Methenolone Acethate (Primobolan)
Methenolone Acetate, Ph.Jpn.grade
Molecular Formula: C22H32O3 (CAS-434-05-9, ATC-A14AA04)
Molecular Weight: 344.5 gm/mol
Active life: 4-6 hours
Detection time: 4-5 weeks
Anabolic/Androgenic ratio (range): 88:44-57
Primabolan, a brand of Methenolone acetate tablets, is a synthetic derivative of testosterone.
Primobolan is an oral anabolic steroid somewhat unique when compared to many other steroids. Before we go any further, it’s important to differentiate between Primobolan and Primobolan Depot.
Primobolan Depot is an injectable version of the hormone that is attached to the Enanthate ester. Primobolan is comprised of the same active steroidal hormone found in Methenolone. However, it is attached to the small/short Acetate ester and thus designed for oral administration.
The Methenolone hormone was first released in 1962 by Squibb in both oral Acetate and injectable Enanthate forms. In the mid-60’s, the giant German pharmaceutical company Schering would obtain the rights to the Methenolone hormone introducing it under the Primobolan name.
Since that time, Primobolan has been well-known for being a European anabolic steroid. It has never been manufactured in the U.S. since the Squibb versions.
An interesting note regarding the Methenolone Acetate compound: firstly introduced as an oral steroid, Schering did manufacture also an injectable version, which was discontinued in 1993. Any injectable Primobolan Acetate form is now only available through underground labs, but even then it will be rare. Most underground labs only manufacture the Acetate version in oral form. The majority simply stick to the injectable Depot version.
Primobolan is considered one of the safest anabolic steroids on the market. This steroid has been used successfully to treat underweight children and premature infants without creating damage.
However, the primary purpose of Primobolan is to treat muscle wasting diseases and has been also extremely effective in treating malnutrition.
Playing an important role in therapeutic treatment plans, Primobolan is a very popular anabolic steroid among bodybuilders. The injectable Primobolan Depot version is far more popular, as the oral version is much weaker.
For bodybuilders, injectable Methenolone Acetate is the preferred form but a good quality version is very difficult to find. Furthermore, the Methenolone hormone itself, when in oral form, is one of the most commonly counterfeited anabolic steroids on the market. And it is also fairly expensive.
The high demand for this steroid is also due to its very female-friendly nature. This is one of the few anabolic steroids women can use with a high rate of success and safety. Steroids like Primobolan and Anavar carry very low virilization side effects, making them perfect for female use.
Primobolan is also well appreciated in athletic circles. A moderate boost in strength is very possible with this steroid. Strength can refer to power and speed, both key elements to success. Still, where this steroid will truly be useful is in the promotion of recovery.
Muscular endurance will also be enhanced and while such traits won’t be as strong as they are with many steroids, any bump is better than no bump at all. Further, as it’s a mild steroid, the athlete will not have to worry with massive buildups in size. In some cases, a lot of added size can be detrimental to performance depending on the sport.
Primobolan does have side effects, but they are often very mild and easy to control with responsible use.
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, Primobolan is well-known for speeding up the process.
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.
Once the use of Primobolan 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.