Metheneolone is a rare steroid which can be found both in the injectable steroids and oral steroid forms; the injectable form is called Methenolone-Enantahe while the oral form is called Metheneolone- Acetate. Metheneolone was at one point of time among the most popular steroids in the world. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the popular Hollywood action star, implied that Metheneolone was his favorite, which contributed in it having a cult following among bodybuilders. Metheneolone is one of the safest steroids out there, but people are now being attracted towards a similar drug known as Masteron, because it is easily widely available and can be used as a substitute for Metheneolone.
Metheneolone is a steroid based on DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) which possesses both androgenic and anabolic characteristics. Its androgenic properties are a little on the lower side as Metheneolone tends to be more anabolic in nature than androgenic. Metheneolone is well suited to those users who do not like the aromatase effects of steroids as Metheneolone like most DHT steroids don’t aromatize.
Methenolone is the active hormone in both the oral and injectable versions of Metheneolone. The oral version will be less effective than the injectable version on a milligram for milligram comparison. This is because oral steroids are often structurally changed (17-alpha-alkylated) to get through the liver without dissolving. This structural change is absent in Oral Metheneolone resulting in the destruction of most of the hormone before it penetrates the blood stream. It is understood that the 17-aa modification puts the liver under a lot of pressure. Oral Metheneolone lacks this modification and so it is not harmful for the liver at all.
Benefits of Metheneolone
Since Metheneolone is a mild DHT steroid, it is unlikely to have that many bulking benefits as its characteristics do not define that purpose. You could still go ahead and use it in your bulking cycle but it will likely require large amounts of administration to see any noticeable effects. Metheneolone is pretty expensive, making this routine extremely unfeasible.
Most users are of the opinion that Metheneolone is best used in cutting cycles. It is unlikely that Metheneolone will contribute in any major way to muscle tissue growth but it is a brilliant steroid when it comes to preserving your prevalent muscle tissue. Metheneolone has also gained the reputation of being one of the rare anabolic steroids which can directly initiate fat loss in users. This is a trait it shares with many other anabolic steroids but its effects have been known to be more direct.
The biggest benefit of Metheneolone has to be its safe nature when being administered to anabolic steroid users from the fairer sex. Almost, all the steroids out there have severe complications on females, but the likes of Metheneolone and Anavar are generally well tolerated by them. For females who use steroids, Virilization (Development of sexual differences) is the biggest concern. With responsible use, this can be avoided by all users. If symptoms start to show, then simply discontinuing with the steroid will eradicate their presence. Women love Metheneolone because it is one of those steroids through which they can enjoy the effects of anabolic steroids and not have to deal with the nasty complications steroids generally come with. There is however, no turning back from Virilization once its effect sets in permanently, so one should always be on the lookout for alarming signs.
Side effects of Metheneolone
Metheneolone is not an aromatizing steroid, so most of the side effects common with other steroids are practically nonexistent when it comes to Metheneolone administration. Water retention and bloating has been observed rarely. As Metheneolone is not structurally modified to bypass the liver, it does not cause any harm to it. Because of its mild nature, it has earned the recognition of being one of the safest steroids out there at present but as with all steroids, a few side effects are existent.
Common side effects that are associated with Metheneolone administration are as follows:
· Acne: The appearance of small red spots around the back, neck, and shoulder are known as acne formation.
· Virilization: Condition in which females develop male like characteristics such as facial hair, deep voice, etc.
· Aggression: Signs of aggression may show up on some women post Metheneolone administration.
· Insomnia: Post Metheneolone administration, some women go through sleep deprivation.
· Hair loss: Metheneolone is known to accelerate the process of hair loss in users.
· Menstrual problems: Some women may complain of menstrual cycle disturbances and other complications related to menstruation post Metheneolone administration.
Metheneolone and Testosterone
There is a common belief doing the rounds that Metheneolone does not intervene in the production of testosterone. Most steroids have varying degrees of harshness towards the human body and its ability to produce testosterone but all of them do intervene in its production. Metheneolone here is no exception and even its administration is known to have suppressed testosterone production. A small dosage of Metheneolone, say as low as 25mg, can easily suppress the production of testosterone by an alarming 50%. This is why bridging with Metheneolone is an extremely stupid decision users can take.
Metheneolone Cycles and Doses
Metheneolone is a mild steroid and hence it is also classified as a weak steroid. Men who are willing to use this steroid probably need to take in quite a bit to actually start seeing some realistic effects. Men using Metheneolone often end up in disappointment simply because their dosages are just not enough to see the positive effects. Those who have been using the oral version over the injectable ones are likely to be more disappointed as they need even larger amounts of administration for any effects of the steroid to start showing. It is important to remember here that Metheneolone is a very expensive steroid.
Men will often find that 500mg per week is a bare minimum dose to see any of the potential benefits. The cycle of administration should be set a minimum timeframe of 8 weeks, with 12 weeks being a highly favorable timeframe.
For those female athletes out there, both versions of the steroid are likely to be far more beneficial but of course, the injectable version triumps over the oral version here too. To keep Virilization at bay though, female users need to use Metheneolone in bursts of 4-6 weeks. Basically, if the cycle of usage is for 4 weeks, they should take a 2 week break post the cycle to allow the body to recover. Post the break, they can choose to start another cycle as required.
If Virilization begins to shown even though all precautions have been taken, it is recommended that females should stop the administration immediately no matter whichever week they are in, and allow the body to recuperate. A 100mg does will be considered an extremely potent dose by many women and help them achieve their wants, while a 50mg dosage is a more realistic dose, which is likely to be extremely efficient and effective.
Metheneolone is definitely one of the safest steroids out there in terms of side effects. It makes us wonder as to why Masteron grabs so many eyeballs. Masteron and Metheneolone are quite similar and their effects are also close to equal. Masteron is easier to procure in the market and is less likely to be counterfeited unlike Metheneolone. This cannot be ignored because in today’s times, Metheneolone is effectively one of the most counterfeited steroids available in the black market. The oral versions or the tablets are more commonly counterfeited but injectable fakes are common as well.