Primobolan (primo), chemical name Methenolone, is by far the most popular injectable anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) for cutting cycles. The only steroid that’s more popular in cutting cycles is trenbolone. You’re probably wondering the reason it’s so popular, right? Ironically, primo is popular for one big reason: Arnold Schwarzenegger. I’m not sure where the rumor came from, some say Pumping Iron (the movie) others say Arnold said it in an interview. Though, there is historical accuracy in the rumor mill. The “old-school” bodybuilders did use primobolan for cutting cycles and even bulking cycles. There are a myriad of primobolan and dianabol, anavar cycles, which keeps lending credibility to primo as an all around steroid.
Primobolan’s properties and details were first released and published in 1960. Squibb released the injectable format of Primobolan (Methenolone Enanthate) first in 1962 followed by the release of the oral variant of Primo (Methenolone Acetate) into the American market in the same year. It was at the time marketed under the brand name Nibal Depot (for the injectable) and Nibal for the oral variant dosed at 20mg per tablet. Very shortly afterwards, the rights for manufacture of the compound were sold in West Germany to Schering. Following this sale of rights, Nibal was removed from the US market and instead, Schering marketed the compound under the new trade name Primobolan (for both variants). It then became the quintessential anabolic steroid manufactured by Schering, who then marketed the compound as an internationally exclusive drug, and would never return to the American Market. An interesting point to note is that even though Primobolan was never marketed in the United States after Schering had bought the rights to it, it is still listed as an FDA approved drug. This had enabled American doctors to be able to import it on special order.
As a very mild DHT steroid, most will not see any bulking benefits from its use as it does not possess traits apt for this purpose. You could use this steroid as part of a bulking cycle but it would necessarily require massive amounts and due to this steroid being outrageously expensive this is simply not feasible. Most will find Primobolan to be best served in a cutting cycle; while it will not promote muscle tissue growth to any great degree it is a fantastic steroid for the use of preserving existing muscle tissue. Further, as it can preserve it has also been shown to be one of the few anabolic steroids that can directly lead to fat-loss. While almost all anabolic steroids carry this fat loss trait to a degree, Primobolan appears to do so in a more direct manner.
Without question the greatest benefit to Primobolan use lies within its safe nature when taken by female anabolic steroid users. Make no mistake, this is not a girl only steroid but because so many steroids are so harsh on females, as steroids such as Primo and Anavar are generally well-tolerated by women they hold somewhat of a special place. The largest concern for most women and anabolic steroid use is virilization; however, with responsible use this is non-existent in almost all females. While it can occur, if symptoms start to show, simply discontinuing will see them fade away. This makes Primobolan very beneficial to females as they are able to enjoy a moderate anabolic affect without the nasty side-effects. It is however very important to note, if virilization effects set in there is often no turning back; don’t push the envelope.