Methenolone, along with oxandrolone is the safest anabolic steroid drug, used in medical practice in the treatment of women and even children. This steroid in combination with methandrostenolone was used by Arnold Schwarzenegger himself to prepare for the competition – this fact alone can elevate the authority of methenolone to heaven.
In practice, it is still used less frequently, especially in the United States, where it is now practically forgotten, and for several reasons. We will talk about them below. Methenolone is a derivative of dihydrotestosterone (more precisely, dihydroboldenone), but despite this, he has not inherited almost any traits of “parent”. Steroid molecules are able to interact with the aromatase enzyme, but this does not lead to the conversion of methenolone into estradiol. Unlike nandrolone, the analogue of which many people call metenolone, the steroid does not show progestogenic activity. All this can be attributed to the positive features of the drug, but only to some extent.
Methenolone enanthate can be used in the same cycles in which nandrolone is used; methenolone can serve as a substitute, albeit for a weaker one, to the latter. As well as nandrolone, metenolone very well stabilizes the androgen receptor, at the same time, it is absolutely not susceptible to aromatization and does not show progestogenic activity, which has both positive and negative sides. The positive should be attributed to the absence of excessive accumulation of water and fat deposition during the course of metenolone, to the negative – a weaker effect. On the other hand, in contrast to nandrolone, the enzyme 5 -? – reductase does not turn methenolone into a less active substance, so the strength of its effect on the body remains unchanged.
Methenolone enanthate has actually two areas of application – preparation for competitions and the period of exit from the cycle. In the second case, the feature of the drug is used that it very slightly suppresses the body’s production of its own testosterone, i.e. recovery of endogenous testosterone production can also go against the background of its use (in this case dosages should not exceed 400 mg per week and combine the drug preferably with non-aromatizing steroids).
At a dosage of up to 1 gram per week, the drug does not show any side effects at all; its administration has no effect on the liver or other internal organs. Practically does not suppress the drug and the production of the body’s own testosterone.
The minimum effective dose is 400 mg of injectable methenolone per week, although it can be safely increased up to one gram. The usual practice is the injection of the drug every 4-7 days.
Combination with other drugs
Combining methenolone is worth with methandrostenolone or oxymetholone, if your goal is to gain muscle mass (although to achieve this goal, methenolone is hardly worth using at all); with drostanolone, fluoxymesterone or stanozolol in preparation for the competition; with methandrostenolone or stanozolol at the exit of the cycle. Occasionally, methenolone is combined with testosterone (although, unlike nandrolone, “primo” is not a synergist of testosterone) or trenbolone. What is certainly not worth combining metenolone, so it is with nandrolone or boldenone.