Dianabol (Dbol, Methandrostenolone, Methandienone, Anabol, Methan)
Dianabol (Dbol) is the most popular steroid in the world. That’s why the steroid has so many trade and alternative names which can confused by amateur sportsmen. So if someone is referring to Dianabol, Danabol, DBOL, Methandienone, Anabol, Methan, Methanabol as androgenic anabolic steroids most likely they mean a substance with Methandrostenolone as its chemical name.
There are also thousands websites which are selling Dianabol alternatives, they claim that their products produce the same impact on the organism moreover that it does not have any side effects and it’s legal. Those websites and everyone who is advertising them are nothing but scammers. Those products can not provide even a small part of the impact of real steroids moreover their side effects have never been fully explored, even on animals.
So, what has been making dianabol the most popular steroid on the market for more than a half of the century. The steroid significantly enhances protein synthesis and increases nitrogen retention. Dianabol can be used as solo cycle and in combination with another androgenic anabolic steroids for advanced sportsmen. The steroid allows you to gain a significant amount of mass and enhance strength, also dbol improves recovery and endurance. Even on the dianabol solo cycle you can significantly increase your weight but your nutrition must be balanced. If the intake of calories is too low you will not increase mass enough on the other side of the coin if your intake of calories too high your mass will have significant percent of fat and water and it will not look very attractive. Methandrostenolone increases the level of water retention in your organism and your muscles could look like fat if the level of water retention is very high, such retention can be controlled by anti-estrogen or aromatase inhibitors.
Methandrostenolone was created by doctor John Ziegler in 1956. In 1960 methandrostenolone was introduced to the market under the trade name of Dianabol by the Ciba pharmaceutical company. Doctor John Ziegler created the steroid as a response to the Soviet Union Olympic team which used testosterone. Anabol was the first oral androgenic anabolic steroid to be synthesized and sold on the prescription market. Since that time Methanabol continues to be the most popular androgenic anabolic steroid. Lots of famous athletes have admitted to using dbol including Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Effects of Dbol
Anabol enhances protein synthesis, nitrogen retention and glycogenolysis as a result an athlete gains a decent amount of mass, increases strength and endurance and recovers faster. The amount of mass that you can gain during the bulking cycle can be very different and depends largely on nutrition, rest and genetics. It is more than possible to gain 44 pounds from a 6 week cycle but in this case the mass will contain a significant amount of fat and water. If you want to gain good quality mass the possible result for 6 weeks is 28 pounds. You almost can avoid water retention during the dianabol cycle but you can control it using aomotaze inhibitors. After the cycle the water will leave your muscles and you will lose about 10% to 30% percent of gained mass, the more water in your muscles than more weight you will lose. Methandienone is one of the best androgenic anabolic steroids for increasing strength. Dianabol is almost never used in the cutting cycles or by women athletes, the market of steroids provides better options for cycling purposes, however professional bodybuilders sometimes use it for cutting purposes, but they control their water retention very carefully.
Chemical structure of Oral Dbol
Methandienone is a structurally altered form of testosterone. Dbol is the testosterone hormone with an added methyl group at the C17 carbon position. C17 Alpha Alkylation allows the steroid to be resistant to hepatic breakdown so the steroid will not be destroyed by the liver and can successfully pass into the body. Also dianabol carries a double bond between carbons one and two. This modification reduces the hormone’s androgenic nature.
The optimal dosage for amateur athletes is 30-50 mg per day, for the first cycle in your life 30 milligrams would be enough. Dianabol possesses a half-life of 4-6 hours therefore the intake should be divided into 3-4 even parts per day. In order to decrease toxicity on the liver it’s better to use the steroid with the intake of food with water. If during the cycle you notice heavy water retention or symptoms of ginecomastia (increase in the size of male breast tissue) you should start using anti-estrogen or aromatase inhibitors. The cycle duration is 6 weeks.
We recommend to complete the post cycle therapy after the cycle. You can use 50 mg of Clomid for 14 days after the cycle, clomid can be altered by 20 mg of Tamoxifen for 14 days after the cycle.
The optimal dosages of Anabol in combination with other steroids we will be described in the future articles.
Dianabol has a serious amount of possible side effects but it is still not the most dangerous androgenic anabolic steroid and you can manage the side effects. So, the most common side effects are:
- Liver problems (hepatotoxicity), in order to avoid liver damage the cycle should not be longer than 6 weeks.
- Blood pressure (hypertension), in most cases blood pressure can be controlled by decreasing water retention, improving your diet and cardiovascular exercises also could help to reduce blood pressure.
- Ginecomastia and water retention, as I have already mentioned in this article these side effects can be treated by anti-estrogens or aromatase inhibitors.
- Baldness, decreasing estrogen can help, but this side effect depends greatly on genetic.