Primobolan Depot is without question one of the most highly desired anabolic steroids on the market. Enormously popular, when it comes to the popularity of this steroid it rest on reasons that are unique unto its own. Primo, as it's often known is not an extremely powerful anabolic compound, it's nowhere near as powerful as Trenbolone and won't pack on the size of steroids like Nandrolone or even simple Testosterone. When it comes to cutting, once again Trenbolone destroys it, and it doesn't possess the hardening effects of Winstrol, Masteron or many other steroids. When it comes to all the anabolic compounds we've just mentioned, you might be asking what's the point and what makes it so popular?
While a relatively mild steroid, Primobolan Depot can be very effective when used properly, and just as important it is one of the few anabolic steroids women can use with a high rate of success. Then there's the direct issue of popularity, and this surrounds the legend of Primo. It has often been stated Arnold Schwarzenegger used a lot of Primo; in-fact, it's often said this was his favorite steroid. Of course, we know this was far from the only steroid Arnold used, and whether it was his favorite or not is something only he can answer, but this story has been enough to gain it enormous worldwide popularity. As a result, the demand for Primobolan Depot is high, but as a result of this steroids legend it is also one of the most commonly counterfeited injectable steroids on the market; perhaps the most of all. Further, this can be one of the more expensive steroids you'll ever purchase, and you better have solid confidence in your supplier if you're going to make a purchase.
With all of this in mind, we want to take a direct look at Primobolan Depot. We want to look at its nature and benefits, and of course, the side effects and how they might be minimized or even avoided. Through our discussion, you'll have a better understanding of this mild yet very effective anabolic compound, and while there's a lot of garbage on the market there's plenty of high quality Primo to take advantage of.
Primobolan Depot – Nature & Traits:
Methenolone Enanthate, commonly known by its most popular trade name Primobolan Depot is a dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived anabolic steroid that carries many similarities to another popular DHT compound Drostanolone (Masteron). While similar to Masteron in many ways, on a per milligram basis Primo is more powerful, and in many ways far more effective. An injectable anabolic steroid, as you're aware the Methenolone hormone is also available as an oral tablet in the form of Methenolone Acetate. When it comes to the oral version, unlike most oral steroids it lacks the C17-aa nature, and as a result is often lacking many of the Primo benefits. Even so, many prefer the Acetate version if they can find it in the injectable form; however, it is somewhat of a rarity and only produced by a few underground labs.
Carrying an active half-life of approximately 12 days, Primobolan Depot only has to be administered two times per week, and on this basis the results can be very pleasing. Through supplementation, you will find this is an anabolic steroid that binds firmly to the androgen receptors, and not only is metabolic action enhanced it is one of the few anabolic steroids that will directly promote lipolysis. Beyond this trait, Primobolan Depot is one of the best steroids on earth at promoting nitrogen retention, and this can prove to be invaluable. All lean muscle tissue is comprised of nitrogen, approximately 16%, and the more we retain the more anabolic we will remain. This can lead to greater tissue building abilities as well as a greater rate of preservation when dieting; even so, most will agree it's not a great bulking steroid; it simply lacks the overall power.
A non-aromatizing steroid, estrogenic effects are of no concern; in-fact, like the Drostanolone hormone, Primobolan Depot can actually have an anti-estrogenic effect. Even so, as we'll see in the side effect section it is not a problem free compound; it is a DHT compound and will as a result carry DHT related side effects. Of course, it still carries very low levels of androgenic activity, and this means females can supplement safely, but caution is still advised.
The Benefits of Primobolan Depot:
When it comes to the benefits of Primobolan Depot, male off-season bulking is typically not recommended; it simply lacks the power to put on a lot of mass. Make no mistake, mass can be gained, and as it won't aromatize any weight gained will be nothing but pure, lean tissue; it's simply not going to be a lot. Even so, Primo does appear to create a decent amount of synergetic action when used with other anabolic steroids of a mass enhancing nature, and this can make it a decent choice for off-season cycles of a more advanced nature.
Beyond male off-season use, while it's often not the best choice the benefit of Primobolan Depot for women looking to add lean size is a different story. This can be an excellent off-season steroid for female performance enhancing athletes; after all, women are far more sensitive to steroidal hormones than men, and a little go can a long way even if it is a mild compound. Further, many women aren't looking for massive buildups in size; in many case, just a little lean mass is all that's desired, and enough to transform a physique that is on a much smaller frame.
While the off-season benefits of Primobolan Depot are somewhat limited, when it comes to cutting we have a different animal. Without question, cutting cycles are the best time to supplement with Primo, and this goes for men and women. As eluded to in the traits and nature section above, this is a steroid that carries two traits that will aid in cutting more so than just about anything else. Primo is a premier lean tissue preserver, as well as an actual fat burning steroid, and that is successful cutting. Further, when coupled with other anabolic steroids in a stack, the end result will be nothing short of amazing. For men, a Testosterone/Primobolan/Trenbolone stack will blow there minds, with women finding Primobolan/Anavar combinations to be the answer; many women will only need Anavar, but if more is desired this is the combo for you. In either case, add in Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and some thermogenics and perhaps a thyroid hormone and you will be one lean, mean, ripped machine.
The Side Effects of Primobolan Depot:
As stated above, due to this compound lacking any aromatizing abilities, estrogenic related side effects are impossible, and this means gynecomastia and water retention or of no concern. Further, as water retention is of no concern, most will have no concern regarding high blood pressure; however, high doses or preexisting conditions may have an adverse effect on blood pressure; responsible use is a must.
While estrogenic issues are of no concern, the side effects of Primobolan Depot still exist, and they will be the same as all DHT related compounds. For many, the most common side effect of Primobolan Depot will be acne, but this is normally only a problem for those who are already sensitive to acne. Even so, others may have a problem, and while testosterone based steroids can cause a problem too, DHT compounds are notorious. For this reason, sensitive or not it is important you keep your skin clean and dry at all times; take an extra shower every day if needed. If this doesn't work, if you are truly that sensitive, you may find this and other DHT compounds are not for you.
Beyond acne, of all the side effects of Primobolan Depot, the one that will concern many men is hair-loss; however, it's not so cut and dry. The only men who might lose some of their hair are those predisposed to male pattern baldness; you were going to lose it anyway, but if you're not predisposed, hair-loss is impossible. At any rate, if you are concerned about your hair line, if you are predisposed you might try supplementing with Finasteride products such as Propecia or Proscar as they will offer a good deal of protection; they are not guaranteed, but for many men they will buy them some more time.
While Finasteride can help protect the hair line, where this androgen suppressor really becomes valuable is in the fight against prostate enlargement. Large buildups of DHT can cause prostate enlargement, and for this reason you must not supplement with this or any anabolic steroid if you already suffer. For most men, if they are healthy and supplement responsibly they will be fine; however, if underlying issues exist or a large DHT buildup is allowed you may have an issue. If this occurs, you will find Finasteride can tremendously reduce enlargement; in-fact, six months of Finasteride therapy has been shown to completely reduce enlargement in some men.
The above largely takes care of the primary side effects of Primobolan Depot, but we now have the issue of virilization to attack. Primo carries a tremendously low virilization rating, but it can still occur. When virilization occurs, this is where women will find body hair growth, a deepening of the vocal chords and clitoral enlargement to occur, and these are effects hardly any woman will desire. For most women, if they supplement responsibly with proper doses they will be fine; please see our dosage discussion link. At any rate, as we are all unique individuals, despite responsible use some women may display a poor response; they will be in the minority, but it can occur. If for any reason virilization symptoms begin to show, due to irresponsible use or a poor response you are strongly encouraged to discontinue use immediately. If you discontinue use at the onset of symptoms, they will fade away rapidly, but if ignored they can become a permanent problem.
This largely takes care of the side effects of Primobolan Depot, but there is one more we must discuss, and it surrounds natural testosterone. It has often been said Primo does not suppress natural testosterone production; in-fact, many performance enhancers use it as a bridge on this basis, but nothing could be further from the truth. A single 25mg injection of Primobolan Depot will suppress the natural testosterone production of any man by 50%, and for this reason some form of exogenous testosterone supplementation is advised anytime Primo is used.