Primobolan Depot (Methenolone Enanthate)
Primobolan – is a common name of the drug called Methenolone Enanthate. It is very mild anabolic steroid, which does not aromatize, is not toxic and has low androgen-related side effects. This substance is by its nature more anabolic than androgenic: androgenic ratio is only 6% and anabolic ratio is 68%. Primobolan comes in oral and injectable forms, however, injectable (primobolan depot) is more effective because it is not being destroyed by liver. Despite it is weaker than deca-duraboline, primobolan is still a good basic steroid and is well combined with virtually any other gear depending on cycle goals. But in general, primobolan is not pure bulking substance like deca, it more fits for gaining and maintaining lean dry muscles.
Primobolan is an unique steroid indeed, with the properties which do not have any other drug. Primo does not cause estrogen-related side effects, which is a significant advantage over other steroids. This means that acne, edema, and other negative effects will not be a problem. Thus, primo is a very attractive drug in comparison with other steroids, especially for those, who are prone to various estrogen-related side effects. Because of the low water retention, Primobolan is more effective for quality mass building than most of other drugs. It is not only effective due to the lower levels of water retention, but it is also very useful because of its anabolic nature, which has a positive effect on the development of muscles.
The only problem which Primo possesses is slow muscle growth and, therefore, the cycle should be more than 8 weeks, preferably 12 weeks. Because of the absence of edema, mass gains with primo will actually correspond to the increase of quality mass and not water retention in the body. When using primobolan, muscle build-up is better preserved, though not so rapidly increasing, as with other drugs. But make no mistake – though Primo does not have such side effects as other drugs – Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) is still necessary, use Nolvadex or Clomid.
Dosage and usage of primobolan depot
As stated above, Primo is high quality anabolic steroid. Dosages below 400 mg / week is a waste of money because injectable primo contains enanthate. “The more is better” is not true for all steroids due to the side effects, however, this is true for primo. The best mass-building stack will be primo 400-800 mg/week in combination with testosterone. Primo provides two main effects in this case. First, this is enhanced muscle growth, therefore, 500mg primo /week in combo with test equals to the effect of 750 mg primo / week. Secondly, Primo + diet+ hard training provides wonderful results and qualitative muscle growth.
For those who want to use primo without testosterone it is necessary to use a minimum of 600-800 mg per week. If you will be able to afford 1000 mg per week, the reward will be enormous. Some people tend to use it with Trenbolone and this is quite possible. But without testosterone, you may need to use sex-enhancing drugs for potency. The most efficient way of training – is the one that includes Primo, Testosterone and Trenbolone Acetate. Another recommended cycle is Primo (600-1000mg per week) and Anavar (Oxandrolone) (60-80mg daily).
Because of enanthate nature, the cycle should last at least 8 weeks but better do it 12 weeks or more. Furthermore, Primo lifetime is 5-6 weeks, so the actual cycle length becomes even more. Primo does not cause loss of appetite. Unlike other drugs it can be used for up to 20 weeks.
For cutting, the best results could be obtained along with Clenbuterol or Albuterol (Ventolin, Salbutamol). Albuterol (Ventolin, Salbutamol) has lower side effects and both, clen and ventolin are non-hormonal drugs thus making no harm to endogenous hormones production.
Also, it would be necessary to mention that Primobolan Depot 100 mg / week (or Deca-Durabolin 5O mg / week) is often used for bridging or by some extremely cautious athletes for main cycle. Such dosages are non-toxic and provide virtually no side effects but if it’s good for supporting form, it’s too low for mass-building. Another good possibility for bridging is using long acting Testosterone enanthate 1 amp 250mg / ml every two or three weeks
Frequency of injections – one-two times a week.
Actually it’s well replaces Deca-Durabolin. Just substitute 400 mg Deca-Durabolin / week in your cycle with 600 mg Primo / week.
1) Primo cycles without testosterone:
- Primo 600-800 mg weeks 1-12; Anavar (Oxandrolone) 60 mg, weeks 1-8
- Primo 600-800 mg weeks 1-12; Trenbolone Acetate 75 mg, weeks 1-6
- Primo 800 mg weeks 1-12; Masteron 400-600 mg on the weeks 1-14
- Primo 1000 mg per week up to 20 weeks (rather expensive)
2) Primo cycles with testosterone (mass)
3) Acetate 300-400 mg weeks 1-10 (excellent cycle for advanced users)
3) Primo 600 mg / w + Dianabol 50 mg / day (mass)
4) Primobolan Depot 600 mg / w + Winstrol (Stanozolol) 50 mg / EOD (cutting) for 8 weeks
5) Primobolan Depot 200 mg / week + Deca-Durabolin 200-400 mg / week
(bulking cycle, lower side effects because some deca substituted by primo).
This cycle could be expanded with Dianabol or Sustanon 250 for extra bulking.
6) Athletes prone to increasing of liver values may try to stack
Primobolan Depot 200 mg / week, Deca-Durabolin 400 mg / week, and Andriol (Restandol) 240 mg / day
without damaging liver. This was rather strong professional stack, however. Amateur and many advanced athletes could use much half Deca-Durabolin and Andriol (Restandol) for this combo.
There are many other Tables of Cycles as well because primobolan is universal compound. Treat these ones above only as an example. In general, the quantity of Primobolan you use depends on the quantity of other substances you can afford.
Side effects and PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) with primobolan
Side effects with Primobolan standalone are mild and generally disappear after the end of usage. However, natural testosterone production is still being suppressed, so it’s advisable to use Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) or Clomid after the cycle to restore it.
- Day 1-60mg
- Days 2-11- 40mg
- Days 12-21- 20mg
There is certain controversy on whether Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) is as effective as clomiphen in restoring endogenous testosterone production. For those who doubt second choice is preferable.
Primo normally does not affect potency, however, you may notice some decrease during cycle unless you combine it with testosterone. This usually occurs when engaging with heavy weights for long cycles of training. In case of problems with potency, if testosterone is not taken, you must use the appropriate drugs, such as Viagra, Cialis or Zydena. However, as it has been already mentioned, for most people who take anabolic steroids, loss of libido is not associated with Primobolan.
Effective female stack is Primobolan Depot 100 mg / week along with Winstrol Depot 50 mg /week. Virilization symptoms rarely occur at these dosages. The injections should be made no more frequent than every 3-4 days to avoid an undesired accumulation of androgens in the body. However, this is too weak for preparation for a competition. Increasing dosage also increases the risks of virilization symptoms, but comparing to most of other steroids, primobolan is one of the safest alternatives for female athletes.
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