Archive for December, 2011

Primobolan Depot

Primobolan Depot is a Class I steroid working well at the androgen receptor but which apparently is ineffective in non-AR-mediated anabolic effects. It is most closely compared to Deca Durabolin, requiring a little higher dosage to achieve the same anabolic effect, but since it is pleasant to use at doses considerably higher than what is pleasant for nandrolone esters, it can achieve higher maximal effectiveness. 300 mg/week should be considered a reasonable minimum dose.

Primobolan appears to cause less inhibition than Deca or testosterone for any given degree of anabolic effect, perhaps because of low CNS activity, lack of conversion to DHT, and lack of aromatization to estrogen. Unlike Deca, it is not metabolically deactivated by 5a-reductase and therefore is not as kind to the skin and hair as that drug. However, when used by itself at modest doses, by suppressing natural testosterone and DHT production, it can improve skin relative to using no anabolic steroids at all.

The drug is particularly excellent for use as the last injectable used in a cycle, since for any given anabolic effect it gives much less inhibition than other steroids such as testosterone, nandrolone, or trenbolone. Therefore, residual levels of Primobolan can allow recovery in the taper while still offering useful anti-catabolic or even anabolic support.

Testosterone Enanthate

Testosterone enanthate is a long acting form of the parent hormone testosterone. In this particular case, the parent hormone has been attached to the enanthate ester to delay its release into the bloodstream over several days. Testosterone enanthate is the most popular form of testosterone prescribed everywhere in the world, except for the United States, where the very similar testosterone cypionate is typically preferred.

Like testosterone cypionate, testosterone enanthate is an injectable ester of the hormone testosterone that is used to boost levels of the hormone in the body. Testosterone enanthate has also been used by athletes such as bodybuilders to boost their mass and give them maximum performance potential.

A testosterone enanthate injection is known as a “depot injection”. It is injected into a muscle, where it forms a reservoir of medicine that is gradually converted into testosterone over time.

For low testosterone levels the injection is initially given once every two to three weeks, and then every three to six weeks for maintenance treatment. The exact frequency will depend on your individual testosterone level. Testosterone enanthate is also very hard to come by in the United States, as it is a highly regulated substance, although doctors in other countries will prescribe it. Testosterone enanthate is also used in the treatment of breast cancer in women.

Everyone is different, so the following are approximations:

Age:                                              20-30           30-40       40-50          50-60

Testosterone: ng/dl                800-1000   400-700   300-400   200-300

GH: IGF-1 ng/dl                      300-400     250-300   175-200     100-150

DHEA ug/dl                             400-500     350-400   200-300     50-200