Alphabolin Alpha Pharma (Methenolone enanthate) or Primobolan is an injectable version of the steroid methenolone. This, of course, is the same component in the primolaban oral (methenolone acetate), both manufactured by Alpha Pharma.
The drug Primobolan is considered one of the most popular anabolic steroids, which bodybuilders use to build muscle. A great influence on his popularity was the so-called “Arnold Schwarzenegger brand”. It was often said that the famous actor actively used this steroid, but such fame led to the fact that some lovers of beautiful relief began to misunderstand the main characteristics of the drug. And what caused this popularity is quite understandable – add to any steroid the well-known name of Schwarzenegger and it will sell well.
Plus to such popularity the steroid Primobolan is considered one of the safest anabolic drugs. It has a moderate enough nature that makes it suitable for both men and women. It should be noted that this drug was even actively used for therapeutic purposes to treat premature babies. The hormone as well proved itself in the treatment of osteoporosis and various diseases of muscle tissue. Primobolan has a very positive effect on corticosteroids and blocks their activity. There are cases when this drug gave positive results in the treatment of carcinoma and hepatitis.
What is primobolan?
Side effects of androgenic nature
Despite the fact that Primobolan is considered to be moderate enough with a steroid, the appearance of side effects of an androgenic nature is still possible during its administration. These manifestations include:
The appearance of acne on the face and body
As for the manifestation of acne, a very small number of men will suffer from this side effect. Most often it threatens those who have a genetic predisposition. But if we talk about hair loss, Primobolan can quite actively contribute to this process. Although in this issue very much also depends on the genetic predisposition. And those athletes who do not have it, can safely start taking a steroid.
In order to combat the negative side effects of androgenic nature, a large number of bodybuilders include in their course inhibitors of reductase 5- alpha. Finasteride is most often used because it contains an enzyme that fights the manifestation of the androgenicity of the DHT hormone. However, if we talk specifically about the Primobolan steroids, then this is already DHT, so the use of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors will not have a positive effect.
Despite the moderate anabolic nature, Primobolan can cause virilization in women. These effects include:
Coarsening voice timbre
Increase in masculine hair
Increasing the size of the clitoris
In most cases, the manifestation of side effects associated with the dosage of the drug and the individual sensitivity of the athlete’s body to the hormone Methenolone enanthate (Primobolan depot). Those women who do not exceed the standard dosage usually do not have any health problems. However, if the manifestation of virilization nevertheless manifested itself, the drug should be stopped immediately. If you do this at the beginning, all the unpleasant symptoms will quickly disappear. But if this process is ignored, you will have very negative and irreversible consequences.
Influence on the cardiovascular system
The steroid Primobolan should not significantly affect the level of the athlete’s blood pressure. Such a side effect on the course of this drug is very rare and manifests itself in isolated cases. But the most actual side effect that will affect the cardiovascular system will be a change in the cholesterol balance in favor of bad cholesterol. Primobolan affects the cholesterol balance much more than testosterone, but less than most other oral steroids. Therefore, on the course of this steroid, it is better for an athlete to begin an additional intake of drugs that contribute to an increase in the level of good cholesterol.
Because of the threat of changing the cholesterol balance on the Primobolan course, it is very important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Your diet should be rich in omega-3 fatty acids, but the consumption of simple carbohydrates and saturated fats is better cut. Regular cardio loads are also recommended. When taking a steroid, do not forget to systematically monitor the level of cholesterol in the body.
Effect on testosterone levels
All anabolic steroids act on the natural production of testosterone in an overwhelming way, but the rate of this suppression largely depends on the individual characteristics of the drug. The hormone Methenolone suppresses this ability less than most anabolic steroids. For example, drugs such as Testosterone, Nandrolone and Trenbolone will act on the level of natural testosterone more actively. But despite the moderate nature of the drug, experts recommend the use of additional testosterone during the Methenolone course. Men who ignore this point are at risk of suffering from insufficient testosterone production in the body. And remember that this process is not affected by genetics, from the lack of testosterone in the body will suffer absolutely any athlete. If you supplement your course with this important substance, you can expect much more positive results. But if you do not do this in the near future, you will experience quite a few negative side effects. These manifestations do not pose a threat to human life, but in time can lead to serious health problems. Women athletes who are on the course Primobolan there is no need to take additional testosterone.
After you stop taking Primobolan and the steroid decay products will be completely removed from the body, the natural production of testosterone will be resumed. It should be noted that this drug promises an athlete a fairly easy recovery course. However, the best option will be a competent post-course therapy that will help the body to restore its natural functions faster and provide you with additional testosterone while this process is not completed.