Side Effects From Primobolan Usage
Primobolan is considered to be one of the most friendly steroids in terms of side effects. This is not surprising because it does not aromatize into estrogen and carries no progestin activity, making side effects like gynecomastia and water retention impossible. Furthermore, the risk of high blood pressure is also very low, and it is one of the few oral steroids that does not increase hepatic stress or cause liver damage.
However, this does not mean that there are no side effects at all. Primobolan can cause certain issues and side effects, which we will discuss further in this article.
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Emasculating Side Effects
The emasculating side effects are going to be the biggest concern for females. Although primobolan is seen as a mild steroid, it is still strong enough to cause permanent androgenic side effects such as acne, increased facial hair growth, a deepening of the vocal chords and clitoral enlargement.
Hence, women should be very careful with dosages and should opt for the oral primobolan whenever possible because it will be out of the system much faster in case these sort of problems take place, while the injectable primobolan will remain in the body for a considerably longer time.
Primobolan is well known as one of the worst steroids for hair loss. Therefore, if you are genetically predisposed to hair loss, you may want to reconsider supplementing with primobolan altogether. 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (such as Finasteride) are often used to combat the side effect of hair loss, but they will have virtually no effect on primobolan because other mechanisms are involved in hair loss with this steroid.
Primobolan will suppress HDL cholesterol and increase LDL cholesterol. Luckily, healthy cholesterol levels can still be maintained while using primobolan. All you need to do, is make sure that your diet is cholesterol friendly (high in omega fatty acids, while low in saturated fats and simple sugars) and implement regular cardiovascular exercise into your training routine.
Unfortunately, the use of any steroid will suppress natural testosterone production. The good news is that once the steroid cycle is finished, natural testosterone production will begin again, but it will take time and a proper post cycle therapy (PCT) will be needed.
As it has already been mentioned in the first part of this article, women produce testosterone just like men do, so they should also use a good natural testosterone booster (such as HCGenerate ES) after a primobolan cycle to restore normal testosterone levels.
Dangers of Underground Labs
Primobolan is not an easy steroid to obtain, and pharmaceutical grade primobolan is almost non-existent on the black market. As a result of this, methenolone is often faked with other steroids. Hence, it is important to keep this in mind because individuals who think they are supplementing with primobolan might be actually using a different hormone. Therefore, only buy primobolan from a trusted source that has good reviews on evolutionary.org.
Alternatives to Primobolan
SARMS (selective androgen receptor modulators) are a great alternative to primobolan. They provide the same benefits as steroids do, but without a lot of the negative side effects. In fact, with SARMS you will never see such undesired effects as development of male gender characteristics (virilization), increased LDL/HDL cholesterol ratios, or suppression of natural testosterone production.
There are 3 SARMS in particular that will provide similar results to primobolan when stacked together.
- Ostarine-Ostabolic (MK-2866) - This compound was developed for the treatment of such muscle wasting diseases as HIV. Additionally, it is effective in maintaining and increasing lean body mass.
- Cardarine (GW-501516) is a drug that binds to the PPAR receptors, where it promotes glucose uptake in skeletal muscle tissue and directly burns fat by stimulating fatty acid oxidation.
- Nutrobal (Mk-677) is a growth hormone secretagogue, which chemically signals the pituitary gland to increase growth hormone (GH) output. As a result, boosted levels of GH in the body will increase lean muscle mass and decrease body fat.
Sample SARMS cycle for females
|1||12.5 mgs/ed||20 mgs/ed||25 mgs/ed||2 caps before meals|
|2||12.5 mgs/ed||20 mgs/ed||25 mgs/ed||2 caps before meals|
|3||12.5 mgs/ed||20 mgs/ed||25 mgs/ed||2 caps before meals|
|4||12.5 mgs/ed||20 mgs/ed||25 mgs/ed||2 caps before meals|
|5||12.5 mgs/ed||20 mgs/ed||25 mgs/ed||2 caps before meals|
|6||12.5 mgs/ed||20 mgs/ed||25 mgs/ed||2 caps before meals|
|7||12.5 mgs/ed||20 mgs/ed||25 mgs/ed||2 caps before meals|
|8||12.5 mgs/ed||20 mgs/ed||25 mgs/ed||2 caps before meals|
|9||12.5 mgs/ed||20 mgs/ed||25 mgs/ed||2 caps before meals|
|10||12.5 mgs/ed||20 mgs/ed||25 mgs/ed||2 caps before meals|
|11||12.5 mgs/ed||20 mgs/ed||25 mgs/ed||2 caps before meals|
|12||12.5 mgs/ed||20 mgs/ed||25 mgs/ed||2 caps before meals|
Note: The Cardarine GW-501516 and Nutrobal (MK-677) daily dosages would ideally be split into an AM and PM dosage.
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