As an oral steroid, Primobolan is one of the only oral steroids that is not a C17 Alpha alkylated (C17aa) steroid. Lacking the standard C17aa structure, this also means oral Primobolan is not toxic to the liver.
However, while this is a bonus, most will find oral Primobolan to be a relatively mild or even a week steroid compared to many others in a performance enhancing capacity. Men will not experience the same level of anabolic activity compared to many anabolic steroids.
Make no mistake, Primobolan has its place in a performance capacity, but most men will find the Depot version to be a better call. As for women, this mild nature is in part what makes it a fantastic choice.
Methenolone is a derivative of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) or more specifically a structurally altered form of DHT. A double bond at carbon one and two is added to the DHT hormone, which in turn greatly increases the hormone’s anabolic nature. It also carries an added 1methyl group that protects it from hepatic breakdown. The addition of the Acetate ester further protects it from hepatic metabolism.
Primobolan is used to treat muscle wasting diseases in some cases; however, typically only in mild cases or where an immune boost is a benefit. This steroid is not going to pack on mass like Anadrol or Deca Durabolin and most men will not have much use for it in an offseason bulking cycle.
We can, however, make an exception for females. Women are far more sensitive to anabolic steroids and a little of a mild anabolic steroid can go a long way.
Be on the lookout for these side effects:
In a therapeutic setting, standard male Primobolan doses will fall in the 100-150 mg per day range. Performance level doses will also fall in the same range. However, many men have reported decent results with as little as 50-75 mg per day. Higher doses can be tolerated fairly well, but most will keep it in the listed ranges.
Although it has been successful in female treatment plans, Schering has not released a standard dosing guide for females. In performance circles, the standard female Primobolan dosing range will be at 25-50 mg per day.
Regardless of stacking, a first Primobolan cycle should start with 25 mg per day and no higher. Total use should not extend beyond 6 weeks. Most will find 46 week increments to be perfect.
Additionally, the Methenolone hormone itself, while limited in oral form is one of the more commonly counterfeited anabolic steroids out there. It is also fairly expensive in many underground markets. This hormone is well known for being one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s favorites.
How much truth is in that only he can say, but the story is enough for many to make inaccurate assumptions about his feelings on the hormone and how he used it. That we do know. It’s also been enough to keep the demand for this steroid fairly high, as well as plague the market with counterfeits.
An important note on demand; the demand for this steroid is also high due to its very female friendly nature. This is one of the few anabolic steroids women can use with a high rate of success. Steroids like Primobolan and Anavar carry very low virilization ratings making them perfect for female use.