Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Methenolone (Primobolan) and athletes with chronic immune disorders

Methenolone (Primobolan) is generally advised in case of men suffering from the deficiency of a hormone known as androgen in men. In some rare instances this drug has also been advised to treat a condition known as aplastic anaemia which is mainly characterized by the deficiency of blood cells.

In some other instances it has been advised to counter the abnormal weight loss associated with certain disorders or following major trauma. It is illegal to obtain and use Primobolan without being prescribed by the doctor.

Effects on the body:
Primobolan has been advised for women suffering with breast cancer in some instances as it has been believed to aid in the reduction of the tumour size. The anabolic steroids such as Primobolan reduce the excretion of nitrogen from the tissue.

This retention of nitrogen within the muscle tissues aids in the building of muscle mass to a certain extent. The muscle building effect may be present to a certain extent while no clear evidence about enhancement in athletic performance has been observed with the use of Primobolan.

Primobolan supposedly burns fat thereby reducing its amount in the body. This effect of Primobolan has increased its popularity among athletes who look at building a lean mass with less fat in their body. Further it has been stated that Primobolan prevents wasting of muscles and reverses the effects of anaemia. Anabolic steroids may enhance the formation of blood cells in some instances. In case of individuals suffering from chronic immune disorders such as AIDS, Primobolan has been advised as immune booster drug. Being described as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s favourite steroid, Primobolan is widely abused in sports and bodybuilding. It is considered that it Primobolan builds strength with adding bulk to the muscles. Primobolan is generally more favored by athletes as it helps them to maintain a lean body mass while improving the ability of the muscles to contract. Also it has been proposed that it is not associated with the common side-effects of other steroids such as acne, water retention, infertility and others. In case of body builders, it is used during the bulking or cutting cycles.

Primobolan is considered a fairly weak steroid. Its anabolic/androgenic ratings are low and it’s one of the weakest steroids on paper; though, it is stronger than masteron. Since Masteron is always related to cutting cycles, on paper primo should gain credibility as a cutting steroid.

Primo has a huge advantage over most steroids, as it’s stronger than testosterone at binding to the androgen receptor. As with most dihydrotestosterone (DHT) related AAS, it’s a good aid for fat loss. In addition, Primo doesn’t aromatize, so you won’t need an aromatase inhibitor (AI) or SERM with it. Interesting fact, Primobolan was tested by old-school bodybuilders as gynecomastia (gyno) treatment back in the 70s and 80s. As strange as it sounds, it has been medically proven to reduce breast tumors in women (which are mainly estrogen related).

Since primobolan increases nitrogen retention, it’s been touted as anti-catabolic and somewhat anabolic (which can be disputed). In simple terms, it helps you keep your muscle mass while you’re dieting. That’s one of the biggest reasons it’s used on cutting cycles. Anecdotally, evidence shows that by using primobolan during low-calorie diets (even 20-30% below your BMR), you can keep your current lean muscle while gaining new muscle tissue. While this seems to be against basic understanding of nutrition, we’ll chuck this one to the magic of steroids. Primobolan can be used alone for a first cycle at doses of 300-400mg/wk injected of the preparation Primobolan Depot or Enanthate. However, Methenolone will lower natural testosterone levels and may then impact sex drive and erectile function, so this is not optimal.
Primobolan can be used alone, but you must realise this is not optimal. Yes, you may experience gains in strength and lean body mass, but the effects will not be as pronounced if the anabolic steroid is not combined even with a low dose of Testosterone. Let’s assume you’re going to run it alone and discuss the doses to suit. Primobolan Enathate is one of the more common forms of Primbolan on the black market. Schering is dosed at 100mg/ml, meaning an effective dose and amount is 300-400mg/wk, which is 3-4ml injected intramuscular. The same dose can be used whether cutting or bulking or used alone or in combination with other steroids. A dose of 50mg every day or 100mg every other day is advised for Primobolan Acetate or 100mg every day in pill form orally.

Cycle and dosing info for Primo:

Although Primo is a quality steroid, as said it is rather week. Also due to the fact that it contains (in injectable form) an enanthate ester, anything under 400mg per week is rather a pointless use of Primo and a waste of money. Generally with AS, more does not always mean better (due to side-effects and other issues), however in the case of Primo more does definitely equal better. If stacking Primo with testosterone, 400-800mg per week will be an effective dose, with obviously the higher doses being the most effective. Primo will have two main effects in such a stack. Firstly it will seem to amplify the effects of test, so 500mg of Test Enanthate may seem like 750mg or more. Secondly, Primo is very forgiving with one's diet. Quality muscle can still be obtained at a steady rate even with one's diet being off from time to time. However, with a spot-on diet, Primo and test will work wonders.

For those who would want to use Primo on its own or without test, you would really need to use a minimum of 600-800mg per week. If you can afford it, 1000mg per week of Primo will highly reward the user. Some people often ask about using Primo with Trenbolone. This can be done, however without test one must realise that you are likely to be quite shut down, and it is likely you would need some sex medicines as well as HCG. Despite this, for those that want a test-less cycle, Primo and Tren is a great cutting cycle. My ultimate cutting cycle however is one that incorporates Primo, Test Prop and Tren Acetate. Another very good cutting cycle that is test-free would be Primo (600-1000mg per week) with Anavar (60-80mg per day).

Due to the enanthate ester that is attached to the Methenolone base in Primo, it really should not be run for less than 8 weeks. Primo is also useful at a high dose for those who use higher doses of test and experience appetite loss from this. Primo doesn't cause such appetite loss, thus when bulking this can give a chance for diet to be spot-on. Primo does suppress and shut you down as said, however it is roughly about half as suppressive as test, so a 12 week Primo cycle would shut you down similar to a 6 week test cycle. For this reason, Primo alone can be run up to 20 weeks without fear of a very difficult recovery in PCT.

Female Primobolan Doses:
Primobolan is widely used by females due to its low anabolic and androgenic rating. This means that it will be an excellent choice for women due to the low incidence of temporary and permanent side effects. These include virilisation and are common place with the more anabolic and androgenic steroids. Symptoms, such as, deepening of vocal chords, acne, hair growth and hair loss, jaw growth and enlargement of sexual organs can occur. This can happen even when steroid doses are not considered abuse. Primobolan, generally, is a safe anabolic steroid for women to use – in the right doses. For both bulking and cutting cycle, it’s advised that more than 100mg/wk of legit pharmaceutical grade Primobolan should be used. If any side effects do occur, stop Primobolan use immediately or risk the fact of permanent sides.

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