterone Enanthate 500 mg/week
Another options is to stack Primobolan with Sustanon and Anadrol on a shorter cycle of 8 weeks.
Primobolan cycle for experienced users
Experienced users stack Primobolan with other steroids. Here below is a good example that involves Testosterone Enanthate, Trenbolone Enanthate, Masteron and oral Winstrol on a 12-weeks cycle.
Week 1-4: Primobolan 700 mg/week + Testosterone Enanthate 100 mg/week
Week 5-6: Masteron 500 mg/week + Oral Winstrol 50 mg/day everyday + Testosterone Enanthate 100 mg/week
Week 7-12: Trenbolone Enanthate 500 mg/week + Masteron 500 mg/week + Oral Winstrol 50 mg/day everyday + Testosterone Enanthate 100 mg/week
Primobolan PCT cycle
Common PCT cycles after using Primobolan Depot with other steroids lasts between 3 to 4 weeks. The usual choice will be between Clomid at 50 mg/day and Nolvadex at 20 mg/day.