This substance was developed by the German company Schering early 60’s. It is an anabolic agent with an extremely low androgenic effect. In long-term “bulkers” it brings only small muscle and strength gains, but in so-called “new bulkers” this substance can bring quite good results with minimal side effects. Its gains are quite durable. It is almost harmless to the liver. It does not aromatize, sometimes the appearance of mild acne is mentioned, it does not cause a significant increase in blood pressure, and cholesterol values remain within normal limits. With long-term use, it slightly affects the production of its own testosterone. It is also mentioned to enhance hair and hair growth, but this substance is a derivative of DHT, thus, with a certain genetic disposition, it causes excessive hair loss.
It is among the safest injectable forms of steroids. Compared to the tablet form, it retains a significantly higher % of water. It has a longer period of efficacy, its half-life is 10.5 days. It is applied every 5 – 7 days in doses for men ranging from 400 – 1000mg per week and for women from 50 to 100mg per week. It should be taken over a period of 10 – 12 weeks for its truly full use. The detection period is 4 – 5 weeks.
-Methenolone or Primobolan is a derivative of dihydrotestosterone, which is very popular among bodybuilders (and especially with women, for its low androgenic effects). It is a mildly anabolic, low androgenic steroid. It binds well to androgen receptors and therefore belongs to the so-called class I. It was first described in the 1960s and has maintained a fairly steady popularity for its minimal side effects.
-It is often combined with other steroids, such as nandrolone and testosterone in the bulking cycle and stanozolol and testosterone in the drawing cycle. It is one of the few steroids that is effective even on a low calorie diet. The gains in strength and volume are not dramatic, but they are very high quality and essentially permanent after a long period of time. However, a significant disadvantage is the high price.
-Methenolone comes in both injectable and oral (pill) versions. Tablets are not alkylated, unlike other steroids. Methenolone is in fact alkylated at the 1st carbon, which increases its stability when passing through the liver, and there is a double bond between the 1st and 2nd carbons, which enhances the anabolic effect.
-Side effects are rare, even at high doses. This substance does not aromatize and is not toxic. Because the oral form is not alkylated, it does not damage the liver (at least in normal doses). Strangely, some users complain of hair loss. In this context, it is worth pointing out that injectable methenolone is often adulterated and in fact not infrequently contains cheap testosterone esters.
-After the end of the treatment, there is no need to worry about significant losses, so there is no need to take substances to stimulate testosterone production. Women take this substance very often because it is one of the few steroids they can experiment with.
-Because the oral form is not alkylated and is twice as effective as the injectable, tablet doses must be high. The usual dosage is 2-6 tablets (100-300 mg) per day in 2-3 doses or 200-400 mg injectable version per week. A reasonable dosage for the oral form is up to 1000 mg per week. Women should not exceed doses of 30 mg per day. Even such a low dosage can cause irreversible virilization problems (e.g., thickening of the voice), so it is better to start at 1 tablet twice daily.