MENT, short for methylnortestosterone, is a synthetic anabolic steroid closely related to nandrolone in structure. It was first researched back in the early 1960’s, the heyday of anabolic steroid development. Back then, there were new compounds being introduced into the journals literally every week. Like a great many of the effective steroids studied during this era, however, MENT didn’t make it’s way to becoming a commercial drug product. For about four decades it sat gathering dust on the bookshelves, next to many other effective but anonymous compounds. Historically, lack of early financial support has been a death sentence for anabolic steroids. If a company isn’t there in the beginning to spend the millions necessary to develop it into an actual prescription product, it isn’t going to go anywhere later on. The money simply wasn’t there for MENT in the 1960’s, and it died. For a long time this agent remained a “nothing” in the world of steroids.

But things changed for MENT around the turn of the century, in a very dramatic fashion. On October 30th in 2000, international drug giant Schering AG made a public announcement that it had entered into a partnership to research, develop, and market methylnortestosterone acetate for both male contraceptive and hormone replacement use. This followed several years of sporadic but positive studies on this agent. The ball was set in motion, and this old steroid, which scientists had ignored for over thirty years, was suddenly amidst a hotbed of new research and speculation, the likes of which it had never seen before.
In their press release, Schering AG makes promise of a new androgen that offers the anabolic and endocrine benefits of an injectable testosterone, but with less prostate growth, and more patient comfort. In other words, Schering is saying that MENT looks to be an easier to administer and equally useful steroid as testosterone, yet without the same issues concerning androgenicity.

for its use, MENT is a relatively potent steroid, so an effective dose for bodybuilders is going to be small. As a drug 10 times more anabolic than testosterone by some studies, and 20 times more effective at suppressing spermatogenesis than testosterone enanthate in others, we should commonly see daily doses of maybe 3-6mg. If prepared as an oil-based injectable (with acetate ester), this would mean shots of roughly 10-20mg every two to three days. Compare this to trenbolone, which is usually given in doses of 75-100mg per shot under the same schedule (and this is a particularly potent steroid). Some might find good effect at 10mg daily, however I suspect the number of people needing to go here will be few, and fewer still will probably venture higher. As a poorly aromatized anabolic (19-nor compounds tend to aromatize much more slowly than c-19 steroids), MENT should stack well with a variety of different steroids, possibly for both cutting and bulking phases of training. For simplicity, this would mean using it with drugs like testosterone cypionate/enanthate (200-400mg/week), Dianabol (20-35mg/day), or Anadrol (50-100mg/day) when looking for sheer size, milder anabolics like nandrolone decanoate or boldenone undecylenate (200-400mg/week) for lean mass, or non-aromatizable drugs like Primobolan (200-300mg/week), Winstrol (20-35mg/day), or Anavar (15-20mg/day) while cutting.